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« Reply #1400 on: August 17, 2019, 11:41:45 AM »

Abortion: Pro-life. Exceptions to rape and danger to the mother.
Same Sex Marriage: Don't really care. Why is this issue so political?
Marijuana: Legalize medicinal marijuana, Let the states decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Slavery reparations: No
Stem Cell Research: For
Death Penalty: Support for murderers and other high-profile criminals.
Criminal justice reform: Oppose. Criminals are criminals.
Gun control: Don't ban guns. Make sure buyers aren't mentally ill.
Affirmative Action: Against
Prostitution: Eww. Don't legalize.
Euthanasia: Don't really care.

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage: Keep minimum wage as is.
Welfare: Keep as is.
Right-to-Work: Sure.
Taxation: SLIGHTLY increase taxes for the rich.
Healthcare: Oppose Obamacare.
Social Security: Leave as is.
Trade: Protectionist
Education: Make sure there are better education programs.
Balanced Budget Amendment: Against
Transportation: Massively expand both private and public transit funding.
Infrastructure: Slightly decrease spending.

Foreign Policy and National Security

U.N: Withdraw
NATO: Stay in, Only go to war if the US or other allies are attacked.
Afghanistan: Withdraw
Iraq: Withdraw
Iran: Withdraw
Russia: Support better relations
China: Support better relations in general, keep tariffs in place.
North Korea: Keep relations and personal diplomacy
South Korea: Leave, Let NK and SK work on a peace-deal without our involvement.
Syria: Leave
Cuba: Lift sanctions
Military Spending: Cut down significantly
PATRIOT Act: End
NSA Spying: Abolish NSA and CIA.
Palestine/Israel: Cut down on our support for Israel.
Immigration: Support a border wall.
Guantanamo Bay: Keep it open, Though make sure that no innocent people wind up there.

Environment

Climate Change: Eh
Green Energy: Eh
Keystone XL Pipeline: Support
Fracking: Support

Electoral Reform

Electoral College: Keep current system
Gerrymandering: Oppose
Term limits: Support
Voter ID: Support
Compulsory Voting: Oppose
Voter Registration: Support
Statehood: The US is fine as it is. Let Puerto Rico become it's own country. Don't give DC statehood.
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« Reply #1401 on: August 18, 2019, 03:08:54 PM »
« Edited: August 18, 2019, 03:22:33 PM by Lakigigar »

Abortion: Pro-Choice
Same Sex Marriage: Support
Marijuana: Legalize recreational marijuana and pardon all convicted people
Slavery reparations: No
Stem Cell Research: For
Death Penalty: Lean towards support
Criminal justice reform: Support
Gun control: Pro-background checks, undecided about gun bans.
Affirmative Action: Against
Prostitution: Decriminalize
Euthanasia: Legalize

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage: Increase to a 15 dollar minimum wage, tied to inflation, adjust yearly
Welfare: Increase spending, especially for working families
Right-to-Work: People should always have the right to work.
Taxation: Increase taxes for the rich & multinationals, decreases for middle & lower class & local businesses
Healthcare: I support a single-payer healthcare system.
Social Security: Expand
Trade: I'm a hard protectionist
Education: I'm in favour of the Finland system. State decides where people go to school. Free education, including higher education. Fully subsidized by government. Abolish private & charter schools.
Balanced Budget Amendment: I don't know
Transportation: Expand public transporting funding & make free for all, abolish private transportation (trains, busses)
Infrastructure: Increase spending

Foreign Policy and National Security

U.N: Withdraw
NATO: Withdraw
Afghanistan: Withdraw
Iraq: Withdraw
Iran: Withdraw
Russia: Lift sanctions and Support better relations
Europe: increase tariffs, just like we should do.
China: Support better relations in general, keep tariffs in place.
North Korea: Keep relations and personal diplomacy
South Korea: Leave, Let NK and SK work on a peace-deal without our involvement.
Syria: Leave
Cuba: Lift sanctions and support better relations
Venezuela: Lift sanctions and support better relations
Military Spending: Cut down by 50% or more.
PATRIOT Act: End
NSA Spying: Abolish NSA and CIA.
Palestine/Israel: Support an independent Palestine
Immigration: Support tightly controlled immigration.
Guantanamo Bay: Shut down

Environment

Climate Change: Support a new green deal. Implement a CO≤ tax.
Green Energy: Support
Keystone XL Pipeline: Against
Fracking: Against

Electoral Reform

Electoral College: Keep current system
Gerrymandering: Oppose
Term limits: Support
Voter ID: Support
Compulsory Voting: Oppose
Voter Registration: Support
Statehood: Puerto Rico should become a state.

