DIE FOR WAR OR FIGHT FOR PEACE.
Occupy Peace is designed to stir grassroots initiatives across the country to demand peace by holding elected officials accountable for senselessly prompting war.
But we are more than a movement, we have an Action Plan that will bring Peace and Prosperity.
Action Plan that will bring Peace and Prosperity
No Foreign Entanglements
Honor Thy Founding Fathers. No Foreign Entanglements. No regime change. It’s not about isolation, it’s about non-intervention. Help where we can but mind our own business. We are not the world’s police but we can help negotiate for peace solutions. Currently we’re not placing emphasis on diplomatic solutions to tensions and conflicts around the world. Instead we are relying on military threats and demonstrations of power.
Bring Troops Home
We do not need 800 military bases with hundreds of thousands of troops in 80 countries at a cost of between $150-$250 BILLION a year. We need to reexamine completely what it is the U.S. seeks to do worldwide and the role of the military in our foreign policy. The people of the U.S. are simply not aware that our military foreign policy has been a disaster and that our intervention, our invasion of and occupation of other countries is the reason so many hate us.
Use the military returning from foreign bases we close and other military resources and funding to rebuild our country’s rotting infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers recently gave the U.S. infrastructure an overall grade of D+, the same score it received in 2013. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed solutions for our toughest challenges and can execute those solutions quickly and cost-efficiently using our military and the private sector.
Only Congress Can Vote For War
The last time Congress passed joint resolutions saying that a “state of war” existed was 1942. Since then, the US has used the term “authorization to use military force”, as it did against Iraq in 2003. The post-9/11 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against al-Qaeda offered American presidents broad war-making powers. Both democrats and republicans agree the AUMF is constitutionally absurd. It’s time to give Congress control again.
We The People Decide
We the People tell Congress what we want regarding going to war, supporting conflicts and even the size of the defense. This is the first stage of direct democracy. Corporate lobbyists dictate policy to U.S. law makers and federal agencies with billions of dollars annually in “campaign contributions” and other perks. Evolving blockchain technology can provide a solid platform for online voting by We the People to facilitate direct democracy.