"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
One right off the top of my head is gun control.
Only in the american case. I've become pro 2nd amendment.
None of my positions have changed drastically (as in they're the opposite of what they used to be) but nearly all of them have been refined by my time here.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Two years ago I was somewhat in favor of one of the "flat tax" or "fair tax" plans, but after debating on DP I have changed my position: I think we're stuck with "progressive tax" for the foreseeable future, and no longer support "flat tax" as I just don't think it can be done without breaking the backs of the average wage-earner.
Two years ago I was a de-regulate-everything free-market economic libertarian... my position is now more moderate/centrist. I believe a certain minimal amount of regulation is necessary.
Two years ago I was not just opposed, but vehemently opposed to gay marriage, civil unions, gay adoption, and pretty much gay anything. My stances on some of these issues have moderated a little. Don't expect my support for any of it... but I'm not really intrested in arguing about it anymore. I am religiously obligated to frown on you in disapproval... ... there, now you've been officially frowned on, so let's get some coffee and talk about something else.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
However, now when I hear that someone did have an abortion very early in the pregnancy, I do not immediately think of them as a murderer and want to go throw up. I still don't approve of what they did, but in some cases I can be sympathic to them.
Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
I arrived liberal; still liberal. Jon Stewart's Washington, DC event affected me: I try to show respect to people, Tea Party people in particular, even when I heartily disagree with them.
“Real environmentalists live in cities, and they visit what's left of the wilderness as gently and respectfully as possible.” — Donna Moulton, letter to the editor, Tucson Weekly, published on August 23, 2001
I have my own political philosophy because those are the policies that I believe in personally.
However, I understand that policies are a communal decision made by citizens.
So I haven't really changed my personal politics. Instead, I have changed on what things I'm willing to compromise on and the ways in which I am willing to compromise on certain issues.
Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.