We get no respect! Its true. We are the Rodney Daingerfields of the Milky Way Galaxy, except no-one is laughing at our attempts of humor. Instead the audience is overcome with pity and shame for us. We are the abused. The party that can run on “Respect,” can win over the populist vote, the angry vote, the “sick to death of it . .” vote.
On all sides of the American political spectrum respect has been blatantly absent from the neighbors that are the Congress of the United States. Lead by Republicans, the One Hundred and Ninth Congress, and the Senate of Two Thousand and Four, may be the most corrupt in our short history. Often in secret and with blatant disrespect, they ignored our best interests to cater to the desires of credit card corporations, of pharmaceutical corporations, and of health insurance corporations, military contractors, and mining companies. The President and the White House administration has disrespected our constitution on multiple counts. Our Bill of Rights and our Articles of Confederation, had been written with respect in mind and they have been abused.
The left wing of American politics can be the Respect party. Respect for the Labor that (truly) drives our economy. Respect for the education’s of all Americans choosing to pursue intellectual growth for the benefit of all. Respect for the necessity of affordable health care for all Americans. Respect for our environment and the maintenance of our free lands. Respect for privacy. Respect for the single email or letter or the phone call from a voter in the district, a respect tied down with chain that can not be raised and counter weighted on a giant brass scales by satchels of gifts, golf trips, and private jet flights.
Above all the new respect our nation needs from government must be based upon a philosophy which defines government, stated by a Liberal president who happened to carry the label Republican: