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Political Affiliation? posted 19 October 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by Grantaire, Moderator

If you're not an American, or you're too young to vote, just answer with the cloest to what you are. view post


Political Affiliation? posted 21 October 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by AjDeath, Didact

I consider myself a small "r" republican. <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->

In the literal sense of the word, I am very liberal, or at least I see myself that way. view post


Political Affiliation? posted 21 October 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by Taliesin, Peralogue

I continue to shock people with my veer towards liberalism... not that I was ever really conservative, just more undecided.... view post


Political Affiliation? posted 21 October 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by Da-krul, Auditor

I lean much more to the Conservative party of Canada. view post


Political Affiliation? posted 24 October 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by Decius, Commoner

I vote Green most of the time, but in Austria the Green party is a parliamentary party with over 10 % and sitting in a state government, not the crazy small third party it is in the USA <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) --> view post


Political Affiliation? posted 24 October 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by DarkMatter, Peralogue

The first time I voted it was on a almost communistic party, the second time it was on the green party. Next time I will vote for those who want more neuclear power. Only one party in Sweden want that. view post


Political Affiliation? posted 24 October 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by neongrey, Peralogue

I vote Liberal to keep the Conservatives out, but secretly wish I could vote for the Green party.

Which is pretty much what everyone I know did last election, too. view post


Political Affiliation? posted 25 October 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by mulch, Commoner

I clicked Conservative because that is the closest to my own way of thinking, however I truly believe that party politics should be banned and all representatives should be independant and represent the peoples that vote for them. view post


Political Affiliation? posted 27 October 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by Edge, Peralogue

I went for Democrat. I wouldn't agree with all of their policies but they are probably closest to what I like. view post


Political Affiliation? posted 27 October 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by Wil, Head Moderator

I am pretty much a die hard liberal. I believe that the social issues are the ones that will shape what our country is over the years. People won't look back on us and say "wow, their budget wasn't so great", they'll look back and say "The made a whole group of people Second Class". Social concerns are most important.

Even if we got rid of parties, I don't think it would change much. America is so centered around Democrat and Republican that we could never escape from it. The terms would never disappear and we would just have "Independent Conservative/Republican" or "Independent Liberal/Democrat". That's my two cents on the issue. view post


Political Affiliation? posted 28 October 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by Alric, Auditor

I'd call myself a Kennedy Liberal, which is to say that I would have been a liberal many, many years ago. These days, I don't hold to an association as I think most of the "dyed in the wool" postions are 1 part right to 9 parts wrong. US politics is becoming ever more divorced from the reality of life, social, economic and even safety concerns. It's odd. view post


Political Affiliation? posted 29 October 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by drosdelnoch, Subdidact

To be honest Ive been watching the run up to the elections quite a bit as Im quite interested in the way its going, Ive also noticed that there is a bit of controversy surrounding Chaneys firm's clean up of Iraq with the contract not being tendered and just given directly to them.

Funny how these thing occur when it seems to be voting time. Thats one problem that I have with politics, I hate the mud slinging. I also think that it would be a better system if it wasnt really just a two horse race, there should be a few others that the people can vote for, that way it could throw a spanner in the works and the people could then put the policies that they agree with into the seat of power. view post


Political Affiliation? posted 30 October 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by Wil, Head Moderator

to be fair, the Haliburton issue has been in the news since the invasion of Iraq.

I deffinately think we need more horses view post


Political Affiliation? posted 04 November 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by Aesmael, Candidate

Seems an appropriate time to ask: Anyone care to explain what Republican/Democrat means/stand for in an American context? view post


Political Affiliation? posted 08 December 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by Wil, Head Moderator

Democrat: In favor of a bigger federal government, (federal government running big programs like social security, etc). Also usually Pro-choice, pro civil rights, anti-death penalty, more liberal on the social issues.

Republican: In favor of a small federal government and having more control by the States. In favor of privatizing social security, (I think). Tend to be conservative on social issues, anti-abortion, marriage between man and a woman, etc.


if anyone else has anything to add, please feel free. view post


Political Affiliation? posted 08 December 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by Aesmael, Candidate

Quote: &quot;Wil&quot;:1ex25tlz
if anyone else has anything to add, please feel free.[/quote:1ex25tlz]
Something about what social security would be nice. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->
Apologies for the inquisitiveness, but opportunity knocked. view post


Political Affiliation? posted 08 December 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by AjDeath, Didact

Quote: &quot;Wil&quot;:3g5lxd49
Democrat: In favor of a bigger federal government, (federal government running big programs like social security, etc). Also usually Pro-choice, pro civil rights, anti-death penalty, more liberal on the social issues.

Republican: In favor of a small federal government and having more control by the States. In favor of privatizing social security, (I think). Tend to be conservative on social issues, anti-abortion, marriage between man and a woman, etc.


if anyone else has anything to add, please feel free.[/quote:3g5lxd49]Yeah, conservatism really isn't that simple nowadays. Neo cons seem to say and do two different things. Smaller gov't? They keep making it bigger and more invasive than ever. And being conservative on social issues means bringing religious beliefs into the realm of politics. Not good.

[edit] I appologize for the typos, I obviously did not check the spelling of the original post. view post


Political Affiliation? posted 09 December 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by Wil, Head Moderator

I feel there is a difference between moral beliefs and religious beliefs. I do not thank that all Republicans are necessarily religious. I do not think that it follows that if you are conservative on social issues it means that you are combining church and state. There are secular arguments for every debate.

Neo cons seem to say and do two different things


To be fair, so do many Democrats. I think it is a politician thing.


social security:A government program that provides economic assistance to persons faced with unemployment, disability, or agedness, financed by assessment of employers and employees. view post


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