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« Reply #775 on: December 01, 2012, 06:36:09 pm »

Overall I am a Right-Wing conservative on pretty much all issues

http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/political_map.asp?PS=20&ES=53.5&q1=5&q2=5&q3=2&q4=1&q5=1&q6=2&q7=2&q8=1&q9=2&q10=1&q11=4&q12=2&q13=1&q14=4&q15=5&q16=5&q17=4&q18=1&q19=1&q20=1

but i have some liberal positions on healthcare for example. But everything else is very right-wing especially on immigration and abortion. I am far-right on those issues.
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« Reply #776 on: December 14, 2012, 09:26:14 pm »

This is a pretty significant thread...maybe it should be stickied?
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« Reply #777 on: December 15, 2012, 08:28:31 am »

This is a pretty significant thread...maybe it should be stickied?

i agree with this.
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« Reply #778 on: December 15, 2012, 12:43:21 pm »

This is a pretty significant thread...maybe it should be stickied?

i agree with this.
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« Reply #779 on: December 15, 2012, 09:51:20 pm »

Social: Liberal as all hell. Support Gay Marriage, decriminalization of EVERY drug (it should be considered a national health matter, not a criminal matter, to better address drug problems) and I'm pro-choice all the way. Anti-death penalty. I don't give a crap if he murdered 50 people and peed on their corpses. 50 life sentences will do just fine. If you kill him, you're letting your state theoretically kill someone innocent who was wrongly convicted. You can reverse a life sentence. You can't revive the dead. I'm for immigration reform, pro Affirmative Action, pro Union, and we need to fix education. Pay teachers extra to go to poor towns to better educate school-age kids. Adopt a national standard. Let retired teachers be the only ones to serve on a school board. Also, I support a decent amount of gun regulation.

Economically: Liberal as all hell. Remember before Reagan (who was a crappy President, let's be real here) and we had a top tax rate of 70% under conservatives and 90% under Ike? That was a good idea, people, and the rich were completely fine. Are we goldfish? Can we not remember that? Corporations need RULES (regulations) to keep them from crashing the economy like they did. The conservative in me loves Obamacare (It's personal responsibility in Health Care form) but as a whole I wanna see how it pans out. If it doesn't work, we need a single payer system, but if it's fine, then hey, good for us. I think we can close our deficit by making smart investments in our economy. That's stimulus spending, people. Economic investment. As for spending cuts, let's go ahead and cut our bloated military budget and grow our economy and see where that takes us.

Foreign Policy: Chickendove. Economic sanctions, drones, UN alliances, just please, not another goddamn war.
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« Reply #780 on: December 15, 2012, 10:45:41 pm »
« Edited: January 23, 2013, 12:01:28 am by AkSaber »

Hmm. I won't itemize my views cause I think I could more succinctly summarize them by saying I am a non-interventionist, economically and socially.

I believe it is your right to do to yourself as you see fit. As long as you aren't hurting anyone who didn't ask for it, you have the right to do as you please.

Government's role is to protect us (within the confines of the Constitution) from those who would deprive us of our liberties (criminals and foreign invaders).

Government is also to create habitable conditions for economic prosperity. Basically, the free market is to be undisturbed, and government creates free trade and travel treaties with as many nations as possible.

The U.S. would spread democracy by setting a good example, not by killing everyone who doesn't agree with us.
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« Reply #781 on: December 16, 2012, 12:20:38 am »

Hmm. I won't itemize my views cause I think I could more succinctly summarize them by saying I am a non-interventionist, economically and socially.

I believe it is your right to to to yourself as you see fit. As long as you aren't hurting anyone who didn't ask for it, you have the right to do as you please.

Government's role is to protect us (within the confines of the Constitution) from those who would deprive us of our liberties (criminals and foreign invaders).

Government is also to create habitable conditions for economic prosperity. Basically, the free market is to be undisturbed, and government creates free trade and travel treaties with as many nations as possible.

The U.S. would spread democracy by setting a good example, not by killing everyone who doesn't agree with us.

