Perhaps one of the first references refers to myself as a radical moderate and describes what should go into my manifesto. I believe this post was in response to an administration comment that dissent equated to being unpatriotic. (Ed 9/30/2023)
If I were ever to write the manifesto of a radical moderate this would be high on the list. Lawful, peaceful, public dissent is a critical necessity of a free society. The first success of fascism is to make public dissent socially unacceptable because then it can be made legally so. I always cringe when I hear public officials of any political persuasion say “To question is wrong”.
Now in addition to everything else I have on my plate, I’m thinking of what would be on my manifesto if I were to have one.