posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 11:21 PM
The spectrum doesn't exist for people to follow it. It's a way of measuring what people believe relative to each other. For example, massive amounts
of people are left-leaning. That's why we have aa place for them on the measurement scale, i.e. the liberal area. Same for moderates and
conservatives. It'd be inefficient and useless to describe someone's position on every issue when talking about their politics, so we shorten it to
'conservative' or 'liberal' and know we're in the ballpark.
Amagnon-politicians talk about what they want or forsee for the future ALL THE TIME.