America isn’t just a nation; it is an argument.
The American Argument starts with the axiom, “All men are created equal.”
The argument proceeds through centuries of realizing that “men” really includes men and women of all colors and cash flows, every sentient being willing to participate in the discussion.
This great rhetorical exploration leads to the conclusion that the Founders’ Republic was too timid, that we deserve a democracy, and that the fullest expression of America’s founding axiom includes robust initiative and referendum, the right of citizens of equal dignity to write and vote on the laws under which they live.
That’s what I talked about at Saturday’s Green Aberdeen Chautauqua:
The American Argument says that we are all at least as capable of making laws as any legislator in Pierre. The American Argument thus demands initiative and referendum… not to mention your support for the People Power Petition.
Get the American Argument right: support initiative and referendum! Sign and circulate the People Power Petition!