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« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2010, 06:52:56 pm »
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1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?
No (not fascist)

2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?
Yes

3. Should the death penalty be abolition?
Wat

4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?

No (not fascist)

5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?
Yes

6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?
Yes

7. Should stem cell research be legal?
Yes

8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?
Iunno

9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?
I don't like the thought of police having incentive to f--k with more people.

10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?
No

11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?
No

12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?
No

13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?
No

14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?
Iunno

15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?
Yes

16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?
Yes

17. Should gay marriage be legalized?
Yes

18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?
Yes

19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?
Yes

20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?
Wat

21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?
Yes

22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
They should be allowed to declare independence, if they really want to.  I don't really care -- it's up to them.

23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
See above.

24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
See above the above.

25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
See above the above the above

26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories?
See above the above the above the above

27. Should we make Iraq a US state?
lolno

28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?
See above

29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?
No

30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?
Yes

31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?
Iunno

32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights?
Yes

33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York?

I'd like it if they became a separate state.

34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?
No

35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?
No

36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
No

37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?
Maybe.  Either at the state level, or with a constitutional amendment of some sort.

38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?
No

39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither?
No.  F-ck you faggot.

40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?
No

41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18?

Yes, at least.

42. Should church and state remain separate?
Yes

43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero?
Ja

44. Should the government offer free healthcare?
Health care wouldn't be "free."  We'd still be paying for it with our tax dollars.

45. Should the government offer free college/university education?
Iunno

46. Should tobacco be made illegal?
No

47. Should alcohol be made illegal again?

No

48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?
No

49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified?
Iunno

50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?
No

51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?
No

52. Should we allow weapons in space?

Yeah sure, whatever.

53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court?
No

54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?
No

55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public?

He was actually charged with not using a condom.

56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets?
Yes

57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system?
I guess...

58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?
No

59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States?
Iunno

60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults?
Iunno

61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist?
Yes

62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa?
No

63. Should research into cloning be conducted?

Yes

64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison?
Yes

65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state?
Lol

66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states?
No

67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?
No.  Ideally, a world government would be a very, very weak confederacy.
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« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2010, 07:30:02 pm »
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1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?
Prohibit, no. Heavy restrict, yes.

2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?
Undecided

3. Should the death penalty be abolition?
Yes

4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?
No

5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?
Shortly

6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?
Legal

7. Should stem cell research be legal?
Yes

8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?
Imprisoned, registered sex offender

9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?
Not sure

10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?
No

11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?
It's tricky - I'm undecided

12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?
No

13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?
I have a problem with it - not entirely sure of the value of the alternative

14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?
A mixed economy

15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?
Yes

16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?
Yes

17. Should gay marriage be legalized?
Yes

18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?
OK

19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?
OK

20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?
No

21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?
No

22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
Leave to the PR people

23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
Territory

24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
Territory

25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
Territory

26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories?
Not sure

27. Should we make Iraq a US state?
No

28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?
No

29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?
No

30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?
Yes

31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?
Depends

32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights?
Yes

33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York?
Remain part of NY

34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?
Canada wouldn't want to, lol


35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?
No

36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
No

37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?
Yes, but it needs to be completely costed

38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?
Depends what you mean by internet crime

39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither?
No

40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?
No

41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18?
Yes, to 18, no younge

42. Should church and state remain separate?
Yes

43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero?
Yes

44. Should the government offer free healthcare?
Universal health care guarantee

45. Should the government offer free college/university education?
Not sure about free

46. Should tobacco be made illegal?
No, but made very expensive

47. Should alcohol be made illegal again?
No

48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?
Sometimes it's necessary

49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified?
No

50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?
Yes

51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?
Beating, no - uniforms, yes (bit silly to combine the two)

52. Should we allow weapons in space?
No

53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court?
Yes

54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?
No

55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public?
They're two distinctly different things.

56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets?
Yes

57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system?
Yes

58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?
Yes

59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States?
As a medium term option

60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults?
No

61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist?
No

62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa?
We should place strong conditions on such support

63. Should research into cloning be conducted?
With a  LOT of restrictions.

64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison?
Yes

65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state?
Give them back to Cuba in exchange for some concessions

66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states?
No

67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?
Can't fathom such a think working...
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« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2010, 07:54:41 pm »
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1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?
No

2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?
Yes

3. Should the death penalty be abolition?
No

4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?
No

5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?
Eventually, but I'm guessing you mean now/soon, so no.

6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?
Illegal

7. Should stem cell research be legal?
Adult stem cell search should be legal.  Embryonic should not.

8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?
Imprisoned... for much longer than they are now.

9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?
Depends on the needs/budget of the municipality.  I honestly have no clue if ticket money would make a department self sufficient, significantly under, or significantly over.

10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?
No

11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?
Somebody should... it'd be nice if the UN stepped in for once.

12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?
Absolutely not

13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?
No

14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?
mixed economy leaning toward laissez-faire.  There's always certain times when we may need some government intervention.

15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?
Equal rights - absolutely.  However, the ability to enter into a homosexual marriage is not a right.

16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?
Eventually, yes, but not all right now.

17. Should gay marriage be legalized?
Should be up to the states to decide.

18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?
Yes

19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?
Yes (does anybody not?Huh)

20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?
What the heck?

21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?
No

22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
Whatever they want... which appears to be the status quo.

23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
Territory

24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
Territory

25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
Territory

26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories?
Territory (normal)... they could never become a state.  And independent countries would just be pointless.

27. Should we make Iraq a US state?
No (normal)

28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?
No (normal)

29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?
Any servers in the U.S. should.  But we shouldn't be in the business of shutting down servers in other countries.  Now, if we want to bomb the servers with hits and drive up the bandwidth usage, that's fine.

30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?
Where it's wasting money, yes.

31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?
Yes

32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights?
If they'd like to amend the Constitution, then yes; otherwise, no.

33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York?
Remain part of New York... what the heck?

