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« Reply #1125 on: February 14, 2015, 07:04:44 pm »
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Healthcare System: I see Obamacare as an important step to the future. However, I believe the true goal should be universal single payer healthcare. Focus on preventive care first. I support patent reform and tort reform to lower costs.
Social Security: Raise the contribution cap, lower benefits for the rich possibly
Taxes: I believe in a progressive but simpler income/corporation tax, where loopholes for the rich and corporations are closed. Also, I love the idea of a Robin Hood Tax. Don't mind high sin taxes too.
Campaign Finance: Strict limits on donations and reforms for more transparency need to be enacted.
Banking: Pass Glass Steagall, break up big banks, don't bail out banks, support community banking.
Federal Reserve: Nationalize it.
Minimum Wage: Raise to $12.00 an hour and index for inflation thereafter
Free Trade: Prefer fair trade over free trade, implement protective tariffs against human rights abusers.
Unions: I support strong unions and stand against "right to work".
Welfare Reform: Crack down on waste and fraud, end "workfare"
Farm Regulation: Change the regulatory system to be fair towards family farmers, legalize hemp, legalize raw milk, loosen rules on urban farming.
GMO's: Label them, but they have very beneficial potential.
Environmental Regulations: Carbon tax or cap and trade are necessary, ensure that polluters are severely punished
Energy: Pivot away from oil, coal, and gas and towards nuclear, solar, wind, and fusion power
Cars: End the stupid ban on personally importing cars newer than 25 years old, stop inspecting cars before re-registration, lower regulations on carmakers
Education: Ensure that schools are well funded. Fight the race-to-the-top standardized testing mentality that currently pervades schools.
Foreign Conflicts: Generally isolationist, although I do believe in drone strikes and airstrikes as a form of limited military intervention. Any intervention should be done multilaterally and constitutionally.
Iran: Ease sanctions on them, work towards a nuclear deal.
Cuba: End the embargo once and for all.
Palestine: Recognize the Palestinian nation.
Surveillance: Not much of a problem with the Patriot Act. Make sure it stays within legal bounds, but preserve the NSA for national security purposes.
Foreign Aid: No problem with it, as long as we follow up to make sure it ends up in the right hands.
Military Budget: We really need to cut it. Now.
Gun Control: Ban assault rifles, institute universal gun and ammo background checks
Marijuana: Keep it illegal, but shift away from imprisonment and more to punitive fines.
Smoking: Ban smoking in public places except for smokeshops, bars, and a few designated smoking areas.
Gay Marriage: Equal rights yo, this is 2015
Abortion: Personally strongly opposed to abortion, but I am pro-choice. Safe, rare, and legal. Birth control needs to have widespread use.
Prostitution: Completely oppose legalization.
Feminism: I support gender equality, but do not consider myself a "feminist" per se.
Affirmative Action: Strong supporter of race-based affirmative action. I also support gender based affirmative action in some cases.
College: I believe that for public colleges, the US needs to shift to the Oregon Plan.
Police Brutality: Police officers need to use body cameras. More crisis training and non lethal methods need to be emphasized. Police militarization should be scaled back.
Immigration: Multiculturalism strengthens our nation. Help undocumented immigrants attain documented status and eventually citizenship.
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« Reply #1126 on: February 21, 2015, 04:16:10 am »
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Social Policy:
Abortion: Personally Pro-Life, but let the individual woman decide.
Same Sex Marriage: Let each state decided whether to legalize it or not.
Drugs: Legalize marijuana now.
Stem Cell Research: Support and fund it.
Death Penalty: Let each state decide what to do with it.
Gun control: Law-abiding, responsible citizens do not and should not need to ask anyone's permission or approval to engage in a peaceful activity. Gun ownership, by itself, harms no other person and cannot morally justify criminal penalties.
Affirmative Action: Get rid of it, it is a form of reverse racism and is outdated in itself, candidates should be selected based on qualifications, not race.
Prostitution: Legalize/regulate. .
Euthanasia: Legalize.

Economic Issues:
Minimum Wage: 79% of all economists agree that the minimum wage increases unemployment. Minimum wage laws and mandated benefits drive up the cost of employing additional workers
Welfare: Liberals and conservatives both have fundamental flaws when it comes to "welfare", we are trillions of dollars in debt and can't afford to shell out the trillions of dollars in Welfare spending, last year we spent $668 billion in welfare and $3.7 trillion over the course of the last 6 years.
Right-to-Work: Somewhat opposed to it, but employers should not be forced into labor unions, nor should they have enormous powers.
Taxation: One flat tax rate for all, like the FAIR tax..
Healthcare: Get the government out of health care, let's have competing health care companies that drive the market and benefits, Obamacare was a disaster.
Social Security: Privatize it.
Trade: Free Trade, 'nuff said.                  
Education: Abolish the Department of Education, let the states and local boards decide what to do with education.
Balanced Budget Amendment: YES!


Foreign Policy and National Security
Afghanistan: Shouldn't have been there in the first place.
Iraq: Never had WMD's, shouldn't have interfered.
Iran: Encourage good relations.
Syria: Stay out of the conflict entirely.
Cuba: Normalize relations.
Military Spending: Cut back on nonessentials.
PATRIOT Act: Abolish it now, it is a fundamental violation of the Constitution and our Rights.
NSA Spying: End spying now.
Palestine: Recognize Palestine, but don't give out foreign aid.
Israel: Israel is an ally, but end foreign aid, encourage them to end settlements.
Immigration: Immigration Law Should Reflect Our Dynamic Labor Market, eliminate most, if not all, restrictions on immigration.
Guantanamo Bay: Should be shut down.

Environment
Climate Change: Yes, we're hastening it.
Green Energy: Tes.
Keystone XL Pipeline: Build it.

