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Voting closed: 01/07/2009 08:26:28
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Hi, I am interested in finding where people stand in life, on values, beliefs, ethics, politics, thinking about science, and relationships, honour, justice, appetites...Hope you will vote and give a point of view.
Being liberal, to my mind, just requires you to behave in a particular way; being conservative requires other people to behave in a particular way.
^ what DoctorBeaver said.I don't really know the definitions of each so I wouldn't know what category to place myself in. I basically believe in using critical thinking to arrive at the best conclusion of what to do about each situation. Unless it's too hard, like eating healthy and exercising I was disgusted a while ago when a politician from my country claimed that the economic downturn was due to our sins and god was wreaking his wrath through the economy. I thought I lived in a 1st world country!I reckon politicians should need to be shown to have very good critical thinking skills before they get anywhere near parliament.
I find it very hard to place myself on the political spectrum. I believe in minimal state interference in everyday life (I abhor the nanny state) but I have a liberal social conscience. I don't want the state poking its nose into my affairs willy-nilly, but I do think that help should be there for those that need it. At the moment in the UK we have a government that wants more & more control and that seems incapable of comprehending that some people do not actually need nor want support & help. I find that attitude reprehensible and insulting.I want a government that lets me get on with my life the way I want to within the constraints of the law and societal norms and that can offer advice & guidance if and when I need it. I do not want a government that tells me what to do simply because it thinks it knows best. Can I be a liberal conservative?
I'm very liberal but beleive that community is everything.
Good Lord... Jim's got a new supply of "sensible" pills! [:0]