I just joined this message board because I am a brand new conservative looking to discuss politics with some people of a similar persuasion.
You may be wondering my I am calling myself a brand new conservative, and well, it’s because up until this current battle for president I had always identified as a liberal. I was born 24 years ago in the very blue state of New York (though I have since moved to South Carolina) with a very liberal, I’d even go as far as to say feminist mother, and a conservative father from Europe.
The reason I had always leaned toward the blue side is because:
-I support marriage equality in every state, but I do believe churches should be able to deny performing gay marriages if they do not support it,
-I support better sex education in schools and access to free birth control as a means to reduce teen/unintentional pregnancy,
-I care very deeply about the environment and anything that is proven through science to not only be harmful to the plants and animals around us, but to our children, loved ones, and selves I can not support.
With that being said, I realized these things do not mean I can not support a republican candidate. There are also other issues our country currently faces that, in my opinion are far more important.
-National security. On September 11th, 2001 I remember being in school as a 5th grade student when the teachers had to explain that something very serious had just happened. I remember my friends crying and worrying about their parents and relatives, some of whom were in the city. I support any measures to keep this from being something my future children will have to experience.
-Economy. I believe that no politician can achieve any of their promises without first improving the economy.
-Immigration. Being the daughter of an immigrant, I realize this is an important issue. People coming here from many countries have something they are trying to escape from whether it be the crumbled remains of a failed fascist regime, drug cartels, or ISIS. We owe it not only to the current citizens of the united states, but to anyone wishing to be a part of this country honestly to keep dangerous people out and create a safe haven for the good honest people of the world. We can not do this without securing our borders.
-2nd amendment rights. The reason our forefathers established this amendment was so we could revolt against a corrupt system if that time ever came. If a politician supports banning guns I seriously question what their vision for this country truly is. In my opinion, the solution to mass shootings is to create a culture that does not glorify violence, and that recognizes mental illness as the medical condition that it is and treats it seriously.
Maybe you’ve guessed it, maybe you haven’t… but I am a full-on Donald Trump supporter! I voted for him in the South Carolina primary, and if I weren’t afraid of the backlash, I’d have 20 trump shirts and wear one every day. I am looking forward to hearing from like-minded people, or even not like-minded as long as I am not being personally attacked because I am always open to hearing new ideas and opinions!