I was raised in a Conservative household, still liberal.
I mean, some of my views on issues like guns have changed but i'd still broadly identify myself with Lib Dems rather than Conservatives.
I think part of it is what can someone be 'conservative' about in UK? Taxes and Immigration ... and crime. That is pretty much it.
"If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in quite a different world" - Christopher Hitchens
> Good to be back, but I'm only visiting for a few weeks. <
I'm 41, will be 42 next month, my mother was Republican my father leaned socialist. I sorted out between various forms socialism, conservative, environmental, libertarian, and any others that i could get. I decided on a sort of utilitarian libertarian with the issue of rights being one of the Great Lies like Justice, Law, ... hmm, that gives me an idea.
Last edited by Baralis; 08-11-09 at 12:41 PM.
As old as my tongue, younger than my teeth.
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language...No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." - John Donne
The U.S. is 80% urban, with both republicans and democrats having notable amounts of supporters in both rural and urban areas. Republicans tend more towards rural and democrats urban, but even states that are primarily urban/rural still have a reasonable political party split.Our country is nealy 50/50 rural/urban and lean.