The definition of integrity – Alan Myron – Medium

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The definition of integrity – Alan Myron – Medium

in·teg·ri·ty /inˈteɡrədē/

  1. The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
  2. The state of being whole and undivided.

Why is this definition important? Because it helps to explain Tulsi Gabbard’s character. She has been consistent, with every person she talks to, in private or in public, and delivers the same message.

“ As an outspoken critic of regime change wars and the new Cold War, Tulsi is running for president with the intent to take the trillions of dollars spent on war and invest in healthcare, education, protecting our environment, and rebuilding our infrastructure.

With a military background, Tulsi plans to bring a soldier’s values to the White House.”

Since when has she been spreading that message? Well, what about 2016 when she endorsed Senator Sanders?

Tulsi Gabbard endorses Bernie Sanders (Ad published March 24th 2016)

Lately Fox Business News published an article questioning Tulsi’s integrity because she was meeting with “Wall Street”. But, what was more troubling, was how some “progressive” news reporters distributed the same news as evidence that Tulsi is not consistent in her views.

When you think of Wall Street? What do you immediately think of? Most people think of Big Banks. Like those who caused the Financial crisis of 2009 because of the deregulation from the Clinton administration with the repeal of The Glass-Steagall Act.

Recently in May 13th 2019, Tulsi attended the SALT conference. For those not familiar with this conference, SkyBridge Capital hosts a large investment conference, known as the SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) conference, biannually in the U.S. and Asia. In this year’s SALT conference Omeed Malik (more on him later on) interviewed Tulsi, and asked her specifically about her stand on Glass-Steagall. To what Tulsi replied:

“I have, and continue to strongly support reinstating Glass-Steagall” -Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi reinforces her position to reintroduce Glass-Steagall Act in front of an audience of large investment companies.

This is Tulsi, going to a large investment conference, and without hesitation say that she has, and will continue supporting, the reintroduction of the Glass-Steagall Act which separates investment and commercial banking, thus preventing future financial crisis as there will be no bank “too big to fail”.

Which now brings us to Omeed Malik. He is the son of an Iranian mother, and a Pakistani father. He USED TO BE an executive for Bank of America but in July 2018 he settled a discrimination lawsuit against the bank (because he is Muslim), and was paid 100 million dollars.

He is the host of the breakfast, at the exclusive Core club in New York, on June 7th 2019. The invitation clearly states the same platform that Tulsi has been running on, and even makes the specific note that Tulsi’s campaign does not accept any donations from PACs or lobbyists.

Given that Tulsi has been very vocal against the proliferation of nuclear weapons, she has called for India and Pakistan to ease tensions (as both are nuclear powers), and she has been very forceful against the intervention in Iran. Is it really a surprise that a Muslim man, with a Pakistani father and an Iranian Mother wants to support someone who wants to prevent wars in Pakistan, Iran, and the middle east?

Tulsi calling for stopping the escalation of tension with Iran (May 14th 2019)

He is also clearly not a big fan for the big banks, and he has demonstrated (by winning the lawsuit against Bank of America) that he can help Tulsi in strategies to defeat the entrenched financial corporations in our government.

Does he have a personal interest in those policies? Absolutely! It would level the field to his own investment company, and it would provide peace of mind to members of his family in Pakistan and India.

But this is a perfect example of how Tulsi, through principled policies, can create a coalition of interests that benefit us all.

Besides, what good is all the money in the world if the world gets destroyed in a nuclear holocaust? Believe or not, there are things money can’t buy. And investing money on peace, may be the best investment of all.

This is how our country regains its integrity. This is how we become one nation again. By pulling together our abilities, resources, dreams and intelligence to solve the challenges in front of us: Pollution, Climate Change, Income inequality, and War.

When there is a leader who speaks to Rich and Poor, Straight or LGBQT, Liberal or Conservative, Black or White, Male or Female, with the same message, and all of them respond favorably. This, is when we know we have found a leader worthy of our support.

Tulsi has mine, because she is our best chance to restore the integrity of our country.

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