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Not One More!

Not One More! is dedicated to peace, justice, and human rights for all.

If we truly seek to have a peaceful and just society, an important first step would be to start voting for those candidates who actually support peace and justice for all. It is time to end the illegal and devastating wars and the continued destruction of our environment. Both mainstream parties (democrat and republican) support the continuation of the status quo (meaning more wars, more destruction of the environment; and less peace and justice for the general public).

Other issues to address include: having a government that acts in a legal and transparent manner (eliminate secret meetings); implementing healthcare for all; ending corporate bailouts with our tax dollars; making protection of our environment a priority; provide safe food, air, water, and shelter to all people. This must be addressed on a national and global level.

The first step is to stop voting for those candidates that will not publicly state they will vote to end the war and funding. Think about what it would mean if you had a candidate who would commit to the Pledge for Peace.

It has to start someplace, and it has to start now. Let it start with you. Commit to only vote for those candidates that support peace, justice, and human rights for all.

Get involved!

Not One More!

Editor's Note:

We see a continuation of the status quo:

  • the predatory actions of our corporate elite
  • the inability of our elected politicians to protect the public trust
  • destruction of the environment
  • and the failure of mainstream media to report on any substantial issue that would shed light on these injustices

It is time to recognize that many of our elected officials, the mainstream media, and the universities are working against 'We The People.' Let's stop giving our consent to these entities that continue to destroy society. While it was nice to see the Occupy Movement come to Main Street, the issues have not been resolved.


The 2012 Presidential election again offered democratic and republican candidates who have a history of supporting the interests of the corporate elite. This comes at the expense of the general public, third world countries, the environment, and human rights for all. Voting for either candidate only serves to give our consent to the corporate elite.

Once again, mainstream media reports make it seem that there is a difference between the democratic and the republican parties. Nothing could be further from the truth. While there are minor differences, both parties work together to support a war based economy, continue to give corporate bailouts, and promote policies that are destroying the environment for financial profit. They system is working exactly like they want it to. They fail to end corporate corruption because they benefit from it.

Of course, mainstream media always seems to find some excuse not to report the real news in a timely and accurate manner as they continue to act as weapons of mass distraction.

The wars and Wall Street handouts continue unchallenged, while real issues, like joblessness, healthcare, and environmental concerns are ignored or marginalized. As a result, real solutions are never discussed. Unfortunately, the public would is more comfortable hearing the lies than seeking the truth.

An old indian saying: It is hard to wake up a man who is pretending to be asleep.

We need each voter's voice to speak up. Voting for the lesser two evils still leaves us with evil. We need to identify our priorities, and find a candidate who will represent us. The problem is the 535 elected officials (senators and representatives) continually fail to act in the interests of 'we the people.'

Not One More! supports the idea of voting for third party candidates. Can we afford to keep voting for the two corporate parties (republicans or the democrats) while they continue to fund the wars and supporting corporate interests over the public good?

While George Bush Jr is old news, unfortunately many of his policies aren't. The current administration (Mr. Obama) is carrying out many of the same policies. It was wrong when George Bush did it, and it is wrong when Obama does it.

The Tea party is another corporate shill that pretends to be for the people while being funded by the Koch brothers and tobacco interests (corporate billionaires).


"I'd rather vote for what I want and not get it than vote for what I don't want, and get it." - Eugene Debs


And please remember, there was never any connection between September 11, 2001 and Saddam. Not one of the hijackers were Iraqi.

 

Support our troops, bring them home.

Check out the 2006 documentary, An Unreasonable Man, about Ralph Nader.

"I’ve learned from past experience that if you want to attain a goal you’ve got to be willing to lose and lose and lose, until either you prevail or those who come after you prevail. But a lot of people don’t like to lose, or they can’t endure losing. Well, I can do both—I can endure winning and I can endure losing. Enduring winning means that you don’t get satisfied with what you’ve accomplished, you keep going; you don’t become a jet-setter. And enduring losing means that you lay the basis for another push, for another struggle, for more and more people supporting reform." Ralph Nader Read more

 

Not One More!

Not one more war.

Not one more needless death.

Not one more injustice.

Not one more dollar wasted on protecting corporate profits at the expense of the American people.

Not one more rigged election.

Not one more time will I vote for a politician who doesn't deliver on their promises.

Not one more politician who is more concerned about getting corporate payoffs and re-election than carrying out the job of being a representative of the people.

 

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

— John F. Kennedy


Mission Accomplished? [May 1, 2011]

Bin Laden is not the reason we are in the Middle East wars, and his death/execution won't bring about the end of the wars.

