Ok, here is the task I want to give us all. You know your political affiliation, however independent you are, you know, and probably we know, at least if you have ever posted before. You can state what your general affiliation is, or you can assume we know.
But I value us in that we are independents in spirit, that our affiliations are coincidental and/or rational, not dogmatic, and also, I think most of us pride ourselves (maybe falsely in some cases) on -not- being dogmatists.
I don't believe we can prove we are not dogmatic, but lets demonstrate it by example. My challenge:
Name The Issues Where You Differ From The Mainstream of Your Party (or Parties) of Affiliation!
I'm going to do it in the comments myself because that way this post is not about the specific issues in which I differ with progressives/Democrats/liberals/pyrrhonists and is instead about the challenge as stated. Also, that will allow me to keep thinking such issues as the thread goes on.