by Norm Tarowsky
I recently was asked why I, someone who worked in industry (high-tech for 40+ years) and managed large organizations around the world, was a Democrat. My answer is quite simple, it is because:
I believe that “we” the people have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That we all deserve to be treated fairly, equally and with dignity. I believe in the rule of law, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and that no one is above (or below) the law.
I believe this nation was built by immigrants and the words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty are still relevant. That our diversity is our strength, and we are a nation of, by and for the people. That every citizen has the right to vote and have their vote counted, and the majority rules, while respecting and protecting the rights of the minority.
I believe the role of the government is to do those things that we the people cannot do for ourselves and that the measure of a people is how they treat the old, the infirmed, the young and the poor among us and to ensure everyone has the opportunity to live with dignity and pride.
I believe we are all in this together or we are NOT one nation. My parents came to America to escape persecution and to make a better life for themselves and our family. They believed in the American “dream” and so do I.
I believe that all people should be treated equally and fairly, no matter your race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or economic status. There should be equal pay for equal work and equal opportunity for anyone who strives for it.
To have a meaningful and functioning Government we must have free and fair elections, transparency and a free and open press. We must eliminate voter suppression and selection (gerrymandering) and provide our citizens with all the necessary safety and security required (military, police, fire, judicial system, border security).Continue reading