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    I guess I'm an independent. I tend to value the least interference from government possible. The Republicans want to control morality, the Democrats - money. There should be more choices. Perhaps I am a moderate supporter of a stable anarchy.



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    The Lone Wolf party. Frankly politics is boring and trivial. Much better to concentrate on quarks.
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    I end up supporting more U.S. democrats than others. (in the one time I voted, was too lazy and did not learn anything about people in the 2006 elections.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daphne View Post
    I guess I'm an independent. I tend to value the least interference from government possible. The Republicans want to control morality, the Democrats - money. There should be more choices. Perhaps I am a moderate supporter of a stable anarchy.



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    Libertarian, maybe. Go read up.

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    I vote for the Democrats because I view them as the lesser of the evils.

    I have competing impulses, really. On the one hand, I think that people should be pretty much allowed to do what they like with very little government interference; on the other hand, I believe that we as a society do have responsibility for the collective. My utopia (which would fail, probably) would be small local governments that operate on socialist principles.

    The problem with that is that where the masses tend to want to limit individual freedoms/civil rights (like gay marriage), I think that a larger force sometimes has to step in and impose those freedoms and rights despite the desires of the masses.

    So yeah, basically, I'm torn.

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    92% Libertarian 8%WTF

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    I should be a Republican, but when I registered ten years ago, I was disgusted with the alliance of white collar criminals and taliban judges who are running the party these days, so I signed up as a Libertarian. Since the Libertarians tend to show up with Gold Standard advocates from Roswell for candidates, I end up voting mostly for democrats, filling in the rest with the odd republican who failed to get Jerry Falwell's endorsement and the occasional sane Libertarian.

    Quote Originally Posted by toonia View Post
    I guess I'm an independent. I tend to value the least interference from government possible. The Republicans want to control morality, the Democrats - money. There should be more choices. Perhaps I am a moderate supporter of a stable anarchy.
    Yeah, definately look at the Libertarians. The ones that didn't escape from the asylum are great candidates on those standards.

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    A trotskyist party here that I first came into contact with during a student protest. I liked the way they promoted direct democracy within the student body. Support for organizations of direct democracy [be it in the workers' movement, the student movement or wherever] is the most important indication, in my opinion, of an organization's level of intellectual honesty. Direct democracy is necessary for transparency in decision-making, mass participation and political effectiveness. It's not easy to find this trait among self-proclaimed marxist parties. Many of them adhere to the principle of direct democracy in theory, but in practice they sabotage or boycott any democratic phenomenon they can't control themselves. It's pretty sad. Also, I don't believe in passive support for a party, I think that active participation and involvement on the inside is necessary, not only in order to practice what you preach, but also to closely monitor the developments that occur in that party and how it changes over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madrigal View Post
    A trotskyist party here.
    Lev Trotsky; a man ahead of his time. Using the Red Army to murder peasants, assisting Stalin into power by refusing to join a coalition opposing him because Lev wanted to be the man himself. An icepick was far too kind.

    At least by 1936 he'd written 21 volumes of his own views. I was lucky enough to sit in the audience in the early 90's as an elderly man, an avid admirer of Trotsky in the 20's and someone who worked with him explained Lev was as vicious as Bukharin, Molotov and the others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hereandnow View Post
    Lev Trotsky; a man ahead of his time. Using the Red Army to murder peasants,
    Wanna elaborate?

    assisting Stalin into power by refusing to join a coalition opposing him because Lev wanted to be the man himself.
    Erm... what are you talking about? He was in the Left Opposition to Stalinism, a fraction whose members were persecuted, judged and killed, and after he realized there was no turning back for the party, he started a new International too.

    An icepick was far too kind.
    *rolls eyes*

    At least by 1936 he'd written 21 volumes of his own views. I was lucky enough to sit in the audience in the early 90's as an elderly man, an avid admirer of Trotsky in the 20's and someone who worked with him explained Lev was as vicious as Bukharin, Molotov and the others.
    Because...?

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