I am dismayed. I see a growing political movement that is based on looking to the past for answers. They believe the worlds is static and that solutions to current day problems can only be found in the political writings of our Founding Fathers. However, they like religious fundamentalists tend to pick those writings of these venerated Founding Fathers that support their views while ignoring those that refute it. The worst is that they do not see the need to change the game plan as the game changes. I felt this is a critical time to bring a rational perspective to the national political climate. It is the right time to birth a new political movement: The FUTURE PARTY.
The Future Party Manifesto
Where as: Public policy andhave become irrational, andWhere as: The world is not static, and
Where as: Our Founding Fathers were products of the Enlightenment: and
Where as: The founding documents of the United States, including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, are based upon Enlightenment philosophy, and
Where as: Global Warming will make our future more uncertain, and
Where as: We are moving into the Future not the past, and
Where as: The rest of the world is moving into the Future at a faster rate then the USA, i.e. the world is flattening, andWhere as: The Scientific Method is well established as a way to understand our physical world, andWhere as: Rational, critical thinking is often lacking in our political process, andWhere as: Every human being have the right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness as defined in the Declaration of Independence, andWhere as: The majority does not the ability to deny a minority the same rights that majority enjoys, andWhere as: Our fore fathers came to the United States to escape religious and of all our freedoms the first one enumerated in the Bill of Rights is religious freedom and separation of church and state, andWhere as: The Constitution establishes that there shall be no religious test for office, andWhere as: Our politicians are for sale because of our campaign finance system, andWhere as: Our political system has deteriorated into One dollar One Vote instead of One Person One Vote, andWhere as: Corporation are not persons
Therefor:We Pledge to: Restore sanity and rationality to public policy and politics, andWe Pledge that: The best scientific knowledge and predictions will be used to form public policy, andWe Pledge that: A Manhattan Project approach to solving Global Warming that does not cripple our economic system will be implemented, and
We Pledge to: Base all political solutions on Enlightenment principles and concepts, andWe Pledge to: Ensure all students are taught critical thinking skills in school starting in pre-K, andWe Pledge to: Ensure all students graduate scientific method that teaches us how that world functions, andwith adequate science skills to understand our physical world and theWe Pledge to: Ensure all students be taught financial skills to thrive in our complex financial world, andWe Pledge to : Make Consumer Contracts and User agreements be required to have a plain word summary that would fit on a single page, andWe Pledge to: Eliminate the concept of person-hood for corporations, andWe Pledge to: Eliminate private financing of campaigns and have only public financing or small dollar individual contributions, andWe Pledge to: Ensure the freedom of religion, that our fore fathers felt so important is granted to all persons in the USA including the right to not have a religion, andWe Pledge to: Ensure the constitutional demand that NO religious test be used for public office be enforced, andWe pledge that: Theology will not be a basis for public policy and we will fight to uphold the first amendment, andWe Pledge that: College and professional school be affordable for all and not be a barrier to anyone, andWe pledge that: All persons in the United States will have health insurance, andWe Pledge to: Have a pathway to citizenship for all illegal aliens that have not committed a felony, andWe Pledge to: Have a rational visa system to allow enough seasonal workers to come into the country to fill the need not filled be legal residence, andWe Pledge to: Fight for human rights of all, regardless of how small or outcast a group they are in and regardless of age, race, country of national origin, religion (or lack of), sexual orientation, sex or philosophy.
This is a document in Flux. I have already made two major changes. As I get feedback and comments I may make more. i recommend if you are interested in this you re-check this on a weekly basis. I will also post major analysis and academic analysis as a separate blog on 'The Future Party' Blog.