Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by tilly, Aug 28, 2018.
Sound off my conservative friends.
Fiscal conservative here, does that count for anything anymore?
Conservative I guess. Too legit to sit.
No it doesn't. Sorry, game over.
I'm in! Anyone buying it?
We'll take it!
Good all around dude, yes. Conservative? ehhh...not so much.
Actually, my views depend in the issues. My avatar is a model of the holy of holies; I have conservative foreign policy views (strong military, support for NATO and alliances; against the Iran deal) and have argued with liberals here on those views.
I am liberal on domestic issues. Scoop Jackson; John Lindsey; Nelson Rockefeller. In other words, no place for me!
if Trumpism is the definition of Conservatism, i am out.
I’m in. Not the Ronald Reagan fake con, big gov style. The Fredric Bastiat style.
Please define conservative.
I'm a bit confused by the labels of late.
What's a conservative?
And I'm not kidding here.
Is there anything beyond loyalty to party that defines "conservatives" and "liberals"?
Edit - I see gtr2x beat me to it... but point stands.
I think you and I have more common ground than these boards tend to diverge into.
Most people do. There is a great middle who are not heard.
I think the third party could come from the middle if the two parties keep moving away from the center, they are leaving a huge void.
For this to happen, prominent people have to leave their parties and start a third party. In numbers.
I'm all for it. As the primary results show, only the extreme ends of the parties take active part in the nominating process, so candidates move further and further from the middle.
I'm lifelong registered republican, believe in fiscal responsibility, reasonably sized gov/military. I also believe open trade is of vital importance to our economy, as is maintaining relationships with our traditional allies. On the flipside, I'm not a member of the religious right, I tend to lean closer to liberal views on virtually any social issue - gender equality, gay rights, immigration. I also believe gov't needs to regulate the banking/finance industries, and they've proven they can't be trusted to regulate themselves. I feel the same way about big industry and pollution. And net neutrality is good for everyone - well, except your greedy telecom/cable company...but if they want to provide internet service, they should have to do it on a level playing field with all content treated equally. I am also frustrated by attempts from either party to stack the judiciary one way or the other - pick fair judges who will rule from the middle.
So where do I fit exactly?