Am I a "lefty" or a "righty"? Am I "liberal" or "conservative"? Amd I a "moonbat" or a "wingnut"?
I think that I am a little of both, depending on what issue we are discussing.
Below I have listed a few of the main issues that we political bloggers tend to talk about and what my specific stance is on each. Perhaps it will clear up this whole am I a lefty or righty debate. Perhaps not.
I am pro-life.
In my opinion, abortion is murder. Nothing more. Nothing less.
This puts me clearly on the RIGHT.
Again, I am pro-life.
Two wrongs do not make a right. Executing a criminal for murdering someone does not bring that person back. Is revenge really justification?
This would put me toward the LEFT.
I believe that it is the right of an American citizen to own a gun.
This would put me on the RIGHT again.
I believe it is the right of an American citizen to desecrate an American flag is they so choose to. To criminalize the act takes away a person's constitutional right to free speech and free expression.
I also believe that those people that do burn flags are idiots. It proves nothing. Nothing except that these people can't find a better way to express themselves and show their distaste of their country in another way.
I think this puts me on the LEFT.
I am an advocate for a system much like the Fair Tax or some sort of national sales tax instead of the current progressive tax system.
I have no idea where this would put me.
Health Care Reform
On this ever changing my mind subject, I am current in favor of expanding both the employer-based system and eligibility requirements for the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
I do not favor a completely, government-controlled or "single payer" system. The government has proven ineffective in handling things so they need to keep their nose out of health care decisions.
I do not favor tax credits for individuals because I really just don't understand how this would really help.
I'm not sure where this puts me either. Probably somewhere in the middle.
So just based on these few key issues, I would have to say that I am probably somewhere in the center but slightly left of center.
I dunno really. I guess this did not really clear anything up. LOL!