Hi, I'm hoping for some good discussions where people are interested in exchanging information and ideas. I've had too much of closed minds that accept only what they already believe to be true. There are two sides to every issue, and I'd like to sort things out and make more informed decisions as a result of what I learn here. That said, my basic politics are: help those that cannot help themselves, lead those who are on the edges of society into becoming more self-reliant, avoid war in all circumstances except in cases of invasion of our country or imminent danger to innocents, (believing that there is almost always a better way to deal with conflicts) government can be wasteful and inefficient, but so can individuals and businesses. Hope to have some enlightening discussions!