I bet you would be associated with a socialist like Jean-Pierre Chevènement. Or maybe au gaullist like Nicolas Dupont-Aignan.The Communists, all the way.
The national front in France always sounds freakishly reasonable these days too, I hate that because while they can talk like uncapitalist or anti-capitalist cultural traditionalists they're all closet goose stepping morons dreaming about killing children like in Norway.
My manifesto would be stupidly simple.
Taxes, they arent ever getting lower, some people got to get used to that, other people need to start paying them.
The mixed economy, its here to stay, capitalism and socialism are perfectionist visions and no economy really conforms to either, or can, while an economy may have characteristics of either, as defined by capitalist and conservative ideology, its unlikely to be able to function beyond a certain point with too much of them.
Sexuality, the majority of people exhibit one sexuality, minorities make different choices, the majority doesnt have to approve of those choices, doesnt even have to be interested and can even be disgusted. The same holds true for the minority too. If your sexuality IS what defines you, you've got a pretty one dimensional personality and dont expect anyone to subsidise, support you or bail you out.
Race, ethnicity and immigration, no one wants a single flavour of ice cream for the rest of their lives, although diversity being good in either ice cream or culture does not mean there isnt any distinctiveness, nor that people wont have preferences or favourites. Anyone whose culture is threatened by cultural diversity and disparity has a weak ass culture.
Social conscience, there's a straight dope choice here, you dont like state paternalism well then you're your neighbours keeper. If you cant or wont do a better job then keep out of the way while others perform that role dutifully. And pick up the damn tab you lazy, selfish smuck.
Criminal justice, very simple, consistent messages, no excuses, no hard luck stories, no technicalities. Wrong doing is going to be made unpopular, come hell or high water. Very clear boundaries between care and correction established, people will choose which they want to fit into, either on the providing or receiving end of it and take the consequences associated with that.
The aim of all public policy and politics will be congruence, not simply consensus or shared perspectives but proper congruence, and the management and/or resolution of what conflict and sincere differences remain after that will occupy future generations.
Ayn Rand is no longer going to be for sale any place in this country. Although there's going to be a publishing drive on Erich Fromm and Abraham Maslow.
Did you take the test?