Tulsi Gabbard Democratic Debate Highlights
Tulsi shines with great answers despite limited talk time.
Tulsi’s Vision for America
Join me in ushering in a new century free from the fear of nuclear war. A world where there is real peace, where our people have time to pursue happiness rather than being forced to work constantly just to survive, where parents have time to spend with their children, and we build strong communities that care for each other and the planet.
In this new century, everyone has clean water to drink, clean air to breathe and access to nourishing food; everyone receives the medical care they need, has a roof over their head, receives the education they need and is able to find good paying, fulfilling work. People have financial security and don’t have to worry about making ends meet in their old age.
Our children, and children for generations to come, never worry again about nuclear war and no parent has to wonder where they will hide their children when the missiles strike. Our economy is not dependent on war, but is driven instead by innovation, green technology and renewable industries.
Our schools, parks and streets are safe so that our children can learn and play without fear; our first responders act as servants and protectors of the people, the community respects their service and sacrifice and we truly have justice for all.
We experience a purpose higher than just survival, our success in life is measured by our happiness and fulfillment rather than accumulation of wealth and status. We love and care for our neighbors, and respect each other regardless of the color of our skin, how we worship or who we love and we place as much value on character as we do on consumption.
In this new century, we work out our differences with one another with mutual respect and tolerance; we negotiate with other nations and resolve problems through compromise and diplomacy. We overcome the current pulling us toward war, and usher in a new era of international peace and prosperity built not on conflict but on cooperation.
Tulsi is the first female combat veteran ever to run for the presidency, and was the first female combat veteran ever elected to Congress, along with Tammy Duckworth.
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Gabbard has served for over six years on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Armed Services Committee where she’s been intimately involved with sensitive, national security issues.
A war veteran of two tours of duty in the Middle East, and presently a major in the US Army National Guard, Gabbard is an outspoken critic of regime change wars, and the new cold war.
Since Tulsi was young, she had an innate passion to protect the environment and empower other young people to do the same. At the age of 21, she stepped up to serve in the Hawaii State Legislature, followed by two deployments to the Mideast as a soldier in the Hawaii Army National Guard, and then she returned to serve on the Honolulu City Council. Today, she continues to serve as a fourth-term United States Congresswoman and a major in the National Guard. And now, she is offering to serve as President of the United States, calling for an end to America’s disastrous policy of regime-change wars, an end to the new cold war and nuclear arms race, and a renewed commitment to protecting our planet and rebuilding our communities here at home.
Though she’s been in the public eye for almost half of her life, Tulsi was incredibly shy as a young girl, preferring to be out in the waves instead of mixing it up on dry land. So how does a shy surfer girl become a warrior for peace on a mission to lead a government that puts people, planet and peace ahead of partisan politics dominated by corporate interests and an agenda for war?
It all started on a small group of islands suspended in the Pacific Ocean called American Samoa.