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You Might Be A Liberal If You…

…think the government can spend its way out of debt.

…believe we need to fight big business with big government.

…claim not to be a socialist, but still want the government to regulate the economy.

…defend Obama by arguing "you only hate him because he's black!"

…criticize people who call Obama "Hitler," yet had no problem calling Bush "Hitler."

…worship wealthy celebrities who preach redistribution of wealth.

…think Janeane Garofalo is as intelligent as she is attractive (on second thought, that's an accurate analogy).

…think Fox News is biased because Keith Olbermann told you it was.

…threw out your radio when Air America went off the air.

…think Sarah Palin is the devil incarnate.

…label every conservative as a fascist, yet possess no understanding of fascism.

…think Bush was the dumbest president ever, yet was smart enough to orchestrate the largest inside job that is allegedly 9/11.

…think the bureaucrats who run the Department of Motor Vehicles or post office are qualified to run our healthcare system.

…believe our healthcare system needs to emulate Great Britain's (where hospitals flip the bed sheets over to save money) or Canada's (where doctors have lotteries to see which family to treat).

…think the human fetus is no more significant than a tumor and an abortion is no more morally questionable than a tonsillectomy.

…think a cow or chicken has more of a right to live than a human fetus.

…think An Inconvenient Truth and The Day After Tomorrow are both scientifically-accurate movies.

…want the country to invest in alternative energy sources, except nuclear energy.

…think it's fair to force somebody off their property because an endangered beetle also lives there.

…want to legalize marijuana but ban guns.

…find burning the Koran offensive, but not building a mosque near the site of an Islamic terrorist attack.

…are against giving jobs to foreigners overseas, yet have no problem giving jobs to foreigners in our own country.

…want to give African-Americans and other minorities equal access to jobs by giving them special treatment in hiring.

…think communism or anarchy are good ideas gone bad.

…find it more patriotic to burn the flag rather than salute it.
Inspired by Jeff Foxworthy.

Feel free to leave your own "you might be a liberal if..." in the comment section below.
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VikingPoneSwordsgirl Featured By Owner Edited Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You Might Be A Liberal If You…

…think the government can spend its way out of debt.- 0 liberal points

 No that's a stupid idea. More debt.

…believe we need to fight big business with big government. - .25 liberal points

As long as a business isn't a corrupt business, then I'm fine with big business, so I guess that's one quarter?

…claim not to be a socialist, but still want the government to regulate the economy.- .25 liberal points

What? Ok this is some extreme hyperbole. Of course you need to regulate it just a bit to ensure no one's getting scammed/doing unfair things in the economy otherwise people might obviously use their powers to be jackasses. Other than that, have at it I guess. So...a quarter?

…defend Obama by arguing "you only hate him because he's black!"- 0 liberal points

Nup. Darn stupid argument. No disgreements here and I actually don't like Obama. I can't do anything about it though because I'm Australian :p

…criticize people who call Obama "Hitler," yet had no problem calling Bush "Hitler."- 0 liberal points

Yep, stupid too.

…worship wealthy celebrities who preach redistribution of wealth.- 0 points

I don't care about celebrities and I find them to be distractions to the real problems in the world.

…think Janeane Garofalo is as intelligent as she is attractive (on second thought, that's an accurate analogy).- 0 points

Don't know who that is. Meh.

…think Fox News is biased because Keith Olbermann told you it was. - .50 liberal points

I don't think Fox News is biased because of some guy, however it's obviously meant for hardcore conservatives, therefore is somewhat biased towards them. Lol if you hate me for not liking Fox News that'd be dumb :p.

…threw out your radio when Air America went off the air.-0 liberal points.

Do not care.

…think Sarah Palin is the devil incarnate.- 0 liberal points

Probably is a nice lady, but not the right fit for say, president.

…label every conservative as a fascist, yet possess no understanding of fascism.- 0 liberal points

Lol this would be sooooooooo stupid. I would call an annoying conservative a facist as a joke though.

…think Bush was the dumbest president ever, yet was smart enough to orchestrate the largest inside job that is allegedly 9/11.- 0 liberal points

Nah.

…think the bureaucrats who run the Department of Motor Vehicles or post office are qualified to run our healthcare system.- 0 liberal points

Nah.