34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?
No

35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?
No

36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
No

37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?
No

38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?
Depends what you mean by that

39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither?
No

40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?
No (normal)

41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18?
Yes

42. Should church and state remain separate?
Yes

43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero?
Yes

44. Should the government offer free healthcare?
No - there's no such thing as "free healthcare" lol... the money has to come from somewhere

45. Should the government offer free college/university education?
No - see above

46. Should tobacco be made illegal?
No

47. Should alcohol be made illegal again?
No

48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?
Yes... it's a necessary part of government.  Obviously this should be minimized, but there are some things people really don't need to know.

49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified?
Immediately... no

50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?
No - that's not the job of the government, but private organizations

51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?
Beat students - no.  Corporal punishment, maybe in some cases.  Uniforms... yes.

52. Should we allow weapons in space?
Sure, but we should have defenses against it.

53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court?
Sure

54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?
No

55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public?
If sufficient evidence is presented for the former, then yes.  Yes for the latter.

56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets?
No... it should focus first on returning to the moon.

57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system?
Eventually, a colony should be formed; however, NASA is not in favor of the one-way trip system, and they did not propose it.

58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?
No

59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States?
Yes

60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults?
I support the status quo.

61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist?
Yes; however, we generally should not use them.

62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa?
In general, our involvement should be limited and only used when necessary.

63. Should research into cloning be conducted?
No

64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison?
I really don't care... it doesn't matter where we hold them, as long as we hold terrorist somewhere.  If we torture them here or there, it's wrong... torture shouldn't be used.  But closing Guantanamo doesn't automatically mean stopping torture.

65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state?
No... what the heck?  That wouldn't even be possible.

66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states?
No

67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?
No (normal)
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« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2010, 08:59:47 pm »
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1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?

Assuming these are normal law-abiding citizens we're talking about like you and me, most definitely not.

2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?

Yes -I would go as far as saying that we should bring an end to the Drug War entirely.  


3. Should the death penalty be abolition?

I assume you meant to say 'abolished'.  And my answer in either case is 'no'.  


4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?

Normally I would say no, but I have so little faith in parents nowadays that as with sex education, I think government does need to step in.  


5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?

Undecided.


6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?

It should be left to the states to determine for themselves.  And if it were up to me to determine what state I most want Virginia to emulate when it comes to birth control and abortion, it would be a state like Washington.  


7. Should stem cell research be legal?

Yes.  Though I would draw the line when it comes to human cloning.  


8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?

The latter -rape is not driven by sexual desire but a lust for power.  If the rapist is castrated, he is likely to use a pipe or some other object instead.  

9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?

The latter.


10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?

No.


11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?

It would be nice if we could get them to stop, but if worse comes to worse then a strategy of containment is eminently more palatable than a bombing mission and/or an outright military invasion.


12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?

Only if they launch a Pearl-Harbor style attack on South Korea.  There is no use in conquering the peninsula in its entirety and bringing the ROK border up to the Yalu if the average citizen in South Korea is not on board.  


13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?

I supported TARP when the Bush administration begged Congress to pass it, and I still support it now.  Hopefully the financial regulatory reform law passed by Congress earlier this year will enable us to avoid that option -assuming it is fully funded and implemented.  If not, we're right back to where we started.  


14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?

The third option like most normal people would.


15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?

Absolutely.


16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?

I have no objections to keeping a minimal garrison there.


17. Should gay marriage be legalized?

Not by the Supreme Court.

18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?

No.

19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?

Yes.


21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?

No.


22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?

The choice is theirs, not ours to make.  But I would prefer if they chose statehood.


23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?

I prefer the status quo.

24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?

Ideally, I would prefer if it joined with the independent nation of Samoa.


25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?

Status quo.


26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories?

Status quo.


27. Should we make Iraq a US state?

No.

28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?

No.


29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?

Yes.


30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?

Yes -but it ought to be careful how it does so to ensure that any decrease in overall defense spending does not adversely affect our overall readiness.


31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?

What it's doing now is enough.


32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights?

No -it should be retroceded to Maryland if they want voting rights so badly.  And if they don't like that option, then I am perfectly happy with the status quo.  


33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York?

Remain part of New York.


34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?

No -I prefer the status quo.


35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?

No.


36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

No.

37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?

No.


38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?

Yes.


39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither?

What?


40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?

No.


41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18?

Yes.


42. Should church and state remain separate?

Yes.

43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero?

Yes.


44. Should the government offer free healthcare?

Yes.

45. Should the government offer free college/university education?

Yes.


46. Should tobacco be made illegal?

No.


47. Should alcohol be made illegal again?

No.


48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?

Yes.


49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified?

No.


50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?

Yes.


51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?

Only in urban settings.


52. Should we allow weapons in space?

Yes.


53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court?

Yes.

54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?

No.


55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public?

Yes.


56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets?

Yes.


57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system?

Yes.


58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?

Eventually.


59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States?

Yes.


60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults?

No.

61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist?

Yes.


62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa?

Only if such horrors impact our national interests.  Otherwise, no.  


63. Should research into cloning be conducted?

Only for animals -not human beings.


64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison?

No.


65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state?

No.


66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states?

No.


67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?

Yes, eventually.  That's the ultimate end-game here, and one that is at least centuries in the future.
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« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2010, 09:19:20 pm »
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1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?
No, unless the individual is a violent felon.

2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?
It should be decriminalized, but not legalized. In general, rehab should be the consequence of drug usage.

3. Should the death penalty be abolished?
Yes.

4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?
I think that ratings are fine, but nothing beyond that.

5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?
Yes.

6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?
Illegal except if the mother's life is immediately threatened by the pregnancy and abortion is the only option.

7. Should stem cell research be legal?
Yes, though new embryonic stem cell research is unnecessary.

8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?
Imprisoned.

9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?
General revenue.

10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?
No.

11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?
No, because short of invading, we really can't.

12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?
No.

