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Solving the Democratic Dictator Dilemma

September 11, 2018

Solving the Democratic Dictator Dilemma

Over the last two years of working on the OurSociety Experiment, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of people who were involved with governance, activism, and candidacies in the state of New Jersey. It has been an enlightening experience in many ways, and I have observed some common perceptions that make for great […]

August 26, 2018

The Core Objectives of Progressive Transformation

Sometimes life forces us to cast aside our previous conceptions to learn and progress in the face of new challenges and crises. Old ideas, beliefs, and facts have historically been thrown aside when evidence, reason, and logic have shed light on new potentials for what is and what could be. Turning our eyes to American […]

August 21, 2018

Strict Marxism is not the Progressive Future

Recently, we’ve been having numerous conversations with other active members in our local Progressive communities and on more than one occasion I’ve listened to the perspective that the most progressive thing to do would be to implement a strict Marxist Socialism immediately and redistribute the collective wealth. I disagree. There’s no doubt that Karl Marx […]

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, […]

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 […]