I am split on issues, but for the most part a Democrat. I admit to some liberal stands but also have moderate and conservative stands on other issues.
I do stand up for the little guy, which is why I am a teacher (and the vast majority of teachers do not make the big bucks that those who are anti-union or in favor of whole sale cuts seem to think).
I was raised blue collar.
I respect history, and the differing views on its interpretation.
I read, but also enjoy documentaries and films.
I do not watch "reality" TV because it is not real.
I believe in education, fair medical care (I have preexisting conditions and am insured through my wife's job due to my conditions), and a basic standard of living for all Americans.
I believe that critical thinking, listening skills and an understanding of communication are needed for a free and democratic society.
I believe everyone is entitled to their views, provided they research and take the time to be well reasoned in their beliefs. I will disagree, but it is all in the name of discourse and understanding.
I love acting, theater, teaching, writing and helping other reach their potential.
I never let political or any other difference impact grading or helping students to achieve the grade or goals of their choice. It's a tool, not a goal, and who knows, you may be right and I may be wrong!
("This I believe" was a long time radio commentary series on CBS radio and NPR).