13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?
Generally no. "Too big to fail" companies, especially those in the financial sector, should be bailed out in limited circumstances, but afterwards should be broken up into smaller companies so that the problem does not reoccur.

14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?
Mixed.

15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?
Yes.

16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?
Yes.

17. Should gay marriage be legalized?
Lean yes, but marriage in general should be much more difficult to attain. Covenant marriage should be the standard.

18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?
I don't really care, but sure.

19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?
Yes.

20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?
Huh

21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?
I haven't thought about it.

22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
State, sooner rather than later.

23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
Territory, though I am not opposed to it becoming a state with a conglomeration of other US Pacific islands.

24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
Same as Guam.

25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
It should become part of the new state of Puerto Rico.

26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories?
Same as Guam.

27. Should we make Iraq a US state?
No.

28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?
No.

29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?
No.

30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?
Yes.

31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?
No, we should accept all people who want to come to the US who are not violent criminals, provided they are put on a path to citizenship that is faster than the one we currently have in place. I do not believe in the concept of an illegal person.

32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights?
All of the populated areas should be retroceded to Maryland. Only the federal buildings and lands should be part of the District.

33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York?
Remain part of New York.

34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?
I would not be opposed to this happening, but it is not something I actively support. If it happened, it should be a complete political union and not merely an economic one.

35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?
No. As with video games, ratings are acceptable, but nothing more than that.

36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
No.

37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?
That would be nice, if financially possible. Not a priority though.

38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?
No.

39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither?
No.

40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?
No.

41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18?
No.

42. Should church and state remain separate?
In the general sense, but there is no good reason why religious organizations should not be allowed to work with the government to achieve common goals, especially in regards to fighting poverty and homelessness. Faith-based initiatives should complement welfare and other programs.

43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero?
An actual mosque? Probably not a good idea. The Islamic YMCA that was an issue for a while? Not a big deal for me.

44. Should the government offer free healthcare?
Yes, though 'free' is a misnomer. I am growing less and less convinced that health care should be left to the market. At the very very least, a public option should exist. I am not opposed to single-payer or something similar.

45. Should the government offer free college/university education?
Yes, especially for those otherwise unable to attend for financial reasons. No person should not be able to attend college because of the station of their birth.

46. Should tobacco be made illegal?
Ideally yes, in reality no. It should be banned in public places, though.

47. Should alcohol be made illegal again?
As with tobacco, ideally yes, in reality no. It should be banned in public places as well.

48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?
No.

49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified?
Generally yes.

50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?
Yes.

51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?
No, definitely not.

52. Should we allow weapons in space?
If at all possible.

53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court?
Yes.

54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?
I believe in bracket laws for sexual activity. Other age of consent laws should be remain in place.

55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public?
I don't know very much about this case.

56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets?
Yes, not at this specific moment, but in the very near future, perhaps five to ten years. Plans can start now though.

57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system?
Yes, if there are enough capable volunteers.

58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?
Ideally yes, in reality it isn't possible.

59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States?
Yes.

60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults?
No.

61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist?
No.

62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa?
Yes, but only in direct cooperation with the United Nations and on a limited scale.

63. Should research into cloning be conducted?
No, at least not for humans.

64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison?
Yes.

65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state?
No.

66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states?
No, unless the region specifically desires to be a US state. Even then, it depends on the circumstances.

67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?
Eventually, but it shouldn't be like the US. That would be a mess.
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59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States? Hell no !

Uh what? Your country already uses nuclear power on a massive level with no real issues and has never had a power plant meltdown.
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1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens? No.


2. Should Marijuana should be legalized? Yes.


3. Should the death penalty be abolition? Abolished, yes.


4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens? No.


5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan? Yes.


6. Should abortion be legal or illegal? Legal.


7. Should stem cell research be legal? Yes.


8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender? Difficult. Definitely not killed. Castrated seems extreme. Prison seems lenient.


9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending? Spending.


10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet? No.


11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program? Neutral.


12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government? It's the right thing to do, but I feel sorry for whoever would have to pick up the tab.


13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt? Lean yes.


14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)? Between mixed and command, lean mixed.


15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals? Yes.


16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq? Yes.


17. Should gay marriage be legalized? Yes.


18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?


19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?


20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?


21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?


22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory? Whatever they want. They have it good as it is.


23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory? Whatever they want.


24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory? " "


25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory? " "


26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories? " "


27. Should we make Iraq a US state? No.


28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state? No.


29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown? No.


30. Should the government minimize it's military spending? Yes.


31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico? Yes.


32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights? Yes.


33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York? Status quo.


34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join? Union? Sure. And yes to Mexico if it's gonna be North American.


35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums? No.


36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks? No.


37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does? Yes.


38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes? Maybe. It's impossible to regulate the internet.


39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither? No.


40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage? No.


41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18? Yes.


42. Should church and state remain separate? Yes.


43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero? It's not even our business.


44. Should the government offer free healthcare? Yes.


45. Should the government offer free college/university education? Yes.


46. Should tobacco be made illegal? No.


47. Should alcohol be made illegal again? No.


48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens? It doesn't really matter what I think about this.


49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified? No.


50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions? Yes.


51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms? No.


52. Should we allow weapons in space? No.


53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court? Neutral.


54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13? 14.


55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public? I think the timing of this whole thing is suspect...


56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets? No.


57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system? No.


58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally? Yes.


59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States? Only if it's clean.


60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults? Lean no.


61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist? Neutral.


62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa? Yes.


63. Should research into cloning be conducted? Neutral.


64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison? Yes.


65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state? No.


66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states? No.


67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world? No.
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« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2010, 12:28:23 am »
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1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?

Depends what you mean by 'private citizen'


2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?

Yes


3. Should the death penalty be abolition?

Yes

4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?

No


5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?

"Our"?

Yes to the question

6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?

The former

7. Should stem cell research be legal?

Yes

8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?

No

9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?

lolwut

10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?

I don't know

11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?

"We"?

12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?

Isn't the US government supposed to be "peaceful and democratic"?

