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Humane Party Platform – 2011

The Humane Party has adopted the following simple set of resolutions as the Humane Party’s initial platform. We have:

  • RESOLVED that appropriate legislation be enacted so as to require balanced federal, state, and territorial budgets, subject to narrowly tailored exceptions.
  • RESOLVED that appropriate legislation be enacted so as to ensure equality under federal, state, and territorial law, such equality including but not limited to gender, sexual orientation, and marriage equality.
  • RESOLVED that appropriate legislation be enacted and appropriate governmental action taken so as to end inhumane and fiscally unsound criminal trial, sentencing, and incarceration systems and practices.
  • RESOLVED that appropriate legislation be enacted and appropriate governmental action taken so as to:
    1. Discontinue non-emergency use of toxic, hazardous, and economically untenable fuels and energy production methods, such fuels and methods including but not limited to “fossil” fuels and nuclear fission;
    2. Replace such fuels and methods with alternatives that serve the nation’s immediate and long-term economic and national security interests; and, to the degree possible,
    3. Remedy, both independently from and in concert with the international community, the harms heretofore caused by such fuels and methods.
  • RESOLVED that appropriate legislation be enacted and appropriate governmental action taken so as to eliminate:
    1. Both domestic and foreign trade in sentient beings, regardless of species;
    2. Exploitation, torture, mutilation, and slaughter of such beings;
    3. Both domestic and foreign trade in products resulting from or obtained by way of such practices; and
    4. Services that include or are provided by way of such practices.
  • RESOLVED that appropriate legislation be enacted and appropriate governmental action taken so as to:
    1. Preserve the remaining ecosystems of which the nation is a part;
    2. Protect the remaining species who inhabit such ecosystems; and, to the degree possible,
    3. Revitalize such ecosystems.
  • RESOLVED that appropriate legislation be enacted and appropriate governmental action taken so as to establish the nation’s international leadership in education, scholarship, and professional development.
  • RESOLVED that the Humane Party will endorse only those candidates for public office who have committed to:
    1. Lead their lives in accord with humane values;
    2. Pursue and achieve those political and legal solutions that accord with such values; and
    3. Oppose and defeat all proposed courses of action that would, if followed, conflict with such values.

SO HAVE WE RESOLVED, on this day, September 9, 2011.

 

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