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The Age Wave
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Posts: 944
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Political Matrix
E: 0.39, S: -2.43

« on: October 01, 2009, 02:14:29 pm »

I will just list some of my beliefs.

Universal Health care: SUPPORT!
Gay marriage: Oppose
NAFTA: Oppose
Immigration reform: Support
Union rights: Support
Taxes: Lower
Social Security: Support
Abortion: Strongly oppose
Affirmative action: oppose
Expanding public universities: Support!
War in Iraq: oppose
Drug legalization: HELL NO
The Age Wave
YaBB God
Posts: 944
United States

Political Matrix
E: 0.39, S: -2.43

« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 07:25:25 pm »

Abortion: Pro-life
Affirmative action: Oppose in most cases
Alternative Energies: Strongly, strongly, strongly support.
Social Security: Needs to be privatized. I think personal savings that can be stored in banks, earn interest, and help provide credit to others will work to stabilize the financial systems and social security is impossible to stabilize.
Bailouts: I oppose them on principle.
Unions: I support unions, but there needs to be a fair balance struck.
Gay marriage: Support.
Gays in the military: Support.
Taxes: Raise taxes to pay off the debt. Don't raise taxes and spend more.
Healthcare: Public option, please.
Free trade: Support with Canada and Mexico and the EU. Oppose with China and other rogue nations.
Iran: Economic sanctions.
Israel: Don't support their militarism, but also oppose any attempts to divide Israel.
Education: School vouchers, increased spending and construction of more public universities.
Iraq: Leave. Now.
Afghanistan: Get in and out as quickly as we can. We don't need to spend a century there.
Death penalty: Support.
Drug legalization: Only marijuana.
Illegal immigration: Build a wall. Enforce existing laws. No amnesty.
Prostitution: Oppose brothels and organized prostitution. If two people that know each other pay for sex, though, I don't really see how that is different from buying the girl dinner (well, it is, but it's still spending money to get the sex).
Guns: 2nd amendment forever.

That's all I can think of right now Tongue
The Age Wave
YaBB God
Posts: 944
United States

Political Matrix
E: 0.39, S: -2.43

« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010, 07:28:07 pm »

I do feel pretty estranged from the current Democratic party.
The Age Wave
YaBB God
Posts: 944
United States

Political Matrix
E: 0.39, S: -2.43

« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2010, 06:27:56 pm »

Social Issues

Abortion: I'm pro-life, for the most part.
Secularism: A separation of church and state is necessary for a thriving democracy. That means no creationism in public schools and no forced school prayer in public schools. Faith-based initiatives are an entirely different matter. I have no problem treating an organization with a religious affiliation the same as I would any other charitable organization.
Marriage: We must advocate marriage equality under the law.
Affirmative Action: Not only is it ineffective, it is overwhelmingly discriminatory against all races. End all race-based affirmative action policies endorsed by the government immediately. Repeal all affirmative action laws that affect private businesses.
Gun rights: Allow states the authority to create a "Can Not Carry" list for felons and the mentally disabled. Use negative checks instead of positive checks and allow sale to anyone not on the list.Allow concealed carry.
Death Penalty: Keep only for the most extreme circumstances and repeat felons.
Censorship: Eliminate public censorship. An obstruction to access of information and more dangerous to the public than anything that may be censored under such policies. Allow private companies to display the forms of speech they want, whether strictly controlled or liberally allowed.
Flag burning: Allow for native-born citizenry only.
Hate crimes/speech: No restrictions on hate speech. No hate crimes legislation. The motive of the crime doesn't increase the significance of the crime any.
Smoking: Tax cigarettes, allow private establishments to create their own restrictions.
Alcohol consumption: Lower drinking age to 18.
Euthanasia: No reason not to allow. It is far more humane than the painful deaths many medical problems can cause.
Drugs: Legalize marijuana but keep more dangerous, addictive, and uncontrollable substances regulated.
Gambling: Tax them. Discourage cities from legalizing it. Regulate heavily internet gambling.
Prostitution: Crack down on the human trafficking aspect and maintain strong regulation of the pornography industry. Decriminalize informal payments for sexual endeavors.
Embryonic Stem Cell Research: The government doesn't need to be involved in funding. Private companies will invest in research, they will be the ones profiting from it anyways.
Immigration: Enforce stricter border patrols. Crack down on, especially, those who commit felonies.
Civil Liberties: Repeal most of the PATRIOT Act. Protect privacy.
Language: English as the official language.

Economic Issues

Taxes: Decrease taxes when possible. Do NOT cut taxes in strong economic times without cutting spending (for example, the Bush tax cuts). Direct tax cuts to working families.
Employers and Employees: Weaken organized labor's vice grip on American industry. Enforce strong work safety standards and inspections of workplaces regularly.
Free trade: Leave NAFTA and other free trade agreements.
Spending: Cut spending where possible. Eliminate waste. Cut military spending. Attempt to balance budget every year, or even achieve a surplus. Focus spending on the issues that most affect Americans, not political pet projects and overseas intervention.
Social Security: Reform the system. Remove the cap for the wealthy. Force government employees to give up their pensions and accept Social Security.
Space Program: Explore and fund.
Welfare: A safety net is required. Streamline welfare programs for efficiency. Drug testing for recipients. Scale back benefits over prolonged periods of time.
Healthcare: Public option, tort reform, MSAs, and allowing purchases across state lines will all contribute to making health care less expensive, more effective, and much more accessible. No mandates, though.
Education: Increase funding, expand opportunities for public education. Stricter requirements for teachers to ensure a quality education for our youth.
Minimum Wage: Keep at a reasonable level.
Regulation: Enforcement is key. Also, government oversight of working conditions and making sure tax fraud is not committed.
Infrastructure: Use infrastructure projects to create public jobs for the unemployed.
Energy Policy: Move towards "alternative" energy. Decrease dependence on foreign oil. Allow off-shore drilling. Encourage stricter EPA standards for automobiles. Increase gasoline taxes or keep them the same.

Foreign Issues

United Nations: I don't like the UN, but we must remain there to retain our influence.
Iraq & Afghanistan: Withdrawal on an incremental basis.
Iran: Work to rebuild relations with Iran. Sit down at the negotiating table.
North Korea: Stand our ground.
Israel: There is no reason for us to support Israel. Let Israel support themselves.
Military Involvement: Attack only if attacked or provoked in manner that requires immediate and decisive action.
Military Budget: Cut spending, increase efficiency.
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