Voting Green Because....

October 30, 2012

One of the things that is striking about many people’s attitude toward Greens is their assumption that it’s all about making some kind of protest. I haven't met a Green yet who became a Green simply to protest something. Every Green I know professes certain positive propositions about how the country should be run, and is working to bring it about.

For most of us it boils down to a quite manageable set of political beliefs. Here are several of mine. Please feel free to copy them, share them, post them. Anywhere you like. And, if you have some others you'd like to share with me, please send them to me using the contact page.

Finally, you may also be interested in Voting Green in a Swing State.

A woman is sovereign over her own body.a boy shouldn't be killed for something his father didwe shouldn't have to fear the policethe war on drugs is a war on peopleWe shouldn't drop bombs on mourners and rescuersthose who cause an economic crisis shouldn't get a bigger bailout than their victimswar criminals shouldn't go free while whistleblowers go to prisonaggressive war is dishonorable and criminalPalestinians deserve to live in peace in the land of their peoplethe lesser-of-two-evils argument is intellectually lazy and morally bankruptthe ecological foundation of civilization should be preserveddemocracy works when people are informed and vote their beliefsgovernment policy should not be for sale to the highest bidderLGBT rights are civil rightsAmerican presidents should not conduct wars on their own authoritydue process means judicial processmy president doesn't have the authority to order me assassinatedwe shouldn't watch people die for want of medical careit is only rational to expect change if I am willing to vote for itfinis