Hello. I'm moving up from a much smaller political chat forum, it just doesn't pay to discuss politics in such a small group where it's easy to anticipate every response to every issue. Hoping this place is more challenging I try not to waste a lot of effort in classifying my opinions. but if I had to I'd say that in general, I like to think I'm an older model conservative, you remember... when conservatives actually stood for expanding personal freedom, not religious intolerance - and real fiscal responsibility, not just parroting lower taxes, lower taxes, lower taxes as the answer to any and all problems. So anyway, hello to you all. I'm looking forward to jumping into some issues today.