Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My Political Beliefs

Like all opinions, this is subject to change. And hope. Yes, I can.

I am a fiscal conservative and social liberal.

Fitting a vast breadth of opinion and thought into one phrase always leads to some oversimplefication. I believe the only thing that government should be supplying are things that the people cannot or can't be trusted to provide. These things are pretty much limited to Laws and Police, Fire services, Access to medical assistance, Transportation (especially to government mandated activities, like school), Water, and Defense. Anything beyond that is frivolous, as far as I'm concerned. Socially, however, I honestly don't care what people do, as long as it doesn't interfere with other people's capacity to live.

1 comment:

  1. haha oh jake. You and your high-schoolish libertarian leanings.

    It's funny though, I can't remember ever thinking this way. Jesus, Jake get outside more.