posted on Jun, 5 2006 @ 12:04 AM
"Unity08 divides issues facing the country into two categories: Crucial Issues – on which America’s future safety and welfare depend; and
Important Issues – which, while vital to some, will not, in our judgment, determine the fate or future of the United States.
In our opinion, Crucial Issues include: Global terrorism, our national debt, our dependence on foreign oil, the emergence of India and China as
strategic competitors and/or allies, nuclear proliferation, global climate change, the corruption of Washington’s lobbying system, the education of
our young, the health care of all, and the disappearance of the American Dream for so many of our people.
By contrast, we consider gun control, abortion and gay marriage important issues, worthy of debate and discussion in a free society, but not issues
that should dominate or even crowd our national agenda.
In our opinion – since the disintegration of the Soviet Union – our political system seems to have focused more attention on the “important
issues” than the “crucial issues.” One result: The political parties have been built to address the interests of their “base” but have
failed to address the realities that impact most Americans. "
from the unity website.
and what i have to say to that is AMEN!