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  •  i'd say gun ownership/laws and probably also (10+ / 0-)

    defense/military.

    I know I'm probably to the right of most liberals on guns - even if slightly, despite the fact that I consider myself a democratic socialist.

    I think the nation also leans right on military issues and defense spending. No we don't like wars but we also have a bit of trepidation about lowering military spending by too much, right or wrong.

    I also think issues like torture and the patriot act and such are not that big a deal in most of america and really only have strong resonance with the left. I know I personally, although I'm opposed  to torture, don't place it anywhere near  the top 10 of the issues I can about. And as for the patriot act, again, I have mixed feelings about it and its constitutionality but I also acknowledge that we live in a different age where information gathering is central to preventing or minimizing the likelihood of disastrous events happening. And I think I'm to the left of most americans on those issues, even if I'm to the right of most other liberals.

    I do think the country is center right on some issues.

    For the record, I am not a member of Courtesy Kos. Just so you know. Don't be stupid. It's election season. My patience is short.

    by mdmslle on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 05:00:42 AM PST

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    •  You raise good points. (3+ / 0-)
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      skohayes, IM, mdmslle

      I think one of the areas where we're decidedly center-left is on economics and the role of people within the economy (equal pay for equal work, etc).

      While there are areas where majorities hold a more conservative opinion, it's that economic worldview that puts us (as a diverse & changing population) in a generally center-left category.

      But as humans, just like in other countries it's hard to put us in a clean little box.

      "Nach dem Spiel ist vor dem Spiel." -Sepp Herberger

      by surfbird007 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:19:49 AM PST

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