It seems as though people want quick and simple solutions. In political discussions, people leap to tiresome rhetoric and cute fallacious clichés. They are quickly reduced to labels that dont provide a clear image of their positions. They even give themselves labels that dont give a complete picture. Let me give you two examples having to do with the old abortion debate: Pro-Life and Pro-Choice. In general, the conservatives identify themselves as pro-life. It would be more appropriate for them to identify themselves and anti-abortion (or at least explain that they support more legislation to make many instances of abortion illegal) but that takes too much time, space, and thought doesnt it? See, the conservatives are willing to err on the side of life when the issue is when life occurs for the fetus. Yet, they are pro-death when the issue concerns capital punishment. I know what some of you are thinking: the fetus is innocent but capital punishment is for criminals. Yet, what if some of the people on death row are actually innocent of their crimes? Shouldnt the pro-life people oppose capital punishment if there is a chance that some people may be innocent? Let us err on the side of life for these people too. Now lets talk about the pro-choice groups. The NOW organizations, liberals, and others often identify themselves as pro-choice. That label seems only to apply for pregnant women considering abortion. Wouldnt it be better for them to explain that they think that, in most cases, they think that women should be allowed to have abortions? Liberals, for the most part, do not support choice when it comes to education. They dont think that parents should be allowed to choose what school to have their child attend. Also, concerning firearms, liberals typically dont support the notion that women should be allowed to carry concealed handguns. Well, anyway, that is my rant. I know that it takes time, thought, and communication, but I think that it would be nice if people would, just to a small degree, try to drop silly and constricting if not fallacious and erroneous labels.