President Tulsi Gabbard?: “There Is No Force More Powerful Than Love.”

(Editorial comment: Hawaii’s elected representative to Congress Tulsi Gabbard’s February 2, 2019 address announcing her candidacy for President of the United States in 2020 was remarkable in many ways, but what separated her most from Donald Trump and others who’ve publicly conveyed their intentions of running was one statement by Ms. Gabbard: “There is no force more powerful than love.”

If one were to imagine Donald Trump, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden etc. being asked by journalists the following question: “How do you feel about the idea, suggested by Ms. Gabbard, that there is no more powerful force than love?”, then one might better understand why the just-born Tulsi Gabbard campaign and movement has immense potential for success.

In the history of United States presidential politics, unless mistaken (and we don’t believe so), such a reference by a candidate to high-consciousness spiritual wisdom implying the feasibility of real, transformation-producing, global spiritual evolution as Tulsi Gabbard did during her speech is without precedent, – in other words, even when taking into consideration the massive compilation of speeches … new.

Tulsi Gabbard has simply, boldly and courageously raised the bar higher than ever before, arguably where the U.S. presidential debate bar should always have been, rightly, from the start. Donald Trump and the other candidates’ advisers and public relations experts will find it very difficult, if not impossible, to refute and/or overpower the essential, morality-based, profoundly compelling message just sent from Hawaii. End of editorial comment)

 

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(Transcript of Tulsi Gabbard’s February 2, 2019 presidential campaign announcement address comes from Tulsi2020.com)

Aloha.

Thank you so much.

Growing up here in Hawaii, I loved swimming, surfing, and having fun in this paradise we are lucky to call home.

But I gradually realized that I was actually happiest when I was doing things for other people, doing things to protect our water, oceans, and beaches.

This was a different kind of happiness than what I experienced when just thinking of myself. It was a deeper happiness, that stayed with me.

I knew that no matter what path I chose in life, I wanted service to be the foundation.

I am proud to serve our country as a soldier.  I’m a Major in the Army National Guard where I’ve served for the last 15 years.

I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the people of Hawaii and our country in so many ways over the years –, in the state house where I was elected at 21, serving 100,000 people as a member of the Honolulu City Council, and now for over 6 years in Congress.

Thank you for your trust and your aloha.

I’m a Major in the Army National Guard, where I’ve served for the last 15 years. a Major in the National Guard and proud to serve as a soldier, a Major in the National Guard, proud to serve our country as a soldier.  I enlisted nearly 15 years ago in the Army National Guard, and deployed twice to the Middle East.

Our nation was founded on the principle that our government should be of the people, by the people, and for the people — where all people are treated equally, and with respect, in these UNITED states of America.
But today that vision seems like a far off dream.

Hatred and divisiveness have cast a dark shadow across our country.

We are being torn apart by powerful, self-serving politicians and greedy corporations, inciting hatred, fear, and conflict between us because of the color of our skin, the way we worship, or our political party.

This corruption of spirit driven by greed and selfishness is eroding the very fabric of our society …  and democracy itself.

This is not who we are, America.

The best of our nation is exemplified by our nation’s veterans who embody what it means to put service above self.  Who have sacrificed their own personal interests out of a greater love for our people and our country.

Love is not just a feeling.  It is a powerful force that drives us to act, to put service above self.

Our men and women in uniform, generation after generation, motivated by love for one another and for our country have been  willing to sacrifice  everything … for us.

They don’t  raise their hand and volunteer to serve  just to fight for one religion but not another; people of one race but not another; people of one political party but not another.

No.

When  we raise our right hand and volunteer to serve, we set aside our own interests — to serve our country and to fight for ALL Americans.

We serve as one —  Indivisible and unbreakable, united by  this bond of  love for  each other and love for our country.

It is this principle of putting service above self, that is at the heart of every soldier, every service member.

And it is in this spirit that today I announce my candidacy for President of the United States of America.

I will bring a soldier’s principles to the White House — restoring the values of dignity, honor and respect to the presidency. And above all, love for our people and love of country.

I ask you to join me, in this spirit of putting service before self, to stand up against the forces of greed and corruption.

The road ahead will not be easy.

The battle will be tough, the obstacles great.

But I know that when we stand united, by our love for our people and our country, there is no obstacle we cannot overcome, there is no battle we cannot win.

John F. Kennedy once said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” 

We must heed his call to action today, at this critical time in our history.

We must stand up, and fight for the soul of our country.

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Peace Message From Damascus.

By Jerry Alatalo

P1000889-1Alphabet United States representative to Congress Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii traveled to Syria recently along with former member of Congress (and candidate for President) Dennis Kucinich of Ohio. The current and former U.S. politicians went on a fact-finding four-day mission, visiting and discussing the tragic situation there with Syrians from all walks of life – including a personal meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The four young Syrian women Ms. Gabbard met in Damascus recorded in the video below were in the 12-14 year age range when the tragic violence, killing and destruction of their home nation began nearly (6) six years ago. Given the seemingly inestimable, endless levels of reconstruction which is going to become necessary once peace finally returns to the country, it is somewhat remarkable – a supreme irony, certainly – that two of the young women are studying architecture while another studies civil engineering.