Electoral Reform
Electoral College: The Electoral College imposes a two-party system and needs to be abolished in favor of popular vote.
Gerrymandering: Benefits the party in power, eliminate it.
Term limits: It's called voting.
Voter ID: Do not support it at all.
Compulsory Voting: No
Voter Registration: If the person doesn't want to register, don't force them.
Statehood: Allow D.C., and Puerto Rico decide if they want to become states.
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« Reply #1127 on: February 21, 2015, 04:19:37 am »
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Social Policy:
Abortion: Personally Pro-Life, but let the individual woman decide.
Same Sex Marriage: Let each state decided whether to legalize it or not.
Drugs: Legalize marijuana now.
Stem Cell Research: Support and fund it.
Death Penalty: Let each state decide what to do with it.
Gun control: Law-abiding, responsible citizens do not and should not need to ask anyone's permission or approval to engage in a peaceful activity. Gun ownership, by itself, harms no other person and cannot morally justify criminal penalties.
Affirmative Action: Get rid of it, it is a form of reverse racism and is outdated in itself, candidates should be selected based on qualifications, not race.
Prostitution: Legalize/regulate. .
Euthanasia: Legalize.

Economic Issues:
Minimum Wage: 79% of all economists agree that the minimum wage increases unemployment. Minimum wage laws and mandated benefits drive up the cost of employing additional workers
Welfare: Liberals and conservatives both have fundamental flaws when it comes to "welfare", we are trillions of dollars in debt and can't afford to shell out the trillions of dollars in Welfare spending, last year we spent $668 billion in welfare and $3.7 trillion over the course of the last 6 years.
Right-to-Work: Somewhat opposed to it, but employers should not be forced into labor unions, nor should they have enormous powers.
Taxation: One flat tax rate for all, like the FAIR tax..
Healthcare: Get the government out of health care, let's have competing health care companies that drive the market and benefits, Obamacare was a disaster.
Social Security: Privatize it.
Trade: Free Trade, 'nuff said.                  
Education: Abolish the Department of Education, let the states and local boards decide what to do with education.
Balanced Budget Amendment: YES!


Foreign Policy and National Security
Afghanistan: Shouldn't have been there in the first place.
Iraq: Never had WMD's, shouldn't have interfered.
Iran: Encourage good relations.
Syria: Stay out of the conflict entirely.
Cuba: Normalize relations.
Military Spending: Cut back on nonessentials.
PATRIOT Act: Abolish it now, it is a fundamental violation of the Constitution and our Rights.
NSA Spying: End spying now.
Palestine: Recognize Palestine, but don't give out foreign aid.
Israel: Israel is an ally, but end foreign aid, encourage them to end settlements.
Immigration: Immigration Law Should Reflect Our Dynamic Labor Market, eliminate most, if not all, restrictions on immigration.
Guantanamo Bay: Should be shut down.

Environment
Climate Change: Yes, we're hastening it.
Green Energy: Tes.
Keystone XL Pipeline: Build it.

Electoral Reform
Electoral College: The Electoral College imposes a two-party system and needs to be abolished in favor of popular vote.
Gerrymandering: Benefits the party in power, eliminate it.
Term limits: It's called voting.
Voter ID: Do not support it at all.
Compulsory Voting: No
Voter Registration: If the person doesn't want to register, don't force them.
Statehood: Allow D.C., and Puerto Rico decide if they want to become states.
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« Reply #1128 on: February 26, 2015, 07:28:43 pm »
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Gonna copy LibertarianRepublican topics, and do my views.

Social Policy:

Abortion: Personally and Morally, Pro-Life, but i believe the individual woman should decide what to do with her own body.
Same Sex Marriage: Legalise SSM across the nation.
Drugs: Legalise, Regulate and Tax any drug, it's is the individual's freedom to do whatever the individual wants to do even if it hurts himself.
Stem Cell Research: Legalise and fund it.
Death Penalty: Should be legal, but with full due-process and full evidence that the accused is guilty.
Gun control: Establish full background checks, ban guns for the mentally ill, those on drugs and dangerous felons. Ban Assault Weapons, heavily regulate other guns. Apart from that, let individual's have guns for liberty, freedom and to defend themselves.
Affirmative Action: Support it, though I would rather have Class-Based Affirmative Action.
Prostitution: Legalise and Regulate.
Euthanasia: Legalise but make sure the patient is in a correct state of mind, when he makes the decision.

Economic Issues:

Minimum Wage: Increase to $15 an hour, people deserve fair wages that is roughly kept up with inflation. The $15 minimum wage, will be kept up with inflation.
Welfare: See the creation of a welfare state, our neediest citizens need welfare in order to survive. Keep welfare the way it is. Fund this by ending Corporate loopholes, more corporate taxes and a more progressive tax system. 
Right-to-Work: Split on it, labour unions are a great thing, but people shouldn't be forced to join them. Saying that Right-To-Work does damage a union and worker's ability and right to collectively bargain, an ability and right I fully support.
Taxation: VERY progressive taxes, taxes that are going up by 1% by the increments of $10 000. Benefits every except the very rich. Increase corporate taxation and close corporate tax loopholes. Lower small business taxes and subsidise small business from taxes when they are starting off. 
Healthcare: Public-Option, let everyone have a choice to have universal free healthcare but don't force them in them. An extra 5% healthcare tax, with my tax plain is not really a lot. Let people join private healthcare insurance, if they want.
Social Security: Expand social security, for the poor and middle class. Cut social security for those making over $200 000 an year, they don't need social security.
Trade: Expand Fair Trade with nearly every country.                 
Education: Institute CommonCore for schools that need it, do not for school that are already doing well. Increase Education funding,let parents have school voucher but also support public school by giving them more funding. Oversee Private and Public schools with a basic  curriculum, that lays out simple teaching guidelines.
Balanced Budget Amendment: Support

Foreign Policy and National Security

Afghanistan: Fight Taliban, with airstrikes, ground troops for humanitarian reasons,  don't kill innocent civilian in the process.
Iraq: Taking out Saddam Hussein was a good thing, we should've gone after that. End the War in Iraq but do start an war on ISIS.
Iran: Start Relations with Iran, try to make a peace-deal between Iraq and the US. Try nearly all means before again imposing sanctions.
Syria: Provide Humanitarian Fund, stay out of the Conflict.
Cuba: Normalise relations, end embargo, end travel ban, try to commercialise Cuba with Capitalism.
Military Spending: Cut back on nonessentials.
PATRIOT Act: Abolish it, Un- Constitutional and a violation of our privacy and freedom.
NSA Spying: Abolish NSA, end spying.
Palestine: Recognise Palestine, start diplomatic and peace talks with them. Give them foreign aid, for humanitarian reasons.
Israel: Keep them as an ally, end foreign aid with them, support them but not coddle them, to no means.
Immigration: Be stricter on Illegal Immigrants, Expand legal immigaration to the US.
Guantanamo Bay: End it now, despicable place.

