Total Posts:175|Showing Posts:1-30|Last Page
Jump to topic:

Your political life?

comoncents
Posts: 5,647
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:23:34 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I started as a huge republican.

I went on the voting booth and made my mom vote W. Bush.
Then I figured that he should finish it out.

I was so bitter that I jumped on the Hilary Clinton wagon.

I supported did not support anyone when McCain versed Obama.

So I was Republican, Tested the Democrat waters, and now fall on the Libertarian, historical, constitutional, centrist, republican.
B/c it is the most fair system to me.

I really do not know what I am but I support Ron Paul today.

What is your history?
Where are you today?
Why are you the way you are today?
InsertNameHere
Posts: 15,699
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:26:47 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Hmm...to sum up mine simply:

Apathetic-->socialist-->communist-->socialist-->social democrat-->some kind of strange blend between social conservatism and economic liberalism.

So yea, I pretty much have always been left-leaning.
wjmelements
Posts: 8,206
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:26:56 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/27/2010 8:23:34 PM, comoncents wrote:
I was so bitter that I jumped on the Hilary Clinton wagon.

Was it part of Operation Chaos? http://en.wikipedia.org...
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
studentathletechristian8
Posts: 5,810
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:29:58 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Conservative - Moderate - Liberal - Moderate - Anarchist - Panarchist - Anarchist - Libertarian.

I think I'm going to stick Libertarian. Maximize individual rights, minimize role of government. Small government in both economic and social policy.
comoncents
Posts: 5,647
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:30:16 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/27/2010 8:26:56 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 7/27/2010 8:23:34 PM, comoncents wrote:
I was so bitter that I jumped on the Hilary Clinton wagon.

Was it part of Operation Chaos? http://en.wikipedia.org...

Some what. I liked her over every Republican and hated Obama. I did not take Ron Paul seriously back then.
belle
Posts: 4,113
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:31:03 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/27/2010 8:26:13 PM, wjmelements wrote:
Oh hey look http://www.debate.org...

lol whats the timespan on that?
evidently i only come to ddo to avoid doing homework...
wjmelements
Posts: 8,206
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:31:23 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/27/2010 8:30:16 PM, comoncents wrote:
I did not take Ron Paul seriously back then.

No one did. Many still think he has no chance.
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
wjmelements
Posts: 8,206
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:31:43 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/27/2010 8:31:03 PM, belle wrote:
At 7/27/2010 8:26:13 PM, wjmelements wrote:
Oh hey look http://www.debate.org...

lol whats the timespan on that?

1.5 years.
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
studentathletechristian8
Posts: 5,810
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:32:44 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
On the political compass, compared to Will, I lean more towards the Libertarian spectrum (about seven or eight below the perpendicular x-axis) and closer to the y-axis.
comoncents
Posts: 5,647
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:33:18 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/27/2010 8:29:58 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
Conservative - Moderate - Liberal - Moderate - Anarchist - Panarchist - Anarchist - Libertarian.

I think I'm going to stick Libertarian. Maximize individual rights, minimize role of government. Small government in both economic and social policy.

I wish Classic Liberalism was still a prevalent thing.
I would fall in line with more Libertarian republicans but people hate the word Libertarian.
comoncents
Posts: 5,647
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:35:57 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/27/2010 8:31:23 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 7/27/2010 8:30:16 PM, comoncents wrote:
I did not take Ron Paul seriously back then.

No one did. Many still think he has no chance.

Yeah. I feel bad for loving him now and not even given acknowledging him then.

People do not give him a chance, your right, but I feel better about my position even with the defeatist attitude people have towards my positions.
studentathletechristian8
Posts: 5,810
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:36:46 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/27/2010 8:33:18 PM, comoncents wrote:
At 7/27/2010 8:29:58 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
Conservative - Moderate - Liberal - Moderate - Anarchist - Panarchist - Anarchist - Libertarian.

I think I'm going to stick Libertarian. Maximize individual rights, minimize role of government. Small government in both economic and social policy.

I wish Classic Liberalism was still a prevalent thing.
I would fall in line with more Libertarian republicans but people hate the word Libertarian.

I used to dislike the word "Libertarian," but I like it now. I also like Classic Liberalism.
comoncents
Posts: 5,647
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:37:21 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/27/2010 8:35:57 PM, comoncents wrote:
At 7/27/2010 8:31:23 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 7/27/2010 8:30:16 PM, comoncents wrote:
I did not take Ron Paul seriously back then.

No one did. Many still think he has no chance.

Yeah. I feel bad for loving him now and not even acknowledging him then.

People do not give him a chance, your right, but I feel better about my position even with the defeatist attitude people have towards my positions.
wjmelements
Posts: 8,206
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:37:37 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/27/2010 8:26:13 PM, wjmelements wrote:
Oh hey look http://www.debate.org...

Apathetic --> Mark Levin --> Adam Smith --> Milton Friedman --> Murray Rothbard --> Robert Nozick
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
comoncents
Posts: 5,647
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:39:00 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/27/2010 8:36:46 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
At 7/27/2010 8:33:18 PM, comoncents wrote:
At 7/27/2010 8:29:58 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
Conservative - Moderate - Liberal - Moderate - Anarchist - Panarchist - Anarchist - Libertarian.

