Saturday, April 8, 2006


 Earth Citizen Pledge

"Aware of the vastness of the universe and the uniqueness of life, I
accept and affirm my responsibility as an Earth Citizen to nurture and
care for our planet as a peaceful, harmonious home where life may

Believing that each of us can make a difference, I pledge to persevere in
Waging Peace.  With my spirit, intellect, and energy I shall strive to:

* Reverse the nuclear arms race, and end this omnicidal threat to the
continuation of life;

* Redirect scientific and economic resources from the destructive
pursuit of weapons technologies to the beneficial tasks of ending
hunger, disease, and poverty;

* Break down barriers between people and nations, and by acts of
friendship, reduce tensions and suspicions;

* Live gently on the Earth, reclaiming and preserving the natural
beauty and profound elegance of our land, mountains, oceans, and sky;

* Teach others, by my words and deeds, to accept all members of the
human family, and to love the Earth, and live with dignity and justice
upon it."

--From Waging Peace II

Found at this website

And this from another section of the website.

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone; it is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hope of its children." --Dwight D. Eisenhower

Odd how one of America's most successful generals really hated war. It was something you waged as a last resort, not the first tool in the kit.

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