Veterans Day Ballot BOX Score

Moving Veterans Day to Election Day is a moving idea that honors both those who served our country and those who vote in our democratic republic. Welcome to BOX Score Friday when we review this week’s solution like the big game it is.

This Week’s
Political Flap

Should We Move Veterans Day
to Election Day?

Veterans Day, originally Armistice Day, was to celebrate the end of the First World War, which happened at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The last brave soldier to have served in that war has now passed.

But why not move Election Day to Veterans Day? That would mean that some years, voting would be on the Sabbath, whatever day of the week that falls on, which disrespects religion (that whole separation of church and state thing). Voting will also land on weekends, which is when most people are trying to enjoy family time. However, moving Veterans Day to Election Day has no such baggage.

The idea of combining Veterans Day with Election Day centers on encouraging greater voter turnout while paying tribute to those who have served. It taps into a shared sense of national duty, potentially transforming the day into a powerful collective moment of action and remembrance.

Polls show voting on Veterans Day to have majority support from Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.


Metaphorically, it appears Election Day and Veterans Day have fallen in love but are having their first squabble over when and where the wedding should be. Move Veteran’s Day to Election Day —or- Election Day to Veterans Day? We scored the former because having election day occasionally on weekends and the sabbaths—will lose more support than it gains.

If Veterans Day was moved to Election Day, then voting would remain on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November and would become a national holiday—celebrations and voting during the day and mostly happy returns in the evening.


If you’d prefer first to role-play this week’s puzzle, then swoop on over to the…

Puzzle of the Week
Should Veterans Day Move to Election Day?

Puzzle Drop Introduction
Should Veterans Day Move to Election Day?

Ironing Out the Wrinkles of Moving Veterans Day to Election Day

Politically Strange Bedfellows
When Veterans Day Met Election Day

Political Digital Twin
Your Digital Twin’s Take on Veterans Day Voting

Now, here’s this week’s…

Move Veterans Day
to Election Day

:Weighted-Average: Forecast of 128 Societal Roles
Super Nonpartisan Score. Out of %100.

:79%: ± 2%

Sides of the Table 4/4
Walls of Information 8/8
Cultural Windows 13/16
Influence Rows 13/16
Bias Columns 7/8

Top Four Key Reasons
IN FAVOR of the
Moving Veterans Day

Honors Veterans with Patriotic Voting

Holidays Make it Easier to Vote

Increase Voting May Speed Climate Action

Reminds Us of our Founders’ Sacrifice

Top Four Key Reasons AGAINST
Moving Veterans Day

Dishonors the 11/11 Tradition

Veterans Deserve Their Own Dedicated Holiday

Polls will be Even More Crowded

Many Veterans are Put-Off by Politics

Odd Couples
Leaning Against
Moving Veterans Day

Federal Payroll (22) &
Billionaires (8)

Social Media (16) &
Seniors (12)

Deep Reader Independents (14) &
HMOs (28)

Landlords (8) &
Utilities (28)

Odd Couples
Leaning In-Favor
of Moving Veterans Day

Gun Owners (1) &
Activists (7)

USA Made (19) &
Importers (15)

Urban Full Time (5) &
Rural Full-Time (3)

Civil Servants (23) &
Business Groups (15)

Aha Moments

(YES) Prevents Yet Another National Holiday

(YES) The Armed Forces Protect All Americans

(NO) People Can Use Mail-In Ballots

(NO) Most People Don’t Understand the Issues


The US Public Policy Leaderboard (US-PPL) ranks solutions so ‘us people’ can keep track of what’s most important to the silent supermajority. Political parrots hate it when we think for ourselves.

Moving Veterans Day
Nonpartisan Score

POLI had support as NEAR CONSENSUS. Our editors were a bit less convinced. Nevertheless, we predict a 79% ±2% (6 roles) VAST SUPERMAJORITY of roles in this country to support Moving Veterans Day to Election Day, including a majority of each of the four sides of the political tablemaking this a US Public Policy Leaderboard (US-PPL) worthy idea. 

90% and up Near Unanimous
67% – 74% Strong Supermajority
60% – 66% Supermajority
50% – 59% Majority

By Contrast

SCOTUS’s approval rating is 40%,
the media is 27%, and
Congress is 13%.

The average score of the policies on the PolicyKeys™ US Public Policy Leaderboard (US-PPL) Sweet Sixteen is 76%, with many above 80%Politics 4.0 is already a 2x to 5x better model of US political sentiment and direction than politics as usual.


Politics 1.0 is each party wanting to be a one-party system. Then, Politics 2.0 is the two-party gridlock that blocks the silent supermajority from getting what it needs. Next, Politics 3.0 is all the noise from special interest groups trying to influence us to see things their way. Finally, Politics 4.0 ranks solutions with a nonpartisan score and lets the best ideas rise up the leaderboard so people can choose.

Our One-Page Narrative Tool, game board, and AI are based on a ground truth:

There’s a time to save
and a time to spend,
a time for freedom
and a time for laws.
Where can we agree?”

This yields four legs of the political table: Abundance, Thrift, Governance, and Commerce, poetically our Political DNA, ACGT.

