posted on May, 30 2012 @ 12:08 PM
I get a bit bothered by people whom pop into threads and suggest that the right and left in politics is an illusion, there is no difference, etc etc
These people may have some validity in a few areas (such as fiscal responsibility...laugh loudly when they say one side is and the other
isn't...neither of them are. endless history shows this to be true).
But, there are very quantifiable differences between the sides.
Some questions to ask them when they pop in and suggest there is no difference:
Do you believe women should be able to get an abortion?
If yes, go left, if no, go right
Do you believe a constitutional amendment should be set in place to forbid homosexual marriage?
If yes, go right, if no, go left.
There are a dozen other issues that has no middle ground, no its the same either way...(feel free to post some so the people can see the
I do believe that a person can have views on both sides..someone may not care about marriage, but not want abortions to be allowed..or visa
versa...but to suggest on every discussion that taking a left or right viewpoint is an illusion is just being intellectually lazy.
This is madness...its also a rant (if a mod decides to toss this in rants..but it is a wrench tossed into almost every issues thread that comes
But, I would like actual issues that contrast greatly the left and right...try to be as impartial as you can when laying out the differences.