RonRivers.com
Experiences, Observations, and Efforts.

Examining Generational Constitutions

August 21, 2018

Examining Generational Constitutions

Throughout history, technologies that have increased access to and the range of available information have fundamentally shifted the legal and moral structures that have governed societies.  The invention of the printing press in 1517 allowed Martin Luther to expose the hypocrisy and injustices occurring within the church in regards to purchasing forgiveness, creating a split […]

August 16, 2018

Branding the Progressive Movement

There is a lot of buzz around the Democratic Socialists of America with the recent primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the organization has entered the consciousness of hundreds of thousands of Americans. Reviewing their website we see that their current projects are focused around medicare for all, empowering unions, and forming a consensus for electoral […]

July 24, 2018

How to Create an Evolving Constitution

The next significant shift in political thinking will occur when candidates and citizens understand that the existing social, economic, and political structures are not natural laws and do not bind us to a fate outside of our control. Our present legal structure stems from our Constitution, a document that was a profound reimagining of social, […]

July 17, 2018

Is strict observance of the Constitution unjust?

“I set out on this ground which I suppose to be self-evident: ‘That the earth belongs in usufruct to the living;’ that the dead have neither powers nor rights over it… We seem not to have perceived that by the law of nature, one generation is to another as one independent nation to another.” –Thomas […]

May 15, 2018

The Real Reason Why Youth Don’t Vote

Recently I have been volunteering at my local High School to have discussions with students about the role of voting in our society. These discussions begin by talking about why people do not vote, making a list on the board.  Then we ask. “What would need to change for people to vote?” and make an […]

May 6, 2018

Breaking Financial Barriers — Reimagining Elections

U.S. Politics are systemically flawed due to the amount of capital needed to run for public office. The first OurSociety experiment is a free platform for candidates running for office that empowers individuals from all economic classes to have a voice. While other campaign platforms exist, they are private, for-profit firms that focus on helping candidates […]

May 6, 2018

Becoming Your Purpose — A Visual Guide

If your goal is to live a purpose driven life you may be struggling with where to begin. The good news is that you’ve already started; you don’t know it yet. Even better news is the process is a lot more fun and easy than you may think. This visual guide is a quick and […]

May 5, 2018

Responsible Democracy & The Future

The Democratic Republic established in the United States was a revolutionary concept of what the human experience could be at the present state in time. A nation comprised of smaller sub-nations (states) each acting as a laboratory of experimentation for different ways of being in accordance with the desires and needs of their constituents. Elected […]

May 5, 2018

Understanding Democracy As Technology

All of our social systems of being such as our democracy, the market economy, our views on the relation of property and contract, and the relationships between finance and the means of production should be viewed from the same lens that would we would any other technology. In this article, I will present the argument […]

May 5, 2018

Rethinking Educational Priorities for the Information Age

The cornerstone of any prosperous and successful democracy is its educational institutions. As technology continues its trend of exponential growth in processing power in relation to cost and size we see trends of integration in all aspects of youth life that becomes more ingrained every passing year. Yet paradoxically much of our education still focuses […]