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« on: June 09, 2010, 04:38:51 pm »

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.



Societal issues

Summary – Progressive communitarianism(as opposed to progressive individualism which goes by the name of “liberalism”)


•   Civil unions: Marriage is a symbolic/religious term and the state need not define it, consensus is unnecessary. Civil unions should not discriminate based upon sexuality. Civil unions should be separated into two distinct forms, childless CU’s and CU’s responsible for children. The standard pre-nuptial agreement of each partner receiving approximately what they have earned rather then arbitrary 50-50 split should be the default settlement in cases of divorce.

•   Demographics: Structure social engineering policies upon two main goals: firstly bringing the birthrate up to something approximating 2(replacement level), and secondly balancing the class imbalance(birthrates correlating with poverty) which hinders government’s push to reduce poverty rates. This to be achieved through using tax and welfare policies as leverage, as well as maternal entitlements.


•   Abortion/contraception – Free and encouraged amongst those judged unlikely to be fit parents(ie. Teenagers/drug abusers etc). Should also be encouraged in the case of fetuses determined to suffer serious genetic disorders. If sociopathy turns out to have a genetic component, would support mandatory abortion of fetuses found to have it(probably the only case I would support mandatory abortion). 


•   Addictive substances/prostitution: Legalize(on account of undeniable failure) but push out of the public sphere through public smoking bans and the like. If at some point surveillance technologies advance to the point that prohibition of such activities can be successfully enforced, I would support renewal of bans.

•   Environmentalism: Passionately consider combating of global warming to be the great test of my generation’s worth, if not its raison d’être. IF it was politically viable I would support the transition of global society to Vegetarianism(with the possible exception of meats which cause the least in the way of environmental burden), on account of animal farming being so much more environmentally burdensome then agriculture and the immense strain fishing as imposed upon our oceans. Emphasis on conservation. Emphasis on urban/suburban environments being “greened” to a greater extent.   

•   Crime: Petty criminals(such as those leading to sentences of less then 1 year/6 months) should not be immersed in criminal culture, as they often leave more criminal then they entered- I’m not sure what the best alternative is. Paedophiles and rapists should be chemically castrated. I’m ambivalent about the death penalty- though I would support it being applied in severe cases of political or corporate corruption, as well as perhaps serial killers.

•   Gun control: Support ban, though would be supportive of investigation into the viability of public access to defensive tasers.

•   Civil Liberties vs Civil Securities: I come down in favour of the latter almost every single time. The idiotic objections(sorry to be blunt but its true) to keeping the DNA of innocent people on a government database strikes me as particularly ludicrous- what possible harm could come of that? Modern surveillance and ID card strategies I am currently ambivalent about not from a civil liberties standpoint but rather because the technology has not progressed enough to be particularly useful. Once ID cards can be replaced with high-tech ID chips(mandatory, ideally), security dividends will truly manifest themselves.

•   Multiculturalism/Immigration: I am ambivalent about multiculturalism for multiculturalism’s sake(the odd idea that diversity correlates with success seems disproven when one looks at homogenous societies like South Korea and Japan), sympathetic to calls for higher degree of assimilation and Western cultural assertiveness. Also, most immigration policies seem tailored to deprive developing countries of their most productive citizens. However the threat posed by demographic and skills gaps will take a generation at least to fix, therefore necessitating high rates of immigration to counterbalance them until they stabilize. Government should reject anti-refugee silliness currently pervading my country, rather than pander to it as it currently is. 

•   Government should do what it can to encourage secularism and intellectualism.



Economic issues

Summary – Democratic Socialist


•   Taxation: Land Value tax should be a core basis of tax revenue. Also carbon taxes should be implemented. Income tax should become more progressive. Sin taxes should be expanded to the least healthy foods.

