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« Reply #1250 on: August 20, 2017, 05:19:02 pm »

Did this before but let's see what has changed. I borrowed from Scott I guess?

Ideology
Social: Libertarian-ish
Economic: Conservative/Libertarian
Foreign Policy: Libertarian
Political Registration: Republican

Social Policy
Abortion: Pro-life except for when the mother's life is at risk.

Same-Sex Marriage: Government shouldn't be involved in marriage. Let consenting adults decide who they want to be involved with.

Conversion Therapy: If it's run by the private sector, I don't care.

Transgender Issues: Unsure.

Drugs: All drugs should be legal

Death Penalty: The state does not have the right to execute someone

Gun Control: No bans on guns. I am open to having gun licences for people once they are 18 and 21, but no registration of guns or bans on what weapons one can hold


Affirmative Action: Opposed to but there is room for some of the policies.

Prostitution: Legal

Euthanasia: Legal

Immigration: Open borders once the welfare state is abolished.

Police Issues/Black Lives Matter: Police brutality should have heavy repercussions. Body cameras should be implemented. Individuals should have the right to defend themselves against the police force.

Free Speech/Political Correctness: PC sucks.

School Prayer: Schools have a moment of silence for this. That's all that's needed.

Muslim Ban: Muslim bans are illegal but banning refugees from Muslim countries is not the same thing

PATRIOT ACT/NSA Spying: Abolish the NSA and the Patriot Act

TSA: Abolish

Economic Issues
Minimum Wage: Abolish

Welfare: Abolish and replace with UBI (Don't really agree with but meh)

Social Security: Privatize

Healthcare: Abolish Obamacare.

Globalization/Trade: Support free trade but oppose deals like NAFTA.

Deficit/Debt: Cut spending and stop borrowing.

Campaign Finance Reform: No need for reform besides removing restrictions.

Unions: Unions are cancer

Energy: Private sector

Job Creation: private sector

Education: Private sector

Taxes: Flat tax of 14%. Everyone making under 100k does not pay it.

Foreign Policy
Only go to war as last resort. Sanctions are an act of war. Foreign aid is unconstitutional. Get rid of bases in other countries.
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« Reply #1251 on: August 23, 2017, 01:13:15 am »

Social Policy
Abortion: It depends, but its solely the mother's decision

Same-Sex Marriage: Support it and the government should stay out of it

Transgender Issues: No opinion

Drugs: Some should be illegal, some legal

Gun control: Guns should never be banned, but I support background checks

Immigration: Close borders if country gets overpopulated

Economic Issues
Minimum Wage: Raise it a liitle bit

Welfare: Keep some in place

Social Security: Privatize

Trade: Support Free Trade

Deficit/Debt: Cut the deficit, lower the debt

Energy: Privatize

Job Creation: Privatize

Education: Privatize

Taxes: In my opinion, taxes to the federal government are unnecessary we should abolish taxes. but if we must have taxes then I support lowering them.

Foreign Policy
We should be isolationist and pull U.S troops out of Korea, the Middle East and wherever else they are stationed at. We should stay out of foreign affairs and attack, if attacked first






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« Reply #1252 on: August 28, 2017, 06:16:42 pm »

Ideology

Social:  Libertarianish
Economic:  Conservative/Libertarian

Issues

Social Issues

Abortion:  Legal until First Trimester

SSM:  100% Support

Transgender Issues:  Leave the Bathroom issue to the states,  personally I'd allow them to go into bathroom they Identify as.   

Marijuana:  Full Legalization

Death Penalty:  Neutral

Euthanasia:  Support

Gun Control:  Background Checks, no need for automatic weaponry, oppose Assault Weapon bans, oppose National Gun Registry.

Affirmative Action:  Oppose

Immigration:  Support legal immigration, we need tighter border security (no wall), support Pathway to Citizenship, Support Ban on Immigration/Travel from violent Nations/Regions.

Refugees:  Support bringing in Syrian Refugees after vetting.

Prostitution:  Full Legalization

Patriot Act/Government Surveillance:  Fully Oppose, fighting terrorism does not require infringing upon right to privacy. 

Free Speech/PC:  Oppose "Hate Speech" laws, but if you're a racist, sexist, etc.,  you're going to get rightfully called out for it.


Economic Issues

Minimum Wage:  Increase National Minimum Wage to $9.25, consider incremental increases from 9.25 to adjust for Inflation.

Taxes:  Change to 4 Brackets, 7.5%, 12.5%, 20%, 35%.  Corporate Tax Rate to 22.5%.  Eliminate loopholes and deductions for Corporations and Millionaires/Billionaires. 

Trade:  Pro-Free Trade but focus on mainly Bilateral Trade Agreements.

Welfare State:  "Thou Shalt not Repeal"

Healthcare:  Status Quo

Unions/RTW:  Workers have a right to choose whether or not to join a Union, but Unions should not be curtailed.

Regulation/Environment:  Global Warming is real, Green Energy companies should remain private.  Minimal Emission Regulation.

Corporate Bailouts:  No

Education:  Allow School Vouchers, repeal Common Core and return Standards/Curriculum to States.


Foreign Policy/Misc.

Every Damn War we're in:  Just get out before we ruin things even more than we already have.

Iran:  Diplomacy before war.

Israel:  Cut off all "aid" and cease being an ally.

NATO:  Support, make allies pay fair share.

Russia:  Attempt to improve relations.

Term Limits:  The people are the term limit.

Gerrymandering:  Non Partisan Commission draws districts.

Early/Absentee Voting:  Support

Voter ID:  Lean Support, though there are clearly electoral motives behind Voter ID Laws.

Public Financing:  Support, and any party/candidate that is able to get on ballot in all 50 states should receive Public Funding and be allowed into the Debates.

Electoral College:  Lean Support, proportional system would be better.

Voting Age:  18

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« Reply #1253 on: August 28, 2017, 09:44:52 pm »


Russia:
- I have changed my views on Russia recently. We need to continue an increase in sanctions and to continue opposing Putin's lack of respect for human rights in his country and abroad.
- Our policy in the Middle East when it comes to Russia needs to be more aggressive in diplomatic terms. We need to weaken it's influence as it has its fingers deep in Assad's Syria and in Iran. Russia emboldens Iran by continuously selling it high grade weapons and by ignoring Iran's sponsorship of terrorism. 

