I'm not done here. I want to talk about the fundamental values. Not sure this is a manifest or what it really is...
- Every citizen has a right to be here, have a right to think and believe what they want, and have a right to express themselves. Any political system that excludes certain groups of citizens cannot be a solution. Note that we're only talking legal citizens here. The nation has a right to decide who else the allow into the country, under what circumstances, and who it will grant citizenship to.
- Each individual mind will always be biased and limited. In order to come up with the best possible solutions, we need diversity of intelligence, insight, and viewpoints, and a process for synthesizing them and getting agreement. This process is called liberal science, and it requires freedom of thought and freedom of speech.
- Our land does not belong to us. We're merely the stewards of it, for a time being. Our job is not to exploit it, but to appreciate it, honor it, enjoy it and its riches, and nurture it for generations to come. It's a partnership, not a one-sided exploitation.