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Dear CCI Friends,
We are not alone––we are actually in the majority!
New polls below show agreement with us on getting out of these endless wars. Why then is militarism and resulting wars between ourselves and other countries so out of control?
Up to now the American media has supported a militaristic mindset––war looks exciting, brave and all-American! But definitely, Americans are beginning to wake up, particularly the younger business and professional class who understand they may have no future at the rate the situation is advancing.
Push with us, educate with us, email this message to friends, colleagues, university students, your business friends, family members and physicians.
Sharon Tennison, President and Founder
Center for Citizen Initiatives
January 9, 2018
A New Poll Shows the Public Is Overwhelmingly Opposed to Endless U.S. Military Interventions
There is a wide bipartisan majority that seeks an American foreign policy of realism and restraint.
By James Carden
(Bolding by S.Tennison)
Last week, the Committee for a Responsible Foreign Policy—a bipartisan advocacy group calling for congressional oversight of America’s lengthy list of military interventions abroad—released the results of a survey that show broad public support for Congress to reclaim its constitutional prerogatives in the exercise of foreign policy (see Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution) and for fewer U.S. military interventions generally. Undertaken last November by J. Wallin Opinion Research, the new survey revealed “a national voter population that is largely skeptical of the practicality or benefits of military intervention overseas, including both the physical involvement of the U.S. military and also extending to military aid in the form of funds or equipment as well.”
Dear CCI Friends,
Please educate yourself with this 9-minute TED X Talk. It is a very topical subject these days since our CDC will soon be sharing information with the public about how Americans can survive a nuclear blast. Physicists and physicians tell us a different story.
Dr. Ira Helfund does a magnificent job of describing the reality of nuclear weapons in the following link:
It has become fashionable for politicians to discuss nuclear war as though it’s survivable. This is extremely dangerous.
Weapons built today are sometimes 40 times more powerful than those exploded in Hiroshima and Nagasaki––which left generations of damage. In today’s world there would never be one bomb dropped! There would be thousands dropped in different places. The accumulated atmospheric debris would shortly occlude the sun’s rays––plants and food sources would die. The living would envy the dead.
Thank you for becoming an educator! Send to your friends, colleagues and families.
Let your public officials, your senators, the President know how you feel about such cavalier attitudes toward nuclear weapons.
President and Founder, Center for Citizen Initiatives