Bringing Common Sense
to American Politics

WHAT WE DO

Together, we bring common sense to American politics in four steps.

Make the CommonSense Commitment

Political Affiliation of our Members

With members in all 50 states, our balanced membership reflects the nation both politically and geographically.

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WHY IT WORKS

Through an organization called The Common Interest, Idaho conservatives, moderates, and liberals brought common sense to state politics.

People Are Less Polarized

As everyday citizens we’re not nearly as divided left and right as most elected officials.  We can give needed political support to Congress’s practical problem solvers.

Wisdom of Founding Fathers

The Founders’ defense against runaway partisanship is a robust separation of powers.  Separation of powers creates an affirmative imperative to find and champion broadly supported solutions.  We can do this.

Problems of 2 Party System

An unprecedented partisan rift between the major political parties makes our efforts to move past partisanship more important than ever.

Guiding Principles

Understand why we do what we do.

As we take the four steps together, we are guided by three principles:

1. THE COMMONSENSE PRINCIPLE2. THE LOYALTY TO CONSCIENCE PRINCIPLE3. THE GOLDEN RULE OF SELF-GOVERNMENT

What We've Done

It’s worth taking stock of the significant progress we’ve made in bringing commonsense to Washington. We’ve taken on three issues so far. A common way to express that something is really hard is to say, “That’s like trying to pass an act of Congress.”  Yet in these bitter partisan times, we’ve played an important role in passing an act of Congress on two of our issues and are making significant progress on the third.

Together, we’re demonstrating that Americans can come together to identify solutions wise enough to attract support across our divisions and then be a powerful voice championing those solutions in Congress.

We know the challenges we face as a country remain daunting. At CommonSense American, we don’t just complain, we’re effective at doing something about them.

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