So what does right wing, middle ground or left wing mean? I find it somewhat amusing at how I am called a leftist on this BB. Why? Well because: 1-Where I worked for 26 years I was considered a little left of center. 2-Where my wife worked I was considered far right wing. 3-At my church I am considered moderate ... well maybe a little right of center. 4-I consider myself in a centrist. Why do I consider myself in the middle, a centrist? Glad you asked. 1-Economically I believe in a regulated Capitalism. I know enough history to know there are great evils waiting in an unregulated Capitalistic system. 2-Socially I believe that people in need should be take care of through personal efforts and also by government programs. 3-I am a firm believer in a representative democracy. 4-I am not a one issue voter. 5-I read on both sides of an issue. 6-I am not tied so tightly to a political ideology that I cannot consider another's point of view. 7-I will not waste my time on fight against an issue that has been ruled on numerous times by the Supreme Court making that issue the law of the land. I may not agree, but spitting into the wind only ends up with me having a wet face. I guess there are other reasons I consider myself in the middle .. but that is enough for now.