First priority: Equal and affordable access to holistic health-care, because without wellbeing, Life has litte appreciative value. Second priority: Equal and affordable access to Justice and fundamental freedoms comes next, because without access to the courts, we can not vindicate and protect health and our other basic rights.Third priority: Equal and affordable access to relevant education is also a top concern because without relevant knowledge, it is difficult to satisfy one’s basic needs in terms of food, shelter, jobs and security. Fourth priority: Equal access to sustainable and ethical work. Because without sustainability and bio-diversity, there will be war, diseases and more debts, all of which will torpedoe our last central basic right (fifth priority), equal access to collective security. These Constitutionally required priorities are all holistically and synergistically inter-empowering.
FOR 2016, OUR MAJOR THRUST-CONTRIBUTION WILL BE TO PROPOSE A COMPELLING PLAN THAT WILL END MOST CHRONIC DISEASES WITHIN 4 YEARS, THANKS TO WHICH THE BUDGET WILL BE MUCH STRONGER.
A CAMPAIGN BOOK TO THIS EFFECT SHOULD BE READY BY THEN.
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WHAT VOTERS AND THE MEDIA HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT THIS CANDIDACY
"Visionary (...) Best of luck in the election. We need some fresh blood in all levels of our government ". Ben
" Pathways and linkages are happening throughout our sphere now! Creative beings congregate with amazement at the incredible realizations that we've collectively "bought~in"... to accept the machine-driven (corporate power paradigm!) puppets to mis-manage and corrupt our collective perfection. Please, praise Platonic wisdom and altruistic "lay-people," popping out of somewhere, to recognize that this 2008 Model American Electorate is awfully SICK... our diets and thoughts corrode these mighty humanists, us PEOPLE ~ down deep ~ to manifest obesity, cancers and war! Knowing Christian Pierre Joubert for so remarkable an evening of vegan & vegetarian feasting and talk of what's wrong and how to fix it, beginning with ourselves, last Friday evening, along the Chuckanut, in northern Skagit County, doing this good candidate's divine mousse de chocolate ~ ~ ~ Ahhh! To embrace & endorse so well qualified a leader of our rapidly evolving > > > State of Washington (Bliss!), Cheers! For our next, and soon to be greatest governor, please, Vote for Joubert! Liberté! ". George Jay, Chuckanut Dr., Blanchard, WA 98232
" Hello, Christian, First I would like to thank you for returning my call in reference to the earth homes. I'm very impressed with your informative website and even more with your ambitious endeavors to make such progressive changes in this state of Washington. I would like to encourage your efforts and am very interested in receiving your monthly newsletter. (...) I have embraced the holistic community for many years now and believe that we have to make major changes in order to live healthy productive lives. It will take me a few more days to explore all the information on your site. You seem to have everything in one place that I've been searching for. (...) Hope you day is filled with lots of encouragement from your supporters. Regards". Sandra
"Dear Mr. Christian Joubert - I would like to take the time to thank you for offering a real, intelligent, compassionate approach to governorship. As a student of philosophy, soil science, and organic agriculture at Washington Sate University, I recognize the importance of ideals such as personal health, fulfillment, and self-actualization which you advocateandtheir interdependent nature. I hold it as a matter of personal belief that it is the proper duty of a governor to promote and guard these virtues for her or his community(i.e.political constituents). I can tell that this is what you hold in mind and heart. You have both my encouragement and vote in this primary election; I wish you the best of luck". (July 2012, B. D.)
"I would vote for Christian Joubert based soley upon what he stated for ST. Except that it would give Mckenna a vote. Sorry Christian, your time is not come." (August 1, 2012, Seattle Times)
"Last time Joubert ran I called his website ’scary’ and he actually responded to that comment on my website. I think his website is slightly less scary than it used to be. And the website certainly presents an expanded focus. In the end I’m voting for him mostly because things are so bad we have to take some kind of risks if we want any hope of making things better. Voting for status quo candidates like Inslee or McKenna aren’t going to help put people back to work or keep our environment from deteriorating further ". Seattle political website: (political website source)
"Platform: He says he wants a "proactive holistic-health-care system," and to help the state's economy he wants to focus on industries including hemp, organic agriculture, eco-housing and tree planting. He says his first priority is "equal access to holistic health, because without well-being, life has little appreciative value." He also calls for a reduction of the workweek to 35 hours and retirement at age 60. (...)" (Seattle Times, July 2012)
" Christian Joubert, of Edmonds, would make public health and holistic healing his top priority. The Democrat says on his Web site that "chronic diseases including chronic stress can be cut down by at least half in four years" under his proposed policies". SEATTLE TIMES by staff reporter Andrew Garber, July 27, 2008.
