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  • I'm not American, so neither. I can tell you the political party I support in England if it helps? Sorry, I like politics and want to answer!
  • Ok, in Britain I support the Labour Party. I do because they have done a lot of good things over the past seven years, and I believe it is a more 'for the people' kind of party rather than the Conservatives, and the Liberal Democrats have turned into alcoholics who use rent boys. But to be honest, I hate the BNP party more (British Nationalist Party) because they are racist and will turn Britain into a dictatorship, similar to V for Vendetta actually.
  • I would have to say that I am a democratic liberal. And that is kind of weird for me considering that I am in the US Airforce. I just know that our country is corrupt and our leaders are terrible people that hurt things more than they help. I would say that I am almost a hippie when it comes to political thinking. Not quite, but almost...
  • A Republican, because we can no longer trust Democrats to defend the country from its enemies. For example, they have been doing everything in their power to prevent our government from doing the kinds of things that let the British government prevent terrorists from exploding ten airliners in mid-flight. There are plenty of other examples, but Democrats as a rule can't be trusted with national security--because they want to hand our national security over to the U.N. And somehow they've never noticed that a huge majority of the votes in the U.N. belong to people who hate us.
  • I am a liberal even though I support some Republicians such as John McCain.
  • a republican, no reason other than i grew up in a solidly democratic area, very rough, where being a republican was unheard of and sometimes dangerous. the local machine was so corrupt and evil that i became disenchanted with dem party. later in life i reviewed my thinking and after looking at all options decided to stay republican. seems there a lot of loonies in the dem party. my opinion.
  • Neither, moderate.
  • I'm neither. I do not agree with either party's platform. Lately, however, I vote Democratic, because of the Republican party's embrace of political Evangelical Christianity. I disagree with the Republicans on things that are important to me and are vital social issues right now (gay rights, women's rights, minority rights, separation of church and state, international politics, etc). I don't care to live in a theocracy, thanks. ************************************************** Rottweiler, I also do not owe you or anyone else a more detailed explanation of my political views. This was an opinion question, and I gave mine in the level of detail that I feel strangers needed to know. However, I will address what a theocracy is. Courtesy of Merriam-Webster's online dictionary: Theocracy - government of a state by immediate divine guidance or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided Right now, the Religious Right is trying to impose their version of religion on government. I do not care to live in a country that bases its laws on an antiquated volume of books that many people believe to be divinely inspired. This is why we have the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights, btw, protects the rights of the minority and the lower classes from the majority (majority will always be represented in a representative democracy) and the rich and powerful. Gary Bauer, "We are engaged in a social, political, and cultural war. There's a lot of talk in America about pluralism. But the bottom line is somebody's values will prevail. And the winner gets the right to teach our children what to believe." Excuse me? I guess we shouldn't give children factual knowledge so that they can decide on their own (which they are going to do anyway) what they believe. Someone is going to win and indocrinate them. Bauer wants it to be him and those like him. (Wonder how he'd feel if I started teaching my theology to his kids - presuming he has them.) Bauer is for teaching creationism in the classroom. This is not about what Christians can teach their own children. They can teach their children creationism at home and at church now. No one is saying that they can't. Therefore, this must be about something else. What could that be? Could it be what they get to use government money to teach EVERYONE ELSE's CHILDREN? It is about a desire to indoctrinate other's children. Religion belongs in church or comparative religions and philosophy class. Creationism is not a product of the scientific method and, therefore, belongs no where near a science classroom. Pat Robertson, "I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that's the way it is, period." and "(T)he feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians." and "[The National Organization for Women] is saying that in order to be a woman, you've got to be a lesbian." The definition of feminism is, "The belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes." He bases his answers solely on his interpretation of the Bible with no room whatsoever for compromise or other opinions. I have yet to find a single statement by NOW saying anything remotely similar to what he claims. He's very politically active, and has actually run for President. His show reaches millions of Americans. Pat Robertson again, "[Homosexuals] want to come into churches and disrupt church services and throw blood all around and try to give people AIDS