There are issues, and then there are principles. I’m a principles and process person, so this post is about principles. (It’s okay, you can put the stem cell research funding on the entry table, it’ll still be there for you on your way out.) Of course issues are hugely important, since they’re what impact people’s everyday lives. To have a coherent platform – to have something which the whole party stands for – I believe those positions on issues must flow from our principles. I want you to question the biiiiiiiiiiig, obvious ones. I want you to ask “Why?” ad nauseam, like a seven-year-old child questioning a parent.
What principles of government can we all agree upon? Pointedly, I am not saying, “Why can’t we all get along?” If you disagree on a point, I want to hear why. If there’s nothing you disagree with off the bat, I challenge you to find something. What is missing or miscategorized? If you think something is of core importance, even if it’s blindingly obvious, I want to hear about that most of all.
Crossposted at Daily Kos