Cen­trist Party

San Antonio Express-News - - FROM THE COVER -

The two ma­jor po­lit­i­cal par­ties have pushed many of us to the cen­ter with their ex­treme views and em­bar­rass­ing re­ac­tions to each other. But there is no party in the cen­ter for us to be­long to.

I sug­gest that the so-called “mod­er­ate” politi­cians grow stur­dier back­bones and re­al­ize that there are more of us than they may re­al­ize who are very un­com­fort­able with the op­tions be­ing of­fered to us.

I sug­gest they form a Cen­trist Party, which takes a po­si­tion fo­cused on build­ing con­sen­sus and solv­ing prob­lems. The term “mod­er­ate” is not ad­e­quate as it sug­gests a wa­tered-down ver­sion of the ex­tremes. Cen­trists ac­tively reach out to find so­lu­tions based on what is best for the peo­ple and the coun­try as a whole.

Will they dis­agree on what is best? Of course, but they will not at­tack each other and de­mo­nize those with dif­fer­ing opin­ions. I re­ally don’t think the views of the

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