Skip to comments.Principles of the [Socialist] New Party [of which Obama was a member]
Posted on 10/08/2008 11:33:21 AM PDT by freespirited
The New Party believes that the social, economic, and political progress of the United States requires a democratic revolution in America -- the return of power to the people. Our basic purpose -- reflected both in our own governance and in our aspirations for the nation -- is to make that revolution happen. At present, in America, the people do not rule. And they must, if we and our children are to lead lives of dignity, decency, and fulfillment.
Our commitment to democracy comes from our recognition of the moral equality of persons. People really are created equal, and their free deliberation is the best hope for achieving the blessings of liberty. The same recognition fuels our commitment to fairness in social life -- not letting such moral irrelevancies as race, gender, age, sexual orientation, country of origin, or inheritance determine one's life chances. A commitment to democracy, finally, implies commitment to building the popular democratic organizations -- clean, effective, and accountable government, democratic unions and community organizations -- necessary to any democratic society.
We are thus saddened and outraged by the present corruption of our public institutions; the deliberate weakening of unions and other popular democratic organizations; the short-sighted and cruel economic policies now destroying our cities and communities, increasing inequality, lowering living standards, and wrecking the earth; the special burdens this society still places on women, people of color, and children; the violence it inflicts on the rest of the world.
To promote equality, freedom, and prosperity, we dedicate ourselves to the following:
Full public financing of elections, universal voter registration, proportional representation, free party competition.
The establishment, defense, and facilitation of worker, consumer, shareholder, and taxpayer rights to democratic self-organization.
The creation of a sustainable economy based on the responsible and reverent use of earth's resources -- taking no more than we need, replacing and reusing all that we can.
A society in which we all take seriously our responsibilities as parents, workers and citizens.
The democratization of our banking and financial system -- including greater accountability of those charged with public stewardship of our banking system, worker-owner control over their pension assets, community-controlled alternative financial institutions, and full disclosure of lending practices.
A Bill of Rights for America's Children, guaranteeing true equality of opportunity by providing equal access to comparable education, health care, nutrition, housing, and safety.
Community-control and equitable funding of our public schools, within which we seek not just equality, but excellence.
Full employment, a shorter work week, and a guaranteed minimum income for all adults; a universal "social wage" to include such basic benefits as health care, child care, vacation time, and lifelong access to education and training; a systematic phase-in of comparable worth and like programs to ensure gender equity.
A progressive tax system based on the ability to pay.
Rebuilding our cities and metropolitan regions -- the cornerstones of a high-wage and ecologically sustainable economy -- through community-led programs of comprehensive, democratic, high-wage, and low-waste economic development.
Communities in which residents, neighborhood organizations, businesses, police, and local officials cooperate as equal partners to provide a safe and secure environment in which to live and work and study.
A reduction of national military spending to that necessary to the defense of the United States, and an end to unilateral military interventions.
Trade among nations consistent with mutual improvement in living standards, reduced cross-national inequalities, and sustainable development.
In all aspects of our economy and social life, an absolute bar to discrimination based on race, gender, age, country of origin, and sexual orientation, and absolute security in reproductive rights, fundamental liberties, and privacy.
These are our principles. It will take time and experience to work out the details of sound policies and procedures based upon them, but there is no better time to start than the present. We believe that if we enunciate our principles clearly and firmly, with honesty and conviction, the New Party will set a new standard for political behavior, and be worthy of the people of these United States.
Released by the New Party Interim Executive Council (IEC) in September 1994 for review and ratification by local chapters, these revised Principles were formally adopted by the IEC in July 1995.
People are not “morally equal.”
Correct. To the MSM secessionist = radical. Socialist = mainstream.
Bump for later reading
This link is to the annual socialist party dinner in Chicago. Obama is mentioned...lol
Yes, confirmation that Obama would have had to sign a contract with the NP:
Chicago New Party Update
by Bruce Bentley
About 50 activists attended the Chicago New Party membership meeting in July. The purpose of the meeting was to update members on local activities and to hear appeals for NP support from four potential political candidates. The NP is being very active in organization building and politics. There are 300 members in Chicago. In order to build an organizational and financial base the NP is sponsoring house parties. Locally it has been successful both fiscally and in building a grassroots base. Nationwide it has resulted in 1000 people committed to monthly contributions. The NPs political strategy is to support progressive candidates in elections only if they have a concrete chance to win. This has resulted in a winning ratio of 77 of 110 elections. Candidates must be approved via a NP political committee. Once approved, candidates must sign a contract with the NP. The contract mandates that they must have a visible and active relationship with the NP.
The political entourage included Alderman Michael Chandler, William Delgado, chief of staff for State Rep Miguel del Valle, and spokespersons for State Sen. Alice Palmer, Sonya Sanchez, chief of staff for State Sen. Jesse Garcia, who is running for State Rep in Garcias District; and Barack Obama, chief of staff for State Sen. Alice Palmer. Obama is running for Palmers vacant seat.
There are too many Americans who do not care to know about Obama’s socialist implications. They have suffered Bush derangement syndrome for so long that Obama is the cure. Of course, this is pure Saul Olinsky: aggitate people enought until they are willing to throw their freedoms under the bus.
The link I posted was 2004!
Someone needs to get screen-shots of that before it gets dissapeared.
I don’t know how to do screen-shots.
I don’t either.
To do screen shots you position what you want a picture of on your monitor then hit print screen button on your keyboard, then go paste to a word document.
The print screen button will be in the group with delete etc or above the numbers or above the letters. Sometimes it will say PntScn.
Obama campaigns for Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders
From the flyer, just down from the mention of Illinois’ newest Senator -
Dr. Morris Slavin