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PlatinumSkye
August 11th, 2009, 02:51 PM
As the title says what is your political stance/party. Liberal, Conservative, Socialist, Fascist, Independent or do you bounce between parties or perhaps do you just not care.

I see myself as a Conservative on most issues. I support a strong military defense, tougher crime laws, especially capital punishment (which I wish we in Canada still had) against abortion and same-sex marriage and against higher taxes.

Timbjerr
August 11th, 2009, 02:53 PM
I can't wait until someone derails this thread with their own self-righteous fanaticism. :P

Personally, I'm a Libertarian with some Conservative tendencies, especially on social issues. ^_^

theDIRTYAVENGER
August 11th, 2009, 02:56 PM
Mostly Liberal with a sprinkle of Fiscal Conservative tendancies.
I support gay marriage, oppose abortion except in life threatening situations, support Universal Healthcare, and am against the Iraq War.

Facism? FACISM? Are you serious???

EDIT: Capital Punishment BAD.

PlatinumSkye
August 11th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Facism? FACISM? Are you serious???


I had to prepare for any possibility.

.little monster
August 11th, 2009, 04:48 PM
*waits for closure*

I am Liberal.

icomeanon6
August 11th, 2009, 04:56 PM
I tend to be conservative, though I lean liberal on the issue of capital punishment. I oppose the death penalty for the same reason that I oppose abortion.

Morkula
August 11th, 2009, 05:23 PM
As long as this remains a civil poll and doesn't fall into a debate or flamewar, I don't see why this can't stay open.

That said, I consider myself a moderate liberal. I tend to lean liberal on most issues, but I oppose abortion (as well as capital punishment, for that matter) except in cases where the mother's life is in danger, rape, incest, etc. I'm also more conservative on some other smaller issues, but for the most part I lean toward the left.

Alli
August 11th, 2009, 05:33 PM
For the most part, I try to care less. I guess when it comes down to it, I'm some hybrid between a conservative and a liberal. I don't really care about gay marriage, but I strongly oppose abortion, unless there's a serious circumstance, and even then, I'd still prefer the adoption solution after the baby was born. That's another story, though. But yeah. Predominantly not caring.

Aurafire
August 11th, 2009, 06:31 PM
I'm conservative on most issues, especially fiscal ones. Socially, I'm more towards the center.

dotKarma
August 11th, 2009, 06:52 PM
Independent. I don't like picking a side, because there are things on every side that I disagree with and some things I do agree with. Plain and simple. Being independent really lets me keep my own opinion, too.

Esper
August 11th, 2009, 07:08 PM
There's no mistaking me for anything but liberal (more schools, fewer prisons), but I don't identify with any particular party so I would also call myself independent.

Citrinin
August 11th, 2009, 09:37 PM
I don't like to identify with any party, as none of the major ones tend to represent my views in general. I find that both the left and the right have policies that I agree with, and policies that I disagree with, and it seems to be in roughly equal proportion each side. It's also not unusual for me to oppose things that both the left and the right tend to agree on.

So yeah. Independent. XD;

Gary, the Magic Fairy
August 11th, 2009, 09:40 PM
I really just don't care about political issues, for the most part.

theDIRTYAVENGER
August 11th, 2009, 10:11 PM
This thread is impossible to answer, however. As Liberal and Conservative are both ideologies, not parties. You should have either put the thread as "What is your Ideology" and put the options as Liberal, Con, or Moderate. Or as "What is your Political Party" and asked Democratic, Republican, Green, Libertarian, and so on.

I'll revive this thread as "what is your ideology".

Ivysaur
August 12th, 2009, 12:51 AM
Social-democrat, common voter of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, with a nice share of full left tendencies (also a supporter of the Spanish Communist Party, sometimes).

Cherrim
August 12th, 2009, 06:13 AM
My views and ideals are typically pretty liberal. I probably fall somewhere in social liberalism or social democracy. I don't align solely with a particular party when I vote though--I weigh all my options each time and make my decision based on which issues I think are the most important and each party's stance on them at the time, etc.

Bianca Paragon
August 12th, 2009, 06:23 AM
I'm a staunch supporter of Third Way; whereby a political party transcends both the left and the right and assimilates elements from both in search of a better option. Though I've always been a fan of democratic socialism; I think either end of the spectrum is equally as bad as each other when taken to extremes. Do we save money; or spend money? Do we better the infrastructure for the people; or entice richer people into the infrastructure? Should people fear the government; or should the government fear the people? Any evil can be a solution and vice versa; which is why I think all systems are inherently flawed and Third Way is really the only viable option.

