America's Future is Green!
THINK GREEN...GROW GREEN...BE GREEN...IT'S OUR FUTURE!
GREEN ENERGY,GREEN ENVIRONMENT,GREEN JOBS,GREEN VACCINES
Choose a GREEN future for our children and grandchildren!
"BE LOYAL AMERICA!
YOUR CONSTITUTION LIVES!"
Anita Greer-Hutchins, May 7, 1942, Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) Congress-Chicago
Below are verses from Faye's mother's original oration:
"Yes, America, your constitution lives! The men who started your constitution believed in freedom. As they crossed those rough waves of the Atlantic, they were seeking a place where they could worship as they pleased, a place where they could set up a government in which they believed. When they landed upon the shores of America, they found that place, but your wise forefathers realized that to build a nation there must be a foundation. A foundation that cannot be destroyed, a foundation that will not weaken, but a foundation that will live, live through conflicts of war and disaster.
Yes, America, your constitution lives! It not only lives, but it grows and it will continue to live and grow until time shall end, because within the walls of truth that surrounds it, freedom of the people is established. Freedom of speech, press, worship, freedom to have a voice in your government.
Be loyal Youth! Be loyal men and women!"
Our forefathers who wrote our constitution gave the power to change government to the people. It has always been in our control!!
What do we do "in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation; among whom ye shine as lights in the world." Philippians 2:15
WE STAND...UNITED AS ONE DISTRICT...ONE AMERICA...WE VOTE!!!!
We vote with renewed passion...not with our usual 30% at the polls, but a 100% turn-out at the polls. We're all in this together. There is no you and me, separate; it is us!!!. When enough of us realize that we are all connected and know when something happens to any one of us, it happens to all...we will feel a renewed strength and compassion for each other. Let's break down the walls between us, let this election year be the turning point for a new direction for our district and our nation!!
THINK GREEN...GROW GREEN...BE GREEN...IT'S OUR FUTURE!
GREEN ENERGY, GREEN ENVIRONMENT, GREEN JOBS, GREEN VACCINES
I am Faye Walters, a native of Greenville and a small business owner for over 20 years. I now serve as your candidate for US Congress District 4 with the Green Party of South Carolina. In the 2004, 2006 and 2008 elections, the Library of Congress in Washington DC chose my website for the Historic Archives.
I have served as your candidate for US Congress District 4, since 1996. In these last 14 years, I have been listening to you and preparing for my leadership role as your representative in Washington.
During these 14 years, I have seen the same old ideas coming from Washington. I believe we need to change our way of thinking and present ideas that reflect the 21st century. I've also concluded that a lot of experienced politicians is obviously not the answer...if it is, then why are we in such a crisis?? If our existing system of government knows what to do and is interested in addressing the crucial problems that our families and communities are now facing, then why in all these years of service are we seeing these results?
Are we as voters going to continue to believe their empty promises and continue to re-elect them over and over again? The crises that we are experiencing: gas costs at the pumps and in our homes, the environmental issues, the air we breathe, healthcare we can not afford ( to name a few), do not reflect a government that sees its people as their most precious resource. But it does reflect greed, materialism, lack of planning and a group of self-serving, special interest controlled politicians who have served far too long for us not to hold them accountable.
Let's rid ourselves of old-schooled ideas and elect new people with principle based ideas that can take us to a brighter future! Our new leadership needs to lift spirits and rebuild trust in our government. It should focus to regain our honored reputation around the world and strengthen our nation.
The issues that I will address in this campaign affect you and me. The following highlights the issues that are more fully covered in my web pages and of which I feel, and from your valued input, are of utmost importance to the betterment of our future and future generations.
- HEALTHCARE: Over 45 million Americans in our country do not have health care insurance. In our district, I feel our health care industry itself focuses more on building construction and the elaborate decor of these buildings than they do on the care of patients. We need to change our focus from materialism to humanism, PEOPLE ARE OUR MOST PRECIOUS RESOURCE! I will support a health care system that is both cost-effective and prevention-oriented. One that meets the needs of all who pay taxes in this country and having the same quality of benefits that our tax dollars pay for the existing health care of our politicians in Washington. One fund, less fraud, less confusion, less worry for us. Government funded, but not necessarily government managed. According to Parents magazine in August of this year:
- 9.4 million kids under the age of 18 without health insurance
- 71% people without insurance from families with a least on full-time worker
- 3,000 communities facing a serious doctor shortage
- 78% increase in the cost of health-insurance premiums since 2001
$11.5 BILLION annual profits reported by the health-insurance industry. With these kind of profits, one can see why a change in the health care industry would be a bad idea, but for whom?...the deep-pockets, special interest-controlled politicians in Washington or the American families, our children or the future generation of our kids and grandkids?
