It seems pretty fashionable right now to hate Republicans. Don't give me any bullshit about those evil, bloodsucking, NAZI MOTHERFUCKERS keeping those peace-loving, good-willed and good intentioned Democrats down. Because, thus far... in my experience... I'm the one who gets picked on for not agreeing with the Democrats. I also get dismissed fairly quickly because, I'm sorry, people who consider themselves Democrats just don't listen. And don't call me a hypocrite here, because I considered myself a Democrat for a long time.
Then I grew up. The government has become about control of the people, not organization of the people. And Democrats seem to want to keep expanding that goverment until everything is subsidized, taxed, handed back out, put through the wringers of a thousand layers of bueracratic shit and spat back at the public, completely lifeless and the same as every ideal they claim to hold dear. Thanks. Thanks a lot. Give me a Republican any day.
Not that I like Republicans, mind. But I am, for the most part, a conservative... and it's just the lesser of two evils.
I want a country where the government is concentrated on national security, law enforcement, and justice. That's it. Stay the fuck away from the decisions of private businesses and organizations, stay away from health care, get rid of welfare, get rid of the public schools (since they obviously don't work very well), and teach people how to learn to fend for themselves. I know this will never happen, but I'm allowed to dream, aren't I?
Yes, I'm selfish. But I don't find altruism particularly noble or worthwhile. And I'd really like to be given to opportunity to decide for myself whether I want to be selfish or altruistic, thanks.
Libertarian... not getting elected since 1971!