About The James Madison Project
American society in which all Americans have access to achieving their full potential for happiness in a safe manner and the political and legal system in guided by the provisions of the US constitution.
To provide a framework for civic engagement in order to provide a political voice for Americans.
The James Madison Project is an ambitious, multiyear experiment that seeks to reclaim the centrality of We the People of The United States in public discourse and focus on government policy. Furthermore, the project’s goal is to explore and invigorate the reasons for our government: “in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity”.
We envision a process that brings about a “modern” understanding of human nature and the constitution, provides a framework and tools to leverage technology and scientific insights, embrace crowdsourcing and other collaborative activities to address challenges in our society. The Project is inspired by the legacy of James Madison, often referred to as the “father of the Constitution”.
American representative democracy has been unprecedented in the history of mankind in providing a framework for personal freedom and opportunity for our citizens. Mr. Madison’s and the other founding fathers’ treatment plan, the US constitution has been remarkable in providing a fairly stable framework to weather the past 225 years and achieve remarkable success in creating a government that has seen peaceful national elections and succession of political power. During this time the United States has become a global superpower and the standard of living of our citizens has been unprecedented.
The current political environment has highlighted the consequences of the shortcomings of the political system. The political process has been corrupted to the point that it is an existential threat to the US. The James Madison Project seeks to put a spotlight on our political system with the goals of contributing to the “cures” needed to shore up the political system as a framework for our growing society in an increasingly complex and challenging world.