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Thread: Political 180

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    Re: Political 180

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I'm quite open-minded. My opinions have changed a great deal since I've been a member of this forum.

    I used to favor a Federal ban on abortion. I no longer hold that position. My views on abortion have softened quite a bit.

    I used to think homosexuality was a kind of mental disorder and that it was a choice. I no longer hold either of those positions. I think homosexuals are fine people. I also think genetics play a large role in their sexuality.

    I used to think that the General Welfare Clause wasn't an actual authority to be acted upon by the government. I'm don't necessarily agree that it is but I certainly appreciate the arguments suggesting otherwise, especially those of Madison and Hamilton, which RNYC espoused.

    I used to be against any government welfare. Now I favor mandatory health coverage for all children. Hell, if I thought the government could actually do it right I would probably support UHC.

    Basically, you have no idea how open my mind is, and your accusations of partisanry are meritless and without substance.

    I accept and appreciate your positions. It helps give me some idea of who you are.
    I don't think that these views have been portrayed in mosts of the posts that I have read from you which I think is partially why I had the opinion that I had.
    Obviously I mischaracterized you and I apologize for that. I'll try not to be so quick to jump to judgment.
    I hope to see you expressing these views as much as other views that I have seen from you that I disagree with.
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    Re: Political 180

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I would pretty much agree with that.
    Then why would you think I'm far right on social issues? When have I advocated anything that would contradict my earlier sentiment concerning social liberalism?

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    Re: Political 180

    I can be anywhere from the center to the far-right on any given day. I've hardly been interested in politics long enough to have a set of solid opinions, not to mention to turn those opinions around.

    I don't think I could ever be a liberal though. Maybe I could be a libertarian, but that's not exactly a 180.

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    Re: Political 180

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Well....I guess that's how we are different. You are a partisan hack that engages in personal attacks. You do understand that its a sign of weakness right?
    lol. Ask around about me, buddy. You'll find people on both sides of the aisle on this site that would say I'm one of the most reasonable posters on this site. It's just that I only attack retarded posters.
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    Re: Political 180

    I unregistered as a Republican in 2004 and became an independent. I still vote for some Republicans, depending on the candidate. It's about even.

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    Re: Political 180

    Yeah when I was a kid, I used to think liberalism was cool. I mean, what kid wouldn't? Forced fairness, everyone gets a share, no one's feelings get hurt. But then...something amazing happened. I grew up and realized life isn't all rainbows and unicorns, and someone's got to pay for all this ****. And since no political party was exactly what I wanted, and the terms Libertarian and Independent were both as vague as their platforms...I created the Epic Party. Taking a page from Teddy Roosevelt I created my own political party. My life has been a chaotic blur of awesomeness ever since. But in terms of political views, I guess it was a 180, I'm now a happily estranged minarchist with nothing to lose but my Nation.

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    Re: Political 180

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    I unregistered as a Republican in 2004 and became an independent. I still vote for some Republicans, depending on the candidate. It's about even.
    I did that to get local republicans to put me on the ticket for local office...it still hasn't worked.

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    Re: Political 180

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    For example, the reaction of the right wing to the current administration is constantly showing me how unreasonable I was during the Bush years.
    Objective much? It's that kind of "Bi-Partisan" "See both sides of an argument" attitude that's KILLING this Nation, Mr.! You'd better unmess yourself and choose a party like a good little sheep...I mean, American!



    kudos to you.

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    I used to be a hardcore libertarian from the time I first began thinking about politics when I was about 10 'til I was about 21. I would say studying the social sciences catalyzed me becoming more fiscally liberal. My views on social issues have never changed significantly, though.

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    Yes, I was not only an extreme Christian rightists and social reactionary, but a a Christian Reconstructionist who favored the restoration of Old Testament law as well as the use of military force to establish Christendom in conjunction with the theocratic kingdoms of the Bible. My views were almost parallel with those of the Calvinist theologion Rousas John Rushdoony, who I still regard as a rather interesting figure. My political apostasy was in many ways joined at the hip with my religious apostasy; I was a standard rightist "libertarian" as most people in the U.S. would define it, then was a social democrat, and eventually shifted into anarchism.

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