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The American Moderate Movement

Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet.    
--Benjamin Disraeli

 


Note: Due to continuing spam problems, I've termporarily disabled the discussion forums. More information on future forum plans is available.

At the top of the pages on compromise and civility are quotes. Reload the pages to see different quotes. If you know of a good, relevent quote on civility, compromise or moderation, email it to me at pdchapin@amherst.edu.


A Message from the Movement Moderator

Frequently Asked Questions

Statement on Civility

Statement on Compromise

Rules of Political Engagement

Policy Proposals and Discussion

Direct link to forums

What's New (Updated 09/26/06)

Supporting the AMM

Moderator's Blog

Contact

 

What is the American Moderate Movement?

To begin with it's not a political party. Its purpose is to give substance to a political philosophy based on three fundamental beliefs that are fast disappearing from American politics.

Civility - There is a need to return civil discourse to the political process. In order to achieve this there must be "rules of political engagement" that are accepted by persons running for office, recognized by the media, and enforced by the voting public.

Compromise - To bind the society together it is necessary that policies be based on compromises that recognize the legitimate concerns on all parties.

Constructive Discussion - The best policy decisions are the result of exchange of ideas and proposals. Such discussions, when conducted civilly and with the goal of finding the best compromise solution, result in policies that are well thought out and have the widest possible levels of support.

Who is the American Moderate Movement?

By the hit count I know some of you are out there. Come on people, make your presence known. Be the first person on your block to admit you're a moderate. Let's see if we can get something going here.

At the moment this site, and therefore the Movement, is controlled by one person. I will try to run it in accordance with the basic Movement philosophy. More on who I am. Future plans for membership are still unsettled but participation is open to anyone who embraces the Movement philosophy.

 

Other Moderate sites:

The Moderate Party

The American Moderate Party Blog

The Centrist Coalition

FactCheck.org

An annotated link list is available

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, the blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned; the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.     --William Butler Yeats

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