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Good Morning, America

While we still have a lot to do, we have started the painful road to recovery of financial and social equilibrium after the spendy ways of the borrow and spend Republicans. It's time that we looked after our own, set our house to rights, and once again guaranteed freedom for all of our citizens.

It's pretty sad when the Democrats can campaign as the party of personal liberty and economic restraint. Too bad we will be paying for the Republican giveaways to the rich corporations into our grandchildren's time.

We will have to increase taxes, to pay for the refurbishing of our neglected infrastructure (thank you, contract on america) and educational system. But at least the burden will be spread more evenly as the "little" loopholes for the super-rich get closed.

I still want to see a party with a platform actually built on these planks:
1) People are free to do as they wish as long as it harms no one else. However, if you want to kill yourself using public resources, expect your estate to be sued for costs and emotional distress to those who must clean up your mess.
2) If you're spending public money, or costing the public money, the taxpayers have a say. Don't be frivolous with it. We will pay for value, not cheap pork or overpriced sausage.
3) The constitution is the supreme law of the land. Our republic is founded on the principles therein, and the rule of law over the rule of men. Respect it, don't use it to deny rights and priviledges to groups that are unpopular.
4) We believe in getting good value to the taxpayers for their expenditures. Infrastructure, education, health care, and other investments in our land and its citizens have historically yielded good returns on investment. Don't waste the momentum on "I got mine, everyone else go hang." attitudes and shortsightedness.
5) Decisions that we as a nation make in the next few years will have major effects on the entire planet for the next century. We need to think of the future, and plan for it. There is no "Armageddon, Jesus gets you out of jail free." in the real world.
6) Integrity goes a long way. Better to be honest, and treat people right, than to be a hypocrite and a sleazebag. Private kinks are fine, as long as everyone involved is a consenting adult. Just don't say "X is bad" and be hip deep in doing X.

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happiestsadist
Nov. 8th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
I agree completely on all counts.
ladyqkat
Nov. 8th, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
So where do I sign up for the "Ravan for President" party?
turgid
Nov. 9th, 2006 12:02 am (UTC)
Sounds a lot like the Libertarian Party...

-Jon
ravan
Nov. 9th, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
Nope. The LP fails miserably on number 4, and to some extent number 2. They don't "get" the fact that taxpayer investment in infrastructure and education is actually an investment *for* business in the long run.
heethen_crone
Nov. 10th, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
Great platform, unfortunatly it makes sense so it won't happen. sux.
Although we have a Democratic governor again in this state. WooHoo, to go alog witb the Democratic controlled state house so maybe we can get things turned around a bit.
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