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State of the Union Response - Please Comment
January 26, 2011
PSR was pleased to hear the President of the United States celebrate the ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) in his State of the Union address. He said, "Because Republicans and Democrats approved the New START Treaty, far fewer nuclear weapons and launchers will be deployed. Because we rallied the world, nuclear materials are being locked down on every continent."
PSR believes that a stronger commitment to next steps is essential to reduce nuclear dangers. We hoped to hear him clearly state in this public forum his ongoing determination to pursue the swift ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and further cuts in our bloated nuclear arsenals, with a renewed focus on tactical nuclear weapons and non-deployed weapons.
Now is not the time for timid steps. The urgency of the threats facing us require that we act in new bold ways to secure our health and safety. If fully understood, the reality of these horrific weapons compels us to take urgent action to reduce the danger. PSR knows that the only way these weapons will not eventually be used is if they are abolished completely worldwide.
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We also note with concern the President's proposal to freeze all non-military discretionary spending for 5 years. This prejudices the bloated military budget above all else. At this critical juncture, we need to listen to the many voices calling for significant cuts in military spending. Just this week, General Colin Powell said the, "defense budget can't be sacrosanct' if Congress is serious about fixing budgetary woes."
As always, PSR seeks to prevent what we cannot cure. In this context, it is vital that we remind all our leaders that significant investment in a real clean energy future is essential to our health and our planet's survival. We should not allow dirty coal and dangerous and expensive nuclear power to be falsely included as part of a clean energy standard. Instead, we should reduce military spending and invest in green jobs as a means of growing our economy, increasing national security, and securing a safe and healthy future.
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