Mission

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FORUM FOR DEMOCRACY

fosters intelligent and informed discussion and debate on issues of public policy, leading to bipartisan solutions enacted for the public good. By delivering our voting results to our elected officials in Washington, D.C., we provide our participants a lobby for We the People.

Participants also have the option of earning university credit in an online distance learning format for our courses based on the United States Constitution and accredited through the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Forum for Democracy is founded on the following beliefs:

  1. Collective intelligence. We the People have the collective intelligence and wisdom necessary to work with our elected officials to solve the problems of the world for the benefit of mankind. The idea of collective intelligence has been popularized in recent years by James Surowiecki, author of the best-selling book “The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations.” In this book, Surowiecki provides real-world examples of how “under the right circumstances, groups are remarkably intelligent, and are often smarter than the smartest people in them.”
  2. Intuitive ethics. We have the inherent tendency as a human race to want to do good. It is that simple! This is the sustaining nature that, over time, supports the ascent of man and without which democracy and the search for equal justice under law would be impossible.
  3. An unlimited global communications network. The Internet allows us to contribute to the collective intelligence regardless of our physical location. It provides a real-time, unfiltered medium of text, audio and video that is owned by no one and by everyone.
  4. The Constitution of the United States. We the People have been given by our founding fathers a wonderful gift in the form of a brilliantly written document called the Constitution. This secular document, if properly understood, can serve as a moral compass by which we can navigate the most difficult moral and ethical issues of the day. It will sustain itself over time only if we have the wisdom to understand it and the vigilance needed to preserve it for ourselves and for future generations yet to be born.