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I've got a question for all of my lesbos here! I live in the Midwest but in a very democratic city. All of the other lesbians I know are left leaning, pro Trans rights and super progressive.

My question here is, where does everyone sit on the political scale? I don't want to start depates or fights of any kind. I've just been very curious about this and have been scared to talk about it in my "queer" group of friends. I feel safe here to have an open minded conversation here.

Myself personally am conservative. I don't align with either party because I think they both are completely bogus. I vote for people whom I feel are pro America and pro constitution. I think Washington DC is full of monsters who should probably all get flushed and we can start a new ๐Ÿ˜ (if only) What about you?

I've got a question for all of my lesbos here! I live in the Midwest but in a very democratic city. All of the other lesbians I know are left leaning, pro Trans rights and super progressive. My question here is, where does everyone sit on the political scale? I don't want to start depates or fights of any kind. I've just been very curious about this and have been scared to talk about it in my "queer" group of friends. I feel safe here to have an open minded conversation here. Myself personally am conservative. I don't align with either party because I think they both are completely bogus. I vote for people whom I feel are pro America and pro constitution. I think Washington DC is full of monsters who should probably all get flushed and we can start a new ๐Ÿ˜ (if only) What about you?

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[โ€“] Artemis 1 points Edited

I've always been a Democratic voter. I grew up in a conservative state too and when I was in that state, the Democrats seemed to make things overall better and balance out some more extreme Republican ideas. I live in a Democratic state now and I don't like the Democrats here or really the ones in Washington either. I've considered voting for Republicans locally and I'm not sure what to do with national politics anymore. My dislike of national politics has been growing, especially over gender but it's over other things as well. Corruption is the biggest issue. It's so blatant and such a part of both parties and I don't think they're doing ANYTHING for the public good anymore. I honestly stopped voting over this.

The things I liked about local politicians in my home state were that the Dems protected the public lands from being ransacked by corporate interests and that public land is very much cherished by the people there too so it's a good issue for them. They also supported gun rights unlike liberals on the coast, so they were willing to accommodate the needs and wishes of the population too. I'm happy with that. But I understand and respect that cities have different needs than people living rurally. I'm not anti-gun and I don't have a strong opinion about regulation either. Different needs, different rules, IMO. Even in a conservative state, these Democrats were really good at appealing to indepedents and when they put up good candidates, they would win elections.

I don't have a side anymore, though. I'm an independent and most politicians don't impress me. I can see through them now in ways I couldn't before.

I've started to consider some conservative arguments I wouldn't have before when I just went hard for the liberal party line. But I also don't like capitalism and neoliberalism, which are tenets that both liberals and conservatives support, just in different ways.

For example, I used to think the conservatives talking about people becoming dependent on public support were being cynical and selfish and now I have reconsidered that perspective. Not because I have money (I don't), but because I think about it from the perspective of women's learned dependency on men and other dependency systems that keep us trapped and powerless. So, I think they have a point and also that liberals have a point. They both have merit and maybe if they listened to each other, they could cooperate and make a solution that's not perfect, but better than what either could create on their own.