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copper1
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Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Fri Jul 21, 2000 9:44 pm

I know this can be sort of a touchy subject but what the heck. I do not want this to turn into a right vs. left battlefield I simply want to know where you fall within the political landscape. I, like the majority of Police Officers, support politicians who are described as being right of center. That is not to say however that I do not support some left wing ideals such as universal healthcare.

Please update the scoreboard after your post.


Right wing - 1 Left wing - 0



Copper1
 
Aussiemite
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Fri Jul 21, 2000 10:27 pm

Australia has free health care...

US is a very weird country.. you guys can own fully auto weapons.. were not allowed to own repeating weapons (ones u have to make an action to reload)
then again how often do we have shootings.. probably 5-6 a year in a country of 19 million

Regards,

Aussiemite
 
v jet
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Fri Jul 21, 2000 11:23 pm

Probably best described as a little left of center, so
Right wing - 1 Left wing - 1
 
dk
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Fri Jul 21, 2000 11:48 pm

I am more left of center also....however the older I get the more I seem to get closer to the center and on to the other side!! (on some issues that is). So make that:
Right wing - 1, Left wing - 2
 
Hamlet69
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Sat Jul 22, 2000 12:11 am

Gotta say I'm pretty far left on mostissues. There are some that I am very centered, or even a little right. But, definitely:

Right wing - 1, Left wing - 3

Hamlet69
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sabenapilot
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Sat Jul 22, 2000 1:02 am

This is a difficult issue you know...
In the USA I would be considered as far left, but where I come from (Belgium) I am considered as moderate left. Depends on what you take as a reference...
Judge for yourself:
I am in favour off:
free social security
free healthcare
abortion
euthanasia
gay marriages
a state controled free market economy.
etc.
All these issues can look very far left for you, but in my country they are all on the political agenda of the current government (they are already or will be accepted very soon.)
 
NKP S2
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Sat Jul 22, 2000 1:08 am

Conservative Populist...so I guess I'm Right Wing. BTW, it is NOT legally possible to own a fully automatic weapon in the US...whomever stated such has their wires crossed. Semi..yes, fully...no. BTW, in the US, most big city police cheifs are decidedly left of center--though the indivdual officers are not.
 
mls515
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Sat Jul 22, 2000 1:55 am

"To be conservative at 20 is heartless and to be a liberal at 60 is plain idiocy."
-Winston Churchill


UP YOURS WINSTON!

I'm conservative, center right. And I vote too!


mls515
 
N863DA
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Sat Jul 22, 2000 2:16 am

Christian, American, Pro-Gun, Ultra-conservative (Right-wing, even for a Republican) Southerner. So I guess you could say I'm to the right of Genghis Khan. (Against abortion EXCEPT only after RAPE, against Gun Control etc., For non-government controlled Free Market Economy... because if the government has a say then it a hybrid Central & Free Market economy - a mixed economy.)

As NKP S2 says, it is not legal to own fully automatic weapons in this country. You can own semi-autos but not fully autos.

Right Wing - 2; Left Wing - 3.

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chris28_17
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Sat Jul 22, 2000 2:27 am

Okay, im a righty, very conservative. I feel most liberals are just socialists that havent come out of the socialist closet yet... and as far as those who consider themselves "middle of the road" well, in my experience, if your in the middle of the road your gonna get run over... i respect those who can stand up and call themself a liberal or conservative, but most people are too afraid to say so, they just say, Oh, im not right or left, im middle of the road.

take off your skirt and stand up for something

CHRIS

Right-3 left-3
 
777YYC
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Sat Jul 22, 2000 2:36 am

I consider myself slightly left of centre.
I'm not some union nut!
 
n4khgirl
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Sat Jul 22, 2000 3:10 am

I would consider myself pretty right of the center (republicanish)...
 
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Sat Jul 22, 2000 3:46 am

Center-Left or Left-Center

Centrist on Fiscal and Defense matters
Left on Social Issues

What concerns me most is the Hezbollah wing of the Republican Party...my apologies to the real Hezbollah  

Here's a couple of Republican euphemism:

Youthful indiscretion - fooling around (adultery) at the age of 40...sorry Henry.

Revenue Enhancements - Tax increase...ask David Stockman.

 
lax2000
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Sat Jul 22, 2000 7:32 am

Whats wrong with socialism!

Left wing...

I still think Gores a poor choice for president. What a personality! Maybe I'll vote for Nadar.

Bush reminds me of the jock frat boy types that would pick on me in JR High school because I was punk. He makes is dad look like, well......

Besides the fact that Clinton lost the trust of all of America I think he did a great job as president. To bad his health care reform didn't pass.

I think we will find most presidents from here on out will get something dug up on them or busted for something. I mean come on Hilary's accused of making an anti Semitic comment 25 years ago..ooooohhhh. Has campaigning boiled down to just finding the dirt on your opponent instead of actually having something new to say.

Politics are now officially as gross as the entertainment industry. Politics are the entertainment industry.

I still don't understand why sports stars make millions of dollars while teachers in L.A start at 26,000 a year, A city in the state with some of the worst test scores in the country.

Republicans only seam to care about lowering taxes. I would be happy to pay more taxes to get free health care, higher education standards Programs for the arts like in Canada. (Americas kids are simpletons compared to the rest of the world) just look at the way I write.

When I was in Europe last year all I saw was McDonalds, The Gap even Staples, It will be real great when the whole worlds a huge Wal-Mart. Why do other countries want to open these box type stores?
Maybe next time I go to Milan I'll be able to buy ice cream from Baskin Robins and rent a video from Blockbuster.

