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  • ... where the Liberals are the conservatives??!!?!?!
    • Well, it's not too different over in the US. The country's been dragged so far to the right that the Democrats are a right wing party and the Republicans somewhat further to the right. There are a lot of commentators out there who refer to prominent Democrats as being left-wing radicals and people with no passports, who've never been to another country and who's views on world politics are carefully formed by Fox News nod their heads in agreement. The US and both major potical parties are so far to the right -- both in terms of political and economic freedom -- that people are being presented with red and maroon as their wide spectrum of choice and many no longer realize it. In fact, this has largely destroyed the Democratic party because they no longer know who they are and they're riding the anti-Republican sentiment right now.

      (Of course, there are those who get apoplectic at the merest suggestion that our two-party system of rich white men isn't representative of the broad scale of political beliefs, but what can you do?)

      • No, the Democrats are not at all on the right. In fact, it's the Republicans who have been dragged far to the left, violating the Constitution to give pay for public schools and medicine and so on; using the language of progressivism ("it's good for society!") to support things like cutting the inheritance tax (which needs no such justification); and so on.

        This country has never been as far to the left as it is right now.
        • This country has never been as far to the left as it is right now.

          You are so correct. The Founding Fathers would have a cow if they saw what both parties were doing.

      • The country's been dragged so far to the right that the Democrats are a right wing party

        I really have trouble seeing the evidence for that assertion. I hear it a lot, but usually it just makes me think, "Ah, that person is so far skewed to the left he's confused."

        I tell you this because I consider you to be the kind of rational person who could actually examine and back up this assertion, if possible. When I start listing issues, and then look to see which side the Democratic Party is on, I get a li

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
        • I've answered, but not here, since I don't want to draw this out any more. If you don't know where I've answered, drop me an email and I'll send you the link.