YOUR political inclination

Discussion in 'About the Members' started by Facial, Jul 7, 2004.

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What do you regard yourself as on the political spectrum?

  1. Very Conservative

    6.3%
  2. Conservative

    21.9%
  3. Moderate

    25.0%
  4. Liberal

    21.9%
  5. Very Liberal

    25.0%
  1. Undecided Banned Banned

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    I’m socially very liberal, I believe in things like human rights, I’m pro-marriage, I’m pro secularization, I’m pro multiculturalism, I’m anti-religious when it comes to imposing subjective religious edicts on a population, I’m pro abortion, pro birth control, pro-gun control, I’m pretty anti-nationalist, I’m anti-racist, healthcare and education should be free, etc. Economically I’m quite conservative, I believe in tax cuts (only if the economy can maintain a surplus, or sustainable and short term deficit), pro-globalization, pro-capitalism (not anarchic), etc. I’m moderate, but leaning liberal on international issues, I am against the two state solution in the Levant (one state), I’m anti-Iraq war, I’m not a pacifist, I’m pro-nuclear weapons, I’m pro UN, I am vehemently against neo-conservative agenda, etc. That’s undecided for you…lol, oh that irony.
     
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  3. Stokes Pennwalt Nuke them from orbit. Registered Senior Member

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    Hear hear!

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  5. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    voting for Libertarian is just a waste of a vote.
     
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  7. Stokes Pennwalt Nuke them from orbit. Registered Senior Member

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    Well, I generally agree.

    I'm in Massachusetts at the moment. This state fellates Kerry on a daily basis, and our ten electoral votes are going to him. It's a foregone conclusion.

    So I can vote LP and in so doing console myself that I'm not approving of Bush while at the same time not absconding from my conservative ways and voting for Kerry.

    If this were a battleground state, I'd suck it up and vote for Kerry though. Republican Congress and Democratic White House = gridlock. It's the best a true conservative can hope for at the moment.
     
  8. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    Well Minnesota this election year is not so lucky.

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    and a gridlock gets both side nowhere, well I guess its better then the present situation, though I agree that giving any one party to much power is usually leads to bad things, its just when you force them to fight each other they just gridlock rather then compromise.
     
  9. chunkylover58 Make it a ... CHEEEESEburger Registered Senior Member

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    So, since the obvious top money-making movies right now are Spider-Man 2 and I, Robot, when choosing which movie to see this weekend I must only choose either one of those, since neither Anchorman nor A Cinderella Story nor The Village nor any other movie out this weekend will be as popular or make anywhere near as much money as those two. By going to any other film besides one of those two, I'm wasting my money on a loser. Whether or not S-M2 or I,Robot are of any interest to me (I may not be a fan of comic book movies or sci-fi robot movies), I'm better off just seeing one of them because they are, by the mere fact that the American public's dollars having deemed them to be the 2 films most worthy of viewing.

    If my only choices for president are men I don't want to be president, and I can't (shouldn't) vote for anyone other than them, then my only other options are A: waste my vote on someone I can't rightfully get behind or B. waste my right to do so and abstain from voting altogether. I don't see either as a good option.

    Again, if more people did that, then the next time around a third party candidate would be able to get matching funds, be put on the ballot in all 50 states, and not have to spend most of his money just getting known, but to be able spend money getting his message out.
    He'd be able to get on the prime time debates, the talk shows, etc., and give people another choice. At which time, a vote for a 3rd party would not be considered a wasted vote.
     
  10. Yamayama Registered Senior Member

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    Libertarian on a Monday; socialist on a tuesday; anarchist on a wednesday, and suffer from third-degree ****in' apathy the rest of the week.

    Oh, and I nearly forgot to vote - 'very liberal' is what I chose.
     
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  11. Facial Valued Senior Member

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    Just about all of your beliefs parallel mine.
     
  12. philocrazy Banned Banned

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    individuality and morality
    i told you so
    nice joke huh?


    Philosopher Philocrazy
     
  13. madanthonywayne Morning in America Registered Senior Member

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    Third parties can make a difference. Everyone talks about Nader's 5%, what about Ross Perot's 20%? Clinton would never have beat Bush #1 without Perot sucking all those votes away from Bush. I've heard in some battleground states Republicans are helping get Nader on the ballot.
     
  14. chunkylover58 Make it a ... CHEEEESEburger Registered Senior Member

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    I'm not in any way a fan of Kerry. I voted for Bush in 2000 but I will not vote for him again this time around. Among many other reasons, he and Ashcroft and the Patriot Act have undermined and betrayed the traditional Republican stance of "limited government" and have pissed all over the Constitution. So, since I don't want Jr. back in office, and I can't with a clear conscience vote for Kerry, I will cast my vote for Michael Badnarik . It will be a win/win situation for me. I can vote for someone whose ideals I can stand behind while at the same time keeping Jr. out of the White House. From what I've read, Badnarik will take many more votes from Bush than from Kerry.
     
  15. Neildo Gone Registered Senior Member

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    Hey, but I thought third parties only help Republicans or those in office!

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    Finally another to chime in and show the stupidity in that claim. Lol, and nice to see it was against a Bush in office too.

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  16. chunkylover58 Make it a ... CHEEEESEburger Registered Senior Member

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    I'd say Buchanon took a few votes from W. the last time around ... and not just because some Floridians couldn't read the ballot.

    Nader will pull Liberal votes because of his environmental stances and his crusade against big corporations. Badnarik should pull some Conservatives because he is absolutely against gun control in any form and is in favor of major changes in taxes. (He may also pull some Liberals as well, since he, like most Libertarians, is for the legalization of drugs and is pro-choice, as he is for keeping government out of our everyday lives.
     
  17. Athelwulf Rest in peace Kurt... Registered Senior Member

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    Down with the old, up with the new!

    I like to think that, so I chose "Very Liberal". However, I don't really know enough about politics to know if I agree with the democrats.
     

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