- In regards to Russia's European expansionist policies, I think its clear we need to put our foot down and increase pressure and sanctions on them. Russia was threatening out diplomats last year and we had no response except to ask them to halt their harassment. Extremely pathetic response.  
- Russia respects power confidence more then anything else and they have not seen any of that under Pres. Obama, and this has not gotten better under Pres. Trump.



Changed my Russia policy.

And also have my views on Latin America policy here:

Latin America:
- The United States should seek stronger relations with allies such as Colombia and Argentina. I think these two countries have the potential to be the long-term leaders of democracy and influence in that region. I think they will be important assets in stabilizing the region and opposing autocratic dictatorships in the region.
- I am a staunch opponent of the Castro Regime in Cuba and support restoring the embargo fully. We need to demand the release of all political prisoners in Cuba. I believe one day Cuba will be free and democratic, but until that day I oppose any relations w/ Cuba.
- I am also a fierce opponent of Bolivarian Socialism and Peronism. Two political plagues that need to never return.
- I am especially active in opposing the disgusting Maduro Regime in Venezuela. The United States must continue to put pressure on the Regime and continue placing sanctions on the regime. We should support those in the opposition who are fighting against the regime. Democracy must be restored in Venezuela. OAS has been doing better at playing a productive role in opposing the Maduro Regime, but it still needs to do more and the U.S. can play a positive role in encouraging them to do so.
- I'm also not a fan of Evo Morales of Bolivia who reminds me of Moe from the Three Stooges. He's more of a nuisance than anything else, though. Just wanted to state my dislike for him.
- President Macri of Argentina wants to implement a Marshall Plan for Argentina to help rebuild the economy and to restore infrastructure. I support this move. So much so that I want a multi-country coalition to commit to a Latin America-wide Marshall Plan. Preferably would like the U.S., Colombia and Argentina to lead the way on this.
- In regards to Mexico, I believe we need to maintain relations, obviously. Same goes for the Central American countries, but the illegal immigration problem needs to be addressed. I think it can be best addressed by tackling the drug cartel problem. The illegal immigration issue will not go away with a strong alliance (much stronger than it currently is) with Mexico on defeating the cartels. There is too much to go into in regards to details and requests, but overall we need to have a relationship w/ Mexico based on common goals related to international and geopolitical concerns not just on separate domestic concerns.
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« Reply #1254 on: August 30, 2017, 06:48:36 pm »

Social Issues

I'm basically as far to the left as someone can be when it comes to social issues, although I personally believe abortion is wrong. I'm pro-choice, 100% pro SSM and LGBT rights, believe in marijuana legalization (harder drugs should be decriminalized, but not legalized), I strongly believe in the separation of church and state and  a secular federal government. I'm not sure if gun control and immigration are typically considered social issues, but I consider them to be social issues so I'll cover them here. On immigration, I believe our legal immigration system should be drastically simplified, I believe in a pathway to citizenship for Illegals who have not committed violent crimes while here. felon illegals should be deported. I don't support "The Wall", but I do support securing the current border and hiring more border control agents if necessary. as for gun control, I am generally very pro-2A, but do favor universal background checks and making it as hard as is humanly possible for mentally unstable people to purchase guns.


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« Reply #1255 on: August 31, 2017, 12:08:18 pm »

Social: Libertarian
Economic: Centre Left
Foreign: Paleoconservatism
Registration: None

Social

Abortion/Reproductive Rights: For Abortion in cases of Rape, Incest, or other forms of forced sex/rape, should be much easier to get in the earlier stages. Opposition to individual control of abortion by states, should be decided by federal government as a whole. Individual states can tweak that here and there if they want however. However Late termination of Pregnancy around the third trimester i believe should have some sort of ban or made harder to do to the more developed and aware fetus and a nervous system which a important sign of that fetus being able to feel pain. I'm in favor of Planned Parenthood and but don't support repealing Hyde act. Instead support strengthening of already existing options for federal funds for the mother in the amendment itself. Moderate/Average Pro-Choice but not really a important issue


Death Penalty: Against the death penalty uniformly even in cases of murder and terrorism (which should be dealt with life and prison and depending on the severity some forms of torture like isolation from light) and believe life's should not be killed because that person killed other. Support rehabilitation for some criminals but i agree that it does not work for every one. Support leaner sentences for non murder/rape/incest or any other crimes which involved another person. Generally Liberal/Far-Left. Issue (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 5)


Religious Freedom: Support everyone's right to believe what they want to believe. They should not be forced to do something that goes against there believes and should not be forced to bake a cake for gay couples even if the religious clause is a lie by the Federal or State Government. Libertarian (On a Scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 4)

 
Drug Legalization: Support Marijuana legalization in all 50 states which can be done by the states or as a act by the federal government and all drugs which have been studied and shown to not lead to death should be legalized to the public over the age of 21 and should be classified in the same category as alcohol. These all should be Legalized, Taxed, and extremely regulated. It can be up to the states on how they want to enact Legalization, Taxation, and Regulation and on what drugs can be legalized which can be done through popular referendums. Also End the Drug War!(Not neocon hack). Standard Liberal Position. (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 7)


Guns: Support the second amendment strongly and people have the right to bear arms from a potential tyrannical government but can support minimal gun background checks and education on guns laws. Standard Moderate (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 6)


Euthanasia: Support the Right to Suicide if they can perform rational thought and conversation and understand what they will do. Support some kind of agreement between person performing Euthanasia and his/her family or spouse in which 1 or more close people to that people have to agree to the act to perform the act of euthanasia. Libertarian. (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 4)


Transgender Issues: I personal believe there are/should only be two genders (minus of course intersex which is genetic). But i will respect someone else's decision if they were Transgender. Bathroom issue, the Government should not have the power to force this and should be up to the local and state levels and the actual businesses itself. This whole issue is dumb and a third bathroom with both urinals and stalls for them would solve this. Libertarian (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 3)


Sex Education: Support Middle School and High School sex education and promotion of the use of forms of sexual protection education. Don't think this should be left or right issue so i will say "Standard Position". (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 6)


Education: Support school choice and abolish common core. Parents should have the option to have a wide variety of options of schools to go to, both public and private. Common core requirements are uncalled for and should be up to the schools themselves on how to evaluate a student. Libertarian/Center Right (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 5)



Affirmative Action: Against it. Just a way of reverse racism and hurts minority students more Should be banned and lost to history. Right Wing. (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 4).


