Sunday, November 18, 2012

Succession or Moderation?

Steven Greenhut: Angry conservatives seceding from reality

"...more than 675,000 Americans in every state have filed online petitions with the White House calling for the secession of their respective states from the union. The Obama administration had created the "We the People" online petition system to encourage the public to more directly participate in the nation's governance by suggesting ideas that the administration should pursue."

So,what do you think? Should Texas leave the union? Or is this just so much talk? I can see splitting up California, but I don't want to live in a "conservative" state.

I don't think what we need is to split up the COUNTRY. What we need is to split up the PARTIES. We need a moderate party. A group in the middle espousing the moderate views expressed in both parties, but suppressed by the more radical factions at either end of the spectrum. I find is particularly true in the primaries when the moderating views of the other party are not considered.

I am a moderate Democrat, but I can see the points of moderate Republicans as I consider the issues besetting our country. Radicals at either end have such strong" filters" that the moderate viewpoints never even get through to be considered. We need a moderate party where both sides of an issue can be considered as early in the process as possible. We need to elect moderate politicians who are willing to compromise to advance the country. We need politicians who are more interested in advancing the country rather than their own narrow agenda. We need less personal  greed and more national advancement for all American Persons.

Succession? Nope, what we need is moderation.