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Bernie Sanders
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Morality

From the outset of his presidential campaign, Sanders wanted to "inject the radical concept of morality" into his message; though, to him, morality was a "simple, straightforward, honest" way of doing politics (88). Describing this concept as radical is a criticism of the current political system and its players. To Sanders, morality has been missing for far too long from politics. "Is it moral," Sanders asks in a series of rhetorical questions, "that, when our citizens are working longer hours for lower wages, 52 percent of all new income generated is going to the top 1 percent" (89)? Sanders urges that morality is crucial in policy making; caring for working families is an essential duty of government, especially if those working families constitute a majority of the nation's population.

Sanders' moral political platform is rooted in the inspiration he draws from Pope Francis. As one of the "great moral and religious leaders...

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