1975 General Resolution

WHEREAS, President Ford's program of conditional clemency and earned re-entry for draft evaders and deserters of the Indochina War has failed in a large majority of cases to aid those it was purported to help and has failed to meet the moral issue of reuniting our people without moralistic recrimination;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1975 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association reaffirm its 1973 Resolution on amnesty and urge the Congress of the United States:

  1. To enact a universal and unconditional amnesty for all military resisters (deserters and draft evaders) in exile, in prison, or underground or who, in opposition to the Indochina War, have been arrested and/or convicted or are in civilian or military prisons;
  2. To clear the records of those arrested or in prison and those being sought for prosecution because of failure to serve in/or opposition to the Indochina War;
  3. To give all persons discharged under the conditions of amnesty outlined in paragraph 1 an honorable discharge.

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