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    Re: Americans Continue to Shift Left on Key Moral Issues - GALLUP

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    No, most liberals I know think they are moderates. Those far enough removed to admit they aren't moderate are far enough left that they're nowhere near the middle.

    What's the litmus test, in your opinion, for being slightly liberal?
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    Re: Americans Continue to Shift Left on Key Moral Issues - GALLUP

    Quote Originally Posted by Donc View Post
    What's the litmus test, in your opinion, for being slightly liberal?
    It's a label you have given yourself, maybe you should define it.
    Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.

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    Re: Americans Continue to Shift Left on Key Moral Issues - GALLUP

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    It's a stupid ****ing saying.
    yet has been around since the 1800's. it is actually pretty intelligent.

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    Re: Americans Continue to Shift Left on Key Moral Issues - GALLUP

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    It's a label you have given yourself, maybe you should define it.
    I did.That's why I ask if there was a "litmus test"so I could tell if I was mistaken or not.
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    Re: Americans Continue to Shift Left on Key Moral Issues - GALLUP

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    yet we wonder why society continues to drift into the trash can.
    We do?

    Skies fallin' huh?
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    Re: Americans Continue to Shift Left on Key Moral Issues - GALLUP

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Not really, given the deterioration of the country that liberals moan about the conservative can just point at these statistics and say "told ya so."

    This is on par with progressives cheering the increasing progressive lean of the American public school system over the last 40 years while also decrying the piss poor performance of American schools.
    Another right wing vote for the sky is falling.

    hilarious.
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    Re: Americans Continue to Shift Left on Key Moral Issues - GALLUP

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Most of these don't surprise me. The US has been shifting left on social issues for a long time... and to the benefit of all people with the exception of rigid reactionary extreme right wingers. What I find interesting is that as social issues have gone left, these social issues have allowed more personal freedom for people... something that extreme right wingers often claim is the hallmark of their position. It is not surprising that we see hypocrisy from that extreme portion of the conservative block.

    The two that surprised me were suicide and abortion. I was surprised to see the moral support for suicide go up and for the moral support for abortion go up only slightly.
    The world moves to the socially left as lines of communication open up and people can get the words from the horses mouth rather than taking authoritarians' words for it.

    For example, now that gay marriage has been in effect for several years in this country in one place or another and people see that the ground isn't opening up and swallowing us whole and the four horsemen aren't riding in from the horizon people see truth. It's harder to preach fear into an educated populace.
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    Re: Americans Continue to Shift Left on Key Moral Issues - GALLUP

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    No, most liberals I know think they are moderates. Those far enough removed to admit they aren't moderate are far enough left that they're nowhere near the middle.
    I'd bet that 90% of Americans would identify themselves as being in the middle... that is until you ask them what they think about individual policies. The political intellectual lazy's tend to deploy a touch of narcissism when answering that question rather than political knowledge.

    Not saying there aren't people in the middle. Just saying most people have not a clue as to where they are seated so they, by default, say the middle.
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    Re: Americans Continue to Shift Left on Key Moral Issues - GALLUP

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    So, more proof of the Moral Decline of the US. Clearly our time is limited as with any Democracy when the voting public becomes morally decayed. It is a clear sign of the spread of a pandemic of selfishness and the placement of personal hedonistic desires, or even materialistic desires, above morality. We are now and have been becoming a nation of instant gratification, whether good or evil, and of "what's in it for me" for a long while now. How much time do we have left? God only knows and he hasn't been directly speaking to us for awhile (Since we nailed his son to a cross, go figure).
    Another right-wing chicken little story.
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    Re: Americans Continue to Shift Left on Key Moral Issues - GALLUP

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    yet has been around since the 1800's. it is actually pretty intelligent.
    That's your test of intelligence? How long something's been around? You must worship the intellect of incestuous behavior then.
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