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Politics - Your Affiliation And Why
# 1 : Wednesday 14-12-2005 @ 10:58
Ok so on this forum there seems to be a lot of people who have an interest in politics and I'm wondering if you were to pigeon hole yourself into one of the buzz words i.e. socialist, republican, democrat, liberal, conservative etc. etc. where would your affiliation be and why?
I think I would describe myself as a mildly liberal republican in that I agree with abortion, don't agree with gay marrage and agree with divorce. Maybe I am wrong in my description of what I would class myself as and you are all welcome to correct me. Its just something that I feel fits me - what about you? How would you describe yourself?
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# 2 : Wednesday 14-12-2005 @ 11:00
what's wrong with gay marriage?

Anyhow, i don't know where i would pigeonhole myself. I don't like any politicians. They waste time.
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# 3 : Wednesday 14-12-2005 @ 11:04
I suppose I am fairly liberal but if something makes sense to me I am all for it. For example, it makes sense that two adults in a same sex realtionship should be given the same rights as a straight couple.
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# 4 : Wednesday 14-12-2005 @ 11:04
Deffo a "brown envlope" man is me..
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# 5 : Wednesday 14-12-2005 @ 11:05
hymm, not exactly what id call liberal.
used to be a member of the socalist workers party, but the bin tax fiasco opened my eyes to their idiotic leaderships idea of fairplay.
id probably vote labour more than any other party, followed by green and depending on their views, independant.
im very pro-choice and left wing.
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# 6 : Wednesday 14-12-2005 @ 11:05
I am quite left wing and would agree a lot with socialism/communism but sure tis an ideal and not really practical that I do not envisage it becoming a power in this country.
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# 7 : Wednesday 14-12-2005 @ 11:12
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# 8 : Wednesday 14-12-2005 @ 11:13
Moi, je suis eco-liberal utopian-socialist veggie tree-hugging trash.
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# 9 : Wednesday 14-12-2005 @ 11:15
These days i dont think theres much difference between the major parties..No one seems to be an extreme type of anything. Neither the left or the right will do anything that will undermine or threaten our economoy so in essence they are all dictated by the power of the Euro, so ideals have kind of gone out the window. The Celtic Tiger put an end to the idea of socialism in this country i think.
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# 10 : Wednesday 14-12-2005 @ 11:19
I agree wholeheartedly with the idea of marriage/civil unions for gay people.Its only fair that their committed relationships be recognised as straight peoples are..However on the issue of adoption Im against it..Purely because I think that everyone ideally should have both a mother and a father as the dominant role models in their life, especially during the eraly stages of development.Anything outside "the norm" always results in stick from kids, and this could result in bad experiences for the child(ren) in question..I went to an inner city school and i can only imaging the bullying/abuse that I would have got had i told people i had 2 mothers or 2 fathers instead of the usual one of each.
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# 11 : Wednesday 14-12-2005 @ 11:20
I'd be mid to left. I agree with responsibility first and choice second. Do what you like so long as you take full responsibility for all aspects of your actions.

You're against gay marriage? Are you against civil unions? Do you know what a civil union is? Would you like a diagram?
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# 12 : Wednesday 14-12-2005 @ 11:32
LOL - civil unions don't bother me in the least - I didn't mean for this to become a discussion about gay marrage. It wouldn't be something I'd personally agree with is all I was saying nor do I agree with same sex couples adopting - I think Ian put it pretty much in a nutshell there. My question was just as to how you see yourself and that sorta thing.
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# 13 : Wednesday 14-12-2005 @ 11:32
I consider myself left wing and vote Labour. I'm in favour of same sex marriage and pro-choice, equal recognition of all co-habiting, co- dependent unions.

Lightening, your opposition to same sex marriage certainly doesn't class you as liberal in any circumstances.
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# 14 : Wednesday 14-12-2005 @ 11:37
hes only saying he opposes same sex marriages to get a reaction, its working, however if that is his honest opinion then he is entitled to it, however he is not entitled to call himself liberal
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# 15 : Wednesday 14-12-2005 @ 11:37
Why not Clyde? Whats your definition of a liberal - is it somebody who agrees with everything regardless or do liberal ideals have limits?
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