•   Public ownership: Public control(or in certain cases semi-control) of national resources, infrastructure and healthcare system is vital. A public bank should be established with preferential loans to particular causes(ie. Student loans, first time home buyers and renewable energy/energy efficiency loans)

•   Renewable energy/energy efficiency: Stimulate economy primarily through investment in renewable energy technologies and public transport. There are countless ways to expand renewable energy capacity and energy efficiency, to numerous to mention. Through use of the public bank’s preferential loans, the government could increase the pace- in exchange for those loans, the government would keep half the financial gain resultant from increased energy efficiency, which could be dedicated towards financing further renewable/efficiency investment.

•   Trade: Ambivalent on free trade. A fair trade strategy to help bolster the economies of developing countries, coupled with common sense trade restrictions to counter mercantilist strategy from countries such as China, would be most desirable- coupled with an attempt to shift our economy towards less reliance on natural resource exports.

•   Education: Free university in exchange for… say 5/7 hours of public service in the community per week. Beyond that I’m not well informed enough to propose anything.

•   Institute a workfare system modeled on Denmark’s.

•   Protect pensions and extend government care for the elderly.

•   Strengthen anti-trust laws

•   Cease agricultural subsidies towards large agribuisiness.

•   Exploit the water supplies of Australia’s North and consider exploiting its agricultural capacity.

•   Oppose affirmative action based on race, favour it on a socioeconomic basis.



Foreign Policy

Summary – Standard egalatarian internationalism.


•   Military budget: As “a future fair for all” said, “CUTCUTCUT!”
•   Implement fair trade policies and expand aid to third world countries conditional on those countries taking serious action regarding their greenhouse gas emissions.
•   Iraq and Afghanistan: Withdraw from former, stay in latter until the deadline Obama proclaimed(if it drags on past that, leave).
•   Iran: Would support bombing if all else fails.
•   Play as cooperative and active a role as a nation of our minor importance can in matters requiring international cooperation for global benefit.




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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2010, 02:54:53 am »
« Edited: June 11, 2010, 03:17:15 am by Rockingham »

You certainly have a more interesting set of views than most around here. It's a rare occurence to see someone who actually has something of a communitarian ideology on this forum.
Sadly yes, my ideology is a fringe one... even the libertarians have more of a following then we communitarians do Sad

Well that's not entirely true, fundamentalist communitarians("conservative communitarians") have a large folloWing. But secular communitarians like me("progressive communitarians") have very little presence anywhere- or to be more accurate, very little voice. Our views, in my experience, are quite common amongst the Australian populace(then again, my perception's biased)
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2010, 11:57:32 am »
« Edited: June 11, 2010, 12:00:25 pm by Rockingham »

Dictatorship? Did you read the "constitutional issues" part? The part specifying a more potent democracy then currently exists anywhere? *smirk*

If I was the leader of your nation, their would be no need for a coup, you could immigrate to a sociopath-allowing country if you so wanted. Meanwhile citizens of my country would enjoy a sociopath-free society(well, a few generations down the line). Compared to a society suffering sociopaths(as the well as the "race to the bottom" effect they have on the morality of non-sociopaths) it would be veritably utopian.
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2010, 12:02:29 pm »
« Edited: June 11, 2010, 12:08:29 pm by Rockingham »

I'm curious: do you think the (mainland)Chinese people should stage a coup against their government on account of the one-child policy enforced(often through forced abortions) there?
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2010, 09:26:50 pm »
« Edited: June 11, 2010, 09:33:04 pm by Rockingham »

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.
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2010, 07:56:47 am »

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.
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2010, 03:11:52 am »

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.
What? NO, I said "ragheads" sarcastically, on account of your complete disregard for their life.
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2010, 07:22:37 am »

Rockingham and Derek should both take the Political Matrix test. I think it would be interesting.
The test sucks, it called me a moderate social libertarian... and it said that I was was libertarian(-3.3) to A GREATER EXTENT then I am economically leftist(-2.2)!!!

I'm not surprised, the test after all wasn't built to take into account fringe ideologies like progressive communitarianism.
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2010, 07:43:08 am »

It's not really that good either, but the 4-line political quiz is at least slightly better.