Judges: Judges should follow the Constitution as it was. Center Right to Moderate (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 5).


Economic/Spending

Taxes: I favor a form of progressive taxation. Create a 45.5% tax bracket for those making over 5 Million annually, 40.5% tax on those making 2-10 million annually, 30-35.5% tax bracket for those making 750,000 to 2 million, a 30% tax for those making 250,000 to 750,000, 25% for those making 100,000 to 250,000, 15% for those making $50,000 to $100,000 and a 5% tax for those under that. Raise on other Tax rates including Estate tax rates of 55% over a million and 44.5% over 500,000. Also support lowering of tax rates including a nationwide lowering of the sales and also of the property tax. Against offshore safe havens and we should limit loopholes through this.
Standard Progressive. (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 8 ).



Trade: Support Protectionism when it comes to trade. Against TPP and favor a rewriting of NAFTA and support of Fair Trade. Standard Liberal/Paleoconservative/Old Right.  (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 7).


Social Security/Medicare: Supports both and slight lowering of the retirement age from 67 to 64 Standard Progressive  (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 6).


Budgets: Support a negotiated Balanced budgets amendment. Centrist.  (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 2)


Defense Spending: Lower it massively. Military spending makes up 54% of the discretionary budget which is massively too high for a country not at threat with war. Should be cut by 45-65% and used for (and when you start to say "How you paying for the damn programs ya commie") domestic programs at home. Very Liberal/Paleocon/Libertarian.  (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 8 ) .


Minimum Wage: Should be raised nationally to 11.50-12.50$ per hour however it should be tied to inflation so as the price of living increases so does the wage. The 11.50$ per hour can be made both higher or lower depending on a states cost of living. Center Left (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 6).


Labor Unions: Support Labor Unions in both Private and Public Sectors. Can negotiate with Company owners for worker issues and should be strengthen. Progressive  (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 7)


Financial Regulation: Support Rein-station of Dodd-Frank plus much more regulation on wall street and national/multi national corporations stationed in the US and should be held to account as any other company and should be checked for potential illegal action. In case of future recessions there should be no bailing out of these company's. Also i support lower regulations of smaller business however. Progressive (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 9).

Foreign Policy

Russia/NATO: I support Russia in its standoff with NATO as NATO has increasingly expanded to its borders. I support the annexation of Crimea, there actions in Georgia, and also a Russian backed recognized state in Donbass to end the war there. There should be less tensions with Russia and we should loosen up sanctions on them. I also support NATO existence as a defensive organization however should stop its aggressive path towards Russia. Anti-War/Pro-Russian  (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 6)


Radical Islam: Oppose Radical Islam on all counts. We should work with allies in the Middle East to oppose it and defeat it like the kurds. We should also work with Assad's Syria and Russia to defeat ISIS. Oppose Trumps Travel Ban as it does more Harm then good and most terrorists that have attacked in America were not from those 7 country but from the Gulf and Pakistan. We should also distance ourselves from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and the oOther Gulf states and recognize them for who they are at exporting Radical/Wahhabi Islam around the World. Standard Liberal  (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 8 )


Israel: I Support Israels Right to Exist and sympathizes with them more then the Palestinians. However we much support a Two State Solution and stop always being on Israels Side. We must force them to make Concessions and in the end hopefully form a Israel and a Palestine. If Israel doesn't agree we can tell Israel that the US will give up there UN vote in UN Resolutions. Standard Liberal (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 6)


Immigration: Support a very tough border. Don't agree with a wall as immigrants will just find a way around it and would be a waste of tax payers dollars. For the Millions of Illegals already here, i think it is too time consuming to try to deport all and instead find a way to Citizenship. I also agree that the US should fight the root problem which is crime in Mexico and Central America to try to stop the massive Illegal Immigration. The Illegals should also be barred from Welfare and Government functions.
I support around 5,000 middle eastern refugees to be able to live in the US however they should be brutally checked and made sure they don't have terrorist motives and are actual refugees. I support out of these 5,000 that they be representative of the Religion of there Country. For instance, for every 100 Syrian Muslim Refugees there is 10 Syrian Christian Refugees to represent the 90-10 Muslim Christian Percentage in Syria. Right Wing to Center Right/Paleoconservative. (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 6).

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« Reply #1256 on: August 31, 2017, 12:08:50 pm »

Healthcare



ObamaCare: Support it however i think it goes to little and we should push for a much more reasonable Single Payer with some competition or Choice System. Or a multi payer system within a universal healthcare program. However i have a feeling that America will end up having a expanded Obamacare with more broad coverage. Standard center left  (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 7)


Drug patents: Should take around 10 years but beside that, dont have much to say. Hopefully neither left or right.  (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 2)



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Gerrymandering: We should end this sh**t. Nonpartisan? (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 6)


Electoral College: I support it however also support a clause in which when no one reaches 270, the one with the most Electoral Votes wins instead of it going to the House and Senate. Also support proportional representation of electoral votes. For example: Candidate A wins Montana 55%-44%. He receives 2 of its electoral votes while the other candidate wins the 1. Moderate  (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 5)


Campaign Finance Reform: There should be no large donations from large donors of at least $5,000. Regulate any loop holes to this. Support a progressive grassroots small donation or self financing style way of financing Campaigns. Progressive. (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 9).


Freedom of Speech: Support it always except in cases of endangerment and those listed in the first amendment. Neither Left or Right. True American Position.


Term Limits: There should be Term Limits for the House and Senate. Liberal


Iran: Supports the Iran Deal and we should end some sanctions on Iran. We should continue to watch there Nuclear Program and should act more friendly to them. Moderate (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 5) .



Climate Change: Its real and no matter if its man made or not, we should take drastic measures to fix it. Progressive (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 5).


