posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 03:23 PM
I feel that ultimately it is pointless in perpetuating the idea that there is indeed a "liberal" and "conservative" side. We're all just people.
People make good and bad decisions. There has yet to be one politician with whom I completely and utterly agree or disagree. They're just people
trying to make decisions that they feel are right. Their biases get in the way just like the rest of us. Pidgeon-holing people into their
"parties", however, ends up just causing more damage. They all, after all, are most likely friends. When it comes down to it, they're coworkers.
Look at Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton being all buddy buddy after they're out of office.
I can see the world through both perspectives, but neither is right. As with most things in life, a middle ground is more realistic. Going to the
extremes shuts you off from compromising. Ultimately, we should focus providing choices for everyone, you know freedom. Whether those choices be
about drugs, abortion, marriage, religion, etc. As long as consent is present in all situations, the result of that situation will not be abuse, and
that, in my opinion, is all that matters. I don't care if you're pro-choice, pro-life, against drugs, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, black, white,
whatever. None of those matter, because they're all predicted by geographical location and societal organization. Just as long as people have the
choice to be/do what they want, and understand that everyone has that choice. We should live in a world where we teach people about everything, and
once given the information allow that individual to make the decision for themselves.
Blanket statements like this topic do more damage than good for both sides. It makes "liberals" come out to bash "conservatives" and vice versa.
Regardless of the label you try to prescribe, we're all just humans. These political affiliations are just illusions, which further divide and
conquer us, so that we don't try to promote peace, as we are too busy fighting amongst each other. Just my opinion of course.