9. The general good
With the added comment that I do not believe supporting the commonwealth means anarchy or unbridled humanitarian interest .. rather it means what is best for our country as a whole "the general good" - how would you define what is best for our country as a whole .. or have you even thought about it? In other words, what is best for our country .. absolute freedom for the individual, the good of the commonwealth
or some mixture of both - if it's a mixture do you think the commonwealth or absolute individual freedom is slightly more important or are they both equally important?
Oh by the way, according to your position on the political compass (part of the research i did in one of my posts) you are not exactly a Libertarian (see below):
And 70.2% libertarian (comparing from "pure" Authoritarian, which would be a score of 10, to "pure" Libertarian, which would be a score of -10)
For giggles I went back and looked at mine to and here it is:
My score fell in the "Libertarian Left" quadrant ...
My political compass score was:
Economic Left/Right: -5.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.36
Below is what my chart looked like:
So I am 56.2% left wing (I'm less left wing than you are right wing)
I am 12% libertarian (I am less libertarian than you are)
So I'm less like a true to a libertarian than you are and l ess like a left winger than you are like a right winger - Probably why other online surveys rate me as a centrist (although I am usually on the outskirts of being a centrist- being more libertarian and more left than most centrists)
So we are definitely more similar when it comes to the libertarian (governmental social issues control aspect) than we are similar on economic issues (that difference is like night and day)
Does this all sound right?
I am just trying to understand how what you feel is ethically right in terms of economical issues and its no wonder we can never see eye to eye since we value different things economically speaking - it's like we are arguing from two different rule books, lol!
So what's the middle ground?
Probably me caring more about individual freedoms economically speaking and you caring more about the commonwealth economically speaking