Submitted by AEU Board of Directors
Whereas the development and exercise of individual conscience is encouraged by the highest teachings of the world’s greatest philosophies and religions; and
Whereas the American legal heritage has honored and protected the highest degree of liberty for the individual conscience; and
Whereas the consciences of many men compel them to object to particular wars and military acts even though they do not claim to be absolute pacifists or to object to every war which could conceivably arise; and
Whereas the convictions of such men are often just as strong and sincere as the convictions of absolute pacifists and equally deserving of legal recognition;
Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the American Ethical Union call upon Congress to amend the Selective Service Act to provide legal recognition for conscientious objection to particular wars.