03 December 2009

Modern Whig Party "exactly what this country needs"

Eastern Echo: Modern Whig Party moderates' new ally

Whether you’re a moderate Republican or a moderate Democrat, this party is for you, because that’s exactly what it is – moderate. As its Web site states, “We represent moderate voters from all walks of life who cherry-pick between traditional Democratic and Republican ideals in what has been called the Modern Whig Philosophy.”

However, its moderate views and platform seem to be exactly what this country needs. With more people registered as Independents, and with the extremes of each major party drowning out the more moderate members, the Modern Whigs could be the new voice for those people, especially considering the civil war between the moderate and extremely conservative Republicans.

With the extremists having the benefit of yelling nonsensical gibberish to scare their voting base into supporting them, the moderates now have a new place to go if they believe their party will never properly recover. Poetic justice, irony, or the cycle of history, I’ll leave that up to you.

So if, like me, you’re tired of the Republican civil war, the Democratic fragmentation resulting in nothing getting done, and the extremists of both parties drowning out those in the middle, or if you are a moderate Republican and believe the war is lost or will be lost for your side, then the Modern Whigs might be for you. Progress can come from small beginnings, but only if those who believe the need for the progress take action. The question then is, “Is there a need for progress?”

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