to have citizens become aware of their individual responsibility for having government work the way it’s supposed to work, which is to say, that it fairly and compassionately reflects the will of the people and not simply the will of the privileged few.
to inspire citizens to work towards fulfilling the promise and opportunity expressed in the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
to make sure that every official act in which I am engaged, helps to move our society towards the full realization of the rights and freedoms outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human
to reform the electoral process so that citizens can feel free to vote for candidates who truly inspire them, the first task of which is to incorporate
Instant Runoff Voting
in national elections.
to work diligently to insure that there is a strengthening of the tradition of separation
between church and state.
to work for economic and tax policies that offer every citizen an equal opportunity to succeed in life without having to
ever fear the loss of life's most basic needs for one's survival
to reform the current health system so that every citizen has full and adequate health care benefits.
to reform the manner in which Congress conducts its business so that no representative acquires illegitimate power that undermines our Democracy.
to eliminate the corrosive and undemocratic effect that big money has on how our government operates.
to eliminate unnecessary secrecy in government.
to restore all the rights and privileges that were taken from
us with the passage of Patriot Acts I and II.
to dismantle the myths and lies that have been offered by this administration as to the root causes of terrorism in the world, namely that terrorism is based on hate for our freedoms, our democracy, or
our prosperity. This “Big Lie” is patently false. We bring hatred upon ourselves only when we stop living our
own professed ideals and undermine the ability of others to acquire
the same measure of freedom and justice that we demand and
expect for ourselves.
to use more of our national resources and energy in ways that produce and encourage peace, freedom,
security, and Democracy in the world rather than death, poverty, inhumanity, and destruction.
to encourage scientific advancement for the benefit of humanity as a whole rather than for just a few.
to put an end to hunger and starvation in the world.
to put an end to curable diseases in the world such as polio and diseases that are, for example, the result of poor sanitation
or polluted water resources.
to live up to our obligation to provide humanitarian
support to others, particularly where our policies have caused unnecessary pain and suffering in the world.
to provide an equal opportunity to an excellent and well rounded non-sectarian education for every child from grades K through 12 and to eventually see to it that a college education is available to everyone who is qualified and wants to learn.
to stand against attempts to privatize water, energy and other human resources that are the birthright of every human being.
to act intelligently in preserving Mother Earth and
her life support systems.
to provide legitimate protection against terrorists and to remove the root causes of terrorism so that perpetual war will not be necessary.
to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign or domestic and to strengthen the rule of law here and abroad.
to protect a woman's right to choose whether or not to have an
to support the right of gay or lesbian couples to marry and
acquire all the rights and privileges pertaining thereto.
to support the successful
operation of the International Criminal Court and have the
United States be a participant.
to be responsive to the needs of
the oppressed when genocide or other dire threats and injustices
are visited upon citizens of other countries by their own
governments or political factions.
to encourage international
cooperation on matters of vital interest to our planet.
to put an end to corporate welfare
and to reverse the legal notion that corporations should have
the same rights and privileges that people do.
to require corporations to pay
their fair share of taxes and accept the fact that every company
has a responsibility to society to protect the environment,
foster Democracy, and support humanity's highest aspirations for
freedom and security.
to maintain a level playing field
wherever citizens work, learn, or play so everyone has an equal
opportunity to enjoy the fruits of freedom in America.
to promote good citizen health and
nutrition through education, research, and adequate labeling of
foods and supplements, including the labeling of GM foods and
farming methods when appropriate. The humane treatment of
farm animals is also a priority so that we, as a society,
express an appropriate reverence for life in all