RESET AMERICA


The Reset Principles

You Can’t want Change and be Against this Message


These are our Principles. What are Yours?

The Reset Plan is about electing people who put the interests of our nation above their own. It is our goal to convince voters to only support candidates (from president to water commissioner) who commit to upholding common values that are important to most people. Don’t like our list? Want to change or add to it? Let us know. Add your own principles on our Facebook page or send us an email.


If you’re a candidate who shares these values, then you may include the Reset logo prominently in your marketing. In return, we’ll endorse your campaign, organization or movement. You’ll also have access to all our resources to help you achieve our mutual goals.

Let's return to a democracy before time runs out.

1.  Create an Honest and Democratic Election Process


Once upon a time, we were a democracy. In fact, we were the example of democracy. Now, we are tied with Iran for the least democratic nation in the world.


There are many changes that we can make to fix our election process. They are right at our fingertips. Literally. But none of these changes will ever happen with the same 2 parties that got us into this mess. These are examined in the book: ranked choice voting, term limits, recall elections, transparency, campaign finance reform, overhauling the primary system, abolishing influence peddling and jerrymandering, stopping all illegal and unethical election practices including making it easier to get the candidate of your choice on your ballot. (Notice that I didn’t mention the electoral college since it has become a partisan issue. Our goal at Reset America is to unite all people towards a common goal.)

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I will not be affiliated in any way with either the democrat or republican parties and I will work toward limiting the influence of political parties and special interest groups.

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I will not worry about being publicly attacked in the media because I know that I must make tough choices before these problems get worse.

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I will work to create a more level playing field in the campaign and election process.

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I will not let politics or re-election enter into any of my actions or decisions.

Is this worth 'wasting' your vote on?

2.  Put other People’s Interests and Sustainable Policies First

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I will put the interests of the people of this nation and the world above my own.

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I will not become a lobbyist after I leave office or use my influence for personal gain at the expense of the American people.

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I will consider the long-term implications in every decision that I make.

Our loyalty to these two parties is undeserved.

3.  Focus on Solutions and Not on Political Gain

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I will promote and foster a non-political, friendly, and collaborative environment.

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I will not be distracted by trivial issues and debates.

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I understand that there is an urgency to address the issues facing our nation.

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I will not be afraid to tackle serious issues that may weaken my popularity.

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I will direct my attention toward implementing viable solutions that are available today.

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I will work to implement these solutions before time runs out.

Is this too much to ask from our 'leaders'?

4.  Cannot Lie, Exaggerate or Dodge Questions

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I will speak honestly about our nation’s current state of affairs.

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I will not refuse critical interviews or dodge questions.

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I will present accurate estimates of economic, environmental, and social-impact projections.

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I will be honest about my relationships with people and reveal the sources of my campaign contributions.

This hypocracy must end!

5.  Obey the Same Laws and Eliminate Conflicts of Interest

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I will work toward eliminating the “separate class” that has been created by career politicians to live an easier life and avoid personal responsibility and removing laws that gives to Congress any special treatment over regular citizens.

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I will work toward eliminating the “conflict of interest” that was created by politicians to profit personally and stay in power and support legislation that makes it illegal for Congress to pass laws that directly affects elected officials personally, such as: pay, benefits, election process, campaigns… in other words, anything that could create an incentive for them to put their interests above ours.

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I will support legislation that removes special treatment and makes elected officials superior to the people. The “government class” should not have an easier life than the average American. (We know that this says the same thing as the previous statements; we just like saying it.)

How did we arrive at this list?... from YOU.

How did we arrive at this list? From you. These principles were created from blogs, tweets and data about what we want and what is possible. We invite you to add to this list or make your own… just be sure to hold our politicians accountable and not be negatively influenced by people who have their own motives and objectives.

 

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