Cool. Maybe if I'm ever out your way, you can teach me to shoot without reflexively closing my eyes? I'll get us some double espressos (not from you know where) and we'll go shoot stuff. (I'm starting to like this idea.)
Originally Posted by Goldie
Labels are quick fixes. I believe in welfare and foodstamps primarily because I believe in taking care of children, even if their parents fall on to hard times or are complete screw ups. Also because it's cheaper to pay for welfare than prison, so if you feed and house someone, you save money, and maybe you keep someone from committing a crime out of desperation. And lastly, maybe I think that a culture should be judged by how it treats its most helpless members.
Originally Posted by Derpamix
I believe in right to carry because a populace should be able to defend itself, not only from some stupid SOB on the street, but from a corrupt government.
I believe all drugs should be legal, as should all sex between consenting adults. Tax revenues increase, grey and black markets decrease. Adults make decisions as to what to do with their bodies rather than having to obey a parental government. Police resources aren't wasted on potheads, junkies, and hookers.
I don't believe in three strike laws because (a) you take discretionary power away from judges/juries, which means we might as well try people in front of computers, and (b) a person with two strikes is more prone to not leave any living witnesses when committing her/his third felony.
So, liberal? Conservative? Socially liberal, but fiscally conservative?
I get where you're coming from. This Pope isn't pro-whatever. His stance seems to be "hate the sin; love the sinner." I don't think that's a bad thing.
Originally Posted by Maynard
"Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine