Where I Stand
I haven’t gotten into my own personal political beliefs too in depth here on my blog. I figure most people would consider me conservative. The truth is I’m fairly balanced somewhere between libertarian and conservative. For the most part libertarian when it comes to the way I would like our government to work and conservative about most social issues.
Let me explain this in a little more detail. I think that it is not the government’s job to take care of an individual. I don’t like to see money being redistributed through taxes and given to people who aren’t taking care of themselves. This is socialism and it has never worked for any country. Once people realize that they can vote to take money away from the people that earn it and give it to the people who aren’t contributing anything positive to the community, our nation will be on the down slope to failing and becoming too much like those European, luke warm socialist countries.
That being said I don’t particularly agree to the libertarian’s view on social issues. The best way to describe this is, “A person can wave their arms anyway they want as long is doesn’t deprive someone of their rights or property.” I think that the government should dictate, at least, a basic morality. I’m not talking a theocracy, but a definitive right and wrong way to behave in general. I’ll list some issues and give my take so you can better understand.
Abortion: We can’t stop it. It’s going to happen with or without laws and don’t think anyone wants to imprison pregnant women to ensure they carry to term. That said, I don’t think that it should be government funded and if the child is capable of life outside the womb (with medical assistance) then instead of crushing a fetus’s head, take the child C-section in the third tri-mester and put up for adoption. I would rather spend government money trying to preserve life than destroy it. Unfortunately, I don’t see that we could place any ban on early term abortions.
Gun Control: Guns are right given to the citizens of this nation. Our forefathers understood that if the government was the only one with weapons then the citizens had no power to overthrow a corrupt government. This is a check and balance between the average man and the government.
Gambling, Prostitution, Drugs: I gamble and enjoy it; I’m not going to pay for it; I’m not a crack head. It should be up to the states to decide. We could separate all the wheat from the chaff this way. A person, who wants to live around this, could move to a state that allows it. I know Alabama would never approve of such things, and if I feel the need to gamble (hopefully get to go soon) I’ll drive to Tunica. The most important thing that I see is that no tax money should go to the rehabilitation of anyone who gets caught up with the vices. You’re addicted to heroine; hurry up die and stop breathing my air. If there is a charity out there that will rehabilitate you, then go there for help, but don’t force me to pay for your poor decisions.
Judge Roy Moore: I’m from Alabama so it’s my duty to have an opinion about him. I think that it was unnecessary for him to decide to make a monument and move it into the court house. If it was already there; fine, preserve it. I can’t see that a large monument to the ten commandments is going to help the judicial process any. If he made it to evangelize, than he should have spent the money on billboards along I-65, instead of making a monument that is only seen by a small fraction of the populace. More people would have seen it that way. I honestly think that the only thing that Judge Roy Moore was thinking about when he made that monument was “How can I get myself noticed so I can run for governor?” I think it was selfish of him to use state money to make the monument, and then defend it after it was ordered to be removed. I know of better ways to spend tax money.
Gay Marriage: No, never. Why? The same reason siblings can’t get married, or people can’t marry children, or animals. There is a right and wrong. Marriage’s purpose is to bring about a family. It’s not discriminatory that gay people can’t get married. Any gay man can marry any gay woman. A straight man can not marry another straight man. See, equal protection under the law. Plus being gay is a decision and people should not be awarded any privileges for choosing a lifestyle outside the social norm.
Alright enough with this rant. I figure you have a better idea on how I see things. Man, this wasn’t funny at all.