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house Bill H.R. 808

Establishing a Department of Peace

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An enormous and needed step at combating the culture of violence that saturates American society.

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      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedFebruary 25th, 2013

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Title

Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2013

Official Title

To establish a Department of Peacebuilding.

Summary

Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2013 - Establishes a Department of Peacebuilding, which shall be headed by a Secretary of Peacebuilding (Secretary). Sets forth the mission of the Department, including: (1) cultivation of peace as a national policy objective; and (2) development of policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful conflict resolution, and structured conflict mediation. Establishes in the Department: (1) the Office of Peace Education and Training, (2) the Office of Domestic Peace Activities, (3) the Office of International Peace Activities, (4) the Office of Technology for Peace, (5) the Office of Arms Control and Disarmament, (6) the Office of Peacebuilding Information and Research, (7) the Office of Human Rights and Economic Rights, and (8) the Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Peace. Establishes a Federal Interagency Committee on Peace. Directs the Secretary of Defense (DOD) and the Secretary of State to consult with the Secretary concerning nonviolent means of conflict resolution when a conflict between the United States and any other government or entity is imminent or occurring. Directs the Secretary to encourage citizens to celebrate the blessings of peace and endeavor to create peace on a Peace Day.
    If only we spent even 1/2 as much in the pursuit of peace that we spend on war, we could have viable peaceful solutions striving towards an ideal.
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    This makes more common sense than everything we have been doing for the last 250 years. They say if you want to break bad habits, you concentrate on trying to create a new habit that replaces the old bad habit. This philosophy is applied here. We concentrate on trying to establish, create and support peace initiatives and become the America that we have been propagandizing the world on. Creating wars and supporting nations and groups of people who are warring, is not benefitting any society. Start supporting god, instead of evil and positive results will happen.
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    Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways. ~ Dalai Lama #BuddhaQuote https://bit.ly/BuddhaApp-iOS
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    Isn't it the Ministry of Peace? Along with the Ministry of Truth and the Ministry of Plenty.
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    This would change the Rhetoric, which might effect the perspective.
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    We need this ! This is very important its a safeguard to war and it needs to be put in place. We need to be more diplomatic and smarter
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    Can you imagine what positive effects we could have in this world if we expended even a fraction of the $54 billion Trump wants to ADD to military $$ WAGING PEACE?????
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