I’m going to comment more on this, but I need to correct you here about what you think is my party affiliation. I am not part of any party. I also chose to give up voting in elections. I stand by the idea that who is right for a position is more important than party affiliation and support. I found that writing one’s personal opinions and findings are, by far, in the manner of lobbyists, more influential across a demographic towards decision-making than marking a square on a ballot. I often am willing to change my position when presented with reasons I find acceptable to do so. That can also mean that I can shift to any position on the line between the far right and the far left.