What does it mean to be a Moderate, Centrist or Independent?

Ideology: Independent / Centrist

The technical definition of a centrist or moderate is that you take a position in the political center.

What is the center? A Centrist is an independent. You do not hold yourself to the party politics of the right or left.

Being a Centrist allows you to have your politics "a la carte." In short, you have the freedom of your own independent political thought.

You support some liberal principles and some conservative principles while having the freedom to disagree with both.

You want to find the right solution to a problem regardless of whose idea it is or whether it is from the right or the left or from anywhere else in the spectrum.

You put realistic solutions ahead of political bickering and "scoring political points" plus will push ahead on your own to vocalize and put forth efficient, effective solutions.

You value and practice non-partisanship while at the same time stick to the principles of maximizing choice, responsibility & public good.

You work to find common ground to grow from and work with.

You hold strong convictions and will always take a firm but reasonable stance on any issue.

General ideology:

> You want an efficient government.

> You see right thru the current charade of "corrupt political hypocrits" and "grandstanding" for no other reason than furthering of selfish ego and personal gain.

> You want fiscal responsibility and restraint.

> You want freedom of choice on personal issues.

> You want strong diplomacy and national defense.

In short, you're a realist, a pragmatist, and work towards cooperation with the end result being progress forward for America.