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« Reply #1450 on: July 19, 2020, 08:45:30 AM »

Economics

Taxes: Increase taxes on those who make more than $1,000,000 a year.


Trade: Oppose NAFTA. Protectionist on the whole.

Minimum wage: The federal minimum wage should be increased.

Healthcare: We need universal healthcare.

Education: We need way better education as well.

Infrastructure: Again, way better infrastructure is a must.

Transportation: Increase spending on local public transportation.

Unions: Support.

Social Issues

Abortion: States should choose.

LGBT rights: Fine with.

Gun control: Oppose mostly.

Death penalty: Support, but only for murderers and other high profile criminals.

Prostitution: Meh.....

Euthanasia: Meh.....

Reparations for slavery: Some.

Affirmative action: Oppose.

Free speech: Strongly support.

Environment

Carbon tax: Leaning toward oppose.

Paris Climate Accord: Rejoin.

Renewable energy: All forms of renewable energy (included nuclear) should be subsidized to help them compete with nonrenewable forms of energy in the market.

Fracking ban: Oppose.

Offshore drilling ban: Oppose.

Reinstate the EPA regulations that Trump rolled back.

Criminal Justice

Drugs: Support crackdowns. Let states choose on marijuana.

Voting rights: Felons should have background checks before being allowed to vote.

Defunding/abolishing the police: Oppose.

CHAZ: Support the police.

Immigration

Border wall: Oppose. The only way we're going to stop illegal immigration is to not interfere with South American countries.

Deportation: All illegal immigrants who commit a felony should be deported. The rest can stay once they are authorized and pay income taxes.

DACA: Support.

Path to citizenship: As long as they're proven okay after vetting, All immigrants should be allowed to stay.

Voting rights: Voting rights for foreign citizens once they've been proven okay after vetting.

Legal immigration: Should be easier and faster to immigrate to the US and become a permanent resident, especially to those who can provide high-skilled labor.

Work visas: Should be easier to obtain.

Family separation: Severely oppose.

Electoral Reform

Voter ID: Should be necessary.

Compulsory voting: Oppose.

Term limits: Executives should be limited to two terms. Other than that, no term limits.

Electoral college: Support keeping as is.

Congress: Make sure the Military Industrial Complex has less control over government.

Foreign policies:

Russia: Oppose sanctions, Support a strong relationship.
China: Same with Russia. Stop interfering with the South China Sea.
North Korea: Continue talks and diplomacy.
Middle East: Pull out. We've killed tens of thousands of innocent lives in the middle east since we went there.
Israel/Palestine: Pull back support for Israel. UN should rightfully condemn them for their inhumane treatments of the folks who have established full rights to the land.
Guantanamo Bay: Shut down.
NATO: Obsolete.
EU: European countries should be allowed to pull out if they want to.
UN: Stay in, Have a system kinda like here where if one or more of the permanent members veto something, Have all the countries vote over whether to override the veto or not.
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« Reply #1451 on: July 19, 2020, 10:05:52 AM »

Economics

Taxes: Increase taxes on those who make more than $1,000,000 a year.


Trade: Oppose NAFTA. Protectionist on the whole.

Minimum wage: The federal minimum wage should be increased.

Healthcare: We need universal healthcare.

Education: We need way better education as well.

Infrastructure: Again, way better infrastructure is a must.

Transportation: Increase spending on local public transportation.

Unions: Support.

Social Issues

Abortion: States should choose.

LGBT rights: Fine with.

Gun control: Oppose mostly.

Death penalty: Support, but only for murderers and other high profile criminals.

Prostitution: Meh.....

Euthanasia: Meh.....

Reparations for slavery: Some.

Affirmative action: Oppose.

Free speech: Strongly support.

Environment

Carbon tax: Leaning toward oppose.

Paris Climate Accord: Rejoin.

Renewable energy: All forms of renewable energy (included nuclear) should be subsidized to help them compete with nonrenewable forms of energy in the market.

Fracking ban: Oppose.

Offshore drilling ban: Oppose.

Reinstate the EPA regulations that Trump rolled back.

Criminal Justice

Drugs: Support crackdowns. Let states choose on marijuana.

Voting rights: Felons should have background checks before being allowed to vote.

Defunding/abolishing the police: Oppose.

CHAZ: Support the police.

Immigration

Border wall: Oppose. The only way we're going to stop illegal immigration is to not interfere with South American countries.

Deportation: All illegal immigrants who commit a felony should be deported. The rest can stay once they are authorized and pay income taxes.

DACA: Support.

Path to citizenship: As long as they're proven okay after vetting, All immigrants should be allowed to stay.

Voting rights: Voting rights for foreign citizens once they've been proven okay after vetting.

Legal immigration: Should be easier and faster to immigrate to the US and become a permanent resident, especially to those who can provide high-skilled labor.

Work visas: Should be easier to obtain.

Family separation: Severely oppose.

Electoral Reform

Voter ID: Should be necessary.

Compulsory voting: Oppose.

Term limits: Executives should be limited to two terms. Other than that, no term limits.

Electoral college: Support keeping as is.

Congress: Make sure the Military Industrial Complex has less control over government.

Foreign policies:

Russia: Oppose sanctions, Support a strong relationship.
China: Same with Russia. Stop interfering with the South China Sea.
North Korea: Continue talks and diplomacy.
Middle East: Pull out. We've killed tens of thousands of innocent lives in the middle east since we went there.
Israel/Palestine: Pull back support for Israel. UN should rightfully condemn them for their inhumane treatments of the folks who have established full rights to the land.
Guantanamo Bay: Shut down.
NATO: Obsolete.
EU: European countries should be allowed to pull out if they want to.
UN: Stay in, Have a system kinda like here where if one or more of the permanent members veto something, Have all the countries vote over whether to override the veto or not.
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« Reply #1452 on: July 21, 2020, 03:38:22 PM »

Ideology
Social: Conservative
Economic: Liberal
Foreign Policy: Internationalist

Social Policy
Abortion: Pro-life, but abortions can be allowed in cases of rape, incest and when mother's life in danger

Same-Sex Marriage: Support, but opposed to adoption right for same-sex pairs

Drugs: Strongly oppose to legalization of marijuana, even medical

Death Penalty: Support. For some criminals who have committed very serious crimes and whose guilt is unquestionable, this is a just punishment.

Gun Control: Strongly opposed to the free circulation of weapons. I'm for full assault weapons ban and strict control over it.

Affirmative Action: Lean oppose

Prostitution: It must be illegal, as it is!

