Originally Posted by Kimawolf
Moderate Foreign affairs
Basically I believe that health care is a right for civilised people, and should not be a huge expense. I believe women and men have the right ot make any medical treatment/choice they want. I believe sexuality is a private concern and as such the government should have no say in what one does/wants.
I also believe that there should be a UBI for all people due to the extreme automation here and coming to the world within the next 5 to 10 years. Once trucking/cabs are automated that will affect the largest employment sector in the U.S. for instance.
I believe religion is ALSO private and should not be forced on people by government, and once you operate a business in public your religious views CANNOT interfere with your business.
I believe foreign power should be used to stabilize, feed and educate, not try to take over and rule.
Hence why I am so terrifed Trump won. Trump is the worst kind of "conservative". He spouts nonsense about religion constantly to push his ridiculous agenda while at the same time preparing to get us into a NUCLEAR WAR and possibly kill millions while kissing Russia's ass cause he's scared/admires an ex KGB agent. And anyone who voted for him by proxy must agree with his nonsense if nuclear war breaks out, all those deaths and destruction will be on Trump voters head and they deserve the scorn,.
People in this thread seem to be respectfully not replying/quoting much, which is good because obviously we could degenerate into attacking easily on this topic. But that is not what I'm doing. Kimawolf, your views are so close to mine I basically wanted to just do a "me too" as my post here.
My general philosophy is to avoid hypocrisy, act only in ways I would like if others acted towards me, and make decisions on facts instead of opinions. I refuse to be dishonest even to "win"...in fact I don't consider it winning if you have to lie.
I identify on the left not only because of where I find myself on each issue, but also because I see extreme selfishness and hatred in so many right-wing views. If everyone acted only out of hatred and selfishness, what world would we have? I refuse to think horrible things about people I don't know, using guilt by association. I refuse to think that skin color has any impact on the potential of the person underneath.
I'm on the left because I see hypocrisy in nearly every right-wing position. I'll just give one example: the whole "small government" bullshit. You aren't for small government if you want government to control our private lives. Everyone wants big government on THEIR issues, small government elsewhere. Pure libertarians aside, yes yes, but I've never met a pure libertarian. There's always SOMETHING they want government to stop others from doing. Remember: cops are government, laws are government. If you think murder should be illegal, you want big government on murder.
Bottom line: I find no value in being an asshole to others. That guides me to my position in almost every issue....