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1973 General Resolution

WHEREAS, the United States has been responsible for death, destruction and defoliation in Southeast Asia;

BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1973 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association:

  1. Condemns the continued bombing of Cambodia and Laos, and supports the Congressional cut-off of all funds for military activity on, over, or from off the shores of Cambodia, Laos, and North and South Vietnam; and
  2. Urges that all remaining US military personnel and military advisors be immediately brought home from Southeast Asia;
  3. That the United States contribute adequate funds to appropriate United Nations agencies for the rehabilitation and restoration of North and South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia;
  4. That United States citizenship be granted to all children fathered by American personnel in Southeast Asia if the mothers and children so desire;
  5. That American immigration and adoptive procedures be simplified so as to encourage adoption of such children by American families;
  6. That a constitutional amendment be enacted clarifying the prerogatives of the Congress's war-making powers in such a way as to prevent future wars of aggression by Presidential fiat; and
  7. That, pending the amendment of the Constitution, the Congress pass one of the bills now under consideration in the House and Senate to limit the President's power to conduct warfare.

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