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Sender: Rickrad
Subject: The Partisan/Transpartisan Spectrum
Date: Fri, Apr 11, 2014
Msg: 100916

There have been a number of posts recently about what it means to be transpartisan. * Some have focused on issues that are potentially transpartisan. * Some have focused on the need for dialog among citizens * Some have focused on the need for citizens cabinets * And I've been talking about a transpartisan philosophy called "pentanomics" (

To show how all of these concepts might relate to each other, and how they relate to non-transpartisan thinking, here's a first draft of a possible transpartisan spectrum.

Level 0: Extreme Partisan -- desires compete victory over other views Level 1: Rational Partisan -- desires permanent majority over other views Level 2: Realistic Partisan -- accepts compromise but does not seek it Level 3: Moderate Partisan -- seeks compromise, but still favors one view Level 4: Moderate / Centrist / Independent -- seeks good results, no one "side" is a clear favorite Level 5: Issue Transpartisan -- focuses on issues that have natural transpartisan support Level 6: Hopeful Transpartisan -- believes we can all come together on all issues in time (but unsure how) Level 7: Dialog Transpartisan -- believes modern society plus dialog among citizens is the key Level 8: Institutional Transpartisan -- believes official citizen-cabinets (or similar institution) is needed Level 9: Constitutional Transpartisan -- believes constitutional reform is needed

Please note that a "higher" level is not not necessarily "better" than a lower level. For example, if we can solve the world's problems using only level 7 techniques, that is *awesome* because levels 8 and 9 are more work.

Personally, I believe level 9 is required based on my work on the Pentanomic theory of government.

So what do you think? Are these the right labels? the right definitions? Anything missing??

- Rick Raddatz Founder, 303-949-8075


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