What We Believe
"Most of the problems in the world today are the direct result of a fundamental lack of respect. We have
no respect for our fellow mankind, nature or national sovereignty. We fundamentally
reject anything that gives a person or entity unnatural dominion over another."
– Zenviba Chairman Gregory S. Daniel.
We believe there is a right way and a wrong way to do everything. Doing what’s right should be an involuntary bodily response. We endeavor to do things the right way the first time, every time. Contrary to deceitful political rhetoric, the U.S. Constitution is indeed a living, breathing document, as evidenced by its 27 amendments, and it is in need of further modernization. As such, we believe the following topics need to be addressed:
Abolish the Electoral College and adopt a majority vote system. Open all primary elections on a nonpartisan basis. Adopt nonpartisan, common sense districting and end gerrymandering. Overturn the Citizens United decision, as corporations are not people.
No one party has all of the answers. All major legislation should be co-sponsored by all political parties and require a super majority in both chambers of Congress for passage. All legislation should be single subject legislation without any riders or piggybacking.
All publicly elected and appointed officials should be subject to term limits. Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges should be subject to a mandatory retirement age.
Income should never be a determinant in receiving quality healthcare. People are a country’s greatest asset and resource and we must ensure their health, as there is no greater national security concern. A Single Payor system is the answer.
Equal Pay & Minimum Wage
Equal pay for equal work should be the law. End the biggest welfare program in the U.S., stop subsidizing corporations by raising the Federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, which would result in a huge reduction in public assistance programs and increase the tax base.
We must change the nonsensical, discriminatory and irreparably harmful bail system, address the blatant conviction and incarceration rates for minorities and end the practice of mandatory sentencing and return the discretion to judges.
We view climate change as an existential threat to mankind. We are the first generation to experience the effects of climate change, and the last one to have an opportunity reverse it. So, let’s stop pretending that it isn’t a problem, regardless of its cause.
We must reduce our carbon footprint and greenhouse gases. To do so, we must end our dependence on highly polluting fossil fuels, period, whether they are from foreign or domestic sources. And there is no such thing as clean coal.
Federal Legalization of Marijuana
Federally legalize recreational use for those 21 years of age, treat it like alcohol in terms of advertising etc. and commute the sentences for all currently incarcerated for simple possession without violent criminal records.
The United States of America is a nation of immigrants and that is one of our greatest strengths. Anyone seeking discriminatory restrictions without justifiable cause should have their motives questioned. DACA recipients should have a path to citizenship.