Wednesday, May 25, 2005

A Call for Centrist Activist Groups

Thoughts of an American Centrist calls for the formation of Centrist special-interest groups. There is already The Centrist Coaltion and The Centrist Policy Think Tank, but what about issue-specific groups working towards Centrist ideas for education, abortion, election reform, etc.?

A great idea and one I hope many will consider.


At 2:02 AM, Blogger Sean said...

there are no centrist ideas, and none that peopl can rally around.
name three for me

At 10:29 AM, Blogger Jonathan C said...

Generally speaking, centrists take the best ideas from both poles and incorporate them into our own views, while rejecting the more lame-brained ideas. That's what I was representing in my hypothetical Educational Balance Group.

That is not to say that there can be no original Centrist ideas. One issue that has been wholely centrist from beginning to end is Campaign Finance reform. I myself have proposed some ideas on my own blog. Here are three examples:

1. A Process for Judicial Nominations
2. Estate Tax Reform
3. Three Part Series on BankruptcyReform (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

Now, some these ideas may be half baked, but I'm just a lone guy who's been hobby-blogging for a month. Just think of what a serious Centrist think tank could come up with! Currently, I think we're in desperate need of more ideas on Medicare and Social Security reform that follow Centrist guidelines.


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