You sound like you are libertarian. Libertarians hold liberty as a principal objective. They believe that there should freedom everywhere without government intrusion. They believe that as long as your not harming anyone else, you have a right to anything. They believe in gay marriage being allowed, many are pro-choice on abortion, they favor gun rights, and favor the free market. I say republican since most libertarians choose the republican party. Ron Paul is a libertarian.
I'm obviously pro life, don't want to see our nation go bankrupt, love my freedoms to own guns, love my freedoms to dissagree with the political correct Left, so I could NEVER vote for a Democrat.
If you are pro abortion then it comes down to freedoms! Unless you have lived in a cave thes past eight years, you know full well what has become of the Democrat party. They have been taken over by extremists.
You need to ask yourself if you like having a big federal Government telling your community that you must allow boys into the girls bathrooms. Do you like the freedoms to decide for yourself your state's laws and local public schools rules?
Or are you more like a sheep having no problem with political correct extremist Big Brother groups telling you how to think.
It's a no brainer.... VOTE REPUBLICANS NO MATTER HOW MUCH TRUMP SCARES YOU. He is one man and we have sepration of powers for a reason. Trump from what he has said is totally against political correctness and Government telling people what to do.
We know Hillary and what has become of the Democrat party. Obama appointed two activist Justices and Hillary would appoint more. They are appointed for LIFE! They will be the ones who truly transform America. Our freedoms to dissagree with the collective will be gone!
Republicans have contributed in bankrupting America as well. Besides Obama, republicans have been worse at spending in the budget. Donald Trump would spend us more into debt than Hillary would. What is strange is that actually conservatives are the one who want freedom of speech censored and restricted. The liberals want more personal freedom. This is, of course, according to definition.
It's also important to remember that there is only one candidate running that believes debt is a positive thing and actually would like us a country to increase our debt, and that is Donald Trump.
Any time I hear people complain about Sanders or Clinton's fiscal responsibility, I just think of stuff like this:
"...you never have to default because you print the money, I hate to tell you, OK?"
"I said if we can buy back government debt at a discount, in other words, if interest rates go up and we can buy bonds back at a discount -- if we are liquid enough as a country, we should do that," Trump said. "In other words, we can buy back debt at a discount."
All you are doing is spewing left wing rhetoric. Tell me exactly where the Republicans are censoring freedom of speech.
It is the Liberal colleges banning conservative speakers. Every day some political correct left wing control fanatic tells us some word we can no longer use because they deemed it not politically correct.
It's the Left separating and censoring any menton of our Christian heritage from public all under the lie of separation of church and state.
The Left is stealing out freedoms to say no or dissagree with leftwing government's political correctness. They are forcing our local community public schools to allow boys in girls bathrooms. THIS IS THEIR SICK PRIORITIES WHILE OUR NATION GOES BANKRUPT.
This is why Trump is doing so well. Americans are sick of it!
Democrats have always been the tax and spend party and it is ludicrous to say otherwise.
Conservative republicans are what we need to cut the debt but Americans have been conditioned by the left wing media to fear Conservtives. Low end voters eat all that propaganda right up while the Democrat party spends our money to buy votes from their voting blocks. FREE COLLEGE, FREE MEDICAID, FREE FOOD STAMPS, FREE HOUSING SUBSIDIES, FREE OBAMACARE, ETC. EVEN TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.
The Left is the big spenders with our money. Maybe you missed it, the interst payments on that 20 trillion debt is now almost as much as our total miliatry budget, and Hillary & the Democrats say nothing about it.
I wasn't talking about republicans, but conservatives. I said they want freedom of speech censored by definition. That is why they are called "right-wing", a 100% conservative would be at 100% on economic issues and a 0% on social issues. Take this quiz and you'll know what I mean: https://www.theadvocates.org/quiz/quiz.php
When you answer "disagree" on "Government should not censor speech, press, media, or internet." it counts toward conservatism. Also, republicans are as bad as democrats on censoring freedom of speech. Polls have shown that republicans are almost twice as likely as democrats to say that there are some books that should be banned. Republicans are also more likely to say that that some video games and movies should be banned.
Republicans have contributed to the debt as much as the democrats have. In fact, it is estimated that Trump would add more to the debt than Hillary would.
I am not defending democrats here, but republicans have contributed to this debt and deficit as well.
You are repeating Left wing rhetoric that I have heard for decades.
TELL ME THE BOOKS OR VIDEO GAMES THAT THE REPUBICAN PARTY WANTS TO BAN!
Tell me the books or video games that Trump wants to ban.
You can't but you will keep saying those things you have been conditioned to say.
There have always been some books and some video games in book stores, etc. that both Republicans and Democrats want to ban because of depictions of naked children, etc.
There ARE things that should not be displayed to our children. I relaize those on the Left are an amoral bunch who try their best to censor any mention of moral values. This is the sexual revolution don't you know and anything goes.
Our nation used to have the common sense wisdom to try and protect our children from sexual material.
The examples I give of Democrats pushing their LGBT political correctness on ALL states and ALL our local public schools are FACTS, not rhetoric.
