"Public opinion sets bounds to every government, and is the real sovereign in every free one.” – James Madison Inspiration for this forum:
True transformational ideas and policies that are paramount to the future of our nation do not come from a group of people that are already wedded to a philosophy in the name of a political party; but it emerges from the hearts and souls of “we, the people” who are willing to break free from the confines of pre-formed opinions, and are willing to debate with fervor, yet with respect and an open mind. This forum is for those citizens who are discerning, thinking, and caring to engage in a discussion on topics that affect our life today and that of tomorrow. This forum brings together people of diverse viewpoints, gives a platform to express their opinions, and facilitates a respectful challenge of counter-opinions.
If the current situation bothers you, and you want to know why our government and pseudo-capitalists are not held accountable without much outcry from the general public; look no further than our own apathy. Our culture has been swept up in distractions from the main-stream media that focuses excessively on entertainment, divisive rhetoric, and misinformation; rather than constructive and objective debates and solutions. Our environment is not condusive for an open and free idea exchange. In this forum, we will create the space to allow different views, through discussions, respectful challenges, and information analysis. The United States survival is not an automatic. What we do will determine that. Silence, willing ignorance and apathy are bound to only give us more of the same. Join the free thinkers forum to help set us on a path in a positive direction.
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers