As many who know me can tell you, I prefer to avoid political labels like "conservative" and "liberal". Some might even say that I am fiercely independent. This is because what always eventually happens is that these labels are used as disingenuous (and ultimately woefully inaccurate) crutches by political opponents.
For many self-described political conservatives, all liberals are tree-hugging, government hating, pacifist wussies. And for many self-described political liberals, all conservatives are pro-war, anti-tax, big business fascists. Neither description is true, of course. Although we may often disagree on how to get there, the ultimate goal for millions of us on both sides of this political fence is what's best for our country.
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