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Old November 27, 2009, 01:50 PM   #44
raimius
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Phoebe,

I think too often politics is separated into "right v. left." This is a terrible way to label, given the authoritarian/libertarian split amongst conservatives and liberals.

I can easily understand an authoritarian liberal instituting more gun control. It would fit with their general view of the state's role.

I cannot easily understand a libertarian liberal supporting the same policy...unless one frames the debate in a very strange way.

I think the gun control question is more authoritarian/libertarian than liberal/conservative in nature. Oddly, the DNC took the authoritarian side, and the GOP took the libertarian side. I think this is odd, given the stances on other civil/human rights discussions.
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