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How to Make the United States an Ethical Model for the World

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Compassion is the common element found in all the major world religions. Yet Karl Marx was also right when he said "religion is the opiate of the people" because religious organizations are usually not equally committed to eradicating the ubiquitous economic suffering, social injustice, and political oppression in the world. New-Age religions often focus too much on self development, and traditional religions can focus too much on how to be "saved" in the hereafter.

Personal expressions of love and humanitarianism from both religious and non-religious people will always be needed and appreciated. But until we can have a government that encourages citizens to rely on independent media sources in the formation of their world-views (instead of a mainstream media)--not much will ever change. Equally empowering the seven largest national political parties--while using a system of proportional representation to elect a unicameral national legislature--would broaden the political spectrum. Allowing neighborhood control of public schools would promote local self-determination.

In the United States, even if Bernie Sanders gets elected in 2016 or 2020, he will need to have a more enlightened foreign policy to make our country an ethical model for democratic socialism. Here are sixteen recommended cabinet members to advise Bernie on domestic and foreign issues:

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  1. Tulsi Gabbard

  2. Cornel West

  3. Cynthia McKinney

  4. Michael Parenti

  5. Richard D. Wolff

  6. Ralph Nader

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  7. Kshama Sawant

  8. Dennis Kucinich

  9. Noam Chomsky

  10. Elizabeth Warren

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Roger retired in 2010 from teaching general elementary and high school special education in Indianapolis at age 60. Integrating the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, Buddhism, Yoga Sutras, mindfulness meditation, Progressive Christianity, and (more...)
 

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