City backs federal Department of Peace

What was the line that Claire from “Six Feet Under” uttered about her languishing high school compatriots? “I wish that just once people wouldn’t act like the clichés that they are.”

Well, file this resolution from the City of Charlottesville in the Claire Fisher folder: On April 7, City Council passed a resolution supporting the creation of a federal Department of Peace and Nonviolence. The resolution is in support of federal House Resolution 808, introduced by—let’s just check the Fisher folder one more time—Dennis Kucinich.

If passed by a Democratic Congress that has failed for nearly two years to pull out of a war that the majority of Americans oppose, the legislation would create a cabinet-level department that would advise the President on both domestic and international issues. The city, via resolution, is urging Virgil Goode to partner with Kucinich and co-sponsor HR 808, a collaboration that, if it happens, may well cause the Capitol to implode in some sort of space-time continuum hullabaloo.

John Warner and Jim Webb are also urged to introduce a companion bill into the Senate.

The proposed legislation would develop new programs to address domestic violence, school violence, gang violence, guns, racial or ethnic violence, violence against gays, the Old Testament and the entire expanse of human history.

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