the Democrats in Congress and the Senate
November 8, 2002
It is time to formulate a mission for the Democratic Party.
You must take a stand on what the party is ABOUT. We were
beaten by the Republican Party because they have a well defined
plan for the future of the United States and the world. One
that must be opposed with as much political power as we can
Our mission has to be about where the Democratic Party is
headed and how we plan to get there. The ways of dealing with
the issues in the past no longer serve the party or the people
of this country.
It must also be diametrically opposed to the Republican plan
of world supremacy.
I am a Democrat because I believe down to my very bones that
humanity can save itself and the planet. I believe that all
people are the same in their aspirations, in their pain, their
suffering, their joys and ability to love. That a different
religion, or nationality or language do not make us fundamentally
Where the Bush "mandate" is to go to war with Iraq, the Democratic
plan must oppose any and all wars that are waged for domination
of the natural resources of the planet.
Where Bush's "mandate" is to ignore the UN and threaten the
world with unilateral strikes to force regime change at his
party's whim, the Democratic party goal should be to support
the UN and make it's humane mission of peace and prosperity
a reality in the world.
Where Bush's "mandate" is to dominate the oil supplies of
the world and to make his supporters richer in the process,
the Democratic Party should make it a goal to find alternate
sources of fuel and energy. If we can go to the moon because
there was a deliberate and concerted effort by the government
to fund the space program, then we can find clean and renewable
While Bush thumbs his nose at the environment, the Democratic
Party should have a plan ready to be implemented to deliberately
reverse the effects of the damage that is happening to the
planet. As just one example, the US can lead the world in
stopping the ever spreading fires in the Amazon rain forest.
It is something that can be done easily if there is worldwide
Where Bush's "vision" is to make the rich richer and to destroy
the middle class in the process, the Democratic Party should
have a plan and the goal to give all the people the power
to lift themselves out of poverty. It can start by raising
the minimum wage to a living wage. By taking education seriously
instead of using it only as a campaigning issue which too
often ends up being an empty promise. Good schools in the
poorest districts of our country and the world will teach
the smartest and the best who would otherwise live a life
of poverty and misery. Intelligence and genius are not the
sole property of the rich.
In the 21st century humanity has arrived at that point in
our history and in our evolution where we have to be consciously
accountable for the state of the planet and all the people
on it. Ignorance of how we pollute and destroy the planet
is no longer an excuse.
To all the Democratic representatives in Washington, I urge
you to get behind closed doors and formulate a comprehensive
plan that will define the party in a clear and definite way.
And I suggest that you remember to listen to your constituents.
With utmost sincerity,