Environment

Climate Change: Real and Man-Made
Green Energy: Expand, provide more funds to Green Energy.
Keystone XL Pipeline: Would Support, with environmental regulations and if the Oil was being kept in the US for the people, not for big corporations. In it's current idea, oppose it.

Electoral Reform

Electoral College: Abolish, in favour of the Popular Vote.
Gerrymandering: Establish, independent congressional drawing group. Eliminate Gerrymandering,
Term limits: Support, 2 terms for senate, 4 terms for house.
Voter ID: Fundamentally Oppose
Compulsory Voting: Definitely not.
Voter Registration: No forced registration, make it easier for citizens to register as a voter.
Statehood: Allow DC, Puerto Rico, and other habited  US territories, to become states with a referendum in their territory.
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« Reply #1129 on: March 02, 2015, 11:53:02 am »
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Gender Equality: I am a Marxist feminist and support the total equality of the sexes and the abolition of gendered identity itself. Abortion should be available free of charge, on demand, at any stage of pregnancy, and the stigma surrounding abortion should be done away with once and for all. Equal pay for equal work should be the law of the land and rigorously enforced by empowering labor unions, giving workers the right to open up company books and inspect finances, wage scales, the whole lot. Women, Men, and people of other gender identities should be encouraged to work in traditionally 'gendered' sectors of the economy to break down the traditional division of labor between men and women. All necessary hormone therapies and sex change procedures should be totally funded by the state, and a campaign to destigmatize being transgendered or genderqueer undertaken to smash transphobia and other assorted bigotries.

Sexual Freedom: I support the right of all persons to identity with whatever sexual orientation they feel most comfortable without fear of being attacked or otherwise denounced or abused by backwards elements in society. Fundamentally, I believe in the ultimate destruction of the concept of 'sexual orientation' and the full development of human sexuality itself, without the walling off of specific desires or tastes into this or that sexual identity. I support legal recognition of all marriages that are non-coercive, and support the abolition of all laws against the free expression of consensual sexual activity. Sex has to be taught as something that is positive and that can be enjoyed recreationally by consenting persons having reaching sexual maturity.

Racial Equality: I support total equality for all persons regardless of race, ethnic background, or nationality, with the end goal of abolishing the social conceptions of each. The state should actively encourage interracial marriage for the expressed purpose of smashing the color line and tearing down ethnic barriers. No efforts may be spared in bringing those sections of the population that have been oppressed over the years into material equality with the bulk of the population, and diversification must proceed in housing and various sectors of the economy to increase racial tolerance and smash bigotry outright. I support open borders and oppose all immigration controls. Fundamentally, I want to see all nations, races, and ethnic identities subsumed into a universal identity - that of the working class - that will abolish all national borders and capitalism itself, and thus abolish itself as a class - birthing for the first time a race that can truly be called 'human.'

Gun Ownership: I oppose all those who seek to impede the right of working people to keep and bear arms, and likewise oppose all standing military forces of the bourgeoisie, be they the Army or Navy of a nation or the police forces, secret (FBI, CIA, NSA) or regular. The working class must be universally armed for the purpose of self-defense of their communities, of picket lines, and of their person. I support the abolition of the standing armies of the bourgeoisie and their replacement with a workers' militia, which would be democratically accountable to the communities they serve and paid no more than the average working person.

Education: I oppose all attempts to privatize education, destroy teachers' unions, and generally lower the quality of education. I support a ban on all religious and private schools, homeschooling, and full, equal federal funding for all public schools from pre-K to graduate school in such a way that they do not cost parents, students, or communities a penny. Schooling should be rigorous and polytechnical in nature, teaching students both the standard academic subjects and useful skills such as carpentry, electrical work, etc. with the end goal of abolishing the intellectual-physical division of labor. Students, teachers, and school employees should be empowered to run the schools themselves with elected representatives and regular and competitive elections for school administrative positions. Students in higher grades should be given more autonomy for self-study and self-learning, insofar as such is necessary for developing their skills and abilities.

Taxation: I favor the abolition of all regressive taxation (including 'sin' or excise taxation) in favor of the implementation of a highly progressive tax code focused on grinding the bourgeoisie into dirt. I am opposed to a general tax on income, instead favoring a tax upon income from capital gains, income derived from ownership of property (I wouldn't tax home ownership or car ownership unless you're making income from loaning either out to someone else), inheritance, and taxation of generally unproductive or parasitic economic activity. This, combined with the socialization of industry, would allow for the reduction in user fees and other regressive means of revenue collection. I also favor abolishing monetary penalties for things like speeding or other 'victimless' criminal activities.

Social Welfare: As a good communist, I favor the de-commodification of the necessities of life. I believe that all should have a right to high-quality housing (and would encourage communal living and multi-family living arrangements so as to help speed up the destruction of the nuclear family), medical care, retirement in old age, education (see above), and generally anything that would be considered necessary for one to maintain a decent standard of living. As far as housing goes, I favor a ban on the ownership of more than one home and the transformation of the mansions of the rich into working class communes, and likewise favor socialization of all unoccupied dwellings for use by the working class. Instead of encouraging marriage and whatnot through the tax code, the tax code should be adjusted to encourage multi-family living arrangements and communal living, and a state housing corporation should be set up to build gigantic industrial-agricultural communes to house the populace. As far as medical care goes, I favor a hybrid of the NHS and the Cuban model, with doctors, medical employees, and patients governing care and providing it free at the point of use. I also favor the socialization of the pharmaceutical sector and the production of drugs for use, not for profit.

Industrial Policy: I am opposed to so-called 'free trade' and favor instead a state monopoly on all trade, with workers calling the shots as far as allowing capital and resources to be moved in or out of the country goes. I favor the socialization of all vacant worksites and their being placed under workers' control to produce the technologies that will allow us to transition to a post-carbon economy and build a substantive social welfare state. Generally speaking, I believe that the state must encourage the socialization of industry under workers' control and must press forward with bringing modern industrial methods to every sector of the economy, investing heavily in promising technologies that will reduce working time and expand the freedom of the laborer to develop themselves as human beings in the fullest sense of that word.

