Military personnel a vital part of Libertarian Party

Pete Rohrman, Libertarian for NJ Gov
Pete Rohrman
2017 Libertarian for Gov (NJ)
Infantry Platoon Sergeant
Marine Corps

May 31, 2017

Today the Libertarian National Committee passed the following resolution pertaining to U.S. military policy and the importance of present and former military personnel in the party’s membership:

“Whereas, We support the maintenance of a sufficient military to defend the United States against aggression and believe that the United States should both avoid entangling alliances and abandon its attempts to act as policeman for the world;

“Whereas, We oppose any form of compulsory national service and recognize that many members of the military were unjustly conscripted in the past;

“Whereas, Most voluntary members of the military joined with the idea and/or goal of defending the United States and, thereby, their property, families, and friends;

“Whereas, The United States Military-Industrial-Complex has used many well-meaning military service members for purposes other than defense against aggression and further involved them in foreign entanglements during attempts to act as the world’s policeman; and

“Whereas, Many current and former military service members are able to relate, identify, and speak out on the ways in which the United States military mission has been expanded and corrupted beyond a legitimate role of defense against aggression; now, therefore, be it;

“Resolved, Present and former members of the military who give such unique and powerful voice to the libertarian principles of peace and the non-initiation of force add great value to the Libertarian Party, and are welcomed as a vital part of our membership.”