At the very core of my being, I’m a libertarian. Fiscally conservative, and socially liberal. According to John Hasnas in his work titled What it Feels Like to be a Libertarian, “Being a libertarian means living with an almost unendurable level of frustration.” Welcome to my world.
I am a veteran and served overseas in Afghanistan in 2007. Perhaps it is due to this that I have developed many of my views. I suppose you could say I’m a “recovering neocon.” Wars, while not entirely unnecessary, should ultimately be a last resort.
I 100% support our troops, who only follow orders and do what they are trained to do. I hold our civilian leaders ultimately responsible, as under the Constitution civilian authority is over that of the military.