Who is "The Real Bernie Candidate" in District 9?
I stand in solidarity with the 2016 Maine Democratic Platform and will work with the Legislature, if elected, to enact these policies into law.
In addition, I support the platform of Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, in his call to strive for an America "where no one who works 40 hours a week lives in poverty, where health care is a right for all Americans, where kids of all backgrounds can go to college without crushing debt, where there is no bank too big to fail, no banker too powerful to jail, and we've reclaimed our democracy from the billionaire class."
I value the Golden Rule, Matthew 7:12, "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this is the law and the prophets." All common law is based on this one principle, still true today.
I believe in the Equality Principle, that there is one standard for everybody.
I respect the Karmic Truth that you reap what you sow---so sow seeds of love, tolerance and peace-- to make this a better world and a better tomorrow for those who inherit this world. We have these obligations along with the gift of life.
As Abe Lincoln said: "With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to know the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in...to care for him who has borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphans, to do all which may ensure and cherish a just and a lasting peace, among ourselves and with all nations."
This immortal guidance from a past President is timely today, with the great need for wisdom to prevail in the world. I take these words to heart and will lead from the guidance they provide.