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How did "left" and "right" come to represent the ends of the political spectrum?

Posted by Janine (1187 total points) about November 9, 2011 in Politics & Government - 450 views - 9 total answers. Status: closed. - Report

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    The right side of the body is controlled by the left side of the brain and vice versa. So, only those on the left are in their right minds.

    November 9, 2011
    Posted by MrsDK (8978 total points) - Report
  • Everyone has the right to vote left. But then there's nobody left to vote right!
    Jeez...I don't think I'll EVER understand politics!

    November 9, 2011
    Posted by Mzrpl (23435 total points) - Report
  • The Democrats get "left" out when it comes to big corporate donations....we get the best politicians money can buy.

    November 9, 2011
    Posted by vikendratnik (11027 total points) - Report
  • According to the Bible (Ecclesiastes 10:2) (NIV)

    The heart of the wise inclines to the right,
    But the heart of the fool to the left.

    November 9, 2011
    Posted by 4Jimbo (8762 total points) - Report
  • Well, it's obvious..."right" is RIGHT!!

    November 9, 2011
    Posted by Wise1 (8771 total points) - Report
  • It's hard to tell untill after the election and all the promises are forgotten and the elected ones are going around in circles blaming someone else for the mess they created.

    November 10, 2011
    Posted by Louise (899 total points) - Report
  • Both political extremes should be LEFT-RIGHT OUT !

    November 9, 2011
    Posted by Pluto68 (20976 total points) - Report
  • Wrong goes both ways.

    November 9, 2011
    Posted by mc_alamo (14993 total points) - Report
  • From the French Revolution and who sat to the left or right of the president's chair.

    November 9, 2011
    Posted by FLUGG (37310 total points) - Report
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