“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 for today's world.
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 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.
All for one and one for all. Out of many, one. 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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