Most of my friends know that I am interested in politics, and that I am unaffiliated and that I refuse to consider my self liberal or conservative.
Liberalism is the belief in the importance of individual liberty and equal rights.
Conservatism is a political and social philosophy that promotes the maintenance of traditional institutions and supports minimal and gradual change in society.
These terms do not make a lick of sense to me. To be conservative in this day in age..it's pre-determined that you support a nation "under god".
To be liberal these days, it's pre-determined that you are only after the freedom of the people, if it goes against the constitution or not. that is at least what politicians and the media are making it seem to be.
now, liberals tend to agree to the separation of church and state which is clearly in the constitution but yet most conservatives are religious and are against this idea?
so..where does this leave someone who fully supports the constitution and doesnt want it to change while supporting liberty and equal rights?
A better question...why do we feel that we have to label ourselves as if on a store shelf and the American people are buying?