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Praetorianus August 15th, 2016 3:45am

Wherever you draw the center line in politics - the line between left and right -, are you more to the left or right of what you perceive as center? It's not about party affiliation but general perception. As you see yourself.

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xxxceo Nationalist
08/17/16 2:56 am

Pretty far right with a few exceptions.

chinito Florida
08/16/16 9:24 pm

I think of myself a moderate conservative. Sometimes I'm to the right sometimes I'm to the left. But usually right.

DiQuellaPira
08/15/16 7:26 pm

I'm very libertarian on the social issues(except abortion), but hard Right on guns, immigration and taxes.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/15/16 3:51 pm

Left, but only because I feel like the middle has been steadily moving in the wrong direction since the start of the Reagan days.

Zfilakas Eleftheria i Thanatos
08/15/16 8:43 am

Idk really, I consider myself pretty centrist. I guess I'm somewhat socially liberal, although I'm a strong supporter of firearm rights. Also, fiscally conservative.

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OhTheIrony Learning from you
08/15/16 8:28 am

I am on the left, but have my fair share of conservative positions. They tend to be classical liberal principles that Republicans often stand up for.

dylan1776
08/15/16 8:01 am

Far right

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Arya8
08/15/16 7:07 am

Social or economic line?

Social I am left.
Economic I am right.

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dylan1776
08/15/16 8:01 am

The left and right model is outdated the model my pfp is more updated you would be in bottom right quadrant with me

Arya8
08/15/16 8:02 am

See my profile pic, lol. Not as far into that quadrant as you, but same one.

dylan1776
08/15/16 8:03 am

Yea well where I am also has too do with civil liberties stances and mostly economic freedom also I am probably extremely socially liberal tbh I am for ending the drug war altogether and legalizing prostitution

sydwel
08/15/16 6:05 am

Left. Extremely far left within typical US politics.

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xtarite
08/15/16 4:47 am

It is much better to use a circle instead of a line

spicysteve M14D SBS
08/15/16 4:46 am

Pretty darn close to the center, I would think. But maybe left by only maybe a tad.

ozzy
08/15/16 4:40 am

We have moved the center line left since Teddy Roosevelt. Now it is way too far left

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LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
08/15/16 7:27 am

I strongly disagree if we're referring to economics. Dwight D. Eisenhower, a republican, made it very clear that he felt that any US politician that questioned the key components of the New Deal were not part of US politics. Nowadays that position is to the left of every candidate except Sanders. Democratic candidates such as Obama and Clinton have been likened to moderate 80's republicans, a description Obama himself cited.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
08/15/16 4:37 am

I didn't say it matters, just curious.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
08/15/16 3:50 am

Fairly left. On the diagram, I'm left-authoritarian. I'm about a half-way diagonal from center to the bottom-left corner.

googer11 Minnesota
08/15/16 12:13 pm

I'm there with you.

skinner Jersey City
08/15/16 3:12 am

I'm center-right.

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LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
08/14/16 11:57 pm

Far left, I put all of mainstream American politics on the right, because they all accept private control over production, with KeynesianSpiderman center-right, Monetarians well on the right, and Austrians and Objectivists on the far economic right. The left is occupied by those who want social control over production, center left are market socialists, than collectivists on the left further and lastly communists or similar economic phenomenon where the means of production are held in common.

LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
08/15/16 12:05 am

Lmfao Keynesians, not KeynesianSpiderman, my autocorrect filled in an account name from another app.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
08/15/16 12:52 am

Lmao if we're putting all capitalist economics, including Keynesianism, on the right, and all socialist economics on the left, what's in the middle, corporatism like in fascism?

LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
08/15/16 7:06 am

I guess social democrats in the newer sense are pretty appropriate for the economic center. As for Fascists and Nat socs, Strasser would be center, Hitler center right, Mussolini on the right, and Pinochet on the far right.

geoag02 Dallas, TX
08/14/16 11:45 pm

My personal views are pretty far right, but not really the republican version of right because I don't think the government should involve themselves in people's personal decisions at all.

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GingerFascist Ireland
08/14/16 10:17 pm

Generally, right. But depending on the questions asked I can lean left economically.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
08/14/16 10:11 pm

I'm right of whatever line you draw!

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susanr Colorado
08/14/16 8:57 pm

Falling off the left side.

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
08/14/16 9:01 pm

Really? You seem pretty moderate, so what's very left?

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
08/15/16 12:54 am

Susan, I would think you're pretty centrist, especially because I haven't heard you advocate for anything like workers owning their own workplaces ans stuff that I would consider to be on the left of the spectrum. (I agree with LeftLibertarians description above)

Praetorianus Fair enough.
08/14/16 8:53 pm

Center-right with an occasional liberal hiccup 😹

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Senate101 San Diego
08/14/16 8:54 pm

True for me, with the directions opposite. Center left, with an occasional conservative hiccup. :)

goldz oh this world
08/14/16 9:37 pm

Senate that's pretty much me. Actually from what I've seen in VC I agree with you a lot.