Sounds like you fit the role of "dovish libertarian"
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« Reply #782 on: December 16, 2012, 08:08:19 am »

Social Policy
Abortion: Pro-choice up to around 22-24 weeks, when brain waves are detected in the higher brain.
Drugs: Legalize most of them and tax. Some restrictions.
Censorship: Bad. Very bad.
Gay marriage: Support marriage being the sole dominion of the church and nationwide civil unions for all.Support nationally legal gay marriage.
Death penalty: Fiscally irresponsible and morally wrong as well.
Prostitution: Legalize it.
Church & state: Keep them pretty far separated, including currency/the pledge and prayer in public schools.
Affirmative action: Oppose it racially-based (kinda pointless), support it economically-based.
Hate crime laws: I really don't get the point of them. People should go to prison, not because of what they thought while they were killing someone, but because they killed someone.
Immigration: Need to simultaneously make it easier for skilled immigrants to come here while cracking down on those who cut in line.
Stem cell research: Fully legal, just not government-funded (that's more a fiscal thing than social, really).
PATRIOT Act: To quote Brian Schweitzer, "I don't want to weaken the PATRIOT Act, I want to repeal it." Fully agree with the ACLU here and in most other areas.
Gun Control: Oppose. Our rights include the right to bear arms.
Assisted suicide: Legalize
Gambling: Legalize

Electoral Reform:
Term limits: Oppose in most cases; I'd prefer looser term limits, maybe 20-30 years.
Statehood: Give it to Puerto Rico and DC if they want it. and treat the combination of American Samoa, Guam, etc. as DC is treated now.
Voting age: Lower to 16
Campaign Finance Reform: Money is speech, but drowning out people's voices is restricting their speech too. Repeal Citizens United.
Voting system: Switch to IRV, abolish the Electoral College.
Gerrymandering: Florida's Fair Districts law should be nationwide.Enshrining 'intent' in law has always struck me as a tremendously bad idea.
Voter ID: Support loose voter ID laws; you have to show something proving you're a real person, whether that's a passport or driver's license or military ID or green card or any other sort of ID, but nothing excessive.

Economic Issues:
Welfare: Put in place significant reforms to ensure it's going to where it can actually help.Replace the current system with a guaranteed minimum income.
Unions: I fully support unions and oppose "union-busting" type stuff.
Privatization: Support in situations where it makes sense (TSA, NASA), oppose in some others (education; education vouchers are an awful idea). I do not see how privatising the TSA or NASA makes sense; if anything, we need to nationalise utilities, resource-extraction, and the like.
Environment: Strongly support the environment; I oppose drilling, in the Gulf and in the ANWR, and I oppose the Keystone pipeline.
Minimum wage: Should probably be steadily increasing at a rate linked to inflation. Abolished with the institution of a guaranteed minimum income.
Taxation: The Fair Tax seems, for lack of a better word, fair.Hell no. Need a clear overhaul.
Healthcare: Oppose Obamacare. A better solution is to allow interstate competition among healthcare providers.single payer
Trade: Free trade in most instances.
Embargo: End the embargoes on Cuba and any other nations we might be embargoing (excluding things like arms).
Pork: Actually can be beneficial in some cases, but needs tighter restraints.
Subsidies: End subsidies of almost everything; let the market work.
Military: Cut military spending severely.

Foreign Policy
War: No wars except in self defense or when we're clearly threatened or when as part of an intergovernmental organisation or helping a movement/group that is legitimately being oppressed and expressly requests US aid. Bring the troops home. Non-interventionism.
Israel-Palestine: Need a swift return to pre-1967 borders, an end to settlements, etc.
Draft: Strongly oppose. 13th Amendment.
UN: The US should work with the UN but shouldn't let it dictate us into wars.
Nukes: We really don't need that many. I'm good with being able to blow up the world 2 or 3 times rather than a few dozen.

Overall: Non-interventionist, moderate capitalist, civil libertarian.

I would not have expected quite this much agreement.
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« Reply #783 on: December 17, 2012, 02:26:28 pm »
« Edited: December 17, 2012, 02:28:10 pm by Hnv1 »

Social Issues - completely Liberal, pro gay marriage, cannabis legalization, extreme pro-choice, and etc. etc.

