Call for "Iran/Contra" Impeachment Proceedings 1987 Resolution of Immediate Witness

WHEREAS, the United States Congressional hearings concerning the "Iran/Contra affair" have revealed apparent disregard by the Reagan administration for the United States Constitutional processes, a violation by this administration of laws passed by the United States Congress, and interference in the affairs of sovereign nations; and

WHEREAS, we Unitarian Universalists in the United States stand in a proud tradition that respects and upholds the Constitution of the United States; and

WHEREAS, the United States Constitution prescribes a specific process for use when leaders of its government may have violated the sacred trust which the people have invested in them;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1987 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association commends the Senate and House of Representatives for their investigation of "Iran/Contra" matters; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That this General Assembly urges in the strongest possible terms that the United States Congress broaden its investigation of illegal interventions into the internal affairs of other nations; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That this General Assembly calls for the President and the Vice President of the United States to be investigated by the United States House of Representatives for crimes against democracy which would justify trial by the Senate and warrant conviction should guilt be established; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED: That this General Assembly strongly urges its United States member societies to communicate this resolution to their elected representatives, and to seek similar action by other citizen groups.