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How do you perceive yourself

OT Politics Self-perception

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Poll: *Overall* how do you perceive yourself? (71 member(s) have cast votes)

*Overall* how do you perceive yourself?

  1. Extremely Conservative (2 votes [2.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.82%

  2. Mostly Conservative (13 votes [18.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.31%

  3. Moderately Conservative (12 votes [16.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.90%

  4. Dead-Center Moderate (4 votes [5.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.63%

  5. Moderately Liberal (8 votes [11.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.27%

  6. Mostly Liberal (16 votes [22.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.54%

  7. Extremely Liberal (4 votes [5.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.63%

  8. Nonchalant, but oh so dashing! (12 votes [16.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.90%

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#41 Bad Wolf

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 09:26 PM

Okay.  That's a hard line to walk but I think I pretty much agree.
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#42 prolog

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 01:06 PM

I'm in favour of state-owned corporations (but not *all* corporations, of course - the Canadian model works well enough), universal health care, strict environmental policies, strict gun laws (you can own 'em, but you need a license), and a strong military.

You know, if not for that last one, I think I'd fit into the "extremely liberal" category.  Oh hell, I still fit. *goes to vote*

#43 Cardie

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 01:21 PM

I think you can be a liberal and believe in a strong military dedicated to defending your country from attack.  It's when you want a strong, aggressive military to attack those who don't see things your nation's way that it's hard to maintain liberal cred.

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#44 prolog

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 02:49 PM

Ah, good.  Yeah, Canada's military is something of a running joke, and sadly, the only ones that want to do anything to repair it are the Conservatives, for whom I absolutely cannot bring myself to vote.

I wish the White Rhino party were running.

#45 Nick

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Posted 20 June 2004 - 09:59 AM

Interestingly, as of this posting, there are the exact same number describing themselves as at least somewhat liberal as there are those who are at least somewhat conservative.

Although, the conservatives tend to view themselves as slightly more moderate.

:cool:

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#46 Drew

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 01:38 PM

MuseZack, on Jun 18 2004, 09:19 PM, said:

In my mind anyway, it means being respectful of different cultures and traditions without pretending that every one is equally worthy-- for example, to not treat bride burning and clitoridectomy as interesting traditions that shouldn't be judged.

Closer to home, it means putting less of an emphasis on ethnic "identity politics"-- treating a person's race as the most important thing about him or her.
I'm so in agreement with you on these things. (Though I wouldn't limit "identity politics" to race.)

But I'm still to the right of you, I reckon.  :cool:
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#47 Nick

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 09:17 PM

Drew, on Jun 21 2004, 02:36 PM, said:

But I'm still to the right of you, I reckon.  :cool:
Really?  I don't see that at all. :p

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