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« Reply #1400 on: July 10, 2019, 02:34:21 pm »

Social Policy:

Abortion: Pro-life, no exceptions
Same Sex Marriage: Civil unions only
Marijuana for medical use, do not decriminalize drug use, but incentivize rehabilitation over punishment
Stem Cell Research: Support with private funding
Death Penalty: Keep
Gun control: Pro 2nd amendment, background checks on immigrants and people with records
Affirmative Action: Abolish
Prostitution: Don't decriminalize, but incentivize rehabilitation instead of punishment
Euthanasia: Keep it illegal

Economic Issues:

Minimum Wage: Raise federally to $10.50/hour with exceptions for small business/restaurants, $7.25 is not livable anymore
Welfare: Cut funding
Right-to-Work: Support
Taxation: Cut taxes for all Americans, regardless of income, no taxes for under $30k/year
Healthcare: Privatize
Social Security: Privatize
Trade: Indifferent on free trade          
Education: No national standards, let states decide, end common core, more funding, background checks for teachers
Balanced Budget Amendment: Indifferent, don't know what it entails


Foreign Policy and National Security:

Afghanistan: Leave
Iraq: Leave
Iran: Stay
Syria: Leave
Cuba: Keep sanctions for now, but encourage diplomacy
Military Spending: A few cutbacks, but not much
PATRIOT Act: Abolish
NSA Spying: Abolish
Palestine: Do not recognize
Israel: Support and please fund
Immigration: Harsher background checks, more difficult process
Guantanamo Bay: Keep it open

Environment:

Climate Change: Stop overrating about it, blame China if anything
Green Energy: Indifferent
Keystone XL Pipeline: Build it

Electoral Reform:

Electoral College: Keep current system
Gerrymandering: End the practice
Term limits: Yes
Voter ID: Yes
Compulsory Voting: No
Voter Registration: Yes
Statehood: Allow referendum for Puerto Rico
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« Reply #1401 on: July 13, 2019, 06:49:17 pm »

Social Policy:

Abortion: 12 week ban. Exception for the health of the mother.
Same Sex Marriage: Fine with this, as well as adoption.
Marijuana: Legalize medicinal use only, but decriminalize.
Stem Cell Research: Support, private and heavily regulated.
Death Penalty: Support for murderers, pedophiles, terrorists, foreign spies.
Gun control: Support with no limitations.
Affirmative Action: Replace race-based affirmative action with a socioeconomic alternative.
Prostitution: Keep it illegal.
Euthanasia: Keep it illegal.

Economic Issues:

Minimum Wage: Raise to $15 an hour nationally with a hybrid wage subsidies system.
Welfare: Do not offer welfare to immigrants or non-citizens. Support workfare and drug testing.
Right-to-Work: Support. I think unions are particularly corrupt, but am sympathetic to members (particularly in trades, though oppose service unions). Would rather a pro worker department of labor.
Taxation: Support working and middle class tax cuts. Tax capital gains as ordinary income. Progressive bracketing increasing taxes on upper middle class and wealthy. Low corporate taxes, ban buybacks, create repatriation holiday. Implement BAT and tax remittances.
Healthcare: Lower medicare age to 55. Subsidize high risk pools. Regulate drug pricing.
Social Security: Do not privatize.
Trade: Oppose free trade. Support permanent tariffs. Do not enter/withdraw from multilateral trade agreements. Subsidize agriculture/energy/manufacturing sectors.       
Education: Eliminate pre-high school "social studies" classes and foreign language education. Start computer science education earlier, more STEM class time, and create more math/science competitions. Free trade school and free college for all kids in households <150k.
Balanced Budget Amendment: Support in theory, but not a priority of mine.


Foreign Policy and National Security:

Afghanistan: Leave fully and immediately.
Iraq: Leave fully and immediately.
Iran: Open talks without preconditions.
Syria: Leave fully and immediately.
Somalia: Leave fully and immediately.
Cuba: Open talks without preconditions.
North Korea: Open talks without preconditions.
Russia: Open talks without preconditions.
China: Full trade war and permanent tariffs. Oppose TPP.
NATO: Come up with a 10-year exit plan.
Military Spending: Increase funding, rebuild navy, turn military into more of a research and exploration organization (prioritize mapping the ocean floors). Completely eliminate foreign aid.
PATRIOT Act: Only allow gathering spying non-citizens.
NSA Spying: Eliminate the NSA.
Palestine: Do not recognize.
Israel: No policy positions. I don't support US military action for Israeli or Saudi interests.
Immigration: Zero net migration, eliminate birthright citizenship, mandatory e-verify, end DACA, end H-1B deport aliens. Do not accept any refugees.
Guantanamo Bay: Keep it open, send felon illegals there.

Environment:

Climate Change: Real, but overstated. Oppose environmental legislation.
Green Energy: Solutions should not cut any jobs or displace any workers.
Keystone XL Pipeline: Build this and more. Energy independence improves national security.

Electoral Reform:

Electoral College: Support. More states with 4-5 EVs should go the ME/NE route.
Gerrymandering: Leave up to states.
Term limits: Support, particularly for the House.
Voter ID: Make it free and mandatory.
Compulsory Voting: No, but all states should have "none of the above" on the ballot so it can be tracked.
Voter Registration: Yes. Semi-closed primaries for all states (independents can vote in either primary).
Statehood: Puerto Rico should not be a state. Neither should Alaska or Hawaii. Puts us in a tough position if US properties outside of the contiguous mainland is attacked.
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« Reply #1402 on: July 16, 2019, 05:22:46 pm »

Political views

Political party: Independent (I was on

I'm a man of the people. Not left not right but for common sense. I support the populace and all people. So you could say I'm an independent populist nationalist.

Social issues

Abortion:Pro-choice
Gay Marriage:Support
Death Penalty:Support
Drug Legalization:Support Marijuana legalization not hard drugs
Affirmative Action:Oppose
Slavery Reparations:STRONGLY Oppose
Gun Control:Oppose
Euthanasia:STRONGLY Support

Economic issues


Carbon Taxes: Oppose
More environmental regulation: Depends
right-to-work:OPPOSE
Minimum wage: Status Quo
Immigration:Decrease legal immigration, NO amnesty
Education:FREE CC + reduce loans
Healthcare:Free medical coverage for all, but allow for PRIVATE insurance. Some kind of PUBLIC Option
Welfare:I support welfare but for a limited period.

Foreign Policy: complete non-interventionist/neo-isolationist. I oppose/opposed all foreign conflicts Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc and oppose all current conflicts. Russiagate is a scam and a lie. we should make peace with Iran. get the hell out of the middle east, no more intervention in favor of Israel, etc. peace with North Korea. Really as non-interventionist / dovish as you can get.

