Political Spectrum on USMB Poll

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Coloradomtnman, Jun 1, 2009.

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Where do you fall in the political spectrum?

Poll closed Jun 22, 2009.
  1. Socially and Fiscally Conservative.

    9.5%
  2. Socially Conservative, Fiscally Moderate.

    4.8%
  3. Socially Conservative, Fiscally Liberal. (Anyone?)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Socially Moderate, Fiscally Conservative.

    19.0%
  5. Socially and Fiscally Moderate.

    4.8%
  6. Socially Moderate, Fiscally Liberal.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Socially Liberal, Fiscally Moderate.

    33.3%
  8. Socially Liberal, Fiscally Conservative.

    19.0%
  9. Socially and Fiscally Liberal.

    9.5%
  1. Coloradomtnman
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    Just to get an idea of the political spectrum here on USMB, let's have ourselves a little poll.

    I am going to use the information from this poll and associate it with another poll that is similar, but takes into account the degree of the political spectrum of USMB members, and how USMB members perceive the political climate of the US.

    After the polls die, I'll start a new thread with the results.

    P.S. The polls will be public.
     
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    I voted "socially and fiscally liberal," though it's a reality that I'm an extreme social libertarian and fiscal leftist, not a liberal. I don't know if the poll accounts for us radicals. :lol:
     
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    Wouldn't fiscally conservative be more closely associated to libertarian?
     
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    I'm a liberal. I know my government loves me. :)
     
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    A complex question, actually, with two answers. I should first note that in referring to the social aspect, I'm merely a heavily extremist civil libertarian, i.e. the variety that believes in extremely free speech, including the legality of "hate speech," pornography, etc., and the legalization of "victimless crimes."

    On the economic front, "libertarian" is typically assumed to relate to fiscal conservatism, yes. However, the term "libertarian" was coined by French anarcho-socialists as a euphemism of sorts by which to bypass French anti-anarchist laws (for instance, it was first used in print in an 1857 letter of the French anarcho-communist Joseph Dejacque). So the advocates of capitalism are clearly at odds with anarcho-socialism, and I happen to believe that capitalists are not and cannot be considered legitimately libertarian, since capitalism spawns social hierarchies every bit as dictatorial as those of an authoritarian state.
     
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    I see your point.

    Unfortunately, there are only so many choice options when making a poll on USMB.
     
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    I voted socially liberal and fiscally conservative. Although I have difficulty with the use of the term liberal in that context. Sometimes liberal is used to denote the putting of money where one's mouth is. This I disagree with.

    What that means to me is that while I'm pro-choice, I'm not for publicly funded abortions. I recognize that some people have the position that it isn't really a choice if a person can't pay for it. I reject that argument.

    I thought of selecting social moderate because of that, but think my social views are to the left of a moderate.
     
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    I went with Socially liberal, fiscally conservative.
     
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    Socially moderate.. Fiscally Conservative... though I would say still leaning a little right on the social side, but still in the moderate range
     

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