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Old 03-10-2010, 07:47 AM
 
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My neighbor and I were talking yesterday.......I have known her for a couple of years, but we are just starting to get friendly mabye walk together, shop, hobby swap, etc,

I know she is a Democrat and of a liberal nature. She knows I am a Conservative and at least in the last election Republican, it was obvious with the campaign poster on the front lawn.

Anyway, we were having a conversation about various topics. Women can jump from topic to topic and at our age forget just what we were talking about. I cannot recall how we got to the point I am asking about, but she said "I know you are Republican and don't like rules and regulations".

This statement set me back a bit and I did not want to make an issue of it since we were not even discussing politics.

I like rules and regulations. I abide by rules and regulations. I don't want to be "regulated" by the government as completely as what I believe is a liberal view.
I want someone to help me understand what she meant.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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If I were in your shoes, I would wait until the topic comes up again and then ask her what she meant but I wouldn't bring it up myself.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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she is going by the 'talking point' of republicans are the party of NO regulation


I can tell you as a military retiree and a conservative, I want rules and regulations


the problem with liberals is they tend to OVERregulate until everything is stiffled
the problem with many republicans is they tend to UNDERregulated, which leads to thievery

we need a happy middle
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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My neighbor and I were talking yesterday.......I have known her for a couple of years, but we are just starting to get friendly mabye walk together, shop, hobby swap, etc,

I know she is a Democrat and of a liberal nature. She knows I am a Conservative and at least in the last election Republican, it was obvious with the campaign poster on the front lawn.

Anyway, we were having a conversation about various topics. Women can jump from topic to topic and at our age forget just what we were talking about. I cannot recall how we got to the point I am asking about, but she said "I know you are Republican and don't like rules and regulations".

This statement set me back a bit and I did not want to make an issue of it since we were not even discussing politics.

I like rules and regulations. I abide by rules and regulations. I don't want to be "regulated" by the government as completely as what I believe is a liberal view.
I want someone to help me understand what she meant.

It's basically about abortion, women want it legal because they don't want people telling them they can't have one. But they can tell you can cannot smoke a cigarette in a bar though.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:01 AM
 
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I don't want to be "regulated" by the government as completely as what I believe is a liberal view.
She probably meant this, but the best way to find out is simply to ask.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:02 AM
 
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It's basically about abortion, women want it legal because they don't want people telling them they can't have one. But they can tell you can cannot smoke a cigarette in a bar though.
You are free to hit yourself in the face, but you are not free to hit others in the face. That is an apples to oranges comparison, in other words.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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It's basically about abortion, women want it legal because they don't want people telling them they can't have one. But they can tell you can cannot smoke a cigarette in a bar though.
Way to go, you made up a fake opinion for someone you've never met, then pointed out its imaginary hypocrisy. Quite a magic trick. Women only care 'bout making babies, you heard it here first.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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You are free to hit yourself in the face, but you are not free to hit others in the face. That is an apples to oranges comparison, in other words.
Is there a 100% death rate from second hand smoke like there is from abortion?

You ignore the face of the child you kill.

PS, what kills more people, cars or second hand smoke? Which did you ban?

Control freak libs.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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Cars and second hand smoke are comparable only in the mind of a child.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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Is it untrue that many social conservatives favor legislation which promotes "family values"? Banning same-sex marriage, continuing the prohibition of marijuana, censorship, anti-pornography, etc. Is this not the same kind of social control many here are complaining about?
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