Newt’s American Solutions for Winning the Future
Posted by Joshua Price on August 24, 2007
One of the main reasons Clint and I started The Conservative Beacon was the desire to give everyday Americans a chance to effectively contribute to the development of public policy. Now we can’t make any assurances that any idea or solution we come up with will be implemented, but it gives us the opportunity to start a dialogue on the issues of our time separate from the political elites interested only the accumulation of power and fame.
Well as it turned out former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich had a very similar idea inspired by his creation of the 1994 Contract with America and his desire for real, transformational change at all levels of the government.
American Solutions is driven by its unique approach:
- Broad scale engagement of elected officials and candidates of both parties at all levels of government, interested citizens, private sectors leaders, reporters, scholars and students.
- Development of big, real, breakthrough solutions to the most important issues facing this country – education, energy, more effective homeland and national security, a new model of retirement savings, a renewed sense of American civilization and citizenship, creating efficient, information age government and more.
- A process to educate, ignite collaboration and implement these solutions across all levels of government with widespread support from citizens.
On September 27 and 29, American Solutions will hold its first “Solutions Day” where volunteer workshop hosts will guide discussions about different policy ideas. They still need both workshop hosts and volunteers–especially in Georgia.
This is a great opportunity to become even more active in the political process, and perhaps have a bigger impact as well. We encourage you to check out the American Solutions site at: