Welcome to First Branch, where we believe that the most important branch of government is the governed. And our government has been increasingly moving in the opposite direction and leaving behind the preferences of the people they represent. This site is dedicated to cutting through the divide and bringing the best ideas from each side to the forefront. Too often, we think the worst of the opposite side of the political spectrum. But please help in doing your best to respect good ideas, voting up good ideas from both sides, and finding the best solution for each issue, not just your party's side.