Conservative/Progressive score: 8
Capitalist Purist/Social Capitalist score: 10
Libertarian/Authoritarian:10
Pacifist/Militarist: 4


Close enough, though I'd prefer at least a fifth(and probably more) categories so that it could pick upon my communitarianism.

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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2010, 11:06:59 am »

Changes Italicized

Constitutional Issues

Summary – Public empowerment+meritocracy


•   Campaign finance reform: $50 "patriot dollars" voucher to be distributed to all voters to allocate 6 months prior to a primary/election,  to be distributed as the voters please(can be split into chunks and given to candidate outside the voter's region). Come in two waves, pre-primary Patriot dollars and post-primary Patriot dollars. Each set of vouchers expires after the election/primary it was dedicated to.

Campaign funds from sources other then this 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. A fundamental responsobility of the government is to impose proper incentives/disincentives on externalities

•   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.



Societal issues

Summary – Progressive communitarianism(as opposed to progressive individualism which goes by the name of “liberalism”)


•   Civil unions: Marriage is a symbolic/religious term and the state need not define it, consensus is unnecessary. Civil unions should not discriminate based upon sexuality. Civil unions should be separated into two distinct forms, childless CU’s and CU’s responsible for children. The standard pre-nuptial agreement of each partner receiving approximately what they have earned rather then arbitrary 50-50 split should be the default settlement in cases of divorce.

•   Demographics: Structure social engineering policies upon two main goals: firstly bringing the birthrate up to something approximating 2(replacement level), and secondly balancing the class imbalance(birthrates correlating with poverty) which hinders government’s push to reduce poverty rates. This to be achieved through using tax and welfare policies as leverage, as well as maternal entitlements.


•   Abortion/contraception – Free and encouraged amongst those judged unlikely to be fit parents(ie. Teenagers/drug abusers etc). Should also be encouraged in the case of fetuses determined to suffer serious genetic disorders. If sociopathy turns out to have a genetic component, would support mandatory abortion of fetuses found to have it(probably the only case I would support mandatory abortion). 


•   Environmentalism: Passionately consider combating of global warming to be the great test of my generation’s worth, if not its raison d’être. IF it was politically viable I would support the transition of global society to Vegetarianism(with the possible exception of meats which cause the least in the way of environmental burden), on account of animal farming being so much more environmentally burdensome then agriculture and the immense strain fishing as imposed upon our oceans. Emphasis on conservation. Emphasis on urban/suburban environments being “greened” to a greater extent.   

Support a "cap and dividend" system rather then a cap and trade/carbon tax

•   Crime: Petty criminals(such as those leading to sentences of less then 1 year/6 months) should not be immersed in criminal culture, as they often leave more criminal then they entered- I’m not sure what the best alternative is. Paedophiles and rapists should be chemically castrated. I’m ambivalent about the death penalty- though I would support it being applied in severe cases of political or corporate corruption, as well as perhaps serial killers.

•   Gun control: Support ban, though would be supportive of investigation into the viability of public access to defensive tasers.

•   Civil Liberties vs Civil Securities: I come down in favour of the latter almost every single time. The idiotic objections(sorry to be blunt but its true) to keeping the DNA of innocent people on a government database strikes me as particularly ludicrous- what possible harm could come of that? Modern surveillance and ID card strategies I am currently ambivalent about not from a civil liberties standpoint but rather because the technology has not progressed enough to be particularly useful. Once ID cards can be replaced with high-tech ID chips(mandatory, ideally), security dividends will truly manifest themselves.

•   Multiculturalism/Immigration: I am ambivalent about multiculturalism for multiculturalism’s sake(the odd idea that diversity correlates with success seems disproven when one looks at homogenous societies like South Korea and Japan), sympathetic to calls for higher degree of assimilation and Western cultural assertiveness. Also, most immigration policies seem tailored to deprive developing countries of their most productive citizens. However the threat posed by demographic and skills gaps will take a generation at least to fix, therefore necessitating high rates of immigration to counterbalance them until they stabilize. Government should reject anti-refugee silliness currently pervading my country, rather than pander to it as it currently is. 

