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« on: September 21, 2017, 11:34:40 pm »
« edited: February 01, 2018, 11:10:11 pm by MB »

Ideology: Populist Left-libertarian

Abortion: Up to 1st trimester only

Climate Change: Is real.

Same-Sex Marriage: Support. The government shouldn't be involved in marriage.

Drugs: I support legalization of recreational marijuana, magic mushrooms; decriminalize all others (except for krokodil and fentanyl/other highly

Death Penalty: Oppose except for those convicted of genocide, war crimes, and mass murder

Euthanasia: I don't agree with it and think it should be legal only for completely aware people with absolutely no chance of survival.

Gun Control: I support the 2nd amendment and some background checks. No bans.

Affirmative Action: Oppose

Political correctness: Don't agree with it. It's your right to free speech, so you can be as politically correct or incorrect as you want.

Immigration: Pathway to citizenship for DREAMers and long-term illegals.

Muslim Ban: It's not the worst thing in the world but I wouldn't implement it if I was POTUS.

Minimum Wage: Increase $12 minimum, higher in some states

Universal Basic Income: Decently good idea, but I'd prefer other options first

Energy: Support hydroelectric, geothermal as priorities, wind somewhat and nuclear/fossil fuels/coal as a last resort.

War/Foreign: Non interventionist

Healthcare: Support a universal plan

Trade: Support fair trading policies and prevention of outsourcing.
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 05:29:02 pm »

Foreign
NATO: I think we should renegotiate as it benefits Europe more than it benefits us.

ISIS: ISIS was created as a result of the invasion of Iraq along with disastrous foreign policy since. Thankfully it seems to be getting smaller, but I do support strikes on their bases (not on civilian targets however).

China and Russia: Both are corrupt dictatorships that we need to be allied with. It would be disastrous to have a war with either of them. We should continue trade and build better relations.

Cuba: End all aspects of the embargo and build good relationship.

Israel: I support a two state solution.

Syria/Refugees: "Extreme vetting" as proposed by Trump. Admit a select number (no more than 510,000) every year and prioritize families over single men.

Electoral Reform
Electoral College Reform: Abolish it and include the territories in a popular vote.

Gerrymandering: Nothing should be taken into account besides population when drawing districts.

Term limits: Oppose

Voter ID: Oppose, and make all voting by mail.

Primaries: Get rid of the delegates and choose the nominee by a direct popular vote held on one day. Allow anyone to vote in either party's primary.

Statehood: Support D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico as states. Also I think some should be split.

Voting age: Lower to 16

Corruption/Lobbying: Ban all corporate lobbying.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 11:38:15 pm »
« Edited: March 15, 2018, 08:14:09 pm by MB »

Here's a slightly updated one. I doubt it's changed much from the last time, I just like doing stuff like this.

Social Policy

Abortion
I personally oppose abortion, and see it as morally wrong.
I don't care a whole lot about abortion politically. It's a non-issue for me.

LGBT Rights
Support equal rights as heterosexuals. Simple as that.
Ban conversion therapy, unless it's consensual (for whatever reason).

Guns:
Don't support banning any certain type of gun.
Support allowing gun possession for medical marijuana users.
Support enforcing the laws we have.
Support universal background checks.

Drugs
Marijuana, mushrooms, LSD, other soft drugs should be legalized.
There should not be a limit on amount of marijuana you are allowed to possess, or number of plants you can grow.
Hard drug use should be decriminalized and the sentence should be rehab.
The DEA should only be focused on smuggling of hard drugs.

Death Penalty
I oppose the death penalty, with the exception of war criminals.

Prostitution
I support legalizing all forms of prostitution.

Immigration
Support amnesty for all non-criminal illegals.
I oppose a wall as it wouldn't be effective.
I also oppose an open-border policy.

Term Limits
I support limits on number of consecutive terms, but not lifetime limits.

Affirmative Action
I oppose affirmative action.

Confederate Flags/Monuments
It should be up to the town or county, not the federal government.
Statues that are removed should be put in museums, not destroyed.
Right to display the confederate flag falls under the 1st amendment.

PATRIOT Act and NSA Surveillance
The PATRIOT Act should be repealed.
The NSA should be abolished and all its necessary functions transferred to the CIA.
Whistleblowers should be constitutionally protected.

