I believe that we can all help make a better world together, individually and collectively. I believe in the equal application of the laws, rather than the two-tiered system of justice promoted by Bush and Obama (and Congress and the courts when they dismiss cases on the grounds of the state secrets doctrine). I believe in not burdening later generations with our reckless spending and that it is outrageous to spend trillions of dollars (and it will be trillions after interest on our borrowings for the wars has been paid) for unnecessary, disastrous wars and, while they are being fought, giving massive tax cuts to the wealthy. I believe that government has a vital role to play in improving education, maintaining and improving our infrastructure, providing transit opportunities, and building peaceful relations with other nations. I also believe that government -- particularly in the U.S. -- has a vital duty to provide international leadership to avoid the most catastrophic consequences of climate disruption. If my fighting for the restoration of the rule of law and the bolstering of our most fundamental constitutional values makes me a conservative, a liberal, or a patriot, you can use whatever term you like.
Julieanna Thompson commented 2012-09-19 11:38:23 -0600
Solving problems successully cannot be pigeon-holed into one “slant” – e.g., “liberal”, “conserviative” – whatever the slant in itself means. Is Rocky Anderson a good influence on a Nation and a Congress for solving problems…will he stand for the above values, utmost, the rule of laws which make sense?! Apparently so! And he’s proven himself as a successful, environmentally-friendly, and otherwise astute Mayor. Considered “liberal” overall, but if a problem requires, most intelligently and constructively, a “conservative” solution, then I think he’d choose that solution. I think this is a person free of dogma to get to the right answers while considering all angles.
Charles Lang commented 2012-03-06 14:23:07 -0700
Would you consider running on the Americans Elect ticket?
Keith Noren commented 2012-02-26 18:01:27 -0700
Excellent common sense and long-term points. If getting out of the counter-productive wars (we are really less safe today due to the wars) is liberal, Iâm all for being liberal. If balancing the budget is being conservative, Iâm all for being conservative.
Yolanda Garcia commented 2012-02-26 14:56:55 -0700
sounds good to me. i will have to spread the word.
aye ehl commented 2012-02-19 18:03:08 -0700
Film director Aaron Russo had it correct long ago. Lysander Spooner, before him. So many others preceding and since. This criminal, cannibalistic US government, from its’ inception, has used actors within the two major political parties to wreak havoc upon the masses of all persuasions. To quote Mumia Abu Jamal, “We need a movement of Millions”, of all persuasions dedicated to the principles of fairness and justice and good-will represented and espoused by the participants of this “new-people focused” political party to take this nation in a direction that is serving of the PEOPLE, by the PEOPLE and for the PEOPLE, as opposed to the destructive interests of our current and any plutocracy.
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Elizabeth Ellis commented 2012-01-28 19:41:15 -0700
Really nice statement. Frankly, who cares anymore? The two-party system is so polarized and bought out by lobbyists that I have not associated myself with either party for years (since the first Bush era). I only vote on the platform – that is, the issues.