Me in the Middle hoping for the ‘United’ States of America: Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs

What better day to share this!
So many of us find ourselves ‘in the middle’ of the political spectrum and frustratingly paralyzed by the polarizing, non-compromising left/right ends of the political spectrum. Somehow we need to rise above this and truly become the United States of America forming a more perfect union.

“NOTE: The terms “left” and “right” define opposite ends of the political spectrum. In the United States, liberals are referred to as the left or left-wing and conservatives are referred to as the right or right-wing. On the U.S. political map, blue represents the Democratic Party (which generally upholds liberal principles) and red represents the Republican party (which generally upholds conservative principles).”

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Much has been said during the last election and it left many confused. Who stands for WHAT and WHY is a question kids often ask and how does one explain it all?

Here it is, brilliantly explained by the StudentNewsDaily.com!

We all want the same things in life. We want freedom; we want the chance for prosperity; we want as few people suffering as possible; we want healthy children; we want to have crime-free streets. The argument is how to achieve them…

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2 thoughts on “Me in the Middle hoping for the ‘United’ States of America: Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs

  1. I commented about this on the original blog, which was quoting another site’s article in its entirety — but I don’t see this as a “look for the middle ground” article at all. Perhaps you will disagree with me, and that’s okay. The original writer’s bias came through in the way their talking points were formed (and it’s even more apparent if you go to the original article and look at the parenthetical statements). This is, from where I sit, a politely phrased and somewhat deceptive denigration of the Progressive viewpoint. For instance, the Conservative perspective isn’t really about limited government. You can’t call making laws that prevent women from exercising their full range of medical options “limited,” or moving funds from programs that support the general welfare into the military budget … just to name two examples. It’s just moving around money in different ways.

    You may see it differently from me, and that’s okay. I just don’t think this was nearly as neutral as the previous blogger wanted to say it was.

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    • Very good points, Sharon! I haven’t read through the issues carefully and didn’t see the parenthetical statements on the original website. I’ll take a closer look. Some of the issues (conservative/liberal) overlap in concerns that I agree with. And, of course, there are some I don’t agree with.

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