The James Madison Project
The James Madison Project is committed to a strong, healthy political system serving free and enlightened citizens through reclaiming the voice of the citizen within the political ecosystem.
Diseases of the US Political System
The political process, defined by the constitution, has been corrupted to the point that it is an existential threat to the US. Culture wars, congressional paralysis if not obstructionism, a polarized electorate, global challenges, the surveillance state, concern regarding growing national debt, growing inequality, money’s impact on the political election have all contributed to growing distrust of the federal government.
The Citizen Commission offers a dynamic, interactive, collaborative process that engages our fellow citizens to address the cultural, social, political challenges confronting us as individuals, members of our community and citizens of the nation and the world. It provides a structure for citizens to collaborate, identify, analyze, develop, implement and monitor a solution based “treatment plan” for our challenges.
Reimagine the Constitution
Building upon the events of the 1787 constitutional convention the initiative uses the proceeding to focus on the current implications of the constitution. It will be structured to allow the presentation of topics to be presented in the time frame that they were discussed in Philadelphia in 1787 and introduce relevant commentary and historical events that amplify our understanding of the topic.
The Case Presentation
The case presentation process encourages citizens to engage in a healthy action-oriented collaborative process that addresses the complexity of the social and political challenges confronting our nation.