13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?

Depends

14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?

NOTA

15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?

Yes(!)

16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?

Again, "our"?

17. Should gay marriage be legalized?

Yes(!)

18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?

Yes

19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?

Yes

20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?

Yes

21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?

Yes

22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?

It's up to them

23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?

As above

24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?

As above..

25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?

As above...

26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories?

As above....


27. Should we make Iraq a US state?

lolno

28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?

There's a lot of strange questions on this....

29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?

No

30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?

Yes

31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?

No. Illegal immigration should be encouraged if anything

32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights?

Yes

33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York?

Would Rudy Giuliani be President?

34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?

Yes

35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?

No


36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

No


37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?

Yes


38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?


39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither?

They should be advertised by the government


40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?

Yes, along with everyone else


41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18?

It should be abolished


42. Should church and state remain separate?

Yes


43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero?

Meh


44. Should the government offer free healthcare?

Yes


45. Should the government offer free college/university education?

Yes


46. Should tobacco be made illegal?

No, but there should be a high tax on it


47. Should alcohol be made illegal again?

No


48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?

No


49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified?

Yes


50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?

Meh


51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?

No


52. Should we allow weapons in space?

Errrr....


53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court?

I don't know


54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?

It should be abolished


55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public?

No. He should be made World President


56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets?

I suppose so


57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system?

As above


58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?

Yes


59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States?

No


60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults?

Yes, and so should everyone else


61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist?

No


62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa?

Depends


63. Should research into cloning be conducted?

Yes


64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison?

Yes


65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state?

No


66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states?

No


67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?

No, but I'd support a World Anarchy
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59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States? Hell no !

Uh what? Your country already uses nuclear power on a massive level with no real issues and has never had a power plant meltdown.

Hum, interesting. What is your definition of "actively using" ?
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59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States? Hell no !

Uh what? Your country already uses nuclear power on a massive level with no real issues and has never had a power plant meltdown.

Hum, interesting. What is your definition of "actively using" ?

Oh, well, my bad.

The problem was with "nuclear power" which I took as "nuclear weapons". My answer is still no (without the "hell") anywyays.
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1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?
No

2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?
Yes

3. Should the death penalty be abolition?
Yes, except in case of treason.

4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?
No

5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?
Yes

6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?
Illegal, with exception for health of the mother

7. Should stem cell research be legal?
Yes

8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?
Yes

9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?
Directly

10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?
Nope, leads to corruption.

11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?
No

12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?
No

13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?
No

14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?
Lassez-faire

15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?
Yes

16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?
Yes

17. Should gay marriage be legalized?
Yes

18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?
Yes

19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?
Yes

20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?
Absolutely!

21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?
Yes

22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
Independence, unless they choose otherwise

23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
Independence, unless they choose otherwise

24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
Same as above

25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
Same

26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories?
Same

27. Should we make Iraq a US state?
NO!

28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?
NO!

29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?
No

30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?
Yes

31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?
Yes

32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights?
No

33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York?
Whatever it wants

34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?
No

35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?
No

36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
No

37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?
No

38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?
No

39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither?
N-, well maybe /b/

40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?
No

41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18?
Yes

42. Should church and state remain separate?
Yes

43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero?
Yes

44. Should the government offer free healthcare?
No

45. Should the government offer free college/university education?
No

46. Should tobacco be made illegal?
No

47. Should alcohol be made illegal again?
No

48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?
No

49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified?
Yes

50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?
...maybe

51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?
Hell yeah!

52. Should we allow weapons in space?
Yes

53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court?
No

54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?
maybe

55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public?
No

56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets?
Yes

57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system?
Yes

58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?
No

59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States?
Yes

60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults?
Yes, with the same consequences

61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist?
Yes

62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa?
No

63. Should research into cloning be conducted?
No

64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison?
Yes

65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state?
No

66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states?
No

67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?
No
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1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?  no


2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?  yes


3. Should the death penalty be abolition?  yes  (I'll assume you meant "abolished")


4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?  no


5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?  yes.  well most.  advisors should remain, if requested by the local government, along with a small group of elite special forces given the authority to kill with impunity


6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?  legal


7. Should stem cell research be legal?  legal


8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?  if convicted, they should be imprisoned and receive counseling.  the guy in this article should also receive counseling

http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/article_e011ef8a-02cd-11e0-b4ca-001cc4c002e0.html


9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?  no.  nor should they have quotas for citations


10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?  ah, that was the next question.  I should have predicted that.  well, anyway, no.


11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?  I do not think it is possible to do this.


12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?  I do not think it is possible to do this.


13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?  no.


14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?  no.


15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?  yes


16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?  most.  advisors should remain, if requested by Iraq, along with a small group of elite special forces given the authority to kill with impunity


17. Should gay marriage be legalized?  yes


18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?  no


19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?  maybe


20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?  maybe


21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?  no


22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?  only if it wants to.  according to the most recent poll, only about 40 percent want it to become a state and only about five percent want it to be a separate country.  The majority of puertoricans want the status quo, so it should remain a commonwealth of the United States.  


23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?  see above


24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?  see above


25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?  see above


26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories? see above


27. Should we make Iraq a US state?  no


28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?  no


29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?  yes


30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?  yes


31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?  It is not possible to stop illegal immigration, especially from mexico.


32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights?  yes


33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York?  remain as is


34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?  depends heavily on the terms.  Canada and Mexico have vast natural resources, and there could be advantages of such a union, but in all liklihood they would have exceptions as a precondition to such a union.  And they would not want to be colonies anyway.  Also, the empire seems already to be straining under its own weight, so adding large colonies does not make sense at this time.  And equal-rights unions force us to accept their terms, so that wouldn't make sense either.


35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?    no.  and more than one medium would be called "media"


36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?  no.  In fact, too much speech is already being made illegal in the name of political correctness.  Madison must be rolling over in his grave.


