north korea

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Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Michael Goldstein

Pledge Not to Fund Nuclear War in Korea

Amid the welter of Donald Trump's ugly tweets on so many topics, we need to recognize the emergency created by those threatening to annihilate the people and land of North Korea. Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to destroy North Korea, a country of 25,000,000 people, if its leaders don't cease building a nuclear deterrent to threatened attacks from the U.S. We are a country that has never acknowledged its barbarous bombing campaign in the Korean War and that has refused Pyongyang's pleas for a peace agreement in favor of painful economic and diplomatic isolation and frequent military maneuvers threatening an attack. Korea knows our disastrous record of "regime change" in countries that we don't like, if they lack the capacity to inflict damage on the U.S.  From G.W. Bush's proclaiming the country part of an "Axis of Evil" to Barack Obama's excepting the country from his historic no-first-strike pledge, we have given ongoing reasons for the DPRK to create a credible deterrent to U.S. attack. Like the "telephone tax" resisters against the Vietnam War, we can decline to voluntarily finance the war machine that Trump wants to use. (Criminal prosecution for this misdemeanor is "currently almost unheard of." The pledge guarantees that signers are committed to tax resistance only if a quarter of a million of us do the same. Because it is directed to its originator, your name will not be sent to any government official. "We, the undersigned, pledge to use every non-fraudulent means to withhold our federal income tax payments (increasing the withholding allowances on a W-4 given to employers, failing to make self-employed estimated tax payments, not paying April 15 balances) until the United States officially repudiates its threats of resumed war against North Korea and enters into the Korean Peninsula disarmament negotiations supported by every other country in the region. We are, however, committed to act on this pledge only after being notified that 250,000 people have signed it."

Michael Goldstein
88 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to US Congress, president Trump

White House and Congress Must Obey Constitution; People Must be Consulted before war is chosen!

The chances of war on the Korean peninsula are greater today than at any time since the armistice was signed in 1953.  Should a new war break out there, it would be orders of magnitude more violent, bloody, and destructive than anything we've experienced since 9/11 – and the cost to US troops could be horrific.   Before another American service member is asked to die in an overseas war, we ask you to sign this petition indicating you agree the people in America have authority over the government and that before any decision for war is made, the people must be consulted, the Constitution must be honored, and Congress must debate the matter.        The Statement: We, the people of the United States, make known our will that before any order for military action against North Korea is given which could commit the United States to war, the Congress must first debate the matter and approve. The lives of our service members are far too precious to risk in a war that the American people do not agree is necessary and may not support. Diplomatic means of dealing with the threat from North Korea have yet to be exhausted.  There is still hope for an effective non-military solution.  If the president has tried every non-lethal means to keep America safe and believes military action is the last option remaining, then let him publicly make his case. The Constitution is unequivocal: the President does have the authority to respond to an attack on the United States with all the force at his command, but only the Congress has the authority to authorize a war of choice. We, the people, insist on a return to the constitutional exercise of the war powers and demand a voice in the decision as to whether the US should go to war. The stakes for the entire country of a war that could turn nuclear are too great to be left to the preferences of a single person.  We urge you to take up your responsibility as a US citizen and make your voice heard by signing this petition.  For more information, see our website at: Strength Thru Peace  With great respect,  Daniel L. Davis, Lt. Col. US Army, ret

Daniel Davis
472 supporters