I think I'm going to stick Libertarian. Maximize individual rights, minimize role of government. Small government in both economic and social policy.

I wish Classic Liberalism was still a prevalent thing.
I would fall in line with more Libertarian republicans but people hate the word Libertarian.

I used to dislike the word "Libertarian," but I like it now. I also like Classic Liberalism.

No one knows what that means.
Hell, what do you guys think it means.
(I have asked this before but)
What is the difference between Libertarianism and Classical liberalism?
studentathletechristian8
Posts: 5,810
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:40:42 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Classical liberalism is a political ideology that developed in the nineteenth century in Western Europe, and the Americas. It is committed to the ideal of limited government and liberty of individuals including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and free markets.[1] Notable individuals who have contributed to classical liberalism include Jean-Baptiste Say, Thomas Malthus, and David Ricardo. There was a revival of interest in classical liberalism in the twentieth century led by Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek and other economists.[2][3][4]

The phrase classical liberalism is also sometimes used to refer to all forms of liberalism before the twentieth century. Some conservatives and libertarians use the term classical liberalism to describe their belief in the primacy of economic freedom and minimal government. It is sometimes unclear which meaning is intended in a given source.[citation
studentathletechristian8
Posts: 5,810
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:41:06 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/27/2010 8:39:00 PM, comoncents wrote:
At 7/27/2010 8:36:46 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
At 7/27/2010 8:33:18 PM, comoncents wrote:
At 7/27/2010 8:29:58 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
Conservative - Moderate - Liberal - Moderate - Anarchist - Panarchist - Anarchist - Libertarian.

I think I'm going to stick Libertarian. Maximize individual rights, minimize role of government. Small government in both economic and social policy.

I wish Classic Liberalism was still a prevalent thing.
I would fall in line with more Libertarian republicans but people hate the word Libertarian.

I used to dislike the word "Libertarian," but I like it now. I also like Classic Liberalism.

No one knows what that means.
Hell, what do you guys think it means.
(I have asked this before but)
What is the difference between Libertarianism and Classical liberalism?

I don't think there is much of one.
comoncents
Posts: 5,647
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:42:36 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/27/2010 8:37:37 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 7/27/2010 8:26:13 PM, wjmelements wrote:
Oh hey look http://www.debate.org...

Apathetic --> Mark Levin --> Adam Smith --> Milton Friedman --> Murray Rothbard --> Robert Nozick

Cool. Do you think that you will change again?
(no one knows but I am sure you know when your on more stable ground)
studentathletechristian8
Posts: 5,810
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:43:56 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I've been confused on my political ideology for a while, but I think I have found stability with this one.

I don't think I will change my general stance of the maximization of individual rights and minimization of the role of government.
comoncents
Posts: 5,647
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:44:58 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/27/2010 8:43:56 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
I've been confused on my political ideology for a while, but I think I have found stability with this one.

I don't think I will change my general stance of the maximization of individual rights and minimization of the role of government.

I think I am there also.
wjmelements
Posts: 8,206
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:48:34 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/27/2010 8:41:06 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
At 7/27/2010 8:39:00 PM, comoncents wrote:
At 7/27/2010 8:36:46 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
At 7/27/2010 8:33:18 PM, comoncents wrote:
At 7/27/2010 8:29:58 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
Conservative - Moderate - Liberal - Moderate - Anarchist - Panarchist - Anarchist - Libertarian.

I think I'm going to stick Libertarian. Maximize individual rights, minimize role of government. Small government in both economic and social policy.

I wish Classic Liberalism was still a prevalent thing.
I would fall in line with more Libertarian republicans but people hate the word Libertarian.

I used to dislike the word "Libertarian," but I like it now. I also like Classic Liberalism.

No one knows what that means.
Hell, what do you guys think it means.
(I have asked this before but)
What is the difference between Libertarianism and Classical liberalism?

I don't think there is much of one.

The Classical Liberals are wrong on economics. That's the difference.
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
wjmelements
Posts: 8,206
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:49:13 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/27/2010 8:42:36 PM, comoncents wrote:
At 7/27/2010 8:37:37 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 7/27/2010 8:26:13 PM, wjmelements wrote:
Oh hey look http://www.debate.org...

Apathetic --> Mark Levin --> Adam Smith --> Milton Friedman --> Murray Rothbard --> Robert Nozick

Cool. Do you think that you will change again?
(no one knows but I am sure you know when your on more stable ground)

It probably will, albeit only radically if my perspective on economics or ethics changes.
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
wjmelements
Posts: 8,206
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:49:43 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/27/2010 8:48:04 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
At 7/27/2010 8:46:54 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
Apathetic Moderate --> Fascism --> Objectivism

Lol @ the last bit.

They're much closer than one may think...
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
FREEDO
Posts: 21,057
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/27/2010 8:50:28 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Republican > Far right conservative independent > Average Libertarian > Minarchist > Anarcho-Capitalist > undecided > Libertarian-Socialist/Anarchist > Minarcho-Socialist
GRAND POOBAH OF DDO

fnord