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The Decision Point Method is a revolutionary approach to reducing political hostilities by empowering Americans to think independently about the most controversial topics facing our society. We encourage you to take the Decision Point Method at home! Develop your own scenarios and discuss how you would solve our country’s most pressing issues with your friends and family.

Take the DECISION POINT Method

Following the below process and take our Decision Point Method.


Choose a "Blow-up" Topic

Pick one of the most controversial topics facing our country.


Position of Authority

Choose an elected position ranging from city, state and federal.


Decision Point

With any national issue, there are many decisions to be made. Choose which one you think you could solve.



What would you do? Tell us how you would solve the scenario.

Take One of Our Scenarios

ACT I: Your campaign website listed certain policy priorities that you would advance if elected. The election is over. You are now a new member of a legislative body. 
  • How do you figure out the best way to advance those priorities now that you are a member of the legislature?
ACT II: You have your first meeting with your party’s ranking member in the legislature. The ranking member asks you, “What committees do you want to serve on?”
  • What is your answer and why?
ACT III: You’ve got your priorities that you established during the campaign, and you’ve got your committee assignments.
  • What else are you doing to turn your campaign priorities into realities?
ACT IV: Two members of the legislature come to you with separate deals in which you support one of their priorities in exchange for their support for one of yours.
  • How do you evaluate which deal to take, if either?
ACT V: You choose one of the deals and now your priority has enough support to be enacted. But you find out that you’ve got resistance from the ranking member of your party.
  • What do you do?
  • What happens if the ranking member won’t budge?
You’re a member of a county board of supervisors. You receive an indication that a crisis currently affecting one county may spread to your county.
  • Who do you look to for guidance in determining the seriousness of the crisis?
You come to realize this crisis is serious and will affect city governments, businesses, and individuals in your county.
  • What questions are you asking yourself in determining policy options?
  • How much do you rely on expert opinion to craft policy?
It becomes clear that you and a majority of the board do not agree with the Governor’s assessment of the crisis.
  • Does that disagreement matter?
  • If so, how do you go about dealing with the disagreement?