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Silent3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 06:12 PM
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My new political web site - /

There's barely anything there right now -- it's just a skeleton of a web site really, but I've got forums set up at least. Getting a discussion going in the new site's forums seems like a good way to get started putting some flesh on that skeleton. I could have tried to write a bunch of political essays and put together a draft constitution all by myself before announcing the web site, but writing something like a constitution should, it would seem to me, be a bit more of a social process than that would have been.

The basic premise of the site is for people to get together to discuss political, legal, and social issues within a framework of the principles of government that they believe in. Out of this exchange of ideas I hope to generate an evolving hypothetical national constitution which expresses principles derived from the debate.

This will not be an unbiased process. The intro to the web site should make some of my bias clear, and further postings by me in the forums and essays I'll eventually write in the pages of the web site will further reveal my liberal/libertarian agenda. I am, however, given sufficient concentrated effort and browbeating, open to changing my opinions on some things. Further, there are many issue for which I don't have any clear ideas other than "something should be done to fix this", leaving me open to many new ideas in such areas.

Although I've set myself up in a very undemocratic fashion as the ultimate arbiter for what eventually goes into this constitution, there's a lot of room for collaborative effort I think, a great potential for lively debate, and a lot of opportunity for myself and everyone else who participates to sharpen and clarify their own views on the limitations and responsibilities of government, and what the proper functions and purview of government should be.
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