The Ten Key Values of the Greens
More than environmentalism, this means living in harmony
with our surroundings - including our neighbors. We believe technology
should be people-centered and beneficial. We try to live lightly on the
earth, and encourage others to do so.
The promises in the Constitution are for everyone,
regardless of our differences. Everyone deserves their shot at a healthy,
meaningful life in a fair society.
People have the right and the intelligence to run
their own affairs with little outside interference. Communities should be
respected as a foundation of life. In practice, Greens make decisions by
voluntary consensus whenever possible.
Violence is morally wrong and ineffective, because it treats
the symptoms of problems, not their causes. Greens support self-defense, but
Centralization causes numerous problems in modern society,
because elected officials are out of touch with the people they supposedly
represent. Greens believe that the closer decisions are made to those who
are affected, the better it is.
Economics should respect and maintain families,
not uproot them. Greens value people over profit. Business can be
responsible and profitable.
Greens are feminists, which means we believe in the equality of
women and men, regardless of sexual orientation. No one has the right to
define or limit anyone else.
Respect for diversity
In nature, diversity isn't just a pleasant goal, it's
a core requirement. Greens believe diversity is both a cause and an effect
of a healthy society.
Personal and global responsibility
The more we learn, the more we realize
that what we do has far-reaching effects. We must be responsible to the
environment and to our neighbors both next door and worldwide. Greens think
globally and act locally.
We have to be responsible to our
descendants, down to "the seventh generation", as American Indians say. We
must not overuse resources.
THE QUESTION isn't whether you should become Green - it's whether you
already are. If you believe in these values, you are already a part of the
Green movement. By working together, we can accomplish more than any of us
could do alone. By voting together, we can elect officials who embody and
promote our values. Support our Green Movement!