A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
—James Madison, letter to W. T. Barry, August 4, 1822, in The Writings of James Madison, ed. Gaillard Hunt, vol. 9, p. 103 (1910) (retrieved from www.bartleby.com.)
Thank you for visiting our Web site. Peace and justice actions and highlights of this site are listed below.
- Local groups: Links to Web pages for local peace groups in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. To join us in our quest for peace and justice, please contact one of these groups.
- Montana Peace Seekers news links: Past news stories about Montana peace groups and activities.
- Photos of Montana peace rallies and activities.
- Links to other peace-related photo galleries.
- Links to peace resources for signs, pins, posters, bumper stickers, etc.
- Peace graphics in several formats to download.
- Library: A collection of peace-related essays, congressional testimony and research papers. Some links connect to other sites and some to files stored on this site. There are also links to several audio and video files.
- Links: Clickable links to over 50 peace- and justice-related Web sites including several in Montana.
- Calendar: Calendar of peace events throughout Montana. This calendar can be viewed by the month, the week or the day. Mac OSX iCal users can add the calendar to their own by subscription.
Actions and resources for peace
- Roots of War: Section in our online library documenting the genesis of thinking by current leaders now involved in war with Iraq
- Petition opposing the war with Iraq, written by
the Helena Peace Seekers, and placed in several Montana newspapers prior to
the initiation of war in March, 2003, with donations from hundreds of
Montanans throughout the state.
We, the undersigned, express our opposition to our country’s war with Iraq. We are concerned that the case for war has not been made by the Bush administration and that sending American soldiers into harm’s way in Iraq is not justified. We are also concerned about the likelihood of high casualties among the civilian population of Iraq, and the possibility of increased terrorism as the result of our actions. We urge this administration, and our congressional delegation, to pursue diplomatic, non-military means to resolve our disputes with Iraq.
Last modified: January 23 2011