In reading a recent introduction and some replies (Kathianne!) - thought this might be a fun topic - I look forward to some of the responses. I lean about 45 degrees to the right. I feel I am pretty conservative on most issues, although I do have a soft spot the TRULY down trodden. I think government is too large and beyond their original scope. Government should be about giving a person a hand up, not a hand out and should generally let us tend to our own affairs. I do not classify myself as a Republican. Today's Republicans are basically the Democrats of 25 or 30 years ago. Anyway - let the fur fly!