•   Government should do what it can to encourage secularism and intellectualism.



Economic issues

Summary – Democratic Socialist


•   Taxation: Land Value tax should be a core basis of tax revenue. Also carbon taxes should be implemented. Income tax should become more progressive. Sin taxes should be expanded to the least healthy foods.

•   Public ownership: Public control(or in certain cases semi-control) of national resources, infrastructure and healthcare system is vital. A public bank should be established with preferential loans to particular causes(ie. Student loans, first time home buyers and renewable energy/energy efficiency loans)

•   Renewable energy/energy efficiency: Stimulate economy primarily through investment in renewable energy technologies and public transport. There are countless ways to expand renewable energy capacity and energy efficiency, to numerous to mention. Through use of the public bank’s preferential loans, the government could increase the pace- in exchange for those loans, the government would keep half the financial gain resultant from increased energy efficiency, which could be dedicated towards financing further renewable/efficiency investment.

•   Trade: Ambivalent on free trade. A fair trade strategy to help bolster the economies of developing countries, coupled with common sense trade restrictions to counter mercantilist strategy from countries such as China, would be most desirable- coupled with an attempt to shift our economy towards less reliance on natural resource exports.

•   Education: Free university in exchange for… say 5/7 hours of public service in the community per week. Beyond that I’m not well informed enough to propose anything.

•   Institute a workfare system modeled on Denmark’s.

•   Protect pensions and extend government care for the elderly.

•   Strengthen anti-trust laws

•   Cease agricultural subsidies towards large agribuisiness.

•   Exploit the water supplies of Australia’s North and consider exploiting its agricultural capacity.

•   Oppose affirmative action based on race, favour it on a socioeconomic basis.



Foreign Policy

Summary – Standard egalatarian internationalism.


•   Military budget: As “a future fair for all” said, “CUTCUTCUT!”
•   Implement fair trade policies and expand aid to third world countries conditional on those countries taking serious action regarding their greenhouse gas emissions.
•   Iraq and Afghanistan: Withdraw from former, stay in latter until the deadline Obama proclaimed(if it drags on past that, leave).
•   Iran: Would support bombing if all else fails.
•   Play as cooperative and active a role as a nation of our minor importance can in matters requiring international cooperation for global benefit.





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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2012, 07:16:33 am »
« Edited: November 06, 2012, 07:21:57 am by Romney/Ryan Rill Rin Rassachussets! »

Social Issues

Abortion: Should be seen as murder in the eyes of the law(both for the women initiating it and the "doctor" practicing it)

Religion: Christianity should be acknowledged as official religion, although other religions should not be persecuted.

Gay Rights: I'm on the fence as to whether open homosexuality should even be legal(although open homosexuals should be granted an amnesty conditional on keeping their condition private from here on out). Would also favour research into  how to make conversion therapy more effective. Gays should not be permitted to work in the public service.

Sex and Prostitution: Prostitution should be illegal. Adultery should be penalized by forfeiture of property/child visitation rights by the guilty party in the event that it leads to divorce.

First Amendment: Has been taken too far. Speech that is seriously offensive to community norms, be it that of Fred Phelps or Bill Maher, should be banned. The 1st amendment should not apply to pornography.

Second Amendment: Outdated really. Although if we implemented Swiss-style public militia service, it would probably be beneficial to the public spirit.

Crime: Death penalty is too kind for murder, rape, treason, pedophilia. I would sentence them to permanent solitary confinement. I'm partial to the idea of restoring debtors prisons so as to kill the current debt culture, though those already in debt should probably be exempt. For petty crimes I think corporal punishment would be appropriate. I would also favour Singaporean-style approach towards non-serious antisocial behavior.

Drug War: Well I regret the fact that alcohol Prohibition was repealed(it was actually working, especially before the depression), and think that cigarettes should be banned. You can guess my stance.

Gambling: Re-illegalize it.

Immigration: I think the multicultural experiment has been a mistake. Implement far more stringent standards regarding immigration, including consideration of cultural factors.

