The goal here is to explore and refine ideas about politics, society, social psychology and how we all live together as humans as informed by the United States Founding principles.
By Founding principles, I am referring to the thinking and work that went into creating the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the “American Experiment” and influencing the norms and values americans share about politics.
The core question we are exploring is:
How to “stand on the shoulders of giants” and take the work of the Founding fathers and Founding principles and extend them forward to the modern technological world and current circumstances of the United States?
A core assumption is that when an idea is expressed, via post or comment, that the goal is to test it. Spend time digging around the edges, testing it, determining if it is true, if it works, if it makes sense. Does it take into account the broader human experience?
Then over time, new, better and refined ideas will replace the original.
The social change objective of the website is to create a living/growing resource that helps people who are unfamiliar with the founding principles of liberty and convert them to ardent supporters of the ongoing relevancy of the founding principles.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Instead of creating citizens who just regurgitate quotes, we want citizens who understand the compelling reasons behind political liberty and freedom.
For example, people should not just say the first amendment of the Bill or Rights is important, they should also know WHY it is important and be able to argue for it when pressed.