Most of my friends know that I am interested in politics, and that I am unaffiliated and that I refuse to consider my self liberal or conservative.

Liberalism is the belief in the importance of individual liberty and equal rights.

Conservatism is a political and social philosophy that promotes the maintenance of traditional institutions and supports minimal and gradual change in society.

These terms do not make a lick of sense to me. To be conservative in this day in's pre-determaned that you support a nation "under god".
To be liberal these days, it's pre-determined that you are only after the freedom of the people, if it goes against the constitution or not. that is at least what politicians and the media are making it seem to be.

now, liberals tend to agree to the separation of church and state which is clearly in the constitution but yet most conservatives are religious and are against this idea?

so..where does this leave someone who fully supports the constitution and doesnt want it to change while supporting liberty and equal rights?

A better question...why do we feel that we have to label ourselves as if on a store shelf and the American people are buying?

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Comment by Dave G on September 28, 2010 at 11:53am
I avoid political labels myself, as none of them accurately describe me or my views.

The two main parties are only tangentially related to their supposed labels, and barely related to what they claim to support. Neither one has my support, although in general I consider the Republican Party the more malign of the two these days, with their fusion with the radical religious right.
Comment by willailla on September 28, 2010 at 3:05pm
Neither party has the interest of the people at heart--only the corporations. Voting makes people feel good but realistically it is pointless. Once upon a time unions fought the corporations and won the rights to an eight hour day; pensions; retirement plans; the end of child labor; a living wage; the right to arbitration; medical care; forty hour week; over time; etc.

But over the years politicians, in the pay of corporations, have gotten rid of all but 10% of the unions starting with Reagan's unconstitutional firing of the Air Traffic Controllers. This has left Americans without a way to organize in order to make their grievances listened to. The result has been NAFTA and the out sourcing of all manufacturing, creating a service-oriented-slave class.


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