I'm going to be the only one with my political opinions, so I'm not sure this thread applies to me. I'm libertarian. I have been since 2000. I agree with republicans on a little bit of stuff, with democrats with a little more stuff, and disagree with both on most stuff. Personal freedom: I think that if you aren't hurting anybody, you shouldn't be committing any crime. I think that if you wrong someone financially, you should make it right financially. If someone wants a gun, I think that the US constitution guarantees that they should be able to possess a weapon (if they live in the USA, obviously). Specifically about weapons: The reason the founding fathers of the USA and the framers of the US constitution placed language about bearing arms and maintaining a private militia into the Bill of Rights was to keep government in check. Obviously, our government in the USA went out of check long long ago. Also, in order for people to stand against a military who is armed with nuclear weapons, flamethrowers, bazookas, fighter jets, tanks, etc., would be to have a militia with nuclear weapons, flamethrowers, bazookas, fighter jets, tanks, etc., and that may seem silly, but a modernized interpretation might be that we need to have better checks on our military's weapons, or, simply, that since we are a nation founded on liberty and isolationism, we need not have stockpiles of such weapons kept on foreign soil where they could potentially be used against Americans, either by a tyrannical government, or, more likely, by falling into the wrong hands. As far as handguns and concealed weapons - you know, I know plenty of guys who carry concealed weapons, and none of them ever made me feel nervous about it. In fact, if they keep the weapon properly concealed, then there should be no reason anybody even needs to know. On the other hand, if a mobster carries around a tommy gun inside of a violin case for the purpose of assassinating someone, they will ultimately not keep it concealed. However, I would like anyone owning a firearm to take it as a serious responsibility to learn firearm safety and to always follow proper firearm etiquette. I know that my opinion on firearms is very controversial, since democrats would generally prefer gun control executed by the government rather than through personal responsibility. I think that church and state should remain absolutely separate: I think that putting mottos like "In God We Trust" or "Trust in God" on money or license plates stands as a strong statement from the government that they don't give a flying .... about that guarantee, and I think that's s...ty of them. I think that many social programs are helpful to the country, but I think we have too many of them and that they are too often abused. I think that the government should cut back on social programs, but not until after they cut back on prisons and foreign military bases. I think foreign wars are always a bad idea. If someone comes to the USA looking for trouble, it's one thing, but for us to invade durkastan or durkland or even durkovia to depose a dictator, or to blow up terrorists, or to find WMD or whatever, is stupid and wrong. I realize that opinion is also controversial. Whatever, I feel strongly about it, because it is a policy of our massive rich country that causes nothing but harm. I think the way we run elections in the USA is outdated and silly, and I think we should change it. As you could guess, I'd love most of all to see the two party system abolished. I hold no respect for bipartisanism, as, I believe, it only serves to a) polarize the people of the USA, making them more easily distracted and even controlled, and b) allows s...heads like Trump to get elected. Drugs: I think drugs should not be illegal. I still think people should be responsible. I think you should not take drugs unless a doctor or pharmacist urges you to do so, but I think that it's not the government's responsibility to enforce what I think is best for you, especially if it means sending you to prison as punishment. I think it is especially illogical and just weird that we punish addicts. It makes as much logical sense to me to jail a heroin addict as it does to jail a cancer patient, assuming neither of them hurt anyone other than themselves (obviously one is far less voluntary than the other, but that's beside the point). I think the EPA was a good idea. I don't think it's handled in the best way, or arguably even in a good way, particularly when big companies get away with stuff that small companies would be destroyed over. I reason that the EPA is necessary, because we all live in the environment, and anyone hurting the environment is causing financial and potential physical harm to other people. That's my political views in a nutshell. People will hate those views, but I firmly believe everyone is entitled to their own political views, even if mine are right and they are wrong JK I also think that people under oppression given perfect liberty will go through dangerous adjustment periods.