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
- 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
I think you are a thoughtful moderate, certainly not a Tea Partier.
I would say you are a conservative, most conservatives I know feel the same way as you on these issues.
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
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.
I just call myself an Independent so that I don't have to worry about it anymore.
Habee, most of your views would suggest your a libertarian.
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.
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.
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.
Only some of them, habee. There is a range in Libertarians, just like there is a range in the other parties.
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