Can Y'all Help Out a Confused Brother Here?...

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AVG-JOE, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. AVG-JOE
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    I am seeing accusations and declarations of being "Conservative" along with accusations and declarations of being "Liberal" tossed around this board a lot.

    What the hell do these terms mean to everyone?

    I was under the impression that the original meaning behind 'conservative' meant that one was in favor of 'conserving' resources and nature.

    I have never grasped a similar concept behind 'liberal'.

    Can y'all help out a confused brother here?

    -Joe
     
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    **raises hand**

    Do what feels good; consequences be damned, and take from those who worked for more, and give to those who sit around doing less?
     
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    If you support McCain/Palin, you're considered allright.

    Support anyone else, and you're a "dirty liberal".

    Support off-shore drilling, you're in a good space.

    Don't, and you're a "dirty liberal".
     
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    Well I support Bob Barr and nobody has called me a "dirty liberal." :cool:
     
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    I don't know where you're at, but here, in a matter of 48 hours, gas went up approx. 71 cents.

    STFU and commence drilling already.
     
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    To me a conservative is someone who passes judgement on others based race, creed, sexual orientation and even religious beliefs.

    Conservatives want less government but attempt to force government control into the most personal areas of our lives....

    Conservatives spend money on military but not on education, health care, environment and other programs which would enrich the lives of ordinary citizens.

    Conservatives believe that if you take care of the top then the bottom will eventually benefit too cuz the top will have more money to spend.



    To me a liberal is someone who tends to live and let live. They don't prejudge people based on race, creed, sexual orientation.

    Liberals believe that for the good of all people we should be willing to sacrafice a little of our own comforts.

    Liberals believe that the role of government is to help it's citizens achieve their goals and give a helping hand to those in need.

    Liberals are less inclined to spend money on military and more inclined to spend money on education, health care and the environment.
     
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    Just give it time dude....just give it time......
     
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    By the way, neo-cons, you DO realize that the word "liberty", which is something this country was founded on, has the same root as the word "liberal", right?

    As far as what the word truly means?

     
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    Caligirl Oh yes it is too!

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    Umm, do you think the price went up because the supply dropped???

    Drilling doesn't do a damn thing to stop a 71 cent increase. It's being caused by things like weather and fear and futures trading.
     
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    yes because in 20 or 30 years we want that cheaper gas :doubt:
     

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