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marked50 Donating Member (52 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 08:27 AM
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What are you For?
Someone awhile ago had asked me in discussion around politics and the like the following- "I've heard what you are Against, now tell me what you are For".

It puts alot of things in context and changed my approach to really think in more a positive direction, and hence those around me were more willing to engage and not see me as just another "rain-on-my-parade" type.

On DU, you get a lot of the Against and you can understand what they may be For by interpretation and I understand the frustrations that create that need of expression. So I thought it might be interesting if I started a thread where people can express in maybe a simple sentence- What you are For.

I am for policies and actions that create and support community- ones that support inclusion rather than exclusion.

And you?

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Rabblevox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 08:36 AM
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1. Like Elvis said (Costello, not Presley)..."peace love and understanding". /nt
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 10:05 AM
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2. I am FOR:
Universal National PUBLIC non-profit health care.

Universal pre-school - college/trade school FULLY PUBLIC and FULLY FUNDED education.

FAIR trade based on labor and environmental standards.

A living wage.

Enacting stronger anti-trust laws, and enforcing those already on the books in the meantime.

An updated, modern fairness doctrine.

High environmental standards and strict environmental regulation.

Small organic farms and non-patented, open-pollinated crops.

A shift to clean, renewable energy.

PUBLIC utilities.

A broad, deep separation between Church and State.

Some new amendments: Equal Rights, and right to privacy.

Investing in Domestic infrastructure

Widely available, cheap, convenient public transportation systems across the nation.

Using diplomacy as the primary tool for international diplomacy

Reserving the use of the military for defense of U.S. soil and people only.

A wide, deep, many-layered PUBLIC safety net for all people.

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