I commented on that video, but Mr. Shives is something of a snowflake, and he mutes those who disagree with him. So I will post what my response was here. Though I now identify moderate, I still have conservative leanings in many areas. Trek opposes: Authoritarian government (Romulans, Cardassians) Loss of individual rights (Romulans, Cardassians, Borg) Loss of freedom (same) Lack of due process (Cardassians, Satie's kangaroo court) Evil done in the name of the perceived "greater good" Trek supports: The right to free speech: everyone has a voice. Marriage as a meaningful commitment, and the value of the family unit. Freedom of religion, even if the Federation itself is secular. The right of civilians to bear arms. The importance of courage, and opposition to bullies and tyrants. The use of strength in the name of righteousness. The paramount value of professional ethics, especially among physicians. And, a lot of supposedly liberal notions on it are tempered. Atheism: Check out Picard's monologue in "Where Silence Has Lease". He is something of an agnostic... but open-minded. Pro-choice: Yes, the Federation clearly advances "my body, my choice"... but it is used to refuse termination of a pregnancy, not endorse it. Socialism: Where socialism is about the sharing of limited resources, the Federation features nearly unlimited resources.