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Lechasseur
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Political Matrix
E: -0.52, S: 3.13

« on: May 14, 2018, 05:47:00 pm »
« edited: May 14, 2018, 05:56:43 pm by Lechasseur »

Overview:
Social: Conservative
Economic: Moderate to Centre-left (by American Standards)
National Security: Realist
Party Affiliation: Republican

Social Policy:
Abortion: I'm pro-life and personally oppose it except in cases of rape, incest, and if the mother's life is in danger. In practice, I support a 20-week abortion ban but I wouldn't go any further than that
Same-Sex Marriage: I would have prefered civil unions but I'm OK with Same-Sex Marriage now. That being said, churches and other religious institutions shouldn't be forced to conduct them
Drug Laws: maybe not outright legalize marijuana (it might send a bad message) but I support decriminalization because it's not something you should go to jail for using
Death Penalty: I support it in cases of murder, terrorism, and rape under certain circumstances
Gun Control: I'd imagine stricter background checks are needed, but I'm not an expert on this subject so I won't say more than that
Religious Freedom: needs to be protected
Affirmative Action: Oppose
Political Correctness: Has gone way too far
Euthanasia: Support as long as the patient is terminally ill
Prostitution: Oppose
Pornography: it's a public health issue, I'd support a law like the one that just went into effect in the UK on the subject, where you would have to opt in with your internet provider in order to access it 
Immigration: I would support giving people in the US illegally legal status on a case by case basis (but it would more be the exception rather than the rule) and I oppose a blanket amnesty.
I think legal immigration should be reduced and we should mainly be letting in westernized and or highly educated immigrants (and students of course) who are thus capable of integrating and adhering to Western values. I'm against the Muslim ban though (I'm not sure if it's still in place but it's unconstitutional and I know some great people from Muslim countries so banning them would be dumb)

Economic Policy:
Minimum Wage: I support raising the Federal Minimum Wage, but $15/hour is ridiculous, $9-$10 would make a lot more sense. States and cities would be free to adopt a higher minimum wage. The minimum wage should also be indexed to inflation.
Right to Work: Oppose
Taxation: Abolish worldwide taxation. I'm opposed to Trump's tax cuts though, they're just blowing a hole in the deficit. Taxation should be based on the needs of the Treasury and not on ideology and should be fixed accordingly, as long as the rates are reasonable (no one should ever have to pay more than hall of their income in taxes, if the government was spending that much then spending cuts would be necessary). I support progressive taxation. I'd support increasing the sales tax in order to lower property taxes.    
Healthcare: Support universal healthcare, but in practice I think the best thing that could be realistic in the short to medium term would be to expand Medicaid or to create a public option.
Education: Support vouchers, find solutions to make college affordable (create programs like the Hope Scholarship in Georgia)
Free Trade: I support it in principle but if it hurts the country's interests protections have to be put in place

Foreign Policy and National Security:
Iran: I supported the Iran deal and opposed Trump ripping it up
Syria: fight ISIS but otherwise don't get involved
Israel/Palestine: I support a two-state solution
Russia: improve relations and ties with Russia

Environment:
Climate Change: it's real and it has to be fought (reduce emissions, invest in renewable energy). We shouldn't have left the Paris climate agreement.

Electoral and Political Reform:
Term limits: Oppose (except for the Presidency)
Electoral College Reform: Oppose
Voter ID: support
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Lechasseur
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Political Matrix
E: -0.52, S: 3.13

« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 09:58:26 am »
« Edited: March 24, 2019, 03:44:00 am by Lechasseur »

Overview:
Social: Centre-Right to Right-Wing
Economic: Moderate
Foreign: Realist
Party Affiliation: None officially, but I generally vote GOP

Social Policy:
Abortion: It's a complicated question. I don't support banning abortion, as there are circumstances where it's understandable (or even necessary, in the case of if the mother's life is endangered), but I think there should only be legal in the first 15-20 weeks.

Same-Sex Marriage: I opposed it at the time, but now it's the law of the land and I don't think it should be overturned.

Drug Laws: I'd say I support decriminalization. I don't think marijuana should be legalized as it sends a bad message and I don't believe it to be good for society, but I don't think people should go to jail just possessing small amounts either.

Death Penalty: I support it.

Gun Control: Frankly I'm not an expert on this question. All I know is I believe gun ownership should be legal, but some restrictions probably make sense.

Religious Freedom: I support it.

Euthanasia: Support for terminally ill people who willingly chose it. Not in any other cases.

Prostitution: Oppose

Immigration: I support immigration of middle class, skilled immigrants who are capable of integrating properly into society. I oppose illegal immigration (regularization should be possible for people who overstayed a visa or something on a case by case basis but there should be a zero tolerance policy for people who entered the country illegally).

Economic Policy:
Minimum Wage: I strongly support a minimum wage, increasing each year with inflation. It should be able to be lived on modestly.

Right to Work: I support this, as I don't think workers should be forced to pay dues to organizations that they do not belong to. However, we must maintain all regulations and laws that guarantee fair working hours, pay, and working conditions for all workers. I would also indirectly encourage unionism, as that can help with improving conditions.

Taxation: I don't believe tax policy should be determined on ideological grounds. Tax policy should be determined in such a way that the government gets the revenue it needs, no more, no less.

Healthcare: I support mulitpayer healthcare, like Australia's which includes a strong and robust public health system. I think people have a right to healthcare, to walk into the ED and get treatment, dental and eye care. These are basic necessities.
 
Education: I support lowering the cost of education on the student, along with reforming education policy in order to make teaching attractive again. Free Community College I think is a good idea. I also think Common Core should be abolished. I support charter schools. I also think more people need to be pushed to got to grade school instead of college.

Free Trade: It's good with countries with similar wages and regulations as ours, but it puts us at a disadvantage to have Free Trade with countries where workers are paid less, have less protections and where there is little regulation.

Foreign Policy and National Security:
I'm a realist. Intervention is sometimes necessary but it shouldn't be done on ideological grounds.

Environment:
There needs to be better environmental regulation. We should pursue renewable generation and storage, as they will become economically advantageous.

Electoral and Political Reform:

I'd support proportional representation, but that isn't realistic in the US.
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