Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

What's your political position?

  1. Liberal

    7 vote(s)
  2. Centrist

    1 vote(s)
  3. Conservative

    7 vote(s)
  4. Libertarian

    1 vote(s)
  5. Socialist/Communist

    2 vote(s)
  6. Anarchist

    1 vote(s)
  7. Politics is for l0sers

    4 vote(s)
  1. Apr 8, 2003 #1
    I think I know this for everyon in CE&P by now :wink: but I am curious about the rest of PF. So, what are you?

    I consider myself to lean liberal on most issues, though there are plenty I disagree on.
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 8, 2003 #2


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Gold Member
    Dearly Missed

    I couldn't pick one because I have opinions all the way from extreme right to extreme left.

    Extreme right: I believe that IQ, or better g, the factor that connects different IQ test scores, to be a fact of life, and also the difference of distributions in the various subpopulations. This leads me to predict that Head Start never worked and never will, among other violently disliked conclusions.

    Extreme left. About 1.5% of the population owns about 50% of the assets in this country. It wouldn't break my heart at all to see these folks expropriated.

    Middle: I am in favor of welfare reform, but think more should be done to help the poorest people to find and keep jobs.

    War: I was against the war but I am strongly for the troops and feel that now it's started the important thing to do is get it over quickly and bring the troops home.
  4. Apr 8, 2003 #3
    Varying from middle-ish to quite far right. However I agree with many of Tony Blair's decisions over his term (especially Iraq, which Blair really went somewhat against Labour tradition on), so it's a tough one to answer.

    Ah, I know - 'politics is for losers'
  5. Apr 8, 2003 #4
    You ommited compassionate conservatives. I feel left out.

  6. Apr 8, 2003 #5
    You forgot to include "Independent" as a choice.
    I like to think/decide things based on the circumstances and the issue, not by labels.
    Labels are for dividing into groups; where-as I believe it is better to unite into a whole. But it depends.
  7. Apr 8, 2003 #6
    Yeah, I realize that probably no one here fits really well into a group... but the idea was to get a feeling of the general persuasion. I have a lot of independent positions, but I find I agree with liberals more often than any of the others.
  8. Apr 8, 2003 #7
    You left out social democrat and you lumped socialist with communist, which isn't right. I'm a right socialist or a left liberal. I am definitely not a communist.
  9. Apr 9, 2003 #8


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    I'm conservative on most issues, but somewhat liberal on things like abortion and gun control.
  10. Apr 9, 2003 #9
    I'm interested in truth and fairness for all. I would prefer for the most benefit be extended to the most people . Politics, and certainly politicians, will never allow my preferences to exist in a meaningful way.
  11. Apr 9, 2003 #10

    Tom Mattson

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    I voted 'conservative', but I do disagree with them on religion (as in, I wish conservatives would have nothing to do with it).
  12. Apr 9, 2003 #11


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    Evidently centrists don't look at internet boards. I'm not suprised.

  13. Apr 9, 2003 #12


    User Avatar

    I don't have a political position. I make mine up as I go along.

    I guess I can usually be classed as liberal, but I am happy to break ranks.

    Where's the none of the above option?
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2003
  14. Apr 10, 2003 #13
    I have afriend who is a fachist, a friend who is a communist. Im a, I don`t know what I am???
  15. Apr 12, 2003 #14
    Ditto, but you can call it "apolitical", 'Without politics', as what I seek is the best path.
  16. Apr 12, 2003 #15
    My political position is six feet under. I put it there myself.
  17. Apr 12, 2003 #16
    Same here... I consider myself a liberal who supports social programs.

    Actually, I also consider myself a free-thinker. I have no undying allegiance to any ideological group. I always consider individual issues when taking sides. Some might call that an anarchist... as many call Noam Chomsky an anarachist... but I don't really care for labels anyway.

  18. Apr 15, 2003 #17
    i am glad to see we are all out of the box thinking hippies
  19. Apr 16, 2003 #18


    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    does the political position commutes with the political momentum?
  20. Apr 16, 2003 #19
    Politics? Bah, humbug
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook