I've always leaned alittle to the conservative side...but i've always considered myself independent. You'll see why in a minute. That is what
surprised me most about that survey...their are a few issues that people feel strongly about..like abortion for instance...and that really can be the
deciding factor on to where they go politically, even though many other issues they agree with.
I believe strongly in the constitution. I think it should be adhered to whenever possible. I know times change and sometimes things need to be
adjusted, but i've always felt that our founding fathers starting something great..that has lasted over 200 years. I'd hate to mess to much with
I am for a much smaller government...except for militarily.
I absolutely believe in equal rights...but only if that person has not committed a murder or other very serious crime and has been let out of prison.
If you don't abide by the law...especially with something that serious...you should be stripped of some rights. My opinion of course.
I am not a very religious person myself..actually not at all to be honest although parents have suddenly gotten fixated with it. I think religion can
be a good thing if used for the right things such as helping the community and people who have fallen on hard times. To often it is used as a reason
for justification of war. I also believe that the world will never be at peace until there is just one religion or none at all. I strongly believe
in the separation of church and state..but i also believe that no one should be stripped of their religious rights.
I want smaller government. There are many things this country can do without. I'm also for very low taxes. If we cannot afford a program...then we
don't do it..or find another way to fix it. We are taxed so much now...how long do each of us work per year just to pay taxes? It's half for some
I pay Social security that i'll never receive...which i'll have to wait for till i'm 70 years old. I understand that people who have payed into
this their whole lives should get their due..of course. Myself..i'd rather pay into my own personal account in which it would save for retirement.
Pooling everything together was a mistake..IMO.
I'm against socialism. I realize that our country is headed this way. I don't like it...but what can i do? I'm for free markets...with
provisions of course. This mortgage mess should have never happened, but i don't think the goverment should be taking over banks. Let the market
straighten itself out. I know it would hurt the country...but i think doing the opposite is going to hurt us far worse than we can imagine.
I believe that we should be a leader in freedom..militarily. I'm not for warmongering...but with the realization that so many rogue country are
trying to get nuclear weapons...it's frightening. I understand people hate the Iraq war...and that we went in for the wrong reason...but i think
it's important that we are there now. Many countries hate us...but they hated us before the Iraq war. We have it all...the people in the middle
east have nothing. Many barely have enough to survive. I have 2 friends that served in Iraq....and they felt that we were doing the right thing.
They didn't like being there and were glad to be back home...but they thought it was for good.
I don't think we can lead by example anymore. We are known as a bully in the world by most countries. Now many probably think we are a bunch of
morons because of this financial crisis. I think the people in our country are spoiled in a sense that for years it's always been about buying
stuff. Lets go buy more crap. Oops..i have no money...wait i have a credit card!! I used to have one....i cut it up after i payed it off. It's
good for emergencies...but money should be saved already for that.
Abortion......should i dare touch this one???? I'm going to be brave (or stupid) and do it. I'm in the middle on it. I feel it should be up to
the MAN and WOMAN. I do think the father should have some rights here. I also believe that should there be an abortion...it should be done very
quickly. It should not be allowed later in pregnancy. Also..the thing i dislike the most about abortion...people really should worry about their own
families, not others, unless asked to. The time and attention some people put to this issue....i just think it could be better served elsewhere...as
in within the family.
Eh...i hope i don't regret posting that......
As for the survey....i came up with Baldwin with the highest percentage and he's a constitutionalist. I don't know if that means i'm a
constitionalist. I just think it means he has more of the same beliefs as me. I'm just not for the political party stuff. I don't believe in the
system..it makes it too difficult for a third party to do anything in a presidential race. It's really unfair.
I don't like how are country is divided by our political parties. It's just another way to pit us against each other....it's not like we need more
reasons to dislike one another. I do believe that generally this country is full of good people...with some punks thrown in.
I know that i've strayed abit from the thread...i apologize for that....just wanted people to understand where i stand...and hopefully respect me for
I disagree with some issues with you Jaxon...but we agree on things also...ALL of us do.
One day...whether it be tomorrow...10 years..100 years from now...i hope that this country and the world will be able to put aside their differences
and come together for the good of us all.
P.S. Eh sorry for the novel i just wrote..
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