> against unemployment, against medical expenses, against global warming, against guns, and lots of other things
I want protection against unemployment not because I expect to use it, but because I believe it's the most cost-effective way of reducing crime.
I have private medical insurance (bonus points; I'm in the UK, so this is 100% optional for me), but again I think universal healthcare coverage is a good thing because it's more cost-effective than the alternative. Ill people are unproductive; helping them get better when something isn't terribly serious is cheaper and better than waiting until they end up in ER (A&E here)
Global warming; is it really that odd that I don't want something bad? Have you seen what the weather's been doing to your country's east coast recently?
Guns; errr... y'know what, both sides want to cherry pick statistics and/or go with their gut on this. Show me a balanced analysis and I'll go with it. As it is showing that deaths due to guns go down in countries without guns isn't a helpful statistic without knowing whether deaths due to other weapons (esp. knives) fill the gap, or not. Pointing to individual examples (as both sides like to do) is virtually useless.