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HillGoose
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Political Matrix
E: 5.87, S: -5.83

« on: September 14, 2018, 12:42:56 pm »

I'm gonna do one now.

Foreign Policy: I believe in expanding NATO, increasing military spending, having US troops in Ukraine, and liberating Syria, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Belarus, Sudan. And continuing drone strikes to kill terrorists.
Drugs: I believe all drugs should be legal. Including meth, heroin, DMT, whatever. People are still responsible for crimes they commit while under the influence, however.
Abortion: No government ban, but also no federal funding.
LGBT: Legal SSM. Let people do whatever they want with their sexuality, government doesn't belong in it. That means it's also okay to not sell to LGBT, but you're an idiot if you're running a business and actively refusing customers.
Welfare/Social Security: I believe in ending Social Security. I think welfare should still exist for poor children and adults who prove they are responsible enough to deserve it. I do not believe anti-vaxxers should get welfare benefits.
Free Trade: Free trade is the best, I support NAFTA, TPP, and want the US more integrated in free trade and the global economy.
Education: I think the government should replace teachers with computers. It will save a lot of money.
Taxes: I believe in lower corporate rates, lower rates on high-income earners, abolishing capital gains taxes, as well abolishing estate taxes. I believe in getting tax rates as low as possible.
Minimum Wage: I don't believe in a minimum wage, certainly not increasing it either. Minimum wage jobs are to build experience, not to have a family on.
Prostitution: I believe it should be legal nationwide for any consenting person over the age of 21, to either buy or sell.
Immigration: Make it as easy as possible for people to immigrate here, without going open-borders. Background check for no criminal connections, but otherwise no restrictions on legal immigration.
Separation of Church and State: I don't believe there should be any references to religion in government. No Ten Commandments in courthouses, no religious-based policies, none of it. We are a secular nation.
Environment: I believe the free market will solve all environmental issues.
Euthanasia: Oppose on a personal basis. Lawyers should have to produce documentation that you want to die and confirm it in court before anyone has euthanasia done.
Healthcare: Repeal PPACA with no replacement, government doesn't belong in healthcare, except to provide healthcare for poor children.
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HillGoose
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E: 5.87, S: -5.83

« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2018, 05:47:47 pm »

guess the best way to put myself would be a sort of, as some users have pointed out, "Randist" or Objectivist, that permeates a lot of my views, I'd say I'm neoliberal on economics, pretty damn libertarian on social or domestic policy, and of course I'm a neoconservative ultrahawk in foreign policy.

I'll hit some of my ideological highlights here:

Economics -

Social Security - I swear that Social Security and Medicare are Ponzi schemes straight out of a smoke filled room, sold by the snake oil salesmen known as socialists. I want Social Security and Medicare abolished.

Welfare/ Government benefits - poor kids, they should get healthcare, they should get food, you know. Their parents shouldn't. If you're an adult you should be finding a way to make things work.

Taxes -  I'm in favor of a flat income tax, or abolishing income tax altogether if it's fiscally possible. I'm opposed to capital gains taxes, estate taxes, and corporate taxes. Sales taxes are alright with me, usually.  I think, ideally, most tax revenue should be coming from a combination of a lower rate flat income tax, sales taxes, particularly by legalizing all drugs, prostitution, etc.

Free Trade - I'm totally in favor of having free trade as much as possible. To illustrate this, I'm in favor of a North American Union (consisting of at least the USA, Canada, and Mexico) including a common currency and a common market, as well as major free trade agreements elsewhere. I'd like to see big free trade agreements between the US and the rest of the Pacific rim nations, as well as Africa.

Climate Change - I firmly believe the free market will solve climate change, so environmental regulations are mostly unnecessary.

Healthcare - Repeal ACA with no replacement, abolish Medicare, leave Medicaid only for low-income children.

Social/Domestic Policy -

Drug Policy - I'm totally in favor of a blanket, nationwide decriminalization of all drugs, with statewide popular referendums legalizing whatever substance on the referendum for commercial use or sale. Literally everything is included, basically to where its not illegal to possess, use, or sale (federally, on a non-commercial basis) everything from marijuana to LSD to crack to meth, you name it. Then if some state decides they want to legalize whatever for commercial purposes, put it to a popular vote.

LGBT Rights - I support same-sex marriage, as well as adoption rights for same-sex couples. I'm opposed to the government forcing a business to bake a cake for a gay wedding or anything like that. If you own a business and you're refusing business, you're an idiot and the free market will put you out of business if the free market of public opinion and media outrage doesn't first.

Gun Rights - Totally in support of Second Amendment rights. I can get behind taking away the right to own a gun from those convicted of a violent felony, otherwise, you should be able to have whatever you want. Bazooka, minigun, towed howitzer, an M1 Abrams, whatever. The US needs a heavily armed population in case the Russians ever attempt a mainland invasion.

Abortion- I really don't care. It's not the government's business, shouldn't be funding it, shouldn't be banning it.

Death Penalty - Opposed to it just because I think those convicted of the most heinous crimes should have to essentially live as nothing more than a punching bag for the other inmates as long as possible.

Church and State Issues - I'm very in favor of the total separation of church and state, removing Ten Commandments from Courthouses, etc. as well as I believe churches should be taxed in the same way other institutions are.

Foreign Policy -

War on Terror - Completely in support of continuing the Global War on Terror that terrorists brought to our shores on 9/11. Continue troop presence in Afghanistan until the job is done. I don't believe America should have withdrawn from Iraq prior to 2050, it was a real mistake to do so. I support sanctions on and the eventual liberation of the remaining Axis of Evil, Iran and North Korea, as well as beyond the Axis of Evil such as Syria, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Cuba, Sudan, and others.

Russia/NATO - The NATO response to the annexation of Crimea was far too weak, and the US and NATO haven't been involved enough in ending the war in Donbass and ensuring Ukrainian territorial integrity by taking a hard line on Russia. I also support expanding NATO to include Ukraine, Finland, and Georgia.

Pacific Region issues - Project power in the South China sea, maintain our close ties with Tawian, South Korea, and Japan. I'd like to see more cooperation with Indonesia and India as well.

Immigration - I'm very in favor of legal immigration. Honestly I believe if you have any ability to fill a job, even if it's just lifting boxes or sweeping floors, and you don't have a criminal record, you should be allowed to immigrate into the US easily.

So I guess that's sort of a general overview. It'll be interesting to come back to this later and see how I change.
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HillGoose
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Political Matrix
E: 5.87, S: -5.83

« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 06:05:09 am »

my political views is that we need to kick the man's ass.
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