If you knew that line came from the TV classic Mission Impossible and remember the original version (1966 – 1973), you might be a Baby Boomer – and you MIGHT decide this election. Last week, TMM’s Moderate Leadership Test (MLT) suggested candidates’ Vital Values help evaluate their character – asserting that’s as important as their positions on issues (if not more). MLT also compares candidates’ Basic Beliefs, so Moderates can decide which candidates’ align with theirs.
Moderates, if candidates’ Vital Values are important to you, TMM suggests using this test to compare them. That way, we can allow what’s in their HEARTS, as well as their HEADS, to help determine our votes. Please score them yourselves; in future posts, we’ll offer our scores. Boomers and Moderates, remember – we just might decide this election. VOTE.
Hopefully, John Lewis' spirit will never leave us. But now that his physical presence is gone, the words of St. Paul resonate: "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day…" If anybody ever deserved those words, John Lewis did. Want to honor his legacy? Contribute to campaigns and organizations fighting “the good fight”. Volunteer for them. Above all, VOTE.
TMM was recently told, by a Progressive, The Modern Moderate is too conservative. A Conservative-leaning Moderate said TMM seems too progressive. So we’re where we want to be – in the middle. If both sides are complaining, you’re somewhere between them.
Gaining and retaining power are election goals for both parties. To determine who succeeds, elections must be FREE AND FAIR. Too much is at stake to take that for granted. Moderates, be vigilant – and VOTE.
Our beloved country approaches the edge of the abyss, where anarchy – not social norms, traditional institutions or government as arbiter of all Americans’ interests – reigns. Led by the Anarchist in Chief, President Trump, all norms are rejected, all institutions are disrespected, and all forms of government are condemned – except his administration, of course.