February 4, 2019
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Democratic presidential nominee, Marianne Williamson is saying, enough is enough. Along with Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and others, she is running on a platform to hopefully change the country as it stands. The 66-year-old is striving for a “moral and spiritual awakening” in America, according to CNN.
And as a part of that revival, she is calling for $100 billion in reparations for slavery. Her plan is that $10 billion per year to be distributed over 10 years, and a council of African American leaders would decide what educational and economic projects the money would go towards, reports Atlanta Blackstar.
One of her platforms lies in racial reconciliation and healing. On her campaign website, it notes: “Racism is an American character defect, for which we must atone, make amends, and be willing to change. I would propose this historic step forward in America’s history, in what I believe would be a deep and abiding gift to future generations of Americans both black and white.” See what else she had to say about addressing race issues as a president below:
“We need a moral and spiritual awakening in the country,” said Oprah‘s spiritual advisor. “Nothing short of that is adequate to fundamentally change the patterns of our political dysfunction…I have had a 35-year career in naming and transforming those dynamics. That’s my qualification for the presidency.”
Saying only a traditional politician can lead the country is like saying only an allopathic doctor can heal our bodies. In fact, nutritionists, acupuncturists, therapists and other wellness professionals often do more to cultivate health. We need an integrative model of politics.
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) February 4, 2019
And in her quest as head of state, the author wants it to be known that she’s not in it to tell people what they want to hear. “My strategy is that I seek to speak as deeply, articulately and passionately as I can,” she told John Berman on CNN. “I’m not trying to figure out what to say to get people to vote for me. I’m seeking to have the conversation that I believe we need to be having. These are very serious times. We need to be very serious, deep thinkers.”
Prior to this campaign run, Marianne ran for Congress in California in 2014, but finished fourth in the primary, despite spending $2 million, being well-known, and several celebrity endorsements.
TELL US: Do you think Marianne’s experience as a spiritual advisor qualify her to be president?