Politics 2.0 Manifesto

I still need a good name for this project...

I'm not done here. I want to talk about the fundamental values. Not sure this is a manifest or what it really is...

  1. Every citizen has a right to be here, have a right to think and believe what they want, and have a right to express themselves. Any political system that excludes certain groups of citizens cannot be a solution. Note that we're only talking legal citizens here. The nation has a right to decide who else the allow into the country, under what circumstances, and who it will grant citizenship to.
  2. Each individual mind will always be biased and limited. In order to come up with the best possible solutions, we need diversity of intelligence, insight, and viewpoints, and a process for synthesizing them and getting agreement. This process is called liberal science, and it requires freedom of thought and freedom of speech.
  3. Our land does not belong to us. We're merely the stewards of it, for a time being. Our job is not to exploit it, but to appreciate it, honor it, enjoy it and its riches, and nurture it for generations to come. It's a partnership, not a one-sided exploitation.