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:
- 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;
- 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;
- To give all persons discharged under the conditions of amnesty outlined in paragraph 1 an honorable discharge.