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Please tell me what I am!

  1. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    Politically speaking, I consider myself a moderate-conservative. I vote Republican most of the time, but not always. The other night, three pals from northern states told me I'm a conservative Democrat and not a moderate Republican. What the heck am I? If you have the time and knowledge, help me out. Here's what I'm for:

    - the 2nd Amendment
    - small government
    - legal abortion in rare cases, on a case-by-case basis
    - some social programs
    - gay rights
    - the gold standard
    - states' rights
    - following the Constitution
    - legalizing drugs
    - placing condoms in high school lockers
    - supporting Israel
    - personal responsibility
    - personal freedoms that don't harm others
    - tighter security on our borders
    - an easier pathway to LEGAL immigration

    I'm against:

    - late term abortion (unless the mother's life is at risk)
    - abortion as a means of birth control
    - the death penalty
    - too much government intrusion
    - too much national debt
    - welfare abuse
    - needless wars
    - illegal immigration
    - Christian bashing
    - Muslim bashing
    - Judaism bashing
    - stupid government studies
    - the US serving as world police

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image68
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think you are a thoughtful moderate, certainly not a Tea Partier.

    2. Repairguy47 profile image59
      Repairguy47posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I would say you are a conservative, most conservatives I know feel the same way as you on these issues.

    3. maven101 profile image74
      maven101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What are you, politically that is..? You are us, you are like most Americans that are intellectually engaged with their nation's future...

      I agree with all your supporting views except drug legalization and the death penalty...I work with the results of drug abuse, I know the total devastation and pain it causes. To set free this monster on the world would be catastrophic...Education and a tighter focus on severe punishment, including the death penalty, for those that traffic in drugs to our children...Larry

      1. habee profile image90
        habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi, Larry. Good to see you!

        I understand you views on drug abuse, but I've read about countries where drugs are legal, and I like a lot of what they do. For example, if someone is addicted to heroin, they go to a state-run clinic for their "fix." While doing so, they're monitored by doctors and recieve methadone to hopefully gradually wean them from heroin. Since they get their heroin for free, they're not out robbing old ladies for money to buy drugs, and they're not spreading AIDS by sharing needles. The big money and criminality is removed, so there are no drug lords.

        I'm not saying that I'm "for drugs." I don't do drugs, except for smoking pot maybe once or twice a year because it really helps with my back pain. I don't even drink. I definitely believe, however, that pot should be legal for ADULTS. I think anyone giving or selling drugs to minors should be dealt with harshly.

  2. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    "What the heck am I?" Fairly intelligent.

    1. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this


  3. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I just call myself an Independent so that I don't have to worry about it anymore. smile

  4. Jonathan Janco profile image81
    Jonathan Jancoposted 5 years ago

    Habee, most of your views would suggest your a libertarian.

  5. junko profile image79
    junkoposted 5 years ago

    You are An American.You don't have to be labeled. We all aren't purely identical thinkers, We have mixed idealology politically. Those that are free think independently. (non-denominational) You have to choose your own poison.

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    Emile Rposted 5 years ago

    You're a compassionate conservative.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Emile, I like that label.  habee and I have virtually identical political ideals, and I wonder, as she often does, what the heck I would be if someone were to try to put a label on me.  I like "compassionate conservative."

      Jonathan mentioned libertarian as well, and I know that the more I learn about the libertarian platform, the more I feel I identify with that one as well.

      1. habee profile image90
        habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I don't really know much about the Libertarian party. Don't some of them want to abolish public education, public fire departments, and public police forces?

  7. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago

    Bi-curious Whig.

  8. gustaw1981 profile image59
    gustaw1981posted 5 years ago

    Dob't you think you need not to categorize yourself? You have your own point of view, which is valuable. If you are not sure what to tell your friends, just tell them neither Democrats or Republicans cover your view of life. You just value different virtues.

  9. Tom Koecke profile image60
    Tom Koeckeposted 5 years ago

    Only some of them, habee. There is a range in Libertarians, just like there is a range in the other parties.

    1. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Tom. I must say that a lot of what Ron Paul says makes sense!