1. Transparency – no more “Razzle Dazzle”
If you ask, I will answer… anything.
When you ask and I do not have an answer, I will find it, and/or ensure that the person who is appointed to that specialty in my cabinet is well informed.
I will not speak negatively about any other candidates.
There is plenty of mud in my past to sling, and that is, just as written, in my past; my mistakes make me a more qualified candidate because every time I err, I own it, correct it, and move forward.
2. Responsibility – Rights have equal or greater responsibility
Know your rights
Know your responsibilities
3. Common sense: Occam’s razor states the simplest answer is usually the best answer.
I can only control what I feel, think, say, and do; therefore, I will actively show respect and kindness to everyone I meet.
If it’s broken: fix the problem; not the blame. (And let’s fix the problem together!)
Be able to pass a USA citizenship test before voting. Constitutional rights and responsibilities are afforded to an informed constituency.
Focus on things that are productive, even if they are uncomfortable. We only grow OUTSIDE of our comfort bubble!
Our best gift to ourselves and others is to live in the balance between disagreement and respect.
As a public servant, I will embrace servant leadership.
4. Coexisting dichotomies – live in a country where this AND that can live together
Humanness is contradiction (author unknown)
For all of you who aren’t sure, it is possible to be gay and Christian.
It’s also possible to believe in God and science.
It is possible to be pro-choice and anti-abortion.
It is equally possible to be a feminist and love and respect men.
It’s possible to have privilege and be discriminated against, to be poor and have a rich life, to not have a job and still have money.
It is possible to believe in sensible gun control legislation and still believe in one’s right to defend one’s self, family, and property.
It’s possible to be anti-war and pro-military.
It is possible to love thy neighbor and despise his actions.
It is possible to advocate Black Lives Matter and still be pro-police.
It is possible to not have a formal education and be brilliant.
It is possible to be Muslim and also suffer at the hands of terrorists.
It is possible to be a non-American fighting for the American dream.
It is possible to be different and the same.
We are all walking contradictions of what “normal” looks like.
Let humanity and love win.
Mantra: Show active displays of respect and kindness for oneself and the people around us!