The Peace of God to all that belong to the Light,
Years ago I opened this thread with a prediction that looked to be extremely difficult to reach achievement, a return to the Political Center
since we all know America has been strongly divided in between Liberals and conservatives since at least 40 years ago.
The XX century had liberal administrations like FDR, H.Truman, Lyndon Johnson, J. Carter and also so aggressive Conservative ones like R.Reagan,
G.H.Bush, or G.W.Bush.
We use to associate today the term Liberal with Democratic and Conservative with Republican but that was not the rule a century ago, even the last
time that the GOP split was when Liberal Republicans founded their own party: The Progressive party ( from 1912 to 1934)
The Progressive party of T.Roosevelt 1912
The Progressive party from 1924 to 1934
There were also Conservative Democratics in American History as Presidents Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson, W. Clinton, or Governors G.Wallace
and John Connally.
Bill Clinton's conservative legacy
Now the current polarization of the public opinion in Right and left wing has determined that the nation has not found really consensus in many of the
most critical social and economic issues along these last 4 decades, many important initiatives in the congress were sunk due to the so extreme
partisan division in between to so different opposed extreme visions of future.
I predicted in 2010 that we were going to see emerging again a new proposal coming from the very Center in politics
to respond to this huge gap in the political life of the nation.
Along the XX century we had in America a robust center in politics in both parties represented by various Presidents and one Vice president:
Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald Ford and Nelson Rockefeller.
Gerald Ford was the very last GOP President that ruled with Center principles , looking for a balance in between a solid public sector, regulating
the economy but working harmoniously with a strong private sector to push the country ahead in social and economic aspects.
- He moved US out of Vietnam war, a conflict fought by two previous administrations, understanding that there was no way to win such a war.
- He signed the Helsinki accords to with Europe and the USSR, compromising the world in peaceful resolution of all conflicts, in respect to the self
determination of the nations and in respect to human rights.
- He began the negotiations with Panama about the international status of the interoceanic canal and its possible devolution to that country.
- He did a tremendous effort to join the country after the Water gate crisis around the celebration of the bicentenary of the Independence in 1976.
- He bravely faced and stopped the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in what it is still the major internal crisis of Nato ever.
- He was the only US President after Eisenhower and until today that temporally ban arms aid to Israel to press the Jewish state in to respect
negotiations with the Arab world for peace in the middle east.
- His administration was the most aggressive to control the pace of inflation after WWII, recovering the acquisition power of money.
- He offered a full pardon to Richard Nixon for the best National interest based on the Burdick v. United States, a 1915 U.S. Supreme Court decision
which stated that a pardon indicated a presumption of guilt, and that acceptance of a pardon was tantamount to a confession of that guilt.
- He offered the first Amnesty to military deserters of the Vietnam War.
Pls check: en.wikipedia.org...
The interesting current situation that comes as a kind of accomplishment of my prediction is that the 2016 Primaries and Caucuses of the Republican
party are showing an unusual fast popular support growing toward a very acceptable electoral performance of a candidate that express a genuine Center
in Politics Agenda, the governor of Ohio John Kasich.
John Kasich got the second best score in the New Hampshire primary and Yesterday has practically tied with Ted Cruz in second place again on the so
important State of Michigan behind Donald Trump.
Kasich represents a great hope for all the Liberal Republicans that became orphans after the defeat of John McKain in the Presidential election of
2008 and for the Center ones of Dr Ben Carson.
is a quite appealing candidate for people that believe in that it is possible to find solutions in the middle of the
road in politics for the great problems of the country, for republicans that are not really conservative but are not willing to back Trump for
obvious ethical objections.
These some of the very interesting proposals of Political Center from John Kasich for the country:
•Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
•Pro-life except rape & incest; supports litmus test. (Apr 1999)
•He Converted Ohio's $8B deficit to $2B surplus. (Nov 2015)
•Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
•Government employees should comply with gay marriage ruling. (Sep 2015)
•Can respect and love gay people. (Aug 2015)
•End “racial profiling” locally, or federally. (May 1999)
•Never let depositors lose their bank deposits. (Nov 2015)
•No income taxes on small businesses up to $2M. (Feb 2015)
•Save money by converting prisoners to taxpayers. (Aug 2015)
•The tsunami of drugs threatens families. (Aug 2015)
•$120 million student debt relief fund; plus online college. (Feb 2015)
•Empower local people instead of bureaucrats. (May 1999)
•Climate change is a real issue, but the extent is unproven. (Aug 2015)
•Environment and economy are not at odds. (Apr 1999)
•Nothing is more important to me than faith, family & friends. (Aug 2015)
•Pause accepting Syrian refugees to create stringent checks. (Nov 2015)
•TPP is a strategic alliance against China. (Nov 2015)
•Registering mentally ill is first priority in gun control. (Nov 2015)
•Freeze all federal regulations for one year. (Jan 2016)
•Expand Medicaid; everybody has a right to God-given purpose. (Aug 2015)
•Make a coalition to fight ISIS in Syria. (Aug 2015)
•It's a silly argument to ship 11M illegals back to Mexico. (Nov 2015)
•Focus of immigration should be to keep families together. (Sep 2015)
•When you balance the budget & cut taxes, people get work. (Nov 2015)
•Don't raise minimum wage willy-nilly, & do it at state level. (Sep 2015)
If you are Republican and you don't like conservative politicians like Rubio or Cruz, but you want a more balanced agenda in between liberalism
and conservatism and you are against the populism and opportunism and concerns of honesty and lack of solid proposals of Trump, then
Governor John Krasich is a great option that open a so necessary new window to breath through in American Politics this 2016.
The Angel of Lightness
edit on 3/9/2016 by The angel of light because: (no reason given)