Independent Thinking; Sounds Scary, But it will set you free!
Free thinking: A Freethinker is a person who forms opinions independently of tradition, authority, or established Belief.
Free thought is a philosophical viewpoint which holds that positions regarding truth should be formed on the basis of logic, reason, and empiricism, rather than authority, tradition, revelation, or other dogma.
Independent thinking is the process of making sense of the world based on your own observations and experiences rather than depending on the word of others. It is the ability to trust your own judgments, even if they are not in agreement with what others might say or believe.
Independent Thinkers are analytical and witty persons. They are normally self-confident and do not let themselves get worked up by conflicts and criticism. They are very much aware of their own strengths and have no doubts about their abilities.
Tell me how you really feel
This freethinker was born to republicans but I registered independent until enlightenment led me to become a liberal democrat.
This freethinker is pro-life personally but I respect a woman's right to choose.
And this would never be an issue if men had babies.
This freethinker is pro-capitalist and a self employed entrepreneur but I also understand that profit-motivated big industry can’t be trusted to serve the best interests of our American citizens or be the best stewards of our environment. When we remove the regulations on industries like healthcare, banking, energy, insurance, travel security and Wall street etc we are trusting them to police themselves and put the best interests of our citizens ahead of their only motivation which is profit. A few regulations are all that's between us and unbridled profit motivated annihilation.
This freethinker believes that the health of our citizens is too important to be trusted to an unregulated profit motivated economy. So how do we provide equal high quality healthcare to all while keeping health provider costs under control? The answer is a single-payer system similar to medicare supported by increased sliding scale payroll and corporate taxes as well as taxes on guns, tobacco, alcohol etc.. All Americans would contribute to this program. A free and open insurance marketplace should also be available to provide medicare part B supplementals, Part C advantage all-in-one plans and part D prescription coverage as they do now for Medicare.
This freethinker knows a wall alone won’t stop crossings at our southern border. We need a high-tech border solution with some boots on the ground while we enforce our current immigration laws and then once our borders are secure a one time only path to legal status for undocumented immigrants so they can pay taxes and enrich our country with their diversity. Then our current immigration laws will be adequate to ensure only legal immigration from that point forward.
This freethinker believes America’s wealthiest, most fortunate citizens and companies should step up and contribute extra each year to care for our poor, sick and helpless.
This freethinker believes in a flat 15% tax on all personal and corporate gross income with elimination of all deductions except government mandated expenses for social security, health care etc..
This freethinker believes in the 2nd amendment but with measures that identify individuals that have demonstrated traits and actions that disqualify them as responsible gun owners.
A national carry license with a background check should be required to purchase or own all semi-automatic and automatic guns.
This freethinker believes that big pharma's advertising that their drugs have a higher chance of debilitating side effects or killing us than healing is a terrible strategy.
This freethinker believes that all members of the House, Senate and White House should be bound by the same healthcare plan that they legislate for the rest of us.
This freethinker thinks we should try harder to identify the love-your-fellow-man gene or the tolerance gene or the think-it-through-before-you-speak gene or the consequences gene so we can eliminate hatred and intolerance from the human race?