Why do we Americans—some of the most creative, generous and intelligent people in the history of the world—get sucked into these long, divisive and typically trivial political battles?
They don’t produce much of anything except division, frustration and animosity—and they eat up lots of valuable time and energy. That’s not only a loss for us, but for the rest of the world too.
We Americans really can regain our international reputation of being Generous, Fair-Minded, Can-Do People—but we’ll need to get adult about it—starting now!
So let’s begin by identifying what most of us can agree on.
How about these for starters?
1. Lots of Concerns – Lots of American have concerns about the future of our nation.
2. Lots of Ideas – Lots of Americans have ideas they believe would upgrade and strengthen our nation—and some of them probably would.
3. There is Common Ground – Beneath the concerns of the left wing, the right wing, and the middle are some common American values and principles that are being ignored—or so it seems.
4. Lots of Frustration – And despite all the interest, creativity and pent up energy, no one’s come up with an effective way for We the People to come together, explore, and implement any of those proposals in a fair, constructive and timely way.
How am I doing so far?
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The People’s Convention LLC