WHEREAS the government of the United States should return to its historical libertarian tradition of avoiding entangling alliances, foreign quarrels, and military adventures; and
WHEREAS the stability and security of Afghanistan lie outside the jurisdiction of the government of the United States; and
WHEREAS the Libertarian Party recognizes that the only legitimate role of the military is to defend America against direct attack or the imminent threat of attack;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Libertarian National Committee calls on the government of the United States to withdraw the armed forces of the United States from Afghanistan, without undue delay.
LNC Passes Afghanistan Resolution: Get the H*ll Out!In Libertarian on September 7, 2008 at 12:49 pm
Exciting and positive news from the LNC meeting!
The Libertarian National Committee finally passed a strongly-worded out-of-Afghanistan-now resolution. Yes, only seven years too late, but better late than never. The resolution was offered by Pat Dixon and passed ‘easily’ according to Angela Keaton, but I do not have the exact vote tally.
This resolution was, in my opinion, vital to the LP at this point to serve as a countermeasure to Obama’s obvious desire to escalate U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, and to position the LP as the legitimate Peace Party.
The resolution follows: