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Kanye West Runs 'Dear Future' Letter as 2-Page 'New York Times' Ad

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Kanye West attends Jim Moore Book Event At Ralph Lauren Chicago on October 28, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.

In an effort to give his presidential campaign a boost ahead of Tuesday's election, Kanye West took out two pages in The New York Times on Friday (Oct. 30) with a letter that outlines a Garden of Eden-esque future.

The "Dear Future" open letter delves into West's beliefs in world peace, family support, a fair justice system and an innovative education system. "In our future, we will H.E.A.L., Hold Everyone Accountable to Love," he writes. "... Our happy, healthy future looks like the new Garden of Eden with children running and the elderly brimming with joy on how beautiful our world has become."

The 43-year-old rapper posted a promotional clip for his Yeezy Christian Academy via Twitter on Wednesday that preached a very similar message.

After announcing his controversial presidential run on July 4 this year, Ye's late registration has caused him to only appear as a ballot option for president in 12 states: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and Vermont.

In California, he's listed as a vice-presidential candidate under Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente's American Independent Party (AIP) presidential ticket. Markham Robinson, the chairman of the AIP executive committee, told Billboard earlier this month that the party picked West because of his high-profile connections, including Tesla and SpaceX's Elon Musk, religiously influenced political views, and popularity among 18- to 25-year-old voters.

Read his "Dear Future" letter in full below.

Dear Future,

I still believe in you.
We still believe in you.

Even in our darkest moments,
We believe.

We believe in a world at peace.
We believe in our people.
We believe in our families.
We will see families anchoring on faith.
Our future holds a better America.
In our future, we will H.E.A.L.
Hold Everyone Accountable to Love.

Our future will provide expecting families with a safe
and secure plan that values every stage of life.
Our future will provide a justice system that treats
everyone equally regardless of their socioeconomic
status. Our future will provide an education system
that promotes freedom and visionary thinking. Our
happy, healthy future looks like the new Garden of
Eden with children running and the elderly brimming
with joy on how beautiful our world has become.

Our future has homes for everyone.
Our future has food for everyone.
Our future has love.
Our future is free from debt, shame, guilt, worry,
stress, war, greed, hate, misuse of power, prejudices,
manipulation and discrimination.

Jesus loves everyone.

When I close my eyes, I see our God providing us
with a bright future. I feel like a kid the night before
Christmas when I think about our future.

Dear Future,
I still believe in you.

I know the world is going to get better, but you need
us as a people to heal. You need us to hold everyone
accountable to love.

God is love.

Let's lead with love. Our future is waiting on us.

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