I don't seem to understand this everytime I get into a debate about anything political people always assume I'm a left wing liberal because I'm gay. Then I show support for something that is considered leaning more conservative I'm told to stop pretending to be gay and why do I have to be such a "closeted homophobic racist". This is why I hate political labeling of groups. The ones considered racist are not conservitive in general it's more the right wing tea party (which is a branch off of Republican but most Republicans hate and disown them) and liberals seem to lean far left socialism everyone is equal unless you don't agree with me then you're racist bigoted scum. I'm mostly liberal but I share a few strong conservitive views on issues such as firearms, immigration, and government structure. I only fall conservitive on three issues.
Guns: the gun laws are fine where they are at and in a few places way too strict. We need less people trying to bans guns and more people teaching the value of life and training children hands on safety, and active shooter response strategies. Most child related accidental gun deaths happen because the gun is considered taboo lock far from sight and the child is curious and wants to explore with zero knowledge of how the mechanisms work. My brother and son have been around guns just like I had our whole lives. My son won't touch it unless I am there I tested that on many occasions with hidden cameras. And my brother is confident and competent enough to disarm any firearm eliminating any threat.
Immigration: screw trumps wall. border patrol just needs more support and the system needs to be rewritten, and this is based solely on the observation of overcrowding in border areas and shrinking job market. We are as a country reaching a breaking point in the commercial sector more jobs get outsourced every year and we take in a lot of immigrants when we can't even employ what we already have. Other countries have strict immigration laws based on occupational benifits the immigrant will bring to them why is it such an issue for us to do the same.
Government structure: I do not believe the government has the right to govern the citizens directly. The federal branch was formed to guide the state branch to prevent civil uprisings against one another in its most base form. It was written as the people elect a rep to represent the state government and the federal was in line as a majority rule to protect the interests of the state's in general. I don't agree with calling them leaders nor do I agree with feds regulating day to day dealings. Those duties fall to states. But also I agree that without certian pushes states act in the opposite of their citizens interests requiring federal intervention but the federal government has been abusing that power of late.
those are my three conservative ideals everything else aligns more along the liberal Side of things with varying degrees. I lean father left the most anyone in my state but I consider myself more in the center. How do people keep getting racism and homophobia out of those ideals? And why is it required in social structures to be an extreme leftist to be gay? Isn't liberals lumping all conservatives as bigots based on being conservitive a form of discrimination and segregation in itself. Is that not the whole thing they fight against. And what probably pissed me off more than anything is the comment "Well your recently out give it some time and you will completely drop your conservitive ideas and join us" no where in my beliefs do I go against LGBT that statement was in itself discriminatory, and people wonder why I generally don't like heavy liberals. Most are brainwashed that by serving their ideas they are immune to discrimination and often speak before thinking.
granted I try not to pay attention too much to politics because in the grand scheme life Will go on eventually it'll balance itself out it always does but this one really pissed me off.