September 2012

David Brooks (NYT) & Traditional Conservatism: a democratic foundation for civic responsibility

September 28, 2012

“life is best organized as a series of daring ventures from a secure base”   My last (also my first!) post proposed and promoted the idea of a non-partisan yet actively participatory democracy based on traditional American values. While this includes party politics and  election campaigns, this broad form of participatory democracy sees voting as just one […]

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A Truly Preposterous Idea ~ day 1, post #1

September 16, 2012

Garden Party Patriotism: ~ a non-partisan, non-electorial political party I am proposing a totally preposterous idea — a new, non-partisan, non-electorial political party (already seems like an oxymoron!) built on the idea of a robust participatory democracy and citizenship as an everyday active verb. My definition of ‘partisan’ applies to the Democratic and Republican parties as well as the […]

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