For the last few years, I have been paying particular attention to federal politics. It went from bitching about Bush, to questioning the credibility of Obama. Now, it's an outright denial of anything referencing Obama. I'm sure there will be resistance to the next president, whomever that person is.
Here is the reality of some of these disputed issues: It's not about doing this or that. It's about the government dictating what you can do/ can't do, which is good in some cases and bad in others. Sometimes, people want to have the option to do something, without having to give a reason to the government.
For example, the debate on abortion is a good example. I'm not going to get into the medical details of the procedure, or when is the fetus an unknown baby. Those are very important things to discuss in this topic, but there is an unanswered question that looms. When should the government step in and tell potential parents they do not have the "option" of an abortion? FYI, my point of no return would be four to five months. If someone asked my political lean with this topic, I would say Pro-Choice. If I get a female pregnant, I am preparing to be a father. The juxtaposition isn't the women making the decision for me. The juxtaposition is simply I want to have the "choice" , along with the female, to have the abortion.
Do you want another example? How about gay marriage? Honestly, "real homosexuality" makes me a bit uncomfortable. With that being said, there is no way that I should have a say on two individual lives. It's not a promotion of some "gay agenda". It's simple. Should the government dictate who an adult chooses to marry?
Depending on timing and who's in power, you will get two separate answers from any one person, or any one government official. My rule of thumb is simple. You can do nearly anything you want, unless it's harmful to others(or potentially harmful).