Since I believe that the two major party candidates currently running for the highest office in the land are in it for themselves and not the country (one more so than the other), I have no option left but to run for president.
Here, therefore, is my Common Sense Party’s platform. You will see that it is not one of issues, but of values.
Every proposed decision to be made by every person in my administration will hold that decision up to this set of six values to see if it holds true and is just:
- Life. The Declaration of Independence promises us Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. This is bedrock of my candidacy. If what you propose to do does not promote, protect, and preserve life—all life, every life, in this country and around the world—it will not pass into law. This includes the legal slaughter which is war. This includes animals.
- Equality. We are all equal. Every person on this planet. Period.
- The Opportunity for Personal Growth. Every person needs the time to reflect, to dream, to contribute to society the art that is each personality and expressed in each life.
- Empathy. Hardliners will get nowhere with me.
- Compassion. The ability to see the other point of view is central to a peaceful society.
- Love for Humanity. What else is government for?
Okay, you know I’m just kidding. I’m not a candidate for any office. There is too much yarn out there to be knit up into soft, warm, beautiful items of comfort. There are too many tomatoes to be grown and eaten on my homemade bread. Too many stories that need to be told through my peculiar filter.
But I am serious about the values that our candidates promote. Especially the oft-touted “family values.” What are they? Can they articulate those values? Are they the same as my values? If not, why not? Even if they are only “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness,” do the candidates really believe in those values?
Once a candidate’s values are set, everything else about how they will govern becomes obvious.
We all know this is a very important election. Ask these questions of not only the national candidates, but your local candidates as well.