I was wondering if any of you could recommend some conservative scholars whose opinions/views are worth reading. Thanks in advance.
i just joined this community and it's the first one i've ever joined (and i've had this journal for years). i'm glad there are communities such as this where i can actually discuss my view without being ridiculed. i hate liberals... especially in the media. the past few weeks leading up to the election i was bombarded with pre-recorded calls from celebrities that think i'm too stupid to decide for myself who i want running the country. hollywood pushing its agenda and then bullshit talentless hacks like greenday telling you you're a redneck for having some sense of values and morality. i also hate organizations like the naacp, i consider that to be a black kkk. it's an organization built from to ground up for the advancement of one race. they stick up for criminals, playing the race card. i'm sorry but i don't care what color you are, if you kill a little kid and blame it on slavery than you should be drug out into the street and shot. i also hate the afirmative action program, it takes away equality. because now you don't get a job or a scolarship because you work hard or because you deserve it.. you could be underqualified and still get the job because of your skin color.. sounds equal to me. but anywhere else pointing this out makes me a racist right? society needs to get over this notion that these minorities need a handout. if they want to be equal, make them equal and stop with the freebies. i'm pro-life, but in a way that's almost backwards.. i am pro-life because i don't believe in god. the way i see it is you live and then you die and that's it. killing unborn babies robs them of their only chance to be, they don't go to heaven, they just cease to exist, and i don't think that's fair.. and i also don't see how that's any different from killing a baby that's already been born.
i'm sorry for carrying on so much... i could probably go on for hours, but it's 3:20 in the am and i should probably be getting some shut eye.
guess i just needed to do some venting. but i guess that's what livejournal is for. ok, i'm done.
I absolutely NEVER make intro posts. however, i feel this is a bit different than that. bear with me and you may see what i mean.
I'm a libertarian, registered that way anyways. I am a libertarian for one main reason. I do not like the religious aspect of the republican party. I dont think God should have any impact on policy at all. drug use, prostitution, and any other victemless crimes should not be crimes at all, but explorations into ones own interests. However, when a crack head robs someone for money, they need to go to jail. When a prostitute knowingly transmits STDs, sure legal repricussion should be sought (please forgive the disgusting simplicity of this post, i just woke up).
I am neither pro-choice or pro-life (im a guy, aside from morality, i have no business defedning the issue), however, i do not think that MY views necesarily should influence anyone elses. I dont think that the policy makers of this country should feel any differently. If anything, it should be handled as it currently is, on a state to state basis.
I hate liberals. I cant stand the socialist attitude of just about everyone in America these days. This country was founded for people to be free to get ahead on their own merits. If you want to work hard to pay for other peoples shortcommings, move to Canada. Build a time machine and go back to Soviet Russia. Dont spit your Marxist rhetoric about helping the less fortunate at me, because honestly, i dont care.
I was browsing this community and found that a lot of people here hold the same political and social views as i do. (especially Cthulhu, ive never once heard anyone else who holds my view on unborn children.) I find more in common with many of you than with traditonal republicans, or even my own libertarians. (lets be honest, a lot of us are whackos)
As i said, this was slightly more than an introduction post. it was to some extent, my way of saying "hey, i think jsut like you guys! but dont be hard on me for being a libertarian"
so, i have joined this community looking for some good talks on the Socialization of America andhow it needs to stop. Im sick of working my ass off so people can sit at home and collect a check for popping out babies. Im all for charity, just not when its forcibly taken from me. let ME decide who i should help.
anyways, if im not welcome here, let me know, ill glady leave. however, i hope thats not the case.
Why are you a republican?: Pro-life, I believe the government shouldn't be involved in everything we do, lowering taxes, you know the typical things
Do you have any problems being a republican surrounded by democrats?: All the time.
Political Persuasion (liberal, moderate, conservative, libertarian, Christian Conservatives): Conservative
How do you feel about the war on terrorism?: I think it should be stoped at all costs, along with Communists
Who's your favorite president?: Reagan and both Bush's
Where are you from? (if you don't mind): Origanly Louisiana, now I am in Washington
What political issue is most important to you?: Abortion
What, if anything, would you do differently from George W. Bush if you were president?: I would have closed and controlled borders. Therefor we will know who is coming in and out of our country
If you are not religious, or at least do not let your religion inform your politics, do you find yourselves less conservative on social issues than religious Republicans?
I personally have no interest in overturning Roe vs Wade as it currently stands. I think gays should have rights to completely secular "civil unions." I think soft drugs and prostitution among consenting adults should be decriminalized.
I'm a Republican because I believe in small government, low taxes, a strong defense, and law & order. While I don't begrudge Judeo-Christian values, I think it should be a source of private inspiration rather than public policy.
What are your thoughts?
Do you feel that the Republicans do more for the middle class than the Democrats? Why or why not?
How do you feel about Jewish people? I've always been under the impression that you didn't like 'em because they don't believe in Christ (among other reasons) but I wanna hear what you think rather than what Jews or Democrats think you think.
Some quick backround on me - I was a registered Democrat for 16 years up until this November 3rd. I unregistered because I'm disgusted with the Democrats and John Kerry for running a subpar, at best, campaign and am looking to find out more about Republicans from Republicans rather than from Democrats. I'm also Jewish but in name only. I have (and have had for many years) numerous issues both with Judaism and Jewish people in general.
I'm NOT a troll and I'm not looking to start trouble. I honestly want to know more about Republicans.