Hi everyone. It is a pleasure to have found this site and be able to help contribute to it in any way.
My name is Mike, but everyone calls me Sulli. Politically, I am a libertarian, but personally I favor social and economic conservatism (See: paleolibertarianism). I just think that the government should stay out of pretty much everything. While my family's name is Irish, and we are from Ireland, we are actually a Jewish family.
I am not a Young Earth Creationist, but I will try to steer away from those areas of this site; needless arguments are not something I enjoy and I hope to contribute in areas I know more about instead. I am an Old Earth Creationist, and believe Intelligent Design is the best explanation for the wonderful diversity of life God has given us.
My favorite politician is Ron Paul. I wish I could vote for him (besides in presidential primaries).
I am a recent college graduate. I actually completed a triple major (with some double counting, thankfully) in psychology, economics, and neuroscience. I would be happy to help in any of those areas. In addition, I was a premed (the requirements overlapped 100% with the basic science elements of my neuroscience major, thankfully again) and am hoping to attend medical school next year.
I am not a liberal. I may hold slightly different views than some other conservatives, but only because of my views on government and freedom. The sections below will provide my justification for those views so no one misunderstands my motives. While we may disagree on what is the best role of government, most of us probably will agree on what is fundamentally moral.
- I am opposed to public schools. I think homeschooling or private schools are the ideal form of raising our children, and to a lesser extent charter-type schools.
- I am opposed to teacher led prayer in public schools, as they would tend toward one denomination and undermine separation of church and state. However, I strongly support prayer private schools. I also support children having prayer time in public schools and think that this should be guaranteed and promoted, instead of suppressed.
- I am opposed to sex education of any kind in public schools. I do not particularly favor abstinence only education, although I believe it to be the most moral type, because it can be misleading and is still not the appropriate role of teachers. Personally, I oppose sex education in private schools as well, but I think they should be able to do so if they choose to.
- I believe that the theory of evolution should be taught in public schools. I also think that Intelligent Design should be taught alongside it. This is most assuredly NOT how it was taught when I was in school.
- I think that homosexual couples should not marry each other. I do support the legal option of civil unions, although I think they are deeply immoral.
- I think churches and synagogues should certainly be able to restrict whether or not homosexuals have a ceremony or attend the place of worship. I also think they should exercise that right by banning the practice.
- Although this is related to education, I think public schools should stop defending homosexuals and advancing their agenda. Leaving them alone is fine, but they should not expose children to this perversity.
- I think businesses should have the right to shun openly homosexual patrons and should not be forced to suffer their presence and deny them employment (especially if the job involves customer service or interacting with children).