When I say "republicans", I am not talking about the party itself, but some republicans and conservatives. Some conservatives want to censor violent video games and freedom of speech. The right is guilty of it as well. However, just because a political party wants to censor some speech, doesn't mean all on that side want it that way. Many on left do not want freedom of speech censored, same with the right. However, both sides have favored censoring freedom of speech. By definition, liberals don't want freedom of speech censored, but conservatives do. This doesn't mean if you are conservative then you want freedom of speech censored, but conservatives oppose behavior violating traditional values and want things like prostitution banned(sex restrictions). Just because I say something that isn't positive towards the right, doesn't mean I am repeating Left wing rhetoric. You have bias yourself, so your just repeating right wing rhetoric.
So you admit you have no books or videos that the GOP party wants to ban.
Now you continue with more rhetoric, so tell me the behaviors you say the GOP party opposes.
Tell me the sex restrictions the GOP party is fighting for. Prostitution has been illegal in most states for a long time with the support of Democrats as well.
Just admit you have nothing but lies and rhetoric from the Left.
Let me give you some facts so you can stop making a fool of yourself.
Conservatives want to preserve the freedom of EVERY STATE to keep their own marriage laws as the people in their states support.
Conservatives believe in the freedoms of every local public school to decide for themselves how to run their bathrooms and keep the privacy of girls from boys.
Conservatives DO NOT want to make moral laws. They want our society to speak out for our children and shame this promiscuous culture that is creating so many fatherless children and broken homes. Our children deserves to raised by their fathers, not some case worker.
Now that we understand the facts, try learning and STOP REPEATING THE LIES FROM THE LEFT.
You seem to not understand my point. I never said the GOP as a whole wants to ban books but that more republicans believe that some books should banned than democrats. Conservatives believe there should be restrictions on sex like banning prostitution, liberals believe it should all be left to the individual. I am sure the democrats and republicans would avoid this issue altogether. The democrats are not fully liberal and the republicans are not fully conservative, so there is much of a difference in beliefs. Conservatives want gay marriage to be illegal, they want restrictions on social issues. None of this are "lies from the left" but simple truths, the republicans have bankrupted America as well. Donald Trump would put us in more debt than Hillary, so your idea of the left being the only ones destroying us is flawed. I think you should stop attacking with straw mans and thinking of everyone that points out fallacies in the right as liars. That is an ignorant way to hold your views, i wish you could be a little more open-minded.
I wish you could be deprogrammed from the constant PC Liberal media conditioning.
We see this political correct fixation on sitcoms and liberal media every day.
The problem these past 20 years is that the establishment republicans have been looking more like big spending democrats(in order to get elected), and refuse to stand up to these extremist Democrats running their party.
I am speaking to Conservatives when I say they want to keep our nation from going bankrupt.
I agree that Conservatives believe marriage should be between a man and a woman as it has been forever. That is not new law being forced on every state. It's the Democrat party that CONSTANTLY forces their political correct beliefs on ALL STATES and ALL public schools! Conservatives want the right's of states to decide their marriage laws.
Do you like having one huge Federal Government telling every state how their laws should be?
Neither side will ever be perfect but the Democrat party is by far the control fanatics compared to Republicans.
Repubicans do care much more for the well being of our children being raised by case workers instead of a loving mother or father. Democrats seem to think that Government can raise our children.
I truly believe that the Democrat party wants people dependent on Government, and in this way control their vote.
Our natons DOES need to speak out to the moral break down in our culture. It is truly destroying our families and our culture.
I am glad you see it a little like I do, republicans have contributed to bankrupting, not that conservatives want it to be that way, but republicans have been big spenders as well. I don't see how I am programmed to liberal media. You agree that conservatives want gay marriage and prostitution to remain illegal. You agree that establishment programs have been big spenders. The idea that conservatives want restrictions on certain social issues is obvious. As for the banning books, that is some polls, they show that few republicans agree some books should be banned. The point I was trying to make was that when you said that as a republican you don't want our nation to go bankrupt, I knew that republican presidents have been big spenders as well, so I thought that was a bit of a contradiction.
Let me explain how i truly feel about what has become of the parties.
Democrats for the past 40 years have been the tax and spend party. ABSOLUTELY NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT FACT.
Our electorate has been conditioned by the Left to expect Government (tax payers) to support them. There is no longer any sense of shame from expecting charity from others. The majority of Americans were once a proud people who were mostly self sufficient.
The Repubican party had a choice to make. Either you stick to what's best for the nation and controlling our debt, or you cave in and allow the spending to continue in order to get elected.
The conditioned electorate is what has driven this debt spending because they refuse to vote for Conservatives who will not pander while our nation goes bankrupt. Conservatives were the adults in the room trying to stop this madness of debt spending.
The establishment republicans had to decide between standing strong on the debt spending and never getting elected, or allow Democrats to keep raising the debt ceiling and spend us into oblivion.
RINO's decided to give in while Conservatives are the only ones doing what is right. But as you see, Conservatives never get the nomination.
