Law School Discussion

Nine Years of Discussion
;

Poll

Would you say you are?

Socialist / Communist
 2 (2.6%)
Far Left
 14 (18.4%)
Liberal
 28 (36.8%)
Moderate
 11 (14.5%)
Conservative
 14 (18.4%)
Far Right
 3 (3.9%)
Fascist
 0 (0%)
Other
 4 (5.3%)

Total Members Voted: 52

Author Topic: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum  (Read 4931 times)

Ladyday

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 1931
    • View Profile
Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2004, 01:21:05 PM »
Schoomp and I could almost be the same person

I'll have to pick moderate too then - mostly because I am just opposite of Marista :-)

I am liberal on social issues (abortion, gay marriage, legalizing drugs) but conservative on financial stuff (welfare, taxes, death tax).  I'm also pretty conservative on state's rights and 2nd amendment rights.  But I am liberal as far as the Bush War, attack of the right wing bandits, in that I don't think it should have happened and very much for the seperation of church and state...


thechoson

  • Guest
Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2004, 01:31:25 PM »
Libertarian.

Social liberal, fiscal conservative. Cut taxes cut taxes cut taxes

Legalize gay marriage, women's right to choose, very firm on these 2.

Sosua

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 102
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2004, 01:52:50 PM »
Social Liberal

Fiscal.... torn.

I like taxing, and I like spending.  But I like balancing budgets even more than spending.  I support an income tax in Texas; we need it desprately.

schoomp

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 603
    • Yahoo Instant Messenger - schoomp
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2004, 01:57:20 PM »
What I am wondering is why is there no party that is liberally social and finacially conservative!  I hate voting for democrats cause I know that I will be supporting fat people in scooters and people that can't figure out how birth control works but at the same time if I vote for republicans, I can kiss my right to have an abortion (thus no one else's money would be spend on me) and my right to be any religion I want away. 

Ginatio

  • Guest
Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2004, 02:00:33 PM »
I'm a political mutt... an eclectic mix.

I usually take a stance on an issue by issue basis, so it's hard to identify with any categorization in the spectrum.

legalization of drugs... hell no. we live in a society of excess. can you imagine the havoc that easy access to narcotics would wreak?

abortion rights... only in certain cases and not after a certain period of time where the fetus has developed

corporate taxes... should be inflated on the corporate side for non-essential industries such as fast-food, cigarettes, alcohol, etc. and less for things like clothing, food, etc.

gay marriage... it's a conflic between democratic ideals and sociological theories, but i'd have to say no to gay marriage. civil unions, maybe, with certain provisions. for example, should gays be allowed to adopt? i'm not so sure...

welfare... good idea, but improperly applied.

personal taxes... i'm fine with tax rates before the cut, bush's tax cut was moronic. tax everyone equally. if you make more, you pay more, but it's fair on a percentage-basis. as for welfare related taxes go... i wouldn't mind paying them if the welfare system was a bit more effective.

corporate governance... i'm for public (watch-dogs, "muckrakers", etc.) monitoring of corporate activities and laissez-faire intervention by government but with harsh censures for any wrongdoing.



stt

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 47
    • View Profile
Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2004, 02:05:53 PM »
I usually take a stance on an issue by issue basis, so it's hard to identify with any categorization in the spectrum.

This is where I'm living, as well.

MaroonOut2005

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 1666
  • Attending: Notre Dame
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2004, 02:06:37 PM »
Libertarian, since it isn't up there.

Thanks and Gig 'Em,
Jason

Phillip79

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 75
    • ICQ Messenger - 0
    • AOL Instant Messenger - PhillipBach79
    • Yahoo Instant Messenger - Phillip_Bach
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2004, 02:30:22 PM »
I would broadly label myself a conservative, although I'm more of a "neo-conservative" on foreign policy, and liberal on some civil rights issues. 

Foreign policy (the war against terrorism) is by far the most important issue to me now.  The domestic issues that used to seem so important before 9/11 now pale by comparison.

jgruber

  • Guest
Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2004, 02:32:05 PM »
I'm a post-liberal neo-conservative on some issues, but on other issues I'm a modernist constructional liberterian.

Phillip79

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 75
    • ICQ Messenger - 0
    • AOL Instant Messenger - PhillipBach79
    • Yahoo Instant Messenger - Phillip_Bach
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2004, 02:36:17 PM »
I'm a post-liberal neo-conservative on some issues, but on other issues I'm a modernist constructional liberterian.

I sympathize with the Libertarian party on a lot of issues, but my team-player political mentality keeps me in the GOP.