I am an American first. I believe in freedom and liberty and a traditional view of the Constitution. I believe in individual rights versus the collective. I love my country and do not apologize for it, nor do I revise history to fit a global worldview. I think my country is exceptional in culture, in sports, and in our compassion for others.
I am a 9-11 first responder, but I was patriotic on 9-10. I believe that we are in a long fight against Islamic radical extremists. I believed that in 1993 during the first WTC attack. I believe in a strong national defense and that includes legal immigration, not a welfare state which continues to open the doors for more recipients.
I believe in a small government, less taxes, capitalism and a free market economy- that is the answer to health care reform. I live under Romneycare. The plan does not control costs and never intended to. So in the past year we had cigarette taxes, meal taxes, liquor taxes, sales tax increases. The closing of local MV offices and an increase in fees.
I became pro-life after years of contemplation, personal reasons and a trip to the Museum of American History when I was in DC for the 9-12 march. There I saw a lifelike model of the fetus in different stages, I felt overwhelmed with grief and knew after years of straddling the fence that I was on the side of life.
I respect all opinions.
And lastly I am gay. I am happily married to my spouse. We have been together for 25 years. I do not hate myself or hate the gay lifestyle which is often attributed to gays that leave the conga line. I believe in the privatization of marriage meaning that the states should not issue “licenses” and therefore consenting adults can marry. I did not agree on how Massachusetts judges decided the issue nor do I believe that the people should vote on a ballot. I think the whole issue backfired by the agenda of group rights. We have individual rights given to us by God. Marriage is an institution. I want to equal the benefits of Social Security so my spouse can receive “what I paid into” the system in case of my death. And I want to stop paying taxes for her health benefits. That’s it!
Enjoy my thoughts, I invite your positive comments and your disagreements, but please be civil and respect all.