Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by The Gatherer, Jun 7, 2001.
Only just turned 18, so I've never voted. Don't really know a huge amount about politics...
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.
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.
In the two elections I've voted in, I have voted twice for the Labour Party; a centre-left political party.
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.
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.
Anyone here french (in france)?
If so, how'd you vote.
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...
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.
I lean towards the anarcho-right.
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).
I'd say moderate with certain liberal leanings. But, then again, I do have certain conservative leanings as well...
Moderate it is.
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.
How about just plain old "don't care".
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?
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.
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
I believe in Democracy and strongly oppose Facism.
theres too few choices there, what about communist!
in American terms, "liberal". I'm actually completely left-wing... not easy Blair-like ways, thank you.
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.