Resolution 2023-2: Move to Amend & Democracy

Election Results: Passed
Approve: 78

Disapprove: 11

Abstain: 11

Whereas, VFP members are keenly aware that U.S. corporations dictate U.S. foreign policy and anyone who doubts that has only to read Smedley Butler’s “War Is A Racket,” and;

Whereas, through too many decades of bitter experience we have become expert at “fighting fires,” that is, resisting every new weapons system, invasion, bloated War Department budget, working diligently against each one as the trend only worsens, and;

Whereas, our allies in every movement to protect human rights and the planet are in the same reactionary position we are – fighting one corporate harm after another, with our own government being our biggest barrier, and;

Whereas, we so often hear from victims of U.S. foreign policy that the best thing we can do for them is get our corporations and our government off their backs, and;

Whereas, Veterans For Peace is in a key position to help the peace movement and our allies switch from fire-fighting to fire prevention, that is, to eliminate corporate control of our government and increase the power of democracy, and;

Whereas, Move to Amend with affiliates throughout U.S., is the premier organization working to strip corporations of all the constitutional rights they have usurped, rights that were originally meant only for people;

Therefore, be it resolved that Veterans For Peace urges it’s members and Chapters become active in Move To Amend ( and it’s work to add the We The People Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that unequivocally states that inalienable rights belong to human beings only, and that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaigns.

Submitted by:

Mike Ferner, VFP Executive Director and Member-at-Large
Co-sponsored by: Ray McGovern, Mark Foreman, Gene Marx, Doug Ryder, Joey King, Ed
Flaherty, Barry Reisch, Tarak Kauff, John Amidon, and Jack Gilroy.