Economic issues

Education: Gradually phase out public schools. Fund universal education through school vouchers.

Tax Code: Fair tax or VAT+ return to protectionist tariffs.

Social safety net: Should be returned to state governments. Broadly favour reduction or privatization.

Labor Unions: Unions should be banned whether public or private. They invariably seek to sabotage economic production for their own narrow constituency.
   
Free Trade: Reinstate protectionists tariffs and nationalist economic policy in sectors where country is vulnerable to foreign production. But free trade for true Western allies.

Energy Independence and the Environment: Global warming is a load of hooey. Favour any measures to get off dependance on Middle Eastern oil.

Transportation: Free market. Privatize all roads.

 
Foreign Policy
Allies:Favour a more powerful NATO covering Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Israel as well(but kicking out Turkey). Should entail compulsory contributions to a semi-common military so that the burden doesn't fall entirely on America as it does now. Should also entail some level of free trade and easier inter-immigration.

Iran:Don't let Iran get the bomb, no matter what measures are needed to prevent it.

Africa: Favour the establishment of Western operated charter cities/regions, with consent of African governments.
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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2012, 01:46:09 am »

Social Issues

Abortion: Should be seen as murder in the eyes of the law(both for the women initiating it and the "doctor" practicing it)

Religion: Christianity should be acknowledged as official religion, although other religions should not be persecuted.

Gay Rights: I'm on the fence as to whether open homosexuality should even be legal(although open homosexuals should be granted an amnesty conditional on keeping their condition private from here on out). Would also favour research into  how to make conversion therapy more effective. Gays should not be permitted to work in the public service.

Sex and Prostitution: Prostitution should be illegal. Adultery should be penalized by forfeiture of property/child visitation rights by the guilty party in the event that it leads to divorce.

First Amendment: Has been taken too far. Speech that is seriously offensive to community norms, be it that of Fred Phelps or Bill Maher, should be banned. The 1st amendment should not apply to pornography.

Second Amendment: Outdated really. Although if we implemented Swiss-style public militia service, it would probably be beneficial to the public spirit.

Crime: Death penalty is too kind for murder, rape, treason, pedophilia. I would sentence them to permanent solitary confinement. I'm partial to the idea of restoring debtors prisons so as to kill the current debt culture, though those already in debt should probably be exempt. For petty crimes I think corporal punishment would be appropriate. I would also favour Singaporean-style approach towards non-serious antisocial behavior.

Drug War: Well I regret the fact that alcohol Prohibition was repealed(it was actually working, especially before the depression), and think that cigarettes should be banned. You can guess my stance.

Gambling: Re-illegalize it.

Immigration: I think the multicultural experiment has been a mistake. Implement far more stringent standards regarding immigration, including consideration of cultural factors.

Economic issues

Education: Gradually phase out public schools. Fund universal education through school vouchers.

Tax Code: Fair tax or VAT+ return to protectionist tariffs.

Social safety net: Should be returned to state governments. Broadly favour reduction or privatization.

Labor Unions: Unions should be banned whether public or private. They invariably seek to sabotage economic production for their own narrow constituency.
   
Free Trade: Reinstate protectionists tariffs and nationalist economic policy in sectors where country is vulnerable to foreign production. But free trade for true Western allies.

Energy Independence and the Environment: Global warming is a load of hooey. Favour any measures to get off dependance on Middle Eastern oil.

Transportation: Free market. Privatize all roads.

 
Foreign Policy
Allies:Favour a more powerful NATO covering Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Israel as well(but kicking out Turkey). Should entail compulsory contributions to a semi-common military so that the burden doesn't fall entirely on America as it does now. Should also entail some level of free trade and easier inter-immigration.

Iran:Don't let Iran get the bomb, no matter what measures are needed to prevent it.

Africa: Favour the establishment of Western operated charter cities/regions, with consent of African governments.

You know if you were an effective troll you'd realise that you already posted in here on June 9th 2010. Your responses both times are well crafted (though the latter is laced with more bullsh-t)
but both completely different no doubt reflecting the persona you decided to adopt each time.

