An Independent’s, Moderate’s, and Millennial’s Call to Political Action
Moderates do not have a political party or a presidential candidate to rally around and this needs to change. Since we don’t, we will need to decide on which of the available presidential candidates to vote for in November. In order to do this, we have to look at what moderates believe in and how the available candidates align with these beliefs.
The best way to determine what most moderates believe in is 1. to look at public opinion polls. Any time polls indicate that 60% or more of Americans are in favor of something, it means that most moderates are also in favor – moderates are the ones who determine majorities. And 2. policies need to be based on facts, data, and science-based logic rather than ideology.
Based on these, here is a list of issues that most moderates believe in. Moderates, centrists, and Independents:
- are concerned about global warming and want to put priority on alternate energy development.
- think the deficit is a serious problem. Moderates would use a balanced approach to solve this.
- want a strong middle class.
- are concerned about retirement. We live in the richest country in the world and everyone should be able to afford to retire at a reasonable age.
- believe that people should behave in a personally responsibility manner rather than relying on the government.
- want the wealthy, who have benefited the most from the stock market, to pay more to fix our problems, such as the debt and climate change.
- want to do away with the Electoral College.
- want independent commissions to develop voting districts (to end gerrymandering).
- want to legislate away the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court.
- want common-sense gun control.
- who are Christians believe in the values outlined in the Bible. These are to treat others as you would want to be treated, don’t lie, don’t be greedy, be compassionate, and be fair.
- believe in democracy. Democracy is a moderate form of government and the Founding Fathers were moderates.
It is clear that there is only one candidate who aligns with us on most of these issues. We need to vote to make sure that Biden is elected president.
But once Biden is elected, we need to push for the formation of a third major centrist party to make sure that our democracy is never again threatened and to end the gridlock that is holding us back. The moderate middle 40% of Americans need our own political party. Join with others who understand that the problems that we are facing are due to our failing two-party political system. There are several fledgling efforts out there to accomplish this such as the Alliance Party (theallianceparty.com), the Reform Party (reformparty.org), and Represent.Us. Volunteer and support these organizations – nothing will happen without you.