Protect the rights of conscientious objectors in the military
  • Petitioned Barack Obama

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President of the United States
Barack Obama
President of the United States

Protect the rights of conscientious objectors in the military

    1. Petition by

      James M. Branum

      Oklahoma City, OK

We the undersigned, are concerned that most members of the US military do not know that they have the right to seek to be discharged on the grounds of conscientious objection to war under the law (more detailed information on our concerns can be found at

We are asking that you direct the Department of Defense to created appropriate DOD regulations that require:

1. that all servicemembers be notified of their right to seek a discharge on the grounds of conscience, on at least an annual basis, 

2. that MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) not just ask if a recruit is a C.O. (as is current practice), but also to explain what a C.O. is, and 

3. that all officers, officer candidates and NCO’s be trained on the essential elements of the DOD and appropriate branch specific regulations on conscientious objection.


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    Reasons for signing

    • Mike DePue SPRINGFIELD, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      When people finaally come to their senses, let'em out!

    • Andrew Heugel BREWSTER, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      The Department of "Defense" should vigorously support the right of its personnel to resign their positions as employees in good standing, or be renamed the Department of War. And, if America is the peace loving nation that it claims to be, why are there numerous parades and holidays where we the peons are are exhorted to honor America's war "heroes" but hardly ever a mention of the peacemakers?

      If our species is to survive on a reasonably green planet, we will need the peacemakers far more than the warriors and certainly much more than the war mongers and war profiteers!


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