However, I still believe we should have the biggest military in the world. But we should only use it if we are attacked or for self-defense. Military budget should however be reduced, and foreign aid should be SLASHED hard.
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« Reply #1403 on: August 01, 2019, 12:33:35 am »

Social Policy

Abortion: Pro-life, no exceptions
Same Sex Marriage: Accept as law of the land (Obergefell v Hodges), and support adoptions for couples that get background checks
Marijuana: Legalize, tax, but do not decriminalize other drug use, incentivize rehabilitation over punishment
Slavery reparations: No position
Stem Cell Research: Oppose embryonic stem research, it's immoral IMO. But support adult.
Death Penalty: Strongly oppose, need a moratorium on the federal death penalty
Criminal justice reform: Support, need to stop overcrowding of prisons, release those with non-violent drug offenses on mandatory parole and community service. Limit influence of private prison industry.
Gun control: Pro 2nd amendment, stricter background checks on immigrants, mental health issues, and people with records.
Affirmative Action: Support
Prostitution: Keep it illegal
Euthanasia: Oppose, keep it illegal

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage: Status quo
Welfare: Support, but keep it
Right-to-Work: Support
Taxation: Progressive tax on the rich, tax credit for the middle class, increase sales tax, cut property taxes
Healthcare: Support Medicare-for-all with a public option to buy in. Repeal the ACA.
Social Security: Adjust retirement age to 70.
Trade: Protectionist, support tariffs and other trade barriers until trade becomes more fair or trade deals can be negotiated.         
Education: Keep national standard, let states decide, higher pay for teachers, change standardized tests to a portfolio-based assessment, support school choice and vouchers but not privatization
Balanced Budget Amendment: Support along with discretionary spending cuts (military, etc.)
Transportation: Cut back spending slightly, privatize Amtrak, Air Traffic Control
Infrastructure: Increase spending, but repeal the Davis-Bacon Law

Foreign Policy and National Security

Non-interventionist, but keep diplomacy and alliances.

U.N.: Scale back involvement
NATO: Refuse to defend NATO countries who do not pay enough, but when they do, meet our obligation
Afghanistan: Gradually withdraw by 2025. Keep intelligence in place
Iraq: Withdraw entirely over a period of 5 years, each year diminish the amount of U.S. forces. Keep intelligence in place
Iran: Remain for now, keep diplomacy open
Russia: Open negotiations and relations
China: Keep tariffs until a trade deal can be negotiated, scale back rhetoric of them being a currency manipulator (although they are)
North Korea: Keep relations and personal diplomacy
South Korea: Remove THAAD missile defense system, gradually withdraw troops if and when North Korea agrees to denuclearize.
Syria: Leave entirely
Cuba: Lift sanctions, foster diplomacy
Military Spending: Cut by 10%.
PATRIOT Act: Keep, but scale back the scope of government's power
NSA Spying: Keep, ask permission of allies to surveil for terrorism
Palestine: Do not recognize until the two-state solution option is implemented
Israel: Support, but condemn their treatment of Palestinians. If they become aggressive, scale back involvement
Immigration: Increase skilled visas, decrease H1B program visas, create a path to citizenship for the DACA recipients, allow border states to customize policy under 10th amendment, no federal funding for sanctuary cities but allow them to remain, do not separate families, amnesty and simple path to citizenship for those that work and pay taxes.
Guantanamo Bay: Keep it open, only use torture in extraordinary circumstances

Environment

Climate Change: Acknowledge that the problem exists, start a cap and trade program to extract the carbon from the atmosphere and then recycle it to grow crops. Permits must be granted. Allow farmers and others to sell it.
Green Energy: Promote, but oppose nuclear energy. Phase out fossil fuels by 2040 by supporting other sustainable technologies such as wind, solar, electric, and hydro-power.
Keystone XL Pipeline: Build it, but drastically increase penalties for accidents
Fracking: Oppose

Electoral Reform

Electoral College: Keep current system
Gerrymandering: End the practice, establish independent bi-partisan commission
Term limits: Support, they reduce corruption
Voter ID: Support, prevents fraud
Compulsory Voting: No, should be a choice rather than obligation
Voter Registration: Support
Statehood: As soon as possible, Puerto Rico should become a state and the President must take executive action for it to enter the Union and become the 51st state
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« Reply #1404 on: August 05, 2019, 12:32:27 am »
« Edited: August 05, 2019, 04:31:06 pm by Ninja0428 »

Labels:
Economic: Center
Social: Liberal/Libertarian
Foreign: Globalist
Overall: Social Liberalism
Social Policy:
Abortion: Pro-choice
Same-sex Marriage: Fully support
Drugs: Soft drugs which don't really cause harm (like marijuana, lsd, khat, etc.) should be legal to sell and use, hard drugs should remain illegal but those guilty sentenced to probation with medical therapy instead of prison time.
Stem Cell Research: Support
Criminal Justice: Our current criminal justice system is ineffective, overly harsh, and causes people who could be one time offenders to stay in prison most of their lives. Our system needs to be transitioned to a more rehabilitative rather than punitive model, such as the exceptional system in Norway. Sentences should be lowered with a 20 year cap. Life sentences are a cruel punishment. Unsure on death penalty. Abolish private prisons.
Slavery Reparations: Oppose
Prostitution: Legalise
Free Speech: The right to free speech should never be restricted except for valid threats of harm.
Education: Our education system needs to be improved. Our schools are overly stressful for students and would have greater success in a less stressful environment. End standardized testing; the education system should focus on real skills and critical thinking rather than memorization. Give older students more opportunities to focus on areas of interest. Finland as a model. Abolish charter schools.
Censorship: The government should not be involved in censorship. Repeal FCC censorship of television.
Gun Control: Support greater restrictions and universal background checks. Most of us don't need heavy weapons.
Immigration: Encourage legal immigration, make it easier to legally immigrate, stop detaining legal immigrants, do not separate families, do not deport illegals who arrived as children.
Economic Policy:
Minimum Wage: Should be raised according to the local cost of living. $7.25 is too low but many areas do not need $15 and such a large blanket increase could have adverse effects on the economy. Tie to inflation.
Taxes: Raise income taxes some on wealthier groups, but not above 50%. Keep the estate tax. Maintain Obama era corporate tax.
Infrastructure: Greatly increase funding for infrastructure and do more projects. Support high speed rail for short and medium distance routes and greater public transportation investment. Modernise our aging utilities. Government and markets should cooperate to research better technologies.
College: Support greater financial support for low income students but not sold on full on free college.
Healthcare: Reinstate the weakened provisions of Obamacare and support a public option.
Welfare: Support maintaining the safety net while also encouraging those on welfare to find jobs and making it easier to.
Unions: Do not restrict the right for workers to join a union, do not require it.
Environment: Take greater action on the environment and climate change. Restrictions on pollutants and greenhouse gas, possibly support carbon tax. Tax credits to energy companies which use renewable energy along with government investment, plan to phase out fossil fuels entirely. Support Paris Agreement.
Free Markets: Support the market economy. There should be regulation to protect the populace but alternatives to the market economy have proven ineffective.
Foreign Policy:
Trade: Support free trade and enter more trade agreements. While we shouldn't let ourselves be screwed over, most trade deals are beneficial to us and create jobs. The economy of today is a global one, and turning our backs on it will only cause harm.
NATO/Allies: Stand by our allies in NATO and others such as Australia, Japan, South Korea and whatnot. The idea of leaving NATO is ridiculous. Having strong allies is mutually beneficial.
War and Diplomacy: War should be a last resort, but may sometimes be necessary. Our foreign policy should be focused on diplomatic solutions and building positive relationships with the world.
Global Cooperation: The US should be an active and positive member of the global community. We should take part in world humanitarian, scientific, and economic cooperation. Doing so will improve international relations and humanity in general. Strongly support the UN.
Military Spending: We don't need to spend as much as we do. We could reduce spending a decent amount and still have the most powerful military in the world. Doing so would benefit other areas.
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« Reply #1405 on: August 05, 2019, 12:29:46 pm »

August 2019 updates....

