I consider myself an independent conservative, but even as fed up as I've been with the Republican party, I'll probably end up registering as a Republican at some point.
I believe in individual liberty. Property rights. Personal responsibility. THE FREEDOM TO FAIL and not be held up by some ridiculous safety net. Without failure, success is meaningless. You cannot grow if you cannot overcome challenges and learn to solve problems on your own. This is why many big government clingers never grow up. They are denied the challenges that would allow them to mature into adults.
I believe in honesty, integrity, honor, chivalry, and humility. I believe in holding myself to the highest standard of conduct possible, and I believe in acknowledging my mistakes and admitting when I am wrong. I believe in respecting others and being generous not only with my money but with my actions. I believe in selflessly brightening other people's day. Sometimes I'll pay for the car behind me in the drive-thru at Starbucks.
I believe everyone is a unique person and as such they cannot and should not be categorized into some arbitrary identity group. I believe what is in someone's heart is much more important than what they look like or where they come from.
I believe in life. I believe in justice. And I believe in leaving this world a better place than I found it.
If what I'm saying doesn't resonate with you, it's not supposed to. This message isn't for you. It's for the people that get it.