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Which side of the political spectrum are you on? Why is that?
 

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Moderate, issues based rather than overarching theory based. I see too many flaws in the overarching ideas of political parties in the United States to be able to identify a party which I can get behind at least 80% of the time. I consider myself a moderate or a centrist, but I'm definitely not apolitical or apathetic to politics.
 

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If i would live in Canada, i would consider voting for the Liberal Party, the NDP or the Greens. The Greens are most likely too small so i wouldn't "waste" my vote on them, since there would be better options. In other countries, there are less good options, and the Greens are often also larger.

I like Justin Trudeau, so chances were apparent, i would have voted for him (i voted in 2014 also for Liberals in my own country), and i would have supported legalizing weed. I would have been very against the conservative-led government of Harper.

My ideologies however is more drawn towards the NDP, the most left-wing party (social democrats) in the Canadian parliament, so i've voted for them in this poll.

In my own country, i'm now a member of a marxist, democratic socialist and ecosocial party called the Worker's Party (PVDA-PTB) of Belgium, and i will vote for them in 2018 and 2019 (most likely). They have a good chance to win some seats at several elections (in my part of the country, in the southern part, they're booming). The Greens however are also a good alternative (but they're not socialist / guaranteed socialist enough). The liberals in my country are mostly right-wing on economy, so i don't call myself a liberal (at all), but that depends from country to country. And social democrats need to renew their party, since they're plagued with corruption scandals.
 

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I usually describe myself as a moderate libertarian or something along those lines. I'm toward the middle of the political spectrum so that's what I voted in the poll.

I live in the United States and if I weren't too apathetic to vote, I'd probably register as Independent/Libertarian. I prefer for the government to be as small as possible and I know that I'm definitely on the economically conservative side. Social issues are a different story though, and I take those on a case-by-case basis.
 
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In the middle but lean towards republican/conservatives, not a big fan of tree huggers.
 

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I hate political parties, and I hate the ideological/culture wars we're currently engaged in. It's all so dumb and annoying. However, I have to pick "liberal" because I'm basically communist/ socialist, which isn't really the same thing as being liberal, but it makes me invariably vote liberal.

I used to say I agree with liberals on pretty much everything, but then call-out culture took over, and all the stupid gender stuff. So I no longer really identify with many liberals. I can't, with a straight face, ask someone what their pronouns are.

I do, however, have radical beliefs about race, specifically regarding reparations towards black people and re-structuring society to end white supremacy.
 

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I'm on the side of Lawful Good, so I'm critical of all existing factions since they fail to live up to the highest standards of both individual liberty and civic order. I voted "conservative" because that's how I'd be generally defined by others, but really only in the Constitutionalist sense of the word. In the late 1700s, I'd be defined as a "liberal" because that word is derived from "liberty" which is ironic in today's context. Also, I bear the title of "civic nationalist" in opposition to both socialism and fascism (which I regard as both falling within the purview of Lawful Evil).

Defy all globalist cucks! ARISE and RESIST!
 
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In stark contrast to 'ol Judson above me, I'm a Libertarian Socialist and internationalist.
So... yeah. I really don't know how to coherently describe it in my own words, so just ask me some questions if you want.
I might edit this post later with a rough description thing, though. Maybe.
 

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What is considered liberal in the US and Canada is considered leftist internationally.
What is considered liberal internationally is considered libertarian in the US and Canada.

The fact that "liberal" is so ambiguous that its usage can range from libertarian to leftist is quite unsettling.

"Classical liberalism", which is actual liberalism, is libertarianism. The word "libertarianism" was invented in response to the leftist "progressives" hijacking the term "liberal", and is synonymous with true liberalism.

Anybody with even slight linguistic competence can see that
"liberalism" and "libertarianism" are both derived from liberty.

It's seriously disturbing to a true liberal how authoritarians are identified as "liberals".

I abstain from this poll.
 

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In stark contrast to 'ol Judson above me, I'm a Libertarian Socialist and internationalist.
So... yeah. I really don't know how to coherently describe it in my own words, so just ask me some questions if you want.
I might edit this post later with a rough description thing, though. Maybe.
Alright then, what exactly is your definition of "libertarian socialism"?
Without context, this could seem like a contradiction, as socialism is a form of economic authoritarianism (with socially authoritarian aspects depending on the specific type: Communism, Fascism, AnSoc-ism, etc).
As fully being both is impossible, do you mean you're only socially libertarian and only economically authoritarian? This would define "libertarian socialism" as a half-half ideology, being half libertarian and half socialist, having these two ideologies coexist without them contradicting each other very much.
 

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Alright then, what exactly is your definition of "libertarian socialism"?
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How're they contradictory?
Socialism's an economic system.
As for the "Libertarian" bit, honestly the definition Google gives is basically it for me.

"A political philosophy advocating only minimal state intervention in the lives of citizens."

So basically, minimal state intervention in the lives of citizens with a socialist economy.
 

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K-Selected rightist wolf person here. Also fond of libertarianism and restoring the monarchies. If were Canadian, I'd vote for whichever party is most demonized by the mainstream media.
 

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Maybe I'm a terrible INFP, but my political opinions are usually quite malleable. I am constantly reassessing my stance any time I get new information or a new perspective and I find it easy to get caught up in the moment of an enthusiastic _____ going on about their beliefs.

Anyways, I suppose the few staples that I do have are certainly quite liberal, but most things in life are gray, and so are most of my beliefs.
 

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A right leaning libertarian? I think most libertarians are left leaning cause we're so different on most issues. I'm not traditional or religious or patriotic so I wouldn't say I'm a conservative per-se, idk.
 

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A right leaning libertarian? I think most libertarians are left leaning cause we're so different on most issues. I'm not traditional or religious or patriotic so I wouldn't say I'm a conservative per-se, idk.
There are many non religious conservatives, such as hunter avallone.
 

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Used to be a libertarian until libertarianism was infested by conservatives and alt-rights who didn't want to be called conservatives or alt-rights so I meandered over to classic liberalism but that too has been infested by conservatism/alt rights so now I identify as clearly liberal since conservatism and libertarianism policies don't benefit the greater good. They've become the parties for the selfish as fuck, threaded through with bigotry of many forms.
 

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Used to be a libertarian until libertarianism was infested by conservatives and alt-rights who didn't want to be called conservatives or alt-rights so I meandered over to classic liberalism but that too has been infested by conservatism/alt rights so now I identify as clearly liberal since conservatism and libertarianism policies don't benefit the greater good. They've become the parties for the selfish as fuck, threaded through with bigotry of many forms.
Stealing from the rich and middle class makes you a bad person actually.
 
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