Death Penalty: Support for mass murderers,  terrorists, and serial killers, otherwise opposed
Gun control: Pro right to bear arms (within reason), support gun control measures including Assault Weapons ban, background checks, and regulation of gun sellers.
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« Reply #1406 on: August 07, 2019, 01:30:36 am »

Social Policy:

Abortion: Pro-life, life of mother exception.
Same Sex Marriage: oppose
Drugs: Legalize medical marijuana.  Oppose recreational drugs. 
Stem Cell Research: Support
Death Penalty: Support only when irrefutable evidence is present.
Gun control: Support background checks, oppose further gun control
Affirmative Action: oppose
Prostitution: oppose
Euthanasia: oppose

Economic Issues:

Minimum Wage: Raise to $10, tie to inflation.  Adjusted anually.
Welfare: Support for short term and disability.  Remove incentives for having more kids.  Free birth control for those who can't afford it.
Right-to-Work: Support
Taxation: Cut middle class taxes.  Raise top marginal tax rate to 40%.  Tax capital gains as income.
 Simplify code to remove loopholes.
Healthcare: Support Medicare and Medicaid.  Subsidies for people too wealthy to qualify for Medicaid.  I oppose single payer strongly though.
Social Security: Preserve it by abolishing contribution cap and adjust payroll tax rate accordingly until it's solvent
Trade: Allow international trade with regulation.  Punish companies who outsource.  Make the US government buy American.       
Education: State issue.  Open up more opportunities for non college bound students. 
Balanced Budget Amendment: Unsure


Foreign Policy and National Security:

Afghanistan: Leave
Iraq: Leave
Iran: Leave
Syria: Leave
Cuba: Keep sanctions
Military Spending: Maintain
PATRIOT Act: oppose
NSA Spying: oppose
Palestine: don't recognize
Israel: support, should not receive free money
Immigration: Deport illegal immigrants.  Abolish birthright citizenship, one parent must be a US citizen for the child to be granted automatic citizenship.  Remove citizenship from anchor babies (meaning both parents are not legal residents) on case-by-case basis.  Cap permanent immigration at 100,000 per year and make it merit based.  Cap immigration from any individual country at 10% of total immigrants to preserve diversity.
Guantanamo Bay: Keep it open

Environment:

Climate Change: Real and manmade.  Support investment into green energy, especially solar and thorium reactors. 
Green Energy: See above
Keystone XL Pipeline: Support

Electoral Reform:

Electoral College: Support
Gerrymandering: Permit
Term limits: support for president
Voter ID: support
Compulsory Voting: oppose
Voter Registration: this is an issue?
Statehood: support DC retrocession into Maryland.  Would support DC statehood, provided that Montgomery, Prince George, Charles and Howard counties of MD and Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Stafford counties of Virginia are included in the state of DC.  Makes sense for DC metro to be a state.
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« Reply #1407 on: August 08, 2019, 08:19:38 am »

Social Policy:

Abortion: Pro-life, life of mother exception.
Same Sex Marriage: oppose
Drugs: Legalize medical marijuana.  Oppose recreational drugs. 
Stem Cell Research: Support
Death Penalty: Support only when irrefutable evidence is present.
Gun control: Support background checks, oppose further gun control
Affirmative Action: oppose
Prostitution: oppose
Euthanasia: oppose

Economic Issues:

Minimum Wage: Raise to $10, tie to inflation.  Adjusted anually.
Welfare: Support for short term and disability.  Remove incentives for having more kids.  Free birth control for those who can't afford it.
Right-to-Work: Support
Taxation: Cut middle class taxes.  Raise top marginal tax rate to 40%.  Tax capital gains as income.
 Simplify code to remove loopholes.
Healthcare: Support Medicare and Medicaid.  Subsidies for people too wealthy to qualify for Medicaid.  I oppose single payer strongly though.
Social Security: Preserve it by abolishing contribution cap and adjust payroll tax rate accordingly until it's solvent
Trade: Allow international trade with regulation.  Punish companies who outsource.  Make the US government buy American.       
Education: State issue.  Open up more opportunities for non college bound students. 
Balanced Budget Amendment: Unsure


Foreign Policy and National Security:

Afghanistan: Leave
Iraq: Leave
Iran: Leave
Syria: Leave
Cuba: Keep sanctions
Military Spending: Maintain
PATRIOT Act: oppose
NSA Spying: oppose
Palestine: don't recognize
Israel: support, should not receive free money
Immigration: Deport illegal immigrants.  Abolish birthright citizenship, one parent must be a US citizen for the child to be granted automatic citizenship.  Remove citizenship from anchor babies (meaning both parents are not legal residents) on case-by-case basis.  Cap permanent immigration at 100,000 per year and make it merit based.  Cap immigration from any individual country at 10% of total immigrants to preserve diversity.
Guantanamo Bay: Keep it open

Environment:

Climate Change: Real and manmade.  Support investment into green energy, especially solar and thorium reactors. 
Green Energy: See above
Keystone XL Pipeline: Support

Electoral Reform:

Electoral College: Support
Gerrymandering: Permit
Term limits: support for president
Voter ID: support
Compulsory Voting: oppose
Voter Registration: this is an issue?
Statehood: support DC retrocession into Maryland.  Would support DC statehood, provided that Montgomery, Prince George, Charles and Howard counties of MD and Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Stafford counties of Virginia are included in the state of DC.  Makes sense for DC metro to be a state.

This platform is probably more in line with what the Republican Party should run on post-Trump and almost how it could have run post-Bush if there were no intervening recession that caused the Democrats to go hard left on bread and butter issues. That is, economically centrist, isolationists and very conservative on identity issues except for when they get in the way of our global competitiveness with medicine or engineering (thus being more open to stem cell research and global warming). 
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« Reply #1408 on: August 13, 2019, 03:16:00 am »

I'm really not sure what most people would call me (presumably, beltway WaPo-style "centrists" would call me alt-right or something, but I doubt that's what most people would say).

Social Policy

Abortion: Mostly pro-choice, but I'm okay with restrictions on 2nd/3rd term abortion (with the typical rape/health exceptions)
Same Sex Marriage: Support
Marijuana: Legalize & tax. Other forms of drug abuse should be treated as a public health issue.
Slavery reparations: 100% opposed
Stem Cell Research: For
Death Penalty: Support
Criminal justice reform: Mixed. Pro-Prison Reform, but against Black Lives Matter
Gun control: Pro-background checks, waiting lists. Against gun bans.
Affirmative Action: Against
Prostitution: Decriminalize
Euthanasia: Decriminalize

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage: Should be $15 or even $20 in high CoL areas. Maybe $10 or $12 in lower CoL areas.
Welfare: Increase spending, especially for working families. End marriage penalty.
Right-to-Work: Neutral
Taxation: Increase taxes significantly to Nordic levels.
Healthcare: Support Obamacare as-is with a public option. Against Medicare for All.
Social Security: Hike payroll taxes to balance.
Trade: Protectionist, support tariffs and other trade barriers until trade becomes more fair or better trade deals can be negotiated.        
Education: Crack down on scammy colleges (most of them). Desegregate schools.
Balanced Budget Amendment: Against
Transportation: Massively expand both private and public transit funding.
Infrastructure: Massively increase spending

