About Us

Societism Institute is a 501(c)3 charitable organization whose mission is to promote the well being of the group without neglecting the significance of the individual. Societism is not Individualism nor Socialism but more closely compared to conservative principles of limited government but with a social conscience.

The Institute accomplishes this mission by providing workshops to help citizens address their concerns, choose their battles wisely, find solutions and reclaim their voice. It also promotes this effort as a think tank by advancing these same common sense solutions.

Our country is in the midst of a very serious and dangerous crossroad – one that usually ends in the demise of a democracy. Individual freedoms are not free - and the responsibility to limit government and other self-interest groups from excess liberties has long been neglected.

By engaging citizens to stand up for what is right restores balance to “we the people”. The result being a prolonged harmonic society with maximum opportunity, liberty and happiness for it’s citizens.

Whether you are concerned about the impact of a growing government, needless hurdles affecting your life or other issues that need correction, please read some of our topics and share your thoughts in our forums.

Become a member today and support our cause. Together we will make the positive changes our society so desperately needs.
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Political basis

According to Steven Zimberg, founder of Societism Institute, "Societism is like Republican with a social conscience or democrat with independent thinking".  The foundational concept of Societism is non-partisan. Libertarian in fostering freedom of choice, encouraging individuals to each work in their own self-interest. Democratic in asserting the right of citizens to govern themselves through majority rule. Republican where those who raise the tide, will ride the forefront of each wave and reap its benefits.

Societism is precluded from degeneration into anarchy, sometimes associated with certain forms of Libertarianism and Democracies, by fostering a social conscience for the good of society as a whole. By assuming personal responsibility, Societism puts an end to finger pointing by opposing camps playing the blame game. Societism supports an individuals right for freedom of speech, limiting the powers of government, to private property, the rule of law, and a transparent government.

James Madison, an American politician and political philosopher who served as the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817), alluded to the principles of Societism when he said, “The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place.  It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature.  If men were angels, no government would be necessary.

Even though individual motives may be primarily self-centered, social good derived as a byproduct of collective participation in a political process can potentially be enormous.  Conversely, if good men with at least some measure of altruistic motive refuse to participate, imminent disaster is assured.

 

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Societism Institute
13122 Borgman Ave.  Suite 200
Huntington Woods, MI 48070

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