Welcome home, America. Welcome to the Goodness Party, founded fittingly on July 4, 2020,
- a day we celebrate our declaration of independence from the abuses by tyrants, and
- a year underscoring the necessity of goodness in government — in its leaders and its actions — to address challenges effectively and seize opportunities to better our country.
Though our nation has strayed from its American ideals, home has always been here for us.
Home is goodness. Home is safety. Home is freedom.
Where We Stand
While other parties head further south, the Goodness Party stays strong as America’s North Star.
Centered. Stable. Sensible. Skyward.
Goodness in government, always.
It applies to all levels of government. At the federal level, it means a government that:
- governs with goodness in its means and its ends.
- is truly of, by, and for all Americans.
- empowers, uplifts, nurtures, and inspires all.
- governs effectively and efficiently for all.
- continues to improve and elevate itself, our country, and all of its citizens.
- is served in every position at every level by public servants of goodness.
- ensures the United States of America is a shining light to all other nations and peoples.
The Goodness Party is inspired by the thoughts, actions, and spirit of goodness exemplified in our first American: Benjamin Franklin.
Franklin, more than anyone, was responsible for the establishment of the United States of America. He is the only Founding Father to have played important roles in and signed all four of the key documents establishing our nation: the Declaration of Independence , the Treaty of Alliance with France , the Treaty of Paris establishing peace with Great Britain , and the U.S. Constitution .
And Franklin, more than anyone, was the first poster child for the original American Dream, in which all people can live better, fuller, and richer lives through equality, freedom, justice, opportunity, and effort. Franklin came from a poor family and limited formal schooling to become a successful businessman and author through ability, self-improvement, and diligence. He retired as a printer at age 42.
Even more inspirational was his belief in goodness as a personal and civic responsibility. It was his actions to improve his goodness and do good deeds for others that made him successful in his accomplishments and as a human being.
Inward, Franklin asked himself each morning with “What good shall I do this day?” and concluded his evening with “What good have I done today?” He identified thirteen virtues and tried to make them habits.
Outward, he performed many acts of goodness for the public good. He founded libraries, fire departments, militias, hospitals, public schools, and sanitation projects. He invented lightning rods, bifocal eyeglasses, matching grants, and better wood-burning stoves. He was a first-rate scientist, exploring and furthering the world’s understanding of electricity, ocean currents, climate, and population growth. He was an outstanding diplomat and philosopher that made the United States a reality.
No person is perfect, which is why no person should be put on a pedestal. Through goodness in character, Franklin was often open-minded to see his wrongs, improve himself and his views, and change for the better. His views of slavery evolved from owning slaves to becoming an outspoken president of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery. On behalf of the Society, he presented a formal abolition petition to Congress in February 1790.
The Goodness Party believes it is worth looking at Franklin’s goodness in thoughts, actions, and spirit for inspiration and guidance.
Only goodness leads to greatness.
We will not achieve our American ideals until we embrace and act with goodness — as individuals, as a people, and as a nation.
A better US, a better world.
When we — all of us and the United States — do goodness, the world is a better place for all of God’s creatures.
Our 2020 Strategy
With limited time to field candidates, our goals for the rest of 2020 are to:
- Increase awareness and support of the Goodness Party and its principles.
- Translate awareness of the Goodness Party principles into a positive force that will improve goodness in government at all levels.
- Endorse candidates (regardless of current party affiliation) that support goodness as their guiding principle and show goodness in their decision-making, policies, and actions as candidates, as public servants for their constituents, and as private citizens.
- Expose examples of candidates, groups, and individuals that do not show goodness in their words and actions.
Show Your Support
Show your support for the Goodness Party and spread awareness the following ways.
Spread awareness and goodness by sharing our messages whenever and wherever you can. Send links or forward Goodness Party messages and images.
- The website: https://goodnessparty.org
- The Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/goodnessparty
- The Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/goodnessparty/
- The Twitter account: https://twitter.com/goodnessparty
Make your voice heard at the ballot box. Vote only for candidates that display goodness in their words and actions. Vote only for candidates that will actively work to instill governments of goodness throughout our nation.
Do goodness to yourself and others every day.
Display Goodness (on your sleeve or elsewhere)
Wear the Official Goodness Party apparel. Profits from your purchase of these items provide funds to help the Goodness Party create, distribute, support, and expand its message.
Multiple apparel, multiple sizes, multiple colors, and Men / Women / Youth cuts are available. Shirts are made and distributed through Amazon.
Two designs are currently available. Both display the Goodness Party logo in the front. The back is blank for one design, and the other design displays the Where We Stand graphic to provide an additional conversation starter. Examples below.
- Goodness Party logo on front (no image on back)
- Goodness Party logo on front, Where We Stand graphic on back
- Standard t-shirt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JRWJ9FK