This is my political credo.
I believe in the human dignity of all people. I believe we abolish poverty today as a choice. I believe we abolish the institution of poverty today as we abolished the institution of slavery then - as we abolished the institution of child labor then.
Today, we choose to abolish poverty and live together in economic dignity, free from the fear and shame of throwing each other away.
You can accept a mediocre purpose as an employee in an economy that permits you the mediocre democracy it can afford. Or we can choose. We can choose to live as citizens in a democracy that governs its economy in service of our national dignity.
You can accept powerlessness in the face of an economy that throws people away. You can accept teaching our children they must throw people away to forestall the day they are thrown away themselves. You can pass by our desperate and shamed neighbors in counterfeit luxury on your way through a shameful and desperate life. You can accept poverty as necessary while lashing out against corruption, elites, racism, crime, terrorism, and everything poverty profits us. You can slowly watch human lives dissolve in a ruthless society - accepting the mediocrity our economy affords us - knowing some day one of us must throw the other away.
Or we can choose. We can choose to fulfill the promise of democracy as a society where everyone matters. We can choose to live as citizens in a democracy that governs its economy for a national purpose. We can choose to live in a democracy of innovation, competition, and compassion - all in service of our human dignity. We can choose to govern an economy that provides a means for every citizen to meaningfully participate with human dignity.
Who now stands for Jesus Christ’s work today? Who now is responsible for the kingdom of heaven on earth?
Who now stands for progressivism today? Who now is responsible for a society that moves forward together to a better future?
We choose to abolish poverty - not just for the dignity of the poor, but for our own human dignity and the human dignity of all people.
I ask you to choose now. To choose now and believe in the strength of our nation. To choose now and believe in the power of the human heart, mind, and spirit. To choose now and believe in the human dignity of your own self and all people.
We did not go to the moon because we knew how to get there. We went to the moon because we were inspired by our courage to step forward together into our greater future as men and women among the stars.
Today, we choose to change - to change the Constitution. We choose the 28th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America:
We the people, choose to abolish poverty and live together in economic human dignity, free from the fear and shame of throwing each other away.
The 28th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
I ask you to live every day in the dignity of your actions to abolish poverty.
Join us. Take action at PovertyAbolitionist.org. Join us and be free.