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Missouri Matters Values

Missouri Matters Values
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A Fresh Vision for a New Missouri

Human Rights are Constitutional Rights

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By johnhain on PixelBay

Universal Respect

All human beings are born with respect, equity, and opportunity – no matter their gender, race, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or neurodiversity.

 

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"Detail of Preamble to Constitution of the United States" by Bluszczokrzew under Public Domain
Detail of Preamble to Constitution of the United States” by Bluszczokrzew under Public Domain

Role of The U.S. Constitution

The United States Constitution upholds these values, and it is up to the elected to encode and enshrine these values into law.

 

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"Sample for the new United States Medicare program cards that began rolling out in 2018" under Public Domain by Medicare.Gov
Medicare program cards that began rolling out in 2018” under Public Domain by Medicare.Gov

Universal Health Care

Healthcare is a birthright – including mental healthcare, and life is defined at birth. Medical practices should support documented data over personal belief, and the elected should protect medical practitioners by the letter of the law.

 

The elected should make healthcare affordable to all – even with $0 premiums, subsidies, and co-pays for limited income, and work towards enshrining universal healthcare into law.

 

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"Today, President Biden furthered his commitment to protecting women’s health care by issuing a Presidential Memorandum. The memorandum immediately rescinds the global gag rule and takes steps to protect and expand access to reproductive health care" under Public Domain by The White House
Today, President Biden furthered his commitment to protecting women’s health care by issuing a Presidential Memorandum. The memorandum immediately rescinds the global gag rule and takes steps to protect and expand access to reproductive health care” under Public Domain by The White House

Reproductive Health

Abortion is a right afforded under reproductive health, and the life of the host should always take precedence over the status of the fetus.

 

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"Neurodivergent transgender pride flag" by 予弦 under CC0 1.0
Neurodivergent transgender pride flag” by 予弦 under CC0 1.0

Transgender Rights are Human Rights

Gender-affirming care should be available to all who seek it – regardless of one’s ability to pay- and research should be funded to ensure that those transitioning get the best care afforded under current research.

 

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"Wall Brick Grafitti" by Angela_Yuriko_Smith via Pixabay
Wall Brick Grafitti” by Angela_Yuriko_Smith via Pixabay

Love Is Love

Legal adults have the right to love and marry who they wish, and the elected have the duty to encode that right into law.

 

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"President John F. Kennedy Meets with Helen Keller" under Public Domain by The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
President John F. Kennedy Meets with Helen Keller” under Public Domain by The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Science Matters

Science should be the guiding light of the law, and legislators should fund continuing research to perpetually refine the law based on the research.

 

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ECU_Presser_SCOTUS_073019 (9 of 122)” by The Senate Democrats under CC BY 2.0

Citizens United Must Be Overturned

Corporations are not people and they shall be taxed at rates that do not hinder corporate growth while ensuring that funding is secured so that the government can build and maintain a social safety net is that is expansive and evolving – including, but not limited to, guaranteed housing, universal healthcare, nutrition, education, universal basic income, and the right to legal counsel.

 

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"Immigration Reform Leaders Arrested" by Arasmus Photo under CC BY 2.0
Immigration Reform Leaders Arrested” by Arasmus Photo under CC BY 2.0

The Salad Bowl Works

Immigration is a core tenant of a prospering nation, and the immigration system should be made humane with guaranteed pathways toward citizenship for all who desire.

 

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"John Lewis Mural" by Jonathan Deutsch under the Unsplash License
John Lewis Mural” by Robin Jonathan Deutsch under the Unsplash License

Of The People, By The People, For The People

The right to vote should be available to all, easily accessible to all, and should be reviewed for lowering the voting age to 16 years old and researched to make smart online voting secure and nationwide by 2035.

 

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"Black Lives Matter Protest in DC, 6/1/2020. (Instagram: @koshuphotography)" by Koshu Kunii under the Unsplash License
Black Lives Matter Protest in DC, 6/1/2020. (Instagram: @koshuphotography)” by Koshu Kunii under the Unsplash License

Justice System Reform

Law enforcement should be public facing, transparent, and held to the utmost accountability standards.

 

Crime enforcement should be humane, just, and based on evolving research.

 

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"SARS-CoV-2 without background" under Public Domain via The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
SARS-CoV-2 without background” under Public Domain via The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Public Health

Public Health shall take precedence over profit, and a public health authority shall be established to guide public health threats such as pandemics, and the authority shall have the right to impeach and remove elected officials who continually endanger their constituents with lies and/or bad policy.

 

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"Civil rights march on Washington, D.C. / [WKL]." by Unseen Histories under the Unsplash License
Civil rights march on Washington, D.C. / [WKL]” by Unseen Histories under the Unsplash License

Public Education

All children have a right to quality education, based on evolving research, free of religious indoctrination. All parents have the mandate to provide this education to their children, with religious education offered only as a supplemental extra-curricular which should be of no financial burden to the U.S. Taxpayer.

 

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US Atomic Energy Commission Seal” by ThatSourPatchKid under CC0 1.0

Climate Change

The Earth is our only home, and legislation should be based on research that will protect it and make it habitable for seven generations to come.

 

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"Scientists use a non-invasive technique to determine the relative humidity of the atmosphere in the encasement of the U.S. Constitution." under Public Domain by NASA
Scientists use a non-invasive technique to determine the relative humidity of the atmosphere in the encasement of the U.S. Constitution.” under Public Domain by NASA

A More Perfect Union

The Constitution is a living document, and amendments shall regularly be proposed based on evolving research and socio-economic concerns to benefit the people.

Above all else, policy and legislation shall be based upon one guiding principle:

 

We The People

 

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"Missouri State Capitol Building and Grounds" by Katherine Dowler under CC BY-SA 3.0
Missouri State Capitol Building and Grounds” by Katherine Dowler under CC BY-SA 3.0

Missouri Matters Mission Statement

 

 

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In this house, we believe…” by Lorie Shaull under CC BY-SA 2.0

Missouri Matters Values

Human Rights are Constitutional Rights

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