Sorry for the rambling. My brain usually short circuits around this time on Fridays at work..

Peace Love & Anarchy! and L1011s
Adam....
 
critter
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Sat Jul 22, 2000 8:41 pm

Like N863DA, I too am a gun carrying, anti-abortion, Pro death penalty, far right wing Christian Conservative. However, I live only a few miles north of the Mason - Dixon line. Who said that the North and the South couldn't agree on anything. I am regestred Republican but vote for the one who stands furthest to the right. I haven't seen any liberal Democrat any where near the right in some time however.

critter
 
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Mon Jul 24, 2000 12:38 pm

I'm right.
 
Guest

RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Mon Jul 24, 2000 4:35 pm

KEEP IT LEFT
 
chris28_17
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Tue Jul 25, 2000 1:14 am

I always wondered why we call ourselves either Right, or Left...

i think it would be less confusing if we just say "Right" or "Wrong"

CHRIS

 
 
Aussiemite
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Chris28_17

Tue Jul 25, 2000 1:48 am

you do realise Right wing is Nazi Left wing is communist.. id prefer to be a commy over a nazi
 
NKP S2
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Tue Jul 25, 2000 2:26 am

You're deliberately distorting the issue by tethering the terms to their most extreme proponents....Try another angle.
 
777YYC
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Tue Jul 25, 2000 2:27 am

Both extremes are bad.
That's why I'm in the middle.
 
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Tue Jul 25, 2000 2:42 am

Nature balances out and extremes have less chances to survive. I believe that both directions have it´s good and bad but the best solutions are found somewhere in the middle.
 
v jet
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Tue Jul 25, 2000 3:59 am

Oh No Critter..I never would have guessed 
 
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Tue Jul 25, 2000 6:47 am

Ted Kennedy or Jesse Helms?

Ted Kennedy...pretty sure who'll have a good time unless you prefer lynching...  
 
NKP S2
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Tue Jul 25, 2000 7:16 am

I can understand some people's dislike of Jesse on account he is not wishy-washy nor politically correct enough or that he annoyingly reflects his constituents views rather than ramrodding big government "solutions" through...but I've yet to see or hear of an instance where he proposed lynching. Hmmm. On the other hand, keep your daughters from dating Ol' Ted unless she's a real good swimmer.  
 
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Tue Jul 25, 2000 9:33 am

Right wing.
 
Aussiemite
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Keep Up The Good Work

Tue Jul 25, 2000 11:24 am

great to see that the US a country which was a major force in the downfall of german nazism is so right wing.. keep up the good work fellas.. I'd prefer to be living under a communist goverment then the US.. did you know that 55% of US registered voters in fact dont vote because they no longer give a s%$t about how your country is run...

Regards,

Aussiemite
 
chris28_17
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RE: Aussiemite

Tue Jul 25, 2000 2:08 pm

Wasn't Hitler a communist?

How are right wingers nazis, left wingers communist, but nazis were communists?




CHRIS
 
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Tue Jul 25, 2000 2:37 pm

I'm what is called in Oz, a swinging voter. Our Liberal party here is considered "The Right" and the Labor Party "The Left". I would never vote for the Extreme Right, just on priciple. Same as I would never vote for the Extreme Left either. By virtue of being a swinging voter (I vote for left or right - depending on policies.) all I can say is that the closer you get to the middle - ie:- Right side of the Left and Left side of the Right the better an outcome for everyone concerned. No-one needs an extremist government of any description.

Good responsible government should be there to provide health care, unemployment / age benifits, utilities, public transport, central bank, courts of law etc etc and regulations to protect it's citizens from defective products, overcharging, bad food, corporate rip offs and such. It's a shame that the so-called greatest Nation's of the world today are shunning such ideals for the almighty dollar grab. Look at all the street people everywhere?

That's my view and I'm sticking to it.

mb
 
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Tue Jul 25, 2000 5:17 pm

I am definitely right of center, though there are a few areas in which the republican party and I disagree. When all is said and done, I would same that I am very close to the political views of the man who should have been nominated, McCain.
 
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RE: Jesse Helms

Tue Jul 25, 2000 5:49 pm

...I meant moral lynching.   "Senator No", sure he's against big government except when it comes to personal/moral behavior--then he wants to be in your bedroom (now that's a scary) or in your thoughts...then again, conservatives live a moral and pious lives.   ...more like self-righteous and sanctimonious...

As for the Kennedys, it seems like them, women and water don't mix...at least you die having a good time  ...sorry Mary Jo.  

 
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Wed Jul 26, 2000 6:32 am

By Canadian standards: centre
By US standards: left
 
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Sun Jul 30, 2000 12:36 am

I'm definitely in the middle. I have views on both sides. I'm for abortion, against gun control, but I like lower taxes and social security benefits for people. I'm a little more left, but, unlike other lefties I know, I can actually sympathise with the right on many issues. I think that everyone should look at BOTH sides of an issue before deciding on the best solution. I hate people that say "Republicans are all morons" or "Democrats are cunts". I can't stand such closed-mindedness. I hate it when people restrict themselves to one point of view(I.E. LEfty-pinko/Conservative Asshole). Everyone has a side, and all sides should be explored.

i'm a moderate
"[He] knew everything about literature, except how to enjoy it." - Yossarian, Catch 22
 
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Tue Aug 01, 2000 7:48 am

<---------
Up, up and away!
 
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RE: Politics... Right Or Left Wing

Wed Aug 02, 2000 9:42 am

Given a choice between left wing Communism and right wing religious freaks, I'll take right wing religious freaks any day.

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