Overview:
Social: Center-left to left-wing (American norms: left-wing to far-left)
Economic: Far-left (even compared to European norms)
Foreign: Left-wing to far-left (American norms: far-left)
Party Affiliation: Registered PVDA-PTB (marxist) member, but i refuse to call myself a marxist. I see myself more as independent affiliated with this party.
Ideology: Left-wing populist, democratic socialist, libertarian socialist.

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Green New Deal
Single-payer healthcare
Tuition-free colleges
Legalization of marijuana, decriminalization of all drugs
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(*) People will have to work longer (65 to 70 years), and that's why we need to reduce the work week to reduce stress (and burn-outs). A shorter work week would reduce unemployment, as more people will be needed because people work less, but it would anticipate on a new technological wave (more automatization because of robots). I also support spreading the main shifts (8 to 5 work week) to 7 to 4 and 9 to 6 work week to reduce traffic overload.
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« Reply #1402 on: August 23, 2019, 08:27:09 AM »

Left-communist of the Italian/American (Paul Mattick) persuasion. I refuse to make a shopping list of political positions, which is idealistic in the extreme.
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« Reply #1403 on: August 26, 2019, 06:19:47 PM »

I recently read something, I forget what, that inspired me to post in this thread again, setting out not my views On The Issues but my fundamental beliefs about politics and what its aims should be.

At heart, I consider myself very conservative philosophically speaking--not in the sense of agreeing with Burkean or Maistrean ideas about the proper content of politics, but in the sense of genuinely believing in many of the established truisms of the twentieth century that seem naive and dated now, and even some of the truisms of the nineteenth century that were already seen as discredited by the interwar period. I believe that democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others, that pursuing a politics of racial or religious prejudice is always morally wrong, and that the proper aim of the political process is the attempt to identify and pursue the good society for everybody's sake; I even believe (as, according to Orwell, did the "pre-fascist" Kipling) that the gods punish hubris and that pride goeth before a fall. I'm committed to these beliefs come what may, even if the day comes when they're popularly thought to be as hopelessly outmoded as the divine right of kings.

On a slightly less fundamental level, I believe in the pursuit of legal and ideally also rough material equality for all citizens of a given society, and that people who are downtrodden in different societies have more in common with one another than with their own societies' ruling elites. I'm a Christian and a left-winger and I have a "leveling" view of the fundamental moral purpose of both of those currents of thought and belief. In principle I am staunchly anti-capitalist, even though within the current leftist scene I'm a bit more moderate than your typical DSAer; to my own surprise, I've actually further moderated in the Trump era, including on a few issues (abortion and Israel are the two big ones) on which my emotional and moral sympathies are closer to the right than to the left. I wear the maroon avatar proudly as an indicator of the intellectual and moral tradition of English-speaking democratic socialism, rather than because I'm an ultra-leftist on such and such a set of live political issues.
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« Reply #1404 on: September 23, 2019, 04:46:25 PM »

Left-communist of the Italian/American (Paul Mattick) persuasion. I refuse to make a shopping list of political positions, which is idealistic in the extreme.

"I'm writing this on the toilet and I don't want to type all my opinions on my touchscreen."
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« Reply #1405 on: October 14, 2019, 03:33:49 PM »

Economics: I'm a believer in free-market capitalism, but I also support government regulation and intervention, especially in the financial sector. I support taxpayer-funded education and taxpayer-funded healthcare, because the benefits of these programs far outweigh the costs, and sometimes are more cost-effective than private solutions. I believe in open competition, open markets, and the free movement of people, goods, and services. I believe in progressive taxation, as well as lowering barriers to economic mobility.

Abortion: Safe, legal, and rare. I would never counsel anyone to have an abortion if their life or health weren't threatened, and if so, I would implore them to terminate their pregnancy as soon as possible. I consider abortion the destruction of a human life, but not a human person, and therefore the well-being of the mother is paramount. I believe forcing a woman to carry a pregnancy to term violates basic human dignity, bodily autonomy, and privacy, and therefore I generally oppose legislative restrictions on abortion in general.

The war on drugs: Prohibition never works. Legalize and tax low-harm substances like marijuana, and for high-harm substances like heroin or meth, criminalize the supply, but not the demand, and focus on treatment and recovery. Pardon everyone currently behind bars for minor drug offenses who haven't committed a violent crime.

LGBTQ issues: I'm bisexual and my spouse is trans. This fight is personal. Gender identity is real. Your sexuality is valid.

Border/Immigration: One of the functions of the modern state is to protect its citizens from external threats. To this end I believe in controlled national borders. However, I also support the free movement of people, and anyone without a criminal background who wishes to enter this country to work, should be allowed to do so. After a time of continuous employment and a clean record, that person should have a path to citizenship. We should enthusiastically welcome refugees for humanitarian reasons and because we are strengthened by diversity.

