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DeadPrez
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« on: March 14, 2014, 05:07:55 pm »

Social: I'm socially liberal. Exceptions: abortions (Only in cases when a women's life is at risk or children). I'm also opposed to taking rights from others in order to benefit other indidivuals

Economics: Fiscally Conservative. I side a lot with Ron Paul, Friedman, Hayek, and etc.

War: Anti-war. Non-aggression principle.


I'm always up for a debate or open to changing my views
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2014, 04:21:40 pm »

"I'm also opposed to taking rights from others in order to benefit other individuals" - Is this not the foundation of modern society?
A modern Socialist society maybe.
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 01:36:25 am »

"I'm also opposed to taking rights from others in order to benefit other individuals" - Is this not the foundation of modern society?

To some extent, it is among the foundation stones of every society that has ever existed. I mean, some of us right-wingers, myself included, talk a big game about "left-wing social engineering'. We're correct, in the sense that the left does like to engage in social engineering (through the tax system, through education etc.). But, and this is a big but, so do we (or at least a few of us). I mean, take a few of my views, such as on keeping most drugs criminalised, supporting restrictions on Sunday shopping and censoring obscene publications. All of those count as some form of social engineering. The truth is, everybody supports it to some extent.
That sounds pretty socialist to me

"I'm also opposed to taking rights from others in order to benefit other individuals" - Is this not the foundation of modern society?
A modern Socialist society maybe.

So how's the public fire department working out for you?
Considering my city has not had a fire in at least 18 years, I would say it's not working out that great.


I guess I should have noted my philosophical beliefs are more extreme than my political beliefs.

I have a general mish mash of positions that could be summarized as "vaguely libertarian, centrist Republican".

On social issues; I adhere to the theory that liberty should be maximized such that we are free to administrate our lives in any manner we wish so long as the equal rights of others are not violated in any manner by our actions. I'm far from a radical Liberatrian, but I am pro-drug legalization and anti-surveillance state. I am generally opposed to social engineering and "progressive" regulations such as smoking and school prayer bans.

On economics; For starters, I want to abolish the federal reserve and the private central banking system in favor of a truly federal central bank that issues debt-free currency and that is backed  by either gold and silver or a bundle of several commodities which includes gold and silver.

Beyond that;
  • I want to replace as much welfare spending as possible with direct cash payments in the form of refundable tax credits.
  • I am opposed to Obamacare, but my plan involves replacing the entire bill with the public option - a government run insurance company that offers below market rates, forcing downward pressure on prices in the private sector - I oppose the personal mandate.
  • I am not opposed to a progressive tax system, but do believe rates should be flatter. I want the child and EITC credit expanded (in accordance with the first bullet), and fewer brackets (I like some of the proposals for two brackets). I support abolishing the corporate tax.

These would the issues I'm most focused on at the moment.
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2017, 05:19:02 pm »

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

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

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

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

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

Transgender Issues: Unsure.

Drugs: All drugs should be legal

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

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


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

Prostitution: Legal

Euthanasia: Legal

Immigration: Open borders once the welfare state is abolished.

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

Free Speech/Political Correctness: PC sucks.

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

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

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

TSA: Abolish

Economic Issues
Minimum Wage: Abolish

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

Social Security: Privatize

Healthcare: Abolish Obamacare.

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

Deficit/Debt: Cut spending and stop borrowing.

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

Unions: Unions are cancer

Energy: Private sector

Job Creation: private sector

Education: Private sector

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

Foreign Policy
Only go to war as last resort. Sanctions are an act of war. Foreign aid is unconstitutional. Get rid of bases in other countries.
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