Who We Are and the Values that Shape — Disrupting America

Who We Are and the Values that Shape Us

Tom Landquist About Disrupting America 0 Comments

Our goal is to create a non-partisan website that focuses on bringing issues real Americans face to the table and to create a platform for healthy, honest discussion to start.

We want to cover each aspect of complex issues that don’t always have a clear answer. We want to be a trusted source. That’s why we fact check everything and do all we can to help you fact check us.

We have four core values.

Honesty

If we can’t be honest with each other, then the conversations can’t even take place. Or, at least, they shouldn’t. Honesty and a relentless dedication to the truth will be the foundation upon which every discussion will be built.

It’s not always going to be easy, and we can promise it’s going to get uncomfortable at times. But the world needs it. And let’s be honest. We all need it.

Trust is lacking in this country. And rightly so. Trust in our leaders is fading, if not already gone. Trust in our agencies is hanging by a thread. And trust in each other is taking a big hit. This is the first step in restoring that trust.

Objectivity

Each issue covered will usually have logical explanations for each side of the argument. We are all human, and we all have our preferences and biases. However, this natural predisposition is no excuse for a lack of understanding. That is a choice. We are dedicated to providing discussions that bring forward an understanding of opposing viewpoints, and their associated motivations.

Our fellow Americans are generally not bad people, they are not unintelligent, they just see the world from a different perspective. We want to see people adopt a mindset that is accepting and willing to listen without any judgment.

Empathy

With any attempt at objectivity comes a need to understand what motivates someone you disagree with. Why do they see the world so much differently than you? This takes empathy and a willingness to understand actions and lifestyles that are unfamiliar. We will put forth every effort to ensure we are being empathetic when considering issues and providing commentary.

Why do they see the world so much differently than you? This takes empathy and a willingness to understand actions and lifestyles that oppose your own. We will put forth every effort to ensure we are being empathetic when considering issues and when providing commentary in our articles and in the comment section.

Please be aware that indifference to others and a condescending disregard of their concerns is what created the bitter divide we are watching open in this country. We will have no part of that.

Accountability
What good are a series of stated values if we don’t hold ourselves accountable for their fulfillment. We strive to achieve our mission while abiding by our principles 100% of the time.

If we aren’t meeting the standard we have promised to uphold, call us out and we will evaluate what we are doing. Public apologies will happen. We are accountable to you because this is your dialogue, your discussion, your movement and your America. We will do the best we can to facilitate civil discourse by covering topics that are of interest to everyone, and by attempting to represent multiple perspectives on each topic.

We will hold our writers accountable to this ideal and hope that by doing so we can generate productive conversations.
We will stay focused on our mission, and use these values as guiding principles for everything we do. This will keep us on message, allowing all of you to comfortably get involved in each discussion. Whether that discussion happens here or on social media. Let’s join together and build a better, stronger America.

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