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So then Barack Obama has declaered "I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with...
Hello. Many Americans today can agree that our situation is horrible and is worse than when we had Bush.
Well ive been thinking of starting this group for a while, but what made meactualy start it was Headhunter128s stupidity and insults he thinks Obama is...
I am a right libertarian. Anyone else want to share their views?
Who you voted in ze Elections?
I'm not old enough to vote, but I would've chose Romney. America needs a rich person who knows how to manage money to get us out of all this debt.
I'd say rich people should be viewed with a good amount of suspicion. I don't want a "crook"(lolnixon) to be the president of the united states. Both parties are completely out of hand, and I'm angry at how stupid our elections are becoming.
I don't care who the president is so long as they elect some honest supreme court justices.
Now that I've established that, I know for sure that deregulation can only cause trouble for the economy (we had the EXACT same attitude before the great depression "hurrhurr free the markets yay money for everyone woooo")
I favor social+foreign policy libertarian ideals, but when it comes to the economy and money, too much has gone wrong in the past for us to trust a "free market"
Though, I do think our regulatory programs are in desperate need of some regulation.. XD
True, but for me a free market, despite the unreal amount of money for the 1%, is 'fair'.
Nothing is 'fair'. those are the makings of a harsh, unforgiving, loveless world. Only we can change this- and it is far easier to change than we think.
Regulation is the only way for us to prevent things such as the great depressions. A capitalist economy will always have it's ups and downs- and the freer the market, the harsher those ups and downs will be. The point is to find a good balance of market and federal regulation to allow growth, but also cushion us from depression/recession.
The consumer eras of the 1950's and early 20's are simply not sustainable- and have required the military industrial complex to bail us out. I for one, see it as immoral to kill or simply fear another group of human beings simply to protect a tangential economy. I opt in favor of moderation, and I hope more Americans in the future make a similar decision.
Of course, we should not over expand federal powers- there's no telling what kind of horrors that could bring about...
Hyia guys, I hate Obama like you!
I don't hate Obama though.
Dislike his political views, and not a fan of his administration in general, but I don't hate him.
Thats what i mean.
Dang it, Obama won. Those voting machines were RIGGED! Screw Obama.
No, the people are "rigged" to be afraid of Romney's social-darwinism, homophobia, and dishonesty. Pakistan should fit a lot smoother with this groups political ideologies. Ahh you plebeian pubbies aren't going to like this status ^^
How many of you are conservatives and how many of you are republicans(USA) who think you're conservative?
I'm an-ex New Zealander Australian. My politics are fairly right wing. However, I do break the mold somewhat.
In general, I agree with the American GOP on social issues, half-agree with them on economic issues. I appreciate the necessity of supporting the disadvantaged, but am unwilling for the USA to choke themselves to death with debt.
We have things like universal healthcare here in Australia. But we're not swimming in debt like the US. We can actually afford such programmes. Our political system is rapidly sliding from center-left to center-right as voters get sick of the far left Greens party meddling in the decisions of the Labour Party. In Australia, the Liberal National Party is our sort-right wing party, and I generally support them.
Why am I conservative? Because progressives have no regard for reality, in my experience. They will pursue a fantasy even if it destroys the very fabric of society. They're also quite comfortable with decieving the public 'for their own good'.
People like me reject the idea of 'forward' and 'back'. We're not interested in going back to the 50's. The fifties sucked. We see politics in three dimensions. Progressives see politics as a single dimension. 'Progress' and 'the wrong side of history'.
I think the problem the GOP faces is that they have no choice but to rip apart hundreds of things progressives have put in place. This conflicts with their 'small government' ethos. At best, they can only promise, "Once we've dealt with X, Y, and Z, we will transition to small government."
That stuff you said about progressives is very similar to how many Americans reacted to Thoreau and further peace activists, work unions, and abolitionists. The truth is, we have room to move forward, the trick is for you to know what kind of world you'd like to live in, and accept that you likely won't see it in your lifetime. Then, recall that what you say and do now, can very well change how humanity will exist on this earth in the time to come. As MLK put it, I would much rather be a headlight than a taillight
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