ELECTION DAY: November 08, 2016
CANDIDATE FOR KY 3 U.S. Congress
Ten Green Values
Ralph. Crashing the Party. (Thomas Dunne Books, 2002), pg. 344. I used
this version of the values because this list shows "Grassroots
Democracy" as the first value. That value is my first goal, to create new
forms of Internet based political organization to create a bottom-up democratic
Nader, Ralph. Crashing the Party. (Thomas Dunne Books, 2002), pg. 344. I used this version of the values because this list shows "Grassroots Democracy" as the first value. That value is my first goal, to create new forms of Internet based political organization to create a bottom-up democratic republic. (Free Tools) for bottom-up political structure are available to you.
For another version of the Ten Green Values:Green Party of Ohio. Visit the home page for more information on the Green Party in Ohio. Kentucky Green Party
These ten values are my personal political values. Liberty, Justice, and a more democratic republic live in the warmth of their eternal song. These values will sustain human society far beyond the limits of my own brief life. Future focus and sustainability for the next generations is supported by all ten values. RICH STEVENSON
1. GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY
Every human being deserves a say in the decisions that affect their lives; no one should be subject to the will of another. Therefore, we will work to increase public participation at every level of government and to ensure that our public representatives are fully accountable to the people who elect them. We will also work to create new types of political organizations that expand the process of participatory democracy by directly including citizens in the decision-making process. (Top of Page)
2. ECOLOGICAL WISDOM
Human societies must operate with the understanding that we are part of nature, not separate from nature. We must maintain an ecological balance and live within the ecological and resource limits of our communities and our planet. We support a sustainable society that utilizes resources in such a way that future generations will benefit and not suffer from the practices of our generations. To this end we must have agricultural practices that replenish the soil; move to an energy-efficient economy; and live in ways that respect the integrity of natural systems. (Top of Page)
3. SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
All persons should have the rights and opportunity to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment. We must consciously confront in ourselves, our organizations, and society at large barriers such as racism and class oppression, sexism and heterosexism, ageism and disability, which act to deny fair treatment and equal justice under the law.
It is essential that we develop effective alternatives to our current patterns of violence at all levels, from the family and the streets to nations of the world. We will work to demilitarize our society and eliminate weapons of mass destruction, without being naive about the intentions of other governments. We recognize the need for self-defense and the defense of others who are in helpless situations. We promote nonviolent methods to oppose practices and policies with which we disagree, and will guide our actions toward lasting personal, community, and global peace. (Top of Page)
Centralization of wealth and power contributes to social and economic injustice, environmental destruction, and militarization. Therefore, we support a restructuring of social, political, and economic institutions away from a system that is controlled by and mostly benefits the powerful few, to a democratic, less bureaucratic system. Decision making should, as much as possible, remain at the individual and local level, while assuring that civil rights are protected for all citizens.
6. COMMUNITY-BASED ECONOMICS
We recognize that it is essential to create a vibrant and sustainable economic system, one that can create jobs and provide a decent standard of living, for all people, while maintaining a healthy ecological balance. A successful economic system will offer meaningful work with dignity, while paying a "living wage" that reflects the real value of a person's work. Local communities must look to economic development that assures protection of the environment and workers' rights, broad citizen participation in planning, and enhancement of our quality of life. We support independently owned and operated companies that are socially responsible, as well as cooperatives and public enterprises that spread out resources and control to more people through democratic participation.
We have inherited a social system based on male domination of politics and economics. We call for the replacement of the cultural ethics of dominion and control with more cooperative ways of interacting, which respect differences of opinion and gender. Human values such as equity between the sexes, interpersonal responsibility, and honesty must be developed with moral conscience. We should remember that the process that determines our decisions and actions is just as important as achieving the outcome we want.
8. RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY
We believe it is important to value cultural, ethnic, racial, sexual, religious, and spiritual diversity, and to promote the development of respectful relationships across these lines. We believe the many diverse elements of society should be reflected in our organizations and decision-making bodies, and we support the leadership of people who have been traditionally closed out of leadership roles. We acknowledge and encourage respect for other life forms and the preservation of biodiversity.
9. PERSONAL AND GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY
We encourage individuals to act to improve their personal well-being and, at the same time, to enhance ecological balance and social harmony. We seek to join with people and organizations around the world to foster peace, economic justice, and the health of the planet. (Top of Page)
10. FUTURE FOCUS AND SUSTAINABILITY
Our actions and policies should be motivated by long-term goals. We seek to protect valuable natural resources, safely disposing of or "unmaking" all waste we create, while developing a sustainable economics that does not depend on continual expansion for survival. We must counterbalance the drive for short-term profits by assuring that economic development, new technologies, and fiscal policies are responsible to future generations who will inherit the results of our actions. Our overall goal is not merely to survive, but to share lives that are truly worth living. We believe the quality of our individual lives is enriched by the quality of all of our lives. We encourage everyone to see the dignity and intrinsic worth in all of life, and to take the time to understand and appreciate themselves, their community, and the magnificence of this world. (Top of Page)
I Pledge to be Self Term-Limited to Two Terms in Office: Four Years
RICH STEVENSON, dist03ky at cs2pr.us
To preserve freedom and our democratic republic we must elect new people to public office, as often as possible, and with as many newly elected private citizens as possible.
Elect "Rich." You win. We all win. Rich
is on your ballot for KY District Three Representative to the U.S. Congress on November 08, 2016. You must be proactive in this election campaign to have your voice heard in the U.S. Congress.
Elect nonpartisan independent candidates on your ballot. We all win if you apply term limits in the voting booth to all Incumbent public office holders. Career politicians do harm to our dreams of freedom and a democratic republic. As the years pass, incumbent politicians serve only their political party and other special interests that support their personal political ambitions.
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KY 3 U.S. Congress
ELECTION DAY: November 08, 2016
OH 1 U.S. CONGRESS
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