The purpose of this topic is to build as much consensus as possible around what people want from their government by measuring, concisely and quantitatively, what everyone wants.
This topic is meant to be for everyone. In other words, it is party independent. Everyone can “canonize” exactly what it is they want. We can then construct and use various canonizer algorithms that can be used by any political party or group. For example, by selecting a “United Utah Party” canonizer algorithm (soon to be created), this will resort the order of the planks, and sub camps, according to the consensus of only members of that party.
The goal is to come up with a set of “planks” that would make up a political party platform in the top level camps. The super camps identify the issues to be discussed, but they take no position on those issues. They serve as an agreement statement for that plank. Changes to the super camps should focus solely on areas of unanimous agreement. Disagreements should be stated and measured in the sub camps below.
The purpose of this entire project is to measure the priority of each plank relative to each other. With widespread participation, we will be able to define a working consensus on what government’s priorities ought to be.
Canonizer’s sex education topic
provides a template for how discussion ought to take place. The goal is not to fight or debate, but rather to articulate each position to attract supporters who can add their voice to amplify the wisdom of the crowd. In this topic, consensus was established when people on all sides of the issue recognized that they believe that sex education of children is essential; the differences were all about how that education ought to be delivered. With a recognition of that consensus, it then becomes simple to give everyone what they want - a public sex education program that allows for those who want to teach the facts of life in a home setting a chance to opt out and do so.
The goal here is that we can find similar common ground and therefore work to be able to get everyone the government they want and deserve.