37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?  I do not believe that this exists.  no such thing as "free internet" exists.  all attempts at organization come at a measurable, finite entropy cost to the universe.  the government may decide to use its revenue to provide such communications.  This may be justifiable.  I'd have to study the costs and benefits before answering that.


38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?  well, that'd obviously be one of the costs associated with a "yes" answer to #37.  If the government owns it, then it can justifiably regulate it.  My intuition tells me that it's not a good idea.  


39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither?  no


40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?  no.  The voting age, in fact, should be raised to about 30.


41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18?  yes.  the drinking age should be lowered, even below 18 probably.


42. Should church and state remain separate?  yes


43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero?  yes, if someone wants to build one, obtains the permits, and pays for it.  It should be noted that there is no current plan to do this.  There is, however, a plan to build an Islamic cultural center a few blocks from Ground Zero.  This should be allowed as well.


44. Should the government offer free healthcare?  no.  Again, nothing is free.  But especially no to this one.


45. Should the government offer free college/university education?  nothing is free.  The government may want to consider adding taxpayer-funded, post-secondary education to its public schooling, but that's a state matter, to be decided by the People through their legislatures on a state-by-state basis.


46. Should tobacco be made illegal?  no


47. Should alcohol be made illegal again?  no


48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?  probably


49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified?  some should be.  not others


50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?  yes.  again, the states should, as it falls under public educational policy.


51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?  no to the corporal punishment.  up to states regarding uniforms.


52. Should we allow weapons in space?  definitely


53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court?  yes, in fact we should probably control it.


54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?    ooh, that's tough.  it's artificially high now, but 13 is really getting low I think.


55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public?  rape charge is none of my business.  that's between his lawyers and the swedish authority.  As for the wikileaks, I don't know enough about it.  Lots of folks are saying it's espionage, but I'm not sure.  I'm not a lawyer, so I really have no expert opinion.


56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets?  definitely.  At least in theory, but they just don't have the budget, and we probably can't afford it.


57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system?  see above


58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?  I do not think this is possible.


59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States?  yes


60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults?  no


61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist?  yes


62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa?  probably, but it's expensive and I'm not sure we can afford it.  Also, it becomes politically motivated and we start playing favorites and it gets to be an intractable mess and we end up sending thousands of young American men and women to die for causes that most Americans know nothing about.


63. Should research into cloning be conducted?    yes


64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison?  maybe


65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state?  no


66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states?  I'd vote no


67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?  I don't think the world wants that, and I don't think that we have the moral authority or the economic ability to push for that.
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1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens? No
 
2. Should Marijuana should be legalized? Yes

3. Should the death penalty be abolished? Yes

4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens? No

5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan? As soon as feasably possible

6. Should abortion be legal or illegal? Legal

7. Should stem cell research be legal? Legal

8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender? Imprisoned, registered as a sex offender

9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending? the latter

10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet? No

11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program? If possible

12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government? Not militarily

13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt? Only in outstanding circumstances

14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)? Mixed\Social Market

15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals? Yes

16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq? Yes

17. Should gay marriage be legalized? Yes

18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo? Yes

19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan? Yes

20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland? Why not?

21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia? I'm not familiar with either Jonathanland or South Ossetia to really make an informed opinion

22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory? US State

23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory? State

24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory? State

25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory? State

26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories? Territory

27. Should we make Iraq a US state? No

28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state? No

29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown? No

30. Should the government minimize it's military spending? It should cut the fat

31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico? No Opinion

32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights? Yes

33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York? Remain part of NY

34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join? I'd not mind it. No.

35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums? No. Hell No!

36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks? No, but we may be free to call you retarded.

37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does? Yes, it'd make my life easier

38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes? No new laws to restrict internet

39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither? No

40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage? No

41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18? Yes

42. Should church and state remain separate?  Yes

43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero? Yes. They bought the land, it's their right to use it.

44. Should the government offer free healthcare? Yes

45. Should the government offer free college/university education? Yes

46. Should tobacco be made illegal? No

47. Should alcohol be made illegal again? No

48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens? Not easy to answer. Some secrets can be necessary

49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified? Not all

50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions? Yes

51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms? No

52. Should we allow weapons in space? No

53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court? Yes

54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13? No

55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public? No

56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets? No

57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system? No

58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally? Yes, in an ideal world

59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States? Not a fan

60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults? Universal sufferage at 18

61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist? No

62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa? Yes

63. Should research into cloning be conducted? No

64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison? Yes

65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state? No

66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states? No

67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world? No
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1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?  NOOOOOO


2. Should Marijuana should be legalized? YES


3. Should the death penalty be abolition?  NO


4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?  NO


5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?  YES


6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?  LEGAL


7. Should stem cell research be legal?  YES


8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?  AOTA


9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?  THEY DON'T GET THE MONEY NOW DIRECTLY IN THE USUAL CASE


10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?  NOOOOO


11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?  GOOD LUCK WITH THAT.


12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?  NOOOOOO


13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?  NO


14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?    MIXED


15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?  YES


16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?  HELL YES


17. Should gay marriage be legalized?  YES


18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?  YES


19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?  YES


20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?  WHERE?


21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?  WHERE?


22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?  REMAIN A U.S. TERRITORY


23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?  SAME


24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?  SAME


25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?  SAME


26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories?  SAME


27. Should we make Iraq a US state?  LOL, NO


28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?  LOL, NO


29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown? NOOOOOOOOOO


30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?  YES


31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico? NO I PREFER OPEN BORDERS


32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights? YES


33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York?  AS IS


34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?  NO


35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?  NO


36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?  NO


37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?  NO


38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?  NO
 

39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither? NO


40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?  NO


41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18?  YES


42. Should church and state remain separate? YES


43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero? YES


44. Should the government offer free healthcare?  NO


45. Should the government offer free college/university education? NO


46. Should tobacco be made illegal? NO


47. Should alcohol be made illegal again? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens? SECRETS YES, LIE NO


49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified? NO


50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?  NO  WHAT ABOUT UH, PARENTS?