…believe our healthcare system needs to emulate Great Britain's (where hospitals flip the bed sheets over to save money) or Canada's (where doctors have lotteries to see which family to treat).- .50 liberal points

I don't think Great Britain or Canada's health systems are good role models, but I do think Scandinavians have a good health care system and we all know Scandivians are evil so I'll just give myself half a point. :p 

…think the human fetus is no more significant than a tumor and an abortion is no more morally questionable than a tonsillectomy.- 1 liberal points

Periods and a few week aboritions are the same and I'm pro-choice (who does not support late term abortion) I guess I'm evil again! :p

…think a cow or chicken has more of a right to live than a human fetus.- 0 liberal points.

No, but hyperbole again.

…think An Inconvenient Truth and The Day After Tomorrow are both scientifically-accurate movies.- 0 liberal points

Do you think I'm a fucking idiot?!

…want the country to invest in alternative energy sources, except nuclear energy.- .50 liberal points

depends, is the nuclear energy in a safe place where it won't explode?

…think it's fair to force somebody off their property because an endangered beetle also lives there.-- 0 liberal points

Again do you take me for an idiot sir? No, the person worked hard for their home.....

…want to legalize marijuana but ban guns.- 0 liberal points

No I'm against marijuana and drug use actually.

…find burning the Koran offensive, but not building a mosque near the site of an Islamic terrorist attack.- 0 liberal points.

Nup, equally horrible.

…are against giving jobs to foreigners overseas, yet have no problem giving jobs to foreigners in our own country.- 0 liberal points.

What's wrong with foreigners?!
But um, yeah I guess I'm ok with giving foreigners jobs overseas?!

…want to give African-Americans and other minorities equal access to jobs by giving them special treatment in hiring.- 0 liberal points.

No. That'd be both racist and unfair.

…think communism or anarchy are good ideas gone bad.- 0 liberal points.

No they're just bad ideas. But I think libertarianism is also a bad idea. Lol :p

…find it more patriotic to burn the flag rather than salute it.- 0 liberal points.

I'm netural to patriotism and think there are better things to focus on than being patriotic.

3/23 liberal points.

Oh no! I always thought I was a liberal!  Well I've been voting for the democrats so long, I just kinda thought I was a liberal! Oh well, time to become a conservaderp :p.
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RottenCanidz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You, my friend, are 100% correct on that.
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Chiminix Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I used to go to a very liberal charter school, and actually had to transfer to a public school because I was so fed up with the people there. I've seen...

-People whine and complain about intolerance then bash Christians within the span of a minute.
-One of my teachers deliberately embarrassing and singling me out. She didn't get in trouble because she was a lesbian.
-Someone get away with embarrassing me by cussing me out in front of teachers who did nothing. I got suspended for telling him to go away.
-People who won't eat meat because killing living things is evil yet ironically support killing unborn children.
-A teacher get after me for being disrespectful and offensive because I placed a wine cork on the mass grave marker of forty men who died slaughtering five-hundred Indian men, women, and children.
-Many people whine and cry about being offended by many stupid things.
-Teachers and other staff single me out for unknown reasons (I speculate whether it has to do with me being the only conservative there.)

That was the worst school I'd been in. Good riddance.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good riddance, indeed.
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yoyonah Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
As a political centrist, I love this :) .
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ;)
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yoyonah Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are most welcome sir.
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Reed-Rankin Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Replace " liberal" with idiot that's when the fun starts
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! :D
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You might be an elitist douche if...

-You mock these people without taking the time to know them. Everyone's different.
-You use stawmen arguments all the time.

I don't believe in most of these things, and I'm a liberal. Shocker!!!
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
To be fair, I wrote this two years ago, and my views have changed since then. I wouldn't exactly consider these people "liberals." Liberal is not a bad word. Most of the Founders were liberal, at least in the classic sense. These people, however, are not liberal, just insane. Which is why I have since adopted the term "libtarded moonbat" to differentiate between real liberals and these folks.
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you act like it is a bad word, same with "conservative" (even if I don't agree with many of their views).

It's ironic because you don't point out libertarian faults. You act as if it is a great idea in lieu of "insane" choices like liberalism and conservatism. Libertarianism certainly isn't perfect, either.

In another entry (or one of your faves), it denounced democracy. If you don't want democracy, pray tell- what DO want?