Euthanasia: Support, as long as the patient has less than 6 months to live. Oppose in other cases

Immigration: I believe that more border protection needs to be funded, but I am strongly against building a wall at the border. Deport all independent immigrants who have committed an actual crime. Protect DACA.

Police Issues/Black Lives Matter: Support BLM

Free Speech/Political Correctness: Support free speech

School Prayer: Available in all schools

Muslim Ban: Strongly against

PATRIOT ACT: Support


Economic Issues
Minimum Wage: Raise to $15 nationwide and gradually increase further

Healthcare: I'm for Biden's plan

Globalization/Trade: Oppose TPP and NAFTA

Deficit/Debt: Pro-deficit

Campaign Finance Reform: Support McCain-Feingold

Unions: Pro-union

Energy: Pro renewable energy

Education: Support Biden's plan

Taxes: Significantly raise taxes for the rich, reduce / keep the same for the poor

Foreign Policy
Afganistan: Stay, reduce the contingent
Iraq: leave a small contingent to prevent the return of ISIL
Afganistan: Better relations, return of nuclear deal
Syria: Stay, reduce the contingent
Cuba: Better relations, but with sanctions
Palestine: Don't recognize
Russia: The biggest threat to the world, significantly strengthen sanctions, lobby for Ukraine and Georgia's accession to NATO and place NATO troops on the border with Russia

Environment
Climate Change: Support increasing taxes for all factories, which pollute the environment, support Paris Climate Agreement

Electoral Issues
Gerrymandering: Strongly oppose
Term limits: Oppose
Voter ID: Support
DC and PR statehoods:: Support
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« Reply #1453 on: September 15, 2020, 10:35:20 AM »

Ideology
Social: Liberal
Economic: Liberal
Foreign Policy: Isolationism (except in dictatorship situations)

Social Policy

Abortion: Pro-choice, but personally I think itís a bit wrong to have an abortion during the third trimester. Always pro choice in cases of rape, incest, or underage
Same-Sex Marriage: Fully support
Drugs: Legalize marijuana and expunge prison records for weed charges, decriminalize all others and have all non-violent drug abusers be sent to rehab instead of prison
Death Penalty: Against unless there is no doubt that they committed a crime against humanity (terrorist attack, kill civilians, break international law)
Gun Control: National registry, barr selling of assault rifle conversion kits. Mental background check on every gun owner.
Affirmative Action: Iím for economic based Affirmative Action, as class is ultimately a greater division than race in terms of climbing the social ladder in 2020.
Prostitution: Legalize to ensure safe wages and regulation.
Euthanasia: Pro, but the patient has to be mentally sound
Immigration: Pro immigration in almost every aspect. Make citizenship much easier to attain, defund ICE and get rid of all border camps. Illegal immigrants should be granted amnesty in the US for at least 5 years to attain citizenship legally, and if you spend longer than 5 years in the US, you cannot be deported if you havenít committed a crime.
Police Issues/Black Lives Matter: Demilitarize police, allocate resources to a community brigade to provide mental health support and domestic violence assistance. Police should only be called in a dangerous situation. Pro BLM, but anti looting and unjustified violence against police.
Free Speech/Political Correctness: Iím pro free speech, but calling people slurs makes you a dick. If someone has something they prefer to be called, just call them that.
School Prayer: Optional time in the beginning of the day
Muslim Ban: Strongly against
PATRIOT ACT: Strongly Against

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage: Raise to $15 nationwide and gradually increase further. Should also be a formula related to CEO net worth and lowest workersí wage, but Iím not an economist.
Healthcare: Public option is extremely necessary, but I still support independent health care companies for now. Over time, the government should make it better to join the governmentís system.
Globalization/Trade: Pro globalization and worldwide cooperation and trade, other than China.
Campaign Reform: I believe the entire election system should be changed. More parties, more debates between candidates, less funding overall.
Unions: Pro-union
Energy: Pro renewable energy, needs to slowly phase out oil and coal. Provide alternate work for workers in those fields first.
Education: Free college for anyone making under 125k a year, slash all student debt older than 10 years.
Taxes: Rewrite the tax code, tax the rich a great deal and tax the poor a small amount. Focus on growing the middle class

Foreign Policy

Afghanistan: Exit immediately, work out a diplomatic solution.
Iraq: Exit completely, give funds to Iraqi government
Iran: Try to rewrite nuclear deal, and the end goal should be Irani-US cooperation and trust.
Syria: Establish a Kurdish UN buffer state in northern Syria and Iraq, jointly controlled by the UN, Syria, Iraq, and Turkey. UN has control, supported militarily by US. Create another buffer state in Golan Heights. Give Syrian Turkish controlled areas to Turkey.
North Korea: Try to work out a similar nuclear deal to Iran.
Israel-Palestine: Work out two state solution, encourage peace talks to begin under US supervision. UN supervised Jerusalem. Israeli military leaders take responsibility for bombing civilians.
China: Focus on diplomacy, but condemn Uyghur genocide.
Russia: Focus on diplomacy.

Environment

Climate Change: Support increasing taxes for all factories, which pollute the environment, support Paris Climate Agreement. Encourage more renewable energy

Electoral Issues

Gerrymandering: Strongly oppose
Term limits: Support, career politicians shouldnít exist in the country.
Voter ID: Support
DC and PR statehoods:: Support DC, let PR choose whether to become a state or leave the US
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« Reply #1454 on: October 03, 2020, 06:59:12 PM »
« Edited: October 03, 2020, 07:03:13 PM by Kamala's side hoe »

Ideology: Pragmatic green, in between the progressive and moderate wings of the Democratic party
Social: Broadly center-left
Economic: Broadly center-left
Foreign Policy: Pacifistic


I thought it would be more interesting to explain my political views in terms of Dr. RI's Presidential election voter preferences survey from Oct 2019. I was one of the 500ish respondents, and answered around when I decided on Warren for the 2020 Dem primaries.


I am a registered Democrat in real life and would vote for Generic D against Generic R.

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Pro UBI R: D
Pro UBI D: Andrew Yang for President


Pro loan forgiveness R: D
Pro loan forgiveness D: Maybe a future AOC?


