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I consider myself a moderate with conservative leanings. However, neither conservatives nor liberals will embrace my beliefs politically.
Conservatives oppose my position on the “morning after pill” and a woman’s right to choose within the first tri-semester of pregnancy, and later in rare cases. I realize that some genetic disorders cannot be immediately determined. I cannot image telling a woman, whose fetus has Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff diseases; they must carry the embryo to term. Babies with the classic (infantile) forms of Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff diseases appear healthy at birth and seem to develop normally for the first few months of life. Symptoms generally appear by about 6 months of age when an apparently healthy baby gradually stops smiling, crawling, turning over and reaching out. The baby continues to lose skills gradually and eventually becomes blind, paralyzed and unaware of surroundings. Babies with Tay-Sachs disease usually die by age 5, and those with Sandhoff disease by age 3. Other issues of rape and health of woman makes an out right ban on abortion very disturbing. 
Conservatives oppose my position on capital punishment, trade, national health care, education reform, and pollution regulations.
Liberals oppose my position on firearms, prayer in schools, taxes, capital punishment, “anchor babies”, illegal immigration, national health care, limited government, education reform, national identification card, and environmental studies. I am a strong supporter of the death penalty for the sexual assault of a child,  first-degree murder, and major disabling disfigurement. I oppose imprisonment of “white collar crimes”. If we allow them to serve time in a “country club” prison, it would be better just to take their property and require them to pay restitution with interest. I am against prison terms of more than four  years, unless it is for life.
And I find very few individuals that support my belief, that there should be legislation that require child bearing age welfare mothers to be sterilized after the birth of their second child, and if it was determined that a male has fathered more than one child that is supported by the state; he also would be sterilized.