I will be standing as a candidate in the gubernatorial process as an independent, with personal constitutional values generally expressed by libertarians, but with a dedication to Earth and women.
With health care a central issue, my perspective is as follows: Single payer or health exchange does absolutely nothing to address the causes of poor health of our people, it only provides them with means to medicate symptoms derived from too many toxins in our environment. Access to health insurance does not insure removal of toxins and poisons that are causing declining health and astronomical cancer rates. Single payer or no, people will continue to be killed from corporate poisoning. Single payer or no, financial stressors on the 99 percent created by government for the benefit of the uber wealthy causes illness, crime and disease. Can foods covered with agent orange pesticides bring us health? Can factory farmed animals raised in hideous cruelty, for meat laced with antibiotics give us health? Can homes wrapped in plastic keeping formaldihyde, mercury and more inside bring us health? Can wages so low that no matter how hard you work you are underpaid bring us health? Nuclear radiation good for our health? F-35 fighter/bombers good for our health ? Airplanes dumping chemicals in our air is healthy? The only thing "healthy" is the perverse profit margin for the medical establishment.
My point being, if we do the work to protect our people from
No amount of access to medical insurance for western medicine "health care" will make us healthier in and of itself. The stressors that are causing crime, illness and depression will be have to be removed as well. Unless you also have organic whole food as a right, chemical-free housing as a right, and a debt-free public money as a right, it really doesn't matter if you have health care as a right. Our people will only be suffering from more diseases, more cancers and so forth. Unless a dedication to what I term Compassionism (abundance in the absence of cruelty) is internalized we will have little hope for a healthy future.
In this election cycle, I will suggest that more than a governor, we need our first president of Vermont, who invests in our sovereign prerogative and reclaims the right to revisit our relationship with a terribly ill Federal Government.
Virginia has passed a nullification of the NDAA (National Defence Authorization Act) as we need to. The NDAA, allows Obama (Romney, et al) to think he can kidnap and hold any American, without charging them with a crime or allowing them access to a lawyer.
If Gov. Peter Shumlin can wake up to the responsibility to create a horizontal decentralized power distribution as a matter of thriving health, then he offers us the leadership that these times call for. If he won't, I will help you free your inner sovereign. This isn't a fight. This isn't a struggle, this is healing. Can we leave all this fighting of all these "wars" behind to heal what really ails us? Do not the uber-wealthy, ruling elite and government suffer from a paranoid fear of equality? Do we fear our equality with them? It is healing that we all need so much of. Healing to access the joy of being human. Healing to experience our deep love of interconnectivity.
Emily Peyton writes from Putney.