Energy Policy and the Environment: I support a crash program to develop nuclear fusion and thorium-powered reactors under workers' supervision and control. Likewise, I support all efforts to transition the economy away from fossil fuels and favor a ban on fracking, mountain top removal, and all other devastatingly extractive means of harvesting fossil energy that are currently engaged in by capital. I see climate change not as objectively bad because it is a result of human activity upon the environment, but problematic in that it is being engaged in blindly by capital without regard to the sustainability of the planet itself. I favor man-made climate change in the sense that I favor re-shaping the earth itself to meet the needs of mankind, and as such, I believe that we now have to re-shape it in order to avoid the catastrophe laid at our footsteps by capital. I am not a 'green' or a believer that 'small is beautiful', but a sort of Promethean communist that wants to see nature brought under heel and made to serve man in its ultimate conquest of all things.

Infrastructure: I support a massive program to make our infrastructure more stable, sustainable, and technologically advanced. I want to see massive, mega-structures that make the Pyramids of Giza look like toys in a child's sandbox. We need more monuments to the physical prowess and intellectual development of humankind, and we also need more and better ways to get people from point A to point B. I favor both.

Conquest of Space: I favor the conquest and colonization of other (uninhabited) worlds and terraforming them to make them suitable for human habitation, assuming the unity of humanity under a single, communist government. Until then, money spent on the space program is money not being spent on lifting up the population materially, guaranteeing adequate education, housing, and medical care for our brethren right here on the earth.

Foreign Policy: At present, I favor the withdrawal of the United States from all military alliances, bourgeois international conventions, and the United Nations. I support unity of all nations to which the U.S. is party to a free trade agreement or the termination of that agreement, whichever is more palatable to the lesser parties involved. Ultimately, I favor the establishment of a single communist government of all mankind. Should a communist government come into power in the U.S. before it does elsewhere, I would support the U.S. acting as the head of a new workers' international and supplying workers' parties elsewhere with aid in taking power, including military intervention, if necessary, to make that happen.

Democracy: As stated above, I ultimately favor the U.S. becoming the 'U.S.S.A' and then an International Federation of Socialist Nations or something or another. But in the meantime, I favor the abolition of all voter ID requirements and the abolition of residency requirements for voting. All persons should be automatically registered to vote upon reaching age sixteen (16) and no person should be deprived of the right to vote for any reason. The Senate and Executive Branch should be abolished and their powers transferred to a House of Representatives elected by Proportional Representation every year. All judges should be elected and serve one year terms.
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« Reply #1130 on: March 06, 2015, 12:27:51 am »
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Social Policy:
Abortion: Pro choice in the first two trimesters, pro life after.
Same Sex Marriage: Nationwide legalization.
Drugs: Legalize marijuana now.
Stem Cell Research: The benefits far outweigh any potential costs.
Death Penalty: Nationwide ban.
Gun control: Law-abiding, responsible citizens do not and should not need to ask anyone's permission or approval to engage in a peaceful activity. Gun ownership, by itself, harms no other person and cannot morally justify criminal penalties.
Affirmative Action: Get rid of it, it is a form of reverse racism and is outdated in itself, candidates should be selected based on qualifications, not race. Rewrite certain parts of Title IX.
Prostitution: Legalize/regulate. .
Euthanasia: Legalize for those in extreme pain.

Economic Issues:
Minimum Wage: A small hike to around $8.50 per hour.
Welfare: Expand EITC, no to drug testing recipients and limit to a max of 5 years.
Right-to-Work: Completely opposed.
Taxation: Slightly lowered taxes, with a top rate of 35-37%.
Healthcare: Tax credits and vouchers, expand free clinic programs.
Social Security: Allow private investment.
Trade: Free Trade, 'nuff said.                  
Education: Abolish the Department of Education, let the states and local boards decide what to do with education.
Balanced Budget Amendment: YES!


Foreign Policy and National Security
Afghanistan: Finishing withdrawing troops.
Iraq: See above.
Iran: Pressure the new government to accept UN inspectors.
Syria: Stay out of the conflict entirely.
Cuba: Normalize relations if fair elections are held.
Military Spending: Cut back on procurement, look to cut waste.
PATRIOT Act: Abolish it now, it is a fundamental violation of the Constitution and our Rights.
NSA Spying: End spying now.
Palestine: Recognize Palestine, but don't give out foreign aid.
Israel: Israel is an ally, but end foreign aid, encourage them to end settlements.
Immigration: Increase quotas,deploy national guard and create a pathway to citizenship for children.

Environment
Climate Change: Yes, we're hastening it.
Green Energy: Tes.
Keystone XL Pipeline: Build it.

Electoral Reform
Electoral College: The Electoral College imposes a two-party system and needs to be abolished in favor of the STV.
Gerrymandering: Benefits the party in power, eliminate it.
Term limits: It's called voting.
Voter ID: Support in some cases, if they are easy to access.
Compulsory Voting: No
Voter Registration: If the person doesn't want to register, don't force them.
Statehood: Allow D.C., and Puerto Rico decide if they want to become states.
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« Reply #1131 on: March 23, 2015, 05:10:09 am »
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Ideology: Social Ecologist/Green Anarchist/Georgist, or something or other

