So I dont get too much into politics as far as news and the news paper are concerned I feel they are too biased. But I am always debating/talking with friends and family about politics or something or another because they are very interested in them. Alot of the time I dont fit into any of the "category" and half the time I dont understand what each one is. So I come to you guys, whats the differences between the left/the right, republicans,democrats, liberals etc... and how do you know which one you are? for example, when it comes to the dont ask dont tell policy, I feel that if a homosexual person wether male or female wants to join the service they should be able to vocalize their choices and express as long as they arent doing so in a disruptive or destructive manner. who cares if the other soldiers they are with arent comfortable thats their issues, not the gay persons. now if the gay person tries to "force themselves" on another then yes thats an issue but shouldnt be any more so than any other person in the military. I'm not trying to stir up an argument or anything I am just interested in understanding politics and such more.