Im a right leaning American, yes.
Im a left leaning American, yes.
Im not American, yes.
Im a right leaning American, no.
Im a left leaning American, no.
Im not American, no.
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
As for your "point of centrism" comment-wow. Are you saying you look at the spectrum and then form your views based on being in the "center" of them? How is that anything but purely reactionary?
Last edited by US Conservative; 08-11-14 at 11:18 PM.
Onetime U.S. allies in Sunni Awakening sit out new Iraq conflict - LA TimesWith much of Iraq now besieged by an Al Qaeda splinter group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Shibib is in no hurry to pick up his weapons again. To do so, he said, would be to defend a corrupt government that has cast aside or jailed his former fighters and systematically oppressed his fellow Sunnis.
“If ISIS were to show up here, I would step aside and point them in the direction of the Green Zone,” Shibib said, referring to the former U.S.-run enclave in central Baghdad that is now the seat of the Iraqi government. “If they have any quarrel, they can take it up with them.”
It was your man Bush who yelled "bring it on" and flew a fighter jet onto a carrier to give a speech behind a mission accomplished banner.
And today we see the results. Results matter...I think it is Fenton that always says that.
Last edited by iguanaman; 08-11-14 at 11:47 PM.
I have an idea to resolve the earlier argument about the poll options. There are many people on this forum who don't identify with either the left or the right, myself included. There are considerably less people who are not Americans on the forum, as Telekat pointed out. I think we should scrap the poll options most people list and replace it with something like this:
I lean to the left, yes.
I lean to the right, yes.
I do not lean significantly left or right, yes.
I lean to the left, no.
I lean to the right, no.
I do not lean significantly left or right, no.
Notice the key word that is underlined, bolded, and in italics. Significantly. Like US Conservative pointed out, the majority of people lean one way or the other, but in many cases, this lean is not significant enough to bother mentioning. I, for example, lean almost imperceptibly to the right. I put a higher priority on economic issues than on social issues, so I could, just barely, be said to lean right. I don't see how this is even remotely significant enough to mention, but the polls usually only give options involving a lean.
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