and spit in the face of ministers." Yeah, this is based on fact... *rolls eyes* Pat Robertson again, "I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: if there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God, you just rejected Him from your city...And don't wonder why He hasn't helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I'm not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that's the case, don't ask for His help because he might not be there." Yup, you didn't vote the way I wanted you to (which is, of course, the way God wants you to), so don't ask God for help anymore. This is the religious right. The Republican party has aligned itself very closely with them. I think I've made my point. If you cannot have a respectful discussion, we will not have one at all. The name personal attacks and self-censored profanity are uncalled for. I also never said Pat Robertson was a Republican. I said he is a part of the Religious Right whom the Republican Party has closely aligned itself with. Any rudimentary study of history will tell you the origins of creationism, and they aren't scientific. Would you also like some Dr. James Dobson? "Many people, myself included, believe that the deterioration of public education in recent years can be linked directly tour inability to reach values and show respect for God in the classroom." Since we cannot establish religion, which God do you suppose we will be respecting in the classroom? Why, his, of course. He doesn't mean that he wants to take turns on which God you honor. He doesn't even equate it to being able to teach creationism, only to honoring God in a classroom. How about some Falwell? "If we are going to save America and evangelize the world, we cannot accommodate secular philosophies that are diametrically opposed to Christian truth ... We need to pull out all the stops to recruit and train 25 million Americans to become informed pro-moral activists whose voices can be heard in the halls of Congress. I am convinced that America can be turned around if we will all get serious about the Master's business. It may be late, but it is never too late to do what is right. We need an old-fashioned, God-honoring, Christ-exalting revival to turn American back to God. America can be saved!" "Moral Majority Report" for September, 1984 "If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being." Gary North? "This is God's world, not Satan's. Christians are the lawful heirs, not non-Christians." --Gary North, Political Polytheism: The Myth of Pluralism (Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1989), p. 102 Yup, the rest of us just have to go along for the ride... Randel Terry? "America is under the judgment of God. And if we are ever going to rebuild this country, it must be under God's law. Our goal must be simple: We must have a Christian nation built on God's law, on the Ten Commandments. No apologies." George Bush, Sr? "I don't know that atheists should be considered citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God." August 27, 1988 Yup, you cannot be a citizen. No matter that the nation was founded on principles of the freedom OF religion and FROM religion. The "under God" wasn't added to the pledge until the 1950's. Failing history is apparently a family trait. Pat Buchanan? "We're going to bring back God and the Bible and drive the gods of secular humanism right out of the public schools of America." Makes it pretty clear that he sees room for only one god - his - in the public schools. D. James Kennedy? "The Christian community has a golden opportunity to train an army of dedicated teachers who can invade the public school classrooms and use them to influence the nation for Christ." Let me know if I've missed one you want to hear.
  • I go both ways really. I definetly believe in equal rights regardless of being gay or straight. I think that I lean more to the democratic party than the republican party. I was grown up republican. huh, that's weird.
  • I am a Democrat with leanings toward the far left, but what I believe is immaterial to the system of US government. The system itself must changed and fully consider the meaning of the separation of church and state. This is what makes America different from Catholic nations like Spain, which has legalised same-sex marriage. Therefore, the Republican government is inherently leaning to the far right because of a refusal to disallow religious beliefs to saturate policy, such as the Christian view of marriage. So it doesn't really matter which way you swing, what matters is policy that is not a manifestation of religious views, something that once again, is unique to the USA.
  • I generally say I am a democrat although I don't really agree with alot of what any of the parties are up to. Here is a quote that sums up what I believe quite nicely: Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right. H. L. Mencken
  • Neither We have a different term for each in Australia Labor or liberal
  • G'day John1513, Thank you for your question. I am another Australian. Our major parties are Liberal, Labor, National and Green. There are the Australian Democrats but they are fast becoming irrelevant polling at 1% or less. The Liberal Party is our equivalent of the Republican Party. I belong to it so I would be a Republican in America. Regards
  • Niether.I am a felon so I have no voting rights.If I knew which party pressed that law then i would be the opposite.
  • I'm Australian and I vote for the Greens.