Fiscally - Left wing, Social-democracy to socialism, Marxist not in the Leninist manner by rather the Karl Kautsky way. progressive taxation (size of pockets = scope of taxes), strong unions, welfare state, and etc etc. In my eyes Scandinavia is the perfect model we need to strive for
Pro subsidized education, universal health care, and regulation of banks    

Security (not foreign policy as I am Israeli)
- 2 states solutions around 67 borders. Whilst taking down most of those abominations called settlements, no Palestinian right of return but with reasonable reimbursement for refugees.
Complete separation of church and state in Israel, and wide-scale reform in the IDF are crucial goals in my eyes      

miscellaneous: I don't think we have the right to bear arms, and environmental-friendly policies are a must.
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« Reply #784 on: December 17, 2012, 04:36:01 pm »

How would we go about getting this thread stickied?  PM the mods?
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« Reply #785 on: December 17, 2012, 11:31:00 pm »

Done by popular request
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« Reply #786 on: December 18, 2012, 09:52:16 am »
« Edited: December 18, 2012, 09:53:47 am by TNF »

Social Policy
Abortion: Pro-choice.
Drugs: End the War on Drugs, legalize Cannabis, and adopt harm reduction strategies to combat drug abuse.
Censorship: The FCC should stick to regulating ownership of media, not media content.
Gay marriage: Support legal equality for gay Americans.
Death penalty: End use of the death penalty.
Prostitution: Safe, legal, and regulated. License prostitutes and require regular checkups and the wearing of condoms by those who frequent prostitutes.
Church & state: Status quo.
Affirmative action: Ban outright. Racial preference policies are racist, but they are not the only form of Affirmative Action that should be banned -- legacy preferences for the rich should also be completely banned.
Hate crime laws: Status quo.
Immigration: One-time only path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country and the adoption of a skills-based, points system for future immigrants. Tighten border security and shut down businesses that knowingly hire illegal immigrants, as well as massively fine individuals that do so.
Stem cell research: Status quo. (Is this really even an issue anymore?)
PATRIOT Act: Repeal the PATRIOT Act, as well as the indefinite detention provision of the NDAA.
Gun Control: It should be as hard to get a gun as it is to get a car. I.E. not extremely difficult, but you should have to jump through enough hoops that most people who get them are proven to be of sound mind and know how to use a gun.
Assisted suicide: Allow it provided the person in question is not pressured into doing it.
Gambling: Mixed. Allow legal gambling, but keep it highly regulated.

Electoral Reform:
Term limits: Repeal the 22nd Amendment, but end lifetime tenure for federal judges, replacing it with a single, nonrenewable twenty year term.
Statehood: Admit Puerto Rico as a state.
Voting age: Lower to 16.
Campaign Finance Reform: Amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United. Ban paid political advertising, period.
Voting system: Abolish the Electoral College, elect the President via IRV. Elect the House by proportional representation.
Gerrymandering: End gerrymandering by electing the House by proportional representation.
Voter ID: Ban Voter ID requirements. Automatically register everyone aged sixteen and up to vote and conduct most elections by mail.

Economic Issues:
Welfare: Repeal Clinton's welfare reform bill.
Unions: Repeal Taft-Hartley, Landrum-Griffin, the Hatch Act, and all so-called "right-to-work" laws. Enact the Employee Free Choice Act asap.
Privatization: Do the opposite in most cases. Nationalize utilities and the energy industry, as well as establish a national banking system (basically the Fed on steroids), nationalize the Ivy League and establish federal standards for education (as well as fund all education from pre-K to Grad School) based on merit, not ability to pay.
Environment: Balance with economic concerns. I'm a conservationist, not an environmentalist.
Minimum wage: Should always be half the median national wage, and indexed to wage growth.
Taxation: Establish a more progressive tax scheme and implement a VAT.
Healthcare: Medicare-for-All encompassing all kinds of health care (dental, mental, etc) and covering the costs of all prescription drugs.
Trade: Establish a system of "social tariffs" that tax companies that make products overseas, and establish a VAT to protect American manufacturing. Renegotiate existing "Free Trade" agreements and work to develop a fairer set of laws governing trade at the WTO.
Embargo: Bring Cuba back into the global community by ending our trade embargo there. Keep current arms embargoes on hostile states, however.
Pork: Status quo.
Subsidies: Case-by-case basis. Eliminate farm subsidies and put the money that was going in that direction towards the production of in vitro foodstuffs. Aid manufacturing where possible and end subsidies that are counterproductive, such as the wage subsidy that is the EITC (which encourages low wage employment).
Military: Reduce overall military spending to pre-War on Terror levels and significantly cut ground forces (especially the Marines, because why have two ground armies in the form of the Army and the Marines) and automate as much as possible (replace pretty much all fighter pilots with drones), establish a United States Space Forces and a United States Cyberwarfare Force to deal with future threats, and ramp up research and development in Space fighting and Cyber war technology to help us gain an edge over the competition.