Antitrust R: D, but may later support that R candidate depending on how this goes
Antitrust D: Elizabeth Warren takes on Bezos and the Zucc


Pro-slavery reparations D: Kamala Harris for the People
Pro-slavery reparations R: D, and I can see a more nationalist GOP attempting this


Anti-gender reassign surgery D: Alternate universe Tulsi Gabbard
Anti-gender reassign surgery R: D
 
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« Reply #1455 on: October 07, 2020, 08:49:58 AM »

Update


Overall: Independent

Social Policy
Abortion: Against, abortion is murder. Exceptions allowed, but it shouldn't be a common practice. In general, people should think twice before they start making babies, and I believe people should use contraception more often.
Same-Sex Marriage: Support
Drugs: Legalize marijuana and decriminalize most others. Legalize from the age of 21.
Alcohol: Legalize alcohol from the age of 21.
Death Penalty: Opposed, it's murder by the state. I believe in harsh prison sentences for severe or repeated crimes however.
Gun Control: Strongly oppose. People should be able to carry a gun, and it's a tradition. Gun-related crimes would still be the case in America, even if guns are totally banned, and if anything people can't defend themselves anymore without a gun. But I believe reforms are necessary, and certain people shouldn't been able to carry a gun (mental issues).
Affirmative Action: Strongly oppose, someone has to earn their function, and not be offered a function because of quota's. The best person that fits a description should get the job.
Euthanasia: Strongly oppose, it's murder.
Prostitution: Strongly oppose. It's immoral.
Pornography: Strongly oppose. Pornography is unhealthy.
Immigration: Tough but humane. Immigrants are welcome as long as they adhere to the law, and adapt to the culture, traditions and nation.
Criminal justice: I don't know the current system, but I think leave as it is.
Surveillance: Only allowed in case of searching for terrorist threats.
Police: I support law & order, but i'm against racist violence, and that should be no different for people in authority. I'm however strongly against BLM and riotters.

Economic Policy
Minimum Wage: Raise and adjust to inflation. People that work should be rewarded. But it should be adjusted from region to region, because companies need to hire as much people as they can to keep unemployment low. And in rural areas that's harder to do. I believe there should be no federal minimum wage, and that the regions / cities should decide the minimum wage. In certain cities, a minimum wage of 20 dollar is more fitting, while in some rural areas, a minimum wage of 12 euros would benefit people more, in order to keep companies competitive.
Right-to-Work: Support
Tax Rates: Decrease for all. I support a smaller government.
Healthcare: I support universal healthcare, as it's a basic human right, for both Americans and immigrants, even if they reside here illegally. No-one should be denied healthcare service.
Social Security: Decrease. It's a burden on the budget, and I rather focus on getting back to low unemployment levels.
Trade: Protectionist. I believe in making sure that jobs stay in America by implementing import tarrifs for trade goods, to encourage businesses to have a American department.
Environment: Expand nuclear energy. Expand green energy. Expand green infrastructure, and rely on science to deal with the environment. We should not focus on fighting climate change. We should focus on fighting pollution in general. I acknowledge that climate change is real and a threat, but I think the Paris agreement is a scam.
Education: Leave it up to the states, but cancel all study debt, and make college entirely free. No-one should be denied education because their parents cannot afford it. Everyone should get a chance to study. It should even be free for rich people. Having higher educated levels of people benefit us all, and I believe that all people should get the chance to accomplish the American Dream.
Transit: Massively expand and invest in rebuilding our infrastructure. Make it green and modern as well.
Nationalization: Privatize most things, to keep the government small.

Foreign Policy
Foreign intervention: It depends. Focus on diplomacy, but intervention should never be ruled out. Democracy should be spread as much as possible.
Russia: Continue sanctions and sending aid to eastern European countries that are in conflict with Russia such as Ukraine. Update our cyber infrastructure so it isn't so vulnerable to cyber attacks
China: China is a threat. Recognize Taiwan. And treat China as it is, a dictatorship and a false competitor. We should increase sanctions and start a new cold war against China.
Israel: Israel is an ally and has the right to have a homestate.
NATO: Support, but make sure all members pay their contributions. If not leave. America doesn't have an obligation to protect Europe, if Europe fails to see the benefit of appeasing America.
UN: Influence to keep it a democratic and pro-western institution. Having the Saudi's on board of women's rights, is incredibly ridicilous.
Defense budget: Reduce spending

Electoral Reform
Electoral College: Keep
Gerrymandering: Ideally, an independent commission should redraw the districts, but since independency is almost impossible, i think it's part of the benefit of winning a state to draw the districts in your favour, as there is no guarantee an independent commission will truly act independent.
Term limits: Opposed to, except for executive offices.
Voter ID: Support.
Voter registration: Automatic registration
Voting age: Keep as is
Mandatory voting: Against
Statehood: start negotiations to admit DC as a state, but expand D.C. with certain NoVa counties, because NoVa is not representative of Virginia as a whole, and is just D.C. suburbs, and part of D.C. . Puerto Rico should also be a state if they wish too. Greenland should be offered statehood as well. Certain cities should become their own states as well (The big four, Chicago + suburbs, NY + suburbs, LA + suburbs and MI + suburbs). That way, both the cities and the more rural areas in those states will be better represented by their politicians.
Supreme Court: Keep as it is.
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« Reply #1456 on: October 07, 2020, 09:16:34 AM »


Lmao
Weren't you pro-choice and pro-right-to-die until like one month ago?
Also your economic policy, you now support cutting Social Security, "smaller government" and right-to-work laws?
Is this all because of TPUSA? I didn't think your "political identity crisis" was so... thorough.
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« Reply #1457 on: October 07, 2020, 09:17:11 AM »


Lmao
Weren't you pro-choice and pro-right-to-die until like one month ago?
Also your economic policy lol you now support right-to-work laws, "smaller government" and cutting Social Security?
My views changed a bit. But I wasn't pro-choice. I was in favour of assisted suicide, because I've considered it myself, but I realize that any form of suicide is immoral and just bad, although i can understand it for some diseases (Alzheimer's disease). The problem is you have to give a doctor the authority to basically kill someone. I considered it, but I realized it, it is a very immoral thing to do, and nothing to be proud of, and assisted suicide is just an easy way out. It shouldn't been done for mental illness.

I don't understand right-to-work laws well, but I believe unions are harmful to the interest of workers. I believe in a smaller government, because a big government is very demanding, demands many resources and harms individual rights & freedom. I used to be pro-big government, but I either don't want a police state or a government-run state. I always thought cutting social security is good, because a lot of people are lazy, it demands a lot of resources, and people should save some money to pay their own pension. It's a huge burden on the budget. People need to take their responsability. The government can't babysit all people, and let all people become dependant of the government. So while I do support increasing minimum wage, and expanding labor laws, i'm not supportive of social security anymore. People should be encouraged to work or to start businesses.
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« Reply #1458 on: October 07, 2020, 09:37:13 AM »


Lmao
Weren't you pro-choice and pro-right-to-die until like one month ago?
Also your economic policy lol you now support right-to-work laws, "smaller government" and cutting Social Security?
My views changed a bit. But I wasn't pro-choice. I was in favour of assisted suicide, because I've considered it myself, but I realize that any form of suicide is immoral and just bad, although i can understand it for some diseases (Alzheimer's disease). The problem is you have to give a doctor the authority to basically kill someone. I considered it, but I realized it, it is a very immoral thing to do, and nothing to be proud of, and assisted suicide is just an easy way out. It shouldn't been done for mental illness.