Social Policy:
Abortion: The right to one's own body is a fundamental human right.  I support abortion up to the date of birth, with funding provided by a universal healthcare system.
Marriage: The institution is a joke.  Get rid of government recognition of this outdated social construct and let people sort it out on their own.
Drugs: The War on Drugs is the new Jim Crow.  It has put millions and millions of poor and minority Americans into prison and left many families fatherless and motherless.  The results of the War on Drugs is far worse than the alternative reality where we did nothing at all to address drug addiction, leaving us with a yearly bill in the hundreds of billions if not trillions in government welfare expenditures to maintain a stigmatized underclass that cannot find decent paying jobs to live off of.  I support the immediate end of the War on Drugs with no hesitation or gradualism and the replacement of the punitive clauses of it with an emphasis on free drug rehabilitation treatment for those who seek it.  Those who choose a life of drugs, being fully aware of the consequences of such from years of public education and health and safety campaigning, should be allowed to do so.
I take the same view of alcohol, soda, tobacco, and many other "vices" that the modern day Puritan movement want to strongly regulate to death.
Stem Cell Research: This issue is so 1999, but support.  Whatever helps us get more sciency and advanced with our medicine the better.
Death Penalty: Obviously immoral.  I don't really think there is much more that needs to be said here.
Gun control: Generally not a fan of it, but I am not really a fan of the American gun culture either.  The idea that one needs a gun to feel free is a very concerning one.  I feel, however, that most efforts to regulate guns will fail pretty hard simply due to the number of guns on the streets and I feel very wary of giving the State (especially as it is) a monopoly on firepower.  Correcting the root causes of social inequality would do a lot more to correct the problem of gun violence and ultimately the paranoid gun culture than half arsed attempts at regulating ownership would (I know I know IT WORKS IN EUROPE! doesn't necessarily mean it will work here).
Affirmative Action: I would say keep it, but my position on public education would make it necessary.  However, if we exclude my support of nationalization of college campuses, I believe that Affirmative Action needs to be reworked to change the focus to those of low income rather than ethnic origins.  I believe this would still allow many disadvantaged non-whites to pursue college degrees and professional jobs while also allowing many often overlooked poor whites to do the same.  The poor are poor, regardless of their race.
Prostitution: Full bloody legalization. In the 19th century Prostitution was actually one of the best paying and safest (I know, shocking) jobs for women of the era.  Then the freaking "Progressives" came in and changed all of that by stigmatizing prostitution as some sort of mad dog social ailment and thus helped lead the crusade to ban it in the vast majority of US States.  Ever since then women in such positions now find themselves the pawns of violent and abuses Johns who rob them of a good amount of their earnings.  There is nothing inherently wrong with making an earning via sexual intercourse, as long as it is consensual.
Euthanasia: Again, a person has a right to their own body.  If they choose to take their own life, that is their choice.  Oh sure, I do support funding for anti-suicide programs and other measures, but if someone willingly wants to end it for good, we shouldn't have punitive laws in place that punishes them if they fail or their kin if they succeed.  Rather than having a society that prefers to hang themselves from their closet hangers or cut their throat open and leaving their master kitchen a bloody mess, howse about we at least give them a relatively clean and safe medical process?  Just a thought.

Economic Issues:
Minimum Wage:
Obviously I support raising it.  However, we must be very smart with how we pursue this.  In the current system we operate under a blanket raise to $15/hr would be unwise.  And really, let us not ignore the overall problem of the Cost of Living that is causing us every few years to consider raising the wage.  Rather, I would support a Guaranteed Income for all households matching the number of dependents reliant on that income for food, water, and shelter.  If we wage a few less wars this would be very easy to afford.  Other than that, in regards to wage work, I would support any efforts (even including tax credits for small businesses) to increase the minimum wage to a level to provide not just a survivable but comfortable living for most people.
Welfare: See my previous post on the Guaranteed Income.  This would be given to all Americans to provide basic survival (food, water, shelter) for themselves and their families.  Right now programs like Medicare and Medicaid work fine, but will become redundant if we adopt a Single Payer Healthcare system.
"Right-to-work" Fundamentally fascistic laws passed to stifle the influence of the working man in this country.  Anybody should have the right to join/form a union if they want to, regardless of what their boss(es) might think.  This is not a socialistic/communistic issue, this is an issue of liberty.  And when workers cannot organize in the workplace we might as well be back in the Gilded Age.
Taxation: Land Use Taxation now.  The ownership of land is a crime against the earth.  As such we should recognize it as such with 100% taxation of it (payable by those with the means to do so).  Ideally, this should replace all other forms of taxation as the most ideal way to combat real societal inequality.  The taxation of income, even the "progressive" system we have in the US, does very little to nothing to combat the wealth gap and even encourages it by the economic model of Capitalism which demands the economy be run by solvent businesses.  Under a socialistic system funded by revenue from the value of the land itself, we would not have this problem.
Corporations: Should be illegal.
Healthcare: I support Single Payer obviously.  This idea that you should pay for healthcare is one of the biggest moral failings of the American experience.  Policemen don't ticket you to come to your house in response to a burglary.  Firemen don't print you an invoice after putting out a fire.  Why, oh why, should we pay thousands of dollars just for an ambulance ride!!!!!!!!?  A publicly owned and ran healthcare system might not pay their doctors hundreds of thousands of dollars, but it would save most Americans hundreds of thousands of dollars of emergency care costs as well as save them from the evil and parasitic entity known as the "Insurance Industry".  Like I noted earlier, in the event that we do have Single Payer, we should dissolve Medicare and Medicaid as those programs would no longer be necessary.
Social Security: I would support abolishing Social Security and replace it with an additional system to make payments out to those people who are unable to work (for a wide variety of reasons).  As I am no fan of the Protestant Work Ethic, I would be much in favor of including Artists, Writers, and other liberal arts types who do not rely on a regularly occurring source of income.  Ideally, wealth should be eliminated to avoid all of these convoluted program ideas.
Trade: Supportive of real free trade, which is being made a mockery of with so-called "Free Trade Agreements". Real free trade recognizes the freedom of movement for labor.  Really, what we need to do is tear down the borders and allow unlimited freedom of movement.  This would allow the labor movement unlimited access to the worldwide market and act as a liberation for the oft abused third world.
Education: We need to destroy the privilege of the Ivy League and other high cost institutions of learning.  Further, we need to destroy the mentality that everyone needs a college education just to make a survivable living (the sin for which I lay at the feet of the evil college loan industry).  Both of these can be done quite easily with full nationalization of education in this country.  This will free millions from the cycle of debt slavery as well as loosen employer perceptions of what a college education really amounts to in many positions (which is, jack sh*t).  Obviously, some subjects like Accounting, Engineering, and Medicine you need advanced education for, but why in the blue hell would you need one for welding sh*t or working on a train?
Deficits, The Debt, etc.: I think the current fetishization of the debt, both by Democrats and Republicans, is both ironic and idiotic.  For starters, that we live in a society where both parties have scores of politicians who are vying to be in the bragging spot about "Balanced Budgets" says a lot about us.  This idea that a government should be ran like a business is a dangerous one.  If government is making a profit then it is robbing the people, plain and simple.  Debt is and always will be necessary for the running of a state.
But at the same time we cannot be welcoming of excessive debt, which in most cases is oft the result of an abusive, violent, and authoritarian state that is getting off on the misfortune of others (whether that be drug addicts or oil producing nations).  I am sure that if we waged a few dozen less wars and threw a few less million people into federal penitentiary, we might be a bit closer to that budget surplus than merely raising the income tax rate five percent and then calling it a day.

