Though I typically take right wing perspectives when arguing, here are some left wing opinions of mine: I support abortion rights in most cases. I think that Congress' intervention in the Schiavo case and passing of a partial-birth abortion law were both unconstitutional. I support a single payer, socialized health care system in the US. I oppose Bush's tax cuts and most Republican tax cuts and in fact think the rich should pay more. I would ban all automatic and semi-automatic weapons. I support the legalization of marijuana. I oppose school prayer. I think the state should get out of the marriage business because it has too much of a religious pedigree and should recognize civil unions between any adults who want to be civilly united. I think gay couples should be allowed to adopt in most cases. I think criminal defense lawyers should always get the same level of resources as the prosecution. I think a higher standard of proof should be used in death penalty cases. I think all criminal defense attorneys should be state appointed, or else have a cap on fees to prevent rich folks from getting better representation than poor folks. I think the 14th amendment prohibits discrimination against sexual orientation. I disagree with eliminating estate taxes, and in fact if it didn't have a negative effect on the economy, would rather see an increase in estate taxes (at least for rich folks), since I don't like the idea of economic fiefdoms being passed down by accident of birth. I think far more resources (e.g. spending) should be utilized to try to break the cycle of inner city poverty. I support instant run-off and cumulative voting systems that would give minority groups more power. I think greenhouse emissions should be radically reduced, even if it hurts our economy.