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Which side are the most of us on, conservative or liberal, or most of us in between?

Discussion in 'Politics Discussion' started by epath13, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

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    I am really in the middle (on fiscal issues). I believe Reps & Dems both have valid points to consider, but either would be damaging in the extreme.
     
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    I'm a libertarian. I do not believe in big government at all.
     
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    Beverly Euthanasia Redux V.I.P Member

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    While I do my research and, reason things out politically, I tend to be more toward the right, usually pretty close to the Republican Tea party - moderate Republicans or, moderately conservative if you will.
     
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    Knit Hat Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, if I had to choose any other political party, it'd be the GOP/Tea Party
     
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    qwerty Sight seeing on the planet of the apes

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    GO TEAM, GO! :p

    Who ever seriously addresses poverty, advocates some form of bottom up economy and seeks to improve the life quality of its citizens. Anyone who acknowledges and seeks to change the obscene financial gulf between the wealthy and the poor, anyone who seeks affordable housing, healthcare and education. Anyone who instead of hiring celebrities to endorse their campaign seek to decry this celebrity obsessed culture as the societal cancer it is.

    Any celebrity who villainizes the poor as lazy, benefit defrauding crooks needs to look hard in the mirror and see greed and excess as the closer criminality, truly deserving of their spite.
     
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    If it existed, I would like to subscribe to a "Goldilocks" party (in the engineering sense), but some wag would be quick to point out that Goldie had a criminal history of home invasion...! (And the ideal porridge belonged to somebody else...) :oops:
     
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    zurb Eschewer of Obfuscation

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    I don't support political parties. I support what I believe is best for the country and the people in it.
    I don't understand people who vote for a party regardless of their policies.
     
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    Beverly Euthanasia Redux V.I.P Member

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    I agree, though I usually find the independent (who is unlikely to win) or the Republican more in line with what I think is best. Never entirely but, I've got to pick and choose which I think is going to do more good for this country. Of course that's my opinion and, other are going to have different opinions as to what might be best for the country. Neither side is 100% what I want or think is right, or best, I'm liberal on a few things, ultra conservative on a few and, somewhere in the middle on most of the major issues.
     
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    zurb Eschewer of Obfuscation

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    Sometimes it's a case of voting for the lesser evil :)
     
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  10. Knit Hat

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    Ultimately, I don't trust anyone in politics. For me it's about picking the lesser evil, I guess you could say. None of them are ever perfect, I just choose which one I share the closest beliefs with.
     
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    In Canada I find we don't give ourselves political labels or care about politics.
     
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    Moviefan2k4 Shadow Jedi

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    I'm very conservative with my political opinions, and I don't budge very easily. I believe strongly in principles like small government, personal responsibility, freedom of (not from) religion, and the Second Amendment.
     
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    Same.
     
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    As I said above Canadians tend to be less political than Americans and don't identify themselves by political titles (democrat, centrist, conservative) but I find no matter who you vote for in any western country these days things never seem to change. The world is getting more dangerous because of aggressive extremist groups and our governments don't seem to be doing anything to protect us from it. I am very a-political because of this as well. What happened in Paris and Cologne NEVER should have been allowed to happen. And it could have been preventable with proper screening of refugees and immigrants.
     
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    Aside from Obama, one of the reasons America's become so vulnerable recently has been citizens refusing to vote. They've been conned by various groups into believing that the "govermental juggernaut" can't be stopped, so they might as well make the best of it. Well, here's a news flash: the Founders didn't share that vision, and neither should any current citizen. My family often told me, "If you don't vote, you have no right to b***h".
     
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    ^^ What he said. Otherwise I'll go for the Stark Raving Looney Party. But, ahem, I vote Labour or UKIP (depending on which one is nearest the pen) in order to keep out the Conservatives.
     
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    Exactly!!
     
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    While you do make some excellent points, Americans, at least the ones that still care, really treasure our right to vote. We feel that if people stop voting, it's the same as waving a white flag, and saying run us however you want. I agree with another poster on here, who said that a lot of the problems started from people who quit voting.
     
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    But don't you feel as though things never seem to change to an extent?
     
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    super liberal left wing hippy socialist here.
     
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