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« Reply #1132 on: March 30, 2015, 04:35:44 pm »
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a pal once told me a story about an incident recounted by a family friend who was a cop, and i think it gets the point across. a few teenagers were at the mall hanging out, outside a bookstore. they were goofing around and talking with some cops who were hanging around. the cop was a relatively big guy, not someone who you would want to mess around with. one of the kids told the cop that he didn’t see why society needed police.

the cop leaned over and said to the spindly kid, “do you have any doubt in your mind about whether or not i could break your arms and take that book away from you if i felt like it?”

the teenager, obviously shaken by the brutality of the statement, said, “no.”

“that’s why you need cops, kid.”

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"every single cause championed by liberals is based on a fake story. they make up events that didn’t happen and get apoplectic over things that never will happen. the definition of 'liberal' is quickly becoming 'people who believe their fantasies should be facts.' "
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« Reply #1134 on: April 13, 2015, 02:49:40 pm »
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I'm updating this since my last post here

Social Policy:

Abortion: Promote abortion as a reasonable alternative to childbirth
The Drug War: Legalize any and all drugs
Stem Cell Research: Encourage
Death Penalty: Ban
Gun control: Confiscate and destroy all firearms
Affirmative Action: Created by our capitalist overlords as yet another way of distracting minorities from institutionalized discrimination. In a free and equal society we wouldn't even be discussing this--minorities would have the same opportunities to begin with.
Prostitution, Euthanasia, same sex marriage:

Economic Issues:

Minimum Wage: Raise to $22
Welfare: Provide everyone with a basic income regardless of their working status
Right-to-Work: Dumbest thing I've ever heard of
Taxation: Increase tax rates to the 99% range, redistribute property evenly
Healthcare: A basic human right and should be treated as such--provide everyone with free access to quality healthcare
Social Security: See my stance on welfare
Trade: One of many ways that the richer classes control the poorer classes, by having dominion over natural resources. Ideally our natural resources would belong to everyone, and everyone would have equal access regardless of their socioeconomic status
Education: See my stance on healthcare
Balanced Budget Amendment: lol

Foreign Policy and National Security

Afghanistan: Not our problem
ISIS: Funded and armed by the U.S., much like al-Qaeda. Stop sticking our nose where it doesn't belong and maybe things like ISIS wouldn't be so much of a problem.
Iran: Again, if we didn't stick our nose where it didn't belong Iran wouldn't be so offended by the U.S.
Syria: Who cares?
Cuba: The greatest country in the world
Military Spending: Abolish the military
PATRIOT Act: Repeal
Palestine: Support 100%
Israel: Has no right to exist
Immigration: As someone who wants desperately to leave the U.S., I don't really get why people want to come here, but it's whatever. Let them
Guantanamo Bay: Close it up

Environment

Climate Change: Will literally kills us all unless we abolish capitalism
Green Energy: Invest in this
Keystone XL Pipeline: Oppose wholeheartedly

Electoral Reform

Do away with elections. Replace the current system with a dictatorship of the proletariat.
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« Reply #1135 on: April 25, 2015, 12:39:29 pm »
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Social Issues:
Abortion: Free, legal, and on demand at any point during pregnancy with no restrictions and no questions asked. Provide free birth control, comprehensive sex education in schools, paid maternity leave, and a national day care service to reduce the need for abortion.
Drugs: Legalize all of them, with 16 as the legal purchase age. Nationalize the pharmaceutical and recreational drug sectors. Provide a free drug rehabilitation program to those who need it.
Marriage: Marriage is an outdated social institution that should be abolished in favor of free sexual expression, but if we must have it, it should be allowed equally. Legalize Same-sex marriage, polygamy, and incest.
Capital Punishment: On principal I have no objection to ending the lives of scum like murderers and rapists, but the state cannot be trusted with the power to end its citizens lives, and the only circumstances I can see myself condoning the death penalty would be in the context of a civil war or violenct revolution.
Prostitution: Legalize but ban pimping.
Gun Control: The right to bear arms is a necessary human right. Nationalize the arms sector.
Affirmative Action: Guarantee everyone a job
Stem Cell research: Support (living in 2015)
Euthanasia: The terminally ill should be allowed the dignity to end their lives on their own terms. Legalize assisted suicide.

Economic Issues:
Minimum Wage: $22/hr to keep up with worker productivity, on top of a guaranteed minimum income
Welfare: Institute a guaranteed minimum income, making wage labor a choice. All citizens should be guaranteed the right to high quality housing, health care, education, and anything else needed to maintain a decent standard of living.
Health care: Institute the Cuban model of socialized medicine
Taxation: Abolish regressive sales taxes and sin taxes. Replace an income tax with a tax on land ownership, income derived from property ownership, income derived from capital gains, inheritance, and other parasitic economic activity.
Unions: Give workers full, democratic control of the work place. Until then, protect the right of workers to organize. Repeal all anti-union legislation like Taft-Hartley, no right to work, protect the right to strike, and ban scabbing.
Education: Teach to each students individual talents as opposed to a rigid, one-size-fits-all curriculum. Give students more autonomy in deciding what courses to take, while increasing the amount of autonomy in each grade the student moves up in. Ban private schools and homeschooling.
Trade: Repeal so-called "free trade" agreements like NAFTA and CAFTA and instead pursue a true free trade policy allowing for the unlimited movement of labor between borders.
Balanced Budget Amendment: The deficit is not a major issue. Government cannot be run like a business because its job is to protect its citizens, not to run a profit, and in doing so it is essentially robbing its citizens.
Privatization: Bring all industry into democratic public ownership
Environment: Potecting our natural environment should be a top priority. Heavy investment in a worker controled alternative energy sector to wean us off of dangerous fossil fuels. Ban harmful practices like fracking.

