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Political definitions...and what they REALLY mean.

Updated on September 1, 2009

The less than loved Elephant and Donkey.

Lets fight it out.
Lets fight it out.

Politics say wha...?

 The following are true definitions of political terms taken from the dictionary:

Republican - One who favors a republic as the best form of government.

Democrat - One who favors a republic as the best form of government.

Libertarian - a person who advocates liberty, esp. with regard to thought or conduct.

Independent - a person who votes for candidates, measures, etc., in accordance with his or her own judgment and without regard to the endorsement of, or the positions taken by, any party.

Liberal - a person of liberal principles or views, esp. in politics or religion.

Conservative - a person who is conservative in principles, actions, habits, etc.

Right-Wing - members of a conservative or reactionary political party, or those opposing extensive political reform.

Left-Wing - members of a liberal or radical political party, or those favoring extensive political reform.

Constitutionalists - an adherent or advocate of constitutionalism or of an existing constitution.

These definitions seem so simple and broad.  Now, let me tell you what the REALLY mean.  Though this is from the viewpoint of a Reagan Conservative, I will do my best to keep an open mind.

Republican - A person who believes in Conservative values but have been betrayed by the people currently leading them.

Democrat - An ass... literally... it's represented by a donkey.  A democrat is just a liberal in disguise.

Libertarian - What  we should ALL be.  Not blurred by political parties.  Libertarians stand for what is right for liberty and what is right for our country.

Independent - Usually a democrat who wants to vote in Republican primaries so the Republicans get the worst candidate possible.

Liberal - Psychopath.  They want to change the constitution to fit their values.  They believe in free rights for everyone... unless, you're a republican or a Christian.

Conservative - A person who wants life to be the way it was in the 1950's.

Right-Wing - Sometimes called "right-wing extremists."  People who are 'right-wing' oppose everything a 'left-wing' person stands for.

Left-Wing - Nutcases who hate anyone who is not 'left-wing.'

Constitutionalists - takes the Constitution word-for-word.  There is no room for movement.  An ultra-Conservative, if you will.

Real definitions brought to you by Dictionary.com.  MY definitions brought to you by Shannon Baich.  Thank you.

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      ShannonBaich 8 years ago from Where ever I go...there I am. But, mostly I'm in Delaware.

      The voice of sanity? Best compliment EVER. Thank you, Madame X!

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      Sean 8 years ago

      Very good, love this hub!

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      Madame X 8 years ago

      Fabulous and very accurate definitions. I just love the voice of sanity.

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      ShannonBaich 8 years ago from Where ever I go...there I am. But, mostly I'm in Delaware.

      YES! I love fighting! Infact, we should start a club... a FIGHT club. haha.

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      robert monroe 8 years ago

      wanna fight about it?

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      robert monroe 8 years ago

      hmmm.... i guess i fit into a few categories at different times on different issues...

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      ShannonBaich 8 years ago from Where ever I go...there I am. But, mostly I'm in Delaware.

      If you're out to make the WORLD a better place... than God bless you. Where exactly do we start with that?

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      Mr. Happy 8 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      "Libertarian - What we should ALL be. Not blurred by political parties. Libertarians stand for what is right for liberty and what is right for our country"

      I have a problem with standing for what is "right for our country". It just makes me feel divisive, nationalism is of the past... We all live on this planet, tenants to Mother Earth really ... we drew some lines, called them borders and then, the land in between the lines: countries. It is all so fake and surreal: let us stand for what is right for this World and not little imaginary patches of land.

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