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Party for rest of us?

With both political parties trying to outdo each other at opposite ends of the political spectrum, I keep wondering, “Where is the party for the rest of us, the folks in the middle?” How about a party that espouses these views:

• Opposes abortion and gay marriage but does not discriminate against those with whom we disagree.

• Supports a balanced budget and fiscal responsibility, including sunsetting programs that don’t work.



• Wants a limited military sufficient to protect the nation without empire building.

• Believes reasonable social programs are important, like Social Security and healthcare for those who don’t have access to it.




• Still believes in and upholds the Bill of Rights, including freedom of speech, religion, and freedom from unwarranted search and seizure.

• Supports a judiciary that upholds the Constitution and the law as written, not as they would like to write it.

Am I the only one in the world who supports views such as these, or is everybody else polarized with the parties? What ever happened to reason and common sense?

Chuck Petch

Grass Valley


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