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"Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment." --Ralph Marston
"The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no dominion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely make." --Woodrow Wilson
A Message from the BalancedPolitics.org CreatorHi, my name is Joe Messerli. I'm a technology consultant from Green Bay, WI and obviously a politics & news junkie. I hope you've enjoyed my website, or at least learned a thing or two.
Although I think it's impossible for any writer to prevent their biases from seeping into their work, I've done my best to do just that. To be fair, I must reveal that most of my personal opinions lean to the conservative/libertarian side of things.
I feel that if you adhere to all of the beliefs of a certain political affiliation, then you're likely only exploring one side of the issues. Despite the trend of American thought, it's ok to be in the middle on many issues. It's ok to waver on your positions as you collect more information. It's ok to believe a party you normally always support is wrong on a particular issue.
If you get one thing from this website, and only one--an increased tendency to keep an open mind and explore the other side of issues you feel so strongly about--then I will have accomplished my mission. Remember, as the old adage goes, "A mind once expanded never returns to its original size".
I'm always eager to hear feedback and suggestions from visitors. Your comments are essential to making this website truly balanced, non-partisan, and informative.