Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Time for One Party - the Human Party

More republican women siding with what's good instead of what's politically platformed. Good to see more people choosing human rights and what's best for the planet over political dogma. The Bush women prime examples.

It's time to put away our politics and get it together.

More republican women have been speaking out for what's good for the country instead of what has been platformed by their political party. This goes for women of many platforms in general.

I read recently that the Bush women, for example, have been speaking out for what they believe in regardless of the family's political affiliation. Most recently, Laura Bush was noted as saying on her recent book tour that she is clearly for abortion rights/the right to choose and supports gay marriage (it's a basic civil right). "Why should people who are in love be refused the right to be together?", she says. She also says that anything other than equality for all people is "just old fashioned" and a "generational thing." The time has come for a generational change.

In another recent interview on Fox TV no less, the younger Barbara Bush, Laura's 28-year old daughter, was quoted as saying this in response to a question regarding the recent health care reform bill:

(from Yahoo news.com)
When "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace asked her whether she supports President Obama's health care reform plan, she responded: "I guess I'm glad the bill was passed."

"Why do, basically, people with money have good health care and why do people who live on lower salaries not have good health care?" she said.

"Health should be a right for everyone."

She is president of the Global Health Corps, an organization that champions global health equity.

Barbara Bush's comments come just weeks after her mother, former First Lady Laura Bush, was also asked to comment on the dem party's nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.

"I think it's great," she responded. "I'm really glad that there will be three [women] if she's confirmed. I like to have women on the Supreme Court."

We must get past our "partisan" thinking if we are to heal this world. Figures we'd see women doing it first (no offense guys, heh!).

And whomever comes up with the Gulf clean-up... just support it! dems, reps, non-parties, let's just DO IT!!! Who cares who gets credit for stuff already. We have a planet to care for and a world to heal. It begins with us. Kudos to Laura Bush and her daughter. I have always liked her.

addendum -

And forget corporate political relationships (isn't it also time for a ban on corporate financing of political careers?), etc. BP needs to be held fully accountable for the Gulf tragedy - including fines (for destruction of the planet), total clean-up and recovery costs (billions of dollars, yes), and frankly, imprisonment for withholding/falsifying info and other clearly criminal activity. If you do the crime, you do the time. We must set the model now that it is not ok to destroy the planet... for money! (If it's not a crime to destroy the planet, we are even further behind the times - and the evolution of humanity - than we thought.)

The time has clearly come for strong local and global legislation (and strict accountability) for the permanent banning of off-shore drilling and other earth-destructive politics and practices. Greed is no longer an option. The destruction of the planet is no longer an option. Off-shore drilling is no longer an option (indeed it should not have been an option after the exxon or any of the other 20 off-shore oil spills). It is wrecking the eco-system, innocent life, and has global destruction potential that will be felt for generations. And... it serves no purpose other than feeding corporate greed. Let's stop this spill (over 50 days and counting) and focus upon this -- there are so many new and innovative and exciting "clean" energy sources to develop and create. Let's put our focus there - on new and innovative "21st century" technologies. and become the dream we can be.

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