I don't understand right-to-work laws well, but I believe unions are harmful to the interest of workers. I believe in a smaller government, because a big government is very demanding, demands many resources and harms individual rights & freedom. I used to be pro-big government, but I either don't want a police state or a government-run state. I always thought cutting social security is good, because a lot of people are lazy, it demands a lot of resources, and people should save some money to pay their own pension. It's a huge burden on the budget. People need to take their responsability. The government can't babysit all people, and let all people become dependant of the government. So while I do support increasing minimum wage, and expanding labor laws, i'm not supportive of social security anymore. People should be encouraged to work or to start businesses.

Your views changed more than a bit.
Anyway fair enough, what can I say. However the bolded part is simply false, see below.

I'm pro-choice, and abortion clinics should be subsidized by the government. I support assisted suicide as the right to die is a fundamental right. I support free speech, including racist speeches. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and that's a fundamental right, otherwise we live in a dictatorship. As long, violence is not promoted, i don't care about fascists speaking at college campuses, providing there is room for debate and for fact-checking. I disagree with the censorship of all groups.
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« Reply #1459 on: October 07, 2020, 03:36:11 PM »

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Overall: Independent

Social Policy
Abortion: Against, abortion is murder. Exceptions allowed, but it shouldn't be a common practice. In general, people should think twice before they start making babies, and I believe people should use contraception more often.
Same-Sex Marriage: Support
Drugs: Legalize marijuana and decriminalize most others. Legalize from the age of 21.
Alcohol: Legalize alcohol from the age of 21.
Death Penalty: Opposed, it's murder by the state. I believe in harsh prison sentences for severe or repeated crimes however.
Gun Control: Strongly oppose. People should be able to carry a gun, and it's a tradition. Gun-related crimes would still be the case in America, even if guns are totally banned, and if anything people can't defend themselves anymore without a gun. But I believe reforms are necessary, and certain people shouldn't been able to carry a gun (mental issues).
Affirmative Action: Strongly oppose, someone has to earn their function, and not be offered a function because of quota's. The best person that fits a description should get the job.
Euthanasia: Strongly oppose, it's murder.
Prostitution: Strongly oppose. It's immoral.
Pornography: Strongly oppose. Pornography is unhealthy.
Immigration: Tough but humane. Immigrants are welcome as long as they adhere to the law, and adapt to the culture, traditions and nation.
Criminal justice: I don't know the current system, but I think leave as it is.
Surveillance: Only allowed in case of searching for terrorist threats.
Police: I support law & order, but i'm against racist violence, and that should be no different for people in authority. I'm however strongly against BLM and riotters.

Economic Policy
Minimum Wage: Raise and adjust to inflation. People that work should be rewarded. But it should be adjusted from region to region, because companies need to hire as much people as they can to keep unemployment low. And in rural areas that's harder to do. I believe there should be no federal minimum wage, and that the regions / cities should decide the minimum wage. In certain cities, a minimum wage of 20 dollar is more fitting, while in some rural areas, a minimum wage of 12 euros would benefit people more, in order to keep companies competitive.
Right-to-Work: Support
Tax Rates: Decrease for all. I support a smaller government.
Healthcare: I support universal healthcare, as it's a basic human right, for both Americans and immigrants, even if they reside here illegally. No-one should be denied healthcare service.
Social Security: Decrease. It's a burden on the budget, and I rather focus on getting back to low unemployment levels.
Trade: Protectionist. I believe in making sure that jobs stay in America by implementing import tarrifs for trade goods, to encourage businesses to have a American department.
Environment: Expand nuclear energy. Expand green energy. Expand green infrastructure, and rely on science to deal with the environment. We should not focus on fighting climate change. We should focus on fighting pollution in general. I acknowledge that climate change is real and a threat, but I think the Paris agreement is a scam.
Education: Leave it up to the states, but cancel all study debt, and make college entirely free. No-one should be denied education because their parents cannot afford it. Everyone should get a chance to study. It should even be free for rich people. Having higher educated levels of people benefit us all, and I believe that all people should get the chance to accomplish the American Dream.
Transit: Massively expand and invest in rebuilding our infrastructure. Make it green and modern as well.
Nationalization: Privatize most things, to keep the government small.

Foreign Policy
Foreign intervention: It depends. Focus on diplomacy, but intervention should never be ruled out. Democracy should be spread as much as possible.
Russia: Continue sanctions and sending aid to eastern European countries that are in conflict with Russia such as Ukraine. Update our cyber infrastructure so it isn't so vulnerable to cyber attacks
China: China is a threat. Recognize Taiwan. And treat China as it is, a dictatorship and a false competitor. We should increase sanctions and start a new cold war against China.
Israel: Israel is an ally and has the right to have a homestate.
NATO: Support, but make sure all members pay their contributions. If not leave. America doesn't have an obligation to protect Europe, if Europe fails to see the benefit of appeasing America.
UN: Influence to keep it a democratic and pro-western institution. Having the Saudi's on board of women's rights, is incredibly ridicilous.
Defense budget: Reduce spending

Electoral Reform
Electoral College: Keep
Gerrymandering: Ideally, an independent commission should redraw the districts, but since independency is almost impossible, i think it's part of the benefit of winning a state to draw the districts in your favour, as there is no guarantee an independent commission will truly act independent.
Term limits: Opposed to, except for executive offices.
Voter ID: Support.
Voter registration: Automatic registration
Voting age: Keep as is
Mandatory voting: Against
Statehood: start negotiations to admit DC as a state, but expand D.C. with certain NoVa counties, because NoVa is not representative of Virginia as a whole, and is just D.C. suburbs, and part of D.C. . Puerto Rico should also be a state if they wish too. Greenland should be offered statehood as well. Certain cities should become their own states as well (The big four, Chicago + suburbs, NY + suburbs, LA + suburbs and MI + suburbs). That way, both the cities and the more rural areas in those states will be better represented by their politicians.
Supreme Court: Keep as it is.
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« Reply #1460 on: November 07, 2020, 04:54:16 PM »

Overall: Progressive Democrat
If I could vote I would vote a straight D ticket except for when Greens are available down-ballot.

