The Guardians of Democracy is a transpartisan organization of citizen journalists and grassroots activists tasked with delivering the truth and defending the fundamental tenets of democracy, while also working to create new dimensions of democracy, new avenues of autonomy, and new expressions of coexistence in an effort to recreate a sense of wholeness that allows us to transcend our environment and move forward with the aim of creating positive change in our communities and the world.
In the words of Thomas Jefferson, “Let us restore to social intercourse that harmony and that affection without which liberty and even life are but dreary things.”
The Guardians of Democracy seek to restore the social intercourse, redefining the “common good” and what it means to be a citizen in the 21st century.
Ultimately, that’s what our democracy demands. It needs you. Not just when there’s an election, not just when your own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a lifetime. If you’re tired of arguing with strangers on the Internet, try to talk with one in real life. If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing. If you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself. Show up. Dive in. Persevere. Sometimes you’ll win. Sometimes you’ll lose. Presuming a reservoir of goodness in others can be a risk, and there will be times when the process disappoints you. But for those of us fortunate enough to have been a part of this work, to see it up close, let me tell you, it can energize and inspire. And more often than not, your faith in America – and in Americans – will be confirmed.”
~ President Obama’s farewell speech on Jan. 10, 2017