Michelle Rosenthal

social worker, Dr Susan Smith McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

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Upholding the policy of peace of the Kellogg Briand Pact of 1928 which is an international agreement still on the books is needed right now.

In 1928 many countries of the world agreed to peaceful policies of peace and to refrain from war by signing the Kellogg Briand Pact. As we know the peace agreement broke down quickly there after but the pact still remains on the books as international law. Is it possible for us to return to this pact and get back on tract from here. Humanity can never win at war and the quicker we realize this the better our chances at survival are. Please do all that you can to help humanity eliminate war as a foreign policy option. All of our discoveries on Earth will become meaningless if we continue on destructive paths. We have to stay focused on saving life on Earth, on improving our environment, dealing with waste management, harnessing renewable energy, feeding the hungry battling disease. We do not have the time, money or effort for war. Our economy may collapse if we continue to build the national debt to pay for destructive wars. We need to promote peace and engage all leaders and people into that process. We have to be smarter than falling for the old tricks that have goated humans into fighting since the beginning of time. Have we not learned anything in all these centuries? Are we capable of a mass destruction of all weapons on Earth and living just as simple humans, not armed to the hilt with the ability to destroy all life on Earth?

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    Oct 4 2011: Michelle, Can you tell us where to get more information on this pact and give us ideas of how to encourage its implementation or use, please?
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      Oct 5 2011: Thanks for writing back to me. I sent a 20 page email to each of the 100 senators. I plan to send it to many politicians.
      See: When the World Outlawed War
      • Posted by David Swanson on September 26, 2011 at 4:10pm to the Peace Collaborative and Development Network at:
      http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/profiles/blog/show?id=780588%3ABlogPost%3A624619&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_post
      and
      http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/imt/kbpact.htm

      You may start a petition at www.whitehouse.gov/petitons or through the many online free petition services to try to get people's attention. Can you imagine if we can get people to really rally around striving for peace on Earth and we all devote our talents and skills at finding or refinding the path to peace. We really have to, we have no real choice in this matter. We have to stop fighting or we may all wind up causing an extinction of life on Earth then humanity all couldl ask ourselves what in the world were we all fighting for and was it worth it? The answer is no. If we are going to get to peace on Earth how can we get there? Lets start going on that path now. I hope we can get the countries to return to the agreement that is on the books already.

      Treaty between the United States and other Powers providing for the renunciation of war as an instrument of national policy. Signed at Paris, August 27, 1928; ratification advised by the Senate, January 16, 1929; ratified by the President, January 17, 1929; instruments of ratification deposited at Washington by the United States of America, Australia, Dominion of Canada, Czechoslovkia, Germany, Great Britain, India, Irish Free State, Italy, New Zealand, and Union of South Africa, March 2, 1929: By Poland, March 26, 1929; by Belgium, March 27 1929; by France, April 22, 1929; by Japan, July 24, 1929; proclaimed, July 24, 1929.

      It would be great if a TED talk can discuss this topic, possibly David Swanson would be willing to give it. We can all spread the word.