People don’t get me. Which is sad.
I don’t think I can make things more simple. I believe in the Bill of Rights.
So of course, when I criticize someone on the left, leftists automatically assume I’m on the right. I’ll give conservatives more credit here because I can have an honest conversation about politics and they realize that I’m simply an “American.” I’m not one of them. And they tend to be fine with that.
Yes, American. That’s it.
I don’t belong to a political party. In fact, I almost always vote 3rd party because I can’t stand the big 2.
I don’t necessarily like Libertarians either because I’ve been to several of their meetings and even met one of their Presidential candidates. And they’re often very cold.
So my politics is simple – leave me alone and I’ll leave you alone. The Bill of Rights pretty much says that. Free Speech. Freedom of Assembly. Freedom of Religion. Freedom to own whatever guns you want. Freedom from search and seizure. The Right to a jury. The Right to a fair trial.
The government long ago overstepped their powers. It’s way too big and they steal way too much of our money.
I don’t even like Social Security, something I can’t even have an honest conversation with most people. The government takes your money. Then gives it back when you’re old? Makes no sense. With all the money they take, I could have invested it and made a fortune.
“But other people aren’t as responsible as you.” Yeah, that’s my problem? So I’m the bad guy because I’m responsible? Go fuck yourself. Seriously. I hate people like that.
Charity by voluntary consent is a virtuous trait. Charity by government mandate is theft; pure and simpleNeal Ross
My friend Neal gets this.
Most importantly though, way above money, is my Freedom. Neither party gets this. Neither party honors the Constitution. That’s why I pretty much don’t like anyone.
Now, I fully expect someone to read into this and make it more complicated than it has to be. I don’t know how to make this more simple.
Do you believe in Freedom? Or not?
It’s a binary question. You either do. Or you don’t.
“But with Freedom, people have to be responsible.”
Yeah. Then they need to grow up. Maybe that’s the root of the problem right there – you got all these losers who never grew up.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.