EPA: Strongly Support and we should continue to protect the environment and produce clean air and water and protection of national parks and non existing national parks. Environmentalist/Hopefully neither left or right. (On a scale of 1 to 10 on importance: 7)
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« Reply #1257 on: August 31, 2017, 12:09:33 pm »

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Some adjustments from the last time i listed these
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« Reply #1258 on: September 11, 2017, 09:03:15 am »

Ideology: Moderate Conservative

Abortion: Pro Life with the normal exceptions

Climate Change: Is real.

Same-Sex Marriage: I believe it is a settled issue.

Drugs: Support marijuana legalization

Death Penalty: Strongly Support

Euthanasia: Oppose

Gun Control: Strongly pro-gun rights

Affirmative Action: Strongly oppose

Political correctness: Not a fan.

Immigration: Secure the border. Know who we are letting in. Supports DACA and would support DREAM Act

Muslim Ban: Would support a travel ban from high-risk countries

Minimum Wage: Support an increase. Not $15 though

Energy: All of the above, including coal.

War/Foreign: Lean hawk. We should make sure we are the strongest country in the world but I do not support regime change or nation building.
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« Reply #1259 on: September 11, 2017, 05:06:12 pm »

Ideology: Moderate Conservative

Abortion: Pro Life with the normal exceptions

Climate Change: Is real.

Same-Sex Marriage: I believe it is a settled issue.

Drugs: Support marijuana legalization

Death Penalty: Strongly Support

Euthanasia: Oppose

Gun Control: Strongly pro-gun rights

Affirmative Action: Strongly oppose

Political correctness: Not a fan.

Immigration: Secure the border. Know who we are letting in. Supports DACA and would support DREAM Act

Muslim Ban: Would support a travel ban from high-risk countries

Minimum Wage: Support an increase. Not $15 though

Energy: All of the above, including coal.

War/Foreign: Lean hawk. We should make sure we are the strongest country in the world but I do not support regime change or nation building.


I must say, I wasn't expecting someone with a blue Alabama avatar to be this reasonable.
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« Reply #1260 on: September 11, 2017, 10:22:39 pm »

Ideology: Moderate Conservative

Abortion: Pro Life with the normal exceptions

Climate Change: Is real.

Same-Sex Marriage: I believe it is a settled issue.

Drugs: Support marijuana legalization

Death Penalty: Strongly Support

Euthanasia: Oppose

Gun Control: Strongly pro-gun rights

Affirmative Action: Strongly oppose

Political correctness: Not a fan.

Immigration: Secure the border. Know who we are letting in. Supports DACA and would support DREAM Act

Muslim Ban: Would support a travel ban from high-risk countries

Minimum Wage: Support an increase. Not $15 though

Energy: All of the above, including coal.

War/Foreign: Lean hawk. We should make sure we are the strongest country in the world but I do not support regime change or nation building.


Interesting. What about healthcare, income taxes, a federal sales tax, NASA, and welfare? Those are the main issues I see you left out.
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« Reply #1261 on: September 20, 2017, 06:44:13 pm »

I'm going to add to mine another issue that I've been having a change of heart on.  Gambling.  I don't want to ban it altogether, but regulate the sht out of it.  18+ only, inspect the casinos, discourage online video poker (you can't really ban it and I don't like the government regulating the internet unless absolutely necessary), no state lotteries.

I know, I know, "but it's my money i do what i want with it!!!", nanny states suck, etc.  And if you're vacationing with your SO in Vegas it's a fun thing to do for maybe an hour or two.  But that's it.  Routine gambling is quite probably the worst way to try to make money, yet arguably the most enticing.  How can one reasonably look at a poor Joe spending half his paycheck on video slot machines (LOL) as anything other than the victim of a scam?

I don't care if you smoke.  I don't care if you drink.  But addiction to anything is harmful and should be called for what it is.  (And no, I am not trying to stigmatize addicts.  Addiction is very common in both sides of my family.)

And yes, I changed my mind on this from watching the new Adam Ruins Everything episode.
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« Reply #1262 on: September 21, 2017, 11:34:40 pm »

Ideology: Populist Left-libertarian

Abortion: Up to 1st trimester only

Climate Change: Is real.

Same-Sex Marriage: Support. The government shouldn't be involved in marriage.

Drugs: I support legalization of recreational marijuana, magic mushrooms; decriminalize all others (except for krokodil and fentanyl/other highly

Death Penalty: Oppose except for those convicted of genocide, war crimes, and mass murder

Euthanasia: I don't agree with it and think it should be legal only for completely aware people with absolutely no chance of survival.

Gun Control: I support the 2nd amendment and some background checks. No bans.

Affirmative Action: Oppose

Political correctness: Don't agree with it. It's your right to free speech, so you can be as politically correct or incorrect as you want.

Immigration: Pathway to citizenship for DREAMers and long-term illegals.

Muslim Ban: It's not the worst thing in the world but I wouldn't implement it if I was POTUS.

Minimum Wage: Increase $12 minimum, higher in some states

Universal Basic Income: Decently good idea, but I'd prefer other options first

Energy: Support hydroelectric, geothermal as priorities, wind somewhat and nuclear/fossil fuels/coal as a last resort.

War/Foreign: Non interventionist

Healthcare: Support a universal plan

Trade: Support fair trading policies and prevention of outsourcing.
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« Reply #1263 on: September 22, 2017, 12:00:16 pm »

Ideology: Very Conservative

Abortion: Believe it should only be allowed in cases of rape, incest, and risk to the mother's life. Life begins at conception!

Climate change: Is real, but I don't like much of the alarmist rhetoric surrounding the issue. Climate models are notorious for over-estimating the actual increases in global temperatures. The transition to green energy should be market-led.

Same-Sex Marriage
: Don't support. The government has no right to redefine such a fundamental societal institution for the sake of "inclusivity". I however, understand that the nation-wide legalization of SSM will almost certainly never be reversed.

Religious Liberty: Businesses should be able to deny service to people asking them to engage in behavior that runs contrary to the owner's religious beliefs. You can't force a private establishment to take your money. Capitalism requires a VOLUNTARY exchange on both sides.

Drugs: I support medical marijuana, but not recreational, and don't believe in decriminalizing or legalizing hard drugs.

Death Penalty: Should be an option for the most serious crimes. Some people have simply forfeited their right to life with their incredibly heinous actions.

