I think that I'm an Independent Progressive...
I want Citizens United overturned, big money and lobbyists out of our political process. Our politicians rarely listen to us. They get huge
kickbacks from corporations in exchange for representing them via passing or not passing laws. It's a sin.
I want every American to have quality healthcare coverage. Let's find a way to get the insurance companies out of healthcare. The bottom line
should be quality of life not how much money an entity can possibly make. The pharmaceutical companies are financially raping Americans and paying
our representatives for the access.
Concentrated wealth and power among a small group of individuals isn't a good thing for our Republic. It leads to Oligarchy over time from what
I've learned. That isn't good.
I despise our current two party 'gang' system and believe that it along with money in politics is chocking the life out of democracy.
I believe in the right to bear arms and 'sensible' gun control. "Check for mental illness, domestic violence, etc." I DO NOT believe in giving
families of victims a way to sue gun manufactures and gun sellers after a random act of violence involving guns. That is insane.
I want to see us seriously sink some time and effort into rebuilding our nations infrastructure. I'd like to see us create a nation wide high speed
I want to see us increase jobs in energy efficient solar, wind, and geothermal technology. I want to see fracking halted until it can stop ruining
peoples water tables/drinking water.
I want to see police reform so we can start training officers in a different way that leads to less situations where excessive force is used and
perhaps they can actually train them on how to initiate CPR at the scene when someone is bleeding out while the ambulance is on its way.
I want to see our military veterans get the red carpet rolled out for them in terms of how they are treated at home. They are the rock stars...Why
aren't we treating them as such?
I don't want to see corporations moving their jobs overseas so they can get access to cheap labor only to sell it back to Americans for record
profits. Shouldn't they either keep the jobs here or pay a heavy penalty to sell it back to its own people who could really use that job?
We should reverse trade policies like NAFTA, CAFTA, and PNTR with China that have driven down wages and caused the loss of millions of jobs. If
corporate America wants us to buy their products they need to manufacture those products in this country, not in China or other low-wage countries.
I want war as a true last option, period. I want to build up our defense here at home but war abroad should be the last option.
I want our government to spend our money more efficiently and invest it back into We The People. I want the super rich to pay their fair share of
taxes just as the middle class do.
I'm mentally torn on abortion rights and the death penalty, but if I was forced to make a decision I would say if the mothers life is in danger,
she was raped, or the baby will be born in grave condition she should have the right to decide what's best with her doctor. And then another part of
me says she should have the right no matter what as another part kicks in and says no it's a temporary medical condition and that child deserves the
right to be born AND taken care of through tax dollars until it can fend for itself or has proper oversight. I can't even agree with myself on it and
I just mentally argue back and forth.
On death penalty I feel it's wrong to take a life in this way and then in the same breath I say for the worst crimes against humanity it's an easy
decision to get them out of society and to let it be an example to others giving the desired effect of knowing there will actually be consequences if
you perform such a heinous crime. I have inner arguments with this one as well.
I want cannabis to be legal nation wide for medicinal use. And leave it up to each individual state on the decision of recreational.
I want young people to get involved in our political process at such a rate that it overwhelms the corrupt system we have now and over time can
become a true government that works for its people again .
I'm sure there are other issues I haven't mentioned yet but that's a start.
I don't want to go out in the streets and riot because my candidate didn't get elected. Trump is now my president and I'll try to take the best out
of it I can. The way the DNC did Bernie makes me sick but I have time to try and give my support by volunteering and donating to campaigns that I
believe will get some of these things started.
edit on 12-11-2016 by Gumerk because: clarification