Time for moderates to find their voices
Polarization is rampant everywhere. Media and social media amplify and regurgitate it endlessly. People with extreme positions are so vitriolic that trying to talk sense feels a Herculean task. Perhaps moderates outnumber those in the extremes, but the problem is they are silent, probably to avoid getting hurt in a deluge of unsolicited hate mail.
Moderation and empathy are certainly the need of the hour. Reasonable compromise is needed for progress. Yet those who are entrenched in their extreme positions often portray it as surrender or a sellout. How can we change this sad trend? It is possible only if more moderates speak up firmly, debate responsibly with reason, facts and figures, and unite people.
In this suffocating political climate, “Unite America” is a breath of fresh air, not just with their apt name and timely objectives, but also as a platform to give moderates a voice, to bring about change in political discourse and policy. Unite America has smartly carved out a pragmatic fulcrum strategy to ensure there are enough centrist independents elected to the Senate, who could potentially be the key swing votes that break the gridlock and pass legislation on important issues, thereby helping Americans improve their lives.
Victor Hugo said, "Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come." To me, Unite America is that idea, and the time for this movement to become a formidable force in America is right now.