Tulsi Gabbard Leaves the US Democratic Party


The Tulsi Gabbard Show – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 Oct 2022

“I believe in a government that is of the people, by the people, and for the people. Unfortunately, today’s Democratic Party does not. Instead, it stands for a government of, by, and for the powerful elite. If you can no longer stomach the direction that so-called woke Democratic Party ideologues are taking our country, I invite you to join me.”

Former Hawaii Congresswoman and 2020 presidential candidate, Tulsi Gabbard is a combat veteran, first Hindu and first female of Samoan ancestry in the U.S. Congress. She was born in Leloaloa, American Samoa in 1981, the fourth of five children.

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One Response to “Tulsi Gabbard Leaves the US Democratic Party”

  1. Nicholas Marconi says:

    Dear Ms Gabbard,

    I listened with keen interest to the first broadcast of your show. I found myself agreeing with many of your points and perspectives. Personally, I never felt comfortable aligning myself in any official way with either the Democratic or Republican parties. I stand politically independent. To illustrate, I was brought up as a Catholic, went through the all the standard religious training, first communion, confirmation and then later became an alter boy. I believed in what I was told. I believed in a forgiving, infinitely powerful “god”. I went to confession to relieve the overwhelming burden of displeasing God because I got angry or committed other sinful misdemeanors that are inevitably committed by children. Unfortunately, my faith couldn’t help me with overwhelming emotional problems. By the time was I sixteen I had to renounce my membership in the Catholic religion “party” in order to start my own healing process. I don’t say this because, I believe that all religion, per se, is bad or that it’s only the Catholic religion that is bad. I still believe in the fundamental meaning of religion which means to link back to our origins and to me this is a profound and powerful question for us to ask and work through in our lives.

    I applaud your independent stance because I understand it. And, I urge you to continue in your journey. Let me leave you with this. Without deep understanding of what it means to be a human being in the first place we risk misrepresenting one another. Be careful, when you use the word “truth”. But, I have a very strong sense that you already know this. Let me leave you with this insight as well that, our most fundamental need is to be for each other and for others to be for us. This cannot be easily seen in our current culture milieu which promotes empowering individuals who are then forced to compete with one another for access to what they need to live and to be human beings. It is out this historically and culturally conditioned situation that has given rise to what you rightly criticize. We do not have a genuine democracy in this country; rather, we have a radical plutocracy where the market system constitutes the real political sphere, where money is the real political instrument that decides. Democracy means people engaging with one another in the working out of problems together and then basing their understanding in making decisions that lead to policies that ensure the well being of all citizens, not for those who win in the marketplace of ideas, products, services, views, slogans or what have you. But this idea is too radical for even those so-called “woke-progressives” you mention.

    Again, I wish you well on you journey of discovery and political independence; it’s a great and worthy journey. I started mine when I was 12 and got promptly sent down to the principal’s’ office for writing up my own “Declaration of Independence” because of what I saw around me in school made no sense. That was 56 years ago in the middle of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam tragedy.

    Thank you.