Outer Space Resolution of the Wisconsin Green Party

Submitted by Bill Hensley <bil_h51@yahoo.com> to the Wisconsin Green Party,
and passed as a resolution on October 18th, 2003

Whereas, the peaceful exploration of Outer Space has been usurped by the militarization of Outer Space.

Whereas, the last four U.S.- backed military conflicts have used Outer Space-based technology to disrupt the computer and communication systems of sovereign states.

Whereas, the funds required for continuing peaceful Outer Space exploration have been used, instead, for the design, implementation and deployment of wasteful and dangerous Outer Space hardware, such as the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI).

Whereas, the Wisconsin Green Party calls for the end of Outer Space militarization.

Whereas, the Wisconsin Green Party recognizes the need for the inspiration and education which the peaceful exploration of Outer Space provides.

Whereas, the Wisconsin Green Party recognizes the need for Outer Space- based systems to monitor environmental conditions on Earth, to the benefit of all.

Whereas, the Wisconsin Green party recognizes that the many advances in Outer Space technology benefit all people on Earth, as well.

Whereas, the Wisconsin Green Party embraces peaceful Outer Space exploration as a means for all people on this planet to work together, rather than fight apart

Whereas, the Wisconsin Green Party recognizes that children designate Outer Space as their number one interest, even above the study of dinosaurs.

Whereas, the Wisconsin Green Party recognizes the inspiration provided to children by Outer Space exploration can prompt them to pursue Math,

Whereas, the Wisconsin Green Party proclaims that the benefits derived from inspired education would be well worth the investment in peaceful Outer Space exploration.

Now Therefore, it is resolved that the Wisconsin Green Party goes on record as opposing any form of Outer Space- based military aggression.

Let it further be resolved that the Wisconsin Green Party supports only the peaceful and sustainable exploration of Outer Space, on a case by case, mission specific basis, and supports any and all International treaties concerning peace in Outer Space.