When the smoke clears, and you count up all your societal roles, what will your nonpartisan personal public policy advisor say about Veterans Day Voting? Welcome to Political Digital Twin Thursday, when we demonstrate what a personal public policy advisor report looks like for a random citizen. We’re perfecting a tool that you can soon use on any PolicyKeys public policy puzzle.
Let’s recap Veterans Day Voting —or- scroll down for the Twin.
Why 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 could also be on the weekend, 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…
Ironing Out the Wrinkles of Moving Veterans Day to Election Day
Politically Strange Bedfellows
When Veterans Day Met Election Day
Now, it’s time for…
This Week’s Political
Each week, we use a random number generator and roll our humanizing dice to build the profile of a random citizen.
Meet this week’s
I am a single 30-something who enjoys classical and jazz music, sports, fishing, and believe in addressing suffering through honorable actions.
Reside in a Taker State
Believe in the Sciences
Grew up a Liberty Republican (R)
With regard to conflict, tend to side with Democratic Doves
And now a Deep Reader Independent
Works at a new Social Media Company
Owned by Private Equity
Has a C-Suite job
and has some equity as a Founder
One parent was a teacher in a Government Union
The other parent was a Suburban Full-Time worker
And a grandparent who is an Urban Investor
Has a cousin with a small Family Farm
My best friend works for an Auto Maker
I’m dating someone who works in Business Services
And regularly see a massage therapist in Personal Services
Should Veterans Day Move to Election Day?
- Taker States (8) because people should make time to vote, and Veterans Day is supposed to be on 11/11.
- Deep Reader Independent (14) because the depth and nuance of policy discussion could get lost in the patriotic fervor of a combined holiday.
- Social Media (16) because the potential for controversy around merging holidays could fuel clicks and profits.
- Private Equity (8) because people should make time to vote, and increased voting by uniformed people doesn’t help the economy.
- Founder (28) because intertwining Veterans Day with Election Day could lead to hasty, impassioned decisions rather than the measured, deliberate choices that reflect their original vision for the country.
- Sciences (19) because increased voter engagement can lead to policies that support scientific research and environmental protection, potentially accelerating climate action.
- Liberty Republican (29) because merging these holidays reinforces the patriotic narrative and the foundational sacrifices that secure current freedoms.
- Democratic Dove (1) because honoring veterans through a unified day that includes voting highlights the importance of peace and democracy.
- C-Suite (17) because a holiday combining reflection with civic duty may inspire employees, fostering a culture of engagement and patriotism within the company.
- Government Union (23) because a day off midweek makes child care easier to get, ensuring their voices are heard.
- Suburban Full-Time (27) because the armed forces protect red and blue America, and we should honor vets by voting.
- Urban Investor (27) because higher civic engagement can lead to urban development policies that favor investment in infrastructure and services.
- Family Farm (25) because most people support the merger, and the food they grow is eaten by all sorts of Americans.
- Auto Maker (15) because a combined holiday prevents yet another national holiday, which will hurt productivity and supply of cars to consumers.
- Business Services (7) because it provides an opportunity to showcase their commitment to the community, possibly expanding their market reach.
- Personal Services (23) because providing child care services on a holiday dedicated to veterans and voters can amplify their role in the community and strengthen customer relationships.
Wow, a whole lot is going on inside Randy’s head, huh? It’s almost impossible to decide for oneself. When you add up the sixteen roles’ forecasted opinions, the score is…
YES 11 – NO 5 = YES 6
The possible scores here are +16 to -16, so +6 indicates that Random is solidly leaning in favor of Moving Veterans Day to Election Day, barring one or more outsized NO reasons tipping the scale against all those YES reasons. Since these are made-up people, we’ll never know.
Are you making up your own mind or marching to the beat of a political parrot? While we finish testing our Political Digital Twin Tool for your Personal Public Policy Advisor Report, you can add your role’s scores from this week’s puzzle here and do your best impression of a public policy wonk. Amaze your family and friends with your super nonpartisan ways.
You might be thinking, why would these individuals care about what their family and friends feel about this topic? Here’s the thing: there are four kinds of love: self-love, nurture, tough-love, and self-sacrifice. Are you only ever just one of those? What percent of each are you on your best day? Caring about what the people you love care about is what families and democratic republics do.
Should Veterans Day Move to Election Day?
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 table, making this a US Public Policy Leaderboard (US-PPL) worthy idea.
90% and up Near Unanimous
80% – 89% NEAR CONSENSUS
75% -79% VAST SUPERMAJORITY
67% – 74% Strong Supermajority
60% – 66% Supermajority
50% – 59% Majority
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 they need. 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 various 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.
Are you making up your own mind or marching to the beat of a political parrot?
- Political Parrots get paid to squawk the same thing over and over again.
- They don’t listen if you’re not paying.
- They don’t fully understand what they’re saying.
- 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 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 policykeys.com. 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.
A new PolicyKeys™
Where Can We Agree?® puzzle
Monday at 7 a.m. Eastern at PolicyKeys.com.
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.
YOU CAN PLAY THIS WEEK’S PUZZLE AT POLICYKEYS.COM.
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—ranking solutions with a nonpartisan score.
Where Can We Agree?
(Why Don’t You Want To Know?)
Empower Voters 2.2
American Academy of Arts and Science
Armistice Day (Veteran’s Day)
Combine Election Day with Veterans Day and give democracy a boost
Move Voting Day to Veterans Day
OPM Announced Paid Time Off for Federal Employees to Vote
The Changing Face of America’s Veteran Population
Last U.S. World War I Vet, Dies at 110
Make Election Day a National Holiday
Bipartisan Bill to Make Election Day a National Holiday
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
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
It takes guts to see things from all four sides of the political table.