Different Roles of Logos Party Members
Before voting, a Logosan does their homework on the candidates and initiatives. To be an informed voter, a Logosan is intentional about being exposed to a diversity of opinions, especially views that challenge their own, in order to avoid falling into an echo chamber where they only see and hear information they agrees with. In deciding who to vote for, a Logosan focuses as much, if not more, on a candidate’s decision-making process as they do on the decisions that candidate makes.
Once in office, unforeseen circumstances often arise that cause some components of a candidate’s campaign platform to no longer be the best option. In those moments, a Logosan wants a person in office who operates from a foundation of open-minded, ruthless reason. That elected official’s decision-making process allows for their policy views to adapt with new circumstances. A Logosan votes for candidates who cannot only handle criticism, but who want constructive criticism from the media, opponents, and especially the voters.
There are people who vote for a particular party’s candidate, no matter who that person is or what they believe. That seems like party dogma at its worst. One of the goals of the Logos Party is to break the mindset of voting more for a party instead of a candidate. The Logos Party believes the candidate, their platform, and decision-making process should be a voter’s focus, and not that candidate’s party. In other words, the Logos Party wants the electorate to vote for candidates. Not a party.
A Logosan who is a journalist, regardless of what media outlet they work for, holds themselves to the standards of the NNN: Neutral News Network. A Logosan journalist may have strong opinions, but they try to be neutral or unbiased in their reporting, unless producing a product that is clearly designated as an opinion piece. They refuse to intentionally produce propaganda. They compete against other journalists, yes, by trying to obtain a story first. But also, and more importantly, they compete by being the most accurate in the telling of the story, even if the truth challenges the credibility of their own views. The central purpose of journalism is to provide citizens with accurate information to help them operate in a free society.
Office Seeker and Office Holder
Logosans are welcomed and encouraged to run for office. While campaigning, they should make a clear distinction between the Logos Party’s foundation of the Rules of Reason and Pillars of Progress (which is the same for all members) and their personal campaign platform, which are their personal beliefs and not official Logos Party views. The Logos Party has no official stance on any policy issue.
A Logos Party candidate should campaign with strong conviction in their platform views, but they should balance that conviction by expressing a desire for their views to be challenged and possibly changed. While delivering speeches and debating other candidates, it will be tempting for a Logos Party candidate to exhibit dogmatic tendencies. If a Logos Party candidate persists in dogmatic certainty, and, when confronted about it, refuses to humble their mind before reason and express open-mindedness, they will probably be asked to leave the pride of the Logos Party. They are no longer acting like a reason roaring Lion of Logic.
The audience of a Logosan candidate’s campaign rally could be made up of people from the entirety of the country, spanning region, race, religion, or identity. The reason the audience of a Logosan candidate could be so diverse is because everyone who is a supporter of the Logosan candidate would submit to the idea that reason is more important than their differences and their political views. Intellectual diversity is one of the greatest sources of power. It would be an audience of thousands of independent thinkers with different platforms. It would be a reason rally.