Euthanasia: Generally opposed, doctors are supposed to save people. However, in cases where there is absolutely no chance of survival, that option should be given to the patients and their families.

Gun Control: Very supportive of the 2nd amendment. No bans on assault weapons, certain magazine capacities, or silencers. Support basic background checks to ensure mental stability of the buyer.

Affirmative Action: A racist policy that should not be allowed. Setting lower standards for minorities does not help them!

Political Correctness: People should be allowed to say what they want, when they want, as long as it does not DIRECTLY cause harm to others (none of that, "You attacked my identity" nonsense)

Immigration: Very supportive of legal immigration. People should be able to come here, assimilate, and build a life for themselves, but it has to be done legally. No amnesty for illegal immigrants, and the wall should be built.

Trade: Very libertarian in this area. Free trade makes nations involved better off. Cheaper goods lead to increases in purchasing power for everyone, especially for the poorest in society. No tariffs, quotas, or other impediments to trade.

Minimum wage: Government should not interfere into the private agreements between the buyers and sellers of labor (businesses and workers) as to what wages should be. Free markets naturally increase wages as productivity increases and companies compete for workers. Minimum wages force lower skilled workers out of the workforce by making them less valuable to companies.

Universal basic income: Strongly opposed. We don't need another entitlement.

Energy: No subsidies for any energy companies, whatsoever (be they oil or green energy).I favor an "All of the above" approach to energy. The sources that provide the best, cheapest, and most efficient energy to consumers will come out on top.

Foreign Policy: I believe in peace through strength, but not nation-building. We should defend our interests wherever they're threatened but not look for ways to start new wars.

Israel: We have a moral obligation to ally with and defend the only true bastion for freedom and equality in the Middle East.

Healthcare: I support a free market approach to healthcare. Increased competition will lower prices and increase access to care for everyone in society. Single payer drastically increases demand for healthcare while doing nothing to increase its supply, leading to shortages and inefficiencies.


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« Reply #1264 on: September 22, 2017, 03:45:18 pm »

Muslim Ban: "I'm Donald Trump, and I don't approve this Constitution message.

Presidents have the exectutive power to ban immigration from any country.

Reagan did it. Bush did it. Clinton did it. Dubya did it. Obama did it.

All members of the Supreme Court voted for it, but suddenly it's unconstitutional because you say so?
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« Reply #1265 on: September 26, 2017, 09:52:31 pm »

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Social: Civil libertarian
Economic: Center left
Foreign Policy: Non-interventionist
Political Registration: Democratic in GA

Social Policy
Abortion: Unilaterally pro-choice. A woman has the right to do what she desires with her own body. I oppose the Hyde Amendment, mandatory waiting periods, and "crisis pregnancy centers," which we should call what they are: fake abortion clinics. More real abortion clinics must be opened and sex education must be proliferated in order to protect the welfare of women.

Same-Sex Marriage: Strongly support. I believe that two consenting adults should have the right to marry no matter who they are, and even if I didn't it's settled law.

Conversion Therapy: Strongly opposed. The practice is pseudoscientific and dangerous and should be unilaterally banned from the United States.

Transgender Issues: Support the transgender community. "Religious freedom" laws are trash- there is no reason why transgender people should be unable to use the bathrooms of their choosing. Federal hate crime legislation should be expanded to include gender identity. Transgender people should obviously be allowed to serve in the military.

Church and State: Should be completely separate, as the Constitution says. No new religious references should be added within governmental institutions. Tax exemptions for churches should be abolished.

Stem cell research: Strongly support. Stem cell research saves lives, and is the future of medicine.

GMOs: Strongly support. GMOs are heavily beneficial, and are the only way we can ensure crop survival into the far future. Labels should not be a requirement.

Drugs: For the most part, should be relegated to the states. Marijuana should be legalized for medical use. More focus should be placed on rehabilitation rather than punishment in prisons, and fewer non-violent drug offenders should be incarcerated.

Death Penalty: Oppose. Life in prison without parole is a worse punishment.

Gun Control: Oppose bans on assault weapons and gun registries.  Neutral on magazine/clip limits.  Support concealed carry and oppose constitutional carry.  Support mandatory gun safety features, extensive background checks, and closing the gun show loophole. People on the no-fly list should not be banned from purchasing guns until the no-fly list is refined and fixed. Many minor individual laws should be relegated to states and smaller locales.

Affirmative Action: Oppose. Racial affirmative action is racism. Affirmative action of any other kind is still discrimination.

Prostitution: Should not be banned. Use of contraceptives should be required.

Euthanasia: Neutral. With no other option but eventual death, a patient of sound mind should have the right to end their life, yet in other circumstances or with other options available I am much more hesitant to say that I support the practice.

Immigration: Create a pathway to citizenship for non-violent undocumented immigrants and provide temporary amnesty for working undocumented immigrants. Violent undocumented immigrants should be deported and not accepted back into the country. I oppose the border wall- it would be needlessly costly and a pointless, ineffective endeavor. Immigrants should not be required to assimilate into our culture or learn English, and cultural diversity should be promoted. We should increase the amount of work visas for undocumented immigrants and the permanent immigration process should be expedited exponentially whenever possible.

Police Issues/Black Lives Matter: Support BLM. The police need to be held accountable for their actions just as any other person would be. I support body cameras unless they would be too much of a strain on a budget, in which case they should be implemented at a later time.

Free Speech/Political Correctness: I consider myself a free speech absolutist; the government should not censor speech of any sort. Our modern concept of political correctness is an un-liberal, regressive idea. At the same time, private institutions have the right to restrict events and speakers regarding political ideologies or other topics. Plus, if you say something stupid or hateful, I reserve every right to call you out on it. :Tongue:

School Prayer: Strongly oppose mandatory school prayer. Voluntary prayer is normal and healthy in a religious environment, and should be encouraged; students should be able to express whatever religious opinions they may have, but should not be required to do so.

Muslim Ban: Strongly oppose. Religious litmus tests are fundamentally wrong and violate our commitment to upholding freedom of religion. Immigrants from Islamic countries should be treated just like any other immigrants.

