When the freedom they wished for most was the freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and never was free again.
                                   - Edith Hamilton
Why Vote For Me:
G. Scott Deshefy for Green Party For nearly thirty (30) years, I have been active nationally and throughout Connecticut as an advocate for ecological ethics, nonviolence, economic justice and reverence for all life. As a private citizen and state official, I have successfully fought the suppression of information and have made powerful corporations accountable for pollution and violations of state and federal environmental law. I am a scientist at a time when national, state and global issues demand scientific acumen from our government and our leaders, not the status quo discernment of lawyers and career politicians, which has so poorly served us in the past. My candidacy provides a new and rational vision, which my opponents in the 2nd District cannot or will not provide. I pledge to bring an immediate end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and, in the interests of America and our brave soldiers abroad, to vote against further funding of these wars to accomplish that end.  Moreover, I pledge to the people of the 2nd District of Connecticut that, as your congressman, I will not build the present on the status quo blueprints of the past, thereby causing our futures and the futures of our children to fall asunder. I am the only candidate, who will make such a pledge, bringing science and reason to the fore, and shifting our priorities to economic justice, living wages, respect for and preservation of all life, mitigation of global warming, and an end to factory farming and the corporate grip that has strangled family farms and American agriculture, sending us into a global spiral of petroleum-based destruction of our soils, our water resources and our dietary health. Unlike my opponents, I am not afraid to aspire to the ancient ideal of philosopher statesman. Together, with your vote in November, we can achieve great things in the 2nd District.

THE NATIONAL GREEN PARTY PLATFORM

GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY * SOCIAL JUSTICE * ECOLOGICAL WISDOM
NONVIOLENCE * DECENTRALIZATION * ECONOMIC JUSTICE * GENDER EQUITY AND COOPERATION * RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY * PERSONAL AND GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY * FUTURE FOCUS