I'm a college student in Nevada studying history. My primary focus on here is maintaining the history articles, which are in dire need of attention.
Oh, and I'm a liberal. Please don't hold it against me. I believe in most of the bullet points in the lead of that article, with four exceptions:
- I don't believe in gun control.
- I believe affirmative action, especially in college applications, should be determined by economic level instead of ethnicity.
- I don't consider Richard Dawkins a professor.
- And although I'd never admit this in public...I think the surge is working, but needs more time. Petraeus is a genius, give him a chance.
I'd love to invade Burma and reinstall rightful president Aung San Suu Kyi, but that's an isolated case rather than a worldview of mine. By the way, and this goes to Conservapedians overall: Thank you for making the right choice and having an article titled Burma instead of Myanmar. Wikipedia, which I also edit, still has regular debates about that despite the clear correct choice.
Mostly, I'm tired of all the bickering and infighting in America. Especially from Hillary Clinton, a political hack that I severely dislike. I personally believe that her husband started the most recent wave of divisive politics, not George W. Bush. But yeah, I wish we'd work on what we agree on rather than what we disagree on. For example, I disagree with Pat Robertson on things like gay marriage and prayer in schools. But that doesn't mean I can't respect him for his support of Bono's Make Poverty History campaign and Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection. I believe I should be able to praise the foreign policies of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and criticize their domestic agendas without Bill-ary attacking me.
That's why I'm a Barack Obama supporter. I want someone who will have a reasonable debate with John McCain (who, despite Hillary's repeated protestations, is nothing like Bush and is an honorable man) about the issues rather than snipe at him for stupid little things. I also don't think the 2008 Democratic race is about race versus gender. To me, it's a generational war within the Democratic Party. My generation is trying to take over the reins from a generation that's still fighting the Vietnam War. I don't want the next 7 months to be a war over how much money McCain gets from lobbyists or whether or not Obama loves America enough. Those won't provide me with healthcare or make Iraq a safer place.
Oh, and if Hillary's slash-and-burn negativity actually convinces superdelegates to vote for her even though Obama's won more states, delegates and votes? I'll quit the party and campaign for McCain.
So yeah, those're my biases. I'm a liberal, I hate Hillary, I like Obama, and I'm a big U2 fan. Although I don't think that last one should be much of a problem. :D
Happy editing! --Ampersand 22:55, 20 April 2008 (EDT)