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Old June 28th, 2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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Five political features to describe yourself


If you had to describe your political views into five features, what would those be?

For me they are:

- Monarchist (I believe the Monarchy gives us more good then bad, and to my opinion our Monarch should get more powers to keep the parliament more structured and efficient)

- Conservative (I believe we should treasure what we gained, especially if it comes to norms and values, but also culture)

- Liberal (I believe a healthy liberal state gives that state much more freedom, it gives the government more breathing space and the burdens would be lighter. Help those who need it, but don't overreact it)

- Pro-Europe (I believe in a centralized European state headed by an elected parliament with an elected President. National governments will officially keep their status as countries and will all keep their current forms of state, but from European perspective will act as states)

- Authoritarian (As most of you know I am not such a big supporter of democracy. I prefer more centralized and authoritarian leadership. Not that I want to abolish democracy all together, but their are limits to it. For example I like how things were arranged under our first King William I)

What about you and would be nice to explain why?
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Old June 28th, 2012, 10:34 AM   #2

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Are you sure this is allowed?
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Old June 28th, 2012, 10:37 AM   #3
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Are you sure this is allowed?
It's lounge, so you can post what you want. Furthermore it is personal stuff, not so much a political debate.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 11:03 AM   #4

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Civil Libertarian - The government which governs best is one which governs least. I oppose all government intrusion into my personal life and the restoration of the constitution as the law of the land.

Isolationist - I'd like the United States to stop spending billions of dollars and thousands of lives in pointless overseas operations.

Protectionist - Though I do believe in capitalism, in it's current form it doesn't benefit the common man. Multinational corporations are a threat to our soverignty, our civil-rights and our economic well being and they need to be brought under control.

Conservative - Change, simply for the sake of change, makes no sense to me. I'll take the folksy adage, If it ain't broke don't fix it.

Reactionary - This is no longer the nation I grew up, I feel like I am living in a occupied nation or at least an foreign one. I'd like to return to that place where there was still some sense of decency and responsibility.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 11:23 AM   #5

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It's lounge, so you can post what you want. Furthermore it is personal stuff, not so much a political debate.
Which is why Ive moved it to Philosophy. Let's keep it philosophical and not too personal.
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It's lounge, so you can post what you want. Furthermore it is personal stuff, not so much a political debate.
Cool, in that case...


Broad Policy Democratist - Yes, I made this term up. For broad domestic policy (excluding economics) I believe in a direct democracy approach. No electoral college for elections, all representatives will be elected based on the popular vote. All social policies (abortion, gun control, prostitution, etc.) will be decided by the States, through Proposition voting counted in number of total votes, not districts or counties etc. No Federal law will govern social policy.

Economic Policy Oligarchy - As most voter elected legislators do not posess sufficient economic expertise to make long term economic decisions, they will no longer be allowed to propose economic policy. All new economic bills will be proposed and written by a Council of Economists, who are elected by the people. Those eligible to run will be PhD holders in a relevant field (ie. Econ, Finance etc etc) with at least 5 years experience working in their field, MS holders with 10 years, or BS degree holders with 20 years. The elected legislature will have the final say on whether these economic bills proposed by this Council are passed, but they cannot propose their own policies. All legislator propositions that would have a large economic impact must be approved by a majority of the Council.

Education and Medical Entitlements - All naturally born and legally processed citizens will be entitled to FREE education through the 12th grade level and subsidized education through 4 years of university. Additionally, all citizens will receive free medical care for life for all emergency and necessary needs (no liposuctions, botox, nose jobs etc.)

Space Explorer - The exploration of space cannot be allowed to stop or slow down. Space is the final frontier and the future of humanity. This must be given the utmost priority and not treated as a cool little sideshow.

Environmentalist - I don't mean this in the traditional "save the whales" type of way. However I am a strong believer in setting aside large tracts of land and ocean and leaving them alone for mother nature to handle.
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Democrat (in its purest form, including referendums)
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Liberal
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Preservationist (freedom, democracy, sovereignty, culture, regulated capitalism, etc.)
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Anti-European Union
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Libertarian - government should not interfere in the private lives of its citizens except in extremely limited circumstances.

Fiscal conservative - low government regulation and interference in private business. Not saying all regulation is bad, but for the most part I favor limited government involvement in the economy.

Social liberal - other than being largely anti-abortion, I'm fairly liberal on most cultural/social issues.

Non-isolationist - I'm not an isolationist in the sense that I believe America can and should be involved military in world affairs when appropriate, even if it does not directly affect our interests.

Limited federalist - I tend to favor the federal government over state and local governments, but believe that the federal government itself should be very limited, and needs to trim much of the excess bureaucracy and excess spending.

In essense: small government fiscal conservative with libertarian and socially liberal tendencies.
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Space Explorer - The exploration of space cannot be allowed to stop or slow down. Space is the final frontier and the future of humanity. This must be given the utmost priority and not treated as a cool little sideshow.
I totally agree with this. I should have included it. Soace has one of the highest priorities for me as well.
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Civil Libertarian - The government which governs best is one which governs least. I oppose all government intrusion into my personal life and the restoration of the constitution as the law of the land.

Isolationist - I'd like the United States to stop spending billions of dollars and thousands of lives in pointless overseas operations.

Protectionist - Though I do believe in capitalism, in it's current form it doesn't benefit the common man. Multinational corporations are a threat to our soverignty, our civil-rights and our economic well being and they need to be brought under control.

Conservative - Change, simply for the sake of change, makes no sense to me. I'll take the folksy adage, If it ain't broke don't fix it.

Reactionary - This is no longer the nation I grew up, I feel like I am living in a occupied nation or at least an foreign one. I'd like to return to that place where there was still some sense of decency and responsibility.
I'm pretty close to your descriptions, but I'd remove the tags and just
say, "This is me"
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