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Originally posted by iwilliam
Congratulations, OP. You think seem to think for yourself at least enough to not have to follow some official party platform. You can make up your mind on individual issues, regardless of what the "conservative" or "liberal" position might be. Myself being what some might call a "pro-gun liberal" I find that to be awesome.
But that said... why feel the need to put any kind of label on yourself? That's part of their game.
If you're an independent thinker, you're better than that.
You're a free-thinker. There's your label. Enjoy it.
PS-- You should re-think your stance on the social programs, IMO. At least you don't sound extremist about it, like many. But some of those programs are filling some very real needs for a lot of people, and I am convinced things would not be better if they were done away with. Maybe reformed, somewhat.... but not gone. Other than that, you sound like my kind of thinker....
Originally posted by WaterBottle
reply to post by bjax9er
Cutting military spending is liberal? Um no...it's actually fiscally conservative.
"Separation of church and state" (sometimes "wall of separation between church and state") is a phrase used by Thomas Jefferson and others expressing an understanding of the intent and function of the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The phrase has since been repeatedly cited by the Supreme Court of the United States.
Jefferson wrote, "I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.
Originally posted by Swills
And the above posters are the exact reason as to why you shouldn't ever choose a side. Stay out of their silly arguments and labels.
Just do you.