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Thanks for participating in our democracy.

  Reader Comments
  Dear Mr. Bradley,

I'd like to thank you for your book. I am still reading, but I bought it because I am indeed fed up with the polarized climate our society is suffering.

In the book, you referred readers to in order to find contact information for their legislators. Firstgov is great, but it doesn't make it very easy to find out who my legislators are. I wanted to let you know about This site makes it even easier. All you have to do is enter your 9-digit ZIP code, and it will list your state and federal elected officials.

Thanks again for this book. I will be crafting my letter in the near future.

Ken D.
Portland, OR

Excerpt of Prototype Letter


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Good Afternoon:

I recently read the book Neither Liberal Nor Conservative Be. I respectfully request you and the members of your Party strongly consider the adaptation of its philosophy.

The author wrote this book because he was disgusted by the unending confrontational nature of polarized American Politics. He was furious with the approaches taken to solve our national issues. So am I.

He asks in the book, if, while in the voting booth, I feel forced to choose between the lesser of two evils. He asks if I find myself asking, "Is this the best we can do?" I have to say what he wrote is how I feel and what I ask myself.

This book is an open letter to the political parties in the United States of America. The book is written in much the same way that you might write a letter to car manufacturers who are not producing a car you are willing to buy. While you might not expect that one of them will give you 100 percent of what you want, you would hope that one of them could give you 85-90 percent of your needs. In the same way, neither of the major political parties is promoting the policies and candidates or taking the actions I can have 85-90 percent agreement with. This book offers your party an opinion of what you must offer me in order to consistently receive my vote. I agreed with enough of what this book has to say to write you and tell you this is what I'm looking for. I didn't agree with everything and I'll tell you more about that in a moment.

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