USA Political Theory: Left vs Right

By our standards, they are certainly leftist. Liberalism is almost the opposite.
Search the differences, true liberalism is closer to the right wing parties than the left wing ones.

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your standards are wrong. whether they are left or right wing is not a matter of opinion

Ah but you see he used the word “True”. This is of course an informal fallacy (related to “appeal to purity”) called the “No True Scotsman Fallacy”.

But you are right Liberalism is something that can be expressed by a person of any given standing on the political spectrum. It is the ideological promotion of individual and collective freedom as well as the notion that everyone is equal in the eyes of the law and that the government can only act when consented by the general public. It covers a lot of issues over a lot of different fields sociologically, legally and economically.

Imagine thinking Joe Biden is “left wing”

Educate yourself

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Sorry for only being educated in politics that concern me, basically my country’s. By our standards, Joe Biden is left-wing.

not how things work. biden is not left wing, period

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I imagine he’s also threatening this since the name he gave his son is illegal under California law, because it looks like something a fucking mental patient would choose.

He supports LGBT, abortion, gun control, and other left wing policies. I don’t get how he is considered “Right-winged” in other countries.

Here, you answered that yourself a few posts before.

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That still doesn’t answer my question. I am simply asking for an explanation on how you consider him left wing in other countries.

Because most right-leaning parties in other nations already support LGBT rights, gun control, and abortion rights. He’d be a Tory here. Which would be fitting as they’re the blue party here.

What would be considered left wing in other countries around the world?

you know gun control isn’t a left wing policy?

Explain. I am only familiar with the United States’s politics, and am interested in what you mean by this.

Under no pretext should arms and ammunition be surrendered; any attempt to disarm the workers must be frustrated, by force if necessary.

typically leftists - myself included - are against gun control, saying it’s a left wing policy is just wrong

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The Social Democratic Party closer to the centre of Danish Politics, but still considered left wing. Enhedslisten left wing and made up of former communist parties.

Even our right wing parties would be considered Socialist by American standards. Then again the hole backbone of the Danish welfare system is build on Socialist ideals, we pay a high tax rate and we do it gladly, if it means that we can get free healthcare and other social services.


This is our left-wing party. Climate change action (or actually believing it exists at all) would definitely be the first thing that comes to mind as left-wing policy.

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This party basically believes in and stands for the same things as the Democratic party for the united states.
“The NDP evolved in 1961 from a merger of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF). The CCF grew from populist, agrarian and socialist roots into a modern social democratic party. Although the CCF was part of the Christian left and the Social Gospel movement,[56] the NDP is secular and pluralistic. It has broadened to include concerns of the New Left, and advocates issues such as LGBTQ+ rights, international peace, and environmental stewardship.[57]

Socialism, LGBTQ, environmental practices. The exception is freedom of religion. The (united states) left-wing doesn’t seem to like this.

The Democratic Party isn’t a socialist party at all. There aren’t even major socialist candidates running.


Bernie sanders, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton. All support raising taxes on the rich, social security, and wealth redistribution.