Something tells me that you would not be willing move to a country without democracy... funny, right?
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Libertarianism isn't perfect, but compared to pure liberalism and conservatism, is a far better alternative.
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pure liberalism and conservatism is expressed by few. I never talked to anyone who was "purely" either.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry to drop in... 'At least in a classic sense.' Yes. Today's libtards would crucify the Founding Fathers as being rabid right wingers.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly. With my conversations with moonbats about "anti-government, anti-tax extremism," I suspect if Thomas Paine were here today talking about ow government is a necessary evil, methinks they would be the ones to cast the first stones.
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Tohokari-Steel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
You might be a liberal if...you believe the American government is imperialistic, militaristic, and corrupt and should therefore be put in charge of the economy, healthcare, regulating business, and telling people how big of a soda they're allowed to buy.
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh, that's weird. I'm a liberal, and I don't think the government should regulate those things.

And yes, I think it's pretty damn corrupt and militaristic. Overblown military budget, 700+ bases around the world, and yet they can't even fund things like education and the police/fire department. What's wrong with this picture?
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! Exactly.
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Tohokari-Steel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
That's a crack I recently heard. Thought it'd fit rather nicely in with that list.
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DeviantART789789 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
As a Liberal, I will show my views of this.

…think the government can spend its way out of debt.

I believe we must both cut and Spend our way out of this mess. We can never truly eliminate the Debt, but we can get a Surplus if we work hard enough.

…believe we need to fight big business with big government.

We must NOT fight ANY business. But we must regulate all businesses to make sure we don't end up having a situation like the one that proceeded the 1929 Stock Market Crash: Few Regulations, Illegal Practices, etc.

…claim not to be a socialist, but still want the government to regulate the economy.

I am a Socialist, but I believe that the Government should NEVER get full control over the Economy. But I do believe that the Government should control certain industries such as Energy and Healthcare.

…defend Obama by arguing "you only hate him because he's black!"

NO NO NO NO NO NO. I defend Obama by simply stating the facts. I only say that if the person who hates him primarily does because of his race.

…criticize people who call Obama "Hitler," yet had no problem calling Bush "Hitler."

Hell no. I call neither Hitler. Neither of them are Hitlers. Bush made some big mistakes, but he is no Hitler. If you want to see a Hitler, look at Saddam Hussein and Moammar Qaddafi.

…worship wealthy celebrities who preach redistribution of wealth.

I have no response to this ridiculous statement.

…think Janeane Garofalo is as intelligent as she is attractive (on second thought, that's an accurate analogy).

Yet again, too ridiculous.

…think Fox News is biased because Keith Olbermann told you it was.

That's because it IS biased. You have shows like Fox and Friends, O'Reilly Factor, Geraldo Rivera, etc. That are Conservative mouthpieces.

…threw out your radio when Air America went off the air.

I don't even know what Air America is.

…think Sarah Palin is the devil incarnate.

Sarah Palin is NOT that. While what she wants this Country believes in is not what I agree with, she is NOT evil.

…label every conservative as a fascist, yet possess no understanding of fascism.

I understand Fascism well. I have studied Fascist Italy, Militarist Japan, Nazi Germany, and Falangist Spain. And most Conservatives are not Fascists. While many Fascists were Conservatives, most Conservatives are not Fascist.

…think Bush was the dumbest president ever, yet was smart enough to orchestrate the largest inside job that is allegedly 9/11.

NO. HELL NO. FUCK NO. I fucking HATE those asshole 9/11 Truthers who believe Bush orchestrated 9/11. HE DID NOT. HE DID NOT!!!

…think the bureaucrats who run the Department of Motor Vehicles or post office are qualified to run our healthcare system.

No. Those who should run our Healthcare system should be ones who are experienced in Healthcare.

…believe our healthcare system needs to emulate Great Britain's (where hospitals flip the bed sheets over to save money) or Canada's (where doctors have lotteries to see which family to treat).

My view on such systems is this: America needs to expand Medicare to all, but keep Treatment Quality the same if not better.

…think the human fetus is no more significant than a tumor and an abortion is no more morally questionable than a tonsillectomy.

I know you're taking a jab at Abortion here. Well my view is this: A Woman has a Choice. But Gender-based and Late Term Abortions should be banned. If the Mother's life is in danger, give them a choice. If they got pregnant from a criminal activity, give them a choice. And finally, RAPE IS RAPE!

