The City Tavern idea took shape around the notion that it would be a think tank; a place to exchange ideas; a place to work out solutions rather than be an echo chamber for a particular view. So that readers understand, there is no popular view here at City Tavern. This is neither a liberal or conservative forum. This is a place to mingle, think, and exchange ideas. There is no line to tow, no egos to stroke, no spin to be spun. There is no moving forward without the free expression of ideas and philosophies. Unless we are willing to listen, think, debate, and engage outside our echo chambers, nothing of substance is going to be accomplished.
For those of you who have come to share your thoughts, we thank you, and ask that you continue to do so. There is a time for silence and a time to speak (bigoted, hateful and ad hominem nonsense does not count). This is a place for speaking, not herd mentality. A herd can follow its leader over a cliff. The possibility of briefly feeling the sensation of flying is far outweighed by the reality of the rapidly approaching bottom. We will be striving to avoid herd induced cliff jumping as best we can, but we cannot do this without your voice, without your thoughts.
Where should we be headed? What should our priorities be? How do we move forward? This is a country that put people on the moon in a spaceship with gold foil walls. We are nothing else if not problem solvers. We have ideas, so do you. What does your consciousness tell you?