Just letting you know.
Reported for unjustified accusation of trolling.

FYI, I was a leftwing kook back in 2010, the reason being that I was a atheistic university student with no real world experience. Since then I've gotten a job, seen the light and truth of Jesus Christ, and basically been splashed in the face by the cold waters of reality.

You have some nerve to presume me a liar.
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2014, 11:35:54 am »

Abortion: legal until second trimester
Gay marriage: I personally support it, but perhaps it should be left up to the states
Immigration: extremely liberal here
Gun control: conservative
Environment: liberal here
As you can tell, I am more interested in social issues, like most young people.

Yes, social issues are popular to talk about because they are easy, simplistic, and can be resolved with a simple answer. Economic and foreign policy issues though, are much more in depth and require explanations and certain policy preferment. Sure, you can be one way or the other, but its not like SSM where you're either just for it or against it, there are many extents and third ways you can take those kind of issues. I just wouldn't vote solely on social issues, as they are not even near as important as the other issues out there (economic, foreign policy, domestic). And thankfully I don't think you will by the color of your avatar Wink
Not so. I find my social policies are, as whole, much more complex and in depth then the economic or foreign policies.
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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2014, 11:36:29 am »
« Edited: January 09, 2014, 12:11:41 pm by So rightwing that I broke the Political Compass! »

These are my pipe dream policies. Obviously when I'm elected as an actual politician I would have to temper them for the sake of electability Sad

Social Policy



Abortion: To be classified as premeditated murder. I would prefer it to be applied retroactively to mothers and abortionists who committed it prior to the law's passage, but that's probably unrealistic given the numbers that would need to be imprisoned.

Drugs: I would be inclined to try out Singapore-esque policies. Death penalty for enablers/dealers. Not to sure on what specific punishment for users, but certainly harsh enough to serve as a disincentive.

Censorship:  Let the states and/or local governments decide. However any depictions of criminal sexual acts(except in cases where a permit for artistic license has been granted) would be banned. Furthermore and books/sites etc endorsing crimes or explaining how to commit/get away with said crimes would be banned.

Gay marriage: Leave to states, to be resolved once and for all by a referendum in all 50 states regarding it's acceptance or rejection of gay marriage from here on out. Thereafter the matter shall be considered closed permanently, since constant struggle and controversy is contrary to civic tranquility.

Prostitution: Legalize.

Church & State: Unsure about whether the separation of church and state is a good thing or not. The body politic needs a moral compass of some kind, and my feeling is that only religion can provide that.

Affirmative action: Racist nonsense.

Immigration: Basic economics- increase the supply of labour and it's price(wages) goes down. So, I would curtail immigration significantly.

PATRIOT Act: Expand it. Advancing technology only makes devestating acts of terrorism easier to commit.

Gun Control: Oppose all forms of gun control.



Economic Issues:

Welfare: Abolish, Kills incentive to work

Unions:  Abolish, kills jobs

Environment: Let the affected communities decide.

Minimum wage: Abolish. Kills jobs.

Taxation: Abolish, except for a VAT.

Healthcare: Abolish all public involvement

Trade:High tariffs to re-industrialize the nation.


Foreign Policy

Israel-Palestine: Unconditional support for Israel, as the only Western democracy in the Middle East we would be fools to not back them.

Draft: Consider reinstating

UN:  em.

Nukes: A good thing, prevent hostile countries from acquiring by any means necessary.

Foreign Aid: Is essentially bribery. Potentially useful, but put an end to any that is purely sentimental nonsense.

Iran: I've reached the point where invasion seems the only possible way to avert the disaster that Iranian nukes would be for Israel and the West.
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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2014, 09:38:50 am »

Rockingham is a troll, err, "parody."  Here's another post of his on this thread from 2012.

If you haven't put him on ignore yet, I suggest you do so.
False. And those confessions were not from me. Some leftwing troll hacked my account and made those posts so as to delegitimize my voice.
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