Foreign Policy
War: War should be undertaken only when the United States or one of its allies are directly attacked or when a violation of international law (such as an aggressive action by a state against another, or genocide) takes place. I am completely opposed to the idea of pre-emptive war.
Israel-Palestine: Support Palestinian statehood and treating Israel the same way we would treat any other ally.
Draft: No draft now but require draft registration for males and females.
UN: The UN is a tool for peace and progress in the world and the US should remain a vital player at the United Nations, and pay back the dues we owe the organization that the isolationists in Congress decided not to pay in the 1990s.
Nukes: New START was a step-forward, but we need to make further cuts in our nuclear arsenal provided that Russia does the same. Probably somewhere around 150-300 nuclear weapons is enough to serve as a deterrent.  

Overall: Socially progressive, economic liberal, foreign policy realist.
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« Reply #787 on: December 18, 2012, 08:27:30 pm »

Electoral Reform:
Term limits: Repeal the 22nd Amendment, but end lifetime tenure for federal judges, replacing it with a single, nonrenewable twenty year term. How would either affect the current political landscape?
Statehood: Admit Puerto Rico as a state.
Voting age: Lower to 16. Interesting. Why? I've never seen anyone argue this position...
Campaign Finance Reform: Amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United. Ban paid political advertising, period.
Voting system: Abolish the Electoral College, elect the President via IRV. Elect the House by proportional representation. ...bue we'll still get the drama of election night, glued to our TVs, right? xD
Gerrymandering: End gerrymandering by electing the House by proportional representation. I love you right now. Gerrymandering can DIE
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« Reply #788 on: December 19, 2012, 05:04:23 pm »

Social Issues: Mostly Libertarian
Abortion: Completely pro-life, with life of the mother exception.
Gay-marriage: Support it, but the best idea is for the government to not be involved in marriage at all, because it is a religious institution.
Drugs: Legalize marijuana, possibly other drugs as well. Lower drinking age to 18.
Gun-control: Absolutely opposed. Eliminate "gun-free" zones.
Patriot act / other "counter-terrorism" efforts: Completely opposed, these things completely violate our civil liberties. Abolish the TSA, repeal the patriot act, stop the indefinite detention part of the NDAA.
Stem Cell research: Embryonic stem cell research should be illegal, other forms of stem cell research are fine.
Death Penalty: Absolutely opposed.
Euthanasia: Undecided.

Economic Issues: Far right
Minimum Wage: Abolish it. It hurts poor workers more than it helps them.
Spending: Reduce dramatically. Reduce spending on both entitlements and military. Cut most government programs. Reduce funding for welfare, medicare, and medicaid. Raise age for medicare to 70. Cut welfare for anyone without disabilities and under 70.
Taxes: Repeal 16th amendment, abolish income tax. FairTax is a pretty good idea, but I have to look into it more.
Social Security: Privatize it.
Education: Privatize it. Give out education vouchers. Ultimately this should only be a state function, not a federal government function.
Federal reserve: Audit it. Eventually abolish it.
Regulations: Dramatically reduce economic regulations.

Foreign Policy: Non-intervention
Military size: Reduce dramatically. Keep somewhat large for defense purposes only.
War in Afghanistan: Leave immediately.
Iran: Try to work out diplomatic solutions.
Drone strikes: End immediately.
Foreign Aid: Stop giving it.
United Nations: Leave, or at least scale back our involvement.
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« Reply #789 on: December 26, 2012, 07:58:42 pm »

Social Policy
Abortion: Ideally I'd favor a national ban on all abortions other than those in the case that the mother would be killed by the birth, that old schtick. In the likely case that Roe v. Wade won't be repealed, I favor policies reducing abortions and incentivising women to keep their children. Sadly yes, this would involve supporting programs that'd make life easier on the less advantaged, especially those with kids. In this example, I'd prioritize the life of the children over fiscal conservatism.
Gay Marriage: Not a fan of gay marriage, but I'm a pragmatist. I could allow for civil unions of some sort, etc., or even taking marriage out of the context of the state entirely.
Marijuana Legalization: Favor. Though with most of my more moderate positions, I'd prefer not to champion it.
Other Drugs: I haven't thought much about the issue, though I would likely in no way favor legalizing them. Decriminalization in favor of heavy financial penalties might be a good idea.
Immigration: Don't tolerate illegal immigration, but make legal immigration itself easier. Might have to make some modifications to policy concerning illegal immigration to make things more convenient for everyone. No specifics.
Gypsies: Crazy magic tricks? Telling my fortune? Putting curses on my line!? Heavily favor putting them into camps.

