what's your chosen political affliation, ideology and/or party?

what's your chosen political affliation ideology or party.

  • American Independent Party.

    Votes: 2 6.1%
  • Democratic Party.

    Votes: 7 21.2%
  • Green Party.

    Votes: 2 6.1%
  • Peace and Freedom.

    Votes: 1 3.0%
  • Republican Party.

    Votes: 3 9.1%
  • Libertarian Party.

    Votes: 6 18.2%
  • Conservative.

    Votes: 14 42.4%
  • Liberal.

    Votes: 5 15.2%
  • Progressive.

    Votes: 5 15.2%
  • Moderate.

    Votes: 16 48.5%

  • Total voters
    33

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I was a little of this and a little of that, but none of the above anymore. I'm sane.
 
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I was a little of this and a little of that, but none of the above anymore. I'm sane.
Yeah - I don't know any happy people who tie their personal identity to a political party,

To be fair, I don't know any unhappy people who do that either. I don't know ANYBODY on real life who does that. That is strictly something I see on TV and the Internet.
 
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I've seen folks post that on several forums and other media platforms . . . can you provide some specific examples of what leads you to believe this?
Well, first off - we have no way of knowing whether the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth ever existed - the evidence is all anecdotal. However, if he existed and was the admirable person as reported; it is likely that he would have subscribed to liberal principles.

What I mean by 'liberal principles' has nothing to do with US politics. This definition by the Oxford English Dictionary gives us the relevant clues.

Liberal adj.

1 Willing to respect or accept behaviour or opinions different from one's own; open to new ideas.
‘liberal views towards divorce’

1.1 Favourable to or respectful of individual rights and freedoms.
‘liberal citizenship laws’

1.2 (in a political context) favouring individual liberty, free trade, and moderate political and social reform.
‘a liberal democratic state’
2 attributive (of education) concerned with broadening a person's general knowledge and experience, rather than with technical or professional training.
‘the provision of liberal adult education’

3 (especially of an interpretation of a law) broadly construed or understood; not strictly literal.
‘they could have given the 1968 Act a more liberal interpretation’

4 Given, used, or occurring in generous amounts.
‘liberal amounts of wine had been consumed’

4.1 (of a person) giving generously.
‘Sam was too liberal with the wine’

Noun
1 A person of liberal views.

‘a concern among liberals about the relation of the citizen to the state’
liberal | Definition of liberal in English by Oxford Dictionaries

Any educated person might consider it a compliment to be described as 'liberal'.
 
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I've seen folks post that on several forums and other media platforms . . . can you provide some specific examples of what leads you to believe this?
Conservatives are tightwads. Liberals are bleeding hearts. Jesus was a Bleeding Heart; he advised divesting material things and helping those less fortunate.

 
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Well, first off - we have no way of knowing whether the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth ever existed - the evidence is all anecdotal. However, if he existed and was the admirable person as reported; it is likely that he would have subscribed to liberal principles.

What I mean by 'liberal principles' has nothing to do with US politics. This definition by the Oxford English Dictionary gives us the relevant clues.

liberal | Definition of liberal in English by Oxford Dictionaries

Any educated person might consider it a compliment to be described as 'liberal'.
I believe the biggest issue related to this discussion is whether a person can separate liberal policies as you put it from current liberal US politics.

EDIT: One thing I would disagree with you on though is that according to the bible, Jesus didn't just accept any and all behavior. He wasn't shy about telling folks either.

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Conservatives are tightwads. Liberals are bleeding hearts. Jesus was a Bleeding Heart; he advised divesting material things and helping those less fortunate.

I can only speak to the churches and conservatives I've been a part of and personally known over the years but they are most definitely not tight wads.

Would you consider a church that opens up a community medical clinic and provides free medical and dental care tight wads or to not be helping out the less fortunate?




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I can only speak to the churches and conservatives I've been a part of and personally known over the years but they are most definitely not tight wads.

Would you consider a church that opens up a community medical clinic and provides free medical and dental care tight wads or to not be helping out the less fortunate?




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Do they all walk in the path of Jesus? Are they sending groups down to the border to help those people or help reunite parents with children?.....or do they just put a $5 in the pot and talk about where to go for lunch?

It depends upon the type of "medical clinic".

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