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    Re: Left or Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Too many conflicting definitions for me to be able to answer this question coherently. I am first and foremost an authoritarian and a progressive; I consider myself beyond the petty dichotomies of democratic politics.
    So I guess Kori would be "up" and "left"

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    Re: Left or Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Does it matter? I mean what's the difference between a little bit to the left, and a little bit to the right? Also, since those terms don't have concrete definitions what is right, or left, or center to someone, may not mean that to someone else. It seems like a pointless argument to me.
    Well, it's not an argument. And I said using the "American political spectrum" to define left and right....
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    Re: Left or Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Well, it's not an argument. And I said using the "American political spectrum" to define left and right....
    The problem I have with the "American political spectrum" is that it is very contradictory. Believing in State's rights and a small federal authority is considered "right wing" and using that metric, I'm pretty far right of center.

    But I'm also quite socialy liberal with regards to how I would like my own State to operate, which would put me left of center in some people's eyes.

    I even did a poll once to determine how people viewed me and what I got was generally centrist with some people thinking left of center, others thinking I'm right of center, and some thinking I'm dead center.

    At teh same time,I consider myself pretty far right, using the State's rights argument, with the caveat that I believe in constitutional amendments which preserve equality and civil rights and place a limitation on individual States from passing laws that oppose this principle. (i.e. jim crow laws)

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    Re: Left or Right?

    I usually test out to be a center-right social moderate.
    ”People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.” --- Ben Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Sterotypes are mostly based on truths.

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    Re: Left or Right?

    Another problematic aspect of using the American definition of left and right would leave the American right opposing everyone else but the taliban, left or right, around the globe.
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    Re: Left or Right?

    On a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being the most conservative and 10 being the most liberal....I would put myself at about an 8...maybe a 9
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    Re: Left or Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Another problematic aspect of using the American definition of left and right would leave the American right opposing everyone else but the taliban, left or right, around the globe.
    I assume you mean far right....
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    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
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    Re: Left or Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    Like Alexander Hamilton?
    "It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government."--Alexander Hamilton

    ....even the biggest leftist of that day and age......would never pull a lever for a Democrat today.
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    Re: Left or Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    "It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government."--Alexander Hamilton

    ....even the biggest leftist of that day and age......would never pull a lever for a Democrat today.
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    lol Hamilton a leftist...you said it yourself, it was "that day and age." The modern labels we apply to liberals and conservatives today had almost no meaning back then.

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    Re: Left or Right?

    Left and right are pretty much the same with a few variations. What is being called the "center" in this discussion? What is far left and what is far right?

    There are far too many variables.

    There should be a none of the above or better yet, a neither because I'm informed.
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