Contradictions


I am a far left liberal.  I believe in the right to marry whomever you want, even if you are the same sex…even if you want to marry multiple people.

I am a far right conservative.  I believe that you need to take personal responsibility for your actions, and if you choose to marry and have children, that you should be financially responsible for them; if you have 4 wives and 12 children you’d better be financially able to support them because I resent my taxes going to support your lifestyle because you choose irresponsibly to consume far more than you can support.

I am a far left liberal.  I am an agnostic Pagan pantheist and believe that you should be able to worship whatever deity, or none, that you please.  I am legal clergy.

I am a far right conservative.  Keep your religion to yourself and don’t impose your religious beliefs on me.  You have the right to believe whatever you want.  You do not have the right to expect it to be made law.

I am a far left liberal.  I believe in universal preventative health care from cradle to grave, and I believe in universal healthcare for every child up to age 20. Quality preventative health care and education will save money long term, and is cheaper in the short term than medical treatment is.

I am a far right conservative.  I think socialized medicine as it exists now is bankrupt both morally and financially, and I resent my taxes paying for people’s bad healthcare choices while offering no incentive to do differently, and no idea of the real costs associated with quality medical care.  I believe in the rationing of medical care.

I am a far right conservative.  I believe in the constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms, and do not support any measures that infringe on that either past or future.  I believe an armed society is a polite society. I believe that criminals who are not sure if their potential victim is also armed are less likely to proceed with robberies and assaults out of a simple sense of self preservation.

I am a far left liberal.  I believe in the legalization, not just decriminalization, of all illegal substances, and the regulation and taxation of same.

I am a far right conservative.  I believe what people choose to do to their bodies is their own business.  That is as long as I am not required to pay for their medical care resulting from years of abuses, and as long as others do not get hurt by those choices.

I am a far left liberal.  I believe in the paying of taxes to support things that are in the public interest:  preventative healthcare, libraries, education, infrastructure.

I am a far right conservative.  I think our level of taxation is outrageous given the return on our investment, and I think our governments have gotten greedy with the idea that one can, or should, make a profit in public service.  I think our government is bankrupting not only my future, but the future of my great grandchildren by propping up failed financial models that are based on fairy tale money with no real, tangible product backing that money up.

Simply a mass of contradictions, aren’t I?

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4 responses

  1. Well, you’re not the only one. I happen to agree with you on many of these issues (with exceptions to your views on universal healthcare and some tax issues). “Liberal” and “conservative” have lost all meaning to me. I find that so-called “liberals” and “conservatives” are often anything but.

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