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E: -6.71, S: -1.24

« on: February 07, 2015, 07:15:14 am »

Results: http://voteforpolicies.org.uk/survey/results/54D5FA7BE7143:

Results:

Labor- 44.44%
Liberal Democrats- 33.33%
Green- 11.11%
Conservatives- 11.11%

Crime: Labour
Democracy: Greens
Economy: Liberal Democrats
Education: Liberal Democrats
Environment: Labour
Europe: Liberal Democrats
Health: Conservatives
Immigration: Labour
Welfare: Labour

My Voting Preferences in the UK:

1. Liberal Democrats
2. Labour
3. Greens
4. Conservatives
5. UKIP
6. BNP
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2015, 07:57:11 am »

Going to put this quiz the politics quiz list page.
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2015, 07:28:43 pm »

Gonna copy LibertarianRepublican topics, and do my views.

Social Policy:

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

Economic Issues:

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

Foreign Policy and National Security

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

Environment

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

Electoral Reform

Electoral College: Abolish, in favour of the Popular Vote.
Gerrymandering: Establish, independent congressional drawing group. Eliminate Gerrymandering,
Term limits: Support, 2 terms for senate, 4 terms for house.
Voter ID: Fundamentally Oppose
Compulsory Voting: Definitely not.
Voter Registration: No forced registration, make it easier for citizens to register as a voter.
Statehood: Allow DC, Puerto Rico, and other habited  US territories, to become states with a referendum in their territory.
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2015, 11:09:21 pm »

Political Philosophy: I consider myself an religious left, with a strong consideration of community. I believe that the community is more important than the individual, and that society should have laws protecting community norms. I believe we need to peruse economic equality, through government and have some reasonable restrictions on freedom to live in a safe and morally righteous society.

Social Issues

Abortion:
The right to life, supersedes the right to choose. A woman does not have the freedom, to abort a child as that is taking away the life of the fetus. Whether, the fetus is alive then, it will eventually be alive, and a person should not be judged on what it currently is, but what it can be.

 I support laws restricting abortion, except to save the life of the mother, rape or severely under-age pregnancy ( -14). I oppose straight out blanket laws banning abortion, in all but those case as there may be some exceptions in where the abortion needs to happen, even though it is the morally wrong thing to do.

I also believe there should be no government money, directly going to fund abortion companies or funding for abortions.

Drugs/Legalization:
Drugs, are a threat to society, and depending on their level of danger should be banned or not banned. Drugs should be decriminalized, and people who take drugs should be put into rehabilitation instead of jail. Marijuana and other light drugs, can also be legalized if society is ready for that.

Euthanasia: On the whole, Euthanasia should not be legal, however there should be some exceptions for people who are suffering from sever conditions, with no hope for recovery, or are in immense pain.

Gay Rights:
Gay Rights should be supported and Same-Sex marriage should be legalized. However, a church has a right to deny marriage to same-sex couples as it is a private entity and operates under religious values, and is the one giving out marriage licenses.

Gun Control: Gun Control is essential and needed in any civilized society. We as a society, should have gun restrictions, gun registration, and psychological tests for anyone who wants to use a gun. Anyone using a gun should have their guns restricted from them, until they complete and pass these tests to make sure they are sane people. Some guns, including assault weapons and military weapons should be banned from society, including cops and only be used in terrorist cases or in the military.

Immigration: There should be an increase in legal immigration in a country, Immigrants are an essential part of the country that they come to and are an enrichment to society. However we should not have open borders, and we should regulate whoever comes into the country, to ensure that they will not cause harm to society. Immigrants should also be required to learn the native language of the country that they come to.

Immigration Laws should be followed, and Illegal Immigrants should not stay in the country, until they apply for citizenship the legal way, Illegal Immigrants can get a pathway to citizenship after they have gone back to their home country.

Prostitution:
We should legalese Prostitution, not because I approve for it, because we need to make sure everyone in the Prostitution business is being treated fairly, and that women or men are being treated with dignity. We also need to regulated actions going on in the Prostitution business and not legalizing it, will not make this possible.

Separation of Church and State: The separation of church and state is necessary is an government system, to make sure that one faith is not holding more power than others. However, Prayers should be allowed in school and in public places, if it is not mandatory, and it is not directed at a specific religion. Religious references in public, are alright as they hold the religious beliefs of the nation.

Scientific Research:
I support scientific research in topics and to further our knowledge about the world, however there are some things that science cannot solve. I do not oppose GMO's and acknowledge that they are prefectly safe to eat, however consumers have a right to know what is in their foods, and I would not eat GMO's because they are not grown naturally, even if they do not have any health effects on the body.

Smoking Bans: I support smoking bans in public ( or anywhere other than in a private home), to stop passive smoking in public, and exposure to smoke for children. I support banning second hand smokes, and support raising 'sin' taxes on smoking, to try to force people out of smoking. I support providing money from 'sin' taxes raised to help people that addicted to smoking and try to help them to force quitting. I support restricting smoking ads and the availability of cigarettes in shops.

Affirmative Action: I oppose affirmative action, as it disregards the white working class, in comparison to the black working class, and the fact of the working class and middle class in their attempts of finding an education, based on academic level, and not because of race.

