Conservative or Liberal?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by renewed, Mar 19, 2010.

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What are you?

  1. Far right Conservative

    13 vote(s)
    18.1%
  2. Conservative

    22 vote(s)
    30.6%
  3. Liberal

    24 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. Far Left Liberal

    13 vote(s)
    18.1%
  1. renewed macrumors 68040

    renewed

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    #1
    Due to many of the topics presented in this forum, as well as the responses, it would be interesting to see what the majority of users stances are.

    Note: Please do not flame other users for their viewpoints. Conservative agendas vs. Liberal ones can be disputed in another thread.

    Feel free to vote. You may also type what you are. Remember no flaming.
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  3. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    #3
    It is not likely that such black and white stereotypes can be used to truly define any of us.
    Besides, without definition of the terms they are meaningless.
    Are these US terms, British terms, other countries?
     
  4. .Andy macrumors 68030

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  5. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    #5
    i'm ' the party that does what the people want when the people want it, and nothing else'

    might be a while before people catch on that this could and should be a viable future but good things come to those who wait ;)
     
  6. djellison macrumors 68020

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    None of the above. On some issues I would be considered conservative, on some, liberal.

    Trying to compartmentalise people into one big bucket and brush them all with one extremist viewpoint of opinions is the exact problem with politics in the US.

    Furthermore, whilst I would probably be labelled as one thing here in the UK - I'd be labelled the opposite in the US.

    Many of the issues that seem to define the difference between the two camps in the US, are all non-issues here in the UK across the full political spectrum, with (pro-choice, anti death penalty, pro public health care, pro gun control ) the results probably being considered extreme liberal by many US eyes.
     
  7. NT1440 macrumors G4

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  9. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    But our opinion is correct and yours is not, should we not categorize people so that we can tell who is correct and who is mistaken? That way, maybe all the people who are correct can band together and finish off all the wrong-headed people once and for all.
     
  10. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    #12
    I don't think the thread is bad enough to call for it to be moderated.
     
  11. R.Perez macrumors 6502

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    #13
    Umm I am an Anarcho-Syndicalist who supports left leaning progressive ideas with the thought that even baby steps in the right direction are important.

    Where does that put me?
     
  12. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    #14
    Liberal extremist ;)
     
  13. Peace macrumors Core

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    #15
    ~SARAH PALIN IN 2012~
    ~MacBook Unibody Conservative~
    ~01/20/13~

    Sure you don't want to change that ?
     
  14. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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  16. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040

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    #18
    In politics and religion, a moderate is an individual who is not extreme, partisan or radical.[1]

    That is not the definition of someone who supports Palin.
     
  17. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Maverick.
     
  18. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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  19. djellison macrumors 68020

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    And either just lying, or suffering from delusional disorder.

    You're the dictionary definition of extreme conservative.
     
  20. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    #23
    In a fairly early part of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

    "Now you see the violence inherent in the system! Help! Help! I'm being repressed! You saw him repressing me, didn't you?"
     
  21. gilkisson macrumors 65816

    gilkisson

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    Those labels are meaningless.

    For example, Barry Goldwater was, once upon a time, the father of the Conservative movement. He was to the Right of Right. By today's standards (largely arbitrated by the media, btw), he would be moderate-to-liberal.

    JFK was considered left-leaning back in the day. Today, he'd be a staunch fiscal conservative by comparison with the bunch running around today.

    Intelligence in politics is so vanishingly rare, one cannot afford to reject half the slate of candidates out of hand based on a label or political party membership. I vote for those I deem intelligent. I don't get to vote with confidence very often.
     
  22. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    #25
    I'm a conservative.
     

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