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Everyone Assumes Because I Believe One Thing, I Believe Everything Of That Party.

I hate this!

When I'm talking about my beliefs about the need to stop with the dangerous oil seeking and get a grip on our energy; too many believe I go along with all the rest of the democratic agendas. Or, if I'm talking with fellow gun enthusiasts, or support tax cuts, they assume I'm republican. Who decided what's "right" or "left" anyway?

I support my right to keep and bear arms, and think we have too many gun control laws.

I support a woman's right to choice.

I believe in less government.

I support clean energy and carbon caps.

I'd like to put an end to some of our governments wasteful spending programs.

I believe in religious freedom, including freedom from religion.

I believe in having a military that can defend our country.

I'd like to abolish the DHS.

I believe the death penalty is sometimes warrented.

I'd like to repeal the DMCA.

Where do I fit? Nowhere as far as can see. Most of the time I vote for the candidates I hate the least? What kind of government does that leave us with? (Not one I can trust, anyway).
stu73 stu73 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 8, 2010

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Third parties generally cause more trouble than they are worth, in the short run. But in the long run, they sometimes result in a necessary realignment of support within the two party structure. In the US, third parties are a problem because they make it difficult to reach majorities without temporary coalitions. I think our current situation falls into the "if it ain't (completely) broken, don't fix it"<br />
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You're obviously an extremely bright person who has thought these issues thru independently. <br />
Stand your ground. <br />
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Thanks!

I appreciate the comment and compliments. I do, however, think we are very close to - and headed full steam ahead at - completely broken. I'd like to avert getting there if we can - but I am personally getting prepared for the complete social economic collapse that could result if we do get there.