Why Eight Years From Now?
Eight years from now, no one know which party will hold power in the Senate, the House, or the Presidency. By asking what government should look like in eight years, you can think about the institutions, laws and processes, and norms that would be best, regardless of political preference.
What is the Veil of Ignorance?
By asking about what you would like eight years from now, you cannot know which political party will have power. Therefore, you are ‘ignorant’ if what you are proposing will help or harm your political party. This enables discussion about what would be best for all.