View Poll Results: What kind of Conservative are you?

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  • I am a Paleocon

    10 20.83%
  • I am a Neocon

    6 12.50%
  • I am a moderate Conservative, willing to compromise

    10 20.83%
  • I am a Goldwater Conservative, unwilling to compromise

    8 16.67%
  • I am a Tea Party Conservative

    9 18.75%
  • I am a Social Conservative

    5 10.42%
  • I am a Fiscal Conservative

    26 54.17%
  • I am a Libertarian leaning Conservative

    21 43.75%
  • I am a religious Conservative

    6 12.50%
  • I am an (OTHER) Conservative - Please explain.

    14 29.17%
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Thread: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

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    Re: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

    I'm a fiscal conservative. I favour a small government who takes care of the most important jobs. However, I'm not libertarian, because I believe government should have more jobs than protecting liberty. For instance, governments should make sure that the market runs efficient and prevent market failures. Government should provide good education for the cirtizens although we shouldn't prevent private schools. Government should help people who can't help themselves.

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    Re: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

    Fiscal conservative, pretty much (to a point) social liberal/moderate.
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    Re: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

    I am a Paleocon: Dunno...Maybe? Depends how you define it.
    I am a Neocon: Dunno...Maybe? Depends how you define it.
    I am a moderate Conservative, willing to compromise: I think so...
    I am a Goldwater Conservative, unwilling to compromise: Don't think so...
    I am a Tea Party Conservative: Don't really know what that is...
    I am a Social Conservative: Not on most issues...
    I am a Fiscal Conservative: Yes, I think so.
    I am a Libertarian leaning Conservative: Yes, I think so.
    I am a religious Conservative: I'm not really religious at all, or rather I don't really know if I am or am not...So probably no.
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    Re: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

    Hard to answer.

    Paleoconservative, neoconservative... well perhaps I am paleo until someone says they are going to destroy us then starts refining uranium in a manner suitable for bombs, and building ballistic missles...then I'm a neocon.

    Moderately conservative? On some things. I've come to the conclusion that a progressive tax is tolerable, as long as the progression isn't too steep and the top tax rate isn't unreasonable.

    Barry Goldwater.... facinating chap. Different era though, things have changed a lot.

    Social conservative? In my personal life. On certain issues, like gay marriage and abortion, I'm socially conservative. On others, like drug legalization, I'm closer to libertarian.

    Fiscal? Yup, except as noted above.

    Tea party? I'm not sure that the tea party platform has been sufficiently defined yet that I'd want to identify with them, though I have strong sympathies toward them.

    Religious Conservative? Well I'm religious, and I am personally conservative in the religious sense. My religious views do shape some of my political views to a degree, but I'm hardly a theocrat.

    Libertarian-leaning? Yes, on some things. I have some reservations about some of the ways Libertarianism is often applied/interpreted, but I think I'd prefer a libertarian gov't to the mess we've got now... maximizing personal freedom is very appealing. One problem I have though, is that I tend to think our current system is so incompatible with full-scale Libertarianism that a patchwork of the two would likely be unworkable: L'tr is sort of a package deal.

    I suppose I'm an "Other", since you didn't include categories named "Complicated" or "Rootebega".
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    Re: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

    My good friend, radical attorney Ron Kuby referred to me as an "anarcho-capitalist"

    that works. I tend to be more libertarian than anything. Maybe with a touch of objectivst as well. But I find some of the libertarians make mountains out of molehills too. I also find bible thumpers almost as odious as parasitic socialists and other wealth stealers except bible thumpers don't cost me wealth or the freedoms I cherish the most.



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    Re: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

    mostly:

    Libertarian
    Fiscal
    & Other (strict constitutionalist/strong federalist)

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    Re: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

    Most of those don't really mean anything, except whatever you want them to mean.


    To paraphrase Scott Brown, I'm a Dav conservative.

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    Re: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

    Domestically I am libertarian leaning conservatism more or less, and foreign policy wise I am a hawk, which makes me a neo-con as well.
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    Re: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

    Tea party, libertarian on most social issues, and strongly fiscally conservative.

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    Re: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

    I marked social, fiscal, and religious so I guess I believe in the old conservative values

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