We will not defeat the president with a political argument.
We will not defeat the president with an economic argument.
We will not defeat the president with a purely rational argument.
We will defeat the president with a moral argument.
Like the space between Goliath’s eyes, it is the one area where he has no defense. He cannot defend himself morally or ethically because he doesn’t recognize morality and he doesn’t recognize ethics. He cannot fight what he cannot see.
It has been the lack of ethics and public morality in our politics that has left us vulnerable to such a one as he, and it will be the retrieval of ethics and morality that will repair the damage he has done and cast the meanness of his politics from our midst.
But a moral argument cannot be made by someone who doesn’t understand moral arguments any more deeply than to recognize that the president’s politics are immoral. It is the articulation of a moral politics, both philosophically and in terms of policy, that form the crux of my campaign, my qualifications, and what I offer the country as a potential president.
The hope for this country lies in the embrace of a politics that does not flow like bile from the power of an amoral economic system, but from the power of deep humanitarian principles at the core of our democracy. This speaks not just to changes in Washington but to changes in our hearts as well.
These are spiritually revolutionary times.
Rehearsal is over.
The time of change is now.
– Marianne Williamson
August 11, 2019
August 11, 2019
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• Why Marianne Williamson Is a Serious and Credible Presidential Candidate
• Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – April 24, 2019
• Marianne Williamson: Reaching for Higher Ground
• “A Lefty With Soul”: Why Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson Deserves Some Serious Attention
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• Marianne Williamson Plans on Sharing Some “Big Truths” on Tonight's Debate Stage
• Friar André Maria: Quote of the Day – June 28, 2019
• Marianne Williamson: “Today Is a Day of Shame”
• Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson: “We’re Living at a Critical Moment in Our Democracy”
• Caitlin Johnstone: “Status Quo Politicians Are Infinitely ‘Weirder’ Than Marianne Williamson”
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Marianne Williamson Goes for the Gut – Elaine Godfrey (The Atlantic, August 11, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Says Democratic Rivals Are Smearing Her in 'Well-Strategized Effort" to Keep Her Out of Third Presidential Debate – Emily Goodin (Daily Mail, August 10, 2019).
Can Self-Help Heal the Body Politic? – Why Marianne Williamson Has Found a Political Audience – Natalia Mehlman Petrzela (The Atlantic, August 10, 2019).
Outsider Candidate Williamson Brings “Radical Love” to the Iowa State Fair – James Oliphant (Reuters, August 9, 2019).
What Is It About Marianne Williamson – Dylan Palmer (71 Republic via Marianne2020.com, August 7, 2019).
The Strange Appeal of Marianne Williamson – Matthew Boose (The Ohio Star, August 7, 2019).
You Don't Have to Vote for Marianne Williamson – Just Don't Call Her Crazy – Kerry Pieri (Harper's Bazaar, August 2, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Knows How to Beat Trump – David Brooks (The New York Times, August 1, 2019).
The Meaning of the Marianne Williamson Moment – David French (National Review, July 31, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Won the Debate – Katherine Krueger (Splinter, July 31, 2019).
Don't Mock Marianne Williamson, Democrats Need Her Spiritual Politics in Dark Trump Era – Kirsten Powers (USA Today, July 31, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Is the Only True Anti-Trump – Megan McArdle (The Washington Post, July 17, 2019).
Author Marianne Williamson on 2020 Run: “The Best Thing I Can Do Is Be Myself” – Miranda Bryant (The Guardian, July 27, 2019).
When Everyone Else Stepped Back, Marianne Williamson Stepped Forward – David Kessler (Medium, July 26, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Polling Ahead Of Beto O’ Rourke, Corey Booker, and Kirsten Gillibrand in New Hampshire – Ashe Schow (The Daily Wire, July 16, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Wants to Win the Presidency With the Power of Love and Miracles – Jesse Walker (Reason, July 13, 2019).
Marianne Williamson's “Evangelion” Meme Uses Anime to Explain 2020 Candidate's Holistic Politics – Andrew Whalen (Newsweek, July 10, 2019).
The Meaning of Marianne Williamson – The New York Times (July 9, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Is Just What the Democratic Party Needs – Tyler Cowen (Pioneer Press, July 5, 2019).
UPDATES: We Must Hear Marianne Williamson’s Message About the Overuse of Anti-Depressants – Kenneth F. McCallion (Mad in America, August 11, 2019).
Why Marianne Williamson Belongs Center Stage – CK Sanders (Medium, August 18, 2019).