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ceitagh How would 'YOU' define 'conservative'? (111* d) RE: How would 'YOU' define 'conservative'? 17 Apr 00


This is a really interesting discussion. I guess I'd be labeled 'conservative' by anyone who wanted to bother labelling me. I don't think of myself that way. In one of my classes we answered a group of questions that were supposed to place us on the political spectrum somewhere...i ended up smack dab in the middle- a bit to the left, actually. This surprised my friends a bit, who had assumed I'd be somewhere in the far right because of my 'religiousity'. If it weren't for the moral/social issues, i'd probably join the NDP.

My best attempt at labelling myself would be to call myself a semi-socialist, pro-gun control, anti-big business, pro-community, pro-life, anti-discrimination, pro-welfare (within limits), anti-death penalty (i can't understand anyone who doesn't see all the life issues as being equally important), pro more support for families, feminist (in the style of the suffragettes) who would like to see more local control in government, less war, no discrimination between races (in all ways...hiring quotas strike me as being just one more way to create friction between peoples) and more consideration between varying ideologies on a purely human level. I guess I just liking siding with the 'little guy'. :-)

In my experience (and apparently in most of yours) there's a real problem with the current left-right image of politics. We are all more 3D than that narrow-visioned line.

Ceitagh


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