Foreign Policy and National Security

U.N: Increase involvement. Only intervene with multilateral support.
NATO: Withdraw
Afghanistan: Withdraw
Iraq: Withdraw
Iran: Withdraw
Russia: Detente
China: Scale down military confrontation (no TPP), but stand ground on economic disputes.
North Korea: Keep relations and personal diplomacy
South Korea: Remove THAAD missile defense system, gradually withdraw troops if and when North Korea agrees to denuclearize.
Syria: Leave
Cuba: Lift sanctions, foster diplomacy
Military Spending: Cut by 50%.
PATRIOT Act: End
NSA Spying: Abolish NSA and CIA.
Palestine: Withdraw
Israel: Withdraw, but support diplomatically (and maybe sell them surplus arms?)
Immigration: Implement both Trump's plan to increase skilled labor and Obama's path to citizenship.
Guantanamo Bay: Shut it down

Environment

Climate Change: Meh. Certainly a problem, but not one that can really drive objective/quantitative policy-making.
Green Energy: Support (Obama's "all-of-the-above" policy)
Keystone XL Pipeline: Support
Fracking: Support

Electoral Reform

Electoral College: Keep current system
Gerrymandering: Keep current system
Term limits: Oppose
Voter ID: Support only if voter IDs are easy to get.
Compulsory Voting: Support
Voter Registration: Support
Statehood: Puerto Rico, but only if they actually want it. DC probably shouldn't be a state and hell, NoVa shouldn't get to vote either
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« Reply #1409 on: August 13, 2019, 07:56:44 am »

I'm really not sure what most people would call me (presumably, beltway WaPo-style "centrists" would call me alt-right or something, but I doubt that's what most people would say).

Social Policy

Abortion: Mostly pro-choice, but I'm okay with restrictions on 2nd/3rd term abortion (with the typical rape/health exceptions)
Same Sex Marriage: Support
Marijuana: Legalize & tax. Other forms of drug abuse should be treated as a public health issue.
Slavery reparations: 100% opposed
Stem Cell Research: For
Death Penalty: Support
Criminal justice reform: Mixed. Pro-Prison Reform, but against Black Lives Matter
Gun control: Pro-background checks, waiting lists. Against gun bans.
Affirmative Action: Against
Prostitution: Decriminalize
Euthanasia: Decriminalize

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage: Should be $15 or even $20 in high CoL areas. Maybe $10 or $12 in lower CoL areas.
Welfare: Increase spending, especially for working families. End marriage penalty.
Right-to-Work: Neutral
Taxation: Increase taxes significantly to Nordic levels.
Healthcare: Support Obamacare as-is with a public option. Against Medicare for All.
Social Security: Hike payroll taxes to balance.
Trade: Protectionist, support tariffs and other trade barriers until trade becomes more fair or better trade deals can be negotiated.        
Education: Crack down on scammy colleges (most of them). Desegregate schools.
Balanced Budget Amendment: Against
Transportation: Massively expand both private and public transit funding.
Infrastructure: Massively increase spending

Foreign Policy and National Security

U.N: Increase involvement. Only intervene with multilateral support.
NATO: Withdraw
Afghanistan: Withdraw
Iraq: Withdraw
Iran: Withdraw
Russia: Detente
China: Scale down military confrontation (no TPP), but stand ground on economic disputes.
North Korea: Keep relations and personal diplomacy
South Korea: Remove THAAD missile defense system, gradually withdraw troops if and when North Korea agrees to denuclearize.
Syria: Leave
Cuba: Lift sanctions, foster diplomacy
Military Spending: Cut by 50%.
PATRIOT Act: End
NSA Spying: Abolish NSA and CIA.
Palestine: Withdraw
Israel: Withdraw, but support diplomatically (and maybe sell them surplus arms?)
Immigration: Implement both Trump's plan to increase skilled labor and Obama's path to citizenship.
Guantanamo Bay: Shut it down

Environment

Climate Change: Meh. Certainly a problem, but not one that can really drive objective/quantitative policy-making.
Green Energy: Support (Obama's "all-of-the-above" policy)
Keystone XL Pipeline: Support
Fracking: Support

Electoral Reform

Electoral College: Keep current system
Gerrymandering: Keep current system
Term limits: Oppose
Voter ID: Support only if voter IDs are easy to get.
Compulsory Voting: Support
Voter Registration: Support
Statehood: Puerto Rico, but only if they actually want it. DC probably shouldn't be a state and hell, NoVa shouldn't get to vote either

Just sound like a pragmatic liberal who doesn't care about identity politics. Maybe what would now be considered a "blue dog populist" today.
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« Reply #1410 on: August 17, 2019, 03:28:41 am »

Just sound like a pragmatic liberal who doesn't care about identity politics. Maybe what would now be considered a "blue dog populist" today.

In today's political culture, the more common way this gets described is "Nazi", "white supremacist", "white nationalist", "strasserist", "Nazbol gang", or some equally rancid epithet.
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« Reply #1411 on: August 17, 2019, 11:41:45 am »

Abortion: Pro-life. Exceptions to rape and danger to the mother.
Same Sex Marriage: Don't really care. Why is this issue so political?
Marijuana: Legalize medicinal marijuana, Let the states decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Slavery reparations: No
Stem Cell Research: For
Death Penalty: Support for murderers and other high-profile criminals.
Criminal justice reform: Oppose. Criminals are criminals.
Gun control: Don't ban guns. Make sure buyers aren't mentally ill.
Affirmative Action: Against
Prostitution: Eww. Don't legalize.
Euthanasia: Don't really care.

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage: Keep minimum wage as is.
Welfare: Keep as is.
Right-to-Work: Sure.
Taxation: SLIGHTLY increase taxes for the rich.
Healthcare: Oppose Obamacare.
Social Security: Leave as is.
Trade: Protectionist
Education: Make sure there are better education programs.
Balanced Budget Amendment: Against
Transportation: Massively expand both private and public transit funding.
Infrastructure: Slightly decrease spending.

Foreign Policy and National Security

U.N: Withdraw
NATO: Stay in, Only go to war if the US or other allies are attacked.
Afghanistan: Withdraw
Iraq: Withdraw
Iran: Withdraw
Russia: Support better relations
China: Support better relations in general, keep tariffs in place.
North Korea: Keep relations and personal diplomacy
South Korea: Leave, Let NK and SK work on a peace-deal without our involvement.
Syria: Leave
Cuba: Lift sanctions
Military Spending: Cut down significantly
PATRIOT Act: End
NSA Spying: Abolish NSA and CIA.
Palestine/Israel: Cut down on our support for Israel.
Immigration: Support a border wall.
Guantanamo Bay: Keep it open, Though make sure that no innocent people wind up there.

