I have many clear and specific opinions and I’ve decided that I really do not want to be governed by a progressive left agenda. It diminishes personal and societal freedom. I live in the Los Angeles area and although I’m self-employed, I’ve felt that one’s opinions can and will be used against you. As you noted, in the case of Brandon Eich. I’m glad you pointed that out.
I have reservations about Trump and I wasn’t sure if I would vote for him or not. I was going to write in Evan McMullin.
Here are some ways that progressive policies were making us less free:
Obama’s threat to withhold federal funds from schools in NC.
Kamala Harris, Calif Atty Gen’l and now Senator-elect, spurring on the bill to criminalize journalists for undercover work regarding any health care professional or organization. Opposed by LA Times and ACLU.
Lesbian mayor of Houston demanding to see sermons of pastors who opposed her when a bathroom bill was being debated.
A CA lawmaker wanting to pass legislation that would have restricted religious universities and colleges from making students attend chapel and other practices that he deemed were discriminatory to LGBT students.
Not to mention alleged IRS targeting of conservative groups and I’m sure I could remember more. Well, even the student protests and protests over Trump being elected.
Agitation is a strategy of the progressive left.
I don’t expect people to agree with me. Not at all. But being able to work together while disagreeing on important topics is a sign of tolerance on both sides.