Bernie Sanders’ Policies Represent Needed Change

By Richard Coleman, Stafford County Democratic Committee Member

Bernie Sanders polices represent change. And while we should not make change for the sake of change, we need not fear change when the situation requires it. The environment, health care and education are important issues in the lives of all Americans. As our culture and the fundamental technologies of these issues have changed over time, so must the way me manage these issues over time. Americans have a strong commitment to the spirit of independence and self-responsibility, but we must also embrace a new interactive culture that foster communication and self-expression. Embracing our new culture allows our individual actions in major issues to have a greater impact on these issues in the lives of others. We must change how these major issues are managed.

Sanders recognizes that our new interactive culture requires that the government provide policies to ensure fair access regarding these issues, while protecting us from the impact of others. The new technologies and complexity of these major issues have stretched our individual ability to control how they affect our lives. We should be able to depend on our government to fulfill its responsibility of providing for the common good, without fearing the threat of some ambiguous definition of socialism.

Every individual and corporation should fairly face the burden of the cost of government. Bernie Sanders recognizes that we must have taxation policies that allows government to meet its responsibilities. We, as a compassion culture, should not allow those who are indifferent to anything beyond their own needs to refuse to pay a fair share. Hiding behind claims that others, usually the poor, should be more responsible, while demanding additional benefits for the wealthy is not acceptable.

This is a post by a member of the Stafford County Democratic Committee. This post does not necessarily reflect the views of the Stafford County Democratic Committee, the Democratic Party of Virginia, or the Democratic Party of America.