PATRIOT ACT/NSA Spying: Strongly oppose. The PATRIOT Act is a violation of the 4th Amendment and should be repealed. Whistleblower protections should be expanded and warrantless wiretapping should be banned.

Net Neutrality: Strongly support. An absence of net neutrality promotes rampant corporatism and restricts the abilities of small businesses and individuals to raise awareness and do business. A law should be passed unilaterally requiring net neutrality in the United States.


Economic Issues
Minimum Wage: Establish a national minimum wage of $10, set to rise with inflation. Minimum wages should be higher–$15 is not unreasonable–in locales and states that can better support the required extra cost.

Welfare: Support. The welfare state should be expanded in a second War on Poverty. Sick, maternity, and paternity leave should be ensured by the state. Adequate living conditions and food should be the goal for all Americans.

Banking: Break up the big banks and reinstate Glass-Steagall.

Social Security: Should be kept as is for the time being. The Social Security crisis is a myth at the moment.

Healthcare: I support something along the lines of the Wyden-Bennett Act of 2009, with specifics of some provisions changed to accommodate for climatic shifts since the bill was introduced. I'm somewhat skeptical about universal single-payer due to exorbitant costs and the resulting elimination of an entire business sector. Drug prices should be lowered at all costs; the current state of the pharmaceutical industry is unacceptable and a crisis for many Americans. Drug imports from Canada should be allowed, along with imports other regulated countries.

Globalization/Trade: Support globalization and free trade, but only with stringent environmental provisions.  Free trade is a core facet of our global economy and should be encouraged. I strongly support the concept of fair trade, and it should be a long-term goal of trade as a whole. I am against tariffs.

Deficit/Debt: Efficiency should be maximized among all government agencies in order to reduce debt. Unnecessary offices should be eliminated and high-ranking government officials' salaries should be reduced. The military budget should be massively reduced, and transparency should be encouraged. The NSA should be abolished and merged with our other intelligence agencies. Income taxes should be raised on the highest of high income brackets.

Campaign Finance Reform: Transparency should be required among all campaigns. However, I am somewhat neutral on Citizens United- although it is detrimental to the quality of our campaign system, I do consider myself to be a free speech absolutist, and free speech is free speech. People should have the right to contribute to political campaigns. That being said, corporations are not people, and should not be treated as such.

Unions: Strongly support voluntary union membership. Right-to-work laws should be abolished and power should return to the workers.

Energy/The Environment: Strongly support green energy. The government should invest heavily into alternative fuels, implement a national cap-and-trade policy, and incentivize companies with tax breaks. Disposable products containing less than 50% biodegradable material should be banned and replaced. The Dakota Access Pipeline and other major oil pipelines should be halted, and fracking/offshore drilling should be heavily reduced in usage. The end goal should be 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. Anthropogenic climate change is real and the number one threat to human civilization, and should be restrained at all costs. Coal is not coming back, and coal jobs should be phased out in favor of jobs in renewable energy fields. More national monuments, forests, etc. should be created, and many existing national monuments should be transferred to full national parks. The budgets of the EPA, Department of Energy, and Department of the Interior should be drastically increased. Nuclear energy should also be strongly encouraged, as long as reactors meet stringent security guidelines.

Job Creation: Public projects and infrastructure development a la the New Deal are the key here. Our infrastructure is crumbling and massive investment needs to be put into repairing it. As the green energy sector increases, so will jobs in green energy fields.

Education: Abolish Common Core and allow more individuality in curriculums. An ideal, innovative education system should favor true mastery and community building rather than test scores. I support tuition-free public university, heavy reduction of student loans, and universal pre-K. Textbook prices in public universities should be regulated to reduce student loans further. Creationism should be banned in classrooms. School vouchers for religious schools should not be allowed, although limited school choice should be implemented.

Taxes: I support increasing tax rates in the highest brackets and lowering them for the middle and lower class. Sales taxes should be slashed or abolished. Loopholes should be closed as much as possible, and the tax code should be streamlined for ease of understanding. Tax deductions for oil companies should be abolished completely and replaced with tax breaks for alternative energies. Overall, the tax code should be made into a more progressive, streamlined system.
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« Reply #1266 on: September 26, 2017, 09:54:00 pm »



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NATO: Strongly support. NATO is an important council consisting of many of our most powerful allies, and serves to unify us on a global level.

ISIS: Oppose, of course! Humanitarian and financial aid to civilians and to our allies should be the United States' priority when it comes to countering ISIS. Drone strikes cause too much collateral damage and should be scaled back to reduce innocent loss of life in the region. We should not deploy ground troops to fight ISIS or give them the satisfaction of an official declaration of war. Still, radical Islamic terrorist organizations, and none more so than ISIS, should be wiped from the face of the earth.

China: China's government is horrible, rife with human rights violations and environmental failures. Nonetheless, we should keep our relations as friendly as possible and commit to global trade deals with China so they cannot overtake our position in the global economy.

Cuba: Normalize relations as much as possible. Guantánamo Bay should be closed.

Iran: Support the Iran Deal. There should be no regime-change war, but the international community should condemn their rampant human rights violations.

Israel: Neutral. I personally support Israel, being Jewish (although Benjamin Netanyahu is corrupt and dangerous), but I believe that the United States should encourage peace in the region and ultimately work towards a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine.

Syria/Refugees: Admit dozens of thousands of refugees for as long as the crisis continues, to alleviate pressure on Europe and to lift a lamp beside our proverbial golden door for the persecuted people of Syria. A vetting process should be in place, but asylum is a fundamental human right and should not be denied.


Electoral Reform
Electoral College Reform: Strongly support.  Abolish the electoral college and elect the President via direct popular vote.

Gerrymandering: Must be ended. A nonpartisan independent commission should draw all congressional districts based solely on equivalency of population, with no exceptions.

Term limits: Oppose. Elections are the only term limits we need.

Voter ID: Oppose. Voter ID is, in many cases, another excuse for voter suppression.

Primaries: Abolish caucuses and make all primaries open.

Statehood: Allow for referendums in all federal territories that request them, and increase the maximum threshold of the U.S. House of Representatives to ensure representation. Puerto Rico should become a state.

Voting age: Keep the same. People who will be 18 by Election Day should be allowed to vote in primary elections.

