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The Social Positivists

 the society for the advancement of positive knowledge 

Direct Democracy

Social Positivists is a new kind of charity with a new kind of mission. Social Positivists work to build a bible-based society consistent with the truths and methodologies of science. The Social Positivists are not a political party and members do not seek election; however, we do offer policy and advice on how to reconcile social policy with the Will of God. Social Positivists believe charity is an objective we need to stay focused on.

Social Positivists provide various policy statements as a guide to what Bible-based policy looks like. These policy statements can be adopted by political parties that seek to build or support a bible-based response to the polarization and social division of contemporary politics. If the party, you work with or support is not based on the four pillars of progress or rejects the idea of basing policy on objective criteria we suggest they are not a party Christians ought to support.

Exchanges are the main vehicle by which policy is inserted into society. Exchanges are administratively consistent with the organizationally flat profile of a 1st century church. Exchanges are charities that promote human rights activities at the level of the local community.

Social Positivists work with political parties and organizations including small groups and municipal organizations to help implement policies consistent with the authority of Scripture. Social Positivists work to eliminate social costs within and through the political and economic institutions now existing, with an eye to their eventual elimination. Exchanges are charities that serve to privatize public service networks and transforms existing public institutions into decentralized organizations. Direct democracies serve an administrative function not a prescriptive one. Exchanges break down the hierarchical institutions of the statist world.

Progressive social policy necessitates social costs and inevitably leads to division and a reliance on the public sector. Progressivism does not just waste resources Progressivism must culminate in the formation of fascist organizations. Authority without accountability for the costs created is the essence of statism. Unregulated authority no matter how well-meaning, is statist. Authority without accountability is tyranny. ​

Direct ownership requires the devolution of power down to the people at the grassroots level. Human rights and statism are not compatible. ​

Direct democracies have an administration which gains its legitimacy from the base. Without all power extending from the bottom democracy is an illusion. Ultimately all power comes from the people. The power of the people rests on the direct ownership of all wealth and institutional bodies. It is when democracy permits centralized ownership and power that democracy becomes turned into a tyranny. Democracy cannot be anything more than a means of administrating a direct market.

Governments must be administrative not prescriptive. Responsible administrations seek to eliminate social costs and permit the people to exercise their sovereignty as owners. The state is not to engineer society or implement a social agenda. This is why the best government is the least (prescriptive) government.

Democracy requires we be accountable for costs we create. Direct markets create direct democracy that is a grassroots democracy but not representative democracy. In a Grassroots Democracy the people retain all power not specifically assigned to a higher organizational level. Exchanges are able to produce social goods without producing social costs because power remains with the owners at the grassroots level. ​

The waste of resources is a violation of our property rights. Our human rights are meaningless without economic and political power, the power that comes from privatization. One will not find cultures that enslave its people exhibit a serious commitment to human rights.