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Tue May 17, 2016, 02:33 PM

I'm cool with the current Democratic platform

There will probably be a couple of changes for 2016.

We recognize that the capacity of government is limited but we regard democratic government as a force for good and a source of hope.

At the heart of our party lies a fundamental conviction, that Americans must not only be free, but they
must live in a fair society.

We believe it is the responsibility of government to help us achieve this fair society.

a society where the elderly and the disabled can lead lives of dignity and where Social Security
remains an unshakable commitment;

a society where all people can find jobs in a growing full-employment economy;

a society where all workers are guaranteed without question the legal right to join unions of their
own choosing and to bargain collectively for decent wages and conditions of employment;

a society where taxes are clearly based on ability to pay;

a society where the equal rights of women are guaranteed in the Constitution;

a society where the civil rights of minorities are fully secured and where no one is denied the
opportunity for a better life;

a society where both public and private discrimination based upon race, sex, age, color, creed,
national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status, philosophical
persuasion or physical disability are condemned and where our government moves aggressively to end
such discrimination through lawful means;

a society where we recognize that the strengthening of the family and the protection of children
are essential to the health of the nation;

a society where a sound education, proper nutrition, quality medical care, affordable housing, safe
streets and a healthy environment are possible for every citizen;

a society where the livelihoods of our family farmers are as stable as the values they instill in the
American character;

a society where a strong national defense is a common effort, where promoting human rights is a
basic value of our foreign policy, and where we ensure that future by ending the nuclear arms race.
This is our purpose and our promise.


Not sure why this isn't good enough for Sanders. Well, actually I do.

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postatomic May 2016 OP
NRaleighLiberal May 2016 #1
postatomic May 2016 #2
NRaleighLiberal May 2016 #3
postatomic May 2016 #9
NRaleighLiberal May 2016 #10
postatomic May 2016 #11
VulgarPoet May 2016 #4
postatomic May 2016 #6
Haveadream May 2016 #5
postatomic May 2016 #7
postatomic May 2016 #8

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Tue May 17, 2016, 02:42 PM

2. Yes. It fits his narrative fairly well

But as I understand it, Bernie wants to have control of the platform. I wonder if he has even read this.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Tue May 17, 2016, 09:13 PM

9. Then why does he feel the need to hijack the DNC?

Your response is appreciated but it is also very predictable. I could have wrote it for you and saved ya' the time.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #10)

Tue May 17, 2016, 09:19 PM

11. Be well. Be happy.

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Tue May 17, 2016, 03:03 PM

4. Thing is, none of us trust Clinton to hold to the pretty "idealism" she speaks.

At least, I assume this is all unicorns at this point-- Clinton supporters told me so.

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Response to VulgarPoet (Reply #4)

Tue May 17, 2016, 09:04 PM

6. This wasn't something that Hillary came up with-in the singular

It's the Democratic Party. You know all those people that are Democrats and care about this country.

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Tue May 17, 2016, 03:05 PM

5. Thanks for posting, postatomic

I like platform, too.

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Response to Haveadream (Reply #5)

Tue May 17, 2016, 09:04 PM

7. You're quite welcome

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Tue May 17, 2016, 09:10 PM

8. There is a very simple point that can be made from this

Most of us (I'd say all but I find myself questioning the motives of a few) share the ideals presented in this platform. Everything here represents a common ground for most of us. We share the same concerns and value the same social goals.

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