BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Sep 2008
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I am socially liberal and fiscally conservative. (Closest to libertarian if I must fit into a box).
I feel the R's have strayed completely from their roots of conservatism and will not support them again until neocon influence is removed. I believe a vote for Obama is a more meaningful vote than one cast for Bob Barr or writing in Ron Paul.
I believe the Republicans require an impetus to return to more conservative principles, and pulling the trigger for McCain is not going to help that happen. There are a multitude of reasons I detest McCain "100 yrs in Iraq" for one.
I do not support socialism or the concept of wealth redistribution at all (unlike republicans who love socialism when it comes to wall street), but I also loathe what I have seen as the destruction of many of my constitutional rights under the Bush administration in the name of the endless War on Terror not to mention Illegal wiretaps, torture of prisoners, invading sovereign countries, star chamber courts, secret meetings with oil interests to set oil policy, suspension of habeas corpus, archaic and immoral drug laws, children without health care, the death penalty meted out to dark skinned people inordinately, and a president who says Nukular.. I feel the government presents more of a threat to my way of life than any terrorist. 4 years from now, I hope to be presented with better choices.
I wish one could vote for sensible economic policies and a social policy not written by neocons and evangelicals. But given that you are faced with one or the other I'll take a more socialist approach over a fear and fascism.
When devils will the blackest sins put on, they do suggest, at first with heavenly shows - Othello