2020 candidate Marianne Williamson: 'We have swerved away from the principles' of America's founding

2020 Democrat Marianne Williamson said Monday that her presidential campaign features a nonpartisan conversation that she hopes will help Americans "re-embrace" democratic values and "the statement of principle in our Declaration of Independence."

Williamson, a self-help author and lecturer, said on the Fox News Rundown podcast that "we have swerved away from [democratic] principles" and "the deep humanitarian values and principles that make any human endeavor meaningful."

"There is a conversation that I am having in my campaign that I don't feel is being had elsewhere, and it's a conversation that I believe represents the deepest underpinnings of our democracy," Williamson said.

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She told host Chris Foster her campaign's discussion has nothing to do with being "left or right."

"I believe we have been swerving, for the last 40 years, in a direction that has not only corrupted our government but has hijacked our values system."

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In a message released last year, Williamson said that America has not been "functioning as a government of the people, by the people and for the people."

Williamson previously ran unsuccessfully for Congress in California in the 2014 blanket primary to replace outgoing Rep. Henry Waxman, a Democrat.

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In the 2016 presidential race, she supported Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who ran as a Democrat against eventual party nominee Hillary Clinton.