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Which U.S. political viewpoint do you align yourself most closely with?

Democrat (left-wing, liberal, etc)
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Green Party / Environmentalism
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0 (0%)
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Political Viewpoints
« on: June 07, 2019, 08:42:12 pm »
Title. This is a question that I've been curious about for a while. My personal thoughts on this topic are below.

I tend to be all over the map in terms of my political viewpoints, but there are a few things for me that are pretty consistent. Listed out below...
  • Individual liberties should be protected. Protection of liberties is of the utmost importance.
  • People should be able to live their lives without their race, gender, sexual orientation, etc, hindering them or benefiting them in any way.
  • Though the government has financial problems, these need to be solved with smarter spending of our own money, rather than more taxes.
  • The environment should be one of the highest priorities for a governmental administration.
  • Assault weapons should be banned. Weapons in general should be controlled in a more meaningful manner.
  • Privacy should be protected.
  • Education should be affordable for all.
  • Countries should focus on issues at home before turning their attentions abroad.
I could go on about my viewpoints, but those are the main ones that I can think of right now. Typically, my viewpoints tend to line up with that of a libertarian, to an extent. However, I've never voted for a libertarian candidate, as I don't trust any of them to win an election, and I'd rather not throw my vote away. I tend to vote democrat because I trust that they'll protect individual civil liberties more, but I wouldn't say I fully align myself with their viewpoints. I'm actually fairly dissatisfied with their management of the economy and their lack of regard for privacy. I would fault them on corruption, but corruption seems to be an issue of both main political parties, rather than just them.

This can be a heated topic at times especially in our current political climate, too. I don't think any of us on this site are at risk of getting into extremely heated arguments with one another, but, before we discuss, I'll make you all aware of the description of this board, that states that "some issues may be sensitive".

Would love to see what the political makeup of this site looks like. I included as many options as I could think of, but there may be some that I missed.

As a side note... I'm actually really surprised this topic has never been posted in this forum before! I would have thought it would have came up at SOME point.
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Re: Political Viewpoints
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2019, 10:31:10 pm »
  • people can have rights
  • privacy is good
  • healthcare shouldn't kill people in pursuit of profit
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Re: Political Viewpoints
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 12:40:32 am »
Hmm. I have a lot of viewpoints and am very opinionated about them, but when it comes to creating policies affecting an entire population, a ton of things need to be taken into account that I haven't studied, and so in the end I don't have any political viewpoints. I can maybe take one of those online tests to see how my general views on life and morality combine with the factors lying between ideas and policy and where that would place me on the compass if more people are interested in this discussion.

(I also come here in part so that I specifically don't have to be in these kinds of discussions, but I'm not sure how true my behavior is to that...I did just post in this thread, after all. ;) )
« Last Edit: June 10, 2019, 12:51:31 am by Sherkel »