Social Policy
Abortion: Support. No law can stop someone from having one, and people will go to extreme lengths if they are desperate.
Same-Sex Marriage: Support
Drugs: Decriminalize all drugs and legalize some, not all.
Criminal Justice: Major reforms are needed to move towards actual equality in the US.
Gun Control: Yes, but I do not support elimination of the Second Amendment.
Immigration: There should be some customs and border patrol to keep actual terrorists out of the country, but apart from that, anyone who wants to come to the US should be allowed to.
Police: I support the defunding of the police, but only to the extent of removing excess funds and apportioning those funds to underfunded areas in government.

Economic Policy
Minimum Wage: I strongly support a $15 minimum wage.
Tax Rates: I support increasing taxes on the rich, but not to an extent that they are brought down a tax bracket. Just enough to increase income equality.
Environment: We should cut carbon emissions by over 50% in the first 2 years of a Biden/Harris administration, and we should really start doing things like banning fracking and eliminating the production of gas-powered cars.

Electoral Reform
Electoral College: I strongly support elimination of the Electoral College.
Gerrymandering: Eliminate it.
Voting Age: I support lowering the voting age to 16.
Voter Registration: Automatic
Statehood: The states themself should have the power to decide whether or not they should be admitted into the Union. Before we pass an amendment dictating that, I strongly support statehood for DC, Puerto Rico and Guam.
Supreme Court: I'm neutral at the moment, I would like to see how ACB rules on the court before I make a decision on whether or not the number of SCOTUS seats should be expanded.
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« Reply #1461 on: November 10, 2020, 05:02:06 AM »
« Edited: November 10, 2020, 05:11:06 AM by alancia »

Using an edited version of Andriy's. Last time I did this was... 2019? Or even 2018. So def some stuff changed.

Ideology
Social: Moderate-ish?
Economic: Pragmatic.
Foreign Policy: Non-interventionist.

Social Policy
Abortion: I think I'll leave what Andriy put, since this is what I believe pretty much: Pro-life, but abortions can be allowed in cases of rape, incest and when mother's life in danger. This is the issue I have changed the least overall.

Same-Sex Marriage: Support.

Drugs: Opposed to most drugs, but cannabis for personal and medicinal use are okay.

Death Penalty: Opposed.

Gun Control: Current legislation in Argentina I think is okay, but its impossible to enforce; that's more of a failure of the state in guaranteeing safety though.

Affirmative Action: Neutral, really. I need to look at it more deeply.

Prostitution: Legal, but no organized activity.

Euthanasia: Support only if its clear that not euthanizing would lead to more suffering than not.

Immigration: Open to legal, regularized immigration.

Police Issues/Black Lives Matter: I think its clear that black people have been historically disadvantaged in the US, so the protests to recognize this reality are well. However, I also think its clear that actions such as riots and extreme rhetoric and other such stuff are counter-productive.

Free Speech/Political Correctness: Support free speech for everyone. If I support the action of banning someone for what they say or think, someday that will be turned against me instead.

Surveillance: Strongly oppose. One of my biggest fears is increased control and surveillance by the government on people's activities.


Economic Issues
Minimum Wage: Minimum wage adjusted to inflation.

Healthcare: Universal healthcare.

Trade: I think Argentina should take a more liberal stance in regards to trade - I think pragmatically that the protectionist model of the last decades is not fit for today. However, in regards to strategic industries protectionism needs to be maintained. Encourage agricultural export.

Unions: Pro-union

Energy: More is better: both renewable and non-renewable energies should be supported. However, with climate change renewables should be prioritized.

Education: Support mixed public/private schooling system, favouring public education; homeschooling should be available if parents want so regardless.

Taxes: Progressive tax system, streamlined and more efficient: more for the rich, less for the poor. I think we should set a system of tax-free zones through Argentina in order to encourage industry and business.

Foreign Policy. Here I will respond mostly as if I lived in the US; which honestly we all do, given the intense globalization of the last decades.
Afghanistan: Leave.
Iraq: Leave, but should work with the Iraqi government to prevent a return of extremist terrorists.
Syria: Stay out of it.
Cuba: Better relations, lift sanctions.
Malvinas: We should reaffirm our claim to the South Atlantic Islands through diplomatic and peaceful means.
Defense Spending: We should increase the funds of the Argentine military, its outdated and we're falling behind on defense matters. We have Chinese fishing boats preying on our waters for example - a nuclear submarine would be cool to deal with that.

Environment
Climate Change: Prioritize renewable energies, tax polluting companies.

Electoral Issues
Voter ID: Support.
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« Reply #1462 on: November 12, 2020, 08:30:14 PM »

I identify as leftist. I am a registered Democrat and generally unhappily so.

I do not have a secular economic religion any more than I would disregard my toolbox and use a hammer or a screwdriver for ever task.

I like my first responders, roads, and healthcare socialist.
I like my blue Jean's, televisions, and automobiles capitalist.
I believe in strong regulatory structures.
I do not give a crap about national debt other than if it creates high levels of inflation.
I believe the stimulative value of tax cuts is one of the most overstated things probably ever especially when they are granted to people and companies that aren't spending them.
I would refocus government funded research and development much more heavily to the university level and stop socializing that downside for corporations.

Strong Civil Libertarian.

Believe street level law enforcement should be transformed to a focus on peace keeping.
End the stupid and failed drug war. End "Terry" stops.
End the concept of vice with a mix of legalization and decriminalization schemes depending on the need for regulation.
I'm probably more pro-2nd amendment than the NRA. I would rescind the machine gun ban.
Strong but not radical on separation of church and state. People don't have to leave their faith at home but they do have to leave it out of their governing and execution of the law.
I would leave the tax exempt status for churches as long as they stay out of politics but if they want to enter that arena then it goes poof.

Generally dovish on use of force but believe in strong force projection capacity. I don't really believe in a standing army but a professional air force and navy along with a limited number of special forces and Marines can remain.
I would replace the army with reverting back to organized militia.
I am an internationalist and believe we should have strong increasingly interwoven cooperative relationships with democracies around the world.

Climate stabilization is the number one issue in the world.

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« Reply #1463 on: December 01, 2020, 03:28:33 PM »

These are a few months old.

I'm going to revise a few of these positions most likely in the coming weeks. I might split the current economy section in two, or rename it industrial policy. On immigration I want to revise with more specifics (and my positions have shifted some, I am now more moderate on illegal immigration, and more of a hardliner on reducing legal immigration levels). National security I might update and/or split up. Some sections I will try and remove issues that are more likely to be handled in courts than via the executive/legislative branches.

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CHINA - We must decouple with our chief geopolitical rival in China in order to preserve American hegemony. Levy permanent tariffs at 100% that stack on the Border Adjustment Tax. Formally refuse to pay US debt to China. Remove Chinese-held companies from US exchanges.

