posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 09:51 PM
reply to post by greencmp
The way I see it, there are roughly four ways you can slice it:
Social conservative (pro-life, pro-straight marriage, etc.).
Fiscal conservative (low taxes, low government spending, etc.)
Social liberal (pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, etc.)
Fiscal liberal (higher taxes, higher government spending, etc.)
Anyone can be any combination of fiscal/social, though there are exceptions. There was a nice story on NPR a few days ago about fiscal conservatives
leaving California but maintaining their social liberalism in new states. You should give it a read.
Talking heads like to pigeon-hole our society as either republicans or democrats. We're much more complicated than that. However, given current
campaign finance law, you'll rarely see anything on the national ballot beyond D or R.
This country needs something other than a co-opting of the major parties. It needs better government. It needs about 500 more congressmen to better
represent the people and their varying political affiliations.