My friend and office partner was a self admitted republican. I have never labeled myself as either republican or democrat. He told me some time ago that he thought that we were on either side of a very thin line, that I was a little more liberal than conservative. That's fine with me as we got along famously and on some issues he was on my side of the fence and sometimes I was on his.
His take on the ten commandments in the courtroom was that if said judge couldn't live with the tenets of any other religeon being in the courtroom next to the ten commandments then the commandmnets shouldn't be there.
My take on abortion is that we should be held responsible for our behavior and that means we shouldn't have abortion. However I also believe that a young single female is pretty much incapable of raising a young baby on her own and that this calls for at least some civic responsibility on our part to ensure that child grows up healthy and well taken care of. You can't just tell a fourteen year old to have the baby and then "You're on your own!". Unfortunately we seem to be dismantling the very programs that would help. Not surprisingly he agreed with me.
I don't hate republicans or the President. I do however feel that some of their views are simplistic (black and white). It's quite a bit more complicated than that.
Share with us your views. I for one certainly won't be the one who starts the name calling. I will listen and post back. We may never agree but it should stay civil.