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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    150 miles is quite a lot ... 2-3 hours of driving in the U.S. (depending on the exact location and traffic circumstances) one-way. Four hours of driving per day for an 8 hour per day job is huge. I do not see that as being "extreme left wing."
    Many do not even have cars.

    For me far left is those who promise free everything with no concept of how to pay for it. Socialist ideas.

    Do I have to name names,too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    Not wanting to do anything about illegal immigration

    Allowing a woman to have an abortion anytime during pregnancy
    There are often medical reasons. Should be between the Doctor and patient. Not a blanking for off Politician.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    There are those people want that option irregardless of any medical conditions
    Link,or just another lie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    Link,or just another lie?
    There are a few who support that. To deny that, would be the lie.

    Remember the thread is about extreme views from the left

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Offering people public assistance if they can't find a job within 150 miles of their home (as has been done in Germany).
    Gotta say, a 149 mile commute would really suck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Just curious about members ideas on this.
    Ms. Babba,

    California is perfect example. Recently, breaking into a car was decriminalized, and as such, car break ins have gone though the roof. Another law, discussed here, decriminalized knowingly giving someone AIDS. California also allows unrestricted illegal immigration, and prohibits employers and local officials from complying with federal immigration hiring laws.

    I could go on and on, but those are just a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    It's difficult to identify specific policies that are considered extreme left wing, because the extreme left wing does not usually promote and advance actual specific policies. They more typically have general principles that influence their rhetoric. Same is true for the extreme right wing.

    I think the general principles involve a desire to eradicate the concept of private property, the blanket characterization of all private sector enterprises as inherently corrupt, greedy and evil, the notion that private sector enterprises have social responsibilities to be empathic and communistic, the notion that a fluid "social contract" should supersede actual binding contracts when convenient for the state to declare so, and the vague policy stance that we should pass some sort of law that simply causes the rich to be less rich and then directly distributes that money to those who are poor.
    Those are some extreme ideas. Good thing the Democratic party doesn't espouse or advocate for any of those things.
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    Typically hardcore women's rights is associated with your more extreme left wing groups. Communism is left wing. Everybody is equal, everybody shares in the costs and the prosperity. Enforced equality is often associated with that, for a negative. Not leaving people out in the cold to starve or be oppressed is the positive goal, of course.

    Some issues are not related to a "wing" but are handed out as if they are because they serve to divide and inflame people, so we can't function properly as an electorate in our own defense. Take immigration. You can be fairly right-wing conservative, but just happen to think that illegal immigration isn't a huge problem at this time. You might look at the numbers and say, "Meh....I've got other things more pressing to worry about."

    Does that make you a left winger? No, it's got nothing to do with your political views overall. It's entirely a partisan issue, as defined by the political parties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Just curious about members ideas on this.
    Extremism is basically any view or policy that puts a political or religious ideology above the practical interests of a nation, state, or persons. I suppose that's how I would define it if I had to.

    But in the end it's all subjective and subjected to a personal point of view. So it can't really be defined permanently.

    I would say that an example of extreme left wing policies would be for a government to take control of all private assets and distribute them equally. Communism basically.
    Last edited by Jeremy; 11th October 2017 at 10:17 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    Extremism is basically any view or policy that puts a political or religious ideology above the practical interests of a nation, state, or persons. I suppose that's how I would define it if I had to.

    But in the end it's all subjective and subjected to a personal point of view. So it can't really be defined permanently.

    An example of extreme left wing policies would be for a government to take control of all private assets and distribute them equally.
    Yes, I agree that would be extreme.

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