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Old Posted Feb 4, 2010, 8:08 PM
pesto pesto is offline
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the US was basically a center-right country but I am afraid it is shifting into the center-left mode of expecting the government to take care of things; a mode that values talk and allocation over action and accomplishment. But maybe these things can swing back.

I agree that center right is the appropriate mode for a world leader. Canada or Holland can afford to experiment and totally screw up something, but the US can't without opening the way for bad actors to take over the world stage (the oil nations, China, Russia, regional dictators). I am not American born, but I can say I would prefer US hegemony to anyone else's.

However, the far right is similarly to be avoided. The Left Democrats may worship mediocrity but the Right Republicans worship the past, and both are to be avoided.
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