Environment

Climate Change: Eh
Green Energy: Eh
Keystone XL Pipeline: Support
Fracking: Support

Electoral Reform

Electoral College: Keep current system
Gerrymandering: Oppose
Term limits: Support
Voter ID: Support
Compulsory Voting: Oppose
Voter Registration: Support
Statehood: The US is fine as it is. Let Puerto Rico become it's own country. Don't give DC statehood.
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« Reply #1412 on: August 18, 2019, 03:08:54 pm »
« Edited: August 18, 2019, 03:22:33 pm by Lakigigar »

Abortion: Pro-Choice
Same Sex Marriage: Support
Marijuana: Legalize recreational marijuana and pardon all convicted people
Slavery reparations: No
Stem Cell Research: For
Death Penalty: Lean towards support
Criminal justice reform: Support
Gun control: Pro-background checks, undecided about gun bans.
Affirmative Action: Against
Prostitution: Decriminalize
Euthanasia: Legalize

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage: Increase to a 15 dollar minimum wage, tied to inflation, adjust yearly
Welfare: Increase spending, especially for working families
Right-to-Work: People should always have the right to work.
Taxation: Increase taxes for the rich & multinationals, decreases for middle & lower class & local businesses
Healthcare: I support a single-payer healthcare system.
Social Security: Expand
Trade: I'm a hard protectionist
Education: I'm in favour of the Finland system. State decides where people go to school. Free education, including higher education. Fully subsidized by government. Abolish private & charter schools.
Balanced Budget Amendment: I don't know
Transportation: Expand public transporting funding & make free for all, abolish private transportation (trains, busses)
Infrastructure: Increase spending

Foreign Policy and National Security

U.N: Withdraw
NATO: Withdraw
Afghanistan: Withdraw
Iraq: Withdraw
Iran: Withdraw
Russia: Lift sanctions and Support better relations
Europe: increase tariffs, just like we should do.
China: Support better relations in general, keep tariffs in place.
North Korea: Keep relations and personal diplomacy
South Korea: Leave, Let NK and SK work on a peace-deal without our involvement.
Syria: Leave
Cuba: Lift sanctions and support better relations
Venezuela: Lift sanctions and support better relations
Military Spending: Cut down by 50% or more.
PATRIOT Act: End
NSA Spying: Abolish NSA and CIA.
Palestine/Israel: Support an independent Palestine
Immigration: Support tightly controlled immigration.
Guantanamo Bay: Shut down

Environment

Climate Change: Support a new green deal. Implement a CO≤ tax.
Green Energy: Support
Keystone XL Pipeline: Against
Fracking: Against

Electoral Reform

Electoral College: Keep current system
Gerrymandering: Oppose
Term limits: Support
Voter ID: Support
Compulsory Voting: Oppose
Voter Registration: Support
Statehood: Puerto Rico should become a state.

Overview:
Social: Center-left to left-wing (American norms: left-wing to far-left)
Economic: Far-left (even compared to European norms)
Foreign: Left-wing to far-left (American norms: far-left)
Party Affiliation: Registered PVDA-PTB (marxist) member, but i refuse to call myself a marxist. I see myself more as independent affiliated with this party.
Ideology: Left-wing populist, democratic socialist, libertarian socialist.

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Green New Deal
Single-payer healthcare
Tuition-free colleges
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« Reply #1413 on: August 23, 2019, 08:27:09 am »

Left-communist of the Italian/American (Paul Mattick) persuasion. I refuse to make a shopping list of political positions, which is idealistic in the extreme.
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« Reply #1414 on: August 26, 2019, 06:19:47 pm »

I recently read something, I forget what, that inspired me to post in this thread again, setting out not my views On The Issues but my fundamental beliefs about politics and what its aims should be.

At heart, I consider myself very conservative philosophically speaking--not in the sense of agreeing with Burkean or Maistrean ideas about the proper content of politics, but in the sense of genuinely believing in many of the established truisms of the twentieth century that seem naive and dated now, and even some of the truisms of the nineteenth century that were already seen as discredited by the interwar period. I believe that democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others, that pursuing a politics of racial or religious prejudice is always morally wrong, and that the proper aim of the political process is the attempt to identify and pursue the good society for everybody's sake; I even believe (as, according to Orwell, did the "pre-fascist" Kipling) that the gods punish hubris and that pride goeth before a fall. I'm committed to these beliefs come what may, even if the day comes when they're popularly thought to be as hopelessly outmoded as the divine right of kings.

On a slightly less fundamental level, I believe in the pursuit of legal and ideally also rough material equality for all citizens of a given society, and that people who are downtrodden in different societies have more in common with one another than with their own societies' ruling elites. I'm a Christian and a left-winger and I have a "leveling" view of the fundamental moral purpose of both of those currents of thought and belief. In principle I am staunchly anti-capitalist, even though within the current leftist scene I'm a bit more moderate than your typical DSAer; to my own surprise, I've actually further moderated in the Trump era, including on a few issues (abortion and Israel are the two big ones) on which my emotional and moral sympathies are closer to the right than to the left. I wear the maroon avatar proudly as an indicator of the intellectual and moral tradition of English-speaking democratic socialism, rather than because I'm an ultra-leftist on such and such a set of live political issues.
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« Reply #1415 on: September 23, 2019, 04:46:25 pm »

Left-communist of the Italian/American (Paul Mattick) persuasion. I refuse to make a shopping list of political positions, which is idealistic in the extreme.

"I'm writing this on the toilet and I don't want to type all my opinions on my touchscreen."
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« Reply #1416 on: October 14, 2019, 03:33:49 pm »

Economics: I'm a believer in free-market capitalism, but I also support government regulation and intervention, especially in the financial sector. I support taxpayer-funded education and taxpayer-funded healthcare, because the benefits of these programs far outweigh the costs, and sometimes are more cost-effective than private solutions. I believe in open competition, open markets, and the free movement of people, goods, and services. I believe in progressive taxation, as well as lowering barriers to economic mobility.

Abortion: Safe, legal, and rare. I would never counsel anyone to have an abortion if their life or health weren't threatened, and if so, I would implore them to terminate their pregnancy as soon as possible. I consider abortion the destruction of a human life, but not a human person, and therefore the well-being of the mother is paramount. I believe forcing a woman to carry a pregnancy to term violates basic human dignity, bodily autonomy, and privacy, and therefore I generally oppose legislative restrictions on abortion in general.

The war on drugs: Prohibition never works. Legalize and tax low-harm substances like marijuana, and for high-harm substances like heroin or meth, criminalize the supply, but not the demand, and focus on treatment and recovery. Pardon everyone currently behind bars for minor drug offenses who haven't committed a violent crime.

LGBTQ issues: I'm bisexual and my spouse is trans. This fight is personal. Gender identity is real. Your sexuality is valid.

Border/Immigration: One of the functions of the modern state is to protect its citizens from external threats. To this end I believe in controlled national borders. However, I also support the free movement of people, and anyone without a criminal background who wishes to enter this country to work, should be allowed to do so. After a time of continuous employment and a clean record, that person should have a path to citizenship. We should enthusiastically welcome refugees for humanitarian reasons and because we are strengthened by diversity.

Nationalism: I really don't give a rip about magic songs and magic banners. America isn't particularly exceptional, but it's my home and an extension of my family, and in that regard I am loyal to my country.

Race: We live in a racist society. You can ignore the systemic injustice and implicit, societal bias, or you can work to solve it. Money won't fix this. Government can only do so much. People must change.

Church and state: Build a wall.

Death penalty: Never, under any circumstances.

Gun control: We need to classify firearms according to their danger to the public, and require appropriate licensing and testing for each class. We can respect the 2nd Amendment rights of citizens for self defense, while also protecting the public from the dangers of a completely unregulated market for tools of mass murder.

Prostitution: Criminalize the Johns, decriminalize the sex workers.

Environment: Listen to our scientists. Expand nuclear power. Continue to develop renewable energy. Enact disincentives to fossil fuel extraction, as this is the root cause of climate change.

Foreign policy: Internationalism and cooperation, pro-UN, pro-NATO. We must extract ourselves from our role as world police, but this must be done slowly and carefully, so as not to upset the world order. Our alliances are precious, and we cannot ignore our role as a global superpower.
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« Reply #1417 on: October 15, 2019, 10:26:56 am »

Economics: I'm a believer in free-markets capitalism, but I also support government regulation and intervention, especially in the financial sector. I support taxpayer-funded education and taxpayer-funded healthcare, because the benefits of these programs far outweigh the costs, and sometimes are more cost-effective than private solutions when it comes to providing goods and services that cannot not be correctly quantitated in a liberal and quantitative context. I believe in open competition, open markets, and the free movement of people, goods, and services. I believe in progressive taxation, as well as lowering barriers to economic mobility.

