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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:45 PM
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What would you put into the Democratic Party platform ?
I will start. The Democratic Party stands for the equal rights of all Americans, regardless of age, race, or sexual orientation.

What would you put in the platform?
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Graf Orlok Donating Member (441 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:46 PM
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1. We help the poor.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:46 PM
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2. Universal Health Care, Equal Rights re Marriage,
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 11:50 PM by valerief
Right to Privacy, No Preemptive Wars, Separation of Church and State
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More Than A Feeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:46 PM
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3. The Democratic Party commits itself constantly working
to improve government efficiency and performance. If we try something, and it doesn't work, we'll admit it, junk it, and try something else.
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evlbstrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:47 PM
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4. I'd put in a spine with really fuckin' strong nails.
I'd remove every piece of corporatist shit I could root out.
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Somawas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:49 PM
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5. Global Warming and the environment
along with a sane energy policy need to go back on the front page of the Party's website as issues we stand for. What the Bush admin has done to the environment is criminal. And as far as I know only the corporate whores at DLC support what chimpy and his whores have done.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:50 PM
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6. I second your addition kentuck
Health care for all is another really good one .
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HR_Pufnstuf Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:52 PM
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7. Nationalize Defense Industry and..
...only build what we need to defend ourselves. We nationalized Space Industry (NASA). Why not Defense?


"Until we take the profit out of war, there will be no peace" - me
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Wwagsthedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:57 PM
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11. "Business, like a jackal, trots on the heels of war"
Barbara Tuchman
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BlueCaliDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:53 PM
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8. Public Airwaves Reform Act would be a GOOD start!
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:53 PM
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9. Right to privacy n/t
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:56 PM
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:57 PM
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12. You're the first to suggest that....
but thanks.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:10 AM
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14. Here, read it.
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BlueCaliDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:11 AM
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15. "Conservative Hate"?!? Democractic platform...
...is "anti-conservatisim" and "anti-Bush"???

First off, what proof do you have that this administration and it's cronies in both the House and Senate are even remotely conservative?? Conservatives stand for nation building, borrow and spend, deficits, overruling State's rights (think 2000 Recount and the SCOTUS overruling Florida's highest court's decision); invasion of citizens' privacy; lowering the bar on EPA standards??

Is that what you base your erroneous contention on??

I advise you to put that tall, warm glass of Kool-Aid down and review the facts of events from the past 5 years, and hopefully you'll see that this administration has LESS to do with what conservatism has always been about, and seems to have more akin with what a dictatorship looks like.

Perhaps a re-reading of your own sig is, for you, a GOOD, if not necessary thing. Sheesh.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:06 AM
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13. Right to vote, right to have votes counted, and computer generated
Congressional districts.

The Constitution should require that the president of the US be chosen by election, all votes--and not just a representative sample, as was done in 2004--must be counted.

And gerrymandering by both parties must stop. It is leading to extremist districts, drawn to benefit one or the other party, and this is making Congress even more divided than it would be otherwise.
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:13 AM
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16. What would it matter?
Who is bound by the platform?

The Democrats who passed CAFTA or the Democrats who voted for the heinous bankruptcy reform bill?

Maybe it's the Democrats who voted to confirm Roberts?

The platform is nothing but hollow symbolism.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:15 AM
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17. It doesn't have to be.
We need to start believing in something and standing up for what we believe.
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:38 AM
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19. It's not the "we" that's the problem.
"We" do. "We" agonize. "We" theorize. "We" seek justice and fairness above all else because all else of value flows from that.

"They" turn around and sell us out to the lowest common denominator with the fattest checkbook at the first opportunity.

The grassroots are absolutely powerless in the equation. We have been for generations, actually. It's not about to change.

No Democratic candidate for any office is bound by the platform. It's as irrelevent as the gas from a gnat fart.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:24 AM
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18. LIVING WAGE!
Edited on Sat Oct-01-05 12:26 AM by TahitiNut
Comprehensive whistle-blower protection including income guarantees.

An income tax code that treats earned income preferentially.

Outlaw all urine and blood testing in employment screening and on the job except for those positions where human life is at risk -- and except for EVERY federal elected or appointed office.

I'd also advocate a federal statute that PROHIBITS any elected or appointed official from participating in any fund-raising activity of any kind while in office. (That would include charities, campaigns wether for self or others, and employment.)
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leanin_green Donating Member (823 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:45 AM
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20. A BACKBONE!!!
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