I know that I have been called a liberal here on this forum.. and I dont really care...
I am a fiscal conservative but to me being a fiscal conservative means a fair and equitable tax code and trade policy, it means subsidies that benefit the taxpayer... not the corporations... it has less to do with how much we are spending.. it has more to do with how intelligently we are spending and who is benefitting from that spending.
I am a social liberal in the fact that I believe that personal issues such as drug usage, religion, marriage, sexual preference should be government free. Gun onwership should be a right to the lawabiding citizen, The war on drugs abolished, Welfare regulated to basic necessities and free of luxuries, Universal health coverage, Fat fooks and drug abusers surtaxed for healthcare, Womens rights respected in ALL aspects, Affirmative action tempered with financial status and merit.
I refuse to call myself a liberal because I have conservative views, I refuse to label myself a conservative because I have liberal views..... using both sides of the spectrum I avoid narrow minded football-fan type Rah-Rah mob mentality.
The people that I see throw around the socialist/commie/liberal /lefty label as an isult are usually the ones who cant stand anything but Lock-step thought patterns.... "if your not with us yer agin us" mentality.
Most so called conservatives here are pro big spending /big government.. as long as it is legislating the way they see fit and spending on the things they like.. to me that is about as far left as you can get. I wont be called a left liberal by a person that has gone so far extreme tyrannical left they THINK they are on the conservative right.
Last edited by signcutter; May 30 2012 at 10:50 AM.
"There comes a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part, you can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies on the gears, and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus. And you've got to make it stop