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"What much of the party establishment doesn’t understand is that rural life is rooted in shared values of independence, common sense, tradition, frugality, community and hard work. Democratic campaigns often seem to revolve around white papers and wonky policy."

 An interesting study and conclusion by eight leading conservatives regarding the 2020 Presidential Election titled,


"LOST, NOT STOLEN: The Conservative Case that Trump Lost and Biden Won the 2020 Presidential Election"

While we wait, leadership must come from fathers and mothers, teachers and nurses, priests and rabbis, businessmen and businesswomen, journalists and pundits. That will require us all to rise above ourselves—above our grievances and resentments—and grasp the mantle of leadership our country so badly needs.

I am an independent. And as of July 1, 2022, I am associated with 1,715,211 other independent voters in Colorado. We are, by far, greater in numbers than any party. And we continue to grow for reasons I will explain below.

The Daily Sentinel Reports a Handful of candidates respond to survey about political extremism.

RTB report on voter registration trends picked up by national media.  Click to see article just published on POLITICO's Congress Minutes.

While Restore the Balance has chosen to not endorse candidates, we encourage you to learn as much as you can by seeking information about candidates and their positions from credible sources.  We hope you might find this article helpful to you in becoming an informed voter.

Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger from Illinois has chosen not to run for reelection in 2022 but instead has started a new organization called Country1st. 

Its stated mission is to "Defeat Toxic Tribalism" . 

The website outlines a strategy to unite "Disaffected Republicans; Independents and unaffiliated voters; and even people from other parties" to take on "these toxic tribal chieftans in 'safe' seats" by striking them in the primary election. 

Country 1st

Guest Column with The Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction

by Bernie Buescher, Thea Chase, Dennis Kirtland, George Orbanek, Kirk Rider and Tim Sarmo.


"The group’s primary focus is to educate the public about the danger of political extremism and offer an alternative set of political principles to return to a community that pulls together to solve problems."