Outside the Box

6a00e008d957708834019affc61a30970bOne of the things I’ve always tried to do is to “think outside the box.” I strive to be unique and innovative in my approach to almost everything in my life, especially my work.

Recently, I announced that I have left the Republican Party after a lifetime of activism. One of the reasons I came to that decision is that I decided that working to change the GOP is just working to change the system – not creating a new system.

Rather than continuing to challenge conventional wisdom inside the box, I’ve decided to work outside of it. For me, it’s time to come up with new and innovative solutions to make the world better – outside of our dysfunctional political system. 

I think that’s where most Americans find ourselves. 42% of us identify as independents because neither major political party represents us. It’s not that we don’t care or aren’t engaged in public affairs. It’s that we don’t fit in in the current dysfunctional system.

Most of us care very deeply about our country and the world we live in, but we just aren’t sure how we can make it better.

Is the answer another political party? No, I don’t think so. I think that would be just an attempt to play in the same game, but with a different team. We need to change the game.

What’s the solution? Who knows, but we won’t think of new and innovative solutions if we are all just standing around shaking our heads in frustration on the inside of the old box.

Join me outside the box, and let’s change the world together. We are The New Majority.

3 Replies to “Outside the Box”

  1. Well said. We do need a different game. IMO, the game needs to be around respect, trust and open dialog. The first candidate to self-impose a maximum amount of campaign contributions (and cap spending) during an election would win the hearts and minds of everyone who is against ‘big money’. No longer does one answer to big money – they answer to the constituents.

  2. Very well said. As long as you are not treacherous to your core beliefs of a true conservative/libertarian independent thinking, which frankly is what most of the country believes, I think you will be tremendously successful in expressing your points of view. The key to remaining relevant though, is always coming up with fresh ideas, and not the tired rhetoric you hear from both major parties.

  3. “42% of us identify as independents because neither major political party represents us. It’s not that we don’t care or aren’t engaged in public affairs. It’s that we don’t fit in in the current dysfunctional system.”

    And they’re easily swayed by platitudes and give us a schmuck like Obama in the hopes that he’ll govern as Reagan did. 42% of Americans ought to be ashamed.

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