I'll address your responses a point at a time. I'll start with abortion. Characterizing it as state-sanctioned murder is intellectual honesty. I think it needs to be legal for a number of reasons that, in my view, override the moral repugnance of the act itself. That doesn't change what it is. My then-girlfriend (now wife), agreed that were she to get pregnant while we were in college, she'd get an abortion. I agreed to this. Had that happened it wouldn't have changed the fact that we would have arbitrarily decided to terminate a life. As to being a father, the moment I watched the first ultra-sound of my first son, I knew right then and there that I was already a father, even though he was still in the womb.
As for Constitutional objections...I view this country's policy-enactment via the bureaucracy, completely divorced from accountability to the voters, completely contrary to how laws are supposed to be enacted, as one of the biggest problems facing this country. It's extremely important to me. The ends do NOT justify the means, if the means circumvent the process. I think it's morally repugnant that the ends are considered sacrosanct. It matters how we get there; very much so. If legislative ends can't be achieved through the legislative process it means it lacks the popular mandate to be enacted.
Onto school vouchers...I think it's vile to trap poor children into failing schools with no means to seek a better education. That vouchers and school-choice are overwhelmingly popular in poor neighborhoods and cities tells me much about the need for school-choice.
I am less sold on Medicare vouchers. Actuarial reality is that unchanged, Medicare+Medicaid+Social Security+servicing the debt will absolutely bankrupt this country. And it's not something that we can solely tax/grow our way out of. If serious cost reductions for these three programs can be achieved by means other than changing the structure of how benefits are distributed, that is fine. I am not wedded to vouchers. On this I am completely pragmatic.
Selective strict constructionism that empowers the wealthy and exploitative
Belief that Antifa is at all equivalent to fascists and their ilk.
Opposition to sanctuary cities (see that selective constitutionalism again)
This is basic Civics101. If you don't understand how our government is structured - federalism - supremacy - etc
then your understanding of some of the arguments I make are a caricature borne out of ignorance.
Knee jerk outrage at anyone with the gall to agitate for social justice and reform.
You spent MONTHS here defending Nazis all the live-long day...
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Completely false. A bald-faced lie.