First Amendment
The First Amendment should be absolute and should apply everywhere.

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage
The minimum wage should depend on the cost of living, but should not be lower than $12 anywhere.

Trade
Renegotiate NAFTA, withdraw from the WTO.
Don't enter the TPP.
I am skeptical of free trade agreements.
I oppose outsourcing of jobs. Corporations that outsource should be severely punished.

Taxes
I support abolition of the income tax for anyone making under $30,000 a year.
Taxes should be much higher than they are now for anyone making over $1,000,000 a year.

Social Security
I strongly support social security. No raising the retirement age and no privatization.

Healthcare
I support universal healthcare.

College tuition
College tuition should be affordable or free. Student loan debts should be forgiven.

Foreign Policy

Russia/China
U.S., China, and Russia should be very strong allies.

Military Spending and Foreign Aid
Spending on both should be decreased.
No foreign aid to dictatorships or corrupt states.

Syria
Withdraw from Syria and let the problem sort itself out.

Afghanistan
Withdraw from Afghanistan and let the problem sort itself out.

Environment

Renewable Energy
Renewable energy should be preferred. Geothermal especially should be explored.

Elections

Reform
Support limits on campaign contributions.
Institute ranked-choice voting and multi-member districts.
Abolish the electoral college.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2018, 12:46:50 am »

Same-Sex Marriage: Im strongly in favor of SSM. The government should actively encourage homosexuality.
Uh, what?
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2018, 02:33:18 am »
« Edited: November 26, 2018, 02:37:54 am by MB »

Overview:
Social: Left
Economic: Left
Foreign: non-interventionist
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Social Policy:
Abortion: I can't really justify it, but at the same time I can't really justify banning it, so pretty neutral I guess. Not an issue I care about that much.
Same-Sex Marriage: Strongly support, obviously.
Drug Laws: FREE THE WEED (and everything else!). Pardon everyone convicted of drug offenses.
Death Penalty: Usually oppose as I can't justify giving our justice system that power, but there are a few people who I wouldn't be sad to see go.
Gun Control: Nope.
Religious Freedom: Too broad and vague, if you're talking about the dogwhistle then no but if you take it literally then of course
Affirmative Action: Not a fan, instead we should implement reduced/free tuition, especially for low income people
Political Correctness: Who cares? People who obsess over it are dumb@sses.
Euthanasia: See abortion.
Prostitution: Arresting prostitutes is a bad move. Legalize it I guess.
Immigration: Just leave people be. They came, they're here, so what?
Criminal justice: Ohh boy. Yeah, basically take the most left wing view on everything related to this and I have it.

Economic Policy:
Minimum Wage: It's good to have a minimum wage. Preferably one that's high enough for people to actually be able to afford basic needs.
Right to Work: F**k you, Scott Walker
Taxation: Higher taxes on the rich, lower on everyone else
Healthcare: Universal healthcare is the only way to go (and with that, single payer).
Education: As someone who's part of the American education system, it's...bad. But going in and teaching people to be good little obedient workers ain't good either. Obviously increase funding to the underfunded schools (which really need some funding). For college, make it reduced cost or tuition free. Also, waive all student debt.
Free Trade: Unrestricted free trade is bad, mostly cause I really, really can't trust a lot of the multinational corporations. But, protectionism and tariffs don't work either. I'm good with it as long as the people on both sides of it are benefiting and performing fair labor (no sweatshops for example).

Foreign Policy and National Security:
Most of the time we try to go to war, it, well, just doesn't work. Also, antagonizing countries is a bad strategy, as is supporting sh!tty dictators (supporting and supplying the Saudis now is just like supporting Pinochet or the Contras during the Cold War). Just, respect everyone that's respectable.

If we could ever get true bilateral nuclear disarmament that would be great, but sadly it ain't happening anytime soon.

I'm pro-privacy and oppose surveillance state measures disguised as "national security". Also, the 1st amendment is great.

Environment:
Climate Change: It's here and it's bad. Ideally we'd switch as soon as possible to purely renewable energy but again that ain't happening.

Electoral and Political Reform:
Term limits: Nah.
Electoral College Reform: Get rid of it
Voter ID: Nationwide vote by mail
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