Foreign Policy and National Security:
Iran: End all sanctions against Iran and allow Iran to pursue a peaceful nuclear program.
Iraq War: Never should have happened
Afghanistan War: A mistake. Terrorism cannot be fought with military power from an imperialist power, which would just create more hate and more terrorism. Support the efforts of Middle East governments and local groups to bring those responsible for the September 11th attacks to justice.
ISIS: Provide humanitarian aid to local people fighting against ISIS, but no direct military action
Syria: Provide humanitarian aid to the rebels, but no direct military action
Cuba: End the trade embargo and travel ban and seek an alliance with Cuba
Military Spending: Replace the standing army with an armed working class.
Government Surveillance: Should be completely illegal
Torture: Prohibit the use of torture in any circumstances
Israel/Palestine: Israel has no right to exist. Support a single, free, secular, democratic Palestinian state with equal rights for all its inhabitants
Immigration: Open borders and amnesty for all illegal immigrants. Abolish the concept of citizenship.
Guantanamo Bay: Return to Cuba.
Nukes: Seek an international treaty banning nuclear weapons. Work to convert existing nuclear weapons to be used for peaceful nuclear power.
Draft: There should never be a draft. If a war does not have the popular support that it needs to force citizens to serve, then that nation has no business being involved in that war.
United Nations: Replace with a single, socialist worldwide government to protect the interests of the working class

Government:
Right to Vote: Guaranteed for everyone starting at age 16 and not taken away after that for any reason. Abolish voter registration, Voter ID laws, and other restrictive measures and allow anyone who makes it to the polls to vote.
Organization of Government: Abolish the Executive branch and Senate, in favor of a larger House of Representatives elected every 3 years via proportional representation and subjected to immediate recall. All decisions by Congress must be approved by a nationwide referendum. Allow elections for judges, but do not require reelections for judges, allowing them to serve for life unless recalled.
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« Reply #1136 on: April 29, 2015, 12:50:02 pm »
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I'm surprised people keep calling themselves pro-life and then in the same sentence, type that they'd let the individual make the choice. You do realize that makes you 100% pro-choice, right?
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« Reply #1137 on: May 12, 2015, 03:16:49 pm »
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I consider myself pretty independent. There aren't many things that get to me on a visceral level, so I tend to look at politics more detached and academically and statistically (I teach high school AP Statistics). I lean somewhat more R than D, but I like some Libertarian and Green ideas as well. I voted for Jill Stein in the last Presidential election; though Gary Johnson was closer to some of my views, he wasn't on the ballot in MI. I just didn't want to vote for Obama or Romney. By 2014 I was in a more conservative mood and for the most part joined in the national, if temporary, move toward the GOP.

My views on specific issues (abortion, gay marriage, minimum wage, etc.) tend to be nuanced, though I try to side with the underdog. I do feel something must be said on the subject of abortion, however. We often think "pro-life" vs. "pro-choice"; however, I have heard of more than one person who has advocated that in certain cases abortion should be *mandatory*, thus taking the choice away from the mother.
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« Reply #1138 on: May 12, 2015, 03:21:58 pm »
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I'm surprised people keep calling themselves pro-life and then in the same sentence, type that they'd let the individual make the choice. You do realize that makes you 100% pro-choice, right?
I include myself in that category. I have supported a neighborhood crisis pregnancy center because I believe they do, in fact, provide a valuable service for women and children (and that that makes me "pro-life"). At the same time I believe abortion is a very personal choice, not one that should be made by politicians.
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« Reply #1139 on: May 20, 2015, 11:15:01 pm »
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Social Issues:

Abortion: Strongly Pro-Choice until the point of viability.

Gay Marriage: 100% in favor of, overturn state laws banning it at the federal level as discriminatory.

War on Drugs: Legalize all drugs, abolish the DEA

Prostitution: Legalize

Stem Cell Research: Expand

Affirmative Action: For but based on class instead of race

Gun Control: kind of torn, I think that there's a strong left-wing case to be made in favor of allowing people to bear arms. I can't understand liberals wanting to give racist cops a monopoly on gun ownership in big citites. At the same time if you could implement some kind of background check to prevent mass shootings i'd be all for it. I really think that overlaps with other issues also though like mental health.

Gambling: Support legalizing but I disagree with how it's done. (see below)

Immigration: The US is a nation of immigrants and I know that my ancestors were discriminated against by the WASPs when they first came here and I feel that people are hypocritical to oppose immigration. Yes it may depress wages somewhat but they're are other ways of stimulating them again. (see under economics)

Civil Liberties: Abolish the Patriot Act, Espionage Act, end NSA spying and police militarization, ban the use of domestic drones by police departments.

Other stuff: I guess i'm more socially libertarian then Socially Liberal since i've always had a problem with progressive paternalism. I think that sin taxes are fundamentally regressive and it annoys me how things like cigarette taxes and gambling are always tied to funding programs. It just seems like a bullsh**t way to avoid taxing the rich. I also think that bars should be able to allow smoking if they're adult only venues. Also the drinking age should be lowered to eighteen.

Economics:

Pro-Union, support single payer health care, free universal college education, guaranteed minimum income as a means of offsetting outsourcing. If we had guaranteed income it would be a boon to the economy as more people could leave their sh**tty jobs and either start businesses or pursue some creative venture. It would also be stimulus for those at the bottom. I also think that giving those at the bottom money directly is less demeaning to the poor then forcing them to be dependent on busy body social workers. Also institute a stock transaction tax and reinstate glass-stegal.

Foreign Policy:

Israel/Palestine: I believe that ethnic based states are fundamentally racist and if their ever could have been a two state solution it's been ruined by the nutty settlers moving onto what should have been Palestinian land. There should be one multiethnic secular state and I say this as a partial Jew myself.

Iran: I think we should lift the sanctions and move towards better relations with Iran and away from Saudi Arabia.

Afghanistan: Pull out already!

Draft: 100000% opposed

The US should remained engaged in the world and I think that under extreme circumstances intervention can be justified to prevent genocide but in general we should reorient our foreign policy towards one based on human rights and less in serving corporate interests.



Overall: Basically a Libertarian Socialist as my name would imply or more accurately an (LSD) Libertarian Social Democrat. I also think that my politics are in some ways close to Christopher Hitchens before 9/11.

