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Values the legacy parties can never deliver on because their owners won't let them

What Violet said:

That’s what the Justice Party [if that turns out to be the name -- lambert] is about: a fair deal for every American. ...

–Economic justice: a fair deal whether you’re rich or poor.

–Gender justice: a fair deal whether you’re male or female.

–Racial justice: a fair deal whether you’re black or white or brown or beige.

–Social justice: a fair deal no matter what you look like or who you love or what you believe.

–Global justice: being a good global neighbor, treating other nations and nationals fairly.

–Environmental justice: a fair approach to the environment: clean air and water for everyone, not just rich folks. No dumping in poor people’s communities.

–Democratic justice: fair government, fair elections.

Double fucking light-up-the-boards +1000 pony bingo.

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gqmartinez's picture
Submitted by gqmartinez on

Though I'm increasingly tending toward more agency being placed on the Democratic Legacy party. They very well may be owned, but they are not being forced to do anything.

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Submitted by tjfxh on

The basic problem with the US is that no one who makes less that $200, 000 a year has any real say anywhere that counts. And most of the people with a voice think that $200, 000 is chump change. No wonder justice and fairness are foreign to them. We live in a double-standard society, and they are the privileged.

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Submitted by letsgetitdone on

The Justice Party isn't very radical. It's the party of Harry S. Truman, whose program was called The Fair Deal.

Looking at it in another way, the Justice Party is the Real Democratic Party, since the ones who call themselves Democrats today, don't have the guts to follow the principles of Harry Truman.

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Submitted by letsgetitdone on

Probably the Democratic Party of 1948. Truman's program was nowhere near as radical as some of the proposals Roosevelt advanced during the second New Deal and after he was re-elected in 1944 and was planning for a post-war Administration. If Roosevelt had lived we would have had universal health care then and also the Federal Government as the employer of last resort. We have a lot to learn by studying the history of the Roosevelt and Truman Administrations.

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Submitted by jumpjet on

Even with the praise he gets these days I still think he's an underrated president.

I've always found it instructive to contrast Bush (and Obama's) fawning over David Petraus with the way Truman dealt with Douglas MacArthur when he began to overstep his bounds- that is, by firing him despite his popularity with the public.

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Submitted by Violet Socks on

The Justice Party isn't very radical. It's the party of Harry S. Truman, whose program was called The Fair Deal.

Yeah, I keep worrying about the Truman reference.

Re radicalism: one thing I like about embracing justice philosophies as the core of the party is that there's depth. If fairness is your rubric, that works for simple immediate measures and answers to current political questions. But it also works down the road, as society evolves and the political discourse matures (in a leftward direction, I hope). My personal ideal is a society that embraces the maximum conclusions of every one of the justice philosophies, from gender justice to global justice to environmental justice.

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Submitted by TreeHugger on

has recently become available with journalist Kirstin Downey's immensely readable biography of FDR's Secretary of Labor (and 1st ever woman cabinet member) Francis Perkins.

The book is appropriately titled "The Woman Behind the New Deal". The inner look at Al Smith, the early Roosevelt, a changed Roosevelt after his partial paralysis, the horrendous sexism faced by Perkins, and Roosevelt's dependence upon her makes for fascinating reading. Nearly every memorable New Deal Program, from the CCC, the WPA, Social Security to the whole alphabet stew of programs employed to get Americans back to work had Perkins' stewardship behind it.

Highly recommend it.

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Submitted by tarheel-leftist85 on

I saw Kirstin Downey on the book CSPAN channel, and was entranced by the whole thing. Can't wait to start on it!