About The New Moderate
Founded A.D. 2007 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Founder, Editor & Chief Author: Rick Bayan.
I’ve created The New Moderate as a community for centrist thinkers who are fed up with extremist dogma… fed up with feeling excluded from the national debates on politics, culture and religion… fed up with being fed up! In other words, I’ve created The New Moderate as a community for people like us.
Moderate, not timid.
We moderates have an image problem. We get no respect from the right or the left. For too long, we’ve been dismissed as gutless, dithering intellectual herbivores who lack the courage to take a stand.
Our answer: we stand in the middle, we stand tall, and we’re immoderate in our passion for moderation. The New Moderate will prove that our ideas are fresher, bolder, more sound and more just than the attention-getting ideologies of right and left.
Why call it The NEW Moderate?
We moderates have traditionally been a reticent bunch, too mild-mannered and apathetic to jump into the political fray. Our nuanced ideas haven’t attracted zealots, for better or worse. That’s why we have no magazines to call our own. That’s why today’s moderate blogs tend to languish in obscurity. The result: leftists and conservatives push their agendas across at our expense… and at the expense of society as a whole.
We aim to change all that. Our goal is nothing less than to create a dynamic new moderate movement, energized with forcefully expressed ideas, passion and commitment. With your participation, The New Moderate will become a vibrant community that can make its voice heard above the din of dueling left-wingers and right-wingers.
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