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Democratic Party Missteps

 

[July 2018] This version of the Democratic Party (D) platform is 26,000 words. There are 92 separate topics. That is a lot of promises that cannot be kept.

My Assumption

I am assuming that all 26,000 words lay out a plan of future gov’t “action”. Each sentence empowers more federal gov't, that is it takes choices and decisions away from citizens and residents.

The Libertarian Party (LP) is:

Notations

My positions are links inserted below and comments (preceded by MK:).

My priorities differ from Ds.

 

Socialism

MK: I overwhelmingly advocate the Free Market over gov't-created Socialism.

RAISE INCOMES AND RESTORE ECONOMIC SECURITY FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS
  1.   Raising Workers’ Wages
  2.   Protecting Workers’ Fundamental Rights
  3.   Supporting Working Families
  4.   Helping More Workers Share in Near-Record Corporate Profits
  5.   Expanding Access to Affordable Housing and Homeownership
  6.   Protecting and Expanding Social Security
  7.   Ensuring a Secure and Dignified Retirement
  8.   Revitalizing Our Nation’s Postal Service

CREATE GOOD-PAYING JOBS

  1.   Building 21st Century Infrastructure
  2.   Fostering a Manufacturing Renaissance
  3.   Creating Good-Paying Clean Energy Jobs
  4.   Pursuing Our Innovation Agenda:
          Science, Research, Education, and Technology
  5.   Supporting America’s Small Businesses
  6.   Creating Jobs for America’s Young People

FIGHT FOR ECONOMIC FAIRNESS AND AGAINST INEQUALITY

  1.   Reining in Wall Street and Fixing our Financial System
  2.   Promoting Competition by Stopping Corporate Concentration
  3.   Making the Wealthy Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes
  4.   Promoting Trade That is Fair and Benefits American Workers
COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE, BUILD A CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY, AND SECURE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
  1.   Building a Clean Energy Economy
  2.   Securing Environmental and Climate Justice
  3.   Protecting Our Public Lands and Waters

PROVIDE QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE EDUCATION

  1.   Making Debt-Free College a Reality
  2.   Providing Relief from Crushing Student Debt
  3.   Supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions
  4.   Cracking Down on Predatory For-Profit Schools
  5.   Guaranteeing Universal Preschool and Good Schools for Every Child

ENSURE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ALL AMERICANS

  1.   Securing Universal Health Care
  2.   Supporting Community Health Centers
  3.   Reducing Prescription Drug Costs
  4.   Enabling Cutting-Edge Medical Research
  5.   Combating Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  6.   Treating Mental Health
  7.   Supporting Those Living with Autism and their Families
  8.   Securing Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice
  9.   Ensuring Long-Term Care, Services, and Supports
  10.   Protecting and Promoting Public Health
  11.   Ending Violence Against Women
  12.   Preventing Gun Violence

Social Issues

MK: We The People solve problems. Inefficient and ineffective gov't creates problems.

MK: Our laws must apply to all citizens and residents. Legislation that favors/protects a specific group creates a disadvantage for everybody else.

BRING AMERICANS TOGETHER AND REMOVE BARRIERS TO OPPORTUNITIES
  1.   Ending Systemic Racism
  2.   Closing the Racial Wealth Gap
  3.   Reforming our Criminal Justice System
  4.   Fixing our Broken Immigration System
  5.   Guaranteeing Civil Rights
  6.   Guaranteeing Women’s Rights
  7.   Guaranteeing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights
  8.   Guaranteeing Rights for People with Disabilities
  9.   Respecting Faith and Service
  10.   Investing in Rural America
  11.   Ending Poverty and Investing in Communities Left Behind
  12.   Building Strong Cities and Metro Areas
  13.   Promoting Arts and Culture
  14.   Honoring Indigenous Tribal Nations
  15.   Fighting for the People of Puerto Rico
  16.   Honoring the People of the Territories
PROTECT OUR VALUES
  1.   Women and Girls
  2.   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People
  3.   Trafficking and Modern Slavery
  4.   Young People
  5.   Religious Minorities
  6.   Refugees
  7.   Civil Society
  8.   Anti-Corruption
  9.   Torture
  10.   Closing Guantánamo Bay
  11.   Development Assistance
  12.   Global Health
  13.   HIV and AIDS
  14.   International Labor

Security via Diplomacy

MK: Security is best accomplished via diplomacy. Foreign affairs is NOT military adventurism.

MK: War is the gravest human failure.

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND KEEP FAITH WITH OUR VETERANS
  1.   Defense Spending
  2.   Veterans and Service Members
  3.   Military Families
  4.   A Strong Military

CONFRONT GLOBAL THREATS

  1.   Terrorism
  2.   Syria
  3.   Afghanistan
  4.   Iran
  5.   North Korea
  6.   Russia
  7.   Cybersecurity and Online Privacy
  8.   Non-Proliferation of Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Weapons
  9.   Global Climate Leadership
A LEADER IN THE WORLD
  1.   Asia-Pacific
  2.   Middle East
  3.   Europe
  4.   Americas
  5.   Africa
  6.   Global Economy and Institutions

Federalism

MK: The shared power between sovereign states and the federal gov't has been substantially changed since adopting the Constitution of the United States.

PROTECT VOTING RIGHTS, FIX OUR CAMPAIGN FINANCE SYSTEM, AND RESTORE OUR DEMOCRACY

  1.   Protecting Voting Rights
  2.   Fixing Our Broken Campaign Finance System
  3.   Appointing Judges
  4.   Securing Statehood for Washington, DC
  5.   Strengthening Management of Federal Government

 

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