Don't Think of an Elephant

Know Your Values And Frame The Debate

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What Unites Caring Citizens?

(Resources on this page are from George Lakoff's, Don't Think of an Elephant)

First, values coming out of a basic progressive vision.

  • Empathy, Responsibility for self and others, and Strength are the core values of expanding "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

Second, principles that realize progressive values.

  • Human rights versus corporate rights and compassion are public governing principles

Third, policy directions that fit the vision & values.

  • Use human rights principles of universality, equity, accountability, transparency, and participation to frame all policy.

Fourth, a brief ten word philosophy encapsulating all.

  • Stronger Americans - reframes - stronger defense
  • Progressive Markets - reframes - free markets
  • Better Future - reframes - lower taxes
  • Effective Government - reframes - less government
  • Mutual Responsibility - reframes - family values

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Chapter 1: Framing 101

How to Respond to Conservatives

Caring Citizens' Flash Cards

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