I realized long ago what you are saying. I just gave up on counting stars. They do not reflect the quality of the post, especially where out of
the box thinking leads to both conservative and old style liberal ideas. Which is probably where the truth really is to be found.
I am very politically conservative.
I am very religious
, and am very concerned about the movement to "do away" with christianity in the US.
I have zero against homosexuals or their lifestyle
, live and let live I say, MYOB
The same with abortion before the fetus be reasonably said to be able to live on its own outside the womb. This came out of a personal experience of
a friend when abortion was illegal in all cases and she had a very good reason for an abortion and was denied one and the baby as expected only lived
one hour. Before the 24th week, abortion in my personal opinion is MYOB.
I think ALL drugs should be legal, including prescription
Yet I think there needs to be stringent laws concerning drugs and DUI, including pot.
I believe strongly the constitution is there to protect the people from intrusive government.
I believe that surveillance of the general populace is wrong and should be illegal.
Also "monitoring" of the population for health reasons
(like the new idea of using smart TV's to watch how long individuals sit in front of their TV, or shoe monitors for children to see how much they
exercise). These are not only intrusive, they are invasive surveillance and should be not only wrong, but illegal, no matter what the paternalist
I believe that the government should be as small as is possible, and stay out of people's lives,
and making any judgements, conservative or
liberal on lifestyle choices that harm no one but the adult
; who has an absolute right to screw up their lives and live their lives as they see
fit. An adult is fat, so what their lifestyle choice; an adult smokes a lot of pot, so what it is their brain and life motivation;etc. If you
feel abortion is no ones business because it is the woman's body, then you must by extension believe that overweight is not the government's business
because it is the person's own body
: if you believe pot smoking is no one's business; then by extension you must believe that the taking of
antibiotics or any other drug is not the government's business: if an adult chooses to waste their life and body in front of a screen, it is like
abortion, none of your or the government's business; etc.
So you can see I have mostly conservative and religious views, with some old style liberal (I do not consider today's neo (new)-liberals to be
liberals, they are neo-liberal totalitarians with facist leanings)
, and I am a lot of libertarian.
Frequently I get few stars because my ideas are a mixture of all three and so make no one particularly jump with enthusiasm.
However, stars are imaginary, and so are worthless to my self esteem or to the quality of the content to my posts.
MSM probably hates my views with a passion because I don't follow the fascist totalitarian line that passes for liberalism and progressivism today.
The MSM in my opinion is an arm of the government who wants a "1984" (the book for you youngins) style control over the populace.
So take heart OP, just keep saying what you want and remember the stars are only an indication of how much the far right or left agree with you. Not
what the truth is.
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