Repeal: “Military Freedom Act”

General Assembly Resolution #132 “Military Freedom Act” (Category: Furtherment of Democracy; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

The World Assembly,

Praising the ostensible goal of the resolution to protect conscientious objectors from being subject to forced military service, and accordingly noting that a replacement has already been fully drafted as to protect this goal upon repeal of the target, yet

Saddened that the resolution’s definition of a “war of aggression” requires that said war be “initiated by the conscientious objector’s nation”, thus allowing member nations to force conscientious objectors to serve in combative roles to assist unjust wars of aggression by other nations,

Further noting that Article III, Section 4 also creates a major loophole, as it authorises member nations to force objectors to continue to serve in combative military duties for the rest of the original terms which they were assigned to serve for, so long as this is less than six months, which is plainly counterproductive to the protection of conscientious objectors,

Finding that coercing conscientious objectors to serve in military duties, even if for a limited period of time, is rarely helpful to a nation’s military goals, as it would weaken the general morale of its armed forces and thereby hinder military goals, and

Believing that, as resolutions cannot be amended, the only way to address these problems is by repealing and replacing the target,

Repeals the “Military Freedom Act”.

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This resolution is now up for vote.

Bai Lung will vote AGAINST.

Repeal “Military Freedom Act” was passed 12,880 votes to 1,661.