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Send your dogs name here I will vote for him as well.
Originally posted by TheRedneck
I see a lot of people posting on here about being conservative, liberal, progressive, Republican. Democrat, Libertarian... and I wonder what that all really means. I know, I know, conservative is some mean old man guarding the money, a liberal is someone who wants to spread flowers and happiness... but really, where do you come down on what issues?
For instance, I am usually labeled a conservative. I am against abortion and believe it is nothing short of murder. I advocate the death penalty for hardened criminals, even to the point of wanting 'Old Sparky' brought back and the executions shown on PPV. I think Reagan was a great President, and Carter was a total flop. On the other hand, I think Bush has made a total mess of things as well, and Clinton didn't do too bad a job.
In my opinion, label are labels. They don't mean anything. Be a free thinking individual and don't let anyone decide your not one. Truthfully, these labels are used by so many people to break and create hatred among other people. Since I am a new member. I might as well as share my political views. I'm probably going to be labeled as liberal. I'm actually a moderate. I'm pro-choice, I believe it's the womans choice. It's her body. Also, I'm anti-death penalty. And finally pro-gay marriage. However, I am pro 2nd amendment, against total gun control, and school gun free zones.
When it comes to the Iraq War, I think we started out right, and then got into a mess. I don't want to just quit, I want us to win! But I also don't think we are presently doing any real good over there, so if we can't win, maybe a measured retreat would be the best solution.
I actually agreed with the war. Now, I don't know. It seems like we did more harm than good.
On health care, that's pretty big, but I don't want some egghead doctor having control over what I decide to do in my life. I posted a better description of my ideas on this here.
On who to vote for this year, I'm thinking about writing in my dog's name. I think he'd do a better job then the three we have to choose from. Maybe we could get a betrter outcome if we actually had paper ballots everywhere again?
Politicians are all the same.
Big government should be shrunk quite a bit. I'd like to see the EPA down to the size of a local DMV, the IRS abolished, defense spending watched closely (trim a lot of fat off that pig, just leave the muscle), and the War on Drugs stopped dead in its tracks. Homeland Security sounded good, but it's turned out to be too Gestapo-ish. And the Patriot Act should be burned.
I totally agree.
I want to see restrictions once again placed on monopolies, the only major drawback to a capitalist society. OK, one more drawback, let's have some regs on commodity trading on food and fuel. Government could do some good there.
Again, I totally agree.
I want to mail a letter for 25 cents again!
I want the Mexican border closed tight, with a double-layer electrified fence. And I want the CEOs, managers, etc of any company that employs illegals knowingly to be jailed, not just fined. I want no social services for illegals, and I think the 'anchor-baby' thing is a perversion of the intent of our Constitution.
I sort of agree. The immigrants we have now should be provided but I feel the US can only take so much.
Y'all get the idea? I know it's a broad topic, but where do you come down on what?