Corruption/Lobbying: Institute a five-year ban on politicians becoming lobbyists after they leave office. Foreign lobbyists should be prohibited from fundraising in U.S. elections. Transparency should be promoted in all possible ways, and punishments for political corruption should be stricter. Campaign contributions and tax returns should be available to the public for all candidates.
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« Reply #1267 on: September 29, 2017, 03:54:35 pm »

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Overall, the tax code should be reformed into a more progressive, streamlined system.
I find it strange to end such detailed policy with such vague words. "Reform," "More progressive... system," and "streamlined system" are buzzwords - they could mean almost anything, and so mean nothing.
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« Reply #1268 on: September 29, 2017, 06:40:38 pm »

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Overall, the tax code should be reformed into a more progressive, streamlined system.
I find it strange to end such detailed policy with such vague words. "Reform," "More progressive... system," and "streamlined system" are buzzwords - they could mean almost anything, and so mean nothing.
I was just trying to form a more general statement to encapsulate what I had put forward previously. I would agree that it's quite vague, and not the best worded statement, but it wasn't intended to suggest anything that I hadn't already said in more specific terms.
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« Reply #1269 on: September 30, 2017, 12:44:55 am »

Social Policy
Abortion: Allow on demand at any stage of pregnancy, with no questions asked, no frivolous restrictions placed upon it by state legislatures and completely free of charge.
Drugs: Legalize 'em.
Censorship: No thank you.
Gay Marriage: I'm partial to the 'end marriage and give everybody a civil union' school of thought, but I think the time when that might have been a possibility has largely passed, so I'm obviously in favor of marriage equality and am favorable toward the idea of further re-defining marriage and allowing more people to get in on the action (i.e. legalization of group marriage) in years to come.
Death penalty: No thank you.
Prostitution: Legalize it.
Church and State: Ban religious schools, restrict religion in the public sphere, and tax churches proportional to their income.
Stem cell research: Support (not living in 2003)
PATRIOT Act: Repeal it.
Gun control: Completely opposed, legalize all guns and require gun training courses in schools. Ideally replace the standing army with citizens' militia, same goes for the police force (assuming we're also abolishing most of the criminal code in favor of a more restitution-oriented kind of criminal code, of course) and nationalize the gun industry. Very strongly supportive of "gun culture" and individual self defense.
Assisted suicide: Legalize it.
Gambling: Collectivize the gambling industry and make it a socially productive activity.

Electoral Reform
Term Limits: I oppose term limits in that they're anti-democratic. A better solution is to implement recall provisions for all elected officials, from members of Congress to the President.
Statehood: For whom? Let the territories decide their own fate, err on the side of independence. Ideally redraw all state boundaries along cultural/geographic/economic lines.
Voting Age: 16.
Campaign Finance Reform: Ban all corporate donations, end corporate personhood, limit campaigning to two weeks only, completely cover all campaign expenses out of the public treasury.
Gerrymandering: Adopt proportional representation for the House of Representatives on the D'hondt method, abolish the Senate.
Voter ID: End voter registration, let anyone who can make it to the polls vote.

Economic Issues
Welfare: Universal basic income + National Healthcare + Universal housing program + $21 an hour minimum wage + Right to a Job + National Education
Unions: Should essentially run the economy, very very very supportive, abolish all restrictions on them (Taft-Hartley, Landrum-Griffin, Hatch Act, ect), encourage their growth, ban scabs, require union shops and hiring halls, etc. Collectivize industry and allow unions to manage it wherever industry is collectivized.
Privatization: Make a U-Turn and start collectivizing large industries, with vital sectors divided between state owners and worker owners. Eventually stamp out private enterprise altogether and transform the economy into a worker-owned and managed democratic enterprise. (i.e. socialism)
Environment: something something free mass transit something something universal auto insurance something something national parks
Minimum Wage: $21/hour
Taxation: Land Value Tax pls
Healthcare: NHS style, with the state owning the hospitals and allowing Nurses and Doctors' unions to manage them; the state should also own all drug companies and produce useful drugs for public consumption
Trade: End "free trade," in favor of an industrial policy focused on employing Americans and creating products that are long lasting and cheap. Collectivize factories left here by ungrateful corporations and let workers own and manage them.
Embargo: End it, recognize the Castro government and make amends to build a better relationship in Latin America.
Pork: Ban
Subsidies: Nationalize/collectivize any institution receiving federal dollars
Military: End standing army in favor of citizen militias, end all overseas activity, bring troops home etc

Foreign Policy
War: Only if the US is attacked
Israel-Palestine: Recognize Palestine, ignore Israel
Draft: No, but favorable to the idea of universal national service in non-military settings, provided said service pays union wages to those employed by it (and because that's not likely, the answer is emphatically 'no')
UN: Support, make more democratic and weaken the influence of the Security Council
Nukes: Seek international treaty banning or placing them under UN control
Foreign Aid: Cancel all debt owed to the US and leave them alone
What?  BAN RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS?  You are quite the authoritarian.
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« Reply #1270 on: October 05, 2017, 01:15:39 am »

I am a Libertarian Conservative
Social Issues(very libertarian): legalize drugs, prostitution, gambling, gay adoption.  The federal government shouldn't define marriage as it is not a federal issue.  I also am opposed any censorship, safe spaces, trigger warnings, hate crime laws, and anti-discrimination laws applying to private businesses and private landlords.  Death penalty needs to be reformed and should only be used when there is no doubt of guilt and truly indisputable evidence proving the crime was committed  (basically an official confession or DNA evidence, ect.)  I also oppose gun control.  Also, I oppose NSA spying and strongly believe in the rights of the accused including habeas corpus and freedom from indefinite detention and freedom from unjustly long prison terms.  The only social issue where I am right wing is abortion.  I view and unborn child as a human being that deserves the same rights the government guaranties the born, the right not to be murdered.  To be honest, if you see abortion as an equivalent to murder it isn't socially authoritarian to believe people should be protected from murder.