Abortion: Safe, legal, and rare. I would never counsel anyone to have an abortion if their life or health weren't threatened, and if so, I would implore them to terminate their pregnancy as soon as possible. I consider abortion the destruction of a human life, but not a human person, and therefore the well-being of the mother is paramount. I believe forcing a woman to carry a pregnancy to term violates basic human dignity, bodily autonomy, and privacy, and therefore I generally oppose legislative restrictions on abortion in general.

The war on drugs: Prohibition never works. Legalize and tax low-harm substances like marijuana, and for high-harm substances like heroin or meth, criminalize the supply, but not the demand, and focus on treatment and recovery. Pardon everyone currently behind bars for minor drug offenses who haven't committed a violent crime.

LGBTQ issues: I'm bisexual and my spouse is trans. This fight is personal. Gender identity is real. Your sexuality is valid. I do not have this experience but can understand that no one chooses who they are.


Border/Immigration: One of the functions of the modern state is to protect its citizens from external threats. To this end I believe in controlled national borders. However, I also support the free movement of people, and anyone without a criminal background who wishes to enter this country to work, should be allowed to do so. After a time of continuous employment and a clean record, that person should have a path to citizenship. We should enthusiastically welcome refugees for humanitarian reasons and because we are strengthened by diversity.

Nationalism: I really don't give a rip about magic songs and magic banners. America isn't particularly exceptional, but is my home and an extension of my family, and in that regard I am loyal to my country.

Race: We live in a racist society. You can ignore the systemic injustice and implicit, societal bias, or you can work to solve it. Money won't fix this. Government can only do so much. People must change.

Church and state: Build a wall.

Death penalty: Never, under any circumstances.

Gun control: We need to classify firearms according to their danger to the public, and require appropriate licensing and testing for each class. We can respect the 2nd Amendment rights of citizens for self defense, while also protecting the public from the dangers of a completely unregulated market for tools of mass murder. The ultimate goal is to qualify what a "arm" is. People shouldn't be able to drive around in a tank with live ammo or have a .50 BAR nested out of the window of their condo or nested in their front yard. Personally, I am OK with licensed semi-automatic weapons and licensed conceal carry. I'm NOT OK with open carry but am open with there being a federal process for allowing or recognizing state-level rehabilitation of gun rights. Red flag laws are of the most immediate concern at the moment

Prostitution: Criminalize the Johns, decriminalize the sex workers.

Environment: Listen to our scientists. Expand nuclear power. Continue to develop renewable energy. Enact disincentives to fossil fuel extraction, as this is the root cause of climate change.

Foreign policy: Internationalism and cooperation, pro-UN, pro-NATO. We must extract ourselves from our role as world police, but this must be done slowly and carefully, so as not to upset the world order. Our alliances are precious, and we cannot ignore our role as a global superpower.
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« Reply #1418 on: October 15, 2019, 10:37:53 am »

Economics: I'm a believer in free-market capitalism, but I also support government regulation and intervention, especially in the financial sector. I support taxpayer-funded education and taxpayer-funded healthcare, because the benefits of these programs far outweigh the costs, and sometimes are more cost-effective than private solutions. I believe in open competition, open markets, and the free movement of people, goods, and services. I believe in progressive taxation, as well as lowering barriers to economic mobility.

Abortion: Safe, legal, and rare. I would never counsel anyone to have an abortion if their life or health weren't threatened, and if so, I would implore them to terminate their pregnancy as soon as possible. I consider abortion the destruction of a human life, but not a human person, and therefore the well-being of the mother is paramount. I believe forcing a woman to carry a pregnancy to term violates basic human dignity, bodily autonomy, and privacy, and therefore I generally oppose legislative restrictions on abortion in general.

The war on drugs: Prohibition never works. Legalize and tax low-harm substances like marijuana, and for high-harm substances like heroin or meth, criminalize the supply, but not the demand, and focus on treatment and recovery. Pardon everyone currently behind bars for minor drug offenses who haven't committed a violent crime.

LGBTQ issues: I'm bisexual and my spouse is trans. This fight is personal. Gender identity is real. Your sexuality is valid.

Border/Immigration: One of the functions of the modern state is to protect its citizens from external threats. To this end I believe in controlled national borders. However, I also support the free movement of people, and anyone without a criminal background who wishes to enter this country to work, should be allowed to do so. After a time of continuous employment and a clean record, that person should have a path to citizenship. We should enthusiastically welcome refugees for humanitarian reasons and because we are strengthened by diversity.

Nationalism: I really don't give a rip about magic songs and magic banners. America isn't particularly exceptional, but it's my home and an extension of my family, and in that regard I am loyal to my country.

Race: We live in a racist society. You can ignore the systemic injustice and implicit, societal bias, or you can work to solve it. Money won't fix this. Government can only do so much. People must change.

Church and state: Build a wall.

Death penalty: Never, under any circumstances.

Gun control: We need to classify firearms according to their danger to the public, and require appropriate licensing and testing for each class. We can respect the 2nd Amendment rights of citizens for self defense, while also protecting the public from the dangers of a completely unregulated market for tools of mass murder.

Prostitution: Criminalize the Johns, decriminalize the sex workers.

Environment: Listen to our scientists. Expand nuclear power. Continue to develop renewable energy. Enact disincentives to fossil fuel extraction, as this is the root cause of climate change.

Foreign policy: Internationalism and cooperation, pro-UN, pro-NATO. We must extract ourselves from our role as world police, but this must be done slowly and carefully, so as not to upset the world order. Our alliances are precious, and we cannot ignore our role as a global superpower.
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« Reply #1419 on: October 19, 2019, 09:00:46 pm »

Abortion: Pro-life, except for cases of rape, incest or danger to the mother/child
Same Sex Marriage: Support, but government should stay out of marriage.
Marijuana: Federal legalization of medical marijuana, put it in the states' hands regarding recreational use
Slavery reparations: No
Stem Cell Research: For
Death Penalty: Support for violent offenders.
Criminal justice reform: Oppose. Our current system is fine.
Gun control: Pro-2A, basic background checks, make sure the buyer isn't mentally ill. Focus on prevention
Affirmative Action: Against
Prostitution: Morally against, but I don't think government should be too involved in the issue.
Euthanasia: Legalize, but make sure the person who wants to be euthanized knows what they're doing

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage: Keep minimum wage at $10/hr. Above that forces companies to fire employees.
Welfare: Keep as is, drug tests for recipients in high drug areas
Right-to-Work: I don't really care too much about this issue, but everyone should have the right to work
Taxation: Slight tax increase for the rich. Tax decrease for the middle class
Healthcare: Privatization is best.
Social Security: Leave as is.
Trade: Protectionist
Education: Make sure there are better education programs, eliminate Common Core federally.
Balanced Budget Amendment: Against
Transportation: Funding needs to be increased for public transportation.
Infrastructure: Increase spending. At least where i'm at, the roads suck.
UBI: Support. $1,000/month
4th Industrial Revolution/Automation: Real problem that needs fixing. Jobs need to return.

