The Voice

of Moderation

I have always been an Independent Moderate, never belonging to a political party. According to a recent study, 49% of voters now identify as "Independents," by far exceeding the groups who identify as Democrats or Republicans. About 35% of voters are moderates. In short, we control elections but are too often ignored until right before the election when candidates need our votes. I would also suggest moderate Independents are the adults in the room. In this commentary, I discuss being an Independent Moderate from my perspective. In short, be a voice of moderation.


Cyrus, Trump, The Devil?

The first time I saw this before the 2020 National Election I thought it was an online prank. But I was wrong, there are people in the US, seemingly a whole lot of them, who think Trump was sent by God. Their rationale, at least for some, is Trump is like Cyrus the Great from…


Spending Time in the ER and Health Care

The picture is from a couple of weeks ago when I spent 36 hours in two separate ERs. The first stay was for 12 hours and the second for 24 hours. I was happy because I was being discharged for the second time. First of all, I’m fine. Second I was discharged on a Sunday…

Temecula, CA - December 16: Great Oak High School students leave campus on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, in protest of the districts ban of critical race theory curriculum at Patricia H. Birdsall Sports Park in Temecula. (Photo by  Watchara Phomicinda/The Press-Enterprise via Getty Images)

CRT & Woke Quiz

One of the least intelligent political issues of all time is the anti-CRT and anti-Woke political movement. But given that it is a political issue, i thought a quiz would appropriate. [CRT is Critical Race Theory.] What is CRT? A] A group of white Nationalists who get together in groups to criticize other races. B]…


Naughty and Nice Adults

During the Holidays, we often talk about Santa checking on kids who have been naughty or nice. Following are my suggestions for some adults who have been naughty and others who have been nice. Naughty – Bridget Ziegler has been asked to resign from the Florida School Board because her husband has been accused of…


Taylor/Travis Fountains/Drains and Conservatives

I have to be honest, I am one of the millions following the Taylor/Travis romance. I know, I am as completely surprised as anyone. For the record, I have been a KC Chiefs fan for sometime starting when Alex Smith was the quarterback. Now of course it is Coach Reid, QB Mahones, TE Kelce and…


Trump and the Polls

I have talked with more than a few people who are completely shocked that Trump is the leading Republican candidate for President. Even more mind boggling for many, in some polls Trump is leading President Biden in a hypothetical match in 2024. First of all, following are a few reasons why many including myself wonder…


Remember Gun Violence When You Vote

Most of us were saddened to learn about another mass shooting. And now a bit later, many will also say to themselves, “nothing I can do about it”. And while they go back to day to day lives, the families and friends of those killed are never the same. Nor are the lives of the…


Congressman Jordan is Not Qualified to be Speaker of the House.

Like many independent moderates, over the years I voted for both Democrat and Republican candidates. I will not longer to vote for any Republican candidate until the Party returns to its historical roots.  I would encourage any and all moderate independents to do the same.  Following are reasons I make this recommendation.  I will update on…


What Are You For?

For every ten people you talked with about politics, how many could tell you what they are for. In other words, what policies, government programs do they support. Ask anyone to do so with two rules. See what happens.Rule 1: The person cannot blame problems or situations on a political party or any or all…