51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?  BEAT, NO, UNIFORMS - YES


52. Should we allow weapons in space? NO


53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court?  NO


54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?  NO, BUT 18 SEEMS SILLY


55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public?  NO


56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets?  NO


57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system? NO


58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?  NO


59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States? YES


60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults? NO


61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist? YES


62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa?  NO


63. Should research into cloning be conducted? NO


64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison? NO


65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state? LOL, NO


66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states? NO


67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world? NO
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1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens? No
2. Should Marijuana should be legalized? Yes
3. Should the death penalty be abolition? Yes
4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens? No
5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan? Yes
6. Should abortion be legal or illegal? Legal
7. Should stem cell research be legal? Yes
8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender? Imprisoned
9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending? The latter
10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet? No
11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program? No
12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government? Hell no
13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt? It depends
14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)? Mixed economy is all we've had
15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals? Yes
16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq? Yes
17. Should gay marriage be legalized? Yes
18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo? Yes
19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan? Yes
20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland? What?
21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia? Yes
22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory? Whatever the Puerto Ricans want
23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory? Same as above
24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory? Same as above
25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory? Same as above
26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories? Same as above
27. Should we make Iraq a US state? Hell no
28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state? Hell no
29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown? Hell no
30. Should the government minimize it's military spending? Yes
31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico? No
32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights? Yes
33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York? Remain
34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join? No, and the latter won't happen
35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums? No
36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks? No
37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does? Eventually
38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes? Too vague
39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither? Neither
40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage? No
41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18? Yes
42. Should church and state remain separate? Yes
43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero? Yes. Right on top of ground zero
44. Should the government offer free healthcare? Yes
45. Should the government offer free college/university education? Yes
46. Should tobacco be made illegal? No
47. Should alcohol be made illegal again? No
48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens? Overall, no
49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified? Much of them, yes
50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions? Yes
51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms? No
52. Should we allow weapons in space? No
53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court? Possibly
54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13? We should replace age of consent
55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public? If there's any validity to it
56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets? No
57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system? No
58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally? Yes
59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States? Yes
60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults? No, except for 18 and 19 year olds
61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist? No
62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa? Yes
63. Should research into cloning be conducted? Yes
64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison? Yes
65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state? No
66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states? No
67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world? Hell no
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1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens? Yes. The government has every right to regulate arms and if they so wish, prohibit gun ownership
 
2. Should Marijuana should be legalized? Yes

3. Should the death penalty be abolished? Yes

4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens? No

5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan? As soon as we reasonably can

6. Should abortion be legal or illegal? Legal

7. Should stem cell research be legal? Legal

8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender? Imprisoned, registered as a sex offender. Castration does nothing to neutralise the psyhcological condition of the offender; there is some concern that castration of any sort could lead to sexual assaults being replaced by more violent physical assaults and murder.

9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending? The government funds the police. The government regulates tickets. The government gets the money.

10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet? No

11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program? If we can.

12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government? It will fall apart by itself

13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt? Only if their is an exceptional need to do so.

14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)? It has to be mixed. It always has been mixed

15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals? Yes

16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq? Yes

17. Should gay marriage be legalized? Yes

18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo? Yes

19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan? Yes; they have been an independent state since 1991 and are a member of the UN,

20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland? Only if you have oil Wink

21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia? They have to make their case

22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory? It is up to the people who live there.

23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory? See above

24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory? Ditto

25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory? Ditto

26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories? And ditto

27. Should we make Iraq a US state? That's ridiculous

28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state? And that

29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown? It's up to the service provider or host network. Unless it can run itself.

30. Should the government minimize it's military spending? Yes

31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico? It can't stop it. It can only mitigate it's effects.

32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights? Absolutely

33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York? That is up to New Yorkers

34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join? Why should the initiative for such a union come from the USA? In any event it is up to each nation what they wish to do

35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums? No.

36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks? No. But expect to be mocked, heckled and hit with sticks.

37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does? No. Phones aren't free why should the internet be?

38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes? No.

39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither? No

40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage? No.

41. Should the drinking age be lowered to at least 18? Yes, in the USA. It should be lower than that too

42. Should church and state remain separate?  Yes.

43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero? Absolutely.

44. Should the government offer free healthcare? As in tax payer funded? Yes.

45. Should the government offer free college/university education? No. It should make it as cheap as it can

46. Should tobacco be made illegal? No; but tax it heavily.

47. Should alcohol be made illegal again? No.

48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens? Yes. That's life folks.

49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified? Only after a set time period.

50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions? Yes.

51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms? No to the first and yes to the second.

52. Should we allow weapons in space? No

53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court? Yes.

54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13? Yes; but consent only extended to those under 16 to have sex with those under 16. Which is a fudge I know as age of consent in itself is arbitary as everyones 'bits and pieces' develop at different times.

55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public? Yes to the first if he did it, yes to the second if he broke national or international law.

56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets? Yes

57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system? Only if feasable

58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally? Can't happen. It's here now. That would be like banning tanks, guns, battery rams and spears; once everyone has it you can't make everyone give it up,

59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States? Yes. It is safe and clean.

60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults? At 16 yes.

61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist? No.

62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa? Yes; if it can.

63. Should research into cloning be conducted? Yes

64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison? Yes

65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state? No; it remains a military base either way.

66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states? No.

67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world? No.
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« Reply #41 on: December 10, 2010, 01:42:41 am »
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1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?

YES

2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?
YES

3. Should the death penalty be abolition?
NO

4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?
NO

5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?
YES

6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?
LEGAL

7. Should stem cell research be legal?
LEGAL

8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?
CASTRATED

9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?
GOV"T SPENDING

10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?
NO

11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?
YES

12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?
TOUGH CALL

13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?
DEPENDS ON HOW CRUCIAL

14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?
MIXED

15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?
YES

16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?
YES

17. Should gay marriage be legalized?
YES

18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?
YES

19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?
YES

20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?
HUH?