…think a cow or chicken has more of a right to live than a human fetus.

Once again, too ridiculous.

…think An Inconvenient Truth and The Day After Tomorrow are both scientifically-accurate movies.

Look, this era is gonna see some big change, primarily regarding the Environment. This is like the Transition to the Internet, or the Transition to the Industrial Age. You can think about that as frightening, or exciting.

…want the country to invest in alternative energy sources, except nuclear energy.

I support Nuclear Energy, including the use of it in Weapons. That's all I have to say.

…think it's fair to force somebody off their property because an endangered beetle also lives there.

Yet again, too ridiculous.

…want to legalize marijuana but ban guns.

I will NEVER support repealing the 2nd Amendment. NEVER. But I want Marijuana legalized. Reasons why are too long to explain.

…find burning the Koran offensive, but not building a mosque near the site of an Islamic terrorist attack.

Burning ANY Holy Book is an atrocity. ANY. But about Park51, you can't even SEE it from the WTC site. It's not even on the site. And 9/11 wasn't an Islamic act. Not even close. Those who attacked us are not true Muslims. Rather, they are Satanists. Osama Bin Laden doesn't fight for God and the Prophet Muhammad, he fight for Satan. So saying 9/11 is an Islamic Terrorist Attack is false.

…are against giving jobs to foreigners overseas, yet have no problem giving jobs to foreigners in our own country.

I am against Outsourcing. Mitt Romney says he is, but he basically Outsourced during his Bain Capital Days. Ironic right?

…want to give African-Americans and other minorities equal access to jobs by giving them special treatment in hiring.

No. I do NOT support special treatment. No way.

…think communism or anarchy are good ideas gone bad.

Anarchy was never a good idea. Communism tried to be good but it soon went down the drain too.

…find it more patriotic to burn the flag rather than salute it.

No. Burning the Flag should be a crime. I salute the flag.
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DrMechano Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As a self-identified liberal, I'd like to civilly counter these points, if I may.

Some of my responses will be arguments defending the assertions that you make about liberal beliefs, while some of them will be clarifications that I- as a liberal- don't believe what you're asserting about my ideology.



"…believe we need to fight big business with big government."
I'm all for businesses, and all for them becoming successful. There's a difference between fighting businesses and regulating them.


"…claim not to be a socialist, but still want the government to regulate the economy."
There's a difference between socialism as an economic system and merely advocating more liberal reforms to capitalism. I support the latter, not the former. However, I do not have the knjee-jerk fear of socialism that most conservatives do. First-world nations like Canada and the UK get on just fine under that economic system, and despite being a capitalist myself, I have seen very clearly that socialism is hardly the economic boogeyman the right likes to paint it as.


"…defend Obama by arguing 'you only hate him because he's black!'"
As an Obama supporter, I have never used this argument. There are racist individuals who dislike Obama due to his ethnicity, but I'm not so dense as to lump all conservatives in with their loudest and most obnoxious members. I'm well aware that many conservatives disagree with Obama on an ideological basis, purely independent of his race. Most of us are quite aware of that, and the few times I've seen the argument you're describing, it was used against someone who really was racist.


"…criticize people who call Obama 'Hitler,' yet had no problem calling Bush 'Hitler.'"
Hitler was one of the most heinous monsters in history. To compare Bush or Obama to Hitler is to trivialize his atrocities. Comparing the party you disagree with to the Nazis- for either camp- is an unfounded and, frankly, stupid move.


"…worship wealthy celebrities who preach redistribution of wealth."
If I like any celebrities, it's due to their skill at their trade, whether it is acting, music, etc. If they happen to speak out for causes I already agree with, I'm thrilled to hear about it, and if they happen to support things I disagree with, I don't let that get in the way of my enjoyment of their work.


"…think Janeane Garofalo is as intelligent as she is attractive (on second thought, that's an accurate analogy)."
I don't know who this is.


"…think Fox News is biased because Keith Olbermann told you it was."
In my personal opinion, every news source has some bias or another, but Fox News is particularly egregious. It has nothing to do with being told it's biased, and everything to do with the blatant editorializing the anchors regularly engage in. Fox News loves to report on a story, and then immediately offer its opinion on the story, thereby telling its viewers what to think (Defeating its slogan of "We report, you decide"). The anchors, commentators, and pundits of Fox News are all so transparently conservative in their reporting that you'd have to be willfully blind not to notice it. Complain about liberal bias in other media all you want; It may exist, but it has never existed in such a blatant way as Fox News's own biases.


