Personal Narrative: Myself With The Republican Party

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I am a born and raised West Texas white male. The demographic should speak for itself. I side myself with the Republican Party, with mostly Libertarian views and a couple of Democratic to be honest. Growing up, politics was something that we did not talk about too often, we actually would tend to avoid it. I would remember when my father told once and only once what being a Republican meant, and what being a Democrat meant. He told me, “Republicans care about things like family and focus on America more than the rest of the world. Democrats are about the opposite”, he told me with a boyish smirk on his face, “they put their friends before family and they see things from the point of view from everybody else in the world.” My dad gave me the…show more content…
This is where the controversy within myself starts. Because this idea sets in with women rights as well. I do not believe the government has the right to tell you what you should and shouldn’t do with your child. I do not believe they should help you, and I don’t believe that they should hurt you either. This also means no government funding for planned parenthood. Women decisions should be theirs, with support of the father. This is just one example where I believe the government takes things too far. They become too involved from my perspective. I believe another great example of this is any special interest group. While also seeing the need for them and their policy creation abilities, there comes a point where a group can gain too much power. Michelle Leach tells more more on the website stating, “From the eight-hour workday to social safety nets such as Medicare, we owe many of the rights we take for granted to the work of special interest groups. Yet many of these organizations have been criticized in recent years for their enormous influence on American politics, whether by endorsing candidates, funding political ads, or in lobbying for legislation favorable to their interests…” With policies like this it is easy to see how so many of these thing can lead to corruption and chaos. With the libertarian party, corruption…show more content…
That also means that it will cut back a lot of government responsibilities. “We believe that government’s only responsibility, if any, should be protecting people from force and fraud.” as stated from the Libertarian Party website. Which leaves the American people free to do essentially anything. It is a very big advocation on its own to have several government funded projects to become privatized, which is something also shared by the Republican party as well. An overall conservative stance. So as far as saying what they influence, they stay neutral on most subjects, such as abortion as explained in a interview with Rand Paul, “Rand Paul is also strongly against abortion rights, which many libertarians disagree with. What is the libertarian position on abortion?” Rand Paul - “I don 't think there is a libertarian position on abortion. There was a study done by a graduate student at UCLA that found that about two-thirds of people you would identify as libertarian are pro-choice. From a philosophical perspective, libertarians generally believe the appropriate role of government is to protect life, liberty, and property. The question is, is forbidding abortion a way of protecting life, or should it be viewed as a restriction of liberty? There 's a plausible libertarian case on both sides.” Another policy that I believe that would work well with most of
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