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Thread: how would you judge the partisan lean of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

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    how would you judge the partisan lean of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

    https://www.eff.org/about/history

    https://www.eff.org/about

    After familiarizing yourself with their history, how do you categorize this organization?

    1) Leans strongly right
    2) leans slight right
    3) Non-partisan
    4) Leans slightly left
    5) Leans strongly left

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    Re: how would you judge the partisan lean of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    https://www.eff.org/about/history

    https://www.eff.org/about

    After familiarizing yourself with their history, how do you categorize this organization?

    1) Leans strongly right
    2) leans slight right
    3) Non-partisan
    4) Leans slightly left
    5) Leans strongly left
    Damn, you could make an argument for left, right and libertarian.
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    Re: how would you judge the partisan lean of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Left and right are terms that are not particularly useful, I find. The EFF champions free speech. That is a position embraced by both the left and the right. Unfortunately, our politics involves shoving everything into a partisan hole, and then dividing ourselves up merely based on that partisan designation instead of the actual merits. It comes out on the side of anonymous internet use (and thus protects groups like Anonymous) and supports Wikileaks. I imagine that elements like that will label them left leaning.

    It is a terrible shame that free speech and privacy need to be subject to partisan politics.
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    Re: how would you judge the partisan lean of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Damn, you could make an argument for left, right and libertarian.
    social conservatives likely wouldn't agree with the right lean. This is why I would say either non partisan or slightly left.

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    Re: how would you judge the partisan lean of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

    I would say that they are a specific topic lean, and like myself, have specific positions on specific issues that are unrelated to "leans".

    This presumption of (mandatory - self imposed) partisanship is really affecting us all, and not for the good. Look at some partisan posters - if the right does it it's automatically good even when it obviously isn't. Same for the lest. What every happened to individual thought process?

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    Re: how would you judge the partisan lean of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    social conservatives likely wouldn't agree with the right lean. This is why I would say either non partisan or slightly left.
    You can get to defending "rights" from a right wing perspective. Without looking more into what they are actually working on, specific cases and such, I can't judge if they are actually defending rights, but you certainly can argue that type position from a right wing perspective. It is odd, but I end up in odd congruence sometimes with some of the conservative posters on the board, but we get to those congruent positions from entirely different sets of logic.
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    Re: how would you judge the partisan lean of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I would say that they are a specific topic lean, and like myself, have specific positions on specific issues that are unrelated to "leans".

    This presumption of (mandatory - self imposed) partisanship is really affecting us all, and not for the good. Look at some partisan posters - if the right does it it's automatically good even when it obviously isn't. Same for the lest. What every happened to individual thought process?
    This is the motivation behind this thread

    I posted a link from that organization and a liberal poster discounted it immediately as an extreme right wing website because it was critical of Obama and his call for a transparent government.

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    Re: how would you judge the partisan lean of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    https://www.eff.org/about/history

    https://www.eff.org/about

    After familiarizing yourself with their history, how do you categorize this organization?

    1) Leans strongly right
    2) leans slight right
    3) Non-partisan
    4) Leans slightly left
    5) Leans strongly left
    Seems to be issue based rather than partisan.

    Edit: Therefore Non-partisan.
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    Re: how would you judge the partisan lean of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Seems to be issue based rather than partisan.

    Edit: Therefore Non-partisan.
    The only partisanship I see in this thread is the OP's assumption that left/right is a form of partisanship.
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    Re: how would you judge the partisan lean of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Copyright protection is a big issue, IMHO. Many "file sharing" sites are available for obtaining copyrighted material; that is not "free speech" if it is aiding theft of cpoyrighted intellectual property. I often wonder when I post links (on this forum) to music, art and video material if I am doing so legally; I never claim the work as my own or (intentionally) alter it but I do share (links to) it without paying any royalties.
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