The right, on the other hand, endorses reduction of government power and programs. Even if they never follow through.
If by "endorses" you meant "pays lip service about", then I would agree with that statement. The right has no more intention of reducing government than the left; they just want to shift from social funding to military/defense funding. I couldn't possibly guess why this might be...
I humbly retract my trolling comment, I can see the possible relevance of that case. Since you actually took the time to respond in a clear and rational manner, and did not tell anyone to die in a fire, I'm assuming you are not one of our usual cave dwelling denizens. Why, then, did you begin your thread with name calling? Or do you really think "Pirate Mike" is a term of endearment?
Any patent that doesn't include a circuit diagram or engineering drawing of a real THING is invalid. Thus all software patents and just about all "system and method" patents are invalid.
You want to create a piece of hardware to handle a software problem? Fine, you can get a patent on that EXACT implementation of that solution. You want to claim that you "own" any software solution that answers problem X? Fuck you.