"…threw out your radio when Air America went off the air."
Honestly, I prefer to get my news online, so radio's a moot point for me.


"…think Sarah Palin is the devil incarnate."
I don't like her ideology, but I have nothing against her on a personal level. I can say the same for most of the right.


"…label every conservative as a fascist, yet possess no understanding of fascism."
Fighting strawmen with more strawmen, I see. I have not labelled any American conservative a fascist. No successful politician of either party could possibly be a fascist. Both sides are guilty of accusing the other of fascism, and it's always ridiculous.


"…think Bush was the dumbest president ever, yet was smart enough to orchestrate the largest inside job that is allegedly 9/11."
Let me spell this out for you: Most liberals are not</b> "truthers," who believe in some alleged 9/11 conspiracy. 9/11 was a tragic event carried out by terrorists, and I'm not so blinded by my distaste for Bush's policies as to pin responsibility for those attacks on him. Most of us call out these inane conspiracy theorists, just as I feel conservatives ought to call out the "birthers" in their own ranks.


"…think the human fetus is no more significant than a tumor and an abortion is no more morally questionable than a tonsillectomy."
My status on abortion? I don't know. If the fetus is a person, then I'm against it. If it's not a person, then it's merely birth control. As the personhood of the fetus is questionable, I have no firm stake in the debate, and won't until we can more clearly define the matter.


"…think a cow or chicken has more of a right to live than a human fetus."
I eat meat, but respect those who choose- of their own volition- not to. Also, see my above answer.


"…think An Inconvenient Truth and The Day After Tomorrow are both scientifically-accurate movies."
One is a documentary, and the other is a science-fiction movie made for entertainment purposes. Not having seen either of them, I can't comment, though.


"…want the country to invest in alternative energy sources, except nuclear energy."
And that's because nuclear energy doesn't really solve the problem, honestly. The best alternative is one that's completely renewable, and- preferably- clean and efficient. Solar's a very good choice, as despite being expensive on the outset, it practically pays for itself over time. Sunlight is free, after all.


"…think it's fair to force somebody off their property because an endangered beetle also lives there."
I don't think that. Concern for animal welfare is not the same thing as extremist animals-over-humans ideology that PETA and other radical groups espouse.


"…want to legalize marijuana but ban guns."
I'm against recreational drug use, full stop. I also don't want guns banned, only more heavily regulated. Moderation is key here.


"…find burning the Koran offensive, but not building a mosque near the site of an Islamic terrorist attack."
A mosque was never built- or planned to be built- near ground zero. An Islamic community center was being built, many blocks away. This story got morphed over time into "They're buildin' a mosque on top of ground zero! How DARE they!" Ah, misinformation.


"…are against giving jobs to foreigners overseas, yet have no problem giving jobs to foreigners in our own country."
I'm actually not against either of those. I think, however, that we should legally have to pay them as much as we would a citizen. That stipulation alone would decrease the appeal of hiring foreign workers to begin with.


"…want to give African-Americans and other minorities equal access to jobs by giving them special treatment in hiring."
You don't get it, do you? Being a white heterosexual male is like playing life on easy mode. You and I have so much privilege that it's practically invisible to us, because we never have to actually think about our race/gender/sexuality. Discrimination- both overt and institutional- against ethnic minorities, women, and homosexuals, is still abundantly common. And as a straight white male, I for one do not feel threatened by a few meager measures taken to restore some semblance of balance for as long as necessary.


"…think communism or anarchy are good ideas gone bad."
Nah, I don't like either of those. But hey, let me try one! "Conservatives think slavery and segregation are just good ideas gone bad!" Isn't it unfair having someone assume you believe in something just because some people on your side of the political spectrum do.


"…find it more patriotic to burn the flag rather than salute it."
I don't burn flags, nor do I support the burning of flags. I salute the flag as well, because this is my country as much as it is yours, and as a proud American citizen it is my intention to help it progress and change in the manner it ought to. Now, with that said, I don't wave a flag everywhere. I don't wear flag lapels, or see the need to wear the flag on my hats, T-shirts, or bags. The flag is the emblem of my country, but I don't see a compulsive need to wave it constantly.