However I dot see the necessity of affirmative action, in some cases, where groups were oppressed, like apartheid in South Africa, and the caste system in India and Nepal. However, this would not be needed, if we made tertiary education public, and free for all, and providing vouchers for talented students to go onto private colleges free of charge.
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2015, 01:34:20 am »

Economic Issues

Taxation: I strongly support a very progressive tax rate with 90%+ for those making more than $ 1 000 000, and making sure the tax rate, does not go above 15% for those earning less than $ 100 000. I also support having no tax rates on those earning less than $ 25 000, except public good tax rates. We should increase tax rates on corporations, while reducing tax rates on starting and small business. End corporate tax loopholes, and favors is a given.

Education:
Make education nationalized, while allowing private and charter schools. Allow fee, education from childcare- to university and mandatory K-12 education taken care by the government. However talented students and students in failing schools should get vouchers to go to private or charter schools, giving them the opportunity to pursue a better education.

Environment:
I am an environmentalist, and I support laws protecting the environment, always against corporations exploiting the environment, carbon emission laws and I support the Carbon tax. We are stewards of the world, we are one with nature and we have a responsibility to protect and preserve the environment for future generations.

However, this does not mean I am fully opposed to using the environment for human needs, we need to control the environment and use as little as we need, as future generations will need to use the environment, just like us and it is our responsibility to sustain the environment for future generations and for our children.

Social Security: Social Security is an essential aspect of society, and it provides people with people to live their life with dignity. Social security should be protected at all costs, there should be opposition of privatization of social security at all costs and social security should be expanded to more working and middle class families, and should be given to more than those in poverty and the elderly, this along with the welfare state should be expanded in society.

Unions: Unions are essential to the employee and the worker, in the fact that they provide service to the worker in getting a good working conditions, a proper wage and the fact that they keep the employer in check. However, I do not believe that everyone should be forced into joining a union, I still recognize all good things they do to society, while acknowledging there are some unions, that have become monopolistic, and profit-driven, that do not protect and help the worker but instead help their personal money motive and gain.

Health Care: Full Universal Single-Payer Health Care is needed in needed any civilized, modern society as an universal right.

Energy:
We should nationalize the energy sector, and get the profits of energy consumption back to the people. We should strive for the use of green industry as the future, and provide aid to green energy to peruse solar, wind etc. energy sources to use in the future. However currently, Oil, Gas, Coal etc. are the most reliable choice and we should use them as a means to provide electricity and energy until Green sources  of energy can be used.
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2016, 08:08:32 pm »

Ideology

Economic Issues:
Minimum Wage: $0.00
Right-to-Work: In all 50 states and then get rid of unions
Taxation: National sales tax (we got along just fine with no income tax pre-1913)
Healthcare: Remove all restrictions on the free market, focus on HSAs to make consumers more cost-conscious
Social Security: Privatize it
Education: School choice and vouchers.  Make options for what grade school to go to more like college choices.
Balanced Budget Amendment: Support
How morally righteous of you.

Such a christian and a moral person.
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2016, 08:53:38 pm »

Politcal Matrix Test
* (Critical)

1. The right to individual autonomy is important, even if it threatens collective security:
(Usually Disagree)

2. The government should penalize organizations that practice outsourcing.
(Agree*)

3. Giving faith-based charities the same government resources as secular organizations is a good idea.
(Disagree)

4. We should increase foreign aid to countries struggling with poverty.
(Usually Disagree)

5. We should increase funding for education.
(Neutral)

6. Heterosexual couples should receive higher marital recognition than same-sex couples. (Disagree*)

7. Overall, free trade hurts more than it helps.
(Agree*)

8. We should reduce the number of government programs substantially.
(Neutral)

9. Abortion should be illegal or very heavily restricted.
(Neutral)

10. The government should fund museums, theaters, and other cultural institutions that are unable to survive independently.
(Agree)

11. The government should subsidize health insurance for those who cannot easily afford it.
(Agree*)

12. The government should work to reduce children's exposure to offensive radio and television content.
(Neutral)

13. It is unfair that wealthier people pay higher tax rates.
(Disagree*)

14. The minimum wage should be raised.
(Neutral)

15. Marijuana should be legalized.
(Usually Disagree)

16. Society focuses too much on forcing equality at the expense of real merit.
(Usually Agree)

17. Violating individual rights is acceptable when it comes to fighting terrorism.
(Neutral)

18. Current levels of government regulation on industry are excessive.
(Neutral)

19. The government should provide basic needs for all people.
(Agree*)

20. The death penalty should be an option for serious crimes.
(Neutral)

21. We should reduce the difficulty of immigration.
(Usually Disagree)

22. Union workers should be protected against being fired during strikes.
(Usually Agree*)

23. Prostitution should be legalized.
(Usually Disagree*)

24. Flag burning should be banned.
(Usually Disagree)

25. I support affirmative action.
(Usually Disagree)

26. The government should impose tariffs to protect industries from foreign competition.
(Agree*)

27. Physician-assisted suicide should be legal if the patient is capable of informed, rational consent.(Usually Disagree)

Economic Score: (-4.00)
Social Score (0.00)



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