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Strange bedfellows, indeed. Barack "Expand-the-war-in-Afghanistan" Obama and left-wing "dismantle-the-military" activists. Fiscal conservatives and religious conservatives.
That's the problem with having really only two party choices. You try to tie up a "best fit" and you get fit to be tied. There's not a lot of logic or reason to the combinations... other than an alignment of who you oppose.
In The Netherlands, you have many more political parties:
- CDA - Christian Democrats
- VVD - Liberal Party
- PvdA - Labour Party
- Groen Links - Green Socialistic
- D66 - Democrats
- LPF - Lijst Pim Fortuijn
- CU - Christian Union
- LN - Leefbaar Nederland
- SGP - Reformed Political Party
- Groep Wilders - Freedom Party
My view is that the Founding Fathers got it pretty much right: the more the government is "hands off" the people, the better; the more religion is "hands off" the government, the better.It would have worked better in Russia and China; it would have worked better in Iran and Afghanistan; it works better in the United States.
Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
- David T. Wolf