Working towards peace and sustainability

Declare Independence from the War Economy

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary. . .”

It has become necessary!

The War Economy is bleeding us. We can’t afford and we won’t accept Permanent War. Seven decades on a continuous wartime footing makes no sense. Too many lives are being sacrificed. Too many enemies are being created. The economic and environmental costs are unacceptable. It’s time to draw a line and say “ENOUGH!”

Please plan to join us at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 4 at the war monuments in front of the Boone County Courthouse. We plan a short gathering, including the reading of a Declaration of Independence from the War Economy. Several of us will be in costume, wearing garb similar to the colonials who issued the original Declaration. The topic is most serious, but we also plan for this to be a positive, fun event, and really hope you will carve out a small piece of your holiday to join in this.

We also are looking for folks who might be willing to help bring the declaration to the evening gatherings at Flat Branch and Peace Park, between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.  We’d appreciate it if you would contact us, either by replying to this post or by calling Mark at 573-875-0539 if you can participate in the evening.

You can read the full text of our Declaration of Independence from the War Economy if you CLICK HERE.