Police Repression 1970 General Resolution

SHARING the fears of such authorities as Arthur Goldberg and Roy Wilkins, etc., regarding governmental terror campaigns against dissenting groups;

ACKNOWLEDGING the findings of the federal grand jury that local police and federal government agencies conspired to conceal evidence of an illegal police raid;

CONCERNED about the danger that present conspiracy statutes constitute a long step toward thought control and totalitarian government;

BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1970 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association condemns all attempts of the federal government and the local governmental units to suppress dissenting groups by the use of illegal force and by repressive legislation typified by the conspiracy statutes which intimidate people and weaken their determination to exercise their First Amendment rights. We urge all legislative bodies in the country to reject any such legislation and rescind any enacted in the past. We urge individual members and local parishes to give active support to all those affected by these repressive measures.