What we look to accomplish- the call for Unity
What the problem is
We need a more civil and educated discourse in this country, leading to concrete action on the issues of the day. We need to clarify the debate itself, simplify it as much as possible- which usually can be pretty simple- the solutions, the trade offs, are far less so.
We need solidify these conversations around core facts, figures, and identify the key arguments and perspectives, and be able to evaluate these . It would be good to have a transparent algorhithm or score, a rating if you will of problems and their relative magnitudes. We need to be able to look at historical and international perspectives on the problem at hand and how they are addressed in other places, and be able to look at and evaluate different potential solutions grading them.
There are far too many issues out there, far too much to know for busy citizens to be able to hit upon by chance. It’s like dissolving the school system because we have Youtube.
We need information, and a process we can trust, our representatives to be idealogically consistent
Fake news- media slants, a war on the truth, culture perspective war, masking actual wars, and subtle, rarely talked about changes to meanings of the laws, the way they are enforced, election shenanigans, massive deficits and giveaways to the rich- subsidizing the wealthy on the backs of the middle class, and with the debts of a nation – none of these began with Mr. Trump. These things pre-date Jesus Christ. It is more naked now, and for younger folks it is more real- as people used to President Obama’s calm eloquent and professional manner – get a taste of what us in our 30’s and 40’s experienced under George W. Bush and the relentless and frankly transparent lies that led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.. unchallenged by the media landscape, owned as they are by companies whose stock prices are boosted by military spending. Again, an order of magnitude worse, at least in public decorum Nor should we be under any kind of illusion that everything is hunky dory under Democratic Presidents; under Democratic Presidents the land of the free is still the home of the jailed, with more people in prison than any other in the history of human kind.