Why are you a republican?: I'm not
Do you have any problems being a republican surrounded by democrats?: N/A. But I don't really find any problems with being around republicans. Just because someone is different doesn't make them bad.
Political Persuasion (liberal, moderate, conservative, libertarian, Christian Conservatives): VERY liberal.
how do you feel about the war on terrorism?: Undoubtedly, the war on terrorism is very important. My dad works in TTIC, which is the branch of the CIA that works to uncover military tactics of terrorists and hopefully discover future plots like 9/11 before they happen. He was in Iraq for a while. It's known that Osama Bin Ladin isn't in Iraq, and he doesn't have any immediate ties with that county. I think the way is being fought in the wrong place. Just because I'm against the war though...doesn't make me for terrorism.
Who's your favorite president?: You mean "who has been my favorite president?" I don't think you mean present tense, and expect me to say "Fox, President of Mexico." No...hmmm...good question. I think I'll have to go with FDR. I know a lot of people think that he was somewhat of a socialist, but desperate times (aka the great depression) called for desperate measures. In no way would I encourage the methods of government he used to be employed no, but what he did for this country was amazing. Then of course, I could also say Eleanore Roosevelt. She was basically the president for his last 1.5 terms. FDR as we know was terminally ill. Eleanore kind of stepped in for him.
Where are you from? (if you don't mind): I live 30 minutes from our outstanding capitol, D.C.
What political issue is most important to you?: Right now I would have to say gay rights. I'm a lesbian and I desperately want to get married. For years I never saw myself getting married, and then I realized that I could live my life with another woman and everything clicked and seemed natural to me. (PS---please don't say anything about "god doesn't want you to be gay" or anything...if you want to debate me with this issue, I'm fair game, but I hold this community in respects on it's political...not religious basings.)
What, if anything, would you do differently
from George W. Bush if you were president?: Oh goodness, everything. Not invade Iraq, not interfere with Roe V. Wade, let gays and lesbians marry, not try to privatize social security, not screw up medicare, give less tax breaks to the rich and more to the underprivileged, strengthen bonds within the U.N., fund more schools, leave out this entire "no child left behind" business, and actually read the reports I was givin in the morning briefs. My father has attended these briefs and even written them..apparently, Bush doesn't read anything he's handed, he just has it explained to him. Now don't get me wrong, I'm all for the republican party, but I think you guys can do sooooo much better. Bush Sr. was a smart, good guy, I kinda liked him. Ford and Ike wern't so bad, but Bush? I honestly think he makes all of the other republicans look bad. Just as I don't like being represented by John Kerry. (I wasn't too thrilled with that guy...I really liked Clark.)
Any interesting stories, hobbies, talents?: I'm a good ol' southern girl. If it were up to me, I'd marry myself a pretty woman, head down to mississippi and set up a farm. However, I don't think my mississippi neighbors would appreciate me or my wife, which saddens me. I really don't want to live in a city like New York or San fransisco, because I love country life. However, if I want to be someplace where I am accepted, I guess San Fran is where I'm headed.
A suggestion for a question to add to the survey: Have you ever been to a march/protest? (And in answer, yes I have been to many and help organize them on occasion.)
any suggestions for interests of the community: I really wouldn't know. I've been raised a liberal, so I don't know much conservative culture. That's why I'm here; to possibly bridge my understanding.
Thanks for hopefully reading and accepting!