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1980 Business Resolution

WHEREAS, the Congress is now considering the President's report for funding to resume draft registration; and

WHEREAS, Unitarian Universalist resolutions have:

  1. Affirmed that the settlement of international conflicts by war is inconsistent with our commitments under the Charter of the United Nations;
  2. Urged that the Selective Service System be abolished and replaced by an all-volunteer force; and
  3. Opposed the resumption of draft registration and conscription; and
WHEREAS, registration for the Selective Service is a first step toward resumption of military conscription and represents a further move toward militarizing our society and is evidence of a growing reliance on military responses to world conflict situations;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That a majority of the UUA Board of Trustees reaffirms the General Assemblies' opposition to draft registration and conscription by calling upon the US Congress to reject the President's request for a supplemental appropriation to commence registration of American youth for military service and calls upon Unitarian Universalists to urge their Senators and Members of Congress to oppose appropriations for draft registration.

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