Economic Policy
Right-to-Work: In favor.
Public Sector Collective Bargaining: As well in favor, which may sound contradictory. The way I see it, a person has the right to be part of what organization they please. That doesn't necessarily obligate the employment entity to respect their authority. Nor does it mean that a union would be automatically powerless. But I digress...
Taxes on the Rich: Not necessarily a fan of raising taxes. But for God's sake Republicans, concede this. If things really are hurt by it, then just say it was thanks to conceding to the Democrats.
Government Spending: Reduce unneeded spending. Easy enough to say, but what's unnecessary? I'd favor a radical consolidation of the various anti-poverty programs, possibly reduce it to the "guaranteed minimum income" program, but impose certain restrictions and limitations on the unemployed, ie. time limits on receiving benefits while unemployed, requirement that one must be looking for work, drug testing, etc.
Programs: See above, I guess. Also, make Social Security more accountable, don't let Congress borrow from it, "lock box", allow for vouchers in order to find alternatives to medicaid.
Education: Allow school vouchers. In no way of a fan of the people on this forum who support a public education system for public education's sake, though that in no way means we should abolish it.
Regulation: We should probably have not de-regulated banking as much, though in general, the regulations I'd favor on corporations would environmental related.
Eminent Domain: Not in favor, and it should definitely not be extended to corporations.

Foreign Policy
Iraq and Afghanistan: Are those officially ended? If so, good. We set up a Democracy in Iraq, and that Hell hole we call "Afghanistan" doesn't deserve to take the lives of a single American soldier.
Iran: In light of the trouble we ran into with the two aforementioned countries, all action we take against these folks should remain covert. Sure, it's shady and maybe a bit morally ambiguous, but that's the way covert operations should be.
Israel: Support them, I guess. I'm in no way some super pro-Israel absolutist, but I would back them. And hey, if they wanna start the war with Iran for us, that makes life a lot more convenient.
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« Reply #790 on: December 30, 2012, 06:57:28 pm »
« Edited: January 15, 2013, 11:33:52 am by Maxwell »

Social Policy:

Overall: Liberaltarian

Abortion: Pro-Choice until viability.

Gay Marriage: I would want the Government out of the institution, since after that I think the Civil Rights Act would take hold, if not, then that's fine too. If its not out of the Government institution, however, I would make it legal.

Drug Legalization: I'd work on a compromise on that, legalizing marijuana and doing some helpful drug rehabilitation on users rather than jailing them. I'd prefer legalizing all, since its all about choice with me, but I'd be malleable on a proper solution to the failed drug wars.

Immigration: I used to be center right/right on immigration, but my views have kind of shifted. My view is that we do have laws we should abide by, but we should work towards reform of legal immigration so that we have a better immigration system. Also I would make it a tad easier to get a work visa.

Death Penalty: Again, this is an issue I used to be fairly right-wing, but I've shifted to a huge extent. I think the Death Penalty is absolutely wrong, on a fiscal and a social level. It costs more to give one the death penalty per person, and what if we got the wrong person? Life-sentences, with less chances of parole, would be the better option in my mind.

Patriot Act: I would want a 100% repeal of this violation of civil liberties.

Gun Control: My views in politics have become ever more malleable, and that also goes into the world of gun control. I would prefer there to be as little as possible, but I would like to add some hoops to jump through in order to get guns. This another issue where I was far right on that I've shifted a bit more to the center.

Assisted Suicide: In favor of, under the right circumstances.

Fiscal Policy:

Overall: Pragmatic Conservative

Right-To-Work: I am in favor of right to work.

Welfare: I am in favor of Clinton's welfare bill, and continuous bills that would make it so that welfare is the option that goes to those who deserve it and need it the most.

Privatization: I believe Privatization works in a lot of cases. At the same token, the banks should have regulation and should go to jail should they commit fraud, prisons, roads, and all other things that, in the common sense world, has no real incentive for the person doing the job, should be handled by the government. I'd even argue toward nationalization of the job that defense contractors, as the defense lobby has gotten out of hand in my view.

