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    On What Issue(s) Do You Agree With The Other Side?

    For the vast majority of my posts I am either agreeing with my fellow liberals or debating against conservatives. However, that does not mean I always disagree with the conservatives. As a liberal with a libertarian bent, I am a proponent of decentralized power. This doesn’t mean I want governments weakened against corporate control, only that I think citizens are generally more trusting of their local and state governments than they are of a centralized system ruling over 300 million. If citizens felt more like government was ‘the People’ rather than some nefarious outside entity then our energy could be better focused on seeking solutions rather than fighting each other. Also, different regions hold different values. Can’t help but wonder if this country would be better split up into 4 or 5 different nations, considering the differences in values.

    So, on what issues do you agree with the other side of the political spectrum?
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    re: On What Issue(s) Do You Agree With The Other Side?

    Ugh, how do I edit a thread title?
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    re: On What Issue(s) Do You Agree With The Other Side?

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    re: On What Issue(s) Do You Agree With The Other Side?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    For the vast majority of my posts I am either agreeing with my fellow liberals or debating against conservatives. However, that does not mean I always disagree with the conservatives. As a liberal with a libertarian bent, I am a proponent of decentralized power. This doesn’t mean I want governments weakened against corporate control, only that I think citizens are generally more trusting of their local and state governments than they are of a centralized system ruling over 300 million. If citizens felt more like government was ‘the People’ rather than some nefarious outside entity then our energy could be better focused on seeking solutions rather than fighting each other. Also, different regions hold different values. Can’t help but wonder if this country would be better split up into 4 or 5 different nations, considering the differences in values.

    So, on what issues do you agree with the other side of the political spectrum?
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    re: On What Issue(s) Do You Agree With The Other Side?

    Could a mod edit the title to include ‘the other side’? Thanks.
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    re: On What Issue(s) Do You Agree With The Other Side?

    The biggest thing dividing left and right at the moment is free healthcare.

    I don't favor free healthcare because the government will screw it up. Look at VA healthcare. Sometimes the VA does okay and other times they completely screw it up. You're gambling every time you use it.

    We really like out health savings program were me and my employer both contribute to a health savings account and I can draw from it for health related issues. Why can't something like this that works be expanded instead of giving us a trillions of dollars a year program that's an experiment at best?

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    re: On What Issue(s) Do You Agree With The Other Side?

    : ....thinking.....still thinking

    I'll get back to this question after I come up with something




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    re: On What Issue(s) Do You Agree With The Other Side?

    Don't really have a "side" since I'm independent, but here's what I believe that fits something from both "sides" (I think):
    * Free trade (with some caveats, such as addressing dumping, etc.)
    * Low taxes in concert with a smaller government
    * Right for two adults to marry no matter their sex or orientation
    * Tackling climate change
    * Right to own certain firearms for personal protection, hunting, and leisure
    * Freedom of speech but not freedom from the consequences of exercising certain speech
    * Decriminalizing drugs such as marijuana
    * Effective criminal justice reform
    * Pulling back our presence around the world, militarily (stop empire building and/or policing people of other nations)

    That's a start of a list anyway...
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    re: On What Issue(s) Do You Agree With The Other Side?

    My politics are quite mixed.

    hard line on immigration.
    Pro choice
    Fiscal conservative
    Pro gun control
    Small government advocate
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