Non Violent Resolution of Disputes
Does any person have a secure right to anything that they do not have the personal power to defend? If the answer is no, preparations in matters of self defense, both armed and unarmed, are necessary to the security of the People's assumed rights. However, those preparations should not be interpreted as an endorsement of violence to resolve a dispute. On the contrary, preparation for violence can actually deter it. "If you wish for peace, prepare for war". As long as our species are not unanimous in the philosophy of non violent resolution of disputes such preparations will be an unfortunate necessity.
I propose that we of the GD declare our intent to do all within our ability to prepare, both as individuals and collectively, to defend our assumed rights, with the understanding that the use of violence to do so is a counter productive failure, although sometimes regrettably necessary.
"To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.” Sun Tsu
" ... to be able to win without fighting you must have excellent Kung Fu" - unknown : ) > -