Congressional Leaders, Reject ‘Stand Your Ground’ Foreign Policy: Don’t Call the Vote to Bomb Syria!
The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) demand that leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi NOT call the vote to authorize the use of military force in Syria.
We demand this for several reasons:
1. US Military Intervention will not bring justice, self determination, safety, security or freedom to the people of Syria. We believe that military attack being proposed to the crisis in Syria will only make the suffering of the Syrian people worse. The best most humane way forward is a peaceful, political settlement with all sides of the conflict at the table and expanding humanitarian aid for Syrian Refugees.
2. BYP100 has no confidence in this Congress’s ability to make sound decisions about foreign policy when it has consistently failed to make sound domestic policy. It is our belief that such an intervention would perpetuate the injustice black people in the United States are facing today. Congress committing Americans to pay for a unnecessary military intervention while refusing to pay for vital social and community Services within the United States as a whole and the Black community in particular due to sequestration budget cuts to vital programs, including SNAP and Head Start, is wrong, unjust and immoral.
3. BYP100 rejects this ‘Stand Your Ground’ approach to foreign policy because one government that is empowered to police the world is no different than Florida gun owners who are empowered by unjust laws to shoot first and ask questions later.
For more information, view the blog post here: http://byp100.blackyouthproject.com/?p=158