21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?
YES

22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
STATE

23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
TERRITORY

24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
TERRITORY

25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
TERRITORY

26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories?
TERRITORY

27. Should we make Iraq a US state?
NO

28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?
NO

29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?
MAYBE

30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?
NO

31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?
NO

32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights?
YES

33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York?
AS IS

34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?
NO/NO

35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?
NO

36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
NO

37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?
YES

38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?
NO... WELL....

39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither?
HUH?

40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?
NO

41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18?
YES

42. Should church and state remain separate?
YES

43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero?
YES

44. Should the government offer free healthcare?
EHH..... NO, BUT LOWER COSTSAND TAX CREDITS TO THOSE WHO CAN'T AFFORD IT.

45. Should the government offer free college/university education?
YES

46. Should tobacco be made illegal?
NO, BUT REGULATED.  AS A REFORMED SMOKER MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE.

47. Should alcohol be made illegal again?
NO

48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?
NO

49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified?
YES

50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?
YES

51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?
NO

52. Should we allow weapons in space?
YES

53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court?
YES

54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?
YES, BUT I'D FAVOR A"ROMEO AND JULIET" CLAUSE WHERE THE OTHER PARTNER IS NO MORE THAN 4 YEARS OLDER UP TILL AGE 16

55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public?
YES

56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets?
YES

57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system?
YES

58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?
NO

59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States?
MORE THAN COAL SO YES

60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults?
NO

61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist?
YES

62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa?
WOULD BE NICE. COST-BENEFIT NEEDED

63. Should research into cloning be conducted?
YES

64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison?
YES

65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state?
NO

66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states?
NO

67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?
NOT POSSIBLE
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« Reply #42 on: December 10, 2010, 01:44:21 am »
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1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?

YES

Wow, I didn't think you were such an authoritarian?!
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« Reply #43 on: December 10, 2010, 01:49:16 am »
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1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?

YES

Wow, I didn't think you were such an authoritarian?!

Same. I knew he was terrible before, but now, he's nuts.
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« Reply #44 on: December 10, 2010, 01:58:11 am »
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1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?

don't care beyond my visceral dislike for gun rights activists

2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?

yes

3. Should the death penalty be abolition?

yes

4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?

banning outright is probably not possible otherwise don't care


5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?

yes

6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?

regulated as any other medical procedure

7. Should stem cell research be legal?

.. boring me here

8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?

if those are all my options I'll go with the last

9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?

switch to Mexican system of directly bribing individual police officers

10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?

..

11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?

no


12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?

not going to happen. though certainly much preferable to having invaded Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, but also less profitable which is why it isn't going to happen.

13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?

in a certain sense. and not 'give money' - I'd support projects like the Community Steel ideas in Ohio back 30 years ago, with some form of democratic workers control over production and public ownership. obviously this has nothing to do with the 08 bailout which is likely the inspiration for your question here.

14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?

the people who work should 'control' the economy.

15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?

..

16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?

yes, but as with Afghan. this is too easy and doesn't address the real problem.


17. Should gay marriage be legalized?

don't care


18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?

don't care

19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?


20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?


21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?


22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?


23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?


24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?


25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?


26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories?

still don't care


27. Should we make Iraq a US state?


still really don't but starting to

28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?


29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?
..

30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?

it would be pretty, but before any of this the general public will have to be made aware through one means or another what military spending actually is code for.

31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?

no
32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights?


33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York?

nah


34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?

we have an investors' union called NAFTA and that's what counts

35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?


36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?


37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?

I can think of plenty of worse uses of money

38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?


39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither?


40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?


41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18?


42. Should church and state remain separate?

if we're talking in an American context here which I think we are you just gave me a nice laugh thinking of what this might look like. maybe some corporatist democratic centralist organization of religious institutions that collaborate to do whatever and then the state uses its coercive power to implement..

43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero?

:O

44. Should the government offer free healthcare?

Cheesy

45. Should the government offer free college/university education?

:O

46. Should tobacco be made illegal?

I'm doing this by myself.


47. Should alcohol be made illegal again?


48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?


49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified?

no documents should be secret. or else the state ceases to be of people and some line is drawn between elite and not.


50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?

it has no interest in doing so. such a campaign would just be misinformation


51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?



allright that's enough of that
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« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2010, 07:20:09 am »
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1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?
YES

2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?
YES

3. Should the death penalty be abolition?
NO

4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?
TO SOME EXTENT

5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?
YES

6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?
LEGAL

7. Should stem cell research be legal?
YES

8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?
SHOT

9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?
NEUTRAL

10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?
NO

11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?
NO

12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?
HELL NO!

13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?
NO, NATIONALIZE THEM INSTEAD.

14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?
COMMAND ECONOMY

15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?
YES

16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?
YES

17. Should gay marriage be legalized?
YES

18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?
NO

19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?
UM... YES... IS THIS EVEN AN ISSUE?

20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?
WHAT

21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?
NO

22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
REFERENDUM

23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
REFERENDUM

24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
REFERENDUM

25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
REFERENDUM

26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories?
REFERENDUM

27. Should we make Iraq a US state?
NO!!

28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?
NNOOO!!!!!!!!

29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?
NO

30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?
NO

31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?
NO

32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights?
YES

33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York?
REMAIN PART OF NEW YORK

34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?
NO NAU

35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?
DEPENDS

36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
NO

37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?
YES

38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?
DEPENDS

39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither?
NO

40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?
NO

41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18?
NO

42. Should church and state remain separate?
YES

43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero?
NO

44. Should the government offer free healthcare?
YES

45. Should the government offer free college/university education?
YES

46. Should tobacco be made illegal?
YES

47. Should alcohol be made illegal again?
YES

48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?
DEPENDS

49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified?
NO

50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?
DEPENDS

51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?
NO

52. Should we allow weapons in space?
NO

53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court?
NO

54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?
NO

55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public?
MAYBE

56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets?
NO

57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system?
NO

58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?
YES

59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States?
YES

60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults?
NO

61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist?
NO

62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa?
NO

63. Should research into cloning be conducted?
MAYBE

64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison?
YES

65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state?
NO

66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states?
NO!!!!!!!