Nationalism: I really don't give a rip about magic songs and magic banners. America isn't particularly exceptional, but it's my home and an extension of my family, and in that regard I am loyal to my country.

Race: We live in a racist society. You can ignore the systemic injustice and implicit, societal bias, or you can work to solve it. Money won't fix this. Government can only do so much. People must change.

Church and state: Build a wall.

Death penalty: Never, under any circumstances.

Gun control: We need to classify firearms according to their danger to the public, and require appropriate licensing and testing for each class. We can respect the 2nd Amendment rights of citizens for self defense, while also protecting the public from the dangers of a completely unregulated market for tools of mass murder.

Prostitution: Criminalize the Johns, decriminalize the sex workers.

Environment: Listen to our scientists. Expand nuclear power. Continue to develop renewable energy. Enact disincentives to fossil fuel extraction, as this is the root cause of climate change.

Foreign policy: Internationalism and cooperation, pro-UN, pro-NATO. We must extract ourselves from our role as world police, but this must be done slowly and carefully, so as not to upset the world order. Our alliances are precious, and we cannot ignore our role as a global superpower.
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« Reply #1406 on: October 15, 2019, 10:26:56 AM »

Economics: I'm a believer in free-markets capitalism, but I also support government regulation and intervention, especially in the financial sector. I support taxpayer-funded education and taxpayer-funded healthcare, because the benefits of these programs far outweigh the costs, and sometimes are more cost-effective than private solutions when it comes to providing goods and services that cannot not be correctly quantitated in a liberal and quantitative context. I believe in open competition, open markets, and the free movement of people, goods, and services. I believe in progressive taxation, as well as lowering barriers to economic mobility.

Abortion: Safe, legal, and rare. I would never counsel anyone to have an abortion if their life or health weren't threatened, and if so, I would implore them to terminate their pregnancy as soon as possible. I consider abortion the destruction of a human life, but not a human person, and therefore the well-being of the mother is paramount. I believe forcing a woman to carry a pregnancy to term violates basic human dignity, bodily autonomy, and privacy, and therefore I generally oppose legislative restrictions on abortion in general.

The war on drugs: Prohibition never works. Legalize and tax low-harm substances like marijuana, and for high-harm substances like heroin or meth, criminalize the supply, but not the demand, and focus on treatment and recovery. Pardon everyone currently behind bars for minor drug offenses who haven't committed a violent crime.

LGBTQ issues: I'm bisexual and my spouse is trans. This fight is personal. Gender identity is real. Your sexuality is valid. I do not have this experience but can understand that no one chooses who they are.


Border/Immigration: One of the functions of the modern state is to protect its citizens from external threats. To this end I believe in controlled national borders. However, I also support the free movement of people, and anyone without a criminal background who wishes to enter this country to work, should be allowed to do so. After a time of continuous employment and a clean record, that person should have a path to citizenship. We should enthusiastically welcome refugees for humanitarian reasons and because we are strengthened by diversity.

Nationalism: I really don't give a rip about magic songs and magic banners. America isn't particularly exceptional, but is my home and an extension of my family, and in that regard I am loyal to my country.

Race: We live in a racist society. You can ignore the systemic injustice and implicit, societal bias, or you can work to solve it. Money won't fix this. Government can only do so much. People must change.

Church and state: Build a wall.

Death penalty: Never, under any circumstances.

Gun control: We need to classify firearms according to their danger to the public, and require appropriate licensing and testing for each class. We can respect the 2nd Amendment rights of citizens for self defense, while also protecting the public from the dangers of a completely unregulated market for tools of mass murder. The ultimate goal is to qualify what a "arm" is. People shouldn't be able to drive around in a tank with live ammo or have a .50 BAR nested out of the window of their condo or nested in their front yard. Personally, I am OK with licensed semi-automatic weapons and licensed conceal carry. I'm NOT OK with open carry but am open with there being a federal process for allowing or recognizing state-level rehabilitation of gun rights. Red flag laws are of the most immediate concern at the moment

Prostitution: Criminalize the Johns, decriminalize the sex workers.

Environment: Listen to our scientists. Expand nuclear power. Continue to develop renewable energy. Enact disincentives to fossil fuel extraction, as this is the root cause of climate change.

Foreign policy: Internationalism and cooperation, pro-UN, pro-NATO. We must extract ourselves from our role as world police, but this must be done slowly and carefully, so as not to upset the world order. Our alliances are precious, and we cannot ignore our role as a global superpower.
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« Reply #1407 on: October 15, 2019, 10:37:53 AM »

Economics: I'm a believer in free-market capitalism, but I also support government regulation and intervention, especially in the financial sector. I support taxpayer-funded education and taxpayer-funded healthcare, because the benefits of these programs far outweigh the costs, and sometimes are more cost-effective than private solutions. I believe in open competition, open markets, and the free movement of people, goods, and services. I believe in progressive taxation, as well as lowering barriers to economic mobility.

