posted on Aug, 27 2006 @ 08:16 PM
Ok, first off I'd like to just say that there is no link to some stupid
quiz or soemthing like that, I say this since the thread title makes
me think of that kind of thing.
Over the last few years, and the last six months especially, I've noticed,
or atleast devoted more attention to the fact that the nation is becoming
polarized to such a point, that it seems there can only be two types of
people, Far Left/Democrat and Far Right/Republican.
This of course bothers me immensly seeing as the majoirty of people in
this nation don't fit into these definitions, true enough there is a noticable
split with Democratic/Liberla voters and Republican/Conservative voters.
This polarization has started to lead to the ruining of careers of those
politicians that are moderates, and not believers in the ideologies of the
far direction of there respective parties.
Anyways, this got me to thinking, just where along the line does a person
whom is liberal fit if they don't follow everything that the major part of
the party does.
For instance, I myself am a Liberal, but I agree with more conservative
opinions on a few things, primarily the illegal immigration problem.
Because of this people have based me on one opinion before and just
assumed everything about me on the one opinion they here.
Examples for both leanings being thusly;
In my government class I stated my opinions on what should be done
about illegal immigration, and that I supported the second ammendment
right (to bear arms), and I was than accused of being a close minded
In my Social Issues class I stated my opinions on gay marriage and
abortion, and I was immediately labeled as a liberal commy, I kid you not,
I was actually called that by a 17 year old.
Anyways, because of this polarization far to many people have started
making opinions about people without knowing hardly enough to even
start doing so.
So, to help enlighten any members, and non-member readers that a
Liberal can have some conservative opinions/beliefs, I ask you, my fellow
self described liberals this, on a scale of 1-10, 10 being scarily leftist,
what would you rate yourself...That's a joke by the way.
What I really am interested in seeing is the opinions of others on this,
and where you stand, do you supprt Liberalism/Democratic party regardless,
or are you more moderate.