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posted by melmarino

In reply to: Don't Give Up, It Ain't Over »

November 9, 2012

@ErichForschler: @demosthenes: Well, I think all the labels that circulate have lost their meaning in the modern vernacular. There are too many issues to pigeon-hole people. For example, I am pro-choice and pro-death penalty (in some cases). I am also all for raising Medicaid income limits to include more people and get more people insured, but I am against the forced private purchase of insurance. I'm pro-gun, but also for increasing the thoroughness of background checks and anti-assault weapons. For term-limits and against lobbying money.

So, how in the world do I get pegged as a conservative? One issue. Illegal immigration. I'm against it 100%. I am all for legal immigration 100% so it isn't xenophobia.

All the labels: conservative, liberal, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Green, etc, etc The fact is there aren't enough political distinctions in the American political vernacular to classify people accurately and, so, people lump you into a big category if you meet even one criteria.

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