Monday, September 05, 2005

Some Suggestions for Candidates

Candidates for the 2006 Congressional races are popping up as well as contenders for the White House in 2008. Trying to catch the pulse of the voters, they are attempting to "spin" their ways into respective offices by saying that which will jibe with their party of choice and bring in the most votes from the identifiable groups of voters.

As committed to neither Republicans nor Democrats, but with a finger on the pulse of those of us out here in the hinterlands, I offer some issues for the up and coming candidates to pay attention to.

As it happens, several of the most compelling issues are interwoven requiring some intelligence and an understanding of a holistic view.

The top most compelling issues have to do with Global Warming, Energy consumption, Environmental health and Nuclear weapons.

These four are areas that immediately threaten life on earth and demand immediate attention.

A candidate who commits to using our tax revenue for the enhancement of society would be appreciated.

A foreign policy dedicated to intelligent Peace would go a long way in removing the issues that incite terrorism and help to deflate the obscene $400+ billion dollar defense budget that eats up half of our family budget.

This is my short list for a campaign platform in the coming elections.

Let's hope there are politicians out there who are capable of putting the well being of people above money and power. After all, their life is on the line too.

Susan Dyer