We can sling stereotypes at each other all day. I think understanding one another, even if we disagree, is more beneficial to both of us. Understanding the way your opponent thinks, rather than making up imaginary strawmen to beat up on, is really something to consider.
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universalqueen Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
i can't decide if i'm a liberal or conservative. i support the social market economy(talking about west germany's economy post-ww2).

i believe we need to fight big buisnesses and labor unions that bribe government officials(luckily not all buisnesses or labor unions) by removing the politicians who accept bribes from them, replacing them with more good,honest, and less corrupt
politicians.

i don't like bush or obama(don't like mccain, clinton, raegan, or jimmy carter either. but the worst president in my opinion in andrew jackson)

i believe that at least most news stations are biased in some way.

i don't like nationalism, and don't like pledging an alliegance to any flag (even though i'm christian. to me pledges of alliegences is like worshiping a country)

i don't support republicans or democrats in this country. their idealogies these days have become more facist.

i don't support abortion, but i don't have a problem with contraception(abortion ain't contraception, it's murder).

I'm neutral on the gay marriage issue.

to me the drug issue is a double-edged sword. the outlawing of drugs caused problems and legalizing it will also create problems.

we need alternate energy sources since oil will run out someday, but nuclear energy ain't the way to go(it's dangerous).

i believe that people on welfar shouldn't be allowed to have more than 3 kids, since since having lots of kids is just a drain on our resources.
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bttlrp Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Firstly, WTF liberalism is right wing, I think you're referring to leftists/social democrats. The government can, and has spent its way out of debt on numerous occasions following WW2 up til the "stagflation" period of the early 70s ;) It's called Keynesianism. Socialism does NOT imply a regulation of the market economy; socialism is an entirely seperate economic system where the means of production are owned by the public. To misuse the word in any other way is simply scaremongering. That defence of Obama is a terrible one, but sadly it's indicative of how many think it's "unamerican" to have a black president. Neither Bush nor Obama nor anyone else other than Hitler, was Hitler. Ok? To suggest anything else is frankly stupid. Yes I agree that it's hypocritical that rich people argue for the redistribution of wealth, but if they make good on their promise to pay higher taxes then hey, all power to them. It must take guts to not be a coward and accept social responsibility. Never heard of Janeane Garofalo.
Fox news is biased because it's just freaking stupid, do Republicans seriously think Glen Beck is anything other than a neurotic, ranting conspiracy theory lunatic? O_o
And I CBA to anaswer the rest but they are incredibly stupid questions.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I’m not surprised “liberalism” is considered right-of-center. True liberalism is about protecting individual rights such as life, liberty, and property (something most modern “liberals” don’t like); wheras modern liberalism is about sacrificing those rights for the “common good.” If the father of liberalism himself John Locke were around today, he would be considered a “right-wing extremist” for his defense of property rights. The ironic this is that most “liberals” claim that the political spectrum is shifting to the right.
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bttlrp Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Locke was more or less a proto-libertarian. The one thing i've never understand with classical liberals/libertarians/right wingers is how they disdain certain human rights (right to strike, join a union, right to a decent quality of life, welfare etc) while affirming others (freedom from government interference, taxes, right to own property etc). Also, I have no idea what you mean with the last statement - isn't the political spectrum shifting to the right? How is it not?
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DemitriVladMaximov Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I know this is an old post but dang I needed to laugh and this put a smile on my face. I'm so happy I stopped by your page and love your insightful and witty posts. I hope that you will continue to post as I love what you have done so far.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! ;)
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cheese1996 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Are you trolling or just plain stupid?
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, don't blame me that there’s too much cognitive dissonance with liberals.
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Ashora123 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Hahaha lol. I'm not a liberal then, though I am a tad communist, but I'm not hardcore into it, mainly I just disagree with capitalism.

Was someone really forced away because of an endangered beetle? That's just stupid lol.
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WicasaWakan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
FAQ #63: What is the policy regarding preview images used for literature submissions?
So you comment on other artists saying they are not really artists but you break simple copyrights by doing this?
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You can't just take any picture from the net and use it on DA.
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
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Ty-Machine Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
so did that mosque ever get built or what. i lost track of that news.
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Ari-Miazaki Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im not sure how true it is....but i heard that mosque being built by ground zero was there long before 9/11...just a rumor.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, that's true.

