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Are you left wing or right wing???

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Barrelbulge(Fl), Aug 3, 2011.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Are you left wing, or right wing?



    I have often wondered why it is that Conservatives are called the “right” and Liberals are called the “left.”

    By chance I stumbled upon this verse in the Bible:
    “The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left .” Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV) Thus sayeth the Lord. Amen . Can't get any simpler than that.
     
  2. CalamitySJ

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    'If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you've not a conservative at forty you have no brain."

    Since I'm not eager to divulge my age, I guess I'll just "wing" it.

    Calamity
     
  3. SeldomShoots

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    The only good wing is a hot wing.
     
  4. Hal1225

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    It don't matter you're going to die anyway.

    Harry
     
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    Right, but I like my wings mild.
     
  6. kiv-c

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    Neither. I'm more of a breast and leg kinda guy.
     
  7. oskerspap12

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    Broken wing...........
     
  8. capulona

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    I read somewhere that because "right-wing" governments are usually those that rule with a "strong hand" such as military-backed dictatorships, and as such is associated with the right arm, usually the stronger or dominant side.
     
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    From: Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV)

    “ The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left .”
     
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    Left and right wings of politics should correctly be noted as authoritarian on the Left, and anarchy on the Right.

    That being the case, communism, socialism, national socialist, progressives, and big government affectionados are all on the left.

    Libertarians and small government types are more to the right, but closer to the middle.

    Just my thoughts,

    David
     
  11. Hauxfan

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    I throw a ball right handed, but I bat left handed!

    Hauxfan!
     
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    Well I'm left handed - a trait that was considered evil and is described by the word sinister. Does that make me a commie?

    What if a person is as skeptical of the mid west bible thumpers as they are of the California democrats?

    Is there such a thing as normal well behaved responsible adults that don't really lean either way? What if they are the majority but their voices are drowned out by the whining jerks on the fringes?
     
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    I don't have any wings anymore, bad heart can't pass the physical
     
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    I always thought it was because of which side they sit on in the House of Reps., and the Senate.
     
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    Im not any wing, Im head on!
     
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    Bulge,

    Everybody who read your post knew exactly what you meant, yet almost everybody dodged the question and came back with a wise cracker answer. Hardly anybody was willing to take a stand. Maybe that's why Obama ate our lunch in 2008.

    Respectfully,

    Kit

    P.S. Mark me down as a Proud Right Wing Extremist.
     
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    I think in the Us senate,the two political partys are separated by an aisle down the middle,so if you held the gavel,the democrats would be on your left side,and the republicans would be on your right side.
     
  18. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    I'm with you WS-1. Bulge.
     
  19. mollyone

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    I aline with WS-1



    Jim Park
     
  20. SeldomShoots

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    So what really is the definition of "right wing" and "left wing". Rather than a broad encompassing term, I consider myself a financially conservative tightwad, who believes business and people should be able to thrive if they are willing to work smart and hard, and that wasting money or over spending is stupid and will put you in the poorhouse. I also believe that the Department of Homeland Security is the biggest waste of taxpayer dollars ever conjured up by the Federal Government. Yet it was brought into play by so called "right wing" politicians. Since December 15, 1791, the Second Amendment has been our best "homeland security". No foreign nation wants to invade a country where nearly everyone has shotgun, rifle or pistol in the nightstand, closet or under the bed.

    Then you had the bailout conjured up the the right wingers and the stimulus conjured up by the left wingers which was a complete waste of taxpayer money. You also had the left wing politicians not wanting to make much in the way of spending cuts and the so called right wings that voted for raising the debt limit anyway.

    However, did anyone see any right or left wing politician say, in order to cut the government spending, I propose that the house, senate, president and federal court system judges take pay cuts or cut back on their retirement benefits? Hell no. So, right wing and left wing are truly terms that don't meant squat in Washington, nor does it appear that so called right wingers are conservative.

    Kit, I can't align myself with something that can't really be defined or shown as a true example, and that is why I made my wise crack about hot wings. I like aligning myself in front of a plateful of them, because they are what they say they are. What I am is an extremely frustrated American fed up with all of the so called right wing and left wing politicians

    John Ertel
     
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