View Poll Results: How Emotional Are Political Positions?

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Thread: How Emotional Are Political Positions?

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    Re: How Emotional Are Political Positions?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I think it mostly depends on the person and even then depends on the specific issue as well.
    Exactly.

    Abortion can be nothing but emotional . . . but capital punishment might come as a purely logical-consideration. (A - B = C thought process to arrive at said conclusion) . . . and so on.
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    It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
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    Re: How Emotional Are Political Positions?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It depends on the individual's ability to reason and project his views into the future and see the natural ends of his desires. Generally, I'd say that most people vote with more emotional and idealistic tendencies than rational and intellectual ones.
    Idealism isn't necessarily a bad thing. May in fact be rational. I would hope that people have some ideals.

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    Re: How Emotional Are Political Positions?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Idealism isn't necessarily a bad thing. May in fact be rational. I would hope that people have some ideals.
    Idealism isn't a bad thing when practiced at the personal level. I do believe it's a mistake when it comes to deciding on national leaders, because idealism is based in desires and wants, and not on objectivity and actual limitations.
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
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    Re: How Emotional Are Political Positions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I think most, therefore Ivoted 8. Most people don't tbink about their politics any more than they do about their religion.
    I consider my self an 8 since I feel passionate about those things i espouse tho i can also use reason on that. I voted 9 because there are those who do not use it very much.
    An Enlightened Master is ideal only if your goal is to become a Benighted Slave. -- Robert Anton Wilson

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