I saw a post the other day wondering if ATS is just a gathering place for democrats - Well, the answer is not quite as simple as that. First, why
people define others and themselves within the broken partisan system still, I'm not quite sure, but let's go into some of the reasons ATS might be
liberal-in-thought on many of the issues.
Let's go over the motto here - "Deny Ignorance "
Now, when talking about some modern issues, let's define "ignorance": Here are some things I believe to be ignorant - This is keeping in mind the
constitution, logical reasoning, modern society, law, etc:
Infringement of privacy concerning health, sexual relations/preference, religion.
Disagreeing with separation of church and state
Denying beyond-a-shadow-of-a-doubt scientific evidence.
Now, the list above - In my own opinion, according to logic, modern society, according to laws, and within the constitution itself, are forms of
ignorance. As such, we, here at ats, according to our own motto, seek to ( or should seek to ) reject being ignorant, with at least some of the forms
Now, being accepting of gays and other minorities, upholding the constitution in these ways, logically accepting scientific data.. These may paint you
as a liberal, and if this is all that defines a liberal - I'm proud to be branded one!
On the other hand? ATS is NOT full of extreme left-wing progressive atheistic democratic socialistic commies, like some would like to think.
Look up how many stars and flags posts on God and religion receive.
Look at the discussion on firearms. This community is VERY pro-second amendment.
Look at how many people speak of religion, spirituality, christianity, and the like.
Look at how many have their own personal ideas/opinions yet don't force them on others.
My analysis ?
We have people of all sorts who mingle here - people who have learned to deny ignorance and reject the ways of their parents - for instance. We have
a great and diverse community in my opinion.
Plenty of straight, pro-life, christian/religious people have opinions that apply to them.
I.E. They are against abortion, and would never get one/support their partner having one
They respect the rights of others to make own decisions about their own health, and believe in our constitutional right of privacy.
I fall into this category myself.
I do not believe ATS to be as liberal/left leaning as some imply. Tolerance/acceptance of others, and upholding the constitution as our forefathers
wrote it does not fall to a specific party, it's an individuals choices and actions that shape them, and there's no way to define everyone within this
far too old two-party system created to divide us.
Thanks for reading, hope ya'll have a good mid-week.
edit on 3-2-2016 by deadlyhope because: (no reason given)