Abortion: Safe, legal, and rare. I would never counsel anyone to have an abortion if their life or health weren't threatened, and if so, I would implore them to terminate their pregnancy as soon as possible. I consider abortion the destruction of a human life, but not a human person, and therefore the well-being of the mother is paramount. I believe forcing a woman to carry a pregnancy to term violates basic human dignity, bodily autonomy, and privacy, and therefore I generally oppose legislative restrictions on abortion in general.

The war on drugs: Prohibition never works. Legalize and tax low-harm substances like marijuana, and for high-harm substances like heroin or meth, criminalize the supply, but not the demand, and focus on treatment and recovery. Pardon everyone currently behind bars for minor drug offenses who haven't committed a violent crime.

LGBTQ issues: I'm bisexual and my spouse is trans. This fight is personal. Gender identity is real. Your sexuality is valid.

Border/Immigration: One of the functions of the modern state is to protect its citizens from external threats. To this end I believe in controlled national borders. However, I also support the free movement of people, and anyone without a criminal background who wishes to enter this country to work, should be allowed to do so. After a time of continuous employment and a clean record, that person should have a path to citizenship. We should enthusiastically welcome refugees for humanitarian reasons and because we are strengthened by diversity.

Nationalism: I really don't give a rip about magic songs and magic banners. America isn't particularly exceptional, but it's my home and an extension of my family, and in that regard I am loyal to my country.

Race: We live in a racist society. You can ignore the systemic injustice and implicit, societal bias, or you can work to solve it. Money won't fix this. Government can only do so much. People must change.

Church and state: Build a wall.

Death penalty: Never, under any circumstances.

Gun control: We need to classify firearms according to their danger to the public, and require appropriate licensing and testing for each class. We can respect the 2nd Amendment rights of citizens for self defense, while also protecting the public from the dangers of a completely unregulated market for tools of mass murder.

Prostitution: Criminalize the Johns, decriminalize the sex workers.

Environment: Listen to our scientists. Expand nuclear power. Continue to develop renewable energy. Enact disincentives to fossil fuel extraction, as this is the root cause of climate change.

Foreign policy: Internationalism and cooperation, pro-UN, pro-NATO. We must extract ourselves from our role as world police, but this must be done slowly and carefully, so as not to upset the world order. Our alliances are precious, and we cannot ignore our role as a global superpower.
One of the policy position combos I hate the most.
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« Reply #1408 on: October 19, 2019, 09:00:46 PM »

Abortion: Pro-life, except for cases of rape, incest or danger to the mother/child
Same Sex Marriage: Support, but government should stay out of marriage.
Marijuana: Federal legalization of medical marijuana, put it in the states' hands regarding recreational use
Slavery reparations: No
Stem Cell Research: For
Death Penalty: Support for violent offenders.
Criminal justice reform: Oppose. Our current system is fine.
Gun control: Pro-2A, basic background checks, make sure the buyer isn't mentally ill. Focus on prevention
Affirmative Action: Against
Prostitution: Morally against, but I don't think government should be too involved in the issue.
Euthanasia: Legalize, but make sure the person who wants to be euthanized knows what they're doing

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage: Keep minimum wage at $10/hr. Above that forces companies to fire employees.
Welfare: Keep as is, drug tests for recipients in high drug areas
Right-to-Work: I don't really care too much about this issue, but everyone should have the right to work
Taxation: Slight tax increase for the rich. Tax decrease for the middle class
Healthcare: Privatization is best.
Social Security: Leave as is.
Trade: Protectionist
Education: Make sure there are better education programs, eliminate Common Core federally.
Balanced Budget Amendment: Against
Transportation: Funding needs to be increased for public transportation.
Infrastructure: Increase spending. At least where i'm at, the roads suck.
UBI: Support. $1,000/month
4th Industrial Revolution/Automation: Real problem that needs fixing. Jobs need to return.

Foreign Policy and National Security

U.N: Withdraw
NATO: Stay in, Only go to war if the US or other allies are attacked.
Afghanistan: Withdraw
Iraq: Withdraw
Iran: Withdraw
Russia: Support better relations
China: Support better relations in general, keep tariffs in place.
North Korea: Keep relations and personal diplomacy
South Korea: Leave, Let NK and SK work on a peace-deal with minimal involvement.
Syria: Leave, unless ISIS returns.
Cuba: Lift sanctions, allow free travel.
Military Spending: Minor cuts
PATRIOT Act: End
NSA Spying: Abolish the NSA and reform the TSA
Palestine/Israel: Israel, 100%.
Immigration: Support a border wall, ICE.
Guantanamo Bay: Keep it open, only for violent offenders.

