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    "I knew that and have come to accept that 99% of the time nobody running for office I can vote for will ever be as liberal as I am."

    I thought I was normal until I took one of those "Where are you on the political spectrum" quizzes. I was surprised to find out I was off the chart to the left.  Made me understand why so many people seem "crazy" to me.  It's me that is "crazy".  But I believe in going forward any way we can, big steps, little steps, crawling - as long as it is progress.

    Always forward!

    “when Democrats don’t vote, Democrats don’t win.” Alan Grayson

    by ahumbleopinion on Sat May 05, 2012 at 05:13:14 PM PDT

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    •  Someone forwarded a quiz to me (0+ / 0-)

      from the "Advocates for Self Government".  I had major problems with their description of a "conservative".

      Conservatives tend to favor economic freedom, but frequently support laws to restrict personal behavior that violates "traditional values." They oppose excessive government control of business, while endorsing government action to defend morality and the traditional family structure.
      "Economic freedom" and "Excessive government control of business" - huge corporations free from any obligation to treat workers with dignity or protect the environment, and to crush smaller competition that don't have the political pull to have the government protect their freedom.  

      Oh yes, "defend morality" - as long as "morality" is defined as hating gay people and having the government dictate exactly when human life begins.  "Morality" that includes feeding the poor, housing the homeless, healing the sick, and all that other Jesusy stuff is for liberals.

      Conservatives usually support a strong military, oppose bureaucracy and high taxes, favor a free-market economy, and endorse strong law enforcement.
      "Srong military" meaning huge contracts to businesses, while cutting benefits and support to the actual troops.  "Bureaucracy" and "free-market economy" meaning regulations that would impede huge corporations from raping the land and its employees.  "Strong law enforcement" meaning shred the Constitution.

      I found the quiz to be just right wing garbage.

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