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Old 10-08-2008, 06:01 PM   #1
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What I admire in the oppositon

What do you admire in the political ideology opposite your own? For example, as a liberal what apects of conservative thinking do you admire, and vice versa?

I'll answer my own question later, but I have to go teach now.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:04 PM   #2
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ugh. looks like *someone* has integrity and intelligence and wants to do more than hurl invective at the other side.







let me think about it and get back to you, i admire this thread
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:45 PM   #3
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More adoptions.
Less abortions.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:54 PM   #4
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More adoptions.
Less abortions.

Where did you gather this information from?
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I find aspects of their blind conviction to be admirable at times...
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:35 PM   #6
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Of all the "issues" that I feel the "Right" is wrong about - which is just about all of them - this issue of encouraging adoption as opposed to abortion is a good one and one that I support wholeheartedly. Encourage adoption over abortion - not making abortion illegal!!!
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Of all the "issues" that I feel the "Right" is wrong about - which is just about all of them - this issue of encouraging adoption as opposed to abortion is a good one and one that I support wholeheartedly. Encourage adoption over abortion - not making abortion illegal!!!
I understand, I thought you meant they adopt more and have abortions less.
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:17 PM   #8
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i like the compassion of the left.

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They do play to the common NZers greed very well. I'll say that.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:10 PM   #10
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The left ask questions the right need to answer.
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:43 PM   #11
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The concept of spending other peoples money intrigues me.

Seriously. I'd agree with diamond. Instinctive compassion and good intentions. Fortunately, we have conservatives to come along and cleanup the debris field liberalism inevitably leaves in its wake.
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As misguided as it can be, a general intent to do what they perceive to be the right thing. Not in every case, but in most of them, they intend to do what they think is best. I think that's a trait shared by both sides.
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As misguided as it can be, a general intent to do what they perceive to be the right thing. Not in every case, but in most of them, they intend to do what they think is best. I think that's a trait shared by both sides.
That can be said for just about any group under the sun.
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I like the old fashioned idea that Republicans used to have about the government staying out of people's private lives. I miss that. Some still have it, and I admire that.
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I admire what I believe is the conservative understanding of the limits of government and what it can do. I think they are more realistic than those of us who lean more to the left. There's a fair amount of truth, in my opinion to the idea that "government is the problem not the solution." I do think the private sector will generally do most jobs better than the government will (they just won't do it for free). While far from perfect, I think capitalism is a far more effective economic system than others because it taps into the way people actually are rather than the way we wish we are. A classic fiscal conservative, I think has a hard-eyed view of the world as it is that I think is noteworthy.

I think the only reason I won't type myself as at least a fiscal conservative is because:

a). The whole anti-tax idea doesn't really get me going (maybe cause I'm too poor to pay income taxes? )

b). I do tend to support some government social programs as poor quality as I think they often end up being because the private sector doesn't offer any guarantees for those who can't afford privatized services.
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