Environment

Climate Change: Is an issue that needs to be addressed, but is being over-played by the media
Green Energy: Support, I guess
Keystone XL Pipeline: Support, but try as hard as possible to avoid Indian reservations
Fracking: Support

Electoral Reform

Electoral College: The electoral college is perfectly fine.
Gerrymandering: Oppose
Term limits: Support, 12-18 years for the Senate, 14-18 years for the House
Voter ID: Support, voter fraud is too common
Voter Registration: Support
Statehood: Puerto Rico referendum on statehood/freedom once they pay off their debt to the US. D.C. shouldn't become a state.

2020

Democratic candidate: Andrew Yang
Republican candidate: Donald Trump

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« Reply #1409 on: October 30, 2019, 10:23:54 AM »
« Edited: October 30, 2019, 10:34:06 AM by Laki »

Abortion: Pro-Choice but let states decide
Same Sex Marriage: Support
Marijuana: Legalize recreational marijuana and pardon all convicted people
Slavery reparations: No
Stem Cell Research: For
Death Penalty: Lean towards support but let states decide
Criminal justice reform: Support
Gun control: Pro-background checks, undecided about gun bans.
Affirmative Action: Against
Prostitution: Decriminalize but this should be a state issue
Euthanasia: Legalize but leave it up to the states

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage: Increase to a 15 dollar minimum wage, tied to inflation, adjust yearly Increase on state and city level. No longer 15 dollars a month because i believes it hurts the economy, and America is too diverse for a general minimum wage. I want instead to decrease income taxes.
Welfare: Increase spending, especially for working families
Right-to-Work: People should always have the right to work.
Taxation: Increase taxes for the rich & multinationals, decreases for middle & lower class & local businesses increase inheritance and real estate tax, decrease VAT tax
Healthcare: I support a single-payer healthcare system.
Social Security: Expand Depends, but reform. Increase retirement age, decrease work week for elderly
Trade: I'm a hard protectionist Now i'm in favour of free trade and soft protectionism
Education: I'm in favour of the Finland system. State decides where people go to school. Free education, including higher education. Fully subsidized by government. Abolish private & charter schools.
Balanced Budget Amendment: I don't know Against
Transportation: Expand public transporting funding & make free for all, abolish private transportation (trains, busses)
Infrastructure: Increase spending

Foreign Policy and National Security

U.N: Withdraw Stay in but scale back current involvement
NATO: Withdraw Stay in, but states need to pay 1,5% of GDP and NATO needs to modernize, eventually invite Russia and Asian countries in, as they're more reasonable than China.
Afghanistan: Withdraw
Iraq: Withdraw Fight ISIS, than withdraw
Iran: Withdraw Economic sanctions
Russia: Lift sanctions and Support better relations
Europe: increase tariffs, just like we should do.
China: Support better relations in general, keep tariffs in place.
North Korea: Keep relations and personal diplomacy
South Korea: Leave, Let NK and SK work on a peace-deal without our involvement. Leave but support South Korea and deliver high weapon technology
Syria: Leave Leave but support a Kurdistan and Assad. Fight ISIS and VERY HARSH economical sanctions for Turkey. If they threaten with releasing immigrants into Europe, invade in northern Syria, and create an international buffer and no-fly zone, and support Kurds to enter Northern Syria (from Iran, Iraq and Turkey)
Cuba: Lift sanctions and support better relations
Venezuela: Lift sanctions and support better relations Economic sanctions, but don't intervent
Military Spending: Cut down by 50% or more. Decrease budget gradually
PATRIOT Act: End Unsure
NSA Spying: Abolish NSA and CIA. Keep them
Palestine/Israel: Support an independent Palestine Support a two-state solution according to 1947 census, support an independent Jerusalem
Immigration: Support tightly controlled immigration. Support tough and correct immigration policy. Be humane, but be tough on it
Guantanamo Bay: Shut down Keep

Environment

Climate Change: Support a new green deal. Implement a CO≤ tax. Against CO≤ tax for working class, focus on appointing national parks and invest in technology or research
Green Energy: Support
Keystone XL Pipeline: Against
Fracking: Against

Electoral Reform

Electoral College: Keep current system
Gerrymandering: Oppose
Term limits: Support
Voter ID: Support
Compulsory Voting: Oppose
Voter Registration: Support
Statehood: Puerto Rico should become a state.

Overview:
Social: Center-left to left-wing (American norms: left-wing to far-left)
Economic: Far-left (even compared to European norms)
Foreign: Left-wing to far-left (American norms: far-left)
Party Affiliation: Registered PVDA-PTB (marxist) member, but i refuse to call myself a marxist. I see myself more as independent affiliated with this party.
Ideology: Left-wing populist, democratic socialist, libertarian socialist.

