Thursday, May 29, 2008

Libertarian Party's Antiwar Resolution

One bright spot of the 2008 LP national convention was the passage of an antiwar resolution. It was introduced by Los Angeles County LP Vice Chair Bruce Dovner on Monday, May 26, and passed by the delegation.

Bruce has now emailed me his resolution, as passed at the national convention:

"Whereas the War in Iraq was sold to the American people based upon lies, exaggerations and half-truths,

Whereas the War in Iraq was prosecuted for the private interests of the Administration and its cronies and was not, and is not, in the national security interests of the United States,

We call for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq as quickly as can be safely accomplished."

So it's official now. The LP is an antiwar party. I especially like the wording. Very strong and uncompromising.

Curiously, I've not seen this antiwar resolution in any LP press releases. I hope that "oversight" will be rectified.

1 comment:

CarolMooreReport said...

Also note that the LP platform, from which delegates eliminated secession in 2004, has a new plank in 2008:
“3.7. Self-Determination: Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of individual liberty, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to agree to such new governance as to them shall seem most likely to protect their liberty.” Let’s remind the candidates of that frequently.