"Another candidate, Christian Joubert, ran his 2008 campaign for governor on the concept of restoring holistic health and health education to Washington. (...) Most of these candidates will not be discussed in the mainstream media. Nor will the issues they address. The most press they’ll get might be in the voters’ guide that is mailed around to every registered voter before the primary. Some people blame the two-party system in the United States for voter apathy and fatigue. (...) Even if voting citizens wanted to do research on all the candidates running for a position, and find out about the ones who haven’t gotten much attention, many don’t know where to start. People have literally asked each other on eHow.com “How to Research Political Candidates.” Of the candidates that have filed for Washington state governor, four prefer the Republican Party, two prefer the Democratic Party, two prefer the Independent party and one stated no party preference.(...) by throwing their hat in the ring and filing for candidacy, they’ve taken a big first step to political participation that most of us never will" (Source, Seattle Times, May 23, 2012) (Note from J-campaign: This article was written last May and made a mistake on the State's primary voters' pamphlet, funds for this program were blocked by the two party system. Only 9 of the 39 counties printed a local pamphlet, but most did not even include the State candidates, only the local ones).
"If the Greens seem too enamored of taxes and cops, consider gubernatorial candidate Christian Pierre Joubert. This earnest Democrat wants to build in Washington “a Spiritual Civilization based on holistic medicine, alternative energy, affordable housing” and freedom from hunger—this last, from “tree planting, vineyards, organic agriculture, health restaurants and the distribution of ‘superfoods’ (including but not limited to amazing dopamine-producing raw vegan chocolate mousses).” SEATTLE TIMES, editorial of Bruce RAMSEY, August 2, 2008.
"We think it is important for voters to hear from both candidates before the primary," said Gregoire spokesman Aaron Toso. Why? "Because the primary is an election," he said. But the other eight gubernatorial candidates on the ballot whose fate will be determined by the primary -- Will Baker, Duff Badgley, John Aiken, Christian Pierre Joubert, Christopher Tudor, Javier Lopez, Mohammad Hassan Said and James White -- would not be invited." (Tri-City Herald, Summer 2008)
"...If you were looking for a candidate to the immanentize of the eschaton, Joubert is your man. And he has a plan to do it: his first act as governor would be a toxicity test of every person in Washington, followed by true universal health care (including, of course, holistic medicine), which will be the cornerstone to his "New Holistic and Spiritual Civilisation." The Green Party has its own candidate, Duff Badgley. But honestly, how can the Greens top Joubert? (...) August 5, 2008, Sound Politics Sound Commentary on Current Events.
"Christian Joubert, a former law professor and naturopath from Edmonds who also ran for governor in 2008, is advocating help for a “holistic health care system” and help for “organic agriculture, wellness & hemp industries.” The Olympian, August 2012
"Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christian Pierre Joubert favors “the distribution of ‘superfoods’ (including but not limited to amazing dopamine-producing raw vegan chocolate mousses),” that sounds like a kitchen table issue. Do House Democrats know about this?" Tri-City Herald (Source)
"Today's column concludes my two-part tour of the 2008 Washington State Voters Pamphlet. (...) All candidates are optimistic about the world becoming better for their being in power, but for optimism, nobody outdoes Democratic candidate for Governor Christian Pierre Joubert, who has a plan that would attain the hitherto unattainable: freedom from disease, pollution, waste, war, excessive mortgages, debts, homelessness, ignorance, alienation, recession, hunger, deserts, world misery, injustice and tyranny.""Candidates Following the Script ... Their Own, August 15, 2008 ROB WOUTAT, The Kitsap Sun.
"Christian Joubert make health his number one priority--with an emphasis on alternative health. He is also far ahead of the other state governor candidates on issues of global warming, renewable energies and world peace. A vote for Christian Joubert is a vote for sanity." Patricia Herlevi Mount Vernon, Washington"
"....If you have gotten the feeling that Christian. Joubert is an extraordinary. multiply-skilled, bright, creative, incredibly-energetic and extremely moral and humane individual, then you are at least beginning to understand the fabulous array of positive qualities he brings to every endeavor. I feel that the citizens of any community would be extraordinarily served by any efforts he made on their behalf." Robert Kiel, Attorney At Law (Prior Fed. Govt. Labor Atty., Current Managing Atty. of Law Firm).
"I worked with Christian Joubert during the summer of 1991 when he was on our faculty as visiting professor of international human rights law. I was familiar with his contributions to our international law program, the development of an international human rights institute and the numerous community and regional conferences in which he participated. At the risk of saying too little about professor Joubert's outstanding qualifications, i will sum up my comments with the single word "superior". (...) He had seemingly indefatigable energy for both the study of subjects related and unrelated to international law and for interaction with his students and colleagues. his productivity while on our faculty was exceptional" (...) Christian Joubert is unique in his ability to foster synergism." (Law school administrator, Gonzaga Law School).
