Hi, I’m new here and I’m just looking for some like-minded people to comment on the news about. In 08 I was young and stupid and voted Obama. In 12 I was older and still stupid and leaned Obama and didn’t vote. Then I converted to Catholicism and the world made sense in a different way to me. I learned the value of small and local business by having a job in one for an extended period of time (still do). I learned how our current way of looking at the world is contributing to the awful suffering we’re going through and that we cause. I will be voting for Donald J Trump this November, and will be voting Republican for the foreseeable future, unless they become something I cannot morally vote in favor of.
What state do you vote in?
Are you, or were you ever a member of the armed forces?
I was not a member of the armed forces, but I have the utmost respect for anyone who did serve. Thank you to those who did.
Does your username have any meaning?
Not beyond being a Trump reference and an excuse to use this as an avatar. Of course, if we really want to get into specifics, finding things funny is a very important and very deep part of my personality, without laughter I would do nothing but cry. So I suppose it does have meaning in the end, if you think hard enough.
What are 3 or more of your favorite books (not necessarily in order)?
I’ll be very, incredibly honest in that I don’t read much. If I had to pick, I suppose I’d go with The Bible, Gaston Leroux’s Phantom of the Opera, and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. I’d like to give an honorable mention to The Giver, which, while teen lit, was a powerful enough read in my youth that I can still remember it.
What is the most important topic for you in the next election? It’s impossible to pick just one because all of them are so intertwined. I’d say pro-life policy, but pro-life policy doesn’t stop at birth. We need to have the choices and freedom necessary to give those children a proper education and upbringing. We need to focus on the positive aspects of marriage, and also on keeping men and women married to bring up their children together. We need to be certain we didn’t send all their jobs overseas. We need to make conditions favorable for having children again, and not focusing on just one aspect. There’s a reason there are so many abortions, and it’s because our society has rejected children. We need to give our society a reason to want children again and then the crisis will solve itself.
Economics, social policy, defense, and all of government in the end focuses on one thing, whether or not they know it, and that is “how do we make things best for the next generation?” That is what we must ask ourselves every time we evaluate our opinion, because our legacy is what we leave the ones who are next.
- How long have you been lurking around the forums before signing up?
I only really found you guys yesterday. I’ve wanted to post with some like-minded people because I find myself surrounded by a lot of liberals, making having simple discussion about anything nigh impossible.
And our younger members would like to know:
7) What is your favorite music?
I like an eclectic variety of music. My Big Five are Genesis (including associated solo careers), Elvis Costello, David Bowie, Al Stewart, and Jethro Tull. But I also enjoy country music like Alan Jackson, some hip hop like Bone Thugs, a lot of arena rock like Journey, metal like Queensryche and Dream Theater, even some swing like Louis Prima or some sappy stuff like Barry Manilow.
What galaxy are you from? The Lylat System
What are your favorite video games? Star Fox 64, the Zelda series, classic Sonic games, and Madden.