Early news reports of his death say he resisted, but maybe that is a normal reaction to getting shot in the head. It turns out Bin Laden was unarmed. Oh well. And the reports that he used his wife to shield him were also bogus. Who knows what else is bogus?

The problem is that our news media act as glorified secretaries, taking each government (or corporate) press release and reprinting it as news regardless of the truth.

Remember how Saddam was falsely held responsible for September 11th by Bush and Cheney, the claim parroted by the media in the buildup to that war? That false belief became ‘fact’ for many people, long after Bush and Cheney were forced to retract their earlier false statements.

 Why did they lie? Because lies work. You can create the false narrative, put down anybody who questions it as being unpatriotic, and the lie becomes the new reality, at least for the unquestioning general public. Delay the truth for as long as you can, and more people will believe the manufactured myth.  Mission Accomplished.

You cannot have a corrupted government without having a corrupted news media. You cannot have peace without justice, and you cannot have justice if it is based on lies.


Cindy Sheehan, long time spokesperson for the peace and justice movement.

"I have invested everything I have into trying to bring peace with justice to a country that wants neither."  

~Cindy Sheehan, May 29, 2007


Myanmar... Darfur... Palestine  - Will the US Government, which supposedly is promoting freedoms for people, help the people who are asking? For the latest news go to www.Antiwar.com


So much violence, so little peace.

Articles of Interest:

Robert Fisk - The Only Lesson We Ever Learn is that We Never Learn, excellent article on why five years after the start of the war, we still haven't learned anything from this deadly decision said in typical Robert Fisk manner.

 Bill Moyers A Time For Anger, A Call To Action "The only answer to organized money is organized people." 

Ron Kovic: Breaking the Silence of the Night -  A most incredible article by Ron Kovic of Born on the Fourth of July fame. He explains how he made the personal transformation from a 'patriotic' soldier in the Vietnam War to a patriotic anti-war spokesperson. Published by Truthdig. And he has a new article dated December 9, 2010, A letter from Ron Kovic to young veterans and GIs on the March Forward website.

Hypocrites and Liars by Cindy Sheehan - A powerful article by Ms. Sheehan saying that nobody should be sitting on the fence anymore as to whether we should still be in Iraq.


NOT ONE MORE! This web site was started in 2006 with the intent to get Presidential candidates, especially in the Democratic Party, to support a policy based on peace and justice by publicly committing to the Pledge for Peace. We all saw what Bush and company were doing to the United States, Iraq, and the rest of the world. We were also not so naive to think that this was a 'republican' problem

We continue to see the Democratic Party leadership let down the progressive movement with the continuation of the war, not considering universal health care (single payer or medicare for all), corporate bailouts, increasing the bloated military budgets, etc.

2008 had a democrat as President and democrat majorities in both houses, and yet they failed to implement 'progressive' policies like ending the war and protecting the environment from corporate predatory actions. The reality is clear, it isn't that the democratic party 'can't' fix the problems, it's that they "won't" fix the problems. Their unequivocal support for the corporate elite is clearly evident, even if it meant acting contrary to the public good and the constitution.

If you want change, you have to make a change. When you vote for the lesser of two evils, don't be surprised when it is all said and done that you still have evil. After all, when you are on a path, eventually you get to its destination.

Vote third party.

 

What is the Next Step?

Vote for those candidates that support your values. Don't compromise basic principles of peace, justice, and human rights. It is not about winning. It is about voting for those candidates that reflect your values.

Demand that your elected representatives act in a manner that protects and promotes peace and justice. Secondly, make those responsible accountable for their actions. It is clear that the president lied to the American people and violated U.S. and International law. Impeachment would be an appropriate first step.

Only when there are sufficient voices to call for change, will change be made. It may be your voice that causes the change, or it may need 1,000,000 other voices. But without your voice it will be one less voice away from what is needed for change. Please use your voice.

 


An Open Letter to our Elected Officials and Community Members:

TO:  This challenge is to any potential candidate who wants to get the support of the 'peace and justice' voters. This especially applies to the democratic candidates.

War is not ther answer.What:  If you support the peace process and want to get the peace and justice vote, make a Pledge for Peace statement that: 

  • The current process of war is wrong, illegal, and a violation of basic human rights.

  • The  stated reasons for the war are based on lies, deceit and misinformation.

  • Stop any and all abuse and torture, whether in Guantanamo Bay or Abu Graibs or any other facility under the control of the US. you had previously supported the war, admit that it was a mistake (if you had voted to give the president authority to go to war, or made statements supporting the war effort, now is the time to admit that you made a mistake, not two years from now). (And thanks to Senator Russell Feingold, and others who have made a public stand.)

