Pillars and Planks

Like any platform, a political platform is made of a foundation which provides the necessary support for policies. The table below is organized along five pillars, supporting two tiers of policy planks.

Central to the platform is, of course, Society and Governmental Affairs since everything else about society depends on them and the rules created by them.

Flanking each side of that central pillar are the Environment stacked upon our Energy policy, and the Economy atop our Foreign Policy. Finally, at the edges we have Education above Media on one side, and Health above Justice on the other.

These pillars are stacked in this way to illustrate how the top tier is very much dependent upon the bottom tier. The top tier has the policy scope from national, down to the local level (domestic policy). The scope of bottom tier is policy from the national to global level (international policy).

It shows how the local conditions of our citizen's everyday lives are dependent upon how well our national and international policies are working at large. Everything is connected to everything else and undermining one pillar weakens all of society.

As part of the vetting process a candidate would express positions on each of these policy planks by providing detailed policy directions or goals for each one. This will be the road map to hold them to and will be used to measure their progress toward these stated goals.

Policy Scope

Local Policy

Education
Environment
Society
Economy
Health
Youth
Air&Water
Safety Net
Inequality
Health Care
Science&Tech
Habitat
Social Security
Jobs
Drug Abuse
Space
Public Land
Guns
Privatization
Family Planning
Research
Animal Welfare
Housing
Wall St
Nutrition
College
Agriculture
Min Wage
Unions
Rx
 
Food Security
 
 
Medicare

National Policy

Media
Energy
Gov Affairs
Foreign Pol
Justice
Free Speech
Climate Chg
Elections
Diplomacy
Civil Rights
Telecom
Fracking
Infrastructure
National Sec
Racism
Privacy
Env Justice
Intelligence
Military
Prisons
FCC
Renewables
Taxes&Budget
Immigration
Woman's Rights
USPS
Efficiency
Transportation
Indigenous
Abortion
Net Neutrality
Sustainability
Trade
Veterans
Religion
 
 
Small Business
 
Criminal Justice

Global Policy