Thursday, November 17, 2005

Time to clean house (and senate)

We, the people, are currently plagued by a host of ills brought to us by a Congress that is as obviously effective as the proverbial limp-dick in the honeymoon bed. We are mired down in an illegal pre-emptive war initiated by a self-serving administration, which has resulted in the absolute waste of this country’s most valuable resources (our young …and older… men and women) as well as our much needed economical resources.

I have gravitated away from the Republican Party toward the Democrat Party, but I am still not being adequately represented by the Congresspersons selected and sworn to that simple duty. As I seek more ethical and trustworthy representation in Congress, I am drawn to the following ten key values of the Green Party of Washington State. These values happen to reflect MY values.

Please follow this link and exercise your own critical judgment about how America and we, the people, will be best served in the coming years.

Ten Key Values

Respect for Diversity
We honor the biological diversity of the Earth and the cultural, racial, sexual and spiritual diversity of its people. We respect the dignity of all individuals, and their right to access and fully participate in all aspects of our society.

Feminism and Gender Equity
We are committed to gender equity in all aspects of our society. We wish to replace top-down domination with cooperation, compassion, communication and understanding.

Social Justice
We oppose systemic global injustice and poverty. All oppression including that based on race, class, gender, age, citizenship or sexual orientation must end.

Grassroots Democracy
The influence of big business and big government combined is undermining genuine democracy. To help overcome this, we promote public participation at all levels of government. We believe that electoral systems need reform to enable full and more equitable access by all people.

Violence is shortsighted, morally wrong and ultimately self-defeating. We must develop effective alternatives to society's current patterns of violence. We will work globally to demilitarize, and eliminate weapons of mass destruction.

Ecological Wisdom
We support a sustainable society that utilizes resources in such a way that future generations will benefit from the practices of our generation. We seek to protect ecological diversity and balance.

Decision-making in our social, political, and economic institutions should reside at the individual and local levels, consistent with ecological sustainability, civil rights, and social justice.

Community-Based Economics
We seek a new economics based on global ecological sustainability, livable wages, sufficient social safety nets, and democratically accountable businesses. Balanced local economies create more equitable and stable communities.

Personal & Global Responsibility
We seek to join with people and organizations around the world to foster peace, economic justice, and the health of our planet. We take personal responsibility in upholding our values.

Future Focus
As did the Iroquois, we strive to create a society where the interests of the Seventh Generation are considered equal to the interests of the present

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