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Want to know why I am a proud member of the Oregon Progressive Party, this is just one reason:

Sent: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 11:46:24 AM
Subject: Progressive Party Condemns U.S. Military Intervention in Libya

April 5, 2011

The Oregon Progressive Party condemns U.S. intervention in Libya. President Obama and his administration have acted in violation of the Constitution and democratic principles, as U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich stated on Thursday, March 31, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Launching wars without congressional approval, when there is no threat to the U.S., is unconstitutional.

The U.S. government has a long history of supporting cruel and violent dictators and engaging in interventionalist military policies when it best suits our geopolitical needs at the expense of humanitarian needs at home and abroad. The wars and occupations supposedly to secure U.S. economic and political interests in Iraq and Afghanistan are perfect examples of this policy continued under the Bush administration and now by Obama.

American tax dollars should not go to supporting the military industrial complex and foreign military adventurism but rather to build up our crumbling infrastructure, improve schools, restore social services, and ensure the gainful employment that Oregonians and Americans sorely require.

The Oregon Progressive Party was founded on the principle the United States shall seek the peaceful, non-military resolution of disputes, reduce spending on war planning, equipment, and personnel, and respect the sovereignty of other nations and peoples.


Alaina Melville

Progressive Party of Oregon
320 SW Stark Street #202
Portland, OR 97204