Taxation: I believe lower taxes not only helps the upper bracket, but it also helps people all around. At the same token, if cuts across the board still aren't nearly enough to fix the deficit problem, I think that we should raise taxes. I actually think we should go over the cliff, as we get both more spending cuts and more tax increases than we would in any other scenario. I like the flat tax, but in terms of negotiations, I would like a top rate 30% progressive tax system, with a much more simple tax code.

Education: School vouchers so that kids would have a better chance at a strong private school would be the best choice in my view. I have some issues with vouchers, such as religious schools, but my thinking on issues generally revolve around one's choice, so I think that parents should have that choice even if I may disagree with that choice of school.

Government Spending: We have to not only reduce spending in poverty program and drug war programs, but we also have to look deeply into the military budget and start to gut it back to pre-Iraq war levels (plus, of course, inflation). I would also look into waste of all of these programs where ever they are, either if there's a unnecessary middle man, ect. I would like to look most into spending cuts for deficit/debt reduction, but reality tells me that that won't be all of it.

Social Security: I would reform these by raising the retirement age. I would agree with Cathcon by locking it and saying Congress can never take from the trust fund ever again. I also had an idea of giving by all of the retirees money back with an apology saying we never were going to keep the governments promise, but again, I'd reform it with a lighter hand than that.

Foreign Policy:

Overall: Non-interventionist

Israel: We should not do everything Israel says. We should not bow to Israel and act as if we serve them. We should look fairly at what we agree and disagree with them with and treat them as allies, not as lovers. I believe that will strengthen, not weaken, our foreign relationship with them.

Iran: We are doing something that is comparable to the Treaty of Versailles. When after World War I the world decided to intensely punish Germany and put stiff rules on Germany, they burst the way they did. The same could happen to Iran, and we need to be a lot more careful than we are being.

Afghanistan: We should've been out years ago.
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« Reply #791 on: January 02, 2013, 03:31:31 pm »
« Edited: January 03, 2013, 09:25:56 pm by Jerry Springer »

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Abortion:Pro-Life,Illegal except in the life of the mother(you get the picture).

Gay Rights:Should be none of the governments damn business.

Affirmative Action:Should be banded. Racism with a smile on its face.

Death Penalty:Support. But im not 100% on this issue.

Drugs:I support legalizing Marijuana. But not other hard drugs. End the drug war as it costs to much money.

Gambling:Completely legal.

Economic Policy

Taxes:Massive cuts to Business taxes and massive across the board tax cuts. Reform to a flat tax system.

Healthcare:I oppose Obamacare. If the government forces you to buy healthcare whats stoping them from forcing you to buy say tooth paste?. Its a slippery slope. Support tort reform and other measures to lower the cost of healthcare, oppose Socialized medicine and other government involvement.

Social Security:Part of it should be privatized. If someone wants to opt out of the system so be it.

Education:School vouchers would be a good start. Raise teachers pay but cut of funding for failing public schools.
 
Welfare:There should be a safety net to help the poor. However welfare is extremely unproductive and has gone to far. Maybe something like a negative income tax were everyone was guaranteed to a home and the market could flourish without regulation?. Im in favor of Milton Friedman's negative income proposals along with massive privatization of government sectors. Abolish welfare and replace with a Negative Income tax. Basically i'm like Milton Friedman or Jack Kemp a extreme free marketer yet someone who believes in helping the poor: through market means.

Medicare:Turn into a voucher program.

Spending:Large spending cuts to pay back the debt specifically entitlements along with military cuts. Trim down the number of government employees.

Foreign Policy

Foreign Aid:Cut back all foreign aid. We have enough problems at home to deal with don't we?.

Afghanistan:Its time to leave.

Iraq:Should have never happened in the first place.

UN:Scale back our current involvement.



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« Reply #792 on: January 04, 2013, 08:56:53 am »


It's been a while

Abortion: Pro-choice in the US context. Happy with the status quo in the UK

Drugs: I don't care. The idea that peoples right to be 'legally high' is an issue at all pisses me off. Legalise most drugs, and tax them in the same way we tax tobacco and alcohol and then see how many people care.

Censorship: Generally oppose. If you don't like something don't look at it

Gay marriage: Fully support. Anyone who says 'it's not a government issue it's religious' isn't answering the question or thinks it's safer to answer that way because opposing gay marriage is increasingly unacceptable. It IS a government issue. Marriage comes with all sorts of legal benefits. If it didn't, people wouldn't bother. If you want the 'state out of marriage' then accept that people who marry should therefore get nothing by right from their spouse or any recognition from the state that they are a couple or a family, even if they have kids. Let's all involve lawyers and sign contracts for everyting from pensions to hospital visits.

