The title might be a little bit misleading, but it's pretty short. The alternative but more accurate title would be "Why I Am an Independent that supported Bernie Sanders and identifies much more Democratic than Republican". But before you leave because you think the title is incorrect, I'll tell you about my political views.
I talked about my stance on abortion laws in my article, "Trump Supporters on Twitter: Abortions, Trump University", but I talked about how I was pro-choice. Basically, I feel that the rights and decision of a grown woman are more important than the rights of an unborn fetus.
If a woman doesn't want to give birth to her baby and she has very good reason for it, then why should we FORCE her to give birth?
Trump wants to defraud Planned Parenthood because of the abortions they do, I suppose. But only 3% of what they do are abortion services (according to some sources), and even if the percentage is higher, Planned Parenthood can also save the lives of women for other reasons. Abortions are not all that they do.
I Favor Gun Control
I'm not saying that the Second Amendment should be repealed. We need the Amendment. However, there need to be more regulations, background checks, and more ways to stop guns from falling into the hands of people who shouldn't have them.
People should also be very cautious with their guns. According to this study from The Washington Post, toddlers have shot someone every week for 1-2 years, injuring or killing either themselves or others.
And they want to create a registry for Muslims? The people fighting for less babies (or rather unborn fetuses) getting killed are the same people fighting for even more babies killing themselves or others. They got the guns from finding them in their house, as the parent would own it and not put it out of reach.
So, given the fact that this is happening so often, I honestly don't think that it's a good idea to increase the amount of gun owners to the point where it becomes disastrous.
I Am Against Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
As I support Bernie, I agree with him on the fact that it is completely immoral that the top one tenth of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90% and that 58% of all new income goes to the top 1%.
There are people working 40 hours a week, working hard, but returning home without enough money to feed their children or give them a proper education. Why should we pay our taxes while the billionaires with far much more money than us don't pay taxes that they can clearly afford?
I Support LGBT Rights
I find it a complete outrage that there are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people who are refused service at restaurants and other places simply because of who they are and who they love. Love has no gender, and all people should be able to marry freely and not be discriminated against.
I am a heterosexual Christian, and believing in God does not mean you must hate gay people. God believes in loving your neighbor, and all are created as one, so members of the LGBT community must fit into this. They are humans and they deserve respect.
I Feel We Should Raise Minimum Wage
As I said earlier, people working so many hours a week and not being able to feed their children is unacceptable. I can only imagine the feeling of working all day and night, but always having the fear of not being able to provide the nourishment needed to survive.
What I'm saying is a $7.25 minimum wage which the United States has now is not okay. We need to raise it so that America will become a much more peaceful society.
I Support the Hate Crime Legislation
People have criticized it because no crime is done out of love. But the definition of a hate crime is one done due to prejudice. Robbing a bank or taking an illegal drug is not a hate crime but committing violence against a person because of their race, religion, gender, or belief is a hate crime.
The Black Lives Matter kidnapping recently was a hate crime. It is a hate crime. Black people can be racist against white people. It is possible.
But then again, something I don't understand is Trump supporters got pissed off because a disabled guy was tortured by black people. But they didn't give two s**ts when Trump mocked a disabled reporter.
There should be a distinguishment (that's not a word but it should be) between regular crimes and hate crimes because you hate their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.
And that's it!
Oh, and I just want to tell this joke I've had for a while. Republicans hate gay people, but WE'RE considered the jackasses?