Updated: Apr 11
I am a centrist and I think most people that do not blindly support a political party, analyses the issues and tries to find common ground is a centrist. The reality is, in many cities, the Democratic Party moved Uber Far Left and the Republican Party moved farther Right. We need to come together and Centrism shall be a tool to move our parties back together.
A Centrist studies the pros and cons of an issue and does not default to party ideologies.
A Centrist tries to find common ground between the Left and Right and other opposing factions.
A Centrist believes that it is important to respect the viewpoints of others, but not necessarily accept the viewpoints of others.
A Centrist believes that, in most cases, we can find common ground and solve issues with pragmatic realism.
A Centrist believes that, in most cases, free speech and the marketplace of ideas shall lead to the best ideas rising to the top.
Centrism is Not?
A Centrist is not neutral in political debates. A Centrist may agree with someone on the Right in some matters and someone on the Left in other matters or may take a wholly different path in other matters.
A Centrist does not debase the viewpoints of others.
A Centrist is not Indecisive. A Centrist is simply not beholden to a particular party or belief system.
A Centrist is not a political label, it is a political position.
A Centrist is never Radical Right or Radical Left. Some claiming to be Centrists are mere radicals in disguise.
(Candidate for New York City Council)
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