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What is your political persuasion?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by The Gatherer, Jun 7, 2001.


What is your political persuasion?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Liberal

  2. Moderate

  3. Conservative

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  1. Jedi-Corleone

    Jedi-Corleone Jedi Youngling star 4

    Oct 28, 2001
    Only just turned 18, so I've never voted. Don't really know a huge amount about politics...
  2. Cailina

    Cailina Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 18, 1999
    Well I almost agree with Republicans on economics and Democrats on social policies.

    According to my US Gov and Pol AP class that makes me fiscally conservative and socially liberal and thus a libertarian. I put liberal for the poll.
  3. TheBoogieMan

    TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 14, 2001
  4. Ko_Sai

    Ko_Sai Jedi Youngling star 1

    Apr 7, 2002
    Imperial Politics of the Emperor.

    If you are going to put a polly in charge, it might as well be one that knows what he wants. ;)
  5. Champion of the Force

    Champion of the Force Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Dec 27, 1999
  6. Rogue_Starbuck

    Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Padawan star 4

    Oct 29, 2000
    In the two elections I've voted in, I have voted twice for the Labour Party; a centre-left political party. :)

  7. Admiral_Thrawn60

    Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling star 6

    Jul 8, 2000
  8. Darth_Baron

    Darth_Baron Jedi Youngling star 1

    May 10, 2002
    My stand seems that I agree with Cailina the most, I will never consider myself "A Liberal".

    I don't want anybody telling me what to do with my money or my body.
  9. Kyle Katarn

    Kyle Katarn Force Ghost star 6

    Jul 10, 1998
    Conservative, but I could be considered more of a moderate conservative seeing as how I do support some environmental causes (mainly because my Grandmother lived through the Depression and was insistant upon recycling as much as possible), I'm also in favor of immigration as long as immigrants are willing to work hard and not leech off of us as I am the descendant of immigrants myself. Things such as abortion, more government programs which are wasteful of tax dollars, and laws which are blatantly pro-union are what I am against.
  10. MailerDaemon

    MailerDaemon Jedi Youngling

    May 13, 2002
    Anyone here french (in france)?

    If so, how'd you vote.
  11. Master_of_Darkness

    Master_of_Darkness Jedi Padawan star 4

    Feb 15, 2002
    Conservative Republican. :p
  12. Kuna_Tiori

    Kuna_Tiori Jedi Padawan star 4

    Mar 20, 2002
    I don't think moderate belongs with liberal and conservative. The latter two are more like the attitude with which you approach new things, and certain opinions on a number of issues. Moderate (and its counterpart radical) is more of how fervent and compromising you are towards one side, regardless if you're liberal or conservative...

  13. Malazaf

    Malazaf Jedi Youngling star 4

    Apr 7, 2002
    I agree with whoever said the moderate doesnt belong.

    There IS no real center-- and besides, it should be more like 'Indecisive' , or ' undecided'.

    And 'far-right'\'far-left' might help.

    You should have had socialist\communist\fundamentalist ( ;) ) \ right wing extremist.. etc,etc,etc.
  14. XV426

    XV426 Jedi Youngling star 2

    Jan 24, 2001
    I lean towards the anarcho-right.
  15. Kuna_Tiori

    Kuna_Tiori Jedi Padawan star 4

    Mar 20, 2002
    Malazaf, what I meant was that moderate didn't belong with liberal or conservative, but it still exists.

    Here are a few examples revolving around Communism/anti-Communism.

    Chairman Mao Zedong of the People's Republic of China was a radical. He went to the extreme, following his version of Marxism down to the letter. And he despised the West and wanted to make war with them.

    His successor Deng Xiaoping, on the other hand, was a moderate Communist. He still believed in some Communist principles, but at the same time he was more open-minded and introduced some capitalism and improved relations with capitalist nations.

    On the other side of the camp was Senator Mc- Mcsomething, I can't remember his name. Anyways, he was an ardent anti-Communist and got thousands of innocents jailed just because of one little thing that might be Communist.

