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#1 12 years ago

I am what you would call a liberal republican in the United States. While I am for the most part against wasteful taxes, I support liberal ideas. But there is a catch. I like to think of myself as standing on top of a fence. An explanation?

I disagree with abortion. I think it is irresponsible. Yet, I support it. How can someone be against something and support it? I guess it follows the ideas of libertarianism. We like to think that the average Joe shouldn't have the right to impose their morality on someone else. Just because I personally disagree with abortion doesn't mean I should be able to prevent someone else from getting one. I may look down upon them for their choice, but I recognize their right.

I disagree with drug use. I think it is reckless, irresponsible, and stupid. Yet again, I support the legalization of drugs that are not harmful to other people, and generally not too harmful to yourself. Again, as much as I disagree with drug use, I recognize peoples right to live the way they want.

I think the middle ground, the top of the fence, is the right path to choose. While you can still think negatively of peoples actions, for most things we shouldn't have the right to impose our view points on their lives.

Can anyone relate to this? While I think myself to be pretty conservative, I support liberal ideals. So that makes me both in a sense. In my opinion, if most people would just butt out of other peoples lives, the world would be a better place. Their are limitations. When the actions you take interfere with the lives of other people, or seriously endanger your own life, that is when we must draw a line.

Another issue is gay marriage. Really, I don't support it. I don't agree with homosexuality. Yet I recognize it, and quite frankly don't care if you want to get married or not.

I'm religious, believe in God, yet I accept evolution. I look at both from an objective view-point, and I try to be unbiased for or against both.

Sometimes I just wish people could take the middle ground on issues. The world would be much less annoying. People need to stop interfering with other peoples lives.

That is all.




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#2 12 years ago

What about the war in Iraq? How do you stand on that?




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#3 12 years ago

In probably any other democracy, you'd fit into the category 'Centrist'.




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#4 12 years ago

Juding from that you are a centrist (neither a liberal, democratic socialist, conservative or support of a religious party) , the only problem you have is your fantastic two party system that keeps from having a whole collection of smaller and larger parties who all get a chanche to get into the parliament and receive a number of seats according to the percentage of people voting in them.

You are stuck with having to chose the lesser of two "evils" , look at both party programs (or a third party though that pretty much is a wasted vote in the USA, which is a BIG shame) and compare. Then vote for the party that shares your opinion on most stances. Keep in mind that it is easier to leave the law as it is then to change it so you might wish to vote on the party that in your eyes is more progresive.




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#5 12 years ago

Liberation always means that someone else is loosing some of his Livestandard,and most times it are those that had even nothing before. My guess is that Liberal People are something like...a Wheasel or a Fish,wet like Water they are always "adapting" to something,but the Problem is,if its Politic most time they do it without any Compromise.




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#6 12 years ago
RHSRunner88I think the middle ground, the top of the fence, is the right path to choose. While you can still think negatively of peoples actions, for most things we shouldn't have the right to impose our view points on their lives. Can anyone relate to this?

I can relate to that in part. I believe that the "fence" is the best place from which to look at both sides of the fence, and as such, is the ideal starting point. But to me it is more an issue of morality than politics. What we believe to be right and wrong is what most of our political beliefs are based on. My own morality only questions what is harmful to other people, and that stems from using the middle ground as a starting point.




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#7 12 years ago
RHSRunner88I am what you would call a liberal republican in the United States. While I am for the most part against wasteful taxes, I support liberal ideas. But there is a catch. I like to think of myself as standing on top of a fence. An explanation? I disagree with abortion. I think it is irresponsible. Yet, I support it. How can someone be against something and support it? I guess it follows the ideas of libertarianism. We like to think that the average Joe shouldn't have the right to impose their morality on someone else. Just because I personally disagree with abortion doesn't mean I should be able to prevent someone else from getting one. I may look down upon them for their choice, but I recognize their right. I disagree with drug use. I think it is reckless, irresponsible, and stupid. Yet again, I support the legalization of drugs that are not harmful to other people, and generally not too harmful to yourself. Again, as much as I disagree with drug use, I recognize peoples right to live the way they want. I think the middle ground, the top of the fence, is the right path to choose. While you can still think negatively of peoples actions, for most things we shouldn't have the right to impose our view points on their lives. Can anyone relate to this? While I think myself to be pretty conservative, I support liberal ideals. So that makes me both in a sense. In my opinion, if most people would just butt out of other peoples lives, the world would be a better place. Their are limitations. When the actions you take interfere with the lives of other people, or seriously endanger your own life, that is when we must draw a line. Another issue is gay marriage. Really, I don't support it. I don't agree with homosexuality. Yet I recognize it, and quite frankly don't care if you want to get married or not. I'm religious, believe in God, yet I accept evolution. I look at both from an objective view-point, and I try to be unbiased for or against both. Sometimes I just wish people could take the middle ground on issues. The world would be much less annoying. People need to stop interfering with other peoples lives. That is all.

That is EXACTLY how I think. :D Cool. I have been looking for someone that shares my ideas, and i found that someone ;)




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#8 12 years ago

I agree with you. I too am standing on top of the fence, but there's a thing about standing on the fence, it's pretty hard to stay on it.You lose your balance once in a while and you gotta wave your arms to regain it or else your going to fall on one side or the other. I'm just going to leave you to try and interpret that little metaphor.




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#9 12 years ago

The Middle Ground is not always correct.




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#10 12 years ago

And neither is the Left, Right, or any other area. That's the trouble with it all.




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