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« Reply #1410 on: October 30, 2019, 07:53:27 PM »

I am socially Liberal, and fiscally Libertarian.
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« Reply #1411 on: November 06, 2019, 11:21:01 PM »

Ideology

Social: Far-right
Economic: Far-right
Foreign: America First generally

Social

Abortion/Reproductive Rights: Resolutely opposed to the barbaric and murderous act of abortion.
Marriage Equality/LGBTQ Issues: 100% opposed to every SCOTUS ruling related to LGBT issues, and opposed to SSM, open bathrooms, etc.
Death Penalty: Execute pedophiles and drug dealers, too.
Religious Freedom: Strong supporter of religious freedoms for all faiths and those with no faith belief at all. Favor religious liberty laws for bakers and other businesses. Also strongly support separation of religion and state.
Drug Legalization: Against, but I believe that drug legalization would be a good compromise with the Left.
Guns: Oppose most new regulations, support reforms to make our current system more fair towards those who wrongly lost rights and possess state gun permits, etc.
Euthanasia: Euthanasia is one of the most wretched plagues on the world. People who really want to die are rare; doctors who wish to kill are many.
Black Lives Matter/Police/Criminal Justice Reform: Both police unions and #BlackLivesMatter are generally horrible movements. Abusive police officers are treated too leniently in this country, but focusing on the plight of only one race means that they're more likely to abuse other races to take out their frustration and anger. Actions such as the MASC's ruling that blacks can evade arrest due to historical racism are detrimental to good race relations and to the safety of everyone, whether they may be black or some other race.
Sex Education: Sex education should teach chastity and stigmatize promiscuity.
Prostitution: Impose a federal tax to justify legalization.
Education: School choice
Affirmative Action: 100% against AA.
Judges: Favor constructionist judges sitting on the Supreme Court and in the lower judiciary, that interpret the Constitution based on original intent, not a "living Constitution" text.

Economic/Spending

Taxes: I support higher excise taxes and lower taxes virtually everywhere else. FairTax isn't a bad idea.
Trade: Tariffs should be raised, especially against China and especially against products subjected to excise taxes.
Social Security/Medicare: Raise the retirement age and concentrate benefits on only the most elderly; restrict spousal benefits to widowed live-at-home spouses only, privatize the system, and for an interim period,
Budgets: Cut spending by a trillion dollars and then pass a BBA imposing automatic spending cuts to prevent deficits and allowing a line-item veto.
Defense Spending: Keep it at current levels, really.
Minimum Wage: Opposed to increasing it but supportive of decreasing it when deflation is economically necessary.
Labor Unions: Supportive of the right to work.
Financial Regulation: Dodd-Frank is ridiculous and some other laws have issues, but I'm overall quite supportive of most US financial regulations.
Welfare: Benefits must be cut.

Foreign Policy

Russia/NATO: Anti-NATO and a supporter of Team More Nukes. Russia and the US should be allied powers.
Islamic terrorism: Crush it worldwide and expel Turkey from NATO or leave its pathetic alliance.
Israel: Pro-Israel versus Palestine, but not to the extent of wanting the US to back its proxy wars; supportive of a peace which places Christians in control of the PA.
Immigration: All illegal immigrants in the country should be deported, including DACA beneficiaries. No immigrants should depend on welfare. Move to a merit system and prioritize English speakers.
Iran: The old Iran deal is already gone, so we need a new deal--and a better one.
Foreign Aid: End foreign aid.
Cuba: I support Trump policy for the most part.
China: The US should withdraw recognition and maintain military preparedness to restore the ROC to the mainland.
Venezuela: I support Trump policy for the most part.

Environment

Climate Change: Chinese hoax.
EPA: Horrible.

Healthcare
ObamaCare: HP law. Eliminate it and replace it with something very terrific. End its welfare expansions, get rid of the provisions which enable insurance fraud and the unfree mandates, and repeal the taxes. No contraception mandate. Replace taxes on genuinely useful procedures and replace highly partisan changes introduced in the HCERA half of the Obamacare package with superior provisions which would be more bipartisan.
Drug patents: Consider broad patents of 10 years (if that many; patents should be limited in length to the minimum proper to spur innovation) and then allow them to become considered generic, if necessary to spur innovation. Allow drug importation from Canada.

