Arnold Williams (notebuyer) wrote,
Arnold Williams
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IATF RFC Number 1, version 0.2: Who We Are

This looks like a good model for coming out with a worthwhile policy statement.

I particularly like this section:

Ethical Principles

5. Government cannot legislate morality, but it does mess with the incentives. Those incentives should never be tilted against the institution of the family whose mission is to raise children to be fine, upstanding citizens.

6. We maintain an ongoing conversation about morality and ethics. This conversation is informed by the Ten Commandments and Biblical scripture. It is informed by the Declaration of Independence, the Gettysburg Address, and Dr. Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech. It is vital to continue the conversation, even when consensus is difficult.

7. Like new businesses, new moral ideals can revitalize our society, even though many of them fail. For example, we recognize that we are a better people without racial segregation or barriers to the education and career opportunities for women. However, we judge some social experiments to be failures, including eugenics, Communism, and nihilistic cultural relativism.


I'd be interested in addding some form of stewardship in the process: we who are alive now hold what we have in trust for ourselves and our descendents, and therefore have certain responsibilities not to waste what we have.

What do you think?
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