Social Issues: Culture Warrior, Social Conservative
Abortion: I STRONGLY oppose abortion in almost all cases. The only exception is if a mother’s life is endangered. The life of a child is precious. I’d prefer a federal amendment being passed to ban it, but it’s not gonna happen. So I’d support overturning Roe v. Wade and making it a state issue, until a federal amendment is a realistic option.
Gay Rights: I oppose gay marriage because I believe in traditional marriage: One Man, One Woman. I supported DOMA, I would have voted for the federal marriage amendment. BUT, I would have voted for the Shepard Act. I personally don’t believe homosexuals can be good parents in the same extent as straight parents can be, but I don’t see how a ban could be implemented successfully, and thus believe this is a states’ rights issue. I oppose teaching Gay history in schools, and about homosexuality in schools. I opposed the DADT repeal.
Gun Rights: I support the 2nd Amendment, and reasonable background checks (like setting a certain age limit, blah blah). I oppose making a public list of all gun owners (It almost happened in Illinois, i think).
Illegal Immigration: I support SB 1070 (but, believe the bill was written sloppily and needs to be amended to make it less vague.), and support the similar laws passed in Georgia and Alabama. I support LEGAL immigration, as I and my sister are children of immigrants. I oppose amnesty and the DREAM act because illegals shouldn’t even be allowed to attend public schools, as the American taxpayer pays for it. But, I think making it easier to become a citizen should be a priority. I also oppose the guest worker program.
War on Drugs and Marijuana: I support the War on Drugs, I believe we need to keep drugs off the streets. I oppose the legalization of Marijuana aswell. I don’t want my future children to get anywhere near drugs.
Pledge of Allegiance: Keep “Under God” in the pledge, make it mandatory for all schools to say the pledge every morning, but if a student doesn’t want to say than, they don’t have to but they do have to stand up and respect this country.
American Flags in schools: I was shocked to learn that some school don’t have American flags in their classrooms! EVERY public school MUST have American flags in all classrooms or lose public funding. AMERICA’S government is funding you, so…yea you might want to support our country.
Death Penalty: I strongly support it. Especially for major cities. I understand why some people oppose it, but there are people, like mass murderers, mass rapists, and terrorists who can’t be rehabilitated. I can’t believe this is still an issue.
Prayer in Public Schools, School sports: I oppose public prayer led by teachers. But, I support public prayer led by students as the Supreme Court stated. I think that in sports, public prayers before the games are important and should be legal. Also, if a child wants to bring a Bible, Torah, Qu’ran, Book of Mormon, w/e to school they should be allowed.
Separation of Church and State: Keep religion out of government, not out of our lives. Something liberals don’t get. It is our first amendment right to believe in God how we want, but God shouldn’t be the government. I believe our leaders should be able to show their belief in God, as long as they aren’t making laws discriminating against other religions. We are not Iran.
Stem Cell Research: I STRONGLY oppose Embryonic stem cell research, but I do support Adult stem cell research. George W. Bush handled this issue very well and with class.
Flag Burning: I am going to flip flop on this issue. I oppose banning flag burning. It is your property do with it, whatever you want. As long as you are not inciting violence by burning it. If we can’t burn our own property, our flag is worth nothing. I realize that now even though I hate flag burners.
Assisted-Suicide: uh, yea I don’t care what “Doctor Death” said, he was a murderer. Euthanasia and assisted suicide are NOT the same. This should forever stay illegal.
Censorship: I think the FCC needs to stop blocking the f-bomb on adult channels. It’s stupid. But, anything obscene should be blocked on kids’ networks. I also believe that porn, naked body parts that controversial should be censored. But other than that, the government goes to far a lot of times on censorship. I support censorship in normal and sane circumstances. Censoring the F-Bomb on an adult channel is not a normal circumstance.
Family Values: I am a strong believer in family, and moral values. But, someone’s private life shouldn’t become a circus, Mr. Weiner I’m talking to you. I don’t judge people who cheat on their spouse, only God can do that. I also don’t like people who claim to be “moral” and do immoral things, like cheat on their spouse or do drugs while opposing it. Or be like Ted Haggard or Mark Foley. You guys give social conservatives bad names.
God: I love God!
Fiscal and Economic Issues: Capitalist, Fiscal Hawk.
Taxes: I oppose raising the federal income tax on any bracket. Infact, I think America should have a flat 10% tax rate on all Americans. I support the Trickle Down (or Reaganomics) theory on taxation. Inheritance, estate, and luxury taxes need to be banned. Especially estate taxes, taxing funerals is ridiculous.
