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The Atlantic Sentinel resists sweeping change. We believe the center must hold and that progress is made incrementally.
Our social views are liberal, but we sympathize with cultural conservatives. We value individual liberty as well as a sense of belonging and believe the challenge in our politics is finding a balance between those needs.
We are confident free enterprise and free trade have proven themselves over dirigisme and protectionism, but we see a role for the state in providing for the common good.
We recognize that states act in their own interests, but we don’t believe that international relations are zero-sum. We support liberal institutions which regulate the affairs of nations.
The Atlantic Sentinel has endorsed:
- Jon Huntsman in America’s Republican presidential primary in 2012;
- Angela Merkel in Germany’s 2013 election;
- John Fredrik Reinfeldt and his Moderate Party in Sweden’s 2013 election;
- Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party in India’s 2014 election;
- David Cameron and Nick Clegg in the United Kingdom’s 2015 election;
- Mariano Rajoy’s People’s Party and Albert Rivera’s Ciudadanos in Spain’s 2015 election;
- Hillary Clinton in America’s 2016 election;
- Emmanuel Macron in France’s 2017 election;
- The Liberal Democrats and Scottish Conservatives in Britain’s 2017 election; and
- The liberal Free Democrats in Germany’s 2017 election.
We also called on the British to vote to remain in the European Union in their 2016 referendum.
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