What appeals to you about the Republican party?
Well, first and foremost, I strongly believe in the conservative principles upon which our country was founded. Admittedly, there's a sort of paradoxical discomfort that comes along with being resigned to using terms such as 'conservatism' or 'liberalism', especially given that both terms have been bastardized, particularly within the United States.
I would make the argument that Republicans are in fact, according to definition, the progenitor of liberal ideology. Moreover, I can't help but find myself being amused at the idea of branding a party which was founded by abolitionists as "conservative" or "retrograde" -- as some have claimed.
In terms of fiscal and social issues, I genuinely believe that Republicans embrace a philosophy which is conducive to freedom, inasmuch as there is nothing more liberating than the idea of eliminating needless constraints in the form of excessive taxation and over-regulation which serve merely as shackles and insurmountable barriers which impede the evolution and success of free citizens.
In addition, solutions rooted in the free market system have proven themselves to be more effective than government expansion by means of central planning, which has less to do with entrepreneurship and more with delegating absolute power to unscrupulous bureaucrats.
What, in your opinion, has been the biggest contribution to the world, whether it be a concept or an invention?
Adam Smith - The father of free-market capitalism.
Niccolò Machiavelli - A strategic mastermind, Machiavellianism has saved mankind from itself.
Who are your 5 favourite posters and your 5 least favourite posters?
3). PMK is Innocent
I wouldn't give them the pleasure of knowing.
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