Some text from Chapter One:
Initial points are the most important references in our world. They are
the starting point for any measurement of position, travel or time. Maps
and directions mean nothing without an initial point; it is the “You Are Here”
point on the map of the shopping mall, the rest stop on the highway or the
map of the city. All ships and airliners plot their trips from their starting
position, their initial point. The initial point is the start time for the note
on the door that reads “Back in thirty minutes.” The beginning of a ruler
is its initial point.
Applying Initial Points to Politics
If a system has no established initial point, all measurements are subject
to endless interpretations and portrayals. That is why we have these
differences in politics that cannot be resolved. We have no defined system,
just opinions - - so the problems intensify.
Once an initial point is set, it does not dictate how any person thinks;
it does not cater to any political party. The initial point simply provides
a consistent and rational system for measuring our political positions.
What is wrong with that?
Plenty, if you're hiding something.
This essay proposes using our Constitution as the center of political measurements. It borrows heavily from a system that has been used
for thousands of years to measure land.
The model of a Constitutional Initial Point is available on a graph which
you can download (pdf file) by clicking the image below:
Many people have told me that this system makes so much sense that the politicians will never allow it to be used. They do not want the clarity that
a defined system will bring.
Decide this for yourself.
Contents of the Book:
Chapter 1 -- Initial Points
A brief explanation of the concept
Chapter 2 -- 2300 Years of “Modern” Politics
Why we continue to argue in old ways
Identifying our process and its serial faults
Chapter 3 -- Necessary Knowledge
What voters should know - but don't
Chapter 4 -- The Constitutional Initial Point
Defining the center of politics by law
The differences between left and right
Chapter 5 -- The Personal Initial Point
Defining the center of politics by personal views
Intensities defined by disagreement or prejudice
Chapter 6 -- The General Political Center
Selective applications that empower the majority
Chapter 7 -- The Primary Words of Politics
Liberal and Conservative applied to law
Chapter 8 -- Elements within Initial Points
Critical thinking - Sophism - Acluism
Chapter 9 -- Political Navigation
The Constitution’s position v. our position
Chapter 10 -- Two Senates
How the Senate has changed in character; how it
can be changed back without a new amendment.