Greetings Im RDK and Im a Canuck. Im also a refugee from another political board that shall go unnamed that has taken a sharp turn to the rabid right. Im looking for some intelligent debate and discussion of current issues. Politically Im a social libertarian and fiscally a conservative. I believe that there is a role for government to play in society in the form of leveling the playing field and providing a social safety net to prevent people from falling too far so that they cannot get up again. Im pro-choice and supportive of gay marriages because I look at them just the same as I look at drinks containing gin. Im not going to have one but if you want to then it is none of my business. I oppose capital punishment, not out of any liberal guilt for the poor mistreated guilty people but simply because it costs more, is irreversible and not effective. Im pro-gun control but realize that implementing gun control such as we have in Canada or in Europe would be impossible to implement in the US so I generally stay out of gun control debates. On the personal side Im late 50s an engineer and have been working some of the largest development projects in Afghanistan for the last 6 plus years. Will I find a political discussion home here?