Originally Posted by Swift
That's easy to say for a moderate. Can you please explain to me, in all seriousness, what you consider a moderate to be?
Why is that easy for me? And what does that have to do with me proclaiming to be a moderate out of all the dopey choices in the text box?
I've always considered myself an original Republican, or Jefferson Republican. But to simplify it more, I go with my moral compass and my gut. I lean left on social issues because in a free society stated under the Constitution, we should be allowed several rights we don't have because of Federal or State restrictions. I lean right of fiscal issues because I believe in capitalism and the idea of a society of self made small businesses prospering in a country with a limited government to harass them.
However, when I see conservatives flock to big corporations for instance, it sickens me. Big businesses have destroyed self made small businesses and Big Business is about 2011 Republican as you can get. Wal-Mart has become the norm. People who would have their own businesses that bitch about the lack of opportunity readily shop at these big chains because they're told its helping the economy. No, in actuality, its killing the principles we founded this great nation on.