I am a conservative Republican.
I do not believe in the murdering of unborn children. Abortion is not a political issue but a moral one. Determining when life begins sets the pretense for one’s stance on abortion. Since medical science shows that brain activity begins as little as 18 days after conception, I am a firm believer that life for a child begins at conception. Therefore, to end that life would be murder.
I do not believe in redefining marriage to anything other than one man and one woman. Marriage is rooted in religion, dating back to the Garden of Eden, and since it is a religious institution, we should follow God’s laws on marriage. This doesn’t mean I want to intrude on your personal life and govern what you do in your bedroom. This simply means that you can live how you want, just don’t ask to redefine marriage.
I do not believe in giving illegal aliens citizenship. Illegal immigration has been a major problem for our country. It has drained the economy from people who do not pay taxes yet are given employment and benefits. Something needs to be done about it. First, employers who hire these illegal aliens need to be punished. Strict laws need to be passed and enforced on businesses. Also, a tracking system needs to be implemented on the illegal aliens already here. Then a fence needs to be built around our southern border. The flow of illegals coming in needs to be stemmed somehow. Yes, allow immigrants to enter but have a process of requirements for allowance into our country.
I do believe in protecting our nation when we are attacked. When other countries or terrorist groups threaten our nation or invade our land, we must defend ourselves. If that means going to war, then so be it. People will die. Lives will be lost. It’s sad but necessary for the preservation of freedom. Negotiations never brought about peace.
I believe in limited government. The smaller the government the more effective it is. Our economy can’t be run by Washington. Only the reduction of government, and the increased freedom for businesses will give our economy the boost it needs to become productive. I like what California State Assemblyman Steve Knight once said, “Businesses fuel the engine of America’s economy. As businesses grow, America grows.”
These are my beliefs. They may not be popular, but that’s where I stand. I know what I believe and can defend my beliefs on any issue. Our nation is made up of apathetic voters who cast a ballot based on media bias, single issues, or prejudices. Our nation is typified by what the Greek philosopher Plato once said, “The penalty that good men pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by men worse than themselves.”
So I vote. And petition. And actively take part in our nation’s politics. I am working to make a difference in my nation. How are you making this country better?