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Am I a far liberal, or just slight? Or am I simply a misfit?

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I consider myself to be a slight liberal.
Liberal views: I support big government but not a huge one. I make a distinction with "big" and "huge". I support moderate regulations, especially financial and consumer related ones. I also support abortion but with many restrictions. I am against the death penalty regardless of the reason.

Conservative views: I support tort reform. I recently read a book called The King of Torts by John Grisham. I think it provides a fascinating view of class-actions whcih I believe is unethical. I am also against immigrants generally. I also support restrictions on free speech to prevent hate crimes and pornography. I also support the military.

So, am I a far liberal, or a slight liberal, or just a misfit which both parties will hate? Any answer?
 

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A Centrist who leans a little to the left.
 
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I love these kinds of posts.

I don't consider any of your conservative views to be conservative in the American sense at all except for strong national defense. I don't care if Alan Keyes was a republican. This Country was founded on Classical Liberalism and conservatives should be conserving classical liberalism. This includes states rights, freedom of association, free speech, the protection of our unalienable rights, all of which requires a society to have free will and a free market. I consider you to be very much to the American left and you would be well received by the Democrat party.
 

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I find this test an excellent report on my political and economic views. I highly recommend this test for anyone wondering their political views
 
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I consider myself to be a slight liberal.
Liberal views: I support big government but not a huge one. I make a distinction with "big" and "huge". I support moderate regulations, especially financial and consumer related ones. I also support abortion but with many restrictions. I am against the death penalty regardless of the reason.

Conservative views: I support tort reform. I recently read a book called The King of Torts by John Grisham. I think it provides a fascinating view of class-actions whcih I believe is unethical. I am also against immigrants generally. I also support restrictions on free speech to prevent hate crimes and pornography. I also support the military.

So, am I a far liberal, or a slight liberal, or just a misfit which both parties will hate? Any answer?
Your query rests in the foundational principles on which those various points rest.

For the most part, your state is far too vague to know what you believe.

For instance, you 'believe in big government, but not huge'... No way to what you mean by that. What are the core principles which determine the justification for big government, but negate any sound moral justification for a huge government.

Same for your feelings on 'moderate regulations'... and so on.

My take on the statement is that it's a grope through which the author hopes to establish themselves confortably in the 'middle'. On the erroneous premise that the 'middle' is where reason prevails; that the political center is the only valid point on the linear spectrum, because it's 'felt'' that the Middle, offer's a 'third option' as a result of being isolated from the two would-be oppossing poles.

Of course, the poles are not just political ideas... with one being as good as the next. The Political Poles rests in ideology; which rests in valid, natural principle; which the ideological right seeks to recognize and respect; and the ideological wrong, which seeks to obscure and reject those principles.

So, at the end of the day, the vaunted Centrist is one who advocates for a compromise between 'right and wrong'.


Now I am one of those people who tend to recognize that policy which compromises with wrong, is wrong...
 
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I really hate when people try to compromise and people on both sides accuse the middle. I once heard a politician calling an opponent an "extreme moderate". Such stupidity.
Also, judging from people's posts, I think I'm a slight liberal, but tending to compromise
 

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Your query rests in the foundational principles on which those various points rest.

For the most part, your state is far too vague to know what you believe.

For instance, you 'believe in big government, but not huge'... No way to what you mean by that. What are the core principles which determine the justification for big government, but negate any sound moral justification for a huge government.

Same for your feelings on 'moderate regulations'... and so on.

My take on the statement is that it's a grope through which the author hopes to establish themselves confortably in the 'middle'. On the erroneous premise that the 'middle' is where reason prevails; that the political center is the only valid point on the linear spectrum, because it's 'felt'' that the Middle, offer's a 'third option' as a result of being isolated from the two would-be oppossing poles.

Of course, the poles are not just political ideas... with one being as good as the next. The Political Poles rests in ideology; which rests in valid, natural principle; which the ideological right seeks to recognize and respect; and the ideological wrong, which seeks to obscure and reject those principles.

So, at the end of the day, the vaunted Centrist is one who advocates for a compromise between 'right and wrong'.


Now I am one of those people who tend to recognize that policy which compromises with wrong, is wrong...
what do you mean by valid, natural principle?
 
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