Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Floating around the Merry Roundhouse ...
48th LEGISLATURE – STATE OF NEW MEXICO – FIRST SESSION, 2007
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROHIBIT ANY NEW NUCLEAR WEAPON PRODUCTION FACILITITIES IN NEW MEXICO
Whereas New Mexico is named as a possible site for the proposed development of a new and consolidated manufacturing facility that the National Nuclear Security Administration is calling Complex 2030, where the intent is to develop and manufacture new nuclear weapons,
And Whereas this proposed facility violates the intent and Article VI of the Non-Proliferation Treaty signed and ratified by the US and entered into force in 1970 which states: "Each of the Parties to the Treaty undertakes to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament",
And Whereas Article VI of the U.S Constitution states that “all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land”,
And Whereas the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice has decided unanimously that each State is obliged to bring to a close negotiations and begin the process of complete disarmament,
And Whereas the production of new nuclear bomb pits violates Article 6 of the US Constitution, the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty and the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice,
And Whereas the Department of Energy argues that nuclear deterrence is a necessary policy for the U.S in order to ensure the peace. However, since World War II, the US has been involved in at least eighteen wars, including in Korea, Guatemala, Cuba, Indonesia, Congo, Peru, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Lebanon, Grenada, Libya, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq,
And Whereas the citizens of New Mexico affirm a desire to create a world where true peace prevails
And Whereas the continuation of the do as I say, not as I do foreign policy undermines U.S and global security,
And Whereas if the Department of Energy were to: (1) insist upon the massive cleanup of the contaminated areas; (2) support research in the remediation of radioactive wastes; (3) find the means to make reparations to those communities whose soil, air and water have been contaminated; (4) dismantle the stockpile without replacing the warheads; (5) present a clear plan for consolidating and maintaining the security of the extremely toxic and dangerous nuclear weapons materials in the inventory into perpetuity; (6) invest in the development of renewable energy technologies and other endeavors that affirm life, New Mexico would take the lead in creating a more secure State, America and World,
The New Mexico House and Senate resolve that the Department of Energy at Los Alamos National Laboratory, under management of Los Alamos National Security, Bechtel and the Regents of the University of California, cannot legally produce or manufacture plutonium pits. Furthermore, any plan or construction or operation of any buildings designed with that purpose in mind will not be permitted.
BTW: I have NOT heard this story about Jeanette Wallace. She seems to be on the up and up.
This kind of stuff is why it's hard to take NM state pols seriously. What, there are no more pressing issues in NM?
I support freedom of speech. It's hard to support stupidity.