Thursday, May 13, 2010

New West: "Why We Need a New Party, A Party for Commonwealth"

As we ponder gridlock in Washington, D.C., and one-party rule in many Rocky Mountain states, it's a good time to read something like this:

What we need is a Party that focuses on municipal and county offices, and no higher. Let the Democrats and Republicans gridlock themselves at the state and federal level; what we need is action at the local level, such as the promotion local food production, or the creation of local energy trusts. We need a Party that focuses on the wealth of local communities – by that I mean local history, culture, economic opportunity, and can-do spirit.

Let’s call it the Commonwealth Party and let’s say its mission is to build economic and ecological resilience to meet the steep and diversifying challenges of the 21st century.

Why We Need a New Party, A Party for Commonwealth by Courtney White at NewWest

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