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Old 10-15-2003, 07:10 PM
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I have only been eligible to vote once provincially and I voted Liberal.

Federally I have been able to vote twice. First time I voted PC and second time Alliance. This time around (whenever Martin decides to dissolve Parliament) I will probably vote Liberal, but I be looking strongly at the PC platform too.

For those who are wondering what the heck Im talking about, this is where these parties lie on the Canadian political spectrum:

Liberals are pretty much dead centre - a nice mix of socialism and capitalism

PC - a bit right of centre - like the Liberals but with more capitalist tendancies

Alliance - furthest right mainstream party in Canada - I don't agree with many of their policies, (but I had local reasons for voting Alliance last time round) - Preston you should have kept in Reform.
You left out some of the other guys.....

NDP - left of centre, staunchly socialist, runs federaly but never wins. Does so-so provincially.

Green - way left of centre, very socialist (I do like their platform of corporate accountability though.) A provincial party for now as they are mounting a more concerted effort to achieve federal party status.

Natural Law - okay these guys are so far out there you can't really qualify as being left. They stand for legal pot mostly and have some far out notions regarding national defense and basic physics. Provincial/Municipal only (though they do try to make the federals).

Marxist-Leninist - The lovable communist party; has made a go at things since the 1920s. Provincial/Municipal elections only.

Commonwealth Party - Last I checked they were a breakaway from the Marxists, and followed Trotsky(?) communist teachings. Provincial/Municipal.

Monarchist - generally tow the same line as the PCs, but believe in giving more power to the Queen (basically a return to the early to late 19th century). Provincial/Municipal.

Thats all I can remember for now......

Oh yeah I vote PC federally and Liberal provincially. I'd like to see a PC minority government federally, and a minority Liberal party provincially.
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Old 10-15-2003, 07:12 PM
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I'm a member of the Green Party.

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Old 10-15-2003, 07:19 PM
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i hate labels. i just vote for whoever is the best person for the job
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Old 10-15-2003, 07:32 PM
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I'm fairly liberal
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Old 10-15-2003, 07:43 PM
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I suppose you could call me a liberal but I usually vote Conservative because I find the the Conservatives are more on the liberal side.

However, this year in our provincial elcetion I voted Green because, well the NDP never win...they don't even have official party status (or at least they shouldn't because they didn't win enoug seats) and I never vote Liberal and Mr. Ernie Eves just dissapointed me.

I didn't bother with the other parties because they are of no interest to me. Green is on it's way up.



edited because I found some spelling mistakes and they bothered me

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Old 10-15-2003, 08:32 PM
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I'm conservative/libertarian in the sense that I think people should be responsible for themselves and self-reliant. Definitely fiscally conservative. I also believe many drugs should be legalized and that Government Agencies are in many cases unconstitutional.



Couldn't of said it better. I'm a registered Republican. But, thats not to say we don't have a lot of idiots running our party. I don't think the president is the brightest in the world, but I do think he has most of the qualities I'd like to see a president have.
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Old 10-15-2003, 08:41 PM
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Vote for who ever it best to do the job! I did vote republican in the last election is California
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Old 10-15-2003, 08:49 PM
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I am a line straddling Independant in ultraconservative Republican Bob Dole country.After all these years he is still revered here in Kansas. However,I vote for whoever can do the most for me.Sometimes it was him but most of the time it wasn't.
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Old 10-15-2003, 08:57 PM
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Old 10-15-2003, 09:28 PM
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Republican.

Staunch.

And was about to be highly involved with the RNC until I moved out of California into Texas...

Then I had to focus on my career...

But, I would have found some friends of my family who are highly involved in the RNC in Houston, Texas...

Now I live in the Pac Northwest...

Still like being a Republican. And I voted in the Californian Recall...

I voted for Indian Gaming... Since they are the only folks in California that are making any money all the time...
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Old 10-16-2003, 12:38 AM
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Whoa.... wait.....

Okay the info about Canadian parties has changed a bit because the PCs and Alliance parties just agreed to a possible merger.
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Old 10-16-2003, 12:53 AM
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I'm conservative/libertarian in the sense that I think people should be responsible for themselves and self-reliant. Definitely fiscally conservative. I also believe many drugs should be legalized and that Government Agencies are in many cases unconstitutional.

Some self proclaimed conservatives bring their religion in and proclaim religious politics to be conservative politics. I believe this is BS. Church stays out of state and vice-versa -- period.

Socially, I'm pretty strongly conservative but NOT for moral reasons, more for fiscal ones. For example, I think gay marriage is a horrible idea not because of the morality of it, but because of the financial cost to a society that largely does not support it.
I can get on board with that. Why don't you run for election?
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Old 10-16-2003, 01:19 AM
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Independent. Socially, I'm way over to the left, fiscally center. But, I do support a strong military; I'm probably one of the staunchest military boosters you'd find. I like the idea of General Clark because we need someone who has served some serious time in the military to manage these quagmires we've gotten ourselves into.
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Old 10-16-2003, 02:16 AM
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Couldn't of said it better. I'm a registered Republican. But, thats not to say we don't have a lot of idiots running our party. I don't think the president is the brightest in the world, but I do think he has most of the qualities I'd like to see a president have.
I'm actually not so sure that the rumors about the pres hold much water. If you're from a place like Oklahoma, you learn never to judge someone's intelligence by their hick-accent

I mean.. Dan Quayle... okay, he was stupid.
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Old 10-16-2003, 02:33 AM
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I'm actually not so sure that the rumors about the pres hold much water. If you're from a place like Oklahoma, you learn never to judge someone's intelligence by their hick-accent

I mean.. Dan Quayle... okay, he was stupid.
You should join the Green Party with me.

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