"Christian, Just wanted to drop a quick note to thank you for being on the ballot today… Although we don’t yet know what the results will be tonight, we already do certainly know that our wonderful Republic only works if people like you have the courage to step forward and offer to engage in public service.Back in 2007, when I was working as a Diplomat in Iraq, General Petraeus addressed a group of senior officers and diplomats on the eve of the offensive of the Iraq Surge, speaking about how we would take the fight to Al Qaeda and Jaysh Al Mehdi in the face of enormous challenge. His entire speech was very inspiring, and the words I’ve always remembered most where how Petraeus mentioned that there would be innumerable doubters and critics, but that the “credit did not belong to them, it belongs to those with the courage to step into the arena.” He then went on to read Teddy Roosevelt’s famous “Man in the Arena” speech. I think about it often when things get tough on the campaign, and have enclosed it below.Regardless of how the numbers come out tonight, thank you for stepping into the “Arena” for the people of Washington. Best, Michael" (Michael Baumgartner, State Senator, August 7th, 2012)
THE MAN IN THE ARENA
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat” Theodore ROOSEVELT, Paris, France, 1910.
"I do not know of any salvation for society except through eccentrics, misfits, dissenters, people who protest," US Supreme Court Justice William O. DOUGLAS
"Freedom is not a gift received from the State or leader, but a possession to be won every day by the effort of each and the union of all ". Albert CAMUS (Nobel winner and French author of "The Stranger")
"The law perverted! And the police powers of the state perverted along with it! The law, I say, not only turned from its proper purpose but made to follow an entirely contrary purpose! The law become the weapon of every kind of greed! Instead of checking crime, the law itself is guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish! If this is true, it is a serious fact, and moral duty requires me to call the attention of my fellow-citizens to it." Frédéric BASTIAT
" I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical". Thomas JEFFERSON
" True republicanism is the sovereignty of the people. There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate". Or, regarding Lafayette's decisive help in beating Cornwalis in Yorktown (1781), "Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country", Marquis de LAFAYETTE
"Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind. Water, air and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopeia". Napoleon BONAPARTE
"Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed ; it shall be food for you" GENESIS 1:29
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." KRISHNAMURTI
"In the struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess." The 14th DALAI LAMA
"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance" Bobby KENNEDY
"Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers." Nikita Sergeyevich KHRUSHCHEV
"It often happens in History that what appears to be a universal truth during one period is such an absurdity in another that the only difficulty is to imagine how such a belief could have been credible in the first place". (JOHN STUART MILLS, Author of "On Liberty" and father of modern economic freedoms).
"The best of all governments is that which teaches us to govern ourselves". GOETHE
“You can resist an invading army; you cannot resist an idea whose time has come.” Victor HUGO
WRITE-IN VOTES IN FAVOR OF ALTERNATIVE CANDIDATES IS POSSIBLE UNTIL NOV 6 MID-NIGHT. WE CALLED UP THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S ELECTION OFFICE AND AN ELECTION EXPERT THERE CONFIRMED THAT ALL REGISTERED VOTERS CAN WRITE-IN ANY ALTERNATIVE CANDIDATES.
IF YOU FEEL COMPELLED TO STAY IN THE MAINSTREAM AND VOTE FOR ONE OF THE TWO PARTY CANDIDATES, THEN WE WOULD RECOMMEND OUR PRIMARY VOTERS (OVER 10,000) TO VOTE FOR JAY INSLEE. WHEN WE HAD A PUBLIC DEBATE WITH HIM AT THE "STRANGER MAGAZINE" THIS SUMMER, HE APPEARED OPEN TO ADDRESS THE PUBLIC HEALTH CHALLENGE (EG THE "SICK-CARE" SYSTEM) WITH THE HOLISTIC APPROACH. WHILE ROB MCKENNA DIDN'T ATTEND THIS DEBATE AND WE DID NOT HEAR HIM SPEAK POSITIVELY AND HOLISTICALLY ABOUT A NEW DIRECTION (OR NEW PARADIGM) IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL FIELD, WHICH WE CONSIDER THE TOP PRIORITY. MOREOVER, ROB MCKENNA, AS ATTORNEY GENERAL, NEVER RESPONDED FAVORABLY TO OUR "EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE" RESPECTFUL REQUESTS.
"Peace is not a passive nor definitive state, a kind of Dead Sea where the river of History goes to die. On the contrary, peace is a state of high human activity which mobilizes the highest functions of the human spirit. Peace requires a continuous creation of new values, new emotions, new ways of thinking. It is only at this price that our new institutions that peace requires can live. In a word, Peace is the highest and most arduous form of the Universal Revolution." (MADARIAGA, President of the "Thirteen", League of Nations)