Movements that accomplished anything, from the Protestant Reformation with its many documents to the American Revolution with it Declaration or even the Occupy Wall Street crowd all laid out their goals.
The late Howard Phillips, founder of the Conservative Caucus, would often state "If you don't know where you are going, any train will get you there." Leaders are those who can plan out courses of action for the future while those ho do not must choose someone else plan to follow.
Men such as Carl Marx and his associate and author of the Communist Manifesto, Fredrich Engles were men who wanted to get somewhere, and so they wrote out their plans and then they acted.
Goals, destinations on a road map, are something not just America but the world need more of. We can have millions of people ready to help with progress, but unless they know what to progress towards they will not get very much done.
When you get into a car the GPS begins by saying "Calculating Route." Only a broken one would say that forever. It is the same with a leader.
Andrew C. Abbott