Village SquareCast / Forget Washington, Save America

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What if we turn our eyes from Washington and rededicate ourselves to the most essential aspect of democratic self-governance that Washington doesn’t ultimately control — the “of, by, and for the people” of it all? And what might happen in Washington if we did? Do we have to forget about Washington if we’re ultimately going to save America? To attempt to answer this question we’re joined by Former U.S. Congressman Jason Altmire, author of the book “Dead Center” who has got unique insider knowledge and a determination to doggedly tell the truth.

Jason Altmire served three terms in the United States House of Representatives. He was a bipartisan centrist known for working with both sides of the aisle – ultimately having 29 of his legislative initiatives signed into law. During his time in office, the nonpartisan National Journal calculated Altmire’s voting record to be at the exact midpoint of the House — the Dead Center — giving him the most centrist voting record in Congress.