I'm back again. Just had that urge to put finger to keyboard and type. I want to share my political philosophy and hear from others who consider themselves interested in this school of thought. Allow me to outline where me stands onda issues.
Rule of Law: I'm a law and order guy. To me there are few exceptions. Though there are some laws I disagree with, I believe that as long as it's a law, it should be enforced.
Illegal Immigration: Because of their sheer numbers, it is essential that we get these people on a path to citizenship, but there are some that will have to leave.
Social Equality: I believe the Equal Rights Amendment was a fine idea, but I also feel affirmative action is a blatant example of reverse discrimination. The best people should get the best positions regardless of race.
Health Care: I am opposed to universal health care. I would support reforming and expanding health care to make it easier for lower income families to afford it, but the horror stories I've heard from English friends is enough to affirm my prior beliefs on the issue.
Gun Control: NRA all the way! That's all I have to say.
Business: Reagan had it right, but he could have done a lot less deficit spending. Tax cuts for big and small businesses is the way to go. My friends on both sides have it wrong when they say we can't have a bull market and a proper regulatory system at the same time - WE CAN!
The Stimulus: If I were voting on this package, I would vote NO, but the reality is that some businesses really have become TOO BIG to fail, so we need a bill with (dare I say it) more spending on infrastructure and refundable tax credits for low income Americans.
Foreign Policy: DON'T CLOSE GUANTANAMO!! I would advise Mr. Obama against purging our nuclear arsenal. As for the war in Iraq, if they want us to leave, fine, but it's a missed opportunity for democracy on their part. I do agree with Obama that we must talk to our enemies.
Domestic Issues: I'm against the death penalty. I would much rather see them become lifetime slaves. I'm pro life, but in certain cases, I believe abortion is required. I believe in parents choosing the school their children attend. I'm for the legalization of marijuana. I am strongly opposed to the PATRIOT Act, and I support NAFTA.
Environment: Nature is a resource, but we must balance our consumption.
Energy: I'm a proponent of the T. Boon Pickens Plan. Tying in with the environment, I see green jobs as the future and we must work to bring such a future about.
Gay Marriage: Everyone should have the right to marry whoever they want - LEAVE RELIGION OUT OF THIS!
People I Identify With: Shigeru Miyamoto Charlton Heston Mark Twain Dave Chappelle Edward R. Murrow John McCain Mike Huckabee Bill Maher Chris Matthews John Stewart J.R.R. Tolkien George Lucas George Carlin(R.I.P) Lewis Black Bill O'Reilly Theodore Roosevelt
To those on the website who are familiar with me, you may be surprised to discover that I'm a conservative (Be it a progressive one). It may also come to you as a surprise that I was eligible to vote for the first time this year and I voted for Barack Obama. Let me elaborate by saying that I absolutely love McCain! In fact, he was my top choice for president, but there were TWO huge mistakes he made that were unacceptable.
1) He choice Sarah Palin as his running mate.
2) The way he handled the economic crisis.
Now the first one was bad, but I was willing to look past that nightmare-ish choice. Personally I think McCain and Mike Huckabee, or Mitt Romney would have made a fantastic team, but he choice to go with the idiot. The last straw for me was when McCain suspended his campaign, and called on Obama to do the same, to which Obama responded "A president needs to be able to handle more than one thing at a time." That was when I decided McCain was unfit to lead in the times we are now facing.
So there you have it, I got the dirty truth off my chest. If you have anything of interest to add to this subject, do so; it is a civic duty of yours.