Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Are You a moderate?

Who speaks for you? The radicals on both the left and the right dominate the news reports.
Those who are not radicals find themselves drowned out if paid attention to at all.
Most folks I know are liberal on some issues and conservative on others. I know people, for example, who are liberal on social issues and conservative on financial ones. Don't you?
I know people who delve deeply into issues before making up their minds. I know others who do not respond to incidents with gut reactions but try to find what's the basis. Don't you?
My question is how do the moderates, the thinkers make themselves heard. Any suggestions?
Have a happy day!!

1 comment:

  1. I don't think there are that many moderates out there. I do believe there are a lot of independents, but independent does not equal moderate.

    I have one problem with your post. You say, "I know people who delve deeply into issues before making up their minds." This insinuates (whether you meant it to or not) that anyone who isn't a moderate hasn't done that. I would be considered an extremist on abortion. I believe it should be illegal except to save the life of the mother. However, that isn't a gut reaction. It is one I have come to over many, many years of looking at the issue, reflecting on my own personal views, and talking the issue over with others.