The Green Party Platform-By Barry Levinson


Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson

Below you have the 2012 Green Party Platform

Please go to Item I. Democracy Section D. Foreign Policy, A Real Road to Peace in the Middle East. Incredibly the only foreign country on the face of the map that the Green Party criticizes at all is Israel.

No negative comments about Russia, Iran, North Korea, Syria or Cuba. No comments about how much support is given by Iran to terrorists throughout the world.

As we, the sane world suffers another Islamist terrorist attack on a humor magazine in Paris executing 12 innocents and injuring many others, the Green Party remains silent on this deadly threat to freedom loving peoples throughout the world.

Reading the Green Party Platform, one might conclude that they believe if only Israel would no longer be a Jewish State, the world would be a much better place. Isn’t it ironic that under the broad heading of Democracy the Green Party chooses to criticize the only Democracy in the Middle East?

In my humble opinion, it is their irrational foreign policy position that makes the Green Party irrelevant to the vast majority of Americans and makes them unelectable on the national stage.

2012 Green Party Platform
adopted July 2012, Baltimore, Maryland
I. DEMOCRACY
A. Political Reform
B. Community
• Families and Children
• Alternative Community Service
C. Free Speech and Media Reform
D. Foreign Policy
• Peace and Disarmament
• A Real Road to Peace in the Middle East
• Foreign Policy – Trade
• Human Rights
• Women’s Rights
• Puerto Rican Independence
E. Domestic Security
F. Demilitarization and Exploration of Space
II. SOCIAL JUSTICE
A. Civil Rights and Equal Rights
• Women’s Rights
• Racial Discrimination
• Indigenous Peoples
• Justice for Native Hawaiians: Kanaka Maoli
• Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
• Rights of the Disabled
• Religious Freedom and Secular Equality
• Youth Rights
• GI and Veterans’ Rights
• Consumer Protection
B. Environmental Justice
C. Economic Justice / Social Safety Net
D. Welfare: A Commitment to Ending Poverty
E. Education and the Arts
• Education
• The Arts
F. Health Care
• Single-Payer Health Care
• AIDS / HIV
G. Labor
H. Criminal Justice
• Alternatives to Incarceration
• Prison Conditions, Prisoner Treatment and Parolees
• Criminal Justice Reform
I. Population
J. Immigration / Emigration
K. Housing and Homelessness
• Renters/Tenants’ Rights
• Rent Control
• Preserve and Increase Affordable Housing Supply
• Fair Housing
• Measures to Address Homelessness
III. ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY
A. Climate Change
• Strong International Climate Treaty
• Economic Policy for a Safer Climate
• Repay Our Climate Debt
• More Efficiency and Conservation
• Clean, Green Energy and Jobs
• Clean, Green Agriculture
B. Energy
• Encourage Conservation
• Move to Renewable Sources
• Eliminate dirty and dangerous energy sources
• Decentralize the Grid
• Re-localize the Food System
• Electrify the Transportation Sysrtem
• Requirements for Energy Transition
C. Nuclear Issues
D. Transportation
• Pedestrians and Bicyclists
• Mass Transit
• Motor Vehicles
• Air Travel
• Freight
E. Zero Waste, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
F. Clean Air and Ozone Depletion
G. Land Use
• Land Ownership and Property Rights
• Urban Land Use
• Rural Land Use
• Public Lands
H. Water
I. Agriculture
J. Biological Diversity
K. Ethical Treatment of Animals
L. Forestry Practices
M. Ocean Protection
IV. ECONOMIC JUSTICE AND SUSTAINABILITY
A. Ecological Economics
B. Measuring Economic Health
C. Curbing Corporate Power
D. Livable Income
E. Fair Taxation
• Cut Taxes for Wage Workers
• Fair Taxes for Corporations and the Wealthy
• Eco-Taxes to Help Save the Planet
• Other tax reforms
F. Local Economic Development
G. Small Business and the Self-Employed
H. Work and Job Creation
I. Banking and Insurance Reform
• Banking Reform
• Monetary Reform (Greening the Dollar)
• Insurance Reform
• Broader Financial Industry Reforms
J. Pension Reform
K. Anti-trust Enforcement
L. Advanced Technology and Defense Conversion
• Telecommunications
• Open Source Software
• Nanotechnology
M. National Debt

  1. #1 by Green party on January 7, 2015 - 2:32 pm

    Total frauds. No chance at anything. Total phonies.

  2. #2 by Roger on January 7, 2015 - 4:33 pm

    Mr. Levinson, is Jane Rands is a member of the Green Party is she not?

  3. #3 by Barry Levinson on January 7, 2015 - 5:04 pm

    Here is the link to the Green Party Platform.
    http://www.gp.org/what-we-believe/our-platform

  4. #4 by Barry Levinson on January 7, 2015 - 8:18 pm

    Jane Rands and Matt Leslie have been members of the Green Party for many years Roger.

    • #5 by Infowarrior on January 8, 2015 - 12:49 pm

      The green party is just a bunch of liberals that hijacked the green peace movement. It is actually very involved in Agenda 21.

  5. #6 by A closer look on January 8, 2015 - 8:00 am

    and this relates to Fullerton … how??

    • #7 by Masoud on January 8, 2015 - 10:15 am

      To me sound like Zionist propaganda.

  6. #8 by Barry Levinson on January 8, 2015 - 11:30 am

    Masoud you sound like a cowardly Jew hater hiding in the shadows.

    To answer A closer look, it relates to Fullerton because these positions are held by Jane Rands, who has run for Fullerton City Council several times. Although not a city issue, all positions on issues held by people running for public office should be scrutinized. Her significant other, Matt Leslie, continues to publicly publish his anti-Israeli views and therefore is welcoming public debate. I am just responding to his publicly held position on the State of Israel.

    When people do not respond to positions that they find repugnant, they are allowing that position to go unchallenged. I believe that can be very dangerous. A foreign policy party platform that singles out Israel as the only country that they believe needs to be criticized by them is of great concern to me and should be for all fair minded people.

    • #9 by Anonymous on January 8, 2015 - 3:16 pm

      Beheadings and mass murders take place all over Mexico all the time. They are our neighbors and yet we let those TERRORISTS run wild. Why is ISIS the only enemy? Is the exclusively Zionist protecting foreign policy a problem? It most certainly is. The cartels have killed thousands including Americans. Why don’t we deploy troops in Mexico? What about the terrorist regime running gulags in North Korea? Why don’t we deploy troops over there? Something is terribly amiss in our State Department.

  7. #10 by Barry Levinson on January 8, 2015 - 5:24 pm

    Anonymous your comments are void of legitimacy.

    No American troops have been either killed, injured or ever even deployed defending Israel.

    P.S. If you actually read my entire post, you would have learned that I mention most of the countries that cause hardship for its people and instability around the world. I also mentioned the concern about terrorism as a danger to the United States and to other free nations. No one ever stated that ISIS was the only terrorist concern. In fact, Anonymous I did not even mention ISIS. The readers of this website must really get a good laugh from your insipid comments.

  8. #11 by Sick and Tired on January 8, 2015 - 7:33 pm

    Nothing like crazy people who post conspiracy crap.

    • #12 by Foolerton on January 9, 2015 - 5:01 am

      No conspiracies, no crazies- just a bunch of room temperature IQ’s who love to be lied to all the time. That’s all. You are in good company.

  9. #13 by Barry Levinson on January 9, 2015 - 9:40 am

    I wanted to expand on my answer to a closer look regarding this post’s relevance to Fullerton.

    I posted the entire Green Party Platform. Some of their positions have a direct impact on local issues. By posting this I give the readers the opportunity to learn more about them.

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