FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY
The founders of America established a democracy intended to prevent the corruption, abuse, and inequality of aristocracy and monarchy. Elections, term limitations, checks and balances, and bounds of authority were all designed to create a government of, by, and for the people.
Over the next 250 years, elected officials and special interests systematically eroded safeguards against corruption, establishing gaping holes that have enabled pervasive abuse of the republic for personal gain.
We don’t have to settle for the existing failure of our democratic system. We can choose to create something better.
With new technology, a demand for integrity, and the undeniable realization of the destruction caused when elected officials use their positions for personal gain, now is the time to upgrade our democracy to increase its ability to meet the challenges and opportunities of our time. To make our government a model of civic responsibility, integrity and maturity for all governments worldwide.
Urgent upgrades to democracy include:
Truth and reconciliation for humanitarian abuses by the US government
Disclosure of classified documents revealing the darkest truths in our national shadow
Full transparency of elected officials, and zero tolerance for use of office for personal gain
Digital, interactive access for citizens to participate in the decisions of their representatives
Termination of the Republican and Democratic parties on grounds of systemic corruption
Reduced central authority and increased local sovereignty
These changes are just the beginning. A new era of democracy is possible. We can fulfill the original dream of America: an equitable, self-governed people. We can steward a democracy that constantly reinvents itself to better serve and reflect the needs, concerns, and care for all people and all life.
A NEW PARTY
If politics means stewardship of the place we call home, a political party is a network of citizens working together to elect representatives who will steward their shared home responsibly.
The agendas behind our political parties shape society, as they use their coordinated energy to elect leaders who create laws and allocate state budgets that determine how government serves - or abuses - the public.
If those who manufacture weapons run a party, then the government will go to war often.
If those who manufacture medications run a party, then the government will create a healthcare system that profits off of sickness.
And those who don’t organize at all, watch society morph to the will of those who do.
If we want a government dedicated to the safety and well-being of all people, and all life on earth, then those who care about holistic thriving and systemic change need to organize politically.
The future will be determined by those who organize new parties, today.