HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.C.R. NO.

35

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 
   


HOUSE CONCURRENT

RESOLUTION

 

REQUESTING A CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTION THAT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF EVERY MILITARY AND SECURITY PREPARATIONS AND OPERATIONS DOLLAR BE EARMARKED FOR A PEACEMAKING PROCESS.

 

WHEREAS, on December 7, 1941, the United States and the Territory of Hawaii suffered the ravages of an act of war at Pearl Harbor; and

WHEREAS, on September 11, 2001, the United States once again suffered as terrorists attacked in New York City and Washington, D.C.; and

WHEREAS, unless we as a nation and a member of the world community seek to balance our need for security through increased military and security preparations and operations with an equally valued commitment to resolving on a peaceful basis the short- and long-range issues posed by the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on America, we will be unalterably immersed in an ever-spiraling dance of death and revenge which historically has failed to resolve the root issues of the Middle Eastern crisis; and

WHEREAS, the State of Hawaii offers an unparalleled setting for encouraging peaceful resolution of disputes, both in its physical and human resources; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Twenty-First Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2002, the Senate concurring, that the Hawaii Congressional Delegation is requested to introduce a resolution in the United States Congress urging that:

(1) A significant portion of every dollar appropriated and expended on military and security preparations and operations be earmarked for developing and implementing a peacemaking process to address the issue of planetary terrorism and its myriad roots;

(2) A worldwide conference of peacemakers be convened in Hawaii and jointly hosted by the United Nations and the State of Hawaii;

(3) Participants at the conference be chosen from professional, indigenous, and lay peacemakers from around the world and be underwritten by funds appropriated under paragraph (1);

(4) Participants be reflective of a broad spectrum of ethnic, religious, gender, age, and others who have suffered the ravages of war and terrorism; and

(5) The results of the conference be presented to the United Nations and the United States Congress;

and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Hawaii Congressional Delegation and the Governor of Hawaii.

 

 

 

OFFERED BY:

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Report Title:

World Peace; Hawaii Conference