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Derek
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« on: June 11, 2010, 08:44:12 pm »

Haha Guess what mine are:

abortion: Life begins at conception.

Gays: gays in scouts is ok, but scouts have the right to discriminate. Gay marriage is ok, but states should have the right to vote on that. Gays in the military is ok as long as it's not a distraction. Gay adoptions aren't natural.

In God We Trust shall always remain on the penny and the same goes for UNDER GOD!

Death Penalty: strongly AGAINST believe it or not

Affirmative Action: strongly IN FAVOR OF believe it or not

Flag burning is an American's right but that doesn't stop me from getting in someone's way of that.

Health Care: no denial for preexisting conditions
                     allow people to remain on insurance until age 25
                     allow companies to compete across state lines
                     cap of $1,000,000 on frivolous law suits
                     health and medical savings accounts that work like social security

Social Security: Retirement age remains 66.
                         Lock box where congress can't touch it
                         no penalties for recipients regardless of income
                         Invest 20% of it into the private sector so it can gain interest.
                         Money paid into social security in 1965 isn't worth as much now.

Medicare: Protect seniors at all costs. Keep medicare protected like social security.

Welfare: 6 month term limits for recipients
              must choose between welfare and unemployment
              Medicaid is ok even for illegal immigrants. (Yes I said that, same Derek as always.)

Unions: Fundamental Right to Work in all 50 states.
             A good cause has turned into socialism with government ties.

Taxes: 23% VAT on all goods other than food and clothes
            increase user fees to pay off deficit
            REPEAL THE 16TH AMENDMENT!!!
            End all excess taxes; marriage, death, liquor, cigarettes, tobacco, etc.

Trade: Keep NAFTA, CAFTA, and GATT
           Thumbs up to the free market
           Tariffs on imports by water are unconstitutional.
           Reduce tariffs to the lowest possible level but keep what must be kept.

Environment: Cap and trade was a step in the RIGHT direction.
                      I'm all for green jobs.
                      Increase and expand mercury clean up.
                      Keep Alaska wild.
                      Go further to protect endangered species.

Government: Ban soft money to federal campaigns.
                     End tax breaks for campaign donations.
                     Corporations and unions don't vote in elections, people do.
                     Six 2 year terms for the House and Two 6 year terms in the Senate.
                     Constitutional Amendment requiring a balanced budget each year.
                     Cap of $200,000,000 can be spent in a campaign and no one can opt out.
                     I support McCain/Fiengold.

Education: School vouchers in every county of the U.S.
                  Parents choose schools for their children, not politicians like Ted Kennedy.
                  Build more schools with smaller classes.
                  Teachers unions are a monopoly that has lost it's ways.
                  School prayer is ok, but not teacher led.
                  School uniforms are boring.

Guns: fundamental right to gun ownership with no exceptions

Immigration: Illegal immigrants are God's children too.
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Derek
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2010, 02:58:37 am »

Nice to see you lay of the far-right trolling act for just one post Derek. Paticularly amusing to see you supporting affirmative action "strongly" yet, in another thread, you said you'd vote for George Wallace in 1968.

Yes rockingham. The Chinese govt is a horribly repressive body which should be destroyed by actual believers in freedom, unlike you.
Look genius, allow me to repost part of my self description, thus proving myself a true believer in freedom. Did it not occur to you that people might be willing to vote for a party which supported the elimination of sociopathy, that it would not require tyranny? Probably not now I admit, but sometime in the future.

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Constitutional Issues

Summary – Public empowerment+meritocracy

•   Campaign finance reform: Donations of more then a $1000 from any single individual forbidden. Church/business/union role in campaign financing or organization forbidden. Attempts to circumvent this sneakily forbidden.

•   Political representation: The Tasmanian system. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_Tasmania)

•   Constitution: A fairly standard set of negative and positive rights(ie. Freedom of speech, entitlement to healthcare/water/food and so on). Distinctively I advocate a greater emphasis on freedom of association then most people embrace, and “freedom of community”(as opposed to the current system of mandatory individualism). Also I see very little value in the right of privacy from the government, so long a checks and balances exist to prevent abuses.

•   Local government – If the citizens took local government seriously, I would support significant Swiss-style devolution. They do not, however. The obvious remedy would be mandatory turnout at elections +making local government more important, but that could backfire.

•   Meritocracy: In many countries, the judiciary has very significant de facto legislative power. Given that precedent, I think the most learned individuals should play a greater role(albeit perhaps not a direct legislative role) in the political system. It is a travesty for example that scientists have not been able to exert more pressure on the political system to act against global warming.

