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Is this even possible??

Is it possible to be a "Cultural Liberal" and at the same time a "Fiscal Conservative?"

Fiscal conservatism is a political term used to describe a fiscal policy that advocates avoiding deficit spending. Fiscal conservatives often consider reduction of overall government spending and national debt as well as ensuring balanced budget of paramount importance. (From Wikipedia)


Yep... that's definitely me...


Cultural liberalism is a liberal view of society that stresses the freedom of individuals from cultural norms. It is often expressed, in the words of Thoreau as the right to "march to the beat of a different drummer".Cultural liberals believe that society should not impose any specific code of behaviour, and they see themselves as defending the rights of non-conformists to express their own identity however they see fit, as long as they do not hurt anyone. (From Wikipedia)


Ok... that's me too. 


So, YES it's definitely possible. 


Quite honestly, please cut loose in the comments or on social media sites... why you too don't fall into both of those categories?


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15 comments:

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    1. You guess? I would love for you to elaborate... cause thats not so convincing.

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  2. I think that is what many call a Moderate Republican..

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    1. Couldn't it also be a moderate democrat?

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  3. Cultural liberalism, I think more so...let the chips fall where they may, but be sure to count the chips and tilt the table...lol

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    1. yeah.. could be... Some of this shit seems so simple to fix but noone will do the right thing.. its all party based.

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  4. The problem is deciding which belief is more important when voting.

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    1. I want to vote for someone who believes both of those principles... why isn't that possible?

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    2. Big money for advertising, campaign trips, etc to a candidate seems to come from one side or the other, not down the middle.

      I feel like I'm fiscally conservative and culturally liberal. Do the combined definitions form into the Libertarian platform? From what I've read of them, it seems to be a close match in those areas.

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    3. Jan,

      I do feel like its a Libertarian platform... But... 2 things:

      1. I can't vote in the primaries around here as a Libertarian.

      2. The Libertarians keep putting douchebags up as Presidential candidates.

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  5. What I don't get is why wouldn't everyone want both of these views? It's beyond obvious that I am a cultural liberal. But I don't want the government to spend money we don't have either & I DEFINITELY think they need to resolve the deficit....immediately.

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I love the discussion in the comments.. so... GO FOR IT!

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