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« Reply #1450 on: July 15, 2020, 01:15:17 PM »

I last did mine in Spring 2018 so I'll update:

Ideology
Social: Moderately liberal
Economic: Liberal
Foreign Policy: Non-Intervionalist

Social Policy
Abortion: 100% pro-choice. Support Planned Parenthood and federal funding toward it. I might be open to allowing states to decide if they want to ban abortions after a certain number of weeks, likely 20 weeks being the minimum.

Same-Sex Marriage: Unequivocally support.

Transgender Issues: Use whatever bathroom you are most comfortable with. I donít really care.

Drugs: Legalize marijuana, while taxing and regulating it like alcohol. The War on Drugs is pointless.

Death Penalty: Support. There are some criminals who commit crimes so heinous that they arenít worthy of life.

Gun Control: Expand background checks. Against an assault weapons ban or raising the age to purchase to 21. You shouldnít be allowed to vote or register in the draft before being able to buy a gun. (Everything should be 18 - drinking age should be lowered as well, which is a different discussion.) There needs to be more done to address mental health and the stigma surrounding it.

Affirmative Action: I've gone back on forth on this one. It's a good concept (obviosuly) but I don't think I can support it in full.

Prostitution: Status quo.

Euthanasia: Support, as long as the patient has less than 6 months to live and is medically judged to be in substantial pain on a daily basis.

Immigration: More funding for border security but no wall. Deport every illegal who commits an actual crime (not counting a traffic violation or things of that nature.) Protect DACA.

Police Issues/Black Lives Matter: Support BLM (duh.)

Free Speech/Political Correctness: Support free speech. PC culture has gone too far.

School Prayer: No for public schools, up for private schools to decide.

Muslim Ban: No way.

PATRIOT ACT/NSA Spying: Support both.


Economic Issues
Minimum Wage: Raise to $12.50 nationwide and allow states to increase further if they choose.

Social Security: Gradually raise minimum age to 69 (nice) to receive full benefits for all by 2030. If you collected before 2030 and you are/were younger than that youíre grandfathered in.

Healthcare: Public option.

Globalization/Trade: Oppose TPP and NAFTA.

Deficit/Debt: Irrelevant. Republicans say they care about the national debt and then pass legislation which happens to raise it even further. Democrats do the later as well, but donít lie about caring about it like Republicans do.

Campaign Finance Reform: Limit on how much can be donated to a campaign.

Unions: I'm in one so obviously I'm very-pro. In favor of legislation to protect unions.

Energy: Pro renewable energy. We need to move more so away from coal.

Job Creation: A major infrastructure deal. A greater focus on training and re-training individuals in order to be acclimated to the 21st century. Coal mine and steel mill jobs arenít coming back to the level they were 50 years ago, but Democrats shouldnít turn their backs to these people.

Education: Support Common Core. Establish a universal day care, find a way to make undergraduate college degrees more affordable. Better information needs to be given to college applicants and incoming college students about the loans they take. I agree with most of Biden's plan.

Taxes: Set corporation tax rates to 30% and given tax credits to companies who donít ship jobs and companies overseas. It's 21% since 2018 but was 35% in the 1990s and into the 2000s.

INDIVIDUAL               JOINTLY
10%: Up to $12,000            10%: Up to $24,000
12%: $12,001 to $50,000         12%: $24,001 to $100,000
24%: $50,001 to $125,000         24%: $100,001 to $250,000
36%: $125,001 to $300,000      36%: $250,001 to $600,000
40%: over $300,001            40%: over $600,000

Cuts down the brackets from seven to five. Essentially does it by multiples of 12 (12%, 24%, and 36%) to simplify things, with a 10% bracket and a 40% bracket. All of individual's income under 50k is taxed less than current, while everything from 50k to 125k is the same. Everything after first 125k goes up. This creates 80.4 billion in new revenues, compared to the current code that only creates around 40 billion.

Other economic issues: More needs to be done to address the growing income inequality in this country. Establish three weeks of paid vacation minimum for every job, which may be increased down the road. 3 months paid maternity leave and 3 weeks paid paternity leave.

Foreign Policy
Middle East: The Middle East is a massive mess and the less that we are involved, the better. UN needs to be stronger, so we should not be playing a huge role. To be blunt we should be focused on trying to ensure that we can get the cheapest oil possible.

Syrian Refugees: Support taking in refugees. However, they must be vetted extremely closely.

Israel/Palestine: Support Israel, but like I stated earlier we need to try and pull back from the Middle East.

North Korea: North Korea is secondary compared to Russia and China.

Russia: Enforce stronger economic sanctions and provide support to our allies who share our mindset.

Climate Change: Support increasing funding towards climate change, as well as the Paris Climate Agreement.


Electoral Issues
Gerrymandering: Status quo.

Term limits: Oppose.

Voter ID: Support, but the type of ID shouldnít be so strict. Government IDs should be cheap and easy to buy.

Voting age: Keep at 18.
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« Reply #1451 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 #1452 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.
Your views are similar to mine
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« Reply #1453 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 #1454 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 #1455 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 #1456 on: October 07, 2020, 08:49:58 AM »

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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 #1457 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 #1458 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 #1459 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 #1460 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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Dang, What a shift. We still agree on a lot though.
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