Political

Gerrymandering: The courts are currently unfairly undoing Republican "gerrymandering," while tolerating and even forcing Democrat gerrymandering in the name of fairness. If gerrymandering is to stopped, it must be stopped even-handedly; indeed, it
Campaign Finance Reform: Must be even-handed, and not intended to favor either party.
Term Limits: Repeal the 22nd and pass the 28th.
Automatic Registration and Mandatory Voting: No. This is anti-freedom.
Early Voting: This is not actually a good thing although it isn't something I oppose strongly. Minimization of abuse is the top priority, as my main concern is the increased potential for voter fraud with increased time to monitor elections.
Primaries: Doesn't matter. Let the state parties decide.
Puerto Rican and DC Statehood: No. PR does not want statehood despite its corrupt pro-statehood party embezzling all of their emergency monies and using territorial status as an excuse, and the Founders did not intend statehood for DC whatsoever, and if it were to become part of a state, it should be retroceded to Maryland.
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« Reply #1412 on: November 07, 2019, 01:05:13 AM »
« Edited: May 07, 2020, 02:25:30 PM by Forumlurker »

Labels:
Social: Moderate
Economic: Liberal
Foreign: Internationalist
Blue text=Added May 2020

(Note: my opinions may change dramatically over time, I am still young and still have much to learn about these issues)


Same Sex Marriage: Pro-gay marriage rights, morally indifferent
Marijuana: Only legalize for medical use,  promote anti-drug campaigns across schools and donít decriminalize it

Tobacco: Pro-tax increases
Vaping: Strongly Against, ban all flavored vapes, require a medical reason to buy e-cigarettes
Alcohol: Keep current 21 age limit
Hard Drugs: Do not decriminalize, but treat addicts rather than arresting them
Illicit Drug Dealers: Severely punish, the death penalty may be included depending on circumstances

Abortion: Pro-life, exceptions for rape, mothers life and incest (but my mind changes a lot on this one)
Stem Cell Research: Support with public funding
Vaccines: Mandate, no religious exemptions

Covid-19: Two week, national lockdown. People are only allowed to leave their home for essential reasons, and we will work with hotels to potentially house the homeless temporarily. Masks are mandatory when outside (with medical exemptions) and a larger check will be given to the American people (with additional stimulus for businesses) Those who break the orders repeatedly will be recorded and not be allowed to have a ventilator/ICU bed in the case of hospital overflow. Fines will also be enacted. After two weeks, going outside for exercise will be allowed (although social distancing is mandatory) and after three weeks, restrictions will be eased over a longer period.

Death Penalty: Keep
Gun control: Pro 2nd amendment, but universal background checks. Schools also should have gun safety programs.
Affirmative Action: Against
Prostitution: Decriminalize and tax heavily
Euthanasia: Legalize it, but only for patients with terminal illnesses and proven mental lucidity

Economic Issues:

Minimum Wage: Keep current federal minimum wage, encourage states to adopt their own increases based on local costs of living
Welfare: Pro, maintain current funding
Unions: Support in theory
Taxation: Increase income taxes across the board, with highest increases on households in the top tax brackets
Healthcare: Public option and dramatically more subsidization of healthcare coverage for lower/middle class Americans (will be funded by completely removing Medicare coverage for anyone over 65 who isnít employed)
Medicare: Remove coverage for anyone over 65 who isnít working (old people cost more to cover, donít contribute as much to the labor force, and they are soon going to die anyways as opposed to millions of younger Americans who currently donít have such coverage)
Social Security: Privatize Not entirely, maintain a hybrid private-public program
Trade: Pro-free trade in general, with exceptions (including China and Russia currently)
Education: Dramatically reform school system, more funding for trade schools, end education funding dictated by local property taxes and make it a statewide and federal allotment completely, more standardized testing
Balanced Budget Amendment: Against


Foreign Policy and National Security:

Afghanistan: Stay Slowly withdraw
Iraq: Stay
Iran: Sanction for now
Syria: Stay
Central America (after Covid-19) Send trained forces to help Central American governments fight drug lords (with the governmentsí consent)
Cuba: Keep sanctions for now, but encourage diplomacy
Military Spending: Keep same (maybe increase if necessary)
PATRIOT Act: Keep
NSA Spying: Keep
Palestine: Donít recognize
Israel: Support
Immigration: Increased border surveillance/scanning technology along border, find ways to make legal immigration easier (idk I am not an expert on this issue)
Guantanamo Bay: Shut it down ffs

Environment:

Climate change: Pro Cap and trade, more tax deductions for businesses who use green energy, increase EPAís power
Green Energy: Support
Keystone XL Pipeline: Build it, but reroute out of Native lands

Electoral Reform:

Electoral College: Keep, but increase US house size dramatically to make it more representative of America
Gerrymandering: Against, but unsure of how to best fix it
Term limits: No
Voter ID: No
Compulsory Voting: No
Voter Registration: Yes and make it automatic
Statehood: Allow referendums for Puerto Rico and DC

I will update this page every six months.
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« Reply #1413 on: November 10, 2019, 07:15:30 AM »

Labels: Paleolibertarian,Paleoconservative,
Issues:
Pro Life
Anti-Gay Marriage
Pro Death Penalty
Pro 2nd amendment
End affirmative action & repeal the civil rights act of 64
Climate Change: It's a hoax & eliminate the EPA
Deport all illegal immigrants & cut legal immigration by 90% & Ban all Muslim Immigration
Repeal the current Tax scam with a 10% Flat Tax & 20% Import Tax
Medicare,Medicaid,Social Security cut 50% & send it back to the states
Eliminate the Dep. of Education & Energy
Balance the Budget every year
Foreign Policy: Non Interventionist. Bring our troops home & shutdown all bases.
End Foreign Aid. Get us out of NATO & the UN. 
End the FED,End the Drug war & repeal the Patriot act!
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« Reply #1414 on: November 23, 2019, 07:48:19 PM »

Secular, supportive of climate change, secular religious thought and supportive of DC statehood.

