I am a Rudy Republican and I never claim to be a Conservative. I am vehemently anti Communist as some liberals do not take the crimes of Communists seriously. I see Communists just as evil as Nazis. The difference is that Communists have armies of appologists in Accademia and in media. I do not find a thing funny about 100,000,000 dead shattered on some far left nutjubs god fantasies.
That being said there is no place at the table for Cold War moderates when John Kerry, Harkin and the Senator from Chapaquidic have made a career of appeasement and collaberation with domestic cCommunists.
National defense and survival trump my views on social issues. I still an pro abortion but an disgusted by partial birth abortion. I still believe in civil unions and in the basics of a safety net. There are some people who are just mentaly incapable or need help due to tragic illness. I believe government regulation of business should be simplified . I also am an advocate of tort and malpractice reform.
I do not talk about issues like insurance reform because I would put everyone to sleep. The problem is the consumer does not have enough choice and the legal requirements for insurance are ponderous. You as the consumer should have the ability to buy a policy tailored to you. Unfortunately, thanks to onerous legislation you can't and the consumer suffers from a lack of choice.
Over time I have come to see the arguments of libertarianism have some validity. I do not need a nanny state and there must be a simple balance of power by the regulatory agencies like OSHA. I want understandable enforceable but not ponderous rules.
I am a moderate and just me. What you see in my positions is a reflection of what you wish more then reality .All we can be is ourselves.