One becomes hesitant to comment further for fear of detracting to any extent from the powerful message delivered by four kind and pleasant young Syrian women to the American people. Their heart-felt unanimous message clearly comes through loud and clear, leaving nothing else necessary to say…

“Peace”.

(Thank you to Vanessa Beeley at YouTube)

2016 Gamechanger: Michigan Votes Peace And Prosperity.

By Jerry Alatalo

aaa-28Alphabet It’s impossible to know how many voters in Michigan based their choice of Hillary Clinton on her outright and historic debate lie, the night before the vote, about Senator Bernie Sanders: “He voted against the auto bailout!” One can only speculate how many in Michigan were successfully deceived by Ms. Clinton’s intentional, truly abhorrent, slanderous crime against her political opponent, then voted with the falsely held perception that Bernie Sanders “voted against Michigan workers”, against “our family and friends”.

Unfortunately, once a lie goes out over the airwaves or media, into the minds of people innocently striving to gather as much information as possible upon which to base their decisions – in this case, voters in Michigan on whether to vote Sanders or Clinton – the effect produced by the lie is very difficult to reverse or correct. The most damning indictment of Hillary Clinton for her deliberate slander of Bernie Sanders – not illegal, but profoundly unethical and far beneath the dignity of any person seeking the office of president of the United States – is that she knew the lie would gain her more votes, help her win Michigan’s primary election, and, that she consciously chose to deceive the people.

Despite that disgusting political attack in line with the psychopathic tactics of Machiavelli, Michigan voters went to the polls and gave the Sanders campaign a 50% to 48% win. One can imagine, if Ms. Clinton hadn’t made the conscious decision to run on the “dark side” of politics, that the final totals would have been more in line with results in Kansas and Maine, where Sanders won with much greater percentages.

Despite the roadblocks established to prevent success for the Sanders campaign since it began some 10 months ago, including the media’s virtual censorship through providing little airtime for him or supporters, along with highly biased narratives in reporting constructed/designed to convince the American people Sanders’ campaign had no chance, that Hillary was the inevitable Democratic nominee, the Michigan result shows that Americans have clearly had enough of status quo, “same old, same old” politics as usual.

Fundamentally, the American people are increasingly become aware that, with what some describe as one’s “gut feeling” or intuition, there is a real difference between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton when it comes to their respective human characteristics, most keenly felt when observing and contrasting each candidate’s personal integrity and forthrightness. Sanders comes across as professorial, while Clinton, especially evident in the Michigan debate, comes across as harsh, combative, overly aggressive…, in the mold of unpleasant negative-attack advertisements which most people have come to reject.

Political campaigns are famous for their “horse race” aspects where media analysts, politicians, business and religious leaders, and everyday people offer their opinions and predictions. After the historic vote in Michigan which all the polls showed couldn’t happen, with next Tuesday’s (March 15) primary elections in Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio and Missouri, and the momentum generated for Sanders, it’s not unreasonable to predict Sanders will become the next president of the United States.

Hawaii’s representative in the U.S. Congress and Iraq War veteran Tulsi Gabbard supports Bernie Sanders and believes he has the wisdom and judgment required of America’s commander-in-chief of the military. She explains why during her introduction of Bernie Sanders at a rally in Michigan, while advocating to the audience and all Americans for a “new era of peace and prosperity”.

Imagine a new era of peace and prosperity… The American people are now able to manifest such a world into reality – with their votes.

(Thank you to Tulsi Gabbard at YouTube)

Hawaii’s Tulsi Gabbard Endorses Vermont’s Bernie Sanders.

By Jerry Alatalo

RockwellAlphabet VETERAN of the Iraq War and member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard has resigned her Vice-Chairman position on the Democratic National Committee, allowing her to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont as the party’s nominee for President of the United States.

Drawing from personal experience as a 23-year old medic in Iraq where she saw the human cost of war – which she has described as a powerful and life-changing event that in essence shattered all her preconceptions about war and peace – Representative Gabbard has concluded that Sanders, as potential commander-in-chief, possesses better judgment than Hillary Clinton.

Ms. Gabbard, the youngest member of the U.S. Congress and its sole adherent of the Hindu spiritual tradition, has become widely seen as one of the Democratic party’s “rising stars”, in particular because of her outspoken criticism of U.S./Obama administration policies in Syria and the Middle East.

Pointing to then Senator Clinton’s vote for the Iraq War (“she hasn’t apologized to my brothers and sisters”…), her central role as Secretary of State in the NATO/military attack of 2011 on Libya resulting in that nation’s descent into political and socioeconomic chaos, Clinton’s statements about establishing a no-fly zone in war-ravaged Syria risking confrontation with Russia – possibly world war, Gabbard believes if Clinton were to become elected president she (Clinton) would continue, in the view of Ms. Gabbard, a clearly unproductive “interventionist, regime-changing” model of U.S. foreign policy.

Tulsi Gabbard’s endorsement represents a major positive development for the Sanders campaign going into “Super Tuesday”, strengthening in the minds of voters what some have perceived as a weakness of Sanders: foreign policy. What difference Hawaiian Tulsi Gabbard’s endorsement of Bernie Sanders makes will become clear after all the votes are cast, and all the votes are counted.

World peace is possible.

(Thank you to Tulsi Gabbard at YouTube)