  • As PJ media puts it, I am a "Freeranger". "When Pajamas Media was just forming, a fair number of bloggers were uncomfortable with the conventional left-right, liberal-conservative dichotomized pigeonholes of the mainstream media. We wondered how others felt, so in the fall of 2005 we looked for research on this area. Not being able to find any, we commissioned in October 2005, a poll with Princeton Research. Question 21 of that poll asked if the respondents felt that the labels of liberal or conservative applied to them. Not entirely to our surprise, those respondents did not reflect a minority view, but actually a plurality of the American public. 43% of those responding felt that neither the liberal nor conservative label totally applied to them, a percentage vastly greater than those who identified with either polarity. But we also found these people aren’t actually centrists in the conventional sense of that word. They have passionate feelings from all sides of the spectrum, not just the middle ground. Someone could be a complete social liberal while being an adamant war hawk. Or the reverse. In other words — these people are 'blends' with some values from the liberal side and other values from the conservative side. They are not 100% partisans that are glued to a typical ideology. Thanks to an excellent submission from one of our readers, we have dubbed this group the 'Freerangers'. This October 2005 research however seems even more relevant in the fall of 2006. This is a time when some media, political and even blogger camps focus on 100% partisan purity. We want Politics Central to be an environment for a broad range of ideologies including the unserved Freerangers. We see that there can be Freerange voters, Freerange politicians and Freerange media (like Politics Central). Freeranger Central is the area where we examine this phenomenon with research and analysis." http://politicscentral.com/section/freeranger_central/
  • I am Republican. I do not vote a straight ticket, however. I vote for the person. But in all honesty, I do not vote for any Democrats. I either vote Republican or I vote Libertarian. And I am leaning towards Libertarian more and more.
  • Neither. I vote for who I think is the best person for the job.
  • I'm a Democrat.
  • mostly democrat because the people i want to vote for are democrate so i'm mostly democrate with a little bit of indpendent in me
  • democrat although it dosnt really matter right now I think we all hate our president
  • I just say I am Conservative really.
  • Libertarian. Because Republicans are too far to the right and Democrats are too far to the left.
  • I'm an Indiana Democrat. Since I'm a democrat in a very very conservative state, this basically means that if I where to go to a moderate state, or a liberal state I would be considered a republican. I'm a social conservative (A lot of people would say extremist conservative socially), but I belive that government has an obligation to take care of its poorest citizens while encouraging them to work and contribute to the economy. And I'm a moderate on foriegn policy matters. When I vote for the dems in my state they fit well with my points of view. But when I exit my state they don't fit very well. In national politics I wouldn't fit well with either party. Vilsack/Bayh '08 (crosses fingers)
  • Im a Republican, and I have voted that way both times that were possible for me. Im not sure who Im going to vote for next election. If Hillary gets the Democratic nomination Im definitely voting Republican. If McCain, or Guiliani get the Republican Nomination, Im definitely voting republican. BUT,...If Barack Obama gets the Democratic nomination, and neither McCain nor Guiliani get the Republican vote,...I might vote democrat. I wish I knew more of the hopefuls.
  • Neither. I'm a Liberal. We don't have Republicans or Democrats in Canada. :) Liberals are our centre of all the parties. It would be the equivalent of a left leaning Democrat in the states I guess, since our Conservatives are about equal to the American Democrats.
  • LIBERAL thanks for asking!
  • I am registered as Libertarian. I vote based on the best candidate whether they be Democrat, Republican, Independent or Mickey Mouse. This whole thing of whether you are Democrat or Republican has been the road to mishap for more years than I care to count. We should all be one party and remember that the politicians work for us, not the other way around. This bickering back and forth over party lines will not solve anything.
  • Im pretty Liberal. why... because im a hippie! =)
  • I'm a right-winger. I vote based on morals and history of the person running though. I've been known to vote for Democrats when they are closer to my beliefs/goals. Not sure what that makes me, independent maybe? Oh, and why....because I believe in the Bible and the truths God has laid out, that there is a right and wrong and it isn't defined by what people lust after at any given moment, and that I think people are typically happier, more peaceful and loving when they follow Biblical standards.
  • I am a "freeranger". http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/278937 You would have to ask me specific questions to get my opinion on certain topics.
