Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Green Party

Presidential Candidate: Cynthia McKinney
Vice-Presidential Candidate: Rosa A. Clemente
Party Founded: 2001
Best Known For: Ralph Nader

The Green Party - as far as this "political" discussion has gone - is one of the more "realistic" parties fielding a candidate for President in the upcoming election. That doesn't mean much, really, as many of our previous candidates may be legitimately certifiable. But the Greens, as they are commonly known, do have some rather risque statements sprinkled throughout their website and party platform.

"...we support a restructuring of social, political and economic institutions away from a system which is controlled by and mostly benefits the powerful few, to a democratic, less bureaucratic system.

"We have inherited a social system based on male domination of politics and economics.

"People of color in this country have legitimate claims to reparations in the form of monetary compensation for centuries of discrimination."

McKinney also "charged that George W. Bush may have known about the September 11 attacks in advance and allowed them to happen in order to make profits for the Carlyle Group, an owner of defense contractors with which former President Bush has connections. 'It is known that President Bush's father, through the Carlyle Group, had–at the time of the attacks–joint business interests with the bin Laden construction company and many defense industry holdings, the stocks of which have soared since September 11'"

Hmmm, walking on dangerous ground with those last two...

I do like this party's focus on the environment as a necessary issue regarding the future of the United States, but I don't necessarily agree with their methods for achieving their goals. I do not like the scary image McKinney puts forth at the top of this blog. Yikes!

Cynthia will be 53 if she breaks through every known and unknown glass ceiling in existence and manages to become the first black, female, third-party candidate who thinks Tupac is still alive to win the Presidency.

Green Party Homepage
McKinney's Homepage

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