67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #46 on: December 11, 2010, 04:17:52 pm »
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1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?

I think so. Things are different in the United States, of course...

2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?

Sure, why not?

3. Should the death penalty be abolition?

Abolished. Yes.

4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?

Nah.

5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?

What, ever? Yes. Today? No.

6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?

Legal.

7. Should stem cell research be legal?

Yeah.

8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?

Imprisoned, registered as a sex offender. I can see the advantages of chemical castration, mind you.

9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?

Probably put it in with other government spending. Seems to be the wisest option.

10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?

Troll question!

11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?

Obviously, yes. As soon as it becomes necessary.

12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?

As tempting as that sounds, does the idea of "China" ring any bells? Not sure how politically feasible that would be. More to the point, North Korea can't have that long left to exist, surely.

13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?

Depends. If you want a yes or no answer, I guess I'd say "yes", since I'm not opposed per se.

14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?

Mixed economy is the only really sensible option.

15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?

Well yeah.

16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?

I have to admit I'm a little nervous at the date the Obama admin's set - it seems some what premature, but I don't want to see the coalition forces in Iraq for a thousand years or whatever McCain said.

17. Should gay marriage be legalized?

Sure.

18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?

Yeah.

19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?

...yeah?

20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?

Who cares? Seriously.

21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?

Uhuh.

22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?

I don't care. Let them choose.

23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?

See #22.

24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?

See #22.

25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?

See #22.

26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories?

See #22.

27. Should we make Iraq a US state?

That would be silly.

28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?

...

29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?

Undecided. Lean no, if only because, despite the media hysteria, the information leaked has thus far been fairly unimportant.

30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?

You'd need to elaborate.

31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?

Again, you'd need to elaborate.

32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights?

Sure.

33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York?

Remain part of the state, I suppose.

34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?

Yes and sure, why not? Although obv. Mexico isn't in North Ameria.

35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?

Nah.

36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

Undecided. Lean no, but I can certainly understand the rationale in France, Germany etc.

37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?

Not at the moment. The time may come when it's considered a near-right.

38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?

Yeah.

39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither?

...

40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?

...

41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18?

Yeah.

42. Should church and state remain separate?

Sure.

43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero?

Yeah. (Not a bigot).

44. Should the government offer free healthcare?

Mmhm.

45. Should the government offer free college/university education?

Mmhm.

46. Should tobacco be made illegal?

Ha!

47. Should alcohol be made illegal again?

Ha!

48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?

Depends.

49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified?

Depends.


50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?

Yeah, obviously.

51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?

...

52. Should we allow weapons in space?

Haha.

53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court?

I guess.

54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?

Creepy.

55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public?

Uh, I guess.

56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets?

Yeah, that'd be awesome.

57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system?

Again, awesome.

58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?

Nah.

59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States?

Absolutely.

60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults?

Nope.

61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist?

With a dash more regulation and oversight, if at all.

62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa?

Uh, yeah. I honestly can't really see how someone can disagree with this. Maybe I'm a secret neocon.

63. Should research into cloning be conducted?

Yeah.

64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison?

I guess.

65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state?

Haha.

66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states?

Hilarious.

67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?

Elaboration needed, I think.
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« Reply #47 on: December 12, 2010, 05:55:24 pm »
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1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?
Not entirely, no.

2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?
No.

3. Should the death penalty be abolition?
No.

4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?
Regulate, yes.

5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?
No.

6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?
Legal, safe, and rare.

7. Should stem cell research be legal?
Yes.

8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?
It depends.  I'm not against the death penalty under the right circumstances.

9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?
In with other spending.

10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?
No.

11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?
YES.

12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?
Not unless China gives us the OK.

13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?
Yes.

14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?
Mixed economy.

15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?
Yes.

16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?
No.

17. Should gay marriage be legalized?
No.

18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?
Yes.

19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?
Yes.

20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?
No.

21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?
No.

22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
Whatever they vote to do.

23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
Whatever they vote to do.

24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
Whatever they vote to do.

25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
Whatever they vote to do.

26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories?
Whatever they vote to do.

27. Should we make Iraq a US state?
No.

28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?
No.

29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?
Yes.

30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?
No.

31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?
Yes.

32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights?
Yes.

33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York?
Remain part of New York State.

34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?
No and No.

35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?
A little - age restrictions and whatnot.

36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
No.

37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?
Yes.

38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?
Yes.

39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither?
Neither.

40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?
Good God no.

41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18?
No.

42. Should church and state remain separate?
Yes.

43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero?
Yes.

44. Should the government offer free healthcare?
Yes.

45. Should the government offer free college/university education?
Yes.

46. Should tobacco be made illegal?
No.

47. Should alcohol be made illegal again?
No.

48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?
Yes.

49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified?
No.

50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?
Yes.

51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?
No.

52. Should we allow weapons in space?
Yes.

53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court?
Yes.

54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?
No.

55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public?
Yes and Yes.

56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets?
Yes.

57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system?
Yes.

58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?
No.

59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States?
Yes.

60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults?
No.

61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist?
Yes.

62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa?
Yes.

63. Should research into cloning be conducted?
Yes.

64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison?
No.

65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state?
No.

66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states?
No.

67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?
No.
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« Reply #48 on: December 12, 2010, 07:27:19 pm »
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2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?
No.

I thought you were over the moderate heroism.
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« Reply #49 on: December 12, 2010, 07:38:00 pm »
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2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?
No.

I thought you were over the moderate heroism.

Incidentally, I like how Winston apparently wants to legalize said drug while also banning tobacco and alchol, which seems like a bizzare position to take.
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