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Old 11-09-2012, 04:19 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by casino is no lie
While 10 out of 10 of the best educated states in the US voted for Obama
Originally Posted by evolved

Food for thought - a useful summary:

Right Wing moderates: argue for lower taxes, shrinking government and want to grow the economy. Right wing moderates generally tend to resist the redistribution of wealth and emphasize the restoration of moral values. They are typically opposed to big government and regulation, except on matters of security and the restriction of particular rights: abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, and other institutions regarded as immoral.

Right Wing Extremists:
tend to be older, predominately white and male, less educated and/or less likely to be college graduates than left wing counterparts. Tend to be anti-socialist, found in rural settings, identify with Christian fundamentalism. They also oppose symbols of centralized governments. They are protective of their rights to be left alone, right to bear arms, and engage in activities against minorities, immigrants, gays, and abortion clinics.

Left Wing moderates: tend to be interested in changing the status qou and are concerned about economic and social inequality, corporate power, the rich, and they favor the rights of minorities and ordinary workers. Left wing moderates emphasize the need for the expansion of rights and entitlements of the poor and disenfranchised and the responsibilities of the rich and powerful.

Left Wing extremists: Tend to be more educated, more likely to be a college graduate than right-wing counterparts. Are pro-socialist, oppose economic status qou, operate in urban settings, dislike symbols of oppression.

Source: Forst, B. (2009). Terrorism, Crime, and Public Policy. New York: Cambridge University Press.

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