Foreign Policy and National Security

U.N: Withdraw
NATO: Stay in, Only go to war if the US or other allies are attacked.
Afghanistan: Withdraw
Iraq: Withdraw
Iran: Withdraw
Russia: Support better relations
China: Support better relations in general, keep tariffs in place.
North Korea: Keep relations and personal diplomacy
South Korea: Leave, Let NK and SK work on a peace-deal with minimal involvement.
Syria: Leave, unless ISIS returns.
Cuba: Lift sanctions, allow free travel.
Military Spending: Minor cuts
PATRIOT Act: End
NSA Spying: Abolish the NSA and reform the TSA
Palestine/Israel: Israel, 100%.
Immigration: Support a border wall, ICE.
Guantanamo Bay: Keep it open, only for violent offenders.

Environment

Climate Change: Is an issue that needs to be addressed, but is being over-played by the media
Green Energy: Support, I guess
Keystone XL Pipeline: Support, but try as hard as possible to avoid Indian reservations
Fracking: Support

Electoral Reform

Electoral College: The electoral college is perfectly fine.
Gerrymandering: Oppose
Term limits: Support, 12-18 years for the Senate, 14-18 years for the House
Voter ID: Support, voter fraud is too common
Voter Registration: Support
Statehood: Puerto Rico referendum on statehood/freedom once they pay off their debt to the US. D.C. shouldn't become a state.

2020

Democratic candidate: Andrew Yang
Republican candidate: Donald Trump

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« Reply #1420 on: October 30, 2019, 10:23:54 am »
« Edited: October 30, 2019, 10:34:06 am by Laki »

Abortion: Pro-Choice but let states decide
Same Sex Marriage: Support
Marijuana: Legalize recreational marijuana and pardon all convicted people
Slavery reparations: No
Stem Cell Research: For
Death Penalty: Lean towards support but let states decide
Criminal justice reform: Support
Gun control: Pro-background checks, undecided about gun bans.
Affirmative Action: Against
Prostitution: Decriminalize but this should be a state issue
Euthanasia: Legalize but leave it up to the states

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage: Increase to a 15 dollar minimum wage, tied to inflation, adjust yearly Increase on state and city level. No longer 15 dollars a month because i believes it hurts the economy, and America is too diverse for a general minimum wage. I want instead to decrease income taxes.
Welfare: Increase spending, especially for working families
Right-to-Work: People should always have the right to work.
Taxation: Increase taxes for the rich & multinationals, decreases for middle & lower class & local businesses increase inheritance and real estate tax, decrease VAT tax
Healthcare: I support a single-payer healthcare system.
Social Security: Expand Depends, but reform. Increase retirement age, decrease work week for elderly
Trade: I'm a hard protectionist Now i'm in favour of free trade and soft protectionism
Education: I'm in favour of the Finland system. State decides where people go to school. Free education, including higher education. Fully subsidized by government. Abolish private & charter schools.
Balanced Budget Amendment: I don't know Against
Transportation: Expand public transporting funding & make free for all, abolish private transportation (trains, busses)
Infrastructure: Increase spending

Foreign Policy and National Security

U.N: Withdraw Stay in but scale back current involvement
NATO: Withdraw Stay in, but states need to pay 1,5% of GDP and NATO needs to modernize, eventually invite Russia and Asian countries in, as they're more reasonable than China.
Afghanistan: Withdraw
Iraq: Withdraw Fight ISIS, than withdraw
Iran: Withdraw Economic sanctions
Russia: Lift sanctions and Support better relations
Europe: increase tariffs, just like we should do.
China: Support better relations in general, keep tariffs in place.
North Korea: Keep relations and personal diplomacy
South Korea: Leave, Let NK and SK work on a peace-deal without our involvement. Leave but support South Korea and deliver high weapon technology
Syria: Leave Leave but support a Kurdistan and Assad. Fight ISIS and VERY HARSH economical sanctions for Turkey. If they threaten with releasing immigrants into Europe, invade in northern Syria, and create an international buffer and no-fly zone, and support Kurds to enter Northern Syria (from Iran, Iraq and Turkey)
Cuba: Lift sanctions and support better relations
Venezuela: Lift sanctions and support better relations Economic sanctions, but don't intervent
Military Spending: Cut down by 50% or more. Decrease budget gradually
PATRIOT Act: End Unsure
NSA Spying: Abolish NSA and CIA. Keep them
Palestine/Israel: Support an independent Palestine Support a two-state solution according to 1947 census, support an independent Jerusalem
Immigration: Support tightly controlled immigration. Support tough and correct immigration policy. Be humane, but be tough on it
Guantanamo Bay: Shut down Keep

Environment

Climate Change: Support a new green deal. Implement a CO≤ tax. Against CO≤ tax for working class, focus on appointing national parks and invest in technology or research
Green Energy: Support
Keystone XL Pipeline: Against
Fracking: Against

Electoral Reform

Electoral College: Keep current system
Gerrymandering: Oppose
Term limits: Support
Voter ID: Support
Compulsory Voting: Oppose
Voter Registration: Support
Statehood: Puerto Rico should become a state.

Overview:
Social: Center-left to left-wing (American norms: left-wing to far-left)
Economic: Far-left (even compared to European norms)
Foreign: Left-wing to far-left (American norms: far-left)
Party Affiliation: Registered PVDA-PTB (marxist) member, but i refuse to call myself a marxist. I see myself more as independent affiliated with this party.
Ideology: Left-wing populist, democratic socialist, libertarian socialist.

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« Reply #1421 on: October 30, 2019, 07:53:27 pm »

I am socially Liberal, and fiscally Libertarian.
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« Reply #1422 on: November 06, 2019, 09:34:54 pm »

Abortion: Pro-choice until point of viability (end of 2nd trimester)
Same Sex Marriage: Support
Marijuana: Full legalization
Tobacco: End the war on vape. Itís childish.
Slavery reparations: No
Stem Cell Research: For
Death Penalty: Support for violent offenders.
Criminal justice reform: Abolish private prisons and release non-violent drug offenders
Gun control: Support background checks and ban assault weapons
Affirmative Action: Against
Prostitution: Legalize
Euthanasia: Legalize

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage: Raise to $10/hr
Right-to-Work: Support. Nobody should be forced to join a union
Taxation: Eat the rich. Tax decrease for the lower and middle class
Healthcare: Medicare for all who want it
Trade: Protectionist
Education: Support common core and make public college tuition-free
Transportation: Increase public transportation spending
Infrastructure: Increase spending
UBI: Strongly support

Foreign Policy and National Security
Afghanistan: Withdraw gradually
China: Keep tariffs in place
Military Spending: Minor cuts
PATRIOT Act: End
Palestine/Israel: Palestine
Immigration: Support a wall, deport violent illegals, punish companies for knowingly hiring illegals

Electoral Reform
Electoral College: Support, but there should be ranked-choice voting
Term limits: Support, 12 years for the Senate, 12 years for the House
Voter ID: Drivers licenses are sufficient. And if you canít drive a car, you shouldnít be able to vote
Automatic Voter Registration: Support
Statehood: Support for Puerto Rico, oppose for D.C.
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« Reply #1423 on: November 06, 2019, 11:21:01 pm »

