I'll assume you're not a royalist then.
Hell no! Line 'em up against the wall, I say!
I'm on the right of the political spectrum, you're on the left. I wouldn't want another Hitler, you would fight a Stalin. We both want a representative democracy. I'm all for a social safety net but want to gently prod the capable out of it. You don't want big business running amok, sadly it has too much influence in this country. I want a strong national defense. I know it's a cliche, but our freedom wasn't free. It was paid for in blood. I don't know your feelings on that subject. Surely there is somewhere in the middle where we can meet.
Wow. Not only am I grateful you have dropped your sarcasm levels slightly
but I also take off my hat to your succinct summary of centre-left versus centre-right points of view, I think it hit the nail on the head. In reality I am not as radically left-wing as I might come across in some of my posts. I realize the need for a largely unfettered market that is able to compete internationally blah blah. I guess you are right, both of us would be looking to some kind of representative democracy as our ideal form of government (it seems to have proven itself as what works best, at least in our parts of the world). In that sense we probably have more in common with one another than with extremists on either political wing. So what kind of government do I want? Personally, the current US government is too right-wing for my tastes. In fact, even my beloved Labour government has made some dubious policy decisions of late. So I guess what I would like to live under, for reasons such as some of the ones you listed, would be one of those Scandinavian-style social democracies, that are traditionally somewhat left-leaning (though by no means socialist).
Well, that's me in a nutshell. How about you then? I assume you voted Republican? Is the current government doing what you wanted it to?
Best Regards from merry olde England,