Marianne Williamson on Principles & Values
Author & Democratic Presidential Challenger
Help country atone for genocide against Native Americans
Through economic renewal, societal respect, artistic expression and--most importantly--a president intent on helping Americans atone for genocide and cultural annihilation, we will seek to heal as much as possible what has been broken and
begin the historic process of writing a new American story. Through a spirit of genuine atonement, colonial America will reconcile with a horrific past relationship to Native Americans, so that we can all move forward together, as a stronger nation.
Source: 2024 Presidential campaign website Marianne2024.com
, Jun 6, 2023
I want to disrupt the system, not perpetuate it
So the system that is now saying that I'm unserious, and I'm not credible, or I'm a long shot is the very system that protects and maintains this idea that only those whose careers have been entrenched within the system that drove us into a
ditch should possibly be considered qualified to lead us out of that ditch. My qualification is not that I know how to perpetuate that system. My qualification is that I know how to disrupt it. And that is what we need.
Source: ABC This Week on 2023 Presidential hopefuls
, Mar 5, 2023
International Day of Peace: Why only one day?
In September, on the International Day of Peace, Williamson spoke to a crowd gathered here at a local events center. "How insane is it that we have one day that we dedicate to peace?"
She asked the audience. "International Day of Peace. One day. So much we could say that 364 days of the year seem pretty much dedicated to war."
Source: Politico.com on 2020 presidential hopefuls
, Jan 6, 2020
Requested that her donors support Mike Gravel
Author and 2020 presidential candidate Marianne Williamson's campaign used a fundraising email to help one of her primary opponents garner enough donors to qualify for the next round of debates. Williamson's campaign email asked recipients to support
former Sen. Mike Gravel, who is roughly 10,000 individual donors short of the threshold to qualify for the next round of Democratic debates.
"You may not have heard of him because he hasn't yet qualified for any debates," the email reads, referring to
Gravel. "But his voice is important."
The email, signed by Williamson, touts Gravel's body of work in Congress and "diverse and provocative" voice as reasons he should be on the debate stage next to her. "Thanks to you, I'm on the debate stage.
I'm using this platform, granted to me by you, to ask for your help," and asks donors to consider giving Gravel a dollar to increase his individual donor count.
[Gravel made the donor count but did not make the cut for the 20 slots in the July debate].
Source: The Hill e-zine on 2020 Democratic primary
, Jul 7, 2019
Launched Project Angel Food: deliver meals to AIDS patients
In 1992, the Los Angeles Times called Williamson the "New Age guru of the hour." Some mocked Williamson, but she was also credited for launching Project Angel Food, a service that delivered more than 300 hot meals a day to housebound
AIDS patients in Los Angeles, and in March 2016 served its 10 millionth meal.
Source: National Review magazine, articles on 2020 candidates
, Jul 1, 2019
Trump harnesses fear for political purposes; love beats that
Donald Trump is not going to be beaten just by insider politics talk. He's not going to be beaten just somebody who has plans. So, Mr. President, if you're listening, I want you to hear me, please. You have harnessed fear for political purposes and only
love can cast that out. I have a feeling you know what you're doing. I'm going to harness love for political purposes. I will meet you on that field. And, sir, love will win.
Source: June Democratic Primary debate (second night in Miami)
, Jun 27, 2019
Forces of immorality are on the march
Former Vice President Joe Biden kicked off a major forum on faith and poverty issues, fielding questions from faith leaders and low-income Americans during a gathering organized by the Poor People's Campaign.
Other, lesser-known candidates who addressed the forum included spiritual author Marianne Williamson impressed some in the crowd, noting her policy on reparations and arguing that the "forces of immorality are on the march."
Source: Religion News Service on 2019 Democratic primary
, Jun 17, 2019
Separation of church and state supports spiritual flowering
Separating the State from the undue influence of religious institutions was in no way meant by our Founders to be an impediment to the search for higher truth, within the individual or within society. They embraced the Creator while refusing to pay
homage to specific dogmas claiming to monopolize religious truth. That stance was in support, not rejection, of the true religious experience.
The separation of Church and State was intended to SUPPORT our spiritual flowering by guaranteeing its freedom.
Spiritually, to many of us, is as important to the soul as oxygen to the body. Without it, the world can make sense to the mind,
but it can never make sense with the heart. But the spirit is an internal phenomenon, and civilization has always suffered when any particular dogma or doctrine has sought to impose itself upon the peoples of the world.
Source: Healing the Soul of America, by Marianne Williamson, p. 60
, Jul 24, 2018
Politics steeped in religion is divisive
She's an evangelical, to be sure, but also an unembarrassed political liberal whose latest book,
The Healing of America, warns that spirituality can unite the country while politics steeped in religion can only divide it.
Source: Mother Jones magazine on 2020 presidential hopefuls
, Dec 1, 1997
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