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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    The Democratic party actually tends to ignore the left wing of the party as evidenced by the Bernie Sanders split. My sister, and other people I know, considers the party moderately conservative.

    Can you give me an example of politicians at lower levels espousing and advocating extreme left wing policies?
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    Some think Social Security and Medicare are "extreme left"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets View Post
    If Iím understanding the question posed in the OP, Sanctuary cities are an example of extreme left wing policies. Federal law is saying one thing and these cities are saying another.

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    This is interesting. What's being used as an example of "extreme left wing policy" is a case of a state, or multiple states, establishing law for themselves that goes against the federal government. In essence, this example portrays the extreme left as the states' rights group and the right as the big government / strong central government group. Kind of funny.

    Would you say the states that have legalized marijuana even though the federal government still outlaws it are another example of "extreme left wing policy"? Because, most libertarians would most likely disagree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    This is interesting. What's being used as an example of "extreme left wing policy" is a case of a state, or multiple states, establishing law for themselves that goes against the federal government. In essence, this example portrays the extreme left as the states' rights group and the right as the big government / strong central government group. Kind of funny.

    Would you say the states that have legalized marijuana even though the federal government still outlaws it are another example of "extreme left wing policy"? Because, most libertarians would most likely disagree.
    Good question. I would say it falls along the same lines of reasoning. I could not argue otherwise, even if it matches a libertarian stance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    This is interesting. What's being used as an example of "extreme left wing policy" is a case of a state, or multiple states, establishing law for themselves that goes against the federal government. In essence, this example portrays the extreme left as the states' rights group and the right as the big government / strong central government group. Kind of funny.

    Would you say the states that have legalized marijuana even though the federal government still outlaws it are another example of "extreme left wing policy"? Because, most libertarians would most likely disagree.
    There are plenty out there that think libertarians are extremists too. So in that regard they are similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    There are plenty out there that think libertarians are extremists too. So in that regard they are similar.
    I'm firmly of the belief that if you go far enough in either direction you end up at the same place. So oppression is at the top of the circle, and freedom is at the bottom of the circle. Starting from a nice balance at the bottom, in the middle, you can go left or right around the circle and wind up at oppression. To maximize freedom and true personal liberty-- which isn't to be confused with living in the wild alone --you have to stay balanced. Maybe putting oppression on the bottom would make more sense, so we get the sense of having to balance at the top of the circle, between left and right, to achieve maximum stability and freedom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Kshama Sawant.
    You came up with one obscure elected official who I doubt has much influence. I'm certain she's ignored by the party leadership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets View Post
    If Iím understanding the question posed in the OP, Sanctuary cities are an example of extreme left wing policies. Federal law is saying one thing and these cities are saying another.

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    Sanctuary cities are simply saying they are not going to waste their time enforcing federal immigration laws, that's the job of the federal govt. They are not questioning the legality of immigration laws at all.

    The federal govt has said that although marijuana is illegal they are not going to pursue pot smokers, they are leaving that up to the states. What is the difference? Does this mean the entire country is a sanctuary country as far as the federal govt and marijuana laws are concerned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    I agree. But we are a mobile country full of people mostly descended from people who made extreme moves in order to seek better opportunities. While 150 miles is too far to commute, it's not too far to move for a job or another opportunity. I've done it half a dozen times.
    Ive done it too - which is also why I get a burr in my saddle when I hear about people who won’t.

    Though to be honest, I rarely hear it anymore. Even 15 years ago it was quite common to see a fisherman on EI for 8 months of the year, making more than he did in the other four when he’d go out and catch a net full of seaweed. In poverty, living off (basically) welfare, he would state “my dad fished these waters, so did my grandpa, and his dad and grandpa too”. Well that’s fucking adorable, but there’s no more fish. Period. End of discussion. Sixteen generations of my family tilled a potato farm in Aan Irish bog but here I am jumping from Asia to Ottawa to the West Coast just trying to make a fucking living.
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    Interesting thread. What may or may not constitute extreme left wing politics is subjective.
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