I'm for the states deciding most of these issues. It's called pragmatism. Believe it or not, I'm really not all that far to the right. What is rightwing about having open borders and cap and trade?
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Derek
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2010, 10:52:57 pm »

You're really not all that far to the right?

Derek on Ragheads:
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I'd love to see Israel wipe out the middle east except for Iraq because we're working hard to rebuild it.

Haha I'm not going to comment on that. You're calling them ragheads? I'm not stopping you from saying that.
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Derek
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2010, 10:54:30 pm »

Nice to see you lay of the far-right trolling act for just one post Derek. Paticularly amusing to see you supporting affirmative action "strongly" yet, in another thread, you said you'd vote for George Wallace in 1968.

Yes rockingham. The Chinese govt is a horribly repressive body which should be destroyed by actual believers in freedom, unlike you.
Look genius, allow me to repost part of my self description, thus proving myself a true believer in freedom. Did it not occur to you that people might be willing to vote for a party which supported the elimination of sociopathy, that it would not require tyranny? Probably not now I admit, but sometime in the future.

Quote
Constitutional Issues

Summary – Public empowerment+meritocracy

•   Campaign finance reform: Donations of more then a $1000 from any single individual forbidden. Church/business/union role in campaign financing or organization forbidden. Attempts to circumvent this sneakily forbidden.

•   Political representation: The Tasmanian system. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_Tasmania)

•   Constitution: A fairly standard set of negative and positive rights(ie. Freedom of speech, entitlement to healthcare/water/food and so on). Distinctively I advocate a greater emphasis on freedom of association then most people embrace, and “freedom of community”(as opposed to the current system of mandatory individualism). Also I see very little value in the right of privacy from the government, so long a checks and balances exist to prevent abuses.

•   Local government – If the citizens took local government seriously, I would support significant Swiss-style devolution. They do not, however. The obvious remedy would be mandatory turnout at elections +making local government more important, but that could backfire.

•   Meritocracy: In many countries, the judiciary has very significant de facto legislative power. Given that precedent, I think the most learned individuals should play a greater role(albeit perhaps not a direct legislative role) in the political system. It is a travesty for example that scientists have not been able to exert more pressure on the political system to act against global warming.

Oh sorry you're saying lay off. I misread what you meant. I'm the type of politician that will take a side if it's a short gain and if I have to adjust my position to advance conservatism I'll do it. Not sure if I made sense there. I consider myself a centrist.
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Derek
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2010, 01:21:21 am »

Rockingham and Derek should both take the Political Matrix test. I think it would be interesting.

What would you predict their scores to be?

How do I take it?
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Derek
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2010, 02:46:13 am »

How do I post my results?

Economic Score +5.68
Social Score -3.13

Those were the most vague questions that could've been asked. That's why I'm posting my views in the individual politics section. So far I've posted education, foreign, defense, economics, and government reform.
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2010, 02:47:01 am »

 Economic score: +5.68
Social score: -3.13Note your scores and Login to your Atlas Account to Save your Scores

Your score pegs you as economically capitalist and socially moderately libertarian.

Capitalists generally support an open free market and lower taxes, but also support government restrictions on blatantly abusive industry. Capitalists also often differ from their more extreme peers in that, while they may support significantly lower taxes, they are less apt to support complete elimination of taxation or near-complete elimination of government.

Moderate social libertarians generally favor a hands-off approach to social legislation. They may believe that the government has no right to enforce morals, but may support certain controls on individual rights to avoid crime, drug use, or similar social ills.
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Derek
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2010, 09:44:52 am »

And how do you measure conservatism and liberalism? Obviously I come off as a right wing extremist in my words, but in my policies and writing I'm alot more in the middle. I try not to go by words because sometimes words are big and hard to understand.
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Derek
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2010, 03:10:19 pm »

And how do you measure conservatism and liberalism? Obviously I come off as a right wing extremist in my words, but in my policies and writing I'm alot more in the middle. I try not to go by words because sometimes words are big and hard to understand.

depends on wether or not you wish government to enact new legislation in order to address the moral claims of society. For example conservatives normally oppose gay marriage and want government to stay out of the issue, and thus they want a social system that preserves the older moral claims.

No kidding. I'm saying how do you measure how conservative or liberal someone is?
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Derek
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2010, 12:11:03 pm »

Make love not war.

I've seen that bumper sticker too.
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