 


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« Reply #1140 on: May 21, 2015, 11:58:03 am »
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Social Issues:

Abortion: Strongly Pro-Choice until the point of viability.

Gay Marriage: 100% in favor of, overturn state laws banning it at the federal level as discriminatory.

War on Drugs: Legalize all drugs, abolish the DEA

Prostitution: Legalize

Stem Cell Research: Expand

Affirmative Action: For but based on class instead of race

Gun Control: kind of torn, I think that there's a strong left-wing case to be made in favor of allowing people to bear arms. I can't understand liberals wanting to give racist cops a monopoly on gun ownership in big citites. At the same time if you could implement some kind of background check to prevent mass shootings i'd be all for it. I really think that overlaps with other issues also though like mental health.

Gambling: Support legalizing but I disagree with how it's done. (see below)

Immigration: The US is a nation of immigrants and I know that my ancestors were discriminated against by the WASPs when they first came here and I feel that people are hypocritical to oppose immigration. Yes it may depress wages somewhat but they're are other ways of stimulating them again. (see under economics)

Civil Liberties: Abolish the Patriot Act, Espionage Act, end NSA spying and police militarization, ban the use of domestic drones by police departments.

Other stuff: I guess i'm more socially libertarian then Socially Liberal since i've always had a problem with progressive paternalism. I think that sin taxes are fundamentally regressive and it annoys me how things like cigarette taxes and gambling are always tied to funding programs. It just seems like a bullsh**t way to avoid taxing the rich. I also think that bars should be able to allow smoking if they're adult only venues. Also the drinking age should be lowered to eighteen.

Economics:

Pro-Union, support single payer health care, free universal college education, guaranteed minimum income as a means of offsetting outsourcing. If we had guaranteed income it would be a boon to the economy as more people could leave their sh**tty jobs and either start businesses or pursue some creative venture. It would also be stimulus for those at the bottom. I also think that giving those at the bottom money directly is less demeaning to the poor then forcing them to be dependent on busy body social workers. Also institute a stock transaction tax and reinstate glass-stegal.

Foreign Policy:

Israel/Palestine: I believe that ethnic based states are fundamentally racist and if their ever could have been a two state solution it's been ruined by the nutty settlers moving onto what should have been Palestinian land. There should be one multiethnic secular state and I say this as a partial Jew myself.

Iran: I think we should lift the sanctions and move towards better relations with Iran and away from Saudi Arabia.

Afghanistan: Pull out already!

Draft: 100000% opposed

The US should remained engaged in the world and I think that under extreme circumstances intervention can be justified to prevent genocide but in general we should reorient our foreign policy towards one based on human rights and less in serving corporate interests.



Overall: Basically a Libertarian Socialist as my name would imply or more accurately an (LSD) Libertarian Social Democrat. I also think that my politics are in some ways close to Christopher Hitchens before 9/11.

 


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« Reply #1141 on: May 24, 2015, 06:03:48 pm »
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Social Policy:
Abortion: I don't just support abortion, I advocate it among those in the lower class. Of course, it shouldn't be mandatory whatsoever, but it's a great way to control the population and make America a relatively less poor nation. Heck, have abortions for fun, for all I care.
Same Sex Marriage: Same-sex marriage, polygamy, human-animal marriage, human-object marriage, human-concept marriage, etc. should all be legal. Of course, as long as it's consensual.
Drugs: Drug possession shouldn't be a felony, though rehabilitation programs should be mandatory for users of some drugs (not marijuana).
Embryonic Stem-Cell Research: People should be incentivized by the government to donate embryonic stem-cells for research purposes, and government funding should be exponentially increased.
Death Penalty: Should only be applied to those who support the death penalty (JK).
Gun control: The public shouldn't be allowed to own guns, even for hunting/recreational purposes. Only the police & military should be able to have guns of any type. Those found with guns should be reprimanded with high fines. Of course, the police should also work harder to confiscate guns from bad guys.
Affirmative Action: Sure, but it's kinda stupid. The only way to permanently bring racial minorities to the same wealth/college education/employment levels as the racial majority is to fix the problem from the roots (better public schools, less poverty, less racism, etc.) Fix it from the bottom-up, not the top-down.
Prostitution: Legal and encouraged by the government (with the only drawbacks being STDs and violence).
Euthanasia: Mandatory for those over eighty.

Economic Issues:
Minimum Wage: Do it like they do it in Scandinavia.
Welfare: Expand it DRAMATICALLY. And don't place any restrictions on what people on welfare can or cannot do with their money. Their situations are already bad enough, at least let them have a little joy in life.
Right-to-Work: Of course not.
Taxation: More progressive tax brackets, with taxes on the poor reduced dramatically and taxes on the rich increased by really, really, really big margins... Income tax for the highest bracket should probably be around 91%, like it was under Eisenhower.
Healthcare: Single-payer universal...
Social Security: moar
Trade: FAIR TRADE! Repeal NAFTA, etc. and prevent the TPP from becoming law.
Education: No private schools, charter schools, or home schools allowed across the board except for when the children are *special*. Increase funding for education exponentially.
Balanced Budget Amendment: Depends. On stuff.


Foreign Policy and National Security
Afghanistan: Bombs kill people but not ideas, while diplomacy kills ideas but not people. Conclusion: kill the ideas, not the people.
Iraq: See above.
Iran: See above.
Syria: See above.
Cuba: No embargoes/sanctions whatsoever.
Military Spending: Less money, but the money that still goes to the military should be spent more effectively (e.g. on new technologies).
PATRIOT Act: #no
NSA Spying: Unless the government has actual evidence that the person being spied on is a threat.
Palestine: Recognize with foreign aid.
Israel: Support.
Immigration: Increase. Citizenship should be easy for illegals to get.

Environment:
Climate Change: Second biggest focus there is (behind curing disease).
Green Energy: Green only.
Keystone XL Pipeline: Naw man u rachit.

Electoral Reform
Electoral College: Adios
Gerrymandering: Abolish all government districts and go to the party-list PR with a single chamber of 1000 or so...
Term limits: Not even for prez.
Voter ID: = Voter suppression
Compulsory Voting: No
Voter Registration: Like Australia
Statehood: DC & PR & anyone else who wants to join

*note euthanasia shouldn't actually be compulsory (for the time being)
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