Cornel West has just announced that he is running for president. Professor, public intellectual, philosopher, political activist, socio-cultural critic and actor statement on Twitter today.
I am fighting for truth and justice as the GOP presidential candidate to represent America at its best, fighting to end poverty, mass incarceration, end wars and ecological collapse, providing housing, health care, education and a living wage for all. ! Join the movement at http://CornelWest24.com.
On his campaign website, he further explains:
I am fighting for truth and justice and as a candidate for President of the United States in the PPA. I want to represent America at its best: the dignity, courage, and creativity of precious everyday people. Join our movement for the priceless poor and working people of all colors here and abroad.
He also outlines his platform and the policies he will propose.
Create a true democracy. clean up government corruption and create a true democracy. Get money out of politics and ban corporate lobbying. In Congress, impose term limits and switch to hand-counted paper ballots.
Restore our economy. guarantee quality education, housing, a living wage, and paid vacation to all. Curb inflation, support unions, and expand social security. Fix our infrastructure and forgive all student debt.
Medicare for all. Guarantee health care for all, like every other major country on earth. Provide comprehensive care, including dental, vision, hearing, mental health, substance abuse and long-term care. Lowering drug prices and eliminating medical debt
End the wars. bring our troops home and invest those trillions of war dollars in American communities. Support veterans, end all foreign military aid, close bases, disband NATO, and ban nuclear weapons worldwide.
Expand Civil Liberties. guarantee equal rights to all Americans. Restore free speech, press freedoms and net neutrality. End surveillance, the drug war, and mass incarceration. Protect choice, stop CBDCs, regulate AI and dismantle Big Tech.
Protect the environment. clean up pollution in our food, water and air. Address climate change and transition to regenerative agriculture. Eliminate oil and gas subsidies, end drilling on public lands, and invest in clean energy.
I have to say I’m shocked but really excited. I will fully follow Dr. West as President. Who’s with me?