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Discussion in 'Off-topic Political' started by 1911, Oct 12, 2020.
Do you consider yourself a conservative or a left-wing liberal?
Conservatives want to control your personal life. Liberals want to control everything else. How about everybody just leave everybody else alone?
I don't consider myself anything. I tend to have very conservative views on most things, but don't agree with some of the things that republicans want to do. But, there is almost nothing I have seen the democrats do that I could support, and the so called "progressives" (what a BS name) are trying to destroy this country.
But what bothers me almost as much is the democrats have gathered up the most disgusting bunch of scum I could ever imagine be associated with one group of people. Can't think of a single democrat that I admire for any reason. Pelosi, Hoyer, Schumer, Durbin, Schiff, Nadler, Waters, Blumenthal, ....and on and on. I can remember democrats in the past that I disagreed with but they didn't completely disgust me.
I'm one of the most liberal minded people I know except when it comes to firearm rights. On the 2nd Amendment, among my friends I am probably the most conservative.
I'm a conservative, but NOT Republican. I do have some libertarian leanings, but not nearly enough to consider myself a libertarian.
I would classify myself as an adherent of the liberal tradition, probably best represented by John Rawls' theory of justice and his refutation of utilitarianism.
I wouldn't characterize myself as "left wing" (a term, like right wing, in need of retirement, as it merely refers to a the seating arrangement of the États généraux), as I am a capitalist, believe in private property, and favor individual rights over the common good (principles which work best under Rawls' justice, as mentioned.)
At times I've considered myself "Libertarian", but Libertarianism in the American tradition simply has too many fatal flaws (as well as being fairly silly as a political party).
As far as political party, there are none I consider myself aligned with, so I suppose I'm an "independent" (meaningless as that is in contemporary political discourse.)
While I am philosophically a Libertarian, I was forced to support a party that will fight against the left after it became plain that no matter what, the left would never leave me alone.
This is precisely my situation. I didn't vote for Trump in '16, but I most certainly am now. There are still things about the Republicans that piss me off, but I consider the Democrats a more present danger to this country.
As one of my role models (in my younger days) said: "I yam what I yam" Thanks, Popeye!
The Republican Party platform more closely alligns with Biblical principles than any other, and so I will vote again for Trump.
My beef with Republican politicians is that most lack a spine to fully support their own platform.
Philosophically, I agree with much of Libertarianism, but I'm also pro-life.
As am I. I also support the death penalty and do not support open borders.
Every party has platform planks I disagree with. The Libertarian party just has the fewest. The Republican party is next, so since it is the only viable blocker to Democrat socialist rule, I'm choosing that.
I am still trying to figure out what I am. When I figure it out I will let you know.
With a Benevolent Dictatorship this poll would have no standing. Many pros and a few cons as well. Takes the power away from those least likely to be able to handle it. Of course that includes most. This year would be very different. Before you go off half cocked think about it. Democratic Republics break down at around 250 years and then need reworking. Benevolent being the key word. Something to throw around. Not like we got too much going on here at the moment.
Just spent 2 hours waiting in line in Cobb County to cast my vote for DJT, Sen Perdue, and Doug Collins.
I’ll let you draw your own conclusions.
I am conservative as hell. Still regsitered as democrat though and that shocks the hell out of many. Mostly because of lincoln and sherman.
I think it has been a while since one had to register by political party in Georgia...
Where is it that you are registered by party? Florida did when I lived there 34 years ago.
Spent 4.5 hours voting yesterday for Trump and republicans for U. S. Senate.
We must keep hold of those two pieces of the government or we are screwed !
Glad you voted the way you did! I bet even moe, Nemo, and OWM agree with your choices.
Had my absentee ballot too but wife and I wanted to vote in person ! Didn't trust the mail to get it there and felt like it kind of made a statement to stand in the line.
My daughter and her husband voted this morning.....took 'em 15 minutes ! They are also republican voters and feel just like we do.
MF'er better win !