Just for the record, I would be considered a progressive liberal.. But I think I’m a special rare flavor..
Gays are fine with me, I think we should socialize our healthcare, and I believe in a lot of other liberal attributes.
I also think we should have mandatory drug testing for welfare and anyone accused of attempting to attenuate a private citizens right to own firearms should be banned from all public service.
Perhaps the difference its that every decision or opinion I form is based on science and math, not on a feel-good mentality. From how I treat my child, to how I pay my bills, to how and why I prep for a disaster, it is all based on sound science and only science..
I think the problem in the divide between liberals and conservatives is that most of them base their opinions on other opinions.. most of them do not rationalize their opinions based on real information.
Too many people fail in critical thinking skills and let their feelings run their lives.