Troutdale, OR

We agreed to meet in a pub after he got off work. He described American values as being synonymous with Christian and free-market beliefs and saw them in opposition to what he described as the European socialist values of progressives. He voted Democratic when he was young but after his workplace went to a more competitive business model  he starting making more money because of working harder than other people and he realized how powerful economic incentive can be, which started moving him toward more fiscally conservative beliefs. He believes that christian conservatives are a marginalized minority and that liberals control most of our country through the media and both public and higher education.