So yes, establishment republicans have caved in to Democrats over and over. I believe most republicans would do what is right were it not for a welfare mentality in the electorate conditioned by Democrats.
Remember when Ted Cruz tried to stop yet another raising of the debt limit? He was crucified by the liberal media and Democrats for causing a shut down. This nation needs many shutdowns until it gets it's fiscal house in order.
The Democrat party caused the shutdown for not being willing to compromise on spending. The GOP was willing to cut military spending, and did so, but Democrats refused to cut any spending on their voting blocks. They would not even cut spending on obvious things such as PBS, because this was a left leaning network.
So I guess my point is that Republicans have been forced by the Left to get on board with their big spending, or never get elected. We need true Conservatives who will do what is best for our nation, not what's best to get elected.
Pretty much none of that is true. It's a shame, really; I'd go down point by point to explain how pretty much none of it is true, but in typical form, you'd just ignore anything that contradicts any of your preconceptions, insult me, then continue to disseminate this incorrect information.
You are being played by one of the two political parties, which really is unfortunate. I hope, eventually, you realize that you can exist as your own individual and have your own beliefs outside of what a small group of people tell you that you should think.
If you want constitutional fundamentalism the republican party is one of the best places to find it. that would allow you the "Right to bear arms caveat" and as a member of the republican party you vote in primaries to choose your candidate, so pick a right leaning libertarian, and your views seem to align closer to the right than the left.
It should be said that liking or disliking a politician should not be the reason you pick a party. and to some degree, you should never tow the party line.
I agree with most of what you said. The only place where I must differ is what you said about towing the party line.
If Democrats were not such extremist when it comes to supporting no restriction abortions in nine states, and PC control freaks when it comes to forcing all states and public schools to be run as they tell us, then I could vote for a Democrat.
But as it stands, the Democrat party has been taken over by extremists and there is only one party that fits those two very important priorities for me. If I voted for a Democrat, I might as well dismember an unborn baby weeks from birth myself because I would be the one keeping it legal to do so.
I would also vote for a libertarian if they were not pro abortion.
LOL, if I had a nickel for every personally pro life person who supports no restriction abortions up to birth when they vote for Democrats, I would be rich!
I wonder, if you were personally pro life for Jews during the holacaust, would you still have supported the nazi party knowing that they supported killing Jews?
Can you even grasp what we are talking about here? How could you ever vote for any politician who supports aborting babies one week from birth. Do you think that baby one week from birth is any less human than after he travels down the birth canal?
When you vote for Democrats, they support aborting that baby for any reason.
The GOP has tried numerous times to get a compromise and limit abortions to 20 weeks, and the Democrat party stops them every time. This is how extreme the Democrat party has become.
Look in the mirror the next time you vote for these extremists and ask yourself who is keeping no restriction abortions legal. Democrats would become prolife in a heartbeat if they knew people would not vote for them. They lack core values and will support anything that gets them elected.
If you had a nickel for every time you made an idiot out of yourself you'd be even more rich. WHERE did I say I was a Democrat?? I have never, ever voted for a Democrat. And I never said I supported women choosing to abort babies, just that they have the right to choose for themselves. God is the only judge and jury they must account to IMO, not me or you.
First of all I commend you if you truly have never voted for a Democrat. I had a debate with a liar a year ago about how he siad he never voted for Democrats, but he left out how he did vote for other Left wing pro abortion politicians.
Now i must throw out a double speak alert. You just said..... "And I never said I supported women choosing to abort babies, just that they have the right to choose for themselves."
My head is dizzy! So lets get this crystal clear....... you don't support women choosing to abort babies, and then you say you support their right to choose to abort.
Ok now i get it, it is as clear as mud. Now that kind of double speak would make you fit in very well with the Democrat party.
So tell me the difference between a women not having the right to choose to kill a new born baby after traveling down the birth canal, but a few seconds earlier you would say they hve the right to choose for themselves to end that Baby's life.
If you are truly personally pro life, you believe that unborn Baby to be a human life deserving of protection, but somehow in your twisted reasoning, you STILL afford women the right to abort their babies up to birth?
Without a doubt, it is you, and you alone. And after your latest response, I will amend my previous reply to be "If you had a PENNY for every time you made an idiot out of yourself you'd be even more rich." Keep it up and prove me right, LOL
Using your examples of right to abortion and right to bear arms, the right to abortion is genuinely threatened if enough Republicans or Conservatives come to power. The right to bear arms really isn't jeopardized, that's just hysteria. Even if public safety gun laws continue to be made there really is NOT any likelihood anytime soon of all guns in the US being confiscated. It's not happening.
if your unsure than do like me an be an Independent. then you can vote on the actual issue or the MAN or woman candidate who you think is best for the job at the time and not worry about being bound by partisan Party lines.
Indy is really the way to go, unless you feel strongly and passionate about a certain specific ideology that is expressed by a certain party, like the Dems and the GOP. still, those two Parties are really closer together than most people think they are. did you know they are NOT opposites? but actually pretty close together on the whole entire political spectrum?
more Americans are becoming Indy. Its the fastest growing party I think. look it up.