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Old 10-29-2007, 04:56 AM
 
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Socialism would seem to imply some sort of state ownership of the means of production, but a lot of people don't seem to draw the line there anymore...
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:43 AM
 
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Liberals Cities arent hostel they welcome consertives sadly i cant say the same for conservative cities

What are you talking about? Some conservative cities are incredibly welcoming to liberals.... in their own special way.

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Old 10-29-2007, 08:04 AM
 
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I wouldn't want to live in a liberal city at all. As a matter of fact I am tired of city life and am making plans to return to the rural countryside. Nothing the city has to offer is as relaxing and enjoyable as a beatiful countryside. So me and the wife are buying a few acres and starting up our own gardening business on the side while commuting to a large "town" for work. Hopefully we will be able to make the side business a full time venture.

As for what kind of people we will live around? I don't know, but very likely conservatives. I'm sure we'll fit it better with the rural conservatives than we will with the city conservatives. Even rural liberals (YES! They do exist, I knew several in small town MS) are easier to be around than city liberals. I guess when the people aren't all crowded in together, there's more room for people to have their own opinions without it having as much of an effect on those around them.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Well, tnbound2day , I'm as liberal as they come and live in rural America!

Less city stress, a few inconveniences (miles to the nearest shop) but I am happier than when I lived in the Apple.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:15 AM
 
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Well, tnbound2day , I'm as liberal as they come and live in rural America!

Less city stress, a few inconveniences (miles to the nearest shop) but I am happier than when I lived in the Apple.
I knew there was something different about your more pleasant attitude as a liberal! That is it! You live in a rural area!

I'm betting that I will be more pleasant in general when I get back to the slower paced life of rural living. After almost 8 years of city life, I just can't get past wanting to move back to the slower paced life that I grew up with. The city life has been good to experience though, and I've learned a lot in the process.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I was pleasant even in the Apple, just more harried!

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I knew there was something different about your more pleasant attitude as a liberal! That is it! You live in a rural area!

I'm betting that I will be more pleasant in general when I get back to the slower paced life of rural living. After almost 8 years of city life, I just can't get past wanting to move back to the slower paced life that I grew up with. The city life has been good to experience though, and I've learned a lot in the process.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:20 AM
 
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I was pleasant even in the Apple, just more harried!

I tend to be pleasant most of the time, but have definitely noticed I am easier to irritate the last few years.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:21 AM
 
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I'm moderate but socially very liberal. My personal lifestyle and apperance is very conservative, so most people in both the liberal and conservative areas I've lived assume I'm conservative. I've lived in both and didn't encounter a problem in either. I cannot think of any city over 500,000 where a person of either viewpoint couldn't be comfortable. I think I would probably be uncomfortable in a small religious town, however.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:44 AM
 
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I believe socialism is the antithesis of what our country was founded on.

Socialism
1 : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
2 a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state.

Does this mean the person is inherently anti-American, probably not but it is definately what our country was established on.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:49 AM
 
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It all depends on what issues are important to you. Not all liberals are concerned about the same topics, not all conservatives are either. I've found that conservatives and liberals each have their "Hot button" issues that they get upset about.

For example, if a liberal is big on human rights, foreign aid, environmental regulations, trade restrictions, or health care reform, then those are liberal ideas that conservatives will be likely to accept or tolerate, i.e. the liberal "activist". If you can articulate your opinions well, that goes a long way. If you are the type who believes in elaborate conservative conspiracies and the fundamental corruption of Republicans (but not Democrats), then yes, you are going to have a hard time among conservatives.

Likewise, as a conservative, I've found that a lot of my ideas about personal responsibility, free markets, etc., are fairly well accepted among Democrats in the liberal area that I currently live. However, people who support the Iraq War or the Bush administration are very upsetting to liberals here.
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