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Healthcare Reform

Our healthcare system is fragmented and costly. We need to adopt a sustainable consumer-based system responsive to the diverse needs of patients, but this requires looking beyond today’s partisan politics. Healthcare costs are rising due to laws that favor special interests and restrict people’s choices, and also because of the kinds of taxes that fall…

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Immigration

The Democratic Party has recognized the benefits of diversity and the contributions immigrants make to American society.  The goal should be to promote just policies that reward the entrepreneurial spirit of immigrants while acknowledging the hardship many have endured due to repressive regimes and poverty. To address immigration reform in a more humane and practical…

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The Proper Role of Police

Over the past decade, we have seen a decline in trust of law enforcement in certain communities, especially in minority communities. A society needs a way to defend and uphold all people’s rights including protecting people against murder, injury, robbery, vandalism, or fraud, whether committed by individuals or organizations. However, Author Alex Vitale argues that…

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DFC Endorses Alanna Hartzok for Congress

The Democratic Freedom Caucus (DFC) National Committee has endorsed Alanna Hartzok for Congress, 9th district, Pennsylvania. Hartzok’s campaign platform is compatible with the DFC’s - especially her stands on economic issues, where her views are for an alternative to the usual left and right. She recognizes that, for a healthy economy, with job creation and alleviation of poverty, it’s essential…

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DFC Endorses Jim Wildoner for County Council

The Democratic Freedom Caucus (DFC) National Committee  has endorsed Jim Wildoner for County Council, District 3, Prince George’s County, Maryland. On Wildoner’s campaign website it says: “Jim has adopted  the DEMOCRATIC FREEDOM CAUCUS platform (www.democraticfreedomcaucus.org) because it generally states his political views on promoting social justice, individual liberty, constitutional democracy and fiscal responsibility.” Wildoner has previously served as a Council…

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DFC Endorses W. Lane Startin for Idaho State Treasurer

The Democratic Freedom Caucus (DFC) National Committee   has endorsed W. Lane Startin for Idaho State Treasurer. Startin points out that what the incumbent state  treasurer did with “mortgage-backed securities” was  “irresponsible. A state treasury is not a hedge fund.   Investments should be in low-risk vehicles, especially  those with guaranteed rates of return.” “In 2006, Idaho raised its sales taxes…

Why Senator Lugar Was Turned Out

In Matt Welch’s CNN article about why Republican Senator Lugar lost his re-election bid in the primary, Welch points out that Lugar’s “moderation” contributed to bailouts, the  so-falled stimulus, and a worsening economy. Welch also suggests that Democrats should consider using their own primary elections to toss out incumbents “for supporting the drug war, Patriot…

California Tax Reform Initiative

The Democratic Freedom Caucus is pleased to see an initiative in California entitled, “The California Tax Reform Initiative” which is being promoted by Prosper California. The initiative is now in circulation for the purpose of obtaining sufficient signatures of registered voters to qualify for the ballot next November (Secretary of State initiative #1413, A.G. File…

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DFC Endorses Mike Bozarth

The Democratic Freedom Caucus (DFC) endorses Democratic candidate Mike Bozarth for re-election in 2010 to the city council of St. Joseph, Missouri (population 71,900), representing the Third District. Mike Bozarth advocates practical economic views that are fiscally responsible, and supports personal liberty issues. He reaches across the aisle and works in a constructive manner with…