[Hpn] From wtinker@metrocast.net: Petition the President

wtinker@metrocast.net wtinker@metrocast.net
Fri, 6 Aug 2004 14:21:09 -0400 (EDT)

 By signing thais petition President Bush will be informed that we citizens still believe in human rights and international law!
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									  <P>Memorial Day and the May 29th Dedication of the WWII Memorial offers the President an opportunity to declare America&rsquo;s unequivocal support for the Geneva Conventions and the framework of law that came about following World War II. <B>Join us in calling on President Bush to restore America&rsquo;s reputation as a champion of international law, human rights and the high ideals for which we stand.</B><BR>
  <I>Notable supporters of the petition include:</I><BR>
  Captain Kris Kristofferson, USA, Grammy Award-winning Singer/Songwriter<BR>
  Vice Admiral Ralph Weymouth, USN, Retired, World War II veteran<BR>
  Raymond C. Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America<BR>
  Rev. Robert Edgar, National Council of Churches, six-term Member of Congress<BR>
  Rev. Jim Winkler, United Methodist General Board of Church and Society<BR>
  Robert K. Musil, Ph.D, M.P.H., Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility<BR>
  Specialist Erik K. Gustafson, USA, Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC)<BR>
  Specialist Charles Sheehan-Miles, USA, Veterans for Common Sense (VCS)</P></td>
						<P><I>&ldquo;<B>We, the undersigned citizens of the United States</B>, affirm the international cooperation, universal humanitarian principles, and human rights law that arose from the ashes of World War II, thanks to the unprecedented national sacrifice and service of a generation of Americans.<BR>
  We call upon President George W. Bush to honor that legacy by rededicating our nation to the Geneva Conventions, the Charter of the United Nations, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a framework of law that protects the lives and dignity of civilians, prisoners of war, and wounded combatants &ndash; including the Iraqi people and our men and women serving today in Iraq.&rdquo;</I></P>
Sign the petition by visiting:</P>
<p><a href="http://www.veteransforcommonsense.org/petition.cfm">http://www.veteransforcommonsense.org</a></p>