A Level Playing Field

The four sides of the table are…

Abundance Governance (AG)
National Public Sector and NGOs,

Abundance Commerce (AC)
Technology and New Businesses,

Thrift Government (TG)
Local Municipalities, Guilds, and Consumers, and

Thrift Commerce (TC)
Established Supply Chains and Jobs.

Each side has a bias for change and a bias for the status quo. We scan these eight Information Walls for Key YES and NO Reasons, no cherry-picking.

The Four Laws of
Public Policy Formation

The First Law of Public Policy Formation is that people with short-term focus will naturally protect their wages, jobs, status, profits, and wealth.

The Second Law of Public Policy Formation is that people with a longer-term focus place bets to make life better, longer, easier, or different.

The Third Law of Public Policy Formation is that the clash between the short-term and long-term causes noise, angst, conflict, and harm.

The Fourth Law of Public Policy Formation is to take into account the various leading solutions’ nonpartisan scores before making up your own mind.

A Treasure Hunt

We search for solutions with the highest hypothetical nonpartisan rating. Something that would solve 80% of the problem with the simplest 20% solution. The Pareto principle, hence a parrot-topia.

The Political Parrots have a Key reason they don’t want us to know about because it ruins their argument. We search for these, like a treasure hunt, and sort them using our EMIT format: Emotions, Money, Information, and Timespan. We listen for these key signals in the political noise.

Key Reasons can look similar, so we edit for redundancy and look for errors, omissions, and innovations.

Definition of
Political Parrots

Are you making up your own mind or marching to the beat of a political parrot?

  1. Political Parrots get paid to squawk the same thing over and over again.
  2. They don’t listen if you’re not paying.
  3. They don’t fully understand what they’re saying.
  4. They are charming and sport every color.

We look to filter out the GRIFTERS, Gaslighting, Red-herrings, Idolizing, False-dilemmas, Tunnel-vision, Exclusions, Reductions, and Straw-man arguments. 

We think you can think for yourself. Where can we agree?

Birds of a Feather AI

Once the Key Reasons are set, we prescore the puzzle using the Birds of a Feather AI for loose ties to beliefs, attitudes, values, and ethics. Over 16 million combinations are possible for the 128 roles. The game board starts balanced at zero, with an equal bias for change and the status quo.

We then prescore the puzzle using 56 arch-type roles that best embody each of the 56 loose ties. This yields a general bias for change or status quo and reveals ties.

The editors break the ties, and review all 128 roles for specific reasons, and overrule the general AI where necessary. These are noted in the Tuesday Tiebreaker article.

Then, we score the puzzle on all four sides of the Political Table: eight Information Walls, sixteen Subcultural Windows, sixteen Bias Columns, and sixteen Influence Rows.


When the scoring is done, a second AI looks for inconsistencies using the SAT9 AI filter (Situational Assessment Tool). This is 256 ‘supreme courts’ where each role is the chief justice in a presumed 5-4 and 4-5 bench. This generates a ± error margin.

The engine for the AI is our One Page Narrative Tool (OPNT) which we gamified for role-playing at We call our AI, POLI for Political Omnibus Leadership Initiative.

You can read more about PolicyKeys™ in the upcoming book, Politics 4.0: How Gamification, AI, and National Idea Leaderboards Can Help You Depolarize the World. The Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has recognized PolicyKeys™ for digital engagement.


new PolicyKeys™
Where Can We Agree?® puzzle 
drops every 
Monday at 7 a.m. Eastern at

PolicyKeys™ Where Can We Agree? is a real-life role-playing game. Each week, there are sixteen sets of eight ‘rival’ roles. Sit awhile in each of their eight chairs and predict whether a majority of people in those roles would say Yes or No to the week’s question.

The best ideas land on the US Public Policy Leaderboard (US-PPL) if a majority of each of the four sides of the political table agree.


Cue the
Patriotic Music

Imagine an America not paralyzed by political squawking. A Parrot-topia oasis in a desert of division. Where the sounds of the silent super-majority drown out the droning of the hyper-partisan parrots.

We’ll be freed from the cages of entrenched ideology to fly higher in the big sky of American beliefs, attitudes, values, and ethics. To boldly go where no political parrot has gone before—rating solutions with a nonpartisan score.


Where Can We Agree? 
(Why Don’t You Want To Know?)


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Armistice Day (Veteran’s Day)

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Move Voting Day to Veterans Day

OPM Announced Paid Time Off for Federal Employees to Vote

The Changing Face of America’s Veteran Population

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Make Election Day a National Holiday

Bipartisan Bill to Make Election Day a National Holiday
Press Release

Should Election Day Become a National Holiday

Nineteen States Have A Holiday for Election Day

The Effect of Making Election Day a Holiday: A Study
Bringham Young University

Five Reasons Election Day Should Be a National Holiday
Global Citizen

Views of Election Policy Proposals

Election Day Should Not Be a National Holiday

ABA survey finds support for election holiday, expanded polling hours, voter IDs
American Bar Association

Why Tech Companies are Making Election Day a Holiday
Tech Crunch

Election Law

It takes guts to see things from all four sides of the political table.