Economic Issues(conservative): I do not think the government should have a big role in regulating the economy.  Basically, I believe the government should protect customers form fraud, have basic workplace safety standards, standards that food, drugs, and items sold are safe to be consumed, anti-trust laws to prevent monopolies and ensure fair competition, a low, basic minimum wage, some environmental regulations, and basic bank regulations to prevent economic crashes.  That's it.  I think with minimal regulation the economy can function best and people can open up their own businesses.  As long as basic safety regulations exist and monopolies and bank crashes are prevented, the economy will do great.  Also, wages will rise as the economy does better.  As far as taxes go, the tax rate on the wealthy should not be raised and the tax code should be simplified eliminating loopholes.  Gradually, the brackets should be flattened and deductions should be capped to prevent shell games.  The middle class should receive the greatest tax break as extra spending money in the middle class will boost the economy.  Also, the corporate tax rate should be lowered so companies and incentivized not to move overseas.  When a company moves overseas, all assets leaving the country should be taxed.  In terms of spending, it needs to be cut greatly.  Entitlements need to be reformed so they don't go bankrupt and make the country bankrupt along with it.   Cut welfare programs and other wasteful studies.  Get the government out of education.  Medicare needs great reform and should gain the right to negotiate drug prices in order to cut costs for the taxpayer.  Also, we spend more on our military than the next 8 countries combined so we should stop increasing military spending and when we take military action that helps another nation, the nation we helped should reimburse the American taxpayer for the cost spent, including a lump sum for every wounded American soldier and for the family of every killed American soldier.   We must make across-the board-cuts so that we no longer increase the debt by 2030 and we pay back at least $50 billion in principal each year starting in 2035.  Pass a balanced budget constitutional amendment.

This pretty much sums up my views.
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« Reply #1271 on: October 10, 2017, 05:29:02 pm »

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NATO: I think we should renegotiate as it benefits Europe more than it benefits us.

ISIS: ISIS was created as a result of the invasion of Iraq along with disastrous foreign policy since. Thankfully it seems to be getting smaller, but I do support strikes on their bases (not on civilian targets however).

China and Russia: Both are corrupt dictatorships that we need to be allied with. It would be disastrous to have a war with either of them. We should continue trade and build better relations.

Cuba: End all aspects of the embargo and build good relationship.

Israel: I support a two state solution.

Syria/Refugees: "Extreme vetting" as proposed by Trump. Admit a select number (no more than 5–10,000) every year and prioritize families over single men.

Electoral Reform
Electoral College Reform: Abolish it and include the territories in a popular vote.

Gerrymandering: Nothing should be taken into account besides population when drawing districts.

Term limits: Oppose

Voter ID: Oppose, and make all voting by mail.

Primaries: Get rid of the delegates and choose the nominee by a direct popular vote held on one day. Allow anyone to vote in either party's primary.

Statehood: Support D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico as states. Also I think some should be split.

Voting age: Lower to 16

Corruption/Lobbying: Ban all corporate lobbying.
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« Reply #1272 on: October 11, 2017, 06:27:49 pm »

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NATO: I think we should renegotiate as it benefits Europe more than it benefits us.

ISIS: ISIS was created as a result of the invasion of Iraq along with disastrous foreign policy since. Thankfully it seems to be getting smaller, but I do support strikes on their bases (not on civilian targets however).

China and Russia: Both are corrupt dictatorships that we need to be allied with. It would be disastrous to have a war with either of them. We should continue trade and build better relations.

Cuba: End all aspects of the embargo and build good relationship.

Israel: I support a two state solution.

Syria/Refugees: "Extreme vetting" as proposed by Trump. Admit a select number (no more than 5–10,000) every year and prioritize families over single men.

Electoral Reform
Electoral College Reform: Abolish it and include the territories in a popular vote.

Gerrymandering: Nothing should be taken into account besides population when drawing districts.

Term limits: Oppose

Voter ID: Oppose, and make all voting by mail.

Primaries: Get rid of the delegates and choose the nominee by a direct popular vote held on one day. Allow anyone to vote in either party's primary.

Statehood: Support D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico as states. Also I think some should be split.

Voting age: Lower to 16

Corruption/Lobbying: Ban all corporate lobbying.

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« Reply #1274 on: October 30, 2017, 08:18:29 pm »

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Abortion: Allow on demand to the 12th week of pregnancy, allow at any stage if the fetus's or mother's health or life is in damage
Drugs: Evolution of law going into decriminalization of small amounts in a generation if everything will come rightly as planned
Gay Marriage: Uphold Obergefell vs. Hodges
Death penalty: Uphold but for really serious crimes (ex. mass shootings, terrorist attacks etc) and lower the death row inmates waiting time
Prostitution: Mostly decriminalize
Church and State: Uphold First and Fourteenth Amendment
Stem cell research: Neutral
PATRIOT Act: Repeal as violation of Fourth Amendment
Gun control: Implement further control
Assisted suicide: Neutral
Gambling: Allow to run bookmakers, casinos or slot machines stationary and via Internet but impose a sales tax

Electoral Reform
Term Limits: Oppose for everyone holding a elected public office except President and Vice President
Statehood: Oppose for every US-controlled or US-associated territory
Voting Age: 18.
Campaign Finance Reform: Reform going into imposing a donation cap for every federal campaign and governor election (just like salary cap in sports)
Gerrymandering: Reform by districts drawn by independent, non partisan commissions at a federal level
Voter ID: Uphold voter registration

Economic Issues
Welfare: Uphold and further reform Affordable Care Act, impose a real federal minimum wage (7,25$) and further raise it
Minimum Wage: First, impose current minimum wage (7,25$) a federal-wide minimum wage, further raise it
Taxation: Uphold current tax levels (2017) (in US)
Healthcare: Uphold and reform ACA, evolution going into private-run but publicly funded (such as Amtrak) healthcare
Military: Fully professional army with statewide National Guard as paramilitary unit (that is in US, anywhere in the world without NG)

Foreign Policy
War: Only if my country is attacked, but maintain army still in readiness
Israel-Palestine: Two-state solution would be perfect but if not, uphold status quo
Draft: Oppose
UN: Support, further intent to reform Security Council, end the unanimous voting rule, impose a simply majority instead
Nukes: Neutral
Foreign Aid: Impose a value system (give money there where it's needed the most, than to countries where they need less than most, and so on)
« Last Edit: October 30, 2017, 08:21:39 pm by gottsu »Logged

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Economic score: -0.90
Social score: -2.78
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