posted on Nov, 27 2008 @ 02:34 PM
I wonder what am?
I believe in me.
I believe in you.
I believe in taking care of myself, not requiring (read: taxing) other people in order to have myself taken care of.
If I want to go to the doctor, I should pay for it myself, just as I would pay for the pack of smokes that might cause me to go there.
I believe my personal property is mine.
I believe money I earn is my personal property as it is tangible.
I believe that charity should be given locally, not nationally.
I believe if you have the means, you should share with others, but should not be forced to. For some reason, I don't think a forced philanthropist
would be as content with his actions, and fostering an 'entitlement' mentality doesn't seem very wise either.
I believe the government should protect the borders of our nation, and by extension guarantee the safety of my personal property within those
I believe the government... well everyone for that matter... has no right to restrict anything I choose do so long as it does not adversely interfere
with anyone else's persuits nor puts anyone else in danger.
I believe I should pay some taxes, but only as required to facilitate the operations of government, not social programs I do not have access to.
I believe abortion is a 'personal' choice... to be made by the mother and father collectively, or solely the mother in case of pregnancy resulting
from a crime (rape, incest, etc.).
I believe that should a woman abort her child, the father should likewise be able to abort his child support.
I believe same sex couples should have all the rights and benefits afforded to traditionally married couples. I don't believe it is marriage
though... just as an adopted child was not given birth to by the adoptive parents, neither can same sex partners be married, by definition.
I don't believe in hate crimes: murder is murder, violence is violence, slander is slander. We don't need special rules for certain 'groups'. That
only further serves to subdivide our people and encite resentment. Teaching that injury is a crime, and everyone is equally protected and prosecuted
under the law should be sufficient.
I could go on, but I feel much more would be passing the point of diminishing returns, and adding too much fodder for the extremists on either side.