Personally, I have nothing against the mosque. Muslims have the same religious freedom and property rights as everyone else.

I just find it hypocritical, if not ironic, that the same liberals "tolerant" of the mosque are intolerant against Terry Jones burning the Koran.
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Ari-Miazaki Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah I see I was curious as to the legitimacy of that statement. I have nothing against it either. People are just butthurt because of the 9/11 happenings (not to say they werent a horrible thing) Its just very....ignorant i should think.
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mklamarie Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
i guess i aint a liberal! DEO GRATIAS!
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RosethePoet Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011   General Artist
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especially
'want to legalize marijuana but ban guns'

So true
although there are a couple of them I agree w/, I'm not a liberal;)
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MajorDbag Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
You know, technically when almost everyone outside the US uses the word liberal they are referring to what we in the US call conservatism.

I'm serious, in Japan their right leaning party is called the "Liberal Democratic Party".

On a side note, while I disagreed with most of these to some extent, the only one that got under my skin was the "claim not to be a socialist, but still want the government to regulate the economy." in that it's absurd to say there shouldn't be any government regulations in the economy.

Keep in mind the FDIC, child labor laws, and workers compensation/OSHA are all examples of government regulation of the economy which I would argue are good. Are you seriously suggesting we get rid of those?
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Considering the purpose of law is to prevent people from infringing on other people’s rights, there should be basic regulations to prevent people from fraud and coercion. But that should be it. Other than that, there should be limited regulation.

Most regulations tend to do more harm than good. In fact, many corporations lobby in order to pass regulations that will hurt their competition, or to create barriers to entry for small businesses. The result is a tilted playing field that benefits corporations and hurts small businesses. You could say this is big business in bed with big government, or rather, big government giving birth to big business.
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MajorDbag Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Yeah I would agree with a lot of what you said there but saying I oppose corporate welfare that harms consumers isn't the same thing as saying that government regulation is equivilent to Socialism; I just wanted to point out that not all regulations are bad. The real debate is over how much regulation there should be and I would agree that regulations that help big corporations at the expense of small business and consumers should be removed.
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Dalek1965 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
I have liberal and conservative views on things. As for whole "Giving jobs to foreigners in America" thing, a lot of them come over because our economy is in better shape then the economy of their own country, along with the fact that the so-called "Evil Foreigners" come over here because they love our country.
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BluePhoenixx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Who are you quoting when you say, "the so-called 'Evil Foreigners'"? I've never heard anyone call them evil.

The problem isn't that foreigners are getting jobs, it's that they are illegal, getting jobs, and not paying taxes because it's usually under the table... Not to mention the identity theft that goes with it. He was simply commenting on the hypocrisy or irony of liberals being upset about companies legally going overseas to produce because it's cheaper while being totally fine with companies hiring illegal immigrants, for the same reasons I might add. It's not like hiring illegal immigrants helps our economy either... They don't pay taxes and they send a lot of their money back to Mexico, or wherever they illegally immigrated from.
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SarahJuneBug Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
...Reading this, I'm wondering if I'm not liberal anymore. I'm wondering if I'm just a moderate. :shrug:
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Best to question your own beliefs. I did, and I now consider myself more a libertarian than a conservative.
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SarahJuneBug Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:shrug: Meh, I have my own opinions. I look at both sides of an argument before I pick a side.
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TeraSinube Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Come on, most libs are not hippies.
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blackfox99 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
You really made my day! This is hilarious. Thanks for posting it.

Here's one that goes with defending Obama because he's black.
You might be a liberal if...you call anyone who voted McCain racist.
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zane1193 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Thanks! Great work!! Please tell me you've posted this on other sites where it will be appreciated! Since finding/joining this site,I've realized on an even greater level,how much danger my country is in! LIBERALISM is a DISEASE running rampant in the youth of this Nation! The TEA PARTY has ONE chance to set things right,if we lose in 2012,it's over! We must NEVER allow LIBERAL'S or RINO'S to take control again! You and the other CONSERVATIVE artist's on this site are HEROES! Thank GOD you stand against the INSANITY that is the LEFT!!
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Candicimo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh... well before I read this I didnt have much understanding of Liberalism. Now I do, thanks! And now I know I am one :D
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