Special interests are pouring millions of dollars each year into shaping legislation and promoting policies and laws not in the public interest. It is important that people realize both parties (left and right) are enmeshed in their own special interest bases, and that those bases only support politicians willing to tow the party lines.
While many politicians operate in this system with best intentions, it is essential that we realize the way it is working now reduces the effectiveness of even the best intentions.
Citizen apathy and low voter turnout reflect widespread recognition that voting no longer works. There is not enough political choice. Power is no longer with the people, but with lobbyists entrenched in partisan corruption and control.
It is clear the people must intervene to save our beloved country, our democracy and our potential as a people and nation. Otherwise, it will remain in the hands of the political influence of special interests, rather than representatives that are considerate of our needs, rather than merely the needs of those that support their campaigns with large contributions.
Enough is enough. We must unite to reclaim our government. Join the Centrist Party. Work together to heal our nation and return balance in governance and common sense for the nation and the people.
- 73% agree that “it would be a good idea for this country to have more choices in the 2008 election than just Republican and Democratic candidates.”
- 82% agree “America has become so polarized between Democrats and Republicans that Washington can’t seem to make progress solving the nation’s problems.”
The Centrist Party was established to:
- Break the stalemate between the left and right; enable solutions that work now and in the future; bring balance to the field of American politics; and give voters and politicians in the center a strong foundation not weakened by left/right arguments.
- Provide the foundation for voters and politicians in the center to express their views without undue bias from special interests.
Without an actual Centrist Party, any attempt at maturing the political environment would likely fall short. In the current political environment, politicians can claim to be centrist and after they are elected meander back to their special interest base in the far left or right, where their funding comes from. Creating a centrist foundation significantly strengthens the integrity and ability of politicians to campaign on, and maintain centrist political views.