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CaughtintheMiddle1990
03-18-2011, 11:23 PM
Thought this was an interesting discussion which sort of began in my other thread.
Most of you here are Conservatives, others may be Libertarians, some may be Moderates, others like myself Liberals (or Neo-Cons depending on who you ask), and we even have some Communists and Socialists.

So--
How do you define your own political affiliation. If you're a Conservative or Libertarian or Liberal or Socialist or Communist, what do those words mean to you?

MrsSmith
03-19-2011, 02:57 PM
Thought this was an interesting discussion which sort of began in my other thread.
Most of you here are Conservatives, others may be Libertarians, some may be Moderates, others like myself Liberals (or Neo-Cons depending on who you ask), and we even have some Communists and Socialists.

So--
How do you define your own political affiliation. If you're a Conservative or Libertarian or Liberal or Socialist or Communist, what do those words mean to you?
A conservative is one who is willing to work hard and save to meet goals. They will lend a hand to those in need, and give generously if at all possible. They believe in self reliance and taking care of their own. They have no problems with paying a fair amount of taxes to cover necessities, like roads and education, but get sick of government waste and overspending, and endless entitlement spending on those that won't get off their butts.

nightflight
03-19-2011, 05:33 PM
Liberal means statist.

Bubba Dawg
03-19-2011, 07:37 PM
I see politics in terms of freedom and self reliance.

I want to choose for myself what I do. I expect to provide for myself and my family and to suffer or enjoy the consequences of my own choices. I expect to reap my own harvest.

I believe in community to accomplish those things that I cannot do for myself. I will pay for the common defense but beyond that and certain basic needs of the community, I am responsible for me and mine.

I also will fight to protect myself and my family and I consider anyone who stands in the way of my doing that to be an enemy.

I believe in the right to be left alone by the powers that be.

Constitutionally Speaking
03-19-2011, 09:35 PM
Thought this was an interesting discussion which sort of began in my other thread.
Most of you here are Conservatives, others may be Libertarians, some may be Moderates, others like myself Liberals (or Neo-Cons depending on who you ask), and we even have some Communists and Socialists.

So--
How do you define your own political affiliation. If you're a Conservative or Libertarian or Liberal or Socialist or Communist, what do those words mean to you?

I define liberals today as statists - in favor of nearly complete government domination of the private sector.

I define conservatives as constitutionalists - strict construction constitutionalists.


I identify myself as a conservative.