The Green Party is a political party in the United States. It is a third party since 2001. In the 2000 United States presidential election, Ralph Nader was nominated by Green Party. In the 2008 Presidential Election, Jesse Johnson, Cynthia McKinney, Kent Mesplay and Kat Swift were among Green Party candidates. In the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election, Jill Stein was nominated. Stein was again nominated for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, receiving over 1 million votes.
It could be the best choice for American voters if the Green Party didn't nominate controversial candidates like Cynthia McKinney. They should have endorsed Obama like other left-progressives like the Democratic Socialists of America. They also should have worked with Obama in 2008 for more environmental politics, They have great ideas but they need to stop nominating.
The Green Party is socially liberal and fiscally center-left, with emphasis on environmentalism. Green Party advocates a new form of taxation - the carbon tax, a tax on emissions of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases.
According to the organization's website, the ten values of the party are:
- Grassroots democracy
- Social justice
- Ecological balance
- Economic justice
- Gender equality
- Respect for diversity
- Personal and global responsibility
As usual, Neocons view this organization with suspicion. Several of their environment friendly policies are unfriendly for Neocons. Neocons oppose most of their states aims including the policy of implementing carbon tax.