The Higher Ground Moral Declaration

ON War Mongering and the Military

Moral and Constitutional Foundation

Isaiah 2:4. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

John 10:10. I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly

Preamble of the Constitution of the United States. We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”

Questions for Candidates

The United States spends more money on war than on programs to house, feed, provide health care for the people. Do you support programs that combat this resource inequality and instead promote the life and livelihood of all human beings?

Although we call our veterans the nation’s heroes, we fail to provide them and their families with adequate pay, quality health care, and other needed supports to prepare and return from war. Do you believe in supporting our troops by ensuring that we adequately provide for them and their families?

Do you denounce war-mongering and efforts to create more conflict and division within and between nations?

We believe peace is a moral issue. Do you? If not, please explain why.