I'm quite traditional and come from a traditional background.
I intend to raise my children traditionally aswell but it seems to me that most conservative people are actually very hateful and angry? Like my stances on most issues are conservative but I still believe that anybody can do whatever they want as long as they don't shove it down my throat.
Unfortunatley many conservatives are very intolerant and hateful under the cover of not being "PC".
I'm not PC but I still know how to share my ideas in a honorable civilized way without offending people from the other side by being disrespectful (no matter the stance even if it's completely different from mine).
Constructive criticism and Cheap insults are not the same obviously.
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Most people try to describe their political views along a line, but that's not really possible, because there is not just one but rather TWO main concerns politically - personal freedom and economic freedom. Thus, it needs to be a two-dimensional description, such as this graph:
Somehow, in the US, the two major parties each (nominally) are for one type of freedom and against the other - which in my opinion is just insane, because we all lose no matter what. I'm a libertarian - I believe in minimal government/low taxes but also in personal freedoms (that are balanced by personal responsibilities).
Here's a quick 10-question quiz to find where you fall on the above graph:
Anyway, as a libertarian, I believe that people have the freedom to be who they want to be as long as they take responsibility for themselves (and their children, should they decide to have them, until those children become adults). It's completely possible to have traditional values and gender roles - because you WANT to - and still believe in "liberal" personal freedoms.
For example, many women were feminists because they wanted the CHOICE of whether or not to be a housewife or a (out-of-the-home) worker. But over time, many feminists came to believe that women who CHOSE to be a housewife - the more traditional role - couldn't be feminists, because feminists HAD to be "independent", which meant working. They forgot that feminism was about CHOICE, and one of those choices was to choose a traditional over a "modern" role.
To me, there is no conflict between the freedom to choose a traditional or "conservative" lifestyle and still believe in the "liberal" ideals of CHOICE. I just believe that we are each RESPONSIBLE for the choices we make, and shouldn't look to others - much less FORCE others via government taxation - to protect us from the bad choices we make.0
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The media just makes it seem like the far right and far left are duking it out every day.
In reality, most people are fairly centrist and tired of all the damn shouting.0