I believe humans are interdependent. I believe that everyone who contributes to society deserves a dignified and secure quality of life. I believe that government must be the people's balancing force against the cold consolidation of power and wealth inherent to free market capitalism. I believe that individual religious beliefs should have no standing in civil law. I believe that our military should serve to defend our nation and allies, and not be employed to expand or protect the interests of our private businesses. I believe that we must value our future more than our past.