Liberal and Conservative labels

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    In the US those labels seem to destroy a constructive discussion
    on many topics. While they have not reached the Commie-Nazi level
    of avoiding the topics it seems that they are often attached to
    self congratulatory statements.

    Having grown up in a different party system I d be hard pressed
    to associate with either one of it.

    If you use the label centrist you get thrown in with the wishy washy folks that cant make up their mind on anything.

    I guess labels always suck to a degree but are there other
    political labels you use to convey your basic political ideas to strangers
    when you introduce yourself?

    If so what would they be.

    What is the association libertarians have ?
     
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    I associate them with those who are "dead in the water". :coffee3:
     
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    That and the don't have the bucks to sit down at the table
     
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    I'd agree. I'm a moderate as I don't think it is possible to entirely embrace the ideology of either party, but I know my positions on individual topics, and I know between two people who I will vote for, yet I've been thrown in with the wishy-washy folks as well. I'm similar to a libertarian as well, although I mix my social views with those conservatives some as well.
     
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    You are suggesting one can't be a 'moderate democrat'? Or are you calling 'liberal' and 'conservative' "parties"?
     
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    One can be a moderate Democrat. Typically those who identify themselves as conservative identify themselves as Republican, and the other way around for liberals, so I'm not saying that all conservatives are Republican, but that is just the stereotype that comes with the label, and commenting on the use of these stereotypes to introduce one's political positions quickly.

    Nice new avatar :thup:
     
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    I really have never met a "liberal" conservative. Though I have met some conervative Dem's.
     
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    Independent.

    Meaning I make up my mind on each issue and yet, manage to look good doing it. Seriously though. Labels generally do little more than piss me off. As it is so long as we have four definitions that are so far apart for right, wrong, legal, & illegal our labeling system will be skewed.
     

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