View Poll Results: Should we add "slightly Republican" to the political lean on Debate Politics?

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Thread: Debate Politics change in political lean?

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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    If by "government" you mean the government of the U.S., of course that is not true. I would like to see a far smaller and less powerful federal government, much more like the one our Constitution designs and authorizes. Part of the reason collectivists resent this country, even while they choose to take up space in it, is that its Constitution does not authorize the centralized control of the economy they want. Their solution, like Mr. Obama's, is just to ignore the Constitution and have increasingly lawless government.
    Overall, sure, you're advocating for a smaller government, but I suspect that (like everyone) there are specific tasks you'd prefer the government to increase its presence in.
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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Necessity will always dictate the expansion of government.
    I have no idea what that means. We are free to decide how large a federal government to have.

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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Overall, sure, you're advocating for a smaller government, but I suspect that (like everyone) there are specific tasks you'd prefer the government to increase its presence in.
    You suspect wrong. I am part of that everyone, and there is nothing whatever I want more federal involvement in. You should speak for yourself, and not presume to tell other people what they want.

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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    You suspect wrong. I am part of that everyone, and there is nothing whatever I want more federal involvement in. You should speak for yourself, and not presume to tell other people what they want.
    You don't want increased border protection?
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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    When filling out my Bio, I wanted to list my accurate political lean. I am not slightly conservative, but I am more Republican than a centrist. Political tests put me at "right-leaning centrist". However, my right-leaning views aren't really conservative, more general Republicanism. I'm a social liberal too.

    What do you guys think? Could we add the choice "slightly Republican"?
    If you're a centrist, just leave it blank. Being slightly republican is like being a little pregnant.
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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    I have no idea what that means. We are free to decide how large a federal government to have.
    And we have decided to give the government the power to expand.
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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I'm "slightly conservative" and nobody thinks that about me. If they do, they're an idiot. Why worry about idiots?
    I guess you're right

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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Can I assume you were an infantryman in the Army? Or are you still?
    Yes, I was an infantryman in the Army National Guard, also reclass to Intelligence (35 MIKE)

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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    I'm not sur political parties should be considered leans. That said, I think it should be a text field where people can type what they want.
    I like that idea a lot. I wanted to identify myself as a 'classical liberal' which is what I am ideologically, but there is not that option. Libertarian - right is the closest to that on the options offered but it really misrepresents who and what I am and creates misunderstandings among those who choose to characterize me via political leanings. Most conservatives consider me socially liberal and most Libertarians consider me socially conservative.
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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Everything's relative. Keep in mind US political lean may be further left or right of international leans of the same name.
    That is a very good point

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