Are you *Socially* Liberal or Conservative?

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Are you socially conservative or liberal?
Conservative 27%  27%  [ 11 ]
Liberal 63%  63%  [ 26 ]
Unsure 10%  10%  [ 4 ]
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14 Sep 2007, 2:28 am

Slightly conservative, but I have certain socialist principles, and I am in support of certain liberties. But I'm conservative because of the way I think criminals should be punished, the way that I believe certain freedoms should be taken away in times of conflict, and many other things. I'm also strongly against most recreational drugs, including tobacco and cannabis, and all of the hard drugs.


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14 Sep 2007, 2:38 am

Hi Mark. re the fascist thing, I suppose most social/political systems have a certain degree of force manipulation or coercion underpinning them. For me fascism takes that to extreme lengths.
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14 Sep 2007, 3:17 am

I have set up anti-abortion exhibits on my college campus. I was raised in a conservative Christian school for 11 years. My aunt teaches Christian worldview in a public school voluntary club. I voted in favor of the Texas constitutional ban on gay marraige. My family has supported focus on the family..and there is other stuff that I don't wish to share because it would be too radical.

I'm definitely a social conservative, especially on Christian right issues.

However, on marijuana, I might favor medical marijuana in a controlled environment. I think that if marijuana were ever legalized at least it should not be smoked in public. I don't want to be walking around six flags with a four-year-old kid and look down and suddenly find that the kid is stoned. Marijuana smoke has greater second-hand effect than cigarette smoke. I have never smoked marijuana myself. Outside of medical marijuana though, I am strongly in favor of all drug enforcement because drugs poison our society.

On minority issues, I am strongly in favor of accepting blacks and hispanics into our society. I'm a moderate on immigration and although I oppose Affirmative Action, I support the idea of finding ways to close the achievement gap at the lower grade levels where it can be fixed. We need to close the gap at the bottom level so we are not faced with the associated problems of injustice of Affirmative Action at the top level. Possible ideas for closing the gap at the bottom level include busing, redistribution of school funds, standardized tests, and abolishing honors classes up to the third grade. Affirmative Action doesn't heal the disease of the gap, it only treats the symptoms. We need a comprehensive plan to fix the system so we don't have to let any person into college over another one based on race or class. This is an issue where the left gets it wrong and the right doesn't get it.

On the environment, I think we should have good stewardship of the earth, but I think we can use its resources and expand cities and stuff. I favor drilling in ANWR with environmental precautions, which I see possible. I'm neutral on global warming but tend to disagree with it. I know there is disagreement about it. My Chemistry professor last year is one who doesn't buy the theory.

I usually support gun-owners rights. People should be able to own assault rifles. But I favor background-checks and think some reasonable limits should be drawn (no one should be able to own a grenade launcher. It would be like giving people the ability to call fire down from heaven.)

I think the government should be allowed to wiretap or put surveillance on people, BUT there needs to be a documented warrant that stays forever in a CIA database of records, instead of 5 people sitting around a table wiretapping anyone they want.

-although I support many women's rights, such as the right to hold public office, work, and vote, I think men should have the primary place of authority in the church and in the home, (but with women definitely allowed to participate), and some of my ideas are contrary to feminism.

-death penalty - highly charged issue, I keep my opinion to myself.

socially conservative, moderate, or very conservative?



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14 Sep 2007, 6:44 am

criss wrote:
Hi Mark. re the fascist thing, I suppose most social/political systems have a certain degree of force manipulation or coercion underpinning them. For me fascism takes that to extreme lengths.
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Indeed, by that definition facists can be found at all points along the political spectrum. Within any group there are always at least a few who believe that their's is the only one right way.


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14 Sep 2007, 12:26 pm

PERFECT!


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14 Sep 2007, 9:54 pm

I consider myself more liberal than conservative with social issues.



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11 Feb 2019, 10:47 am

I am mostly a social conservative but I do have a bit of a liberal streak in me.

My Conservative Side- I think the death penalty should be legal in certain cases, I believe marriage is between a man and a woman since I'm christian, I'm pro-life, I believe in the right to bear arms, I love God and America, I honor our veterans, I disapprove of flag burning since it's disrespectful to America, I believe there are only 2 genders, I believe safe spaces are ridiculous and create intolerance on college campuses, I believe in freedom of speech and I like capitalism.

My Liberal Side- Even though I do believe in the 2nd Amendment there should be certain restrictions, I have respect for immigrants, I believe in helping the poor, I believe that everyone has the right to healthcare and I care about the environment.



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11 Feb 2019, 11:57 am

I'm deeply conservative on most social issues, but much further to the left on economic issues; I'm an economic socialist and social conservative (rare combination, I know) in the manner of Christopher Lasch.



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11 Feb 2019, 12:55 pm

I would call myself a "realist."

I just don't believe that believing in many "social justice" things is "liberal."

I believe, more, that things like "civil liberties" should be taken for granted, and should be a "centrist" position.



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11 Feb 2019, 1:04 pm

Yup, nothing political about this topic at all.

I don't identify as either, I think they both suck.

Conservatives are a bunch of uptight war-loving racist, sexist, and homophobic religous zealots who want to go back to the good ol' days when education and basic human rights were only available to the privilaged few and rich white men had all the power in the world.

Liberals on the other hand are a bunch of drug-loving overspenders who act like they are so tolerant and support equality but are constantly putting certain types of people down (males, white people, heterosexuals, Christians, etc) and some even go so far as to say that every white person on the planet needs to be killed. Many would also rather see a fellow human being starve to death than allow them to kill any animal for food.


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11 Feb 2019, 4:21 pm

Liberal


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12 Feb 2019, 2:47 am

I'm gay and hang out naked in the sun at the beach drinking beer and smoking weed with my beach friends every chance I get, so, extremely conservative. :lol:


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12 Feb 2019, 4:17 am

Socially liberal for the most part.



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12 Feb 2019, 6:10 am

Unapologetically Liberal.

“If by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people-their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties-someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal", then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.”
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12 Feb 2019, 6:22 am

On political quizes I end up centrist...

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