jpmartin43over 1 year ago
The stresses both parties place on social issues is infuriating. Our debt, at the moment is $16,250,992,843,689. Now seeing that number alone is daunting, but really take a moment to think about that - sixteen and a quarter trillion dollars. I'm much less worried about marriage equality and ending the war on drugs than that gargantuan figure, even despite being gay myself. I've found myself with very fiscally conservative views, often agreeing emphatically with much of the Republican party platform in that regard. This said, I think social issues should be ruled on at a state level, if it is the case that legislation is required at all. But what I find most infuriating, from both the Republicans and Democrats, is the incredible importance social issues are given, as is made even more evident by this article. The call for tomorrow's Republican Party is based on fiscal ideals that are very dear to me, all of which were given high priority by Gary Johnson, who received my vote despite knowing Obama would inevitably win re-election.