I choose to post a new thread rather than post in ‘what’s your politics’ thread as its a bit of a tangent.
I’ve been wondering what I would be if I was an American. In Blighty I’m a pretty straight down the line Tory. And what with the US being the superpower it is I’m exposed to quiet a lot of US political stuff. I know that my views translate pretty neatly into the republican party, since I agree with them about 100% on foreign policy, economic policy and largely on domestic policy.
There are however a few differences.
I while I agree on Nuclear, I don’t agree just pumping more oil without diverting substantial resources from the tax on that petrol (gas) to renewable production, and I certainly believe in setting emission standards for vehicles and businesses.
I read the 2nd amendment, including the first line. I think it has been grossly misused in modern America. While I think its too late to ban all weapons, I would ban quite a lot and place a lot more restrictions on sales of the rest.
I am pro-choice.
I don’t really care about gay-marriage, but would not attempt to stop it.
I don’t believe in God. Or even if there was one, I have my own moral code and would not be beholden to that child abusing mass murdering genocidalist of the old testament. And Jesus seems nice enough as hippies go, but then I don’t do what hippies tell me to do either.
I figure that I would be practically unelectable on any one of those points if I say, tried to run for office as a republican in the states. But I’m definitely not a Democrat either, I used to sit swearing at the screen watching The Left Wing … Sorry, The West Wing
I wonder if genuine Americans might figure out what I would be on your political spectrum?