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Old 08-02-2009, 05:46 PM
 
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It's been my observation that both liberals and conservatives have one thing in common.

They both want "freedom" but want it applied to different things. Liberals tend to want social/cultural freedom whereas conservatives tend to want economic freedom. Both sides tend to want to control each others type of freedom. Liberals tend to want to control and regulate the economic freedom that conservatives want and conservatives tend to want to control and regulate the social/cultural freedoms that Liberals want. Isn't this where much of the hostility comes from with both groups? It's like there's a clash of freedoms.
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:52 PM
 
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From what I've seen the republicans and conservatives seem to want more freedom where as the democrats and liberals want less freedom.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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From what I've seen the democrats and liberals seem to want more freedom where as the republicans and conservatives want less freedom.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:01 PM
 
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From what I have seen, the conservatives want more freedom and the liberals want less freedom
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:05 PM
 
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I guess it depends on how you define freedom.

I see liberals giving up freedoms so that the government can do it for them (social programs)
I see conservatives giving up freedoms so that the government can oversee it for them (business regulations).
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:06 PM
 
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From what I've seen, if it were up to conservatives, liberals would have no freedoms at all....
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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As an obvious resolution to the conflict between the two...

Vote Libertarian
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:10 PM
 
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From what I've noticed liberals want more freedom, while conservatives want no freedom at all.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:16 PM
 
Location: NC
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From what I have noticed conservatives do not like taxes, but want to tell women what they can do with their bodies, decide who can and cannot get married and make laws to tell people what drugs they and cannot use.

Liberals on the other hand seem not care what you do so long as you pay taxes and do not discriminate.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:18 PM
 
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I guess it depends on how you define freedom.

I see liberals giving up freedoms so that the government can do it for them (social programs)
I see conservatives giving up freedoms so that the government can oversee it for them (business regulations).
I would think conservatives are for a pure free market. The less regulation the better.
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