The Diamond Path

Life situations discussed from the Buddhist perspective. Sansho Tamarack Garlow, leader of Higashi Tendai Buddhist Sangha provides weekly commentary.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Diamond Path #016: United States Department of Peace

Number 16 in the series. For more information contact Peace Alliance.

2 Comments:

Blogger Ted said...

Hey Sancho-
Thank you for this clear overview of the Department of Peace legislation and for the initiative you are taking to drum up support in Massachusetts.

One thing you mentioned as a potential roadblock is money, and the need to "divert a little bit of money from the defense budget." Just to clarify, the legislation does not advocate getting funding by pulling money from the Defense department. This is very important so that we do not alienate defense supporters. The $8.5 billion budget (approx) for the DOP is a rough equivalent of 2% of the DOD budget, but funding will come from the general revenue pool, just as for every other government initiative. It's about 8 cents a day for each citizen. We need to help taxpayers make this a priority.

Best wishes for success in your efforts.

Peacefully,
Ted Nunn
MD State Coordinator for the DOP campaign

7:22 AM  
Blogger Jason White said...

A wonderful program. Very nicely done. Thank you so much for spreading the news about the Department of Peace legislation and campaign!

Peace,

Jason White
State Co-coordinator
The Massachusetts Campaign for a U.S. Department of Peace

6:09 AM  

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