  • I am registered Democrat. (Since Viet Nam when it meant something to be liberal. Dems don't know what they want anymore other than to be in charge. Hoping for a good one this upcoming election.) Often vote Republican (small government/low tax policies). I think Libertarian. just can't find one to vote for! (BTW- I haven't seen a D or R running yet that I trust. They seem to be reading the polls and telling the "truths" they think people will accept I've heard all the promises possible in my lifetime, and only seen Reagan keep any. Don't fall for promises. And don't buy any candidates goods without asking the "PRICE" first. All the candidates images and platforms seemed groomed to television and to the zeitgeist- spirit of the times. I think that is why they seem so "bland." I'm waiting for someone with character and integrity to emerge. Somehow, I think the rush of the political stream in DC erodes these two traits.
  • I am right wing with a few liberal tendencies. I hate wishy washy liberalism. It would be difficult for me to say I am definate about a party in England except i definately despise the Labour party and I am not a LibDEM Here go my ratings I admire what Margaret Thatcher did for this country,if she was leader of the Tories today I am sure i would definately be able to say I am a Tory . I have been away from America except for home trips for a few years so cannot really say what i would be there at the moment either
  • Here is a little test that will help you decide. The answer can be found by posing the following question: You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, an Islamic terrorist with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, praises Allah, raises the knife, and charges at you. You are carrying a 40 cal. Glock and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. What do you do? ........................................................................... Democrat's Answer: Well, that's not enough information to answer the question! Does the man look poor or oppressed? Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack? Could we run away? What does my wife think? What about the kids? Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand? What does the law say about this situation? Does the Glock have appropriate safety built into it? Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to my children? Is it possible he'd be happy with just killing me? Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me? If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family getaway while he was stabbing me? Should I call 9-1-1 ? Why is this street so deserted? We need to raise taxes, have a paint and weed day and make this a happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior. This is all so confusing! I need to debate this with some friends for few days and try to come to a consensus. ........................................................................... Republican's Answer: BANG! ........................................................................... Southerner's Answer: BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! click...(sounds of reloading). BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! click... Daughter: "Nice grouping, Daddy! Were those the Winchester Gold Tips or Hollow Points? Son: Can I shoot the next one? Wife: You are NOT taking THAT to the taxidermist!
  • I am a revolutionary, the entire political system of this country needs to be changed.
  • Neither. See my answer here: # http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/278937 [This is a duplicate question.]
  • I'm an Indiana democrat.
  • I'm registered Republican, but consider myself more of an independent (you have to register as one or the other to vote in primaries, though). I think I have a touch of Libertarianism, as I think the government should try to stay out of our lives as much as possible. I can do a better job than they can with my money and life!
  • Democrat.
  • Democrat
  • Im something else... I know its a scary word for Americans, but Im a socialist (sharp intake of breath and much genaflecting from some sections of AB I think)
  • Something else. I have no political party affiliation. None of them match my beliefs closely enough. I am registered to vote as an independent but not as a member of the Independent Party.
  • Neither. I ma not a member of a crime family.
  • Neither. I am a born-again Christian, a Biblicist, and an American. I used to support the Republican party but now I think that both parties are just as evil. -In the Master's service. Thank you and God bless you!
  • You are a smart person.
  • I tend to vote republican, but I am not a republican. I am libertarian.
  • I am a Democrat, but I am not living in the U.S. anymore, so I don't vote.
  • I don't like to identify myself with either. I feel that if I do, I might vote for the wrong person JUST BECAUSE he's from "my party". I think people should evaluate candidates individually and by their politics, not by which "club" backs them up. I think this makes me a non-partisan? I dunno.
  • Neither. I am French.
  • Annoyed registered Republican.
  • Just how insular are you? There is a whole wide world out there.
  • I'm neither, because in essence, there is very little difference between the Democrats and the Republicans. Both of the U.S.'s major political parties operate within, and do in fact embody, a system that's corrupt, classist, and closed-mindedly adverse to any real change. And the only way that America is ever going to get its leadership out of that dead-end system is for people to realise that there are other, better viable alternatives to the two major parties and their candidates. How can we expect any significant change if we continue to restrict our votes to people endorsed by the same two big parties?
  • None of the above. Both parties are totally useless and serve the same purpose: govern following the agenda from the higher power: international elite. My 2 cents.
