What is Foundersweb ?
Foundersweb is a microblogging network for Conservatives. Think of it as Twitter but without any of the Liberal hate or spam. Microblogging has become a popular method of communication on the Internet thanks to Twitter. Through our platform, Conservatives exchange short messages and thereby share interesting content. In addition, Foundersweb texts, attaches links, videos, pictures and other files to your messages.
Why are we doing this?
Progressivism is not an American tradition. It was imported from Europe at the beginning of the 20th century, from pure socialist stock, and imposed itself on our politics and culture thanks to Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter. In order to do that, progressivism had to bypass the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence:
The exigencies of modern industrial and urban life have forced the state to intervene at so many points where an immediate individual interest is difficult to show, that the old doctrine has been given up for the theory that the state acts for the general welfare. It is not admitted that there are no limits to the action of the state, but on the other hand it is fully conceded that there are no ‘natural rights’ which bar the way. The question is now one of expediency rather that of principle.
Both founding documents were dealt with in one short paragraph: The old doctrine has been given up, there are no natural rights. But Charles Merriam was wrong in one crucial and frightening respect: There are no limits to the action of the state.
Barack Obama wants to prove to us, both in theory (“to fundamentally transform the United States of America”, “the Constitution is a charter of negative rights”) and in practice (nationalizations of car companies and financial institutions, takeover of 1/6 of the economy represented in the health care system, bankrupting the country with enormous debt and deficits), not only that there are no limits to the action of the state, but that it is all irreversible.
The American people must not allow this to happen. We must take our country back. It is not enough to elect conservative representatives; we should restore the political and economic system given to us by our Founding Fathers.
We hope you enjoy our project and value your feedback.
* Charles Merriam (FDR adviser) in Matthew Spalding, A Republic, If You Want It, National Review, February 8, 2010, p. 34.
What are the first things I should do when I sign up ?
Perhaps the most important thing you should do as soon as you join your network is to fill out your profile so your colleagues can find you easily and you can communicate fully.
– Fill out the basic parameters of your profile: name, location, birthday, gender and tags.
– Upload a photo to your profile
– Complete contact details. You can complete your accounts just like other popular social networks like
Facebook and Twitter.
Once you have properly completed your profile, you are ready to communicate with other people in the network. You can start to run reports and track messages to other users. You can view the already established groups to choose which ones to join or you can create new groups.
Who do I follow and how do I follow them ?
You can keep track of all that you consider to be interesting and useful, whether you know them or not. You can click on the tab Members to see a list of all those who have already joined the network. Check there to see if you know anyone. This can be quite difficult if you work in a large company and the network has several thousand users. In this case you can use the search engine to find people with whom you work in a team because some of them may have already joined.
You can also view the Groups section to find people who are members of the groups you are a part of. So it is very likely to find people with interests similar to yours.
Another good way to find interesting people to follow is by going to your account and clicking on any of the tags that have already set. For example, if you are a designer and have the tag design click it to find other people who also has that tag. So it’s very easy to find people with similar interests or positions in your community.