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Old 01-20-2009, 02:30 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by TO2988 View Post
me too. We need a fiscal conservative/social liberal party
I could live with that myself. However with respect to their approach to power, conservatives have generally spent wildly, created massive debt, and turned to social conservative fear-mongering and hatred to win approval. Chretien's liberals were very much defined as fc/sl I would say. The trouble is that they really had no relevence in a de-centralized country, and without much of an agenda it just became about personalities and power for power's sake.

A bigger step would be to move beyond the dogma inherent in the conservative and liberal labels themselves, toward a simple pragmatic approach that achieves shared values without needing to rely on endless spin and echo chambers. That of course would enfranchise you and I, and take back a good chunk of power from the corporate bloodsuckers that feed off of us through the use of political theatre.
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