View Poll Results: Your Political Classification

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  • Democrat

    7 12.73%
  • Republican

    6 10.91%
  • Liberal

    12 21.82%
  • Conservative

    8 14.55%
  • Socialist

    3 5.45%
  • Communist

    2 3.64%
  • Libertarian/Independent

    14 25.45%
  • Progressive

    11 20.00%
  • Moderate

    11 20.00%
  • Other

    15 27.27%
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Thread: Political Classifiation

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    Re: Political Classifiation

    Well...I believe many people are curious about why he (Obama) hides so much all the time...be it his place of birth or his college transcripts. They are legitimate questions and deserve legitimate answers, not stone walls. He is also a bit arrogant about most everything. He's not exactly presidential.
    He doesn't hide everything. I swear to God, he's on TV more than Leno.

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    Re: Political Classifiation

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    So would you then take away your Independent Lean?

    People are complex and can be quite interesting. What really interests me is the hidden "why" behind their beliefs. Rarely, very rarely, am I told that "why". Why is someone a socialist? What hidden set of "whys" are common among socialists/liberal/conservatives/etc?
    I don't consider "independent" to be any sort of political party but rather an individual that chooses to think for themself. Or as Merriam-Webster puts it... not dependent... not subject to control by others... not affiliated with a larger controlling unit... The Why is obvious considering the current state of our politics...

    But I did change my "lean" to Other so as not to confuse anybody...
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    Re: Political Classifiation

    It would be nice if there was a way to differentiate between political classification and personal classification. It irritates me that candidates always assume (maybe rightly so) that everyone wants to vote for someone who agrees with their personal beliefs.

    I'd like a Presidential candidate to say (and mean): "I support and will diligently defend states' rights. I will support and diligently pursue shrinking the role and the expense of the federal government. And, I support being actively involved in world affairs, but I prioritize control of our own borders and domestic issues over small international issues". If they can prove they're serious, I'll like them. Their personal beliefs and lifestyles wouldn't much to me if they'd get the federal government out of everyone's business.

    I'd like a Congressional candidate to say (and mean): The same things as the President except that while they are pursuing those things, they'll also actively work on behalf of my individual state. If the law exists, I want my state to be well represented in taking advantage of it. No state should have more rights than any other state.

    I'd like a State candidate to try to keep the state government fairly small, but to be more involved in issues of choice.

    I'd like a local candidate who reflects the will of their community. And, I would support much more spending at this level if the Federal government was much more out of the picture.

    So, I'd be slightly liberal locally (fiscally and socially), somewhat conservative (fiscally and socially) at a state level, and very conservative (fiscally) federally with no tolerance for social agendas.

    Personally, I'm fairly conservative socially.
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    Re: Political Classifiation

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Truth be told I dont know what I am anymore...I think im looking for a description of the way I feel and what I believe in right now...who'd a thought after all these years....
    I feel the same way.

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    Re: Political Classifiation

    I consider myself a Republican (Conservative first) but politically lean Libertarian-Right.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Political Classifiation

    I'm generally a Progressive, but I have some views that would be considered very Moderate if not Conservative.

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    Re: Political Classifiation

    I love the way the left gets "progressive" and "liberal" to chose from. Hahah, six of one or half a dozen of the other. Think real careful before chosing guys.
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    Re: Political Classifiation

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I love the way the left gets "progressive" and "liberal" to chose from. Hahah, six of one or half a dozen of the other. Think real careful before chosing guys.
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    Re: Political Classifiation

    I've chosen "liberal", "moderate" and "other".

    I'm not American, so I am certainly neither Republican nor Democrat.

    I'm more or less in the center, or slightly left of center by German standards, so I say "moderate". That would make me "liberal" by American standards, as the center in America is more to the right.

    Another reason for chosing "moderate" is that I disagree with many on the left about radical change. I'm no fan of radical change, I prefer evolution within the system. Because chances are when you change too much fundamentally, you throw out the baby with the bathwater and end up with a worse situation than the one you wanted to improve.

    Also, I don't like too strong partisanship and polemics, or aggressive debate culture. I think that makes me "moderate" too. At least that's my ideal, I may not always live up to it.
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    Re: Political Classifiation

    I was forced to choose moderate....simply because you grouped independent/libertarian, and these things have very little in common.

    I think myself an independent, because I think they all have major issues in one way or another, thus I vote by issue, instead of party.


    I am Independent of party!

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