Fiscally conservative which means
end of corporate welfare
repeal of the 1862 mining law
end of farm welfare
exceptions for the environment which I belief is a trust handed over by nature or God to the people so then
More national parks
Tough new fuel standards for cars, trucks, etc., etc.
Mass transit as part of the transportation package
Other green initiatives
Exceptions for health care which again we as a society have to ensure that everyone can get it. Tax breaks for health insurance, and a pool for the poorest.
Socially liberal which means
Allow states to legalize medical marijuana, and marijuana for that matter
Same sex marriages are fine by me, but I realize that this isn't going to play in middle America
End the war on drugs immediately and treat it as a social/medical program while realizing that the profit motive generates the drug gangs crimes (like Prohibition)
Get the FCC out of the censoring business, you don't like Howard Stern, turn off the friggin' radio.
Reform criminal justice system, keep three strikes your out,
but strengthen the accused rights to a lawyer, to see all the evidence against him and for DNA testing.
Make not handing over exculpatory evidence by a prosecutor a crime.
End the death penalty.
Increase opportunities for insanity plea - a schizophrenic person, even if he knows right from wrong, cannot control himself, society should be protected from him, but he cannot be held criminally responsible for his act.
Out of Iraq, even if they are not democratic, or even if they are autocratic Islamists as long as they do not threaten us, it is none of our business how they run their affairs. It is arrogant and wishful thinking to 'plant democracy' there.
Deny aid to both Israel and Palestine if they do not immediately sit down. To monitor terrorism, have one side Israel trusts, and one side Palestinians trust to monitor the borders. Deny aid to either or both if they refuse to negotiate in good faith.
Spend money to clean up the nuke and chemical waste sites in Russia before some desperate scientist sells plutonium to terrorists.
Repeal some of the restrictive post 9-11 laws that make it more difficult to enter the country. Could take it on a case-by case basis. A visa from a country with a high terror risk assessment may have to be obtained by a personal interview, one with a low assessment (like Chile or Poland) wouldn't.
Stop the fingerprinting at the airports.
I may be ugly. I may be an American. But don't call me an ugly American.