Cassino
August 12th, 2009, 06:39 AM
I've heard the term commu-fascist before, I think that best describes me.

Ayselipera
August 12th, 2009, 10:15 AM
I'm probably as Liberal as they come... not an ounce of Conservative in me.

22sa
August 12th, 2009, 10:23 AM
I only like facist (military ideal), left-wing (socialist ideal), and very right-wing parties (capitalist ideal). The middle parties don't have an interesting purpose.

Pikaluvr
August 12th, 2009, 11:44 AM
I'm independent... for the most part.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
August 12th, 2009, 11:48 AM
I really don't care, to be honest


:t354:TG

Rokusasu
August 12th, 2009, 11:49 AM
I don't know, I fail at the politics. ;-; So does my country's current government. So I just pick at random, or who is talking the most sense to me at the time of the voting. XD

BeachBoy
August 12th, 2009, 12:04 PM
Independent. I don't like picking a side, because there are things on every side that I disagree with and some things I do agree with. Plain and simple. Being independent really lets me keep my own opinion, too.I swear dotKarma is my twin. This this this this. D: Yeah, I'm currently independent for likes and dislikes with every side.

TRIFORCE89
August 12th, 2009, 12:16 PM
I'm centre-right, a liberal conservative (or a conservative liberal. They both mean different things depending on your location), a moderate conservative, a Red Tory, a progressive conservative, etc. In a nut shell I'm socially liberal (but the emphasis not on those issues) and fiscally conservative.

I live in Canada. We used to have a Progressive Conservative party at the federal level. Now we don't because they merged with the Canadian Alliance which is further to the right than I'm comfortable with. So, at a federal level I could vote for the new Conservative party or even the Liberal party. Have to weigh the issues and candidates at the time. Not saying the other parties aren't an option (the New Democratic Party are credited with creating our health care system afterall). But generally, due to the differences between my politics and theirs, supporting them may be unlikely unless they really impress me during an election.

In my province of Ontario we still have a Progressive Conservative party thankfully. And I'd generally vote for them. However, we lack a far-right party and as such we end up with Blue Tories in the party. The parties current leader is a Blue Tory much to my dismay. So, not sure how I'll vote in the next provincial election. Again, nothing is off-limits.

My politics generally align with one party over the other most of the time but always have to examine the candidates and issues at hand. One's politics is not necessary the same as the ideology of a political party of the same name.

xxemeneminyxx
August 12th, 2009, 01:14 PM
Im in support of a Bourgeois society! Only messing. I'm not going to mention what political party I follow but I do find the works of Marxism very interesting(which i am not in support of).

Cassino
August 13th, 2009, 07:09 AM
facist (military ideal)
Fascism is a national ideal; it's not much more belligerent than any other.
WWII happened because of nazism. If it were just fascist Italy around, there would've been no fighting.

Owl
August 13th, 2009, 07:33 AM
For the most part, I try to care less. I guess when it comes down to it, I'm some hybrid between a conservative and a liberal. I don't really care about gay marriage, but I strongly oppose abortion, unless there's a serious circumstance, and even then, I'd still prefer the adoption solution after the baby was born. That's another story, though. But yeah. Predominantly not caring.

Took the words right out of my mouth.

poopnoodle
August 13th, 2009, 09:03 AM
I try to avoid political labels, but my views on certain topics of interest lean to the left (like I am pro-choice, I support gay rights, etc etc.) Every issue is two-sided, and I am as careful and considerate as I can be in reaching a stance. I don't get too involved, though, unless someone is spewing uninformed and/or insulting sentiments.

GodofPH
August 13th, 2009, 09:47 AM
I have to say I'm a follower of the Death Eater Party. =D

= GPR =
September 11th, 2009, 06:57 AM
I am definitely more liberal when it comes to social issues. I feel like people can make their own choices in life, and it's not the govt's role to be telling people what they can and can't do with their selves.

Financially, i'm a bit more conservative. I'm not big on the porkbarreling and the excess spending. I would prefer to be more national in spending, then spending abroad.

As for war... hate it... no need for it.

