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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Why do so many people think "liberal" means socialist?

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Personally, I think both are awful.


When I finally got honest with myself (don't see a lot of that around here) I couldn't call myself a member of either party. It's a bit silly to say you are for small govt and be a hardcore Republican, or say you are for personal freedom and be a hardcore Dem.


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benhamin5555
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re: Why do so many people think "liberal" means socialist?
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Could you please respond to my post about how liberals "care" about individual rights and civil liberties?

I'm honestly curious at how you came to your conclusion that liberals are somehow better than conservatives on these issues.

Personally, I think both are awful.


Economically, liberals have not done a great job liberty wise. Their calls for higher taxes I think will hurt the economy. Neither have conservatives however, as the wars they started are huge contributors to our debt, and the GOP has shown no intent of cutting military spending which I think needs to be done. So I'd say both fail in this category.

Socially, however, liberals at least have some respect for marriage rights, legalizing marijuana, etc. Conservatives on the other hand, well, you know.

So in my mind liberals are 1 for 2 while conservatives are 0 for 2.
This post was edited on 11/14 at 2:01 am


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