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General News    H3'ed 2/26/12

Justice Party: Vision, Mission, Core Values

By Rocky Anderson  Posted by Daniel Geery (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 3 pages)   8 comments

Introduction :  All Presidential candidates must be able to articulate a clear vision for our country.  The  vision  is a statement (or a collection of statements) that describe the country we want to have and that, with the right leadership, the country  we can have .  

I believe that, over the past generation or so, our leaders have made many very important strategic decisions that have resulted in much harm to our country and, in some cases, to our world.  My Vision for the United States of America -- still the greatest country the world has ever known -- encompasses what I believe are fundamental principles and priorities, including the rights and freedoms of our citizens; how we should treat one another (not just fellow U.S. citizens, but citizens of our world); the proper role of our government and of our leaders; the basic values we as a nation, and as individuals within our nation, should have; the need to better educate and guide our youth, and to care for our youth and other people of our country who cannot care for themselves; the benefits of working hard, earning our place in this world, saving for the future, and protecting our resources for future generations; maintaining a strong defense and using it only to preserve peace; and improving the lives of all of our people, not just a chosen few.  I have articulated my Vision for our country in more detail below.

 My Vision  [the nation we want to have] for the United States of America is :

A nation which, first and foremost,  respects all people , within and outside our borders, irrespective of ethnicity, race, religious affiliation (or not), sexual orientation, and economic status, and which embraces diversity and accepts and celebrates (not simply tolerates) our differences.

A nation that values and promotes the  freedom  of its people and the freedom of people everywhere.

A nation that understands that the  rights of the individual  must be protected, so that each individual is able to pursue his/her own life and goals without arbitrary or coercive hindrance from others.

A nation that understands the  sanctity of human life  and which recognizes that, as long as an individual is alive, that individual has the opportunity to contribute to our world and to live with dignity and self-respect.

A nation which understands we are all in this life together and, therefore, accepts differences of opinion and  teaches acceptance and compromise .

A nation that encourages and allows each of us to  capitalize on our strengths and overcome our weaknesses .

A nation that cultivates in its citizenry a drive and desire not only to  care for oneself , but also to proactively  care for those in need  -- in our communities, in our nation, and in our world.

A nation that recognizes that its greatest hope for the future is its  youth  and which, therefore, places extraordinary value on  education  for and cultivation of its young people.

A nation that values  education ,  hard work , entrepreneurialism, dedication, and passion, and which strives to ensure that, if we are educated and work hard, we will create a sustainable and robust economy, and each of us will have the opportunity to build  meaningful economic security, achieve our dreams, and live meaningful, fulfilled lives.

A nation that understands that a  healthy citizenry  is a much happier and productive citizenry and that government plays an important role in promoting health and fitness.

A nation that understands we are  stewards of our world , that sustainable policies and practices are required to preserve resources for future generations, and that we have an obligation to leave our world better than we found it.

A nation that maintains a  strong defensive  capability, balanced with robust diplomatic and intelligence capabilities, and is  firm but fair  in its dealings with transgressors against our safety and the safety of our world, but which never uses its superior capabilities to oppress other nations, groups, or individuals or to engage in a war of aggression.

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