I'm a coward, so it will take me a few days to actually post a topic here, but I'm curious about other folk's thoughts about what is happening in the world. I'm a strange mix of conservative and liberal. I'm very liberal when it comes to a lot of social and tolerance issues, but rather conservative when it comes to government. I tend to think that less government is better, when it comes to social and tolerance issues. I'm a huge fan of our founding fathers and they were rather vocal about the fact that our nation should not be a Democracy, but instead a Republic wherein power really is of the people. I only want to start a respectful conversation. I'm honestly interested in learning new things from new folks. I think everyone's opinion is valid.