There’s a new, interesting study which reveals some sometimes startling conclusions about an emerging segment of the American population who are fed up with both political parties and hold some views that the article claims are majority views–neither right nor left wing, some Democrat an other Republican or Libertarian. The survey indicated that this segment of the population doesn’t care much about discussions of religion in the public sphere or guns either for that matter. Their attitudes may point to why so many Americans give such low rankings to the U.S. Congress, whom they don’t believe represent them. The question would be how any organization might represent such a group, given the fact it holds some views that appear to be contradictory. You can click on the site below to read excerpts from the Esquire article. Whether you agree or disagree with the conclusions, it does offer a different understanding of what’s happening in our midst. (There’s a survey you can take there to see if you fit the new American center).
'Keep Calm and Carry On.'
I am a writer and teacher of philosophy who lives in the Greater Philadelphia Area. I love teaching and hanging around students, wrestling with putting words together, enjoying books and animals and my family. And when I can afford it, I love to travel--hence the British advice of "keep calm and carry on." The name Morgan is Welsh and means sea dweller. And when I return to where my ancestors settled centuries ago in a small Welsh village, I feel the connections to them, the earth, to musicand poetry, and the sea. My last book, A Teacher, His Students, and the Great Questions of Life, is available on Amazon in print or Kindle format. Oh, I enjoy humor, playfulness, and just enjoying life.
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