Death penalty: Strongly oppose. If you can't impose justice without taking someone's life because you don't know what to do with them, then you have a terrible justice system

Prostitution: Legalise it, regulate it, register it and tax it. Soon it will be cheaper just to bang your wife.

Church & state: Seperate (which includes disestablishment in the UK), no special rights and no tax breaks. No concessions in equality legislation because you happen to have a hissy fit around women and gays .

Affirmative action: Can't live with it, because it is positive discrimination but can't live without it because people (read striaght white men, as they are still disproportionate in business) are generally racist, sexist and homophobic assholes if they can get away with it.

Hate crime laws: Beating the crap out of a someone because of their race or the sexuality or whatever is worse than beating them up just because they are another person.

Immigration: I'm fine with it in principle, but it's not desirable to have it unrestricted.

Stem cell research: Yes, Fund it with every penny you can, even if it turns out not to be viable. It's only cells.

PATRIOT Act: Repeal.

Gun Control: Unless you are in the armed forces you don't need a gun. Evan farmers and hunters might need access to them, but it doesn't mean they need to own them

Assisted suicide: Allow. It's a matter of human dignity

Gambling: Allow it, tax it, regulate it etc.

Electoral Reform:

Term limits: Let someone be in public office until they retire, are defeated or die.

Statehood: Admit Puerto Rico, because they wan't it and D.C because they are your capital as states.

Voting age: Lower to 16.

Campaign Finance Reform: Only allow small donations

Voting system: In the UK, move to STV with a % threshold. In the USA move to STV and abolish the electoral college.

Gerrymandering: In the USA, establish an independent Boundary Commission to draw up multi member seats.

Voter ID: Automatic registration with no voter I.D so essentially if an adult comes up to you they vote and get a little sticker and and if a child comes up to you, they can't vote but get a little sticker.

Economic Issues:

Welfare: Support Clinton era reform.

Unions: Support the right of every working person in every profession from lawyers to shelf stackers to form unions.

Privatization: Case by case basis.

Environment: Move towards sustainable energy. Stick two fingers up to the car; turn freeways into railways if you have to.

Minimum wage: Support and tied to wage inflation.

Taxation: USA; Impose nationwide sales tax, lift poorest workers out of the tax system altogether and increase taxes on the top 25% of earners.

Healthcare: Establish an American NHS. If single payer is good enough for schools, the police and the fire service it's good enough for public health.

Trade: Support free trade

Embargo: Embargo states that contravene the principles of UN Human Rights

Pork: Oink oink

Subsidies: Case-by-case basis
 
Military: Cut spending.

Foreign Policy

War: If attacked, if ally attacked, if genocide can only be prevented through intervention, or with agreement from the UN

Draft: None, unless nation at threat of home invasion

UN: Is great, but shouldn't be about having every nation on board, only those who actually care about human rights, peace, democracy and personal freedom.

Nukes: Maintain.
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« Reply #793 on: January 06, 2013, 07:34:17 pm »

Social

Abortion:Im Pro-Choice untill the first trimester.

Gay Marriage:I support Gay Marriage but believe it should be left to the states.

Gun Control:I oppose all Gun Control laws. And support a full repeal of the brady bill and all anti-gun legislation. I support national stand your ground laws.

Death Penalty:I support capital punishment and support larger use of the death penalty.

Drugs:I support legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. End the war on drugs and put all the money used on drugs into our broken border fence.

Prayer in public schools:Oppose.

Economic Issues

Taxes:Simplify the current tax system. Make the income tax lower and flatter. A simple 15% flat tax rate across the board.

Social Security:I support massive privatization. Dismantle and reform the social security system and strongly encourage private accounts.

Trade:Replace Free Trade with Fair Trade. Raise Tariffs and get out of NAFTA/WTO.

Immigration:Secure our border. Put more troops on the border massively and import a policy of limited immigration.

Environment:Nothing is more important then our environment. Invest in green energy and tackle the problem of climate change by signing the kyoto protocol.

Foreign Policy

Israel:I strongly support Israel. More aid to them. I would support a palestinian state only on israeli terms.

Afghanistan:I support ending the war.

