Wrong Center

IT SEEMS TO ME that the relentless calls from Left and Right for candidates (and, by extension, voters) must move to “the center” engages in a species of category error in that it mis-identifies the center. In order to find the center of American politics, one must start from the grand concept of our founding — embodied in the Constitution. Liberty. Individual rights and responsibilities. This is the center. And, it seems to me, that BOTH parties are flung out far to the Left of this, and that, therefor, constantly trying to find a chimerical “center” between the two misses the point. Nor are “moderates” or “independents” seeking a political solution in that mythical region between the two poles. They are objecting to the whole concept of there BEING a solution to be found there.

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