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1980 General Resolution

WHEREAS, the United States Congress is now considering new funding for the multi-billion dollar Missile Experimental (MX) Missile System; and

WHEREAS, the MX Missile System represents a major escalation of the arms race; and

WHEREAS, the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1979 affirmed that reversal of the arms race must be the overwhelming priority on the human agenda because escalating military power:

  1. Diverts crucial resources from human and environmental needs;
  2. Contributes to runaway inflation and inhibits full employment;
  3. Leads toward the certainty of planetary holocaust; and
WHEREAS, the MX is a destabilizing, potentially first-strike nuclear weapon system; and

WHEREAS, there is widespread opposition by the citizens of Nevada and Utah where the MX is slated to be deployed;

BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1980 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association calls upon Unitarian Universalists to urge members of Congress to vote against further funding for the MX Missile System, and to urge direct funding to domestic human services programs; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That this Assembly reaffirms the 1979 Peace and Disarmament resolution and calls upon the US Government to seek prompt negotiations with the nuclear powers for a mutual moratorium on nuclear weapons systems.

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