The Bridge Alliance, self-described “rising American tide of conservatives and liberals, centrists and moderates, … (that) can become a powerful and positive voice in the American political landscape advocating ‘Country Before Party,’” made its first appearance in the nation’s capital Thursday, September 15.
Left and right agree that both freedom and order are essential for solutions to social issues. Transpartisan dialogues are designed to reveal this agreement.
The contemporary Transpartisan movement appears to have two quite different faces. Many transpartisans, perhaps most, associate with the most recognizable theme, which might be called the Dialogue Approach. This approach regards conflict as inevitable and binary…
Seventy percent of voters say they think the country is going in the wrong direction. The numbers of voters registering as independents, declining to associate with either party, continues to increase and is now 42%, more than either Democrats or Republicans.
Reports agree: The Republican and Democratic conventions differed profoundly. Yet Transpartisan possibilities in both went unreported.
America has a representative government. Voters elect leaders who appoint civil servants, and they implement ‘public policy’. This works for much public business, but in areas involving social services—school reform, drug rehabilitation, criminal justice, race relations, poverty and even security policy, results fall far short of aspirations.
The Transpartisan Review Blog #3: The Transpartisan World of Subjects
Dear Citizen for Health,
Below is an introduction to The Transpartisan Review project.
My co-author, Lawry Chickering, and I are developing the Review to expand the themes in our 2008 book Voice of the People: The Transpartisan Imperative in American Life.
I think it is of special importance and relevance to Citizens for Health because health is one of the largest arenas where people from every section of the political discourse gather in the drive for improvement.
Conservatives, liberals, libertarian, greens, other third parties and unaffiliateds across the country see the breakdown of health and the healthcare system as a pressing matter of our national discussion.
We offer our transpartisan analysis as one way to think about health and a myriad of other national topics in which discord currently dominates our discourse. I hope it is useful to you.
Chair, Citizen for Health