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
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
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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
- 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.