I think being both LGBTQI and a Firefighter has given me a very high degree of empathy towards social issues and the value of life.
As far as social issues go, I'm mainly a conservative there because I am strongly against abortion. LGBT issues wise, I'd say I'm fairly neutral, I'm ok with LGBT marriage and think that attacks on LGBT people are not ok, but I'm also not fan of how some of the LGBT community here in the US at least want to be able to force conservative churches to allow their weddings there, or force conservative owned cake shops to make their wedding cakes for instance (which was a big supreme court case several years back), when there are plenty of trans friendly businesses and churches they can go to instead. Also not a big fan of allowing trans women to compete against biological women in sports, trans women simply have an easier time packing on muscle which gives them an unfair advantage over biological women in most sports.
Border issues wise, I'm also not a big fan of illegal immigration. It's a pretty big issue here in the US, and I'm definitely in favor of tighter border security on the Mexican border. I feel for the plight of those trying to escape their countries, I would want to get out of a craphole country if I lived in one, but I just can't support illegal immigration into the US, it's not fair to taxpaying US citizens since many illegals manage to avoid paying several taxes, and it's especially not fair to those who immigrate legally, working their butts off to pass the exams and such. And like you said, it is often dangerous, and they often risk the lives of their children attempting to do it too.
As far as more fiscal type issues go: I prefer low taxes, prefer capitalism over socialism, but I do see the need for universal healthcare more and more as time goes on. I support a living minimum wage, and I think that most countries need to be doing more to move towards clean energy than they are currently doing, but I also don't think we should go totally overboard and charge massive tax rates just to fund a quick conversion to clean energy. I think that we need a proper retirement system that isn't based so heavily on somebody playing the stock market with your retirement money. I'm not a fan of allowing corporations to grow too large, nor am I a fan of corporations holding so much sway over politicians through sizeable campaign donations.Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 04 January 2021