Pete’s Credo: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

It’s all anyone really needs to know about how to generate love on earth.

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It is a simple, well-known precept that is espoused, encouraged and embraced by many of the world’s religions. It is conceivable that every time 2020 Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg hears those words, he stops to consider them thoughtfully — since he lives his life everyday guided by its high-minded imperatives.

Even in its brevity and simplicity, this tenet reveals what it is to recognize, respect and protect the humanity of another person. It’s all anyone really needs to know about how to generate love on earth. Again, we can turn to Pete’s example. He elevates the importance of recognizing the other by imagining himself standing in the other’s place.

Evidence of that is woven throughout every plan and policy he has proposed for his White House. He can envision, for example, the anguish of those who struggle to afford basic medical care. Simultaneously, he can empathize with the concern of those who fear losing the benefits they enjoy from their private health insurance. His solution to put every American in charge of their own health care with affordable choice means that all will have an affordable option for health coverage that guarantees access to care when they need it.

Pete approached the issue of disaster preparedness by thinking about what it would be like to look at the rubble of what was once your house — and not to know where to begin to turn for help. What would he want if he and Chasten were facing that kind of devastation? That question informed his plan to create a community-centered Disaster Commission to review and make recommendations to streamline the process for disaster preparedness and recovery.

Pete feels the searing, shattering grief of parents who have lost their children, children who have lost a parent, families and communities that have had loved ones torn from them by gun violence. So Pete has committed to mobilizing a dynamic action plan he developed to combat the national threat posed by the gun lobby, hate, and white nationalism. It’s the kind of policy that will save lives…and prevent unimaginable agony.

Pete wants the kind economic transformation that would lift the lives and unleash the promise of America’s rural communities as though he himself was struggling to be seen for his own untapped potential.

He pleads for the enactment of institutional structures that will empower workers to feel a sense of worth and belonging in the workplace — especially workers of color and women, who have historically been undervalued and excluded; though that has never been Pete’s personal experience.

Do unto others…

Go to PeteforAmerica.com, and read through all of his policy platforms. There you will find the blueprint for a renewed America —every word of it conceived with the conscience and compassion of a man whose whole life is a lesson in morality and humanity.

Make Pete America’s next President. Because “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is the only way forward to heal this broken nation — together. #RollUpYourSleeves #20PETE20

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