Healthcare: I completely oppose Obamacare, Universal healthcare, single payer, or whatever you want to call it. I think our system has a lot of flaws in it, but it’s one the best systems in the world. The government has no right to take control of the private healthcare system. I want Obamacare repealed, and a conservative reform bill to be passed.
Cap and Trade: The environmental lobby needs to go away and leave Americans alone. This is useless and will hurt us in this economy.
Environmental Issues: I don’t believe Global Warming (Climate change, global freezing, W/E!) is real. And if it is, it’s not man made. Al Gore and his gang of hippies need to chill. Also, I oppose environmental regulations, taxes (like Cap and Trade) on the American people, and on Big / Small businesses. They hinder growth in our private sector, and aren’t necessary. I do support recycling though.
Education: I oppose increasing federal or state funding on education. Our system is is broken, and the Teachers’ unions think that they are entitled to a pay raise every damn year. We need to fix our education system instead of sending money into a hole of chaos. The Teachers Unions’ are greedy as hell, and want to push their own political agenda into the minds of students. Like teaching kindergartners how to join Unions, or making students “environmentally literate”. (And by the way Maryland, it makes no sense to make that stupid law when your schools are struggling to pay or paper, or pay teachers etc…). I also support Private vouchers. Fix the public school system, it’s not working. We are slipping in all subjects internationally and it’s not because “kids are lazy”; I do support merit pay, but there must be a way of implementing it without there being loopholes.
Spending: Cut! Cut! CUT! We need to cut spending in every department. The Debt is not a joke that can be solved by spending like a drunken sailor. The government is spending money on ridiculous things, and wants more and more. The credit card has been empty for awhile now!
Energy: I strongly support Offshore drilling, but other sources of energy should be found to. I don’t support stupid every sources like Solar power or windmill. We need a real solution, and Offshore drilling is one of them in my opinion.
Pork Barrel Spending: I don’t like pork barrel spending. It causes corruption and it’s useless spending creating money that the state governments can get themselves. I would support banning it, sorry Alaska.
Lobbyists: I oppose banning lobbyists. They are a major part of the political system, and are a great way for Americans to get their voices heard. Groups like AIPAC, NRL, NRA wouldn’t be heard without lobbying.
Unions: They are greedy, and past their prime. We don’t need them anymore, and they are torturing businesses like GM, Ford, etc…Plus, I have personal issues with them.
Affirmative Action: It’s reverse discrimination. It needs to be banned. In the 1970’s this was useful and important, but now it’s become counterproductive.
2008 Bank Bailout: At the time I supported it. But, I would not support another bailout of it’s size or it’s magnitude. I don’t know if it saved our banks, or what. But, when I supported it in 2008 I was an economic moderate. We DID have to do something though.
2009 Stimulus: I oppose it, It has HURT us more than HELP. Obama threw money at our economic problems hoping it would all go away. Well, we are above 8% unemployment, and we are in a double dip recession. Good job Mr. President.
Smaller Government: We need to shrink the size of government, cut useless or bankrupt programs, and give the power back to the people. Enough with the government putting it’s grubby hands in people’s wallets, and on freedom.
Capitalism: Yes please!
Foreign Policy: NeoConservative, George W. Bush
Israel: Pro-Israel. They are an important ally to the United States that we must continue to have a great relationship with. I oppose a two-state solution. I oppose returning to pre-1967 borders, and I oppose Obama’s mistreatment of Israel as an ally.
War On Terror: I strongly support the war on terror, and believe we can win it, and defeat the terrorist threat.
Iraq: I’m glad we won the war. Now it’s time to bring our troops home.
Afghanistan: I strongly support this war, but oppose Obama’s withdrawal plan. He needs to take the war seriously. We can win this war.
Libya: I opposed going in, and believe we still shouldn’t have…But, since Qaddafi was killed, we need to nationbuild Libya or at least ensure an Anti-Sharia, Anti-jihad, pro-tolerance democracy rises out of the ashes in Libya.
Uganda: WTF? Why are in Uganda?!!? Get out!
Iran: Embargo them please. I would love to kick their terrorist butts, but we shouldn’t enter anymore conflicts until we resolve all the current ones. Also, we must watch them closely, they are a huge threat to us, Israel, and the world.
North Korea: Embargo them please. I would love to kick their terrorist / Communist butts, but we shouldn’t enter anymore conflicts until we resolve all the current ones.
U.S. Military: I support and love our military. God bless them all. Thank you for your sacrifice!