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Old 11-15-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Lakeview, Chicago
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Considering the leftist agenda poses a severe danger to my way of life, yep, I don't want to be where they have too much power. This is the results of politics becoming about shoving your ideas down others' throats and using and abusing power and the government.
Using and abusing power and the government? Sounds like the past eight years to me. What country have you been living in? At least you're moving to Alaska which, to the rest of us, is only a state by technicality. Yeah, Alaska has oil...good for you but we don't give you another thought...even with that nut Palin in the spotlight.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The two party system really is the worse. It encourages people to all sum their beliefs up into only two categories: Liberal or Conservative, Republican or Democrat. When the world is really never that black and white. The worse part of it is that in order to get anything major done politically you have to be involved in one of these two parties. They are like two big gangs that use strength in numbers to dominate the political world. Often people that join one of these two gangs have a my gang (party) right or wrong attitude towards everything.

What's very depressing in these current times is that neither party seems to know beans about international economics (The Republicans like to claim the position of being business experts but most really only understand one formula: Less government = lower taxes = more consumer/capital spending = prosperity.) That formula is fine but has drawbacks and Japan, Europe, China have been capitalizing off other less demand side formulas to grow while our economy has been shrinking.
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:29 PM
 
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The two party system really is the worse. It encourages people to all sum their beliefs up into only two categories: Liberal or Conservative, Republican or Democrat. When the world is really never that black and white. The worse part of it is that in order to get anything major done politically you have to be involved in one of these two parties. They are like two big gangs that use strength in numbers to dominate the political world. Often people that join one of these two gangs have a my gang (party) right or wrong attitude towards everything.
Amen!
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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There are ideas I like and dislike from both parties. Yes, liberal and conservative are not black and white always. Conservatism or liberalism to an extreme is dangerous.
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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I hate to say this but I kind of associate most of the red states with being boring and not to imaginative. That being said, there is great natural beauty in most of them. But, I don't think I would move to Salt Lake City or Oklahoma City any time soon. They just seem kind of bland to me. Sorry if I offend anyone; just my personal opinion.
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:13 AM
 
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Yes, liberals are a very diverse people and accepting of all lifestyles and viewpoints, but if there're Republicans in the area, hit the road!!
No, liberal's are not accepting of anyone who disagrees with them. I'm not standing up for the extreme right, either, but the left is every bit as guilty as anyone else. The notion that the right has the market cornered on intolerance is absolutely wrong.
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Old 11-16-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY area
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Considering the leftist agenda poses a severe danger to my way of life, yep, I don't want to be where they have too much power. This is the results of politics becoming about shoving your ideas down others' throats and using and abusing power and the government.
It threatens your way of life? I don't understand.

Are you a Republican politician?
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:10 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Using and abusing power and the government? Sounds like the past eight years to me. What country have you been living in? At least you're moving to Alaska which, to the rest of us, is only a state by technicality. Yeah, Alaska has oil...good for you but we don't give you another thought...even with that nut Palin in the spotlight.
Been going on for a long time and on both sides. Both use the government to control others in ways the government was never intended to be used. Washington was right, political parties are a disaster.
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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It threatens your way of life? I don't understand.

Are you a Republican politician?
Hmm, some examples: taxes threaten my ownership of my land and my independence (see I'm more on being self-sufficient than making money to buy stuff), anti-gun agenda threatens my firearms, the animal rights agenda threatens my ability to hunt, fish, trap, increased regulation of pretty much everything (whether it's building codes or requiring a pile of red tape just to sell off a few jars of honey) threatens me. Big government is my enemy (hence why I lean towards libertarian ideas on government) and the left is all about government involvement.
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