ECONOMY - America is at its best when it is making things. Reduce the corporate rate for American-based companies to 10%. Make the Buy American and Hire American executive order federal law, and pass bold infrastructure legislation to expand rural broadband and 5G while upgrading water systems and rebuilding our roadways, airports and bridges. Tax capital inflows, and subsidize energy, agriculture and manufacturing.

ENERGY - Energy independence makes the United States strong, safe, and wealthy. Eliminate job-killing environmental regulations, including bans on offshore drilling and fracking. Double the number of nuclear plants in the United States by 2030. Buy Greenland from Denmark.

GUNS - The right to bear arms is absolute. Eliminate all laws on gun purchase and ownership, including the recent bump stock ban. Bar states from creating gun registries, conducting background checks, as well as from mandating pistol permits and concealed carry permits. Grant tax rebates for gun purchases, and offer free gun training classes.

HEALTHCARE - Healthcare is a human right. Implement a single payer system with dental and mental health access within five years, while immediately lowering the medicare age to 50. Transition all healthcare insurance workers to government healthcare administration jobs. Subsidize the pharmaceutical industry and reshore all supply chains of drugs and medical equipment.

IMMIGRATION - All new immigrants must improve the lives of current citizens. Implement mandatory E-Verify with harsh penalties for employers in violation. Adapt a zero net migration policy immediately, with legal immigration levels reverting to historic norms as unemployment falls and wages increase. End chain migration and birthright citizenship.

JOBS & WAGES - Employment is part of the human experience. Create a federal job guarantee and make trade school tuition free to people of all ages. Increase the federal minimum wage to $20 an hour, and index to inflation and cost of living, while utilizing wage subsidies to assist family farms and small businesses in covering the wages. Double the current monthly payout for Social Security and lower the age to 50.

NATIONAL SECURITY - Every action must be taken with the interests of American Citizens first and foremost. Leave the UN immediately, eliminate all foreign aid and sunset NATO within 5 years. Finish the wall and cease acceptance of refugees. Double the number of aircraft carriers by 2030 and adapt unilateral realism as the guiding principal for military action.

SEX & DRUGS - Victimless crimes should not be crimes at all. Legalize prostitution federally. Offer free birth control and contraceptives. Legalize marijuana and allow individuals to experiment with psychedelics in controlled settings without penalty while harshly prosecuting dealers of fentanyl and other deadly drug trades.

TRADE - Trading with the United States is a privilege, not a right. Implement a 25% Border Adjustment Tax. Only enter new bilateral trade agreements, leave all current multilateral blocs. Require high minimum wage and labor requirements for trading partners.
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« Reply #1464 on: December 02, 2020, 02:10:51 PM »

What are my beliefs why can't I think for myself what's wrong with me god please help
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« Reply #1465 on: December 06, 2020, 10:27:59 PM »
« Edited: December 06, 2020, 10:31:04 PM by Horus »

Figured I'd update this after who knows how many years. In short an alt center leftist, equally globalist and isolationist.

Taxes: Increase taxes on those who make more than $400,000 a year. Slowly transition into a Georgist system.

Trade: Free trade unless you're Russia or China.

Minimum wage: 15 is okay I guess

Healthcare: Universal healthcare now.

Education: Tighten homeschooling restrictions big time, stop funding public schools off of property taxes. Standardized testing must exist but deemphasize it.

Infrastructure: Direct defense spending into this.

Transportation: Same

Unions: Support in theory but are somewhat anachronistic. Police unions in particular are noxious.

Abortion: Nominally pro choice but some of the activism on that end gets pretty bad.

LGBT rights: Obviously fully support

Gun control: Very pro-2A but open carry is cringe (should still be legal) and we need better background checks

Death penalty: Only for high treason.

Prostitution: Honestly don't care much, it's not going anywhere either way. Stop punishing people for it unless there's trafficking/non consensual stuff obviously

Euthanasia: Don't care

Reparations for slavery: They are needed, but the word "reparations" is so toxic they'll have to be called something else

Affirmative action: Usually oppose but there are exceptions.

Free speech: Is vital and should not be touched. Hate speech laws backfire on the protected groups.

Carbon tax: Support.

Paris Climate Accord: Rejoin.

Renewable energy: The future, let's do it.

Fracking ban: Support I guess?

Offshore drilling ban: Support.

Drugs: Legalize weed and psychedelics, decriminalize everything else and focus on treatment.

Voting rights: Universal and 18+, prisoners receive half a vote until release.

Defunding/abolishing the police: We must radically reform police departments and police culture.

CHAZ: Is very silly

Border wall: Huge waste of money.

Deportation: If they pay taxes and have no felonies, leave them be.

DACA: Support, overall a good thing.

Path to citizenship: Support, but it shouldn't be a cakewalk.

Voting rights: After you're a citizen.

Legal immigration: Should be reduced.

Family separation: Strongly oppose, keep families together.

Voter ID: Should be required for everyone born after 1970.

Compulsory voting: Oppose, in a place like America this would end up reducing turnout.

Term limits: Only for the president.

Electoral college: Eliminate and go to the national popular vote.

Russia: Isolate them.

China: Isolate them. Get closer with Japan.

North Korea: Whatever.

Middle East: Leave and never return.

Israel/Palestine: Not our business, stop treating Israel like the 51st state.

Guantanamo Bay: Should not exist.

NATO: We should continue to work closely with our NATO allies.

UN: Not opposed but it's a pretty useless org
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« Reply #1466 on: December 08, 2020, 09:44:41 PM »

Taxes: Increase taxes on those who make more than $400,000 a year.

Trade: Pro-USMCA, anti-NAFTA, mostly pro-free trade

Minimum wage: $11 minimum wage, against $15 minimum wage

Healthcare: Public option added to Obamacare, reluctantly

Education: Anti-voucher for private schools, anti-standardized testing, pro-increased teacher wages, anti-free college for all, anti-common core, anti-universal pre-k

Infrastructure/Transportation: Increased spending, begin research and investment of a high-speed rail

Unions: Support so long as they're not filled with corrupt union bosses and that they're not getting someone re-hired when they're not doing their job

Abortion: Pro-life with exceptions for rape, incest, and when the mother's life is at danger

LGBT rights: Fully support

Gun control: Pro-2nd Amendment, pro-universal background check, anti-gun buyback, anti-armed teachers, pro-banning people on the no-fly list from purchasing a gun, reluctantly in favor of a TEMPORARY assault weapon ban

Death penalty: Only for high treason.

Prostitution: Against, could be swayed though

Euthanasia: Nope.

