You know you can be for multiple things at once right? Being a progressive I'm for progressive policies, including the one's I mentioned above, which require government intervention and I'm also for getting money out of politics because I know getting those policies that I and the people want enacted, will be next to impossible to achieve with the current corrupted way that money can easily influence those in the political sector. I'm not against government, I'm against corrupted government.
The Republican party is not the party you want to vote for if you want to decrease the governments involvement. Republicans literally want the government to intervene between women and their doctors, that's not small government that's big government.
I'm not arguing where we got are technology from and frankly I didn't bring that point up because it's irrelevant. The government isn't really there to innovate and make scientific discoveries. Technology is a product of a society working together and building upon collective knowledge to better the entire population. Sounds a little "socialist" if you ask me.
Republicans, in general, want a smaller government and believe the role of the government is to protect our rights and nothing else. Roe vs Wade already passed and you can get an abortion in most states. The argument is they want to protect an "innocent baby's life". It's a bit of a gray area. I don't mind abortions personally unless it's way late in the cycle such as 36 weeks. Not to get off subject, I do think the government should be interfering with some of these states that think it is okay to kill a baby after it is born. That is just messed up and shouldn't be a Republican/Democrat thing at that point.
Military protection isn't socialism at all. It is something we need to protect our rights. The technology is just a great benefits thanks to military spending. Which is why i don't mind it.