A healthy economy is the key to Americas ' domestic strength and international leadership. Without industrial and corporate might, the U.S. cannot remain competitive in world markets, satisfy domestic needs, or continue to play a major role in world events. The decision making bodies of our government, namely, our branches of Congress and Senate, have failed to address the crucial problems that our families and communities are now facing. Their decision making has not reflected a government that sees its' people as their most precious resource, but it does reflect greed, materialism and lack of planning. The decision making policies made in Washington have a direct effect on almost all the areas of our lives. Their decisions effect jobs, unemployment, debt, war, recession, corporate welfare, trade, home buying, the cars we drive, the air we breathe, whether we stay dependent on foreign oil or support renewable energy initiatives, how we protect our environment, veterans benefits, health care, agriculture and more. The Congress and Senate should address these issues by working together to solve our crisis. Pass legislation that will (1) end the war in Iraq - save lives, relieve debt;(2) provide incentives for renewable energy initiatives to create jobs and decrease our dependency on foreign oil; reducing costs for the consumer at the pumps and in our homes; (3) end corporate welfare - stop funding corporations who leave our country and leave us jobless, instead support those who stay in our country and provide jobs:(4) support ways to provide energy efficiency and the use of renewable safe, nonpolluting energy sources such as wind, solar and biomass to protect our environment;(5) protect us by reducing contaminants that threaten global warming; (6) shift US focus from "cheap food" for the consumer to quality foods, require labeling of genetically engineered food and provide stricter guidelines on food shipped from underdeveloped countries;(7)provide health care that every American can afford; (8) provide the benefits that our men and women in uniform deserve; (9) fair trade that reflects what's best for America, not corporations; and (10) pass laws that do not allow unethical lending practices and allow only those who actually qualify to buy homes.(11) support basic research on energy efficiency, energy storage and fuel cells, in addition to electric, hydrogen and highly energy-efficient vehicles. (12) support full medical care for our troops and job re- training for those who have been deployed numerous times and may no longer have the job they left or can no longer perform work at previous job. These ideas alone could significantly reduce a lot of the burdens of the American people and provide a higher standard of living. In Washington , as the new US House of Representative for District 4, SC, I will aggressively address these issues.
- RENEWABLE ENERGY AND OUR ENVIRONMENT: I feel that the standard of living and the economic vitality of the United States depends on increasing availability of inexpensive, clean and renewable energy. I will stand firmly in Washington to support ways to reduce our dependency on foreign oil and feel with renewable energy initiatives that we can see a reduction of energy costs both at the pumps and in our homes. I will support ways to reduce contaminants that threaten global warming and protect our environment through energy efficiency and the use of renewable, safe, nonpolluting energy sources such as wind, solar and biomass. We deserve clean air, clean water and a safer environment now and for future generations. Through these initiatives we will create many new jobs and new industries in energy conservation and renewable energy sources. I read recently in the later part of August that the legislation that supports these renewable energy initiatives will expire December 31, 2008. It is vital that we stay on this path and in Washington, I will vote to uphold this legislation. In Washington I will support the forming of alliances with other countries to reduce the contaminants that threaten global warming and better protect our environment worldwide. It is a global problem and we all need to work together...no one country can solve it.
- WAR IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ:: I fully support the bravery and accomplishments of our troops in Iraq. I salute our fallen heroes and grieve our losses. The progress that we have seen in Iraq and Afghanistan is because of our military efforts and sacrifices. I support a date for troop withdrawal. I support full medical care for our wounded, the best care and the respect and honor they so deserve. I do support funding for job retraining for those troops who may have been deployed numerous times and no longer have the job they left or can not perform the same tasks because of injuries they received while serving in Iraq.
- AUTISM: It is vital that we find out what has caused such a crisis. Do you know that 1 out of every 150 children is diagnosed with Autism? These are our babies we are talking about! There has been a possible link between autism and vaccines. Once in Washington, I will take action to make sure vaccines are safer and greener. I will also research and make sure that the vaccines given to our children are needed and are not given to boost drug company profits.
- OUR FOOD SUPPLY: Shift the US policy focus from "cheap food" for the consumer to "quality food" for the consumer on a sustainable basis. I support implementation of natural-sustainable agricultural practices that increase crop-yield and profitability without harming the environment. I will support mandating the labeling of genetically engineered foods so we will have a choice when we shop our grocery stores. I also support stricter guidelines for food shipped from underdeveloped countries since there could be health risks to us due to lower quality control standards in the way food is grown, produced, stored and shipped.
- SOCIAL SECURITY: First and foremost, tax payers need to understand that Social Security is a supplement income at retirement, not their full retirement. I feel the system does work and it has worked and should be available for generations to come. There could be some changes for younger people to yield a higher revenue at their retirement if the government would guarantee the money would be there. What I do not agree with is this administration's idea to have taxpayers invest $3 trillion to change the program, nor do I agree that the baby boomers retiring will cause the Social Security system to go broke. After all, the baby boomer generation also invested a lot more money with a lot more people. What I do support is that our government repay the $1.7 trillion that they borrowed from our Social Security funds for other government spending. I strongly support that government repay that loan and not wait until it is broke to do so. I also will support a lock-box legislation that would prevent such borrowing from our government in the future.