Reparations for slavery: Nope.

Affirmative action: Nope.

Free speech: MUST be upheld, no questions

Carbon tax: Nope.

Paris Climate Accord: Rejoin ASAP.

Renewable energy: Slowly transition off of fossil fuels and offer incentives for former coal miners

Fracking ban: Nope.

Offshore drilling ban: Yup.

Drugs: Pro-recreational marijuana, reluctantly against recreational use, against decriminalization of most drugs

Voting rights: against 16-year-olds getting the right to vote, against prisoner's getting the right

Defunding/abolishing the police: the "defund the police" movement is the most laughable thing I've seen in quite a while and it's unfortunately tainting the Black Lives Matter movement as anarchists that wish to incite violence.

CHAZ: Nope.

Border wall: Build where it's useful, don't build where not useful

Deportation: If they're non-violent, they follow the law, and they pay taxes, they should be presented options to become legal citizens. However, as long as they follow those 3 requirements, they shouldn't be deported.

DACA: Support.

Path to citizenship: Support, but it shouldn't be a cakewalk.

Voting rights: Once you're a citizen and you don't have a criminal record.

Family separation: Strongly oppose, keep families together.

Voter ID: Should be required for everyone.

Compulsory voting: Not enforceable, participating in democracy should be encouraged and voluntary.

Term limits: 2 consecutive 4-year terms for the President, 6 consecutive 2-year terms for Congress excluding incumbent members of Congress. 2 consecutive 6-year terms for the Senate, excluding incumbent Senators

Electoral college: Reform to a proportional distribution of electoral votes. If you get 55% of the vote, you get 55% of the electoral votes, etc.

Russia: Isolate them.

China: Isolate them. Get closer with Japan.

North Korea: Try to de-nuke them, if possible.

Middle East: We ought to get out, none of our business.

Israel/Palestine: Protect Israel, period.

Guantanamo Bay: Start slowly closing.

NATO: We should continue to work closely with our NATO allies.

UN: Support the organization, some reforms needed badly
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« Reply #1467 on: December 17, 2020, 01:11:24 AM »
« Edited: December 17, 2020, 02:25:28 AM by the salt shaker »

Updated the above platform but wanted to keep the prior edition for posterity.

Domestic Policy:

ENERGY - Energy independence makes America secure. Cut environmental regulations and lift bans on offshore drilling and fracking. Build more nuclear plants and create a New Manhattan Project for cold fusion. Condition green subsidies on retraining and hiring of displaced workers.

INDUSTRY - Reshoring industry rebuilds communities. Lower the corporate tax rate to 10%. Authorize the Fed to tax capital inflows and engage in currency intervention. Subsidize the energy, agriculture and manufacturing sectors and reshore drug and medical equipment supply chains.

INFRASTRUCTURE - America is at its best when it is making things. Make the Buy American and Hire American order federal law. Subsidize development of a high-speed system rail and make high-speed broadband a public utility. Upgrade roadways, airports, bridges and water systems.

JOBS - Every American who wants to work should be able to work. Make paid trade school and job placement services tuition-free. Increase the federal minimum wage to $20 an hour and index to inflation. Use wage subsidies to assist family farms and small businesses with payrolls.

REGULATIONS - All regulations must create jobs and protect workers. Implement the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act to reform Wall Street. Use antitrust law to combat Big Tech monopolies. Implement price controls and negotiated prices to combat anticompetitiveness from Big Pharma.

TECHNOLOGY - Advances in technology should benefit the American worker. Implement a machine tax to subsidize benefits for displaced workers. Create tax incentives to push companies to open locations in old economy areas. Prioritize the exploration and acquisition of rare earths.

Foreign Policy:

ALLIANCES - America should steer clear of unnecessary alliances. Exit agreements such as the Paris Agreement and Iran Deal and eliminate all foreign aid. Sunset NATO membership within 5 years and leave mutual-defense pacts. Use the veto in the UN and WTO to kill every proposal.

CHINA - Stop China's rise to preserve the dollar's status as reserve currency. Levy permanent tariffs at 100% that stack on the Border Adjustment Tax. Cancel all US debt owed to China. Remove Chinese-held companies from US exchanges and expel all Chinese diplomats from the country.

IMMIGRATION - The labor market should dictate future immigration levels. Implement mandatory E-Verify with harsh penalties for violating employers. Set legal immigration quotas based on unemployment and median wage figures. Complete the border wall and end birthright citizenship.

MILITARY - A strong military preserves American economic hegemony. Double the fleet of aircraft carriers. Modernize nuclear and post-nuclear capabilities. Use drone strikes, assassinations, cyberwarfare, sanctions and tariffs to conduct asymmetric warfare on America's enemies.

SPACE - The Space Force is an essential military branch. Win the new space race and land the first human on Mars by 2030. Develop offensive capabilities such as kinetic bombardment and megawatt carbon-dioxide lasers. Return to the moon and begin exploration of lunar resources.

TRADE - Trading with the United States is a privilege, not a right. Implement a 25% Border Adjustment Tax. Leave multilateral blocs and only enter bilateral agreements. Require high minimum wage and labor standards for partners, along with import quotas and export commitments.
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« Reply #1468 on: December 26, 2020, 09:45:12 AM »
« Edited: December 26, 2020, 09:49:38 AM by mathstatman »

Support the ACA (which passed in 2010 without a single GOP vote) and encourage state governors, regardless of party, to support exchanges or whatever it takes to make the ACA "work" for its residents.

Support a slight increase on taxes on high incomes, wealth, and corporations, while reducing taxes on the working poor. Tax unemployment, pension, and welfare benefits, albeit at a low rate.

Support without question the right of anyone to marry whom they want to marry.

Support legal abortion through 20 weeks, without exceptions; after that, leave it to each state.

Limit legal and illegal immigration; taking care of our own should take precedence over (a) taking care of those who come here illegally and (b) the right of business to hire undocumented immigrants and lower wages for working Americans. The fact that so many want to live in the US is undoubtedly a compliment to our way of life (and this fact probably needs to be stressed more in public schools); becoming a US citizen is a privilege, not a right.

At the state level, I would support a progressive voucher system for education, supporting the rights of lower-income parents to make informed educational choices, while granting only limited relief to parents who can easily afford private-school tuition. I recall reading that Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate (and later US Congressman) Sander Levin supported this in 1974, as a result, the Michigan Educational Association endorsed his Republican opponent, Gov. William Milliken, who was narrowly re-elected in a Democratic wave year.
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« Reply #1469 on: January 11, 2021, 01:52:24 AM »
« Edited: January 11, 2021, 02:00:51 AM by laddicus finch »

Summary: Actually, let's get someone to read my description and guess my ideology/partisan affiliation. Sorry for the Canada-heaviness.

