I believe the best role for the government to play is to guard the rights we can't reasonably guard ourselves. This includes the police and military, and just as important, safeguards around the products and companies that surround us. Therefore, I support EPA regulations, food and drug purity regulations and other related protections. But -- I also believe in free will and self-determination. Too many rules and safeguards can be as detrimental to our independence as people and a country as too little. So I support a woman's right to control her own body -- not only to have an abortion but to have a soda or some fried chicken. I'm in favor of legalizing pot -- but not in favor of the government buying anti-overdose drugs. If we are in charge of our own lives, they are ours to lose as well.

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