- EDUCATION: Education is the key to the future of our children and our nation. It is the link to our success as a people. Education starts with CHOICE and within our public education, I will support broad choices. Magnet schools, site-based management, schools within schools, alternative models and parental involvement are ways in which education can make a real difference in the lives of our children. The curriculum should focus both on skills and the emotional development of our children. The basic skills should focus on a solid foundation for higher learning such as computer proficiencies, perspectives that bring on enriched awareness of nature, art, intercultural experiences, languages and more. The emotional IQ is of the highest value to a child's development. A child's self-esteem and self-worth ties to all areas of his formative years and for the rest of his life. How a child values himself effects moral reasoning, his choice in friends, drugs, crime, staying in school and more. Teacher training should include learning how to help children through positive reinforcement, joy in learning, and how to live to one's full potential. Partnering with parents, schools, churches and our communities will enhance the lives of our children's future. To meet the rising costs for students aspiring to a higher education, I support federally guaranteed student loans and Pell Grants.
- IMMIGRATION: Our nation was built with a rich tapestry of immigrants and we should continue to respect the potential contributions and rights of our new immigrants. We need to be careful that we do not blame immigrants for our social and economic problems. Presently, we are facing financial challenges in many areas of our lives. The illegal immigrant problem does contribute to our hardships. Finding ways to best address this issue is both complex and no one answer seems to be fair, humane or just. In Washington, I will support a bill that will enforce the immigration laws in our country and apply quotas on our borders until our economic situation improves. I will support harsher financial punishments for those who knowingly employ illegal immigrants. I support E-Verify that helps employers hire legal immigrants. I will support temporary work programs that will enable those who do work to pay their fair share of taxes.
- CORPORATE WELFARE: In Washington, I will submit a bill that will end corporate welfare as we know it. We can no longer give financial assistance to those corporations that choose to leave our country, take our jobs away and leave people unable to provide the basic needs of family or health care. After all the American people worked hard to build this great nation and we should reap the rewards...not have our government financially support corporations to relocate in other countries. Secondly, I see it as inhumane to financially support these corporations. We know, have experienced and made laws to protect people concerning labor and have laws to protect the environment and how it effects us. How can we support corporations that reside in other countries that do not follow these laws when we already know the outcome?
- CRIME: A plan to revitalize our economy must be a central element of any overall plan to reduce crime. Fear of violent crime is growing and I support the belief that the breaking of the bonds of community, the economic and social root causes crime and must be addressed. Also, there has to be tougher laws for violent crimes (especially towards our children), street crimes, trafficking in hard drugs, violence in our schools and domestic violence. In Washington, I will submit legislation for tougher laws that will address these issues. I will support effective criminal and drug rehabilitation programs that have proven to decrease crimes - not warehouse criminals.
- FOREIGN POLICY: As we look to the future, America would better benefit not as a world policemen, but as the leader for peace and democracy. Our foreign policy should respect the diversity of cultures, religions, races and economic and political systems of the world. We can learn from each other. Terrorism is a serious problem for the world of nations...no one country can stop it nor contain it. In Washington, I support a lateral move of forming an alliance with other countries, working for the common goal to rid all countries of terrorists and greatly reduce the threat of terrorism around the world.
- STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY: I support an "all-party government" bringing together the best ideas, programs and leaders from all political parties and the private sector to solve and prevent problems. I support long-overdue reforms to insure (a) equal access to the ballot, the media, and the public for all qualified candidates, (b) the elimination of PAC and soft money funding of campaigns, and (c) a shift towards public sponsorship of campaigns in order to reduce the undue influence of special interest groups on election outcomes. In Washington as your representative I will submit a bill into legislation that will reflect these reforms. Serving as a candidate since 1996, I have felt the sting of the erosion of our democratic process where money is far more important than one's capabilities, passion for what is right and devotion to cause.
It is important in this election year that we pay attention to issues that affect us and our families, yes...but it is vital that we look very closely to issues that will directly EFFECT OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN. We need be more concerned about the future we leave behind for them...for they depend on our wisdom and love and our willingness to do what is necessary so they can experience our "America" as we have known it. What kind of future can they hope for? Will there be livable wages...opportunites to start a small business...will our planet be preserved...will there be clean air, clean water, safe food...alternate energy sources so they can afford to heat their homes and drive their cars...can they hope to go to college...will we be proud of their education system...will they have health care...social security? How can they repay the enormous debt passed down to their generation from Washington? Is it not time we hold our politicians accountable? Can we afford the status quo? I challenge every parent, every grandparent and every family to think on these things about their future...what do you want our children and grandchildren's future to look like?
Let's unite as one "AMERICA" and vote on November 4th.
ELECT C. FAYE WALTERS AS YOUR NEW US HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE
FOR DISTRICT 4, SOUTH CAROLINA
Vote on November 2nd.
See you at the polls!!!
C. Faye Walters
Candidate for U.S. Congress
3620 Pelham Road
Greenville, SC 29615
Greenville, Spartanburg, and Union Counties