Taxes: Generally not a huge fan of raising income taxes as a permanent way of funding services. I'd support raising the GST (sales tax) modestly, but not drastically. I'm open to new ideas like wealth tax (although it wouldn't really raise much revenue long-run), and generally would rather tax assets than incomes. Corporate taxes should be kept competitive, and two-tiered between small and big business, but the small business tier should be drastically lower, maybe even eliminated in the first few years after COVID-19.

Trade: Support free trade, but protectionism should be kept in the government's toolbox for national security reasons, as well as protecting critical industries like agriculture. Diversify our trade relations.

Minimum wage: In Ontario it's $14 CAD ($11 USD). I think we should peg it to inflation/consumer price index, but the baseline of $14 Canadian is alright.

Healthcare: Support universal healthcare, expanding it to include pharmacare (although the provinces won't let this happen). Okay with privatizing service delivery if it's actually shown to have benefits, but universal access/coverage must be guaranteed.

Childcare: Literally one of the best ways to make an economy more productive overnight is by making it easier for parents to access childcare, so they can go to work. Very supportive.

Education: I don't know much about K-12 education, although I'm pretty much always in favour of anything that expands/improves public education. Okay with charter schools as long as they aren't funded by defunding the public system. Support funding from the province rather than municipality (which Ontario already does, can't speak for the rest of Canada), so that education quality isn't based on local property values. For post-secondary, free would be nice, but not a priority. College/uni doesn't cost you an arm and a leg up here, though Ontario should restore funding to the OSAP grant/loan program and prevent students from having to take bank loans that they'll get screwed by.

Infrastructure: Yes yes yess, increase infrastructure spending. Unpopular opinion: highway tolls are a good thing, though I'd rather keep infrastructure in public hands.

Transportation: Increased investment in public transport within metro areas, and high-speed rail connections wherever financially feasible. Windsor-Quebec City would be a dream, although even a Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal high speed rail line would go a long way. Okay with either public or private operation of rail lines.

Unions: Support in theory, but sometimes governments shouldn't be afraid of going against them.

Abortion: Completely pro-choice. A Supreme Court ruling in Canada ruled that any regulation on abortion at all is unconstitutional, so that's that. I don't really care much about it, if someone wants to get it they can. Whatever.

LGBT rights: Fully support.

Gun control: I really don't care either way. In America it's somewhat nuts, I'd support stricter regulations but what exactly I can't say. In a Canadian context, I'm completely agnostic on the issue.

Death penalty: Nope, never.

Prostitution: Don't punish sex workers, do punish pimps/traffickers/etc.

Euthanasia: Supportive

Reparations for slavery: Support in theory, but I don't know enough about it.

Affirmative action: Ehhhh it's a necessary evil to some degree, it really varies IMO. The line I would draw is the government requiring businesses/private organizations to do it. But I'm okay with the government doing it (representative bureaucracy).

Free speech: Supportive of free speech up until the point of actually threatening public safety/inciting violence.

Carbon tax: Support, but make it revenue-neutral. Don't use it as a revenue generation tool, because an effective carbon tax that doesn't rebate taxpayers would destroy so many low-income households. I support flat monthly rebates that would effectively result in a tax cut for low-emission households. Classic carrot-and-a-stick

Paris Climate Accord: Support.

Renewable energy: Very important, alongside nuclear.

Fracking ban: Fracking has been crucial in transitioning from coal to natural gas, and while natural gas is still a fossil fuel, it's a lot less carbon-intensive than coal. So if a blanket fracking ban leads to energy demands being filled by a coal-burning facility, that's a silly move. So it's a tricky situation, I'd say it should be case-by-case rather than a blanket ban.

Offshore drilling ban: Support.

Drugs: Keep weed legal, maybe add low-risk psychedelics to that (I don't really care though), decriminalize other drugs and replace punishment for drug offenders with rehabilitation.

Voting rights: Universal for all citizens over the age of majority, including inmates. Going to prison is already their punishment, they should not be disenfranchised.

Defunding/abolishing the police: We must radically reform police departments and police culture. As for defund, I think some police departments particularly in the states are insane and could use a funding cut. Abolish, hell no.

Legal immigration: Support current levels. Immigration good.

Illegal immigration: Enforce border controls and deport people overstaying visas. But if someone has already been living here, is working, and has no criminal record, give them a path to citizenship.

Voter ID: This really isn't a big deal in Canada lol we're all expected to have our IDs when we vote. But I realize in the US there's a darker history of using voter ID as a means of suppressing black voters. I support the idea of voter IDs, but it should be free and easy to apply for them, so that anyone who wants one and is a citizen can get one.

Compulsory voting: Oppose.

Voter registration: Same-day registration should be allowed and available everywhere.

Foreign policy: Keep close with NATO allies, but recognize that the US is no longer the anchor it used to be. Be very careful with China, don't let them near your critical infrastructure. Support CANZUK, but it's not gonna be a huge

Military: Increase funding to 2% of GDP, as under the NATO guidelines. Increase military presence in the arctic as a proactive measure. Don't engage in foreign wars, but Canada really needs to step it up.

UN: The security council and general assembly give it a bad rap, but individual UN agencies actually do a lot of good and can be effective, especially in the developing world. Support.
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« Reply #1470 on: Today at 02:12:24 PM »
« Edited: Today at 04:35:54 PM by FDB »

Overall: ďRadical CentristĒ Independent

Social Policy
Abortion: Support until the point of viability, and after that only exceptions for the life of the mother.
Same-Sex Marriage: Support
Drugs: Legalize marijuana, decriminalize most drugs, and open safe injection sites.
Criminal Justice: Some reforms are needed.
Gun Control: Support background checks. Strongly support the Second Amendment.
Immigration: Asylum seekers deserve to come here, but only with extreme vetting and cracking down on cartels. Fine companies for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants.

Economic Policy
Minimum Wage: Eliminate it.
Basic Income: Strongly support.
Tax Rates: Increase taxes on the rich to combat extreme income inequality. Keep the corporate tax rate as is, but eliminate deductions and loopholes as much as possible.

Electoral Reform
Electoral College: Strongly support. It exists for the same reason as the Senate.
Gerrymandering: Eliminate it.
Voting Age: Keep as is.
Voter Registration: Make it easier to register to vote by offering a taxpayer-funded ID to every eligible voting-age citizen.
Statehood: Oppose statehood for DC and Puerto Rico.
Supreme Court: Impose term limits on justices but donít pack the court.
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