US Politics & The Green Party
Politics in the USA
Politics are not something I usually discuss, because most people’s opinions are based on loyalty and fear, not intelligent research. I did say most, not all. With yet another presidential election looming on the horizon in the USA, I felt an obligation to share.
For those not aware of how our presidential elections work, this site may be helpful: About the Electoral College.
If you think the USA only has two or six political parties, you are very wrong. Here is a list of an insane number of them: Political Parties List
As you can see, the political process in the USA is a very complicated thing. Even before you get to local matters, lobbyists and money issues it is convoluted. Personally, I believe it gets more complicated so that fewer people will vote. That is my personal opinion and I have no proof, just a gut feeling.
One thing drives me buggy about most politicians and their parties. Ask “how” they plan to fix an issue, you get political double talk or smoke blown up your skirt. Neither tells you a thing about how they will fix the problem. That is, until you get to The Green Party.
The Green Party
I am not going to blow sunshine up your skirt about The Green Party. I will simply show you the main differences between them and the others. With the very long list of political parties out there, I have not had time to evaluate all of them. I focused on the main ones: Republican, Democrat and Liberal.
The Green New Deal
I will not post it all here since it is a rather lengthy document, but I will share some of it with you:
Summary of the Green New Deal
The Green New Deal is a four-part program for moving America quickly out of crisis into a secure, sustainable future. Inspired by the New Deal programs that helped us out of the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Green New Deal will provide similar relief and create an economy that makes our communities sustainable, healthy and just.
THE FOUR PILLARS OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL
I – THE ECONOMIC BILL OF RIGHTS
Our country cannot truly move forward until the roots of inequality are pulled up, and the seeds of a new, healthier economy are planted. Thus, the Green New Deal begins with an Economic Bill of Rights.
II – A GREEN TRANSITION
The second priority of the Green New Deal is a Green Transition Program that will convert the old, gray economy into a new, sustainable economy that is environmentally sound, economically viable and socially responsible.
III – REAL FINANCIAL REFORM
The takeover of our economy by big banks and well-connected financiers has destabilized both our democracy and our economy. It’s time to take Wall Street out of the driver’s seat and to free the truly productive segments of working America to make this economy work for all of us.
IV – A FUNCTIONING DEMOCRACY
We won’t get these vital reforms without a fourth and final set of reforms to give us a real, functioning democracy. Just as we are replacing the old economy with a new one, we need a new politics to restore the promise of American democracy.
I do not agree 100% with everything The Green Party wishes to do. I agree with about 90% of their ideas. The one thing I have heard them say over and over again that I am 100% behind is this: “Americans need to stop voting their fears.” Not just Americans, everyone needs to do this.
Voting their fears means… I will/will not vote for this person because I am afraid of what they are going to do to my race/religion/sexual orientation. That is how Obama won, people voted their fears.
Instead of voting about what you’re afraid of, vote for your future and the future of your family, friends and your country. It is not easy, I will not pretend it is, but you can do it.