Prisons, we have plenty as it is... but no need to rid of them. I fully support that people should be punished for their crimes.

twocows
September 11th, 2009, 10:32 AM
Socialism is an economic philosophy. Fascism is a social philosophy. Liberalism and conservatism are socio-economic philosophies.

Correct poll options should be such (not technically correct, but conveys the meaning in the least confusing way):
Authoritarian capitalist <-- Republican party
Authoritarian socialist <-- Socialist party
Liberal capitalist <-- Libertarian party
Liberal socialist <-- Democratic party

I am a Libertarian. I believe that people should be generally free socially, but that the best policy regarding economics is to encourage competition and reward hard work instead of distributing money directly to the population and enacting strict corporate policies.

Guillermo
September 11th, 2009, 10:48 AM
I try not to care, but if it ever came down to it, I guess it'd be liberal.

s0nido
September 11th, 2009, 02:08 PM
I honestly couldn't care less. Politics bores me, and if it weren't compulsory to vote in Australia, I wouldn't vote. Chances are, I'd probably just put in a blank vote at the ballot box once I'm eligible to vote. Politicians, in my view, are all power hungry and are just there for fame and fortune. I am happy with whoever leads our country, provided the person doesn't attempt to end civil life as we know it.

Caelus
September 11th, 2009, 09:35 PM
I could care less about politics, but my view for the most part is liberal, with very few exceptions, but primarily that.

Spinor
September 12th, 2009, 09:29 PM
Ugh what the crap is that? Can't I have my own opinions without having a Label of Stupidity?

Metatron
September 12th, 2009, 11:13 PM
Ideally, I'm a communist, although as we've seen throughout history, when communist principals are applied to a real-world situations, the ideology seems to become twisted and manipulated, leaning more towards fascism.

However, for the sake of this poll, I voted "Liberal," seeing as it covers a far wider range of political parties.

And it's "I couldn't care less," btw :3

Klippy
September 12th, 2009, 11:43 PM
I'm conservative with just about everything. Money, views, etc. I think I'm only liberal with how much sexy I allow to flow out of me.

Azonic
September 13th, 2009, 06:46 AM
If there's one thing I hate more than rap music it's Politics lol. I hate geography / politics / anything related to that. @_@ I just don't get it; I probably don't even know where Washington DC is so like, yeah.

I don't even know what all those poll choices mean (lol) so I just voted the last one (I'm about 60% sure that it's not an actual party name).

/confused

Soul Eater
September 14th, 2009, 11:30 PM
I'm not really into politics like most people. I don't understand politics so I'm kind of undecided. I am a democrat but I chose not to get involved because the idea of politics is so confusing to me. ;o;

Brofaux
September 15th, 2009, 02:28 AM
You've asked for political philosophies, not political parties.

I'm registered as an independent, but I'm leaned towards the more democratic liberal side. I support their views more so than I do that of those conservative reps.

But I'll be honest- Its always better to completely judge the opposing parties with a (near) NON BAISED view, which is very difficult, but important.

Gale
September 15th, 2009, 02:47 AM
Screw democracy, <3 technocracy. Till then, I prefer a more left-wing stance - I suppose you could say I'm a socialist. Sadly, however, the problem with the UK's main lefty party, the Liberal Democrats, is that they never go into details on their policies, so it's impossible to really know what you're getting. They're stuck in a vicious cycle - nobody ever votes for them so they never draft up decent policies, and they never draft up decent policies so nobody ever votes for them.

Instead, UK citizens are generally forced to float between voting for the conservative party and the labour party. Labour's generally quite incompetent right now, so I'd bet that everyone's going to be voting for conservative next general election.

I'm not old enough to vote, so I don't really get a choice in the matter, but if I had to vote, I suppose I would vote conservative as well. It's the exact opposite to my ideal party - but hey, if this were an ideal world, why would we need government?

Eпvy
September 15th, 2009, 07:52 AM
I call myself a liberal, but that's mainly due to my social values.

I am a strong supporter of the LGBT community and I'm also strongly against the death penalty.

But on the other hand I'm against abortion... So I'm a bit weird.

And it's "I couldn't care less," btw :3

Yes, thank you. I hate it when people say "could care less", it's now what they're wanting to say!

Forever
September 20th, 2009, 06:33 AM
I like Labour because idk why really.