  • Neither. I'm not am American citizen and cannot participate in the voting system over there.
  • Since there is not much choice,and the unlikeliness of an independent becoming president(which would be the best choice of all),I would go with democrat.They are more progressive thinking and be the best for the country,thus bring the country out of the economic crisis.If one looks through the history of America,when the democrats were in power the country was not at war and the economy was doing great.In the present case now government in the history of the US has an administration put the country in such economic crisis in such a short time as the existing one.
  • I am Independent which if you know anything about Florida elections.. I am basically allowed to do squat when it comes to voting.. hence my lack of faith in it all. Having to vote republican if you are republican.. I mean that is asinine. I love burgers but that does not mean I like every burger out there! It is all hogwash and that sucks for those of us with voices not being heard.
  • Registered independent. I like neither group particularly. I fall in the middle twixt here and there and I like to think for myself and make up my own mind based on information not BS. Neither side is focusing on real issues: -our borders -terrorism -us not controlling our own food supply -us not controlling our own fuel supply -us having big enemies (such as russia) that are getting 'scholarships' from one of our fuel suppliers (venezuela) -we are plowing over our fields to build houses -it is too expensive for many farmers to farm compounding our food supply control issue -our economy - practical steps to fix it not some hokey b*llsh*t Honestly at this point i could care less about abortion, prayer in schools, about gay marriage, about this and that. WHO CARES ... if we are unable to eat, clothe our families and afford to drive to work? Focus on real issues that affect us all or we're all going to be in deep crap! If we do not control our own basic needs as a nation, we will be dominated by one of our many foreign enemies or some other external force. WAKE UP AMERICA!
  • Republican
  • republican
  • I'm registered as an independent....I don't see how I could pick one side or another.
  • I am neither, I am a Libertarian.
  • I'm registered as an Independent.
  • Libertarian, but I'm not voting for their fake Bob Barr this election... I have no idea how he got the Libertarian nomination... I'm voting for the Chuck Baldwin of the Constitutional Party.
  • When I go to vote. I base my vote on who or what I believe is best, for the people. It could be part Democrat, part Republican, part Independent, or all one. I only vote for what I believe is best for us all. And one of the things I don't approve of. Is having to vote Yes or No on a "LOADED QUESTION". Meaning a question that may have more than one subject/topic in it. And you may approve of one but not the other. But no matter what way you vote. You get stuck with something you never wanted. To me it always seems to be pre-fixed......Just my point of view tho..............M.C.S.
  • well I dont support any party because they BOTH are f-ing up, but I value my rights, and say keep the religious nuts out.
  • Texas Republican... :)
  • republican
  • I am republican
  • Neither
  • Democrat. The last 8 years have cemented that for me. Used to be pretty neutral.
  • Democrat
  • Neither of em
  • Neither
  • I am not an American but I follow American Politics. If I were an American I would be an American & not partisan. Being Partisan only causes divisions within a nation & people forget to vote on issues.
  • Independent, or as my mom calls it a cop out. She is devout democrat (unionized Teacher).
  • I lean more towards Libertarian every day.
  • I am a republican, but only because there is no better choice. Personally, I think we need another party to keep the other two honest.
  • Neither. They represent two equally authoritarian wings of the same corrupt bird. Oh, and that bird wants to strip you of your rights.
  • Neither, they're both completely stupid.
  • Neither
  • Registered Democrat but only so that I can vote in the primaries. I am a closet Independent with progressive leanings. I don't know anyone, anymore that proudly proclaims themselves to be either Republican or Democrat. They always add modifiers.
  • I used to be a registered Republican, but now am a Libertarian since both Democrats and Republicans are only concerned with increasing thier power base in Washington. Libertarians want less government while the two major parties love more, more, and more.
  • I'm a Conservative. Most of the conservative values that I lean towards are found in the Republican party. There are dipshits in both parties. . Why did you list this in the Assassinations topic field? Feeling violent today?
  • Based on the demographics of the United States, I find it unlikely that as many people that have answered so far belong to neither party. That being said, I am registered as a Independent voter for the state of North Carolina. I live overseas though, so I rarely vote in local elections and instead vote only on State Congressional and Presedential elections. +3

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