Military:We treat our soilders like complete sh**t. Thats wrong. Increase the pay of solders by massive amounts. Support more funding on the military oppose all cuts.
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« Reply #794 on: January 12, 2013, 12:48:20 am »
« Edited: January 12, 2013, 12:58:19 am by hillbilly32 »

Here are my views.

Abortion:I am Pro-Life & Abortion should be illegal in all cases except to save the life of the mother or rape or incest.

Gay Rights:I oppose Gay Marriage & Civil Union.

Death Penalty:I strongly support the death penalty. Let clear out death row & expand the death penalty. Make appeals more harder.

Drug Use:I oppose legalizing Any drugs & support banning alcohol.

Taxes:Make Taxes more progressive & more tax on the rich.

Social Security:I OPPOSE ALL EFFORTS TO PRIVATIZE SOCIAL SECURITY & THAT FINAL OKEY.

Guns:I OPPOSE ALL GUN CONTROL & THAT THE END OF THAT.

Healthcare:I support universal Healthcare Public or Private.

Free Trade:I support abolishing all tarrifs & strongly support free trade. Those damn Yankee Republicans hated the south & imposed tarrifs & hurt our economy so I hate fair trade.

Law:I support the Union issueing a official apology to the confederate states & admitting that the south was 100% right on the civil war & I support the confederacy being able to sucedde. I am also a member of Neo-Confederate movements.
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« Reply #795 on: January 12, 2013, 12:49:11 am »

Here are my views.

Abortion:I am Pro-Life & Abortion should be illegal in all cases except to save the life of the mother or rape or incest.

Gay Rights:I oppose Gay Marriage & Civil Union.

Death Penalty:I strongly support the death penalty. Let clear out death row & expand the death penalty. Make appeals more harder.

Drug Use:I oppose legalizing Any drugs & support banning alcohol.

Taxes:Make Taxes more progressive & more tax on the rich.

Social Security:I OPPOSE ALL EFFORTS TO PRIVATIZE SOCIAL SECURITY & THAT FINAL OKEY.

Guns:I OPPOSE ALL GUN CONTROL & THAT THE END OF THAT.

Healthcare:I support universal Healthcare Public or Private.

Law:I support the Union issueing a official apology to the confederate states & admitting that the south was 100% right on the civil war & I support the confederacy being able to sucedde. I am also a member of Neo-Confederate movements.

wtf is this then?
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« Reply #796 on: January 12, 2013, 12:50:13 am »

Here are my views.

Abortion:I am Pro-Life & Abortion should be illegal in all cases except to save the life of the mother or rape or incest.

Gay Rights:I oppose Gay Marriage & Civil Union.

Death Penalty:I strongly support the death penalty. Let clear out death row & expand the death penalty. Make appeals more harder.

Drug Use:I oppose legalizing Any drugs & support banning alcohol.

Taxes:Make Taxes more progressive & more tax on the rich.

Social Security:I OPPOSE ALL EFFORTS TO PRIVATIZE SOCIAL SECURITY & THAT FINAL OKEY.

Guns:I OPPOSE ALL GUN CONTROL & THAT THE END OF THAT.

Healthcare:I support universal Healthcare Public or Private.

Law:I support the Union issueing a official apology to the confederate states & admitting that the south was 100% right on the civil war & I support the confederacy being able to sucedde. I am also a member of Neo-Confederate movements.

wtf is this then?

@Tweedelism is for possers in Junior High Im not sure what you mean.
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« Reply #797 on: January 12, 2013, 01:08:33 am »

^ someone seems to be trying to create a troll that is everything Oldies imagines the Democratic Party to be, except also socially conservative. My money is on it being yet another sockpuppet of Vegetaboi's.
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« Reply #798 on: January 12, 2013, 01:11:03 am »

^ someone seems to be trying to create a troll that is everything Oldies imagines the Democratic Party to be, except also socially conservative. My money is on it being yet another sockpuppet of Vegetaboi's.

@TNF I am not sure what you mean. I am Hillbilly32 & I am a southern confederate populist democrat.
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« Reply #799 on: January 12, 2013, 08:51:39 am »

^ someone seems to be trying to create a troll that is everything Oldies imagines the Democratic Party to be, except also socially conservative. My money is on it being yet another sockpuppet of Vegetaboi's.

@TNF I am not sure what you mean. I am Hillbilly32 & I am a southern confederate populist democrat.

No, you're quite obviously a troll, and more likely a sock puppet.
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