Coffins of US SoldiersWhen:  We ask that you make this Pledge for Peace as soon as possible, as each day we wait is another day of people dying needlessly. In fact, some people will not support any candidate that hasn't already made the determination that this War is a mistake and contrary to the basic principles of liberty, peace, justice, and truth.

peace signsIf you cannot support the peace process in this timely manner, then the "peace and justice" movement cannot consider supporting you.  Every day you wait is a betrayal to peace and justice, and a horrible tragedy to those who will die, get maimed, or traumatized by the reality of war. Now is the time to stand up against the U.S. occupation.

Why:  There is enough evidence at the present time for a rational person to make a determination beyond a reasonable doubt that these wars are based on lies, and is illegal under both U.S. and International laws. To support the wars is contrary to basic democratic principles of freedom and liberty.

No blood for oil.The appropriate peace and justice candidate would already be outraged at the lies and manipulations of the current and previous administrations. They would be formulating an exit strategy that would include turning interim US occupation authority over to a truly international peace-keeping authority. They would not support permanent US military bases in Iraq or bombing in Pakistan.

Nor would they believe that to withdraw from this illegal war is a dishonor to the soldiers who have already died. It is hard to believe that those soldiers who have already made the ultimate sacrifice would want another of their brothers and sisters to die in vain for a lie.

The truly peace and justice candidate would be speaking out now, and not two years from now. Now is the time to publicly speak out and be counted. We are looking for leaders, not followers. We are looking for solutions, not political posturing. We are looking for a candidates who can publicly state that this war, based on lies and misrepresentations, is a mistake.

We have waited long enough.

Not one more!


Not One More Original Pledge For Peace Letter

Elected Official's Pledge:

I publicly declare that:

- The wars are being carried out in violation of U.S. law and International law. The war is contrary to the basic principles of a democratic and just society, and fails to protect basic human rights.

- The reasons cited for going to war are based on lies, deceit, and fabrications.

- In compliance with the rules under the Geneva Convention, I further declare to immediately stop any and all  torture and abuse at Guantanamo Bay, Abu Graibs prison, and any other facility that is under the U.S. control or its direction. I will end the current 'enemy combatants' policy, and treat them in accordance and protections provided under international law and the Geneva Convention.

- I pledge to make non-violence the primary mechanism for conflict resolution.

[The original Pledge requested that this this public declaration be made by February 20, 2006, President's Day. Obviously, none of the mainstream candidates thought it was necessary.]

This is suggested wording. Each person has to evaluate their own beliefs and values, and publicly declare what they believe in and what they are willing to stand for.

 

Community Member's Pledge:

As a community member of a caring society that supports peaceful efforts, human rights, and justice for all, I declare that I will only vote for, and support, any candidate who is able to publicly declare that:

- The reasons for the war are based on lies and deceit.

- The war is wrong because it violates U.S. and International laws, and the basic principles of a democratic and just society. We must protect basic human rights for all.

- They will act in accordance with the rules under the Geneva Convention, and immediately stop any and all torture and abuse at Guantanamo Bay, Abu Graibs prison, and any other facility that is under the U.S. control or its direction. The U.S. should not be conducting or condoning torture.

- They agree to making non-violence a platform of their candidacy.

 

Now is the time to oppose this unjust war, and I cannot in good conscience allow this travesty continue, or support any candidate who has chosen to let it continue.

Note: This pledge can apply to any candidate running for any elected office.

This is suggested wording. Each person has to evaluate their own beliefs and values, and publicly declare what they believe in and what they are willing to stand for.

War creates peace like hate creates love. ~David L. Wilson

 
 
Quotes

[Let's] express the reality of war by showing that it represents not, primarily, victory or defeat, but the total failure of the human spirit. ~Robert Fisk (reporter for the Independent out of UK)

War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious.  ~General Smedley Butler

Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.  ~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Although tyranny...may successfully rule over foreign peoples, it can stay in power only if it destroys first of all the national institutions of its own people.  ~Hannah Areddt

The de facto role of the US armed forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault.  ~Major Ralph Peters, US Military

The worst crimes were dared by a few, willed by more and tolerated by all.  ~Tacitus

'In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.' ~From The Great Law of The Iroquois Confederacy

Imagine. ~ John Lennon

 

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PEACE

"There is no peace without justice. And there is no justice if it is based on lies." ~ Attila Gyenis

Peace, justice and human rights for all.

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