Ideology

Social: Far-right
Economic: Far-right
Foreign: America First generally

Social

Abortion/Reproductive Rights: Resolutely opposed to the barbaric and murderous act of abortion.
Marriage Equality/LGBTQ Issues: 100% opposed to every SCOTUS ruling related to LGBT issues, and opposed to SSM, open bathrooms, etc.
Death Penalty: Execute pedophiles and drug dealers, too.
Religious Freedom: Strong supporter of religious freedoms for all faiths and those with no faith belief at all. Favor religious liberty laws for bakers and other businesses. Also strongly support separation of religion and state.
Drug Legalization: Against, but I believe that drug legalization would be a good compromise with the Left.
Guns: Oppose most new regulations, support reforms to make our current system more fair towards those who wrongly lost rights and possess state gun permits, etc.
Euthanasia: Euthanasia is one of the most wretched plagues on the world. People who really want to die are rare; doctors who wish to kill are many.
Black Lives Matter/Police/Criminal Justice Reform: Both police unions and #BlackLivesMatter are generally horrible movements. Abusive police officers are treated too leniently in this country, but focusing on the plight of only one race means that they're more likely to abuse other races to take out their frustration and anger. Actions such as the MASC's ruling that blacks can evade arrest due to historical racism are detrimental to good race relations and to the safety of everyone, whether they may be black or some other race.
Sex Education: Sex education should teach chastity and stigmatize promiscuity.
Prostitution: Impose a federal tax to justify legalization.
Education: School choice
Affirmative Action: 100% against AA.
Judges: Favor constructionist judges sitting on the Supreme Court and in the lower judiciary, that interpret the Constitution based on original intent, not a "living Constitution" text.

Economic/Spending

Taxes: I support higher excise taxes and lower taxes virtually everywhere else. FairTax isn't a bad idea.
Trade: Tariffs should be raised, especially against China and especially against products subjected to excise taxes.
Social Security/Medicare: Raise the retirement age and concentrate benefits on only the most elderly; restrict spousal benefits to widowed live-at-home spouses only, privatize the system, and for an interim period,
Budgets: Cut spending by a trillion dollars and then pass a BBA imposing automatic spending cuts to prevent deficits and allowing a line-item veto.
Defense Spending: Keep it at current levels, really.
Minimum Wage: Opposed to increasing it but supportive of decreasing it when deflation is economically necessary.
Labor Unions: Supportive of the right to work.
Financial Regulation: Dodd-Frank is ridiculous and some other laws have issues, but I'm overall quite supportive of most US financial regulations.
Welfare: Benefits must be cut.

Foreign Policy

Russia/NATO: Anti-NATO and a supporter of Team More Nukes. Russia and the US should be allied powers.
Islamic terrorism: Crush it worldwide and expel Turkey from NATO or leave its pathetic alliance.
Israel: Pro-Israel versus Palestine, but not to the extent of wanting the US to back its proxy wars; supportive of a peace which places Christians in control of the PA.
Immigration: All illegal immigrants in the country should be deported, including DACA beneficiaries. No immigrants should depend on welfare. Move to a merit system and prioritize English speakers.
Iran: The old Iran deal is already gone, so we need a new deal--and a better one.
Foreign Aid: End foreign aid.
Cuba: I support Trump policy for the most part.
China: The US should withdraw recognition and maintain military preparedness to restore the ROC to the mainland.
Venezuela: I support Trump policy for the most part.

Environment

Climate Change: Chinese hoax.
EPA: Horrible.

Healthcare
ObamaCare: HP law. Eliminate it and replace it with something very terrific. End its welfare expansions, get rid of the provisions which enable insurance fraud and the unfree mandates, and repeal the taxes. No contraception mandate. Replace taxes on genuinely useful procedures and replace highly partisan changes introduced in the HCERA half of the Obamacare package with superior provisions which would be more bipartisan.
Drug patents: Consider broad patents of 10 years (if that many; patents should be limited in length to the minimum proper to spur innovation) and then allow them to become considered generic, if necessary to spur innovation. Allow drug importation from Canada.

Political

Gerrymandering: The courts are currently unfairly undoing Republican "gerrymandering," while tolerating and even forcing Democrat gerrymandering in the name of fairness. If gerrymandering is to stopped, it must be stopped even-handedly; indeed, it
Campaign Finance Reform: Must be even-handed, and not intended to favor either party.
Term Limits: Repeal the 22nd and pass the 28th.
Automatic Registration and Mandatory Voting: No. This is anti-freedom.
Early Voting: This is not actually a good thing although it isn't something I oppose strongly. Minimization of abuse is the top priority, as my main concern is the increased potential for voter fraud with increased time to monitor elections.
Primaries: Doesn't matter. Let the state parties decide.
Puerto Rican and DC Statehood: No. PR does not want statehood despite its corrupt pro-statehood party embezzling all of their emergency monies and using territorial status as an excuse, and the Founders did not intend statehood for DC whatsoever, and if it were to become part of a state, it should be retroceded to Maryland.
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« Reply #1424 on: November 07, 2019, 01:05:13 am »

Labels:
Social: Moderate
Economic: Liberal
Foreign: Internationalist

(Note: my opinions may change dramatically over time, I am still young and still have much to learn about these issues)

Same Sex Marriage: Pro-gay marriage rights, morally indifferent
Marijuana: Only legalize for medical use,  promote anti-drug campaigns across schools and donít decriminalize it.
Abortion: Pro-life, exceptions for rape, mothers life and incest (but my mind changes a lot on this one)
Stem Cell Research: Support with public funding
Vaccines: Mandate, no religious exemptions
Death Penalty: Keep
Gun control: Pro 2nd amendment, but universal background checks. Schools also should have gun safety programs.
Affirmative Action: Against
Prostitution: Decriminalize and tax heavily
Euthanasia: Legalize it, but only for patients with terminal illnesses and proven mental lucidity

Economic Issues:

Minimum Wage: Keep current federal minimum wage, encourage states to adopt their own increases based on local costs of living
Welfare: Pro, maintain current funding
Unions: Support in theory
Taxation: Increase income taxes across the board, with highest increases on households making over 500k annually
Healthcare: Public option and dramatically more subsidization of healthcare coverage for lower/middle class Americans (will be funded by completely removing Medicare coverage for anyone over 65 who isnít employed)
Medicare: Remove coverage for anyone over 65 who isnít working (old people cost more to cover, donít contribute as much to the labor force, and they are soon going to die anyways as opposed to millions of younger Americans who currently donít have such coverage)
Social Security: Privatize
Trade: Pro-free trade in general, with exceptions (including China and Russia currently)
Education: Dramatically reform school system, more funding for trade schools, end education funding dictated by local property taxes and make it a statewide and federal allotment completely, more standardized testing
Balanced Budget Amendment: Against


Foreign Policy and National Security:

Afghanistan: Stay
Iraq: Stay
Iran: Sanction for now
Syria: Stay
Cuba: Keep sanctions for now, but encourage diplomacy
Military Spending: Keep same (maybe increase if necessary)
PATRIOT Act: Keep
NSA Spying: Keep
Palestine: Donít recognize
Israel: Support
Immigration: Increased border surveillance/scanning technology along border, find ways to make legal immigration easier (idk I am not an expert on this issue)
Guantanamo Bay: Shut it down ffs

Environment:

Climate change: Pro Cap and trade, more tax deductions for businesses who use green energy, increase EPAís power
Green Energy: Support
Keystone XL Pipeline: Build it, but reroute out of Native lands

Electoral Reform:

Electoral College: Keep, but increase US house size dramatically to make it more representative of America
Gerrymandering: Against, but unsure of how to best fix it
Term limits: No
Voter ID: No
Compulsory Voting: No
Voter Registration: Yes and make it automatic
Statehood: Allow referendums for Puerto Rico and DC
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