I've been wanting to start a thread like this for a while and figured why not now? I'm curious how everyone came to their current views on politics? Me? I guess I would describe myself as fiscally conservative and socially liberal. In an ideal world, Libertarian would match me perfectly, but being a 3rd party which does a miserable job of promoting themselves, it's a wasted vote. So then it becomes a question of which do I value more? Do I value fiscal conservatism more? There really isn't a party in power right now that values that anymore. So that really goes out the window at this point. If we're going to spend ourselves into more and more debt each year, I'd rather it get spent domestically. Do I value social liberalism more? Does it really matter? There's only one party in power that seems to value that as much as I do. So where does that leave me? Democrat. I guess.