    President Ronald Reagan, on the other hand, was willing to deal with Premier Gorbachav of the USSR, and helped cool down the tension between the US and USSR.

    So you can have moderate liberals (want limited change but want to do it slowly), radical liberals (want a lot change and want it NOW), moderate conservatives (want to keep things mostly the same but willing to grant some changes) and radical conservatives (doesn't want to change one bit).
  16. Radiohead

    Radiohead Jedi Padawan star 4

    Mar 31, 2002
    I'd say moderate with certain liberal leanings. But, then again, I do have certain conservative leanings as well...

    Moderate it is.
  17. Chaos_Rose

    Chaos_Rose Jedi Youngling star 3

    May 12, 2002
    Hmm. A little difficult to say.

    I tend to be fiscally conservative, but in my view this means cutting Congress off from their pork habit and stopping corporate welfare.

    I would also fall into the conservative catgory on ethics, but as far as morals go I tend to be liberal.

    In issues such as privacy, religion, and self-determination I am exceptionally liberal/libertarian. Getting government off my back does not mean putting government under my bed, in my book case, on my computer, or in my place of worship.

    Environmental issues I don't see myself as being a tree-hugger or as a "Go Miners!" type of person. Asking a mining or timber company to determine "wise use" is sort of like asking the fox to work up a guard rotation for the henhouse: Only a fool would believe that there would be any chickens left by morning.

    To me, being moderate just means not having a very strong opinion one way or another.

    It's very difficult to pin someone into any of the three categories that you have provided. I find that those who accept "one label fits all" are content to be told what to think rather than forming opinions for themselves. This is true of the left as well as the right - Force knows I've met enough fatheads either way.

  18. Shi-Zahn_Quinn

    Shi-Zahn_Quinn Jedi Youngling star 1

    Nov 10, 2000
    How about just plain old "don't care".

  19. Draith_Starborne

    Draith_Starborne Jedi Youngling star 1

    May 9, 2002
    Here's what I think. We need a system where the politicians sit down and discuss the problem, agree what's in the best interests of the people, and then do it... Wait, didn't I hear somebody else say something like that recently?
  20. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

    May 19, 2002
    Politicians are slimy...

    Politics in general are definitely a terrible idea in the first place :) hehe, but I'm a moderate conservative. I'm very conservative morally, a typical conservative economically (God I hate the liberals' economics), and I suppose as far as the environment is concered, I could be somewhat liberal, but I just want to preserve our land, that's all...I'm not a crazy greenpeace person ;) . In general, I despise Democrats, so I would never vote for one...unless the Republican candidate was a bit too much like Hitler...but then again I really don't support the death penalty (or else my pro-life status would make no sense). But I guess you could sum up my political beliefs in that I believe in low taxes, no more ridiculous money-wasting goverment programs, better education, and a country with better morals.
  21. LittleJedi

    LittleJedi Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 4, 2001
    I'm slightly right-wing.

    And for those not too sure about some of these political terms, here are some nice simple examples for a few of them...

    You have two cows and you give one to your neighbour

    Your have two cows; the government takes both and gives you the milk

    You have two cows; the government takes both and sells you the milk

    You have two cows; the government takes both and shoots you

    You have two cows; the government takes both, shoots one, milks the other and throws the milk away

    You have two cows, you sell one and buy a bull

    ;) :D :D

    -Little Jedi-
  22. Tupolov

    Tupolov Jedi Grand Master star 4

    May 24, 2002
    I believe in Democracy and strongly oppose Facism.
  23. darth_boy

    darth_boy Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Apr 1, 2001
    theres too few choices there, what about communist!
  24. EmpressKatSkywalker

    EmpressKatSkywalker Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jun 4, 2002
    in American terms, "liberal". I'm actually completely left-wing... not easy Blair-like ways, thank you.

    SCOTSSITHLORD Jedi Master star 2

    May 19, 2002
    Mainly Trotskyist, though I also respect the theories of Rosa Luxemburg, and anarcho-bolsheviks, like Victor Serge.
    In practical political terms I support the Scottish Socialist Party.
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