Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 03:25 PM 20/07/99 +1000, Patrick wrote in response to the irrepressible
> >>That commie, pinko Australian Liberal Party... socialist scum.
> >Do you really think Australia has a socialist government? The liberal party
> >is our equivalent to the Republican party
> That commie, pinko American Republican party... socialist scum.
> Damien Broderick (who rather likes the Australian landscape the way it is, btw)
The idea of the Republicans being equated to a (or any) Liberal Party is rather humorous. Being a libertarian, I consider anyone more pro-government than I to be a socialist, in general, or merely specific to particular issues, but socialist all the same.
Saying that society has a right to regulate what happens in your bedroom is just as socialist as saying society has a right to decide how to spend your money.