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    I appreciate those that have responded to my post   I found it very insightful. There are people who I disagree with 90%+ of their posts, not to name names, even about artistic works (which is purely subjective).  I still enjoy reading their thoughts.  I am glad that we can discuss things civically and without judgement about the person's background, gender, racial identity, etc.  It makes me proud to be apart of this community.  :)
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  • U.S. Politics Part 5: Same old Thread...Just New.

    I haven't commented in a long time, so I figure that I should introduce myself, at least where I stand politically.

    About me:
    I will be honest, there are many issues where I find myself struggling to find a solution.  I used to consider myself a moderate independent, but I feel like both political parties have moved towards extreme viewpoints.  There seems to be very little grey anymore.  However, after the shift (whether perceived or reality), I do find myself leaning right.  I lean left on: Global warming, abortion, gay rights, net neutrality, etc.  I lean right on gun control, economic freedom, illegal immigration, racial privilege, etc.  Also against the war on drugs, not sure either side is doing a great job there.

    I am sure that I left out many key issues, this is just off of the top of my head.  I voted third party, I am Hispanic, I love my country and consider myself a patriot.  That doesn't mean that everything is perfect, but I would rather live here than 85% of the developing / undeveloped world.

    On Topic:
    I don't like Milo, he comes across as a provocateur, a douchebag, and a troll.  However, I believe all schools of thought should be discussed civically, especially at "institutions of learning".  He obviously had supporters at the event.  I sometimes wonder if it would be better if counter protests were forced to take place a certain distance from the event?

    I do have a question for you all.  How many of you listen to alternative viewpoints?  I know some of you do, judging by how you respond to Emnofseattle; Cretanbull and akritenbrink come to mind.  I am just curious, not being judgemental.  I read these forums, certain twitter feeds, watch John Oliver, etc. for left wing viewpoints.
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