The objective of the process is develop Final Citizen Resolutions that have supermajority support ratings of at least 6.67, but preferably 8.0 or higher. Resolutions reaching this level of support can be said to have effectively achieved consensus among the informed Citizenry. As such, they will carry significant weight in the deliberations of our elected representatives.
In general, Citizen Resolutions will not relate directly to specific current legislation or seek to micro-manage public policy, although legislatures and Congress may well decide to pursue legislation based on the guidance they provide. The Resolutions are really "should" statements.
In a very real sense they are the moral wisdom of our society...the expression of our Common Purposes...the statement of our shared vision of the future.
The Resolution process is open-ended. You are free to change your support Rating at any time. New members will be allowed to rate previous Resolutions (after doing the required reading). The ongoing public dialogue will, we believe. revitalize our democracy, help drive out the special interest and big money influence from politics and government and, most importantly, replace our sense of powerlessness and futility with a sense of hope and of having some influence over our destiny, as a nation and the human race.
As I am sure you recognize, this is a new, and somewhat revolutionary concept. We are still in the early days, and we need your participation to help make the dream of "government of the people, by the people and for the people" become a reality. Since you have made it this far, you are clearly a concerned Citizen. This vision of the future will be made possible only through the support of Citizens like you. If you are ready to get active, please use the link below to take our Welcome Tour, and begin participating in this great "Adventure in Democracy" today.
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Can you imagine a time when the laws passed by Congress and state legislatures actually reflect the expressed will of an informed Citizenry? When the policies implemented by the President, the Governors, and all of their administrative departments are guided by "We the People"? When the influence of big corporations and other special interests have been neutralized? When their millions of dollars in campaign contributions no longer drive our public policy decisions? When legislation is not written of, by and for the lobbyists?
Can you envision a time when the political dialogue is not dominated by extremists? When there is an alternative to slanted media coverage? When common sense and sound judgment trump bias and narrow self-interest?
What about a day when the common good and the welfare of future generations are held in higher account than the latest consumer trend and this quarter's profit statement? A future where you and I, as Citizens, no longer sense that our vote doesn't count...that it is futile to complain, since nothing ever changes? Stated in the positive, can you imagine a time when the voice of serious, informed Citizens not only matters, but is listened to with baited breath by our elected officials? When public officials know that, if they engage in corruption or cronyism with special interests, they will be caught and thrown out on their ear? That'll be the day, huh?
Well, would you like to participate in moving toward that day? In setting a positive course for our country and the human race...to help build the future that we all want, but feel can never be attained? There is a way!!! And, I will share it with you in a few moments, But, first let's take a closer look at the status quo.