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Create a US Department of Peace - The Time For Peace Is Now
Legislation Introduced to Create a US Department of Peace For Release: July 11, 2001 Washington, DC -- Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio today introduced legislation to create a cabinet level agency dedicated to peacemaking and the study of conditions that are conducive to peace.
"The time for peace is now," Congressman Kucinich said. "At the dawn of a new millennium, there is no better time to review age old challenges with new thinking that peace is not only the absence of violence, but the presence of a higher evolution of human awareness with respect, trust and integrity toward humankind.
Our founding fathers recognized that peace was one of the highest duties of the newly organized free and independent states. But too often, we have overlooked the long-term solution of peace for instant gratification of war. This continued downward spiral of violence must stop to ensure that future generations will live in peace."
Kucinich's legislation to create a Department of Peace focuses on individual, group and national responsibilities of holding peace as an organizing principle. The Department of Peace would focus on nonmilitary peaceful conflict resolutions, prevent violence and promote justice and democratic principles to expand human rights.
A Peace Academy, similar to the five military service academies, would be created: its graduates dispatched to troubled areas around the globe to promote nonviolent dispute resolutions.
"The challenges inherent in creating a Department of Peace are massive," said Congressman Kucinich. "But the alternatives are worse. Violence at home, in the schools, in the media, and between nations has dragged down humanity. It's time to recognize that traditional, militant objectives for peace are not working, and the only solution is to make peace the goal of a cabinet level agency."
SUMMARY OF DEPARTMENT OF PEACE LEGISLATION
Legislation introduced today by Congressman Dennis Kucinich to create a Department of Peace includes the following:
Establish a cabinet-level department in the executive branch of the Federal Government dedicated to peacemaking and the study of conditions that are conducive to both domestic and international peace. Headed by a Secretary of Peace, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.
The mission of the Department shall be to hold peace as an organizing principle; endeavor to promote justice and democratic principles to expand human rights; strengthen nonmilitary means of peacemaking; promote the development of human potential; work to create peace, prevent violence, divert from armed conflict and develop new structures in nonviolent dispute resolution; and take a proactive, strategic approach in the development of policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful resolution of conflict and structured mediation of conflict.
The Department will create and establish a Peace Academy, modeled after the military service academies, which will provide a 4 year concentration in peace education. Graduates will be required to serve 5 years in public service in programs dedicated to domestic or international nonviolent conflict resolution.
The principal officers of the Department, in addition to the Secretary of Peace will include: the Under Secretary of Peace; the Assistant Secretary for Peace Education and Training; the Assistant Secretary for Domestic Peace Activities, the Assistant Secretary for International Peace Activities; the Assistant Secretary for Technology for Peace; the Assistant Secretary for Arms Control and Disarmament; the Assistant Secretary for Peaceful Coexistence and Nonviolent Conflict Resolution; the Assistant Secretary for Human and Economic Rights; and a General Counsel.
The first day of each year, January 1st will be designated as Peace Day in the United States and all citizens should be encouraged to observe and celebrate the blessings of peace and endeavor to create peace in the coming years.
Upon receipt of these texts, I asked Carolyn Hawkins, my co-worker on these 5000 ideas, to produce a computer extract of my ideas on the creation of Ministries of Peace. The document (19 pages) was sent to Congressman Kucinich.
http://RobertMuller.org/topics/#Demilitarization%20&%20Disarmament - list of ideas on Demilitarization & Disarmament http://RobertMuller.org/ideas - lists the first 4000 ideas, with an alphabetic index in the top section of the first page.
Robert's The Miracle, Joy and Art of Living,
Volume III - The Seasons of Life
Chapter 7 - Return to Mother Earth
Humans continue to live after 'death', through their children and the good they have done. They might also leave behind a journal, correspondence, year-end family letters and possibly books of cherished memories, successes and anecdotes.
UN News: UN Chronicle, United Nations News Service, UN Wire Archive
References: Earth Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Rights of: Children,Women, IndigenousPeople
To Be Written: Rights of Nature, Birds, Animals, Fish, etc.
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