Here is a general outline of my views:
I am a conservative. I believe in small government, low government intervention, and fiscal responsibility. But let me tell you why. I was a homeless youth. Before I ran away from home, I lived with a single mother in a bad neighborhood, and social workers always came to our school trying to pry from my two younger brothers and me details about our treatment at home. Not many people have had the amount of experience with government as I have, and I can testify that they were no help to me. The only people who were of help were God, myself, and the people who simply decided to help me themselves. I believe that it's the citizens' job to help the poor, not the government's. Charity and friendship is simply the best way—and it works.
This is not to say that all Christians are conservatives. Surely, there are liberal Christians who take the same approach but see nothing wrong with government aid. I see government aid as more trouble than it's worth (which is why I never accepted it), and my personal experience with trying to help people is that it gets in the way more than anything. However, whether liberal or conservative, we are Christians first and we all take it upon ourselves to befriend those who need help, whether physically or emotionally. As a future psychologist, I know that I will be working with a lot of people who receive disability benefits; however, I feel that for the able-bodied and able-minded, moving up in society is very possible. If I can do it, others can too—they need only work hard, be smart about things, and believe in themselves.
I am anti-sex trafficking, anti-prostitution, and anti-pornography. And I feel that in many ways, they're all the same thing: a heinous social injustice against women lurking right beneath our noses.
I also feel strongly about our foreign policy and am pro-Israel. I feel that an accurate study of both history and Biblical prophecy will reveal not only the irrationality of Israel's enemies, but the fact that God never left. There are some glaringly impossible things in Israel's history that I simply cannot argue with. Perhaps, as some say, we need Israel more than Israel needs us. And I feel that we have some instruction from Scripture:
1 The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.
2 “I will make you into a great nation
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.”
If you are a believer in God or have read the story of Abraham, you know that God commanded him to take the land of Israel from the people who were living there if they weren't going to give it up, and God allowed them victory in war as long as they were in obedience to him. Does God have this kind of authority? My answer to that question is a definite yes. So who is America to tell Israel what it can and can't do?
In my writing here, I strive to be as informed and unbiased as I can be. If the media is omitting crucial details, I try to find out what those details are. Since this is a blog, I'll share my opinion too, but in the midst of a political culture in which people love to disrespect each other by calling names and speaking about deeply felt things they've never researched, I try to stay above that kind of attitude. I genuinely hope I succeed.