Can You Sum Up Your Political Philosophy?

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    For some people I imagine this sort of thing is easy. They might say, "I'm a Democratic Progressive" or something. For most of us, we've been burned by simple partisan adhesion or we've learned along the way that it's just not that accurate to fence your position in a few words. It may take putting out a blend like the popular 'Fiscal Conservative/ Social Liberal', or maybe you've found representation in 3rd parties. Maybe 'Tea Party' is established enough to define a political philosophy.

    I have found this hard. I wont likely ever have a party allegiance unless hell freezes over and I go into politics myself. Even then, I am liable to start up my own wayside party. I'm a fan of the U.S. and our way of running the show. I don't think it has pier among nations, at least. Within the American paradigm, I see myself as a 'Social Capitalist (Micro)corporatist'. This is a decent reflection of the aims of what I consider good policy to be and a bit about how I live my life.

    But that's me. Anyone care to share where they are coming from with their political, geopolitical, economic and social philosophy?
     
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    ANY person who votes party line is an idiot in my book. Why do people even associate with one party or the other? I like to think for myself, thank you very much.
     
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    Fiscal conservative, social liberal.
     
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    i gotta agree. it makes it hard to package your views succinctly, though. fancy a go?
     
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    How do you mean?
     
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    Well, the way I put it to my kids once they got to voting age - vote at every opportunity because it's a very special privilege. Read a newspaper every day, watch current events on TV, and vote your conscience. But remember: generally speaking- Republicans make tangible things, don't brag about what they got, and don't ask for handouts. Democrats make nothing from other people's somethings, gloat about it, and ask for more.
     
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