PeaceForge is a project of Academy for the Peace & Dignity of the Commonwealth that endeavors to cherish the first moto of the United States of America, “E pluribus unum,” or “Out of many, one“
Out of many people, backgrounds, interests, and occupations we come together with purpose to form a union as a constitutional republic within a system of federalism.
Clearly, as ever, we all have our differences. Disagreement can be polemic and at times coarse. But within a constitutional framework devised to create a separation of powers and to protect certain unalienable rights, state sovereignties, and to limit the powers of government while guarding our civil liberties and defending our independence and freedom from enemies foreign and domestic; under that construct and despite our differences we can and have enjoyed the fruits of a robust civil society when we honor and respect those institutions and the first principles upon which our Founding Fathers and the Framers of our system of government understood to create the circumstances for good & honest people to thrive if willing to do so.
Finding and securing unity of vision and purpose within a system of government, a unity for as much as with each other, requires genuine communication and a dedication among parties to approach the great conversation of civil society in an authentic spirit and posture that respectfully seeks understanding while advancing the case for our cause.
Healthy & vigorous disagreement is part and parcel to good government as is giving a full hearing to all voices approaching public decisions and actions taken of, by, and for the people. A loyal opposition strengthens the civil discourse by their earnest dissent when they do so to propose constructive alternatives or warn of the impending dangers of ill considered policies. Character and conscience guide the patriot within the order of the compact that binds us together, and the rule of law, to ever speak their mind openly and freely in full exercise of their personal and political freedoms.
With eyes on the prize of a healthy & prosperous authentic human development with freedom, liberty, and independence, PeaceForge seeks opportunities for positive disruption toward a growing subsidiarity in solidarity to promote fundamental peace & human dignity.
How can PeaceForge best accomplish this mission?