Conscious Creatures, Sentient Beings,
Earth is our only home, this planet and its environment, a fragile balance of life we find ourselves the stewards of. If we want clean air and water, and everything else we enjoy about the world around us to date, we need to think hard about the amount of pollution we currently and historically have put into the world around us and stop as best we can. We must push for better ways to harness the energy that has always fueled life on this planet, the Sun, and other sustainable energy sources.+++
Regarding Governance: Voting legitimizes the existence of our government.
- Election systems must be transparent and fair.+++
If a democratic government stands for any purpose, it is to push for the well-being of its citizens. A government should prioritize healthcare+ and education for its people to the best of its ability. Public Education is an investment in our future, into the competency of our fellow citizens, our children, neighbors, and friends.+++
- If you work full-time hours, you should be making, at the very least, a living wage in the city you're employed.+++
Fellow Americans, would you like our foreign policy to promote democracy and protect/enable liberty worldwide? If we want to be a pillar of democratic light on this planet, we must act like it.+++
Police and Politicians serve at the public's will. When they violate civil rights & liberties, they must be held accountable. If they’re not going to run into our schools to save our children when they’re actually needed, our police should, at the very least, not be above the law when they murder, use excessive force, or generally infringe on our rights.
- If any government employee abuses their granted authority, they should be stripped of their immunities and be open to prosecution.+++
We're sharing this rock with the universe's only known examples of life. Let's move forward together, with an eye for who we want to become, striving to be our better selves.+++
"Consciousness is weirder than virgin birth" - Jennifer Michael Hect (great podcast link)
Presidential Pardon Wishlist - Obama's clemency initiative was a move in the right direction. It should be re-established as a final line of justice for those whom the greater system has failed.
Local/City Government Wishlist
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