“Our weapons are the ironic mind against the literal: the open mind against the credulous; the courageous pursuit of truth against the fearful & abject forces who would set limits to investigation (and who stupidly claim that we already have all the truth we need). Perhaps above all, we affirm life over the cults of death & human sacrifice & are afraid, not of inevitable death, but rather of a human life that is cramped & distorted by the pathetic need to offer mindless adulation, or the dismal belief that the laws of nature respond to wailings & incantations.” - Christopher Hitchens
When it comes to the economy I'm fiscally conservative, but I consider myself closer to being a libertarian with a few liberal social views. I support same sex marriage. I believe in stem cell research. I value science and education. I think marijuana and Euthanasia should be legalized. I'm not a fan of animal captivity and we shouldn't wear their fur or skin. I believe in hunting but only for food. I believe in making profit, but I loathe greed so that's why I support a living wage. I am against corporate bailouts/welfare. I'm not for big business per say (I'm for entrepreneurship; small business, etc) but I realize its benefits. I also loathe welfare fraud. I'll help support the needy but I refuse to fund the lazy! I'm for true capitalism without the corporate cronies. I'm also pro-gun and I support our military. I believe there are times you have to fight but diplomacy should be the main goal. I am for a strong border security, enforcing our illegal immigration laws and I'm against the law stating if you were born here you instantly become a citizen. I don't like big government. I like limited government and maximum civil liberties. I believe in low taxes, free markets and the private sector. The truth is governments create nothing but regulate everything. I oppose statism. I'm for freedom, individuality, ingenuity and creativity. I'm against government bureaucratic red tape and over regulation just as much as I am against religious dogma and indoctrination. If man is not trying to control you with a god they are trying to control you with big government. There is not much difference between Liberal and Conservative these days. One worships a god saying to put trust in him and the other wants you to put trust in government. I say no gods and no masters!