“A lotus flower emerges from murky waters to become perfectly clean.”
A LOTUS is a Lover of the United States.
A LOTUS believes in the 12 LOTUS Principles.
What are the 12 LOTUS Principles?
The 12 LOTUS Principles are a restatement of American values - the "Spirit of '76" - for today.
The 12 LOTUS Principles
A LOTUS believes in the equality of all individuals.
A LOTUS believes in liberty and justice for all.
A LOTUS has a strong belief in non-violence as the only correct path.
A LOTUS has respect for our planet & its environment.
A LOTUS has respect for the species on our planet.
A LOTUS has respect for the world’s cultures, religions & traditions, and honors the Native American tradition. A LOTUS is conscious of one's U.S. and pre-U.S. family roots.
A LOTUS has respect for all people. A person's worth is equal to every other person's worth. It is not equal to the person's financial assets.
A LOTUS strives to show Love, not Hate, as taught by many religions and philosophies.
A LOTUS believes that American democracy is based on one person / one vote, in which every person’s vote should count equally. All American citizens of voting age should be encouraged and enabled to cast their vote.
A LOTUS believes that the common interest outweighs the special interest. Uncontrolled money in the American political system leads to a breakdown in the integrity of the system.
A LOTUS believes that the purpose of government is to serve the greater good.
Out of many, we are one. All are for one and every one is for all. Collective consciousness exists in the LOTUS spirit. We can evolve collectively. A LOTUS believes in making the world better for all.
Who cannot be a LOTUS?
Anyone who does not agree with LOTUS principles is not a LOTUS. A racist cannot be a LOTUS. Nor can anyone who believes it is acceptable to discriminate against an individual or a group. Nor can any person who tolerates or encourages violence towards other individuals be a LOTUS.
What is the significance of being a LOTUS?
Every LOTUS has dreams of making a better future for themselves, society and the world. A LOTUS will work to make this happen through the democratic process.
What is a LOTUS cause?
In general, a cause is an idea of what can be done to make a change. A cause is a LOTUS cause if it furthers LOTUS principles. Hashtag: #LOTUSCause in social media
What is the benefit of identifying as a LOTUS?
A LOTUS identifies with LOTUS causes. Simultaneously, LOTUS causes are supported by LOTUSES. Together, we can change the world.
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