"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

August 14, 2007

The California Democratic Party today released their "Blueprint For The Golden State".

  • Promote peace, real security, the rule of law, and human rights both at home and abroad
  • Provide guaranteed support for first responders, military servicemembers, and veterans
  • Fight to restore the Constitutional balance among the branches of the federal government
  • Create a 21st century economy built on a diverse workforce educated by quality public schools with the right to organize
  • Promote access and equality in employment, educational, and economic opportunities
  • Ensure universal, comprehensive, and affordable health care for all Californians
  • Protect a woman's right to choose how to use her mind, her body and her time
  • Secure a dignified retirement for our seniors, including Social Security and Medicare for future generations
  • Make California the most energy-independent state, build new industries in the effort to fight global warming and pollution, and protect our natural resources
  • Build smart, sustainable, safe, environmentally sound, and caring communities
  • Support the arts, especially in our public schools
  • Insist upon fiscal common sense, responsibility, and accountability in California and Washington

As you can see, it is a fairly progressive agenda and even takes a shot at the Bush Administration's methodical unraveling of the Constitution's intrinsic checks and balances, principles that are becoming an increasingly distant memory. Kudos to the nation's most progressive state for their efforts in retaining some semblance of humanity and civility in politics.

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