I request a Clearness Committee meeting to consider the following:
I believe we have an entrenched oligarchy, and I support a peaceful uprising to replace it. We have lost our government, which is no longer “of the people, by the people, for the people.”
In my understanding, this belief is consistent with our traditional Quaker testimonies of peace, integrity, equality, environment, community and simplicity. God does not grant me the light to know the particular time and process by which such a “peaceful uprising” might occur, nor should it be my individual decision.
At this time I have no particular expectation of how I may be called or what I might be called to do, except that I do feel called to speak out about this. I do know that my models are Gandhi, King, Tolstoy, and last but not least the life and teachings of Jesus. My goal is for a government representative of all people, with liberty and justice for all.
(See third comment for the text of the Committee’s report.)