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    Mercurius
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    Sustainability is my salient issue. I will support candidates who are environmental stewards. Issues that are important to me are preservation of wilderness and farms, encouraging sustainable farming, support of forms of transportation beyond single occupancy vehicles, curtailing low density development in the hinterland, regulating non-point source pollution (including sanitary sewer overflows,) climate change, brownfield redevelopment, ect…

    I’m also a huge fan of John Rawls so that means I’m liberal to the point of being a bit of a luck egalitarian. All that said, I’m cognizant that I’m an outlier and vote for candidates that have a chance of winning more than candidates that strictly uphold my values. I’ve never once voted a straight ticket and believe super majorities foster corruption and bad governance. I’ve worked for Republicans and volunteered for Democrats. Both parties have their strengths and I understand the political realities of their weaknesses. I wish there were more R’s like Theodore Roosevelt and more D’s like Mo and Mark Udall.

    #317023

    dubdave00
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    blammo wrote >>
    Registered Libertarian here.
    ETA:
    Realistically that translates to fiscally conservative, socially liberal, with emphasis on personal freedoms such as the right to choose & the right to bear arms. Not in favor of the death penalty either. I haven’t been excited about a Dem or Rep candidate in a long time, and I don’t see it happening in the near future. The whole two-party thing is too freaking polarizing to me, and just seems to promote bickering rather than finding our common ground as Americans.

    I’m a moderate libertarian but agree with this.

    #317024

    myliftkk
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    Lakee911 wrote >>
    Any resources out there to help one decide the appropriate party? I fall between the typical two parties. I need some sort of quiz on my beliefs and an automated system I guess…

    http://politicalquiz.net/

    #317025

    bman
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    I consider myself a democratic because I am pretty liberal on social issues and support a single payer national health plan. Some friends think I am wierd because I can separate my personal feelings from my society feelings. Meaning … I am personally pro-life could never have an abortion (I am a dude so that can’t happen anyways) but I would never want to take away that right from a female. I think the choice decision is between the mother, father and their God if they have one, the govt nor I should have any say in how they make their decision. I support parental notification and a waiting period on abortion. I am pro gay rights and support marriage equality for all. I support public healthcare, I believe poverty is the biggest scourge we face as a nation as it impacts the health and well being of everyone. Kids growing up in poverty are much more likely to be way behind in reading and educational levels because their parents have always been behind and that pulls the child back. Lack of education keeps the cycle of poverty and welfare spinning out of control. I support workers rights to vote and unionize, I believe that those making more than $250,000 per year should pay more in taxes in order to get our deficit under control.

    I guess I am saying way too much that could have been summed up that I see a role for a larger government than most.

    #317026

    bman
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    Great thread though …

    #317027
    rus
    rus
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    bman wrote >>
    Great thread though …

    Yeah, I’m enjoying it. Nice to see other perspectives.

    #317028
    Chris Sunami
    Chris Sunami
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    Joseph L. Harris wrote >>
    I’m liberal, and at the moment that generally means I’m voting for Democrats. However, I’m pro-life, so I’m not going to join the Democratic Party or identify myself as a supporter of it.
    My values are pretty much as kitoba listed, with the addition of being pro-gun.

    Too bad we’re in opposition on that, or we could start our own party!

    This isn’t really the thread for it, but I’d be interested to know how pro-gun fits in with your other views…

    #317029

    dmerkow
    Member

    A Po-mo Con with Front Porcher tendencies shaped heavily by CST.

    #317030

    TaraK
    Participant

    osulew wrote >>
    I’m one of those liberal Democratic “Socialist” (lol) bleeding heart tree hugger social worker types.
    Although I’d always cross party lines to vote for someone I could really stand behind. A candidate’s stance on reproductive rights and healthcare issues are generally dealbreakers though.

    Ditto.

    My priorities:
    Reproductive rights AND access
    Healthcare
    Prison reform
    Marriage equality

    And I can’t stress enough how much I would LOVE to vote for someone who will vow to really follow through on that whole separation of church and state. I won’t see it in my lifetime, but I’d go crazy for any politician who could campaign without pandering to the pews.

    I would say that I depart from the expected path when it comes to gun control. I fully support the right to responsible gun ownership, though achieving that is another issue.

    #317031

    Schoolboy
    Participant

    change mine to “none of the above” then :)

    #317032

    Doug Z
    Member

    I vote for Greens at the local level whenever they show up on the ballot and Dems at the state and national level.

    I did register as a Republican in 2000 to vote against Bush in the primary but then voted for Nader in the general election. I still get campaign literature from the Republican Party from doing that.

    Bottom line is that the self-financed Ross Perot was right back in the 1990’s talking about the sucking sound of jobs going overseas. Whereas Clinton, Bush 41 and Bob Dole were full of shit that WTO and NAFTA are good for America.

    #317033

    Daz
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    I only have extreme opinions about a few things:

    I think public transit should be readily available to everybody.
    I think that foreign dependence on energy is extremely short sighted, and that opening our oil reserves is like putting a band aid on a severed arm.
    I think that accessible health care for every citizen should be a goal.
    I think that if you try to legislate on morality, I will not vote for you.
    For the most part, I just don’t care about most other stuff. You like and do what you like and do, and I like and do what I like and do, and we won’t try to get in each other’s way.

    The last two have made me only vote R once since I was able to vote (2001). You knock the fundamentalists out of that party and we could start talking.

    #317034

    cr0m
    Member

    I think both parties need some work to be honest. I tend to be a moderate. Liberal on some issues and conservative on others. I consider it “the middle way”.

    #317035

    Mercurius
    Participant

    Mercurius wrote >>
    Sustainability is my salient issue. I will support candidates who are environmental stewards. Issues that are important to me are preservation of wilderness and farms, encouraging sustainable farming, support of forms of transportation beyond single occupancy vehicles, curtailing low density development in the hinterland, regulating non-point source pollution (including sanitary sewer overflows,) climate change, brownfield redevelopment, ect…
    I’m also a huge fan of John Rawls so that means I’m liberal to the point of being a bit of a luck egalitarian. All that said, I’m cognizant that I’m an outlier and vote for candidates that have a chance of winning more than candidates that strictly uphold my values. I’ve never once voted a straight ticket and believe super majorities foster corruption and bad governance. I’ve worked for Republicans and volunteered for Democrats. Both parties have their strengths and I understand the political realities of their weaknesses. I wish there were more R’s like Theodore Roosevelt and more D’s like Mo and Mark Udall.

    I’m for this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gross_national_happiness

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