Not libertarianism, not socialism, something completely different
November 27, 2011 6:27 AM Subscribe
Where would I go to collaborate on re-architecting government?
posted by TheOtherSide to law & government (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have been thinking about governmental structures and their systematic effects ever since I had taken my first civics classes. Then, over the course of 25 years, I've gone from the 99th percentile in income all the way through the 2nd percentile. So, I believe I have formed a unique perspecive on living in America. I want to put that perspective and my thoughts on governmetnal structure to use in positive ways. I want to stop thinking about it and do something.
I have always thought that it would be close to impossible to change anything. But then recently, we have seen the tea party and the occupy wallstreet movements. We have seen the rise of a radical politician in Ron Paul. I certainly don't agree with his approach or values, but it gives me hope that things can change.
I truly believe that the US can change through civic reform. I believe that there are fundamental structures of the constitution that would allow for radial re-tooling of the current system.
Is there a place that I can go to meet with civic-minded, open-minded people who want to take on this daunting challenege? I am done with thinking and theorizing, and I want to challenge my ideas and put theory into action.