Thursday, June 29, 2006

Declare Your Independence

Declare Your Independence -

If you haven't seen this yet, you haven't been reading enough centrist blogs :-) Nonetheless, I invite all of you to stop by the Unity08 site and sign their Declaration of Independence. It's a pretty simple, concise statement of good centrist principles:

"When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for the governed to warn the government, a decent respect for democracy requires them to declare the causes of their anger. We hold these truths to be self evident:

- That elected officials should be public servants first and partisans second;
- That to bicker is not to lead;
- That those bought by lobby money cannot represent the people;
- And that to polarize the Congress is to paralyze the nation.

We therefore, as representatives of all the people of the United States regardless of party, beseech our leaders to listen to our voices and hear our pleas. And to that end, we mutually pledge to each other our sacred honor in declaring our independence from politics without purpose."

In about a day and a half, more than 2,600 people have added their names, myself included. Let's get those numbers up there and really send a message.


At 11:46 PM, Blogger Simon said...

For reasons I explained at Centerfield, I think it is exceedingly disappointing to see so many people who usually pride themselves on rational, independent thought drinking so much kool-aid. This "declaration" is a travesty, the final nail in the coffin of Unity's hopes of being taken seriously.

At 11:58 PM, Blogger JBD said...

Simon, I'm sorry you're disappointed, but on this we'll just have to disagree. I support steps to bring centrists together, and so far, Unity08 is doing a good job of that. Check out the comments from those who are signing their petition for some great examples.

At 4:05 PM, Anonymous Texas said...

Yeah, I think they're really doing a good job... and, I think it should be the blog community who really gets the word out about Unity08.


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