Abortion,  LGBT and amnesty not captive of Dem Establishment. Follow my own mind, and Griswald on abortion stands on former grounds, since there is a conservative majority on Crts, now
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« Reply #1415 on: November 26, 2019, 03:52:03 PM »
« Edited: November 26, 2019, 03:58:40 PM by Laki »

Democratic socialist; ecosocialist; anti-immigration; environmentalism; left-wing populism; marxism; communism; protectionist; libertarian socialist


Pro-Choice
Pro-LGBTQ rights
Anti Death Penalty but lifelong sentences for rape & murder
Background checks for guns
End affirmative action
Climate change is true and we need to intervene, regulate the economy, use nuclear energy and alternative energy resources
We need to trade with countries that have the same social and economic standards, otherwise tarrifs, that includes the USA. Why? Because companies can move away and put their HQ and companies in other countries, take our jobs simply because a country doesn't have the same labour standards. That's why i'm staunchly against free trade agreements like TTIP and CETA, which are a disaster economically for EU.
Free healthcare
Free education
Free public transport
Progressive tax system, fight income inequality, implement a 30 hour work week.
Fight against monopolies and multinationals, because they form a threat
No PAC money, cap on donating money, cap on party finances
End the war on drugs and legalize marijuana
End foreign aid and military interventions. Bring our troops home.
Deport illegal imigrants, put caps on immigrants and refugees that enter our country, and bring others back to rebuild their country again
I believe in punishing crimes instead of rehabitiliating for major offenses.
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« Reply #1416 on: November 27, 2019, 11:21:28 AM »
« Edited: November 27, 2019, 11:41:26 AM by Laki »

Some Belgian issues:

Flemish independence: Undecided, leaning towards no mostly because socialism is stronger in the south. If we do split, make Flanders, Wallonia regions of Wallonia, and create from Brussels an independent capital / city of the EU, and abolish monarchy. I'm also in favour of reunification with the Netherlands if we keep our autonomy.
Monarchy: Abolish, replace with a ceremonial presidency with max 1 term of 4, 5 or 6 years, alternating terms between french-speaking candidates and dutch-speaking candidates. Candidates need to fluidly speak both languages. Candidate needs to be supported by 50 of both French-speaking parties and Dutch-speaking parties. Add a first round, if no candidate ends up with 50%, run-off. Correctly filed presidential candidates need to prove they speak both languages and have enough signatures (10.000)
Electoral reform: Leaning towards banning ISLAM and extremist parties, lowering electoral threshold to 3%, direct democracy, direct referenda, and voting on internet / e-mail. No decrease of voting to age of 16. Abolish obligatory voting. Present a Flemish list for regional and federal elections, not only for European elections in Flanders, likewise for Wallonia.
Provinces: Abolish
Trade: European Free Trade zone, Tarrifs for Canada, UK and USA. Economical sanctions for China, Iran and other countries that are not in our interest. Against free trade agreements with countries that do not share our values in terms of social & economic policy because that harms us.
European Union: Stay in, but reform from the inside. I'm in favour of splitting the EU in several blocs, in which we would naturally be in the EU-West Side (stretching from Portugal to Finland, from Italy to Austria to Germany and Denmark).
Borders: Leaning towards leaving Schengen
Euro: Keep, but no strong feelings.
Russia, Iran & China: keep relations we have and build up new diplomatic relations
End Saudi Arabian weapons export
Crime: Tougher for both small & huge offenses
Justice: Reform, make it work faster
Education: Reform high schools & universities, make public schools free, and costs for university and high schools as low as possible. Education should be an opportunity, not a privilege.
Healthcare: Make waiting lists less longer, and expand psychological & psychiatric healthcare, as this is a huge problem, not only for us, but for our neighbouring countries. The Finland & Slovenia education systems are examples for us.
30 hour work week: implement
Marijuana: end the war on drugs, pardon all cannabis users, legalize both recreational and medical marijuana, and focus on prevention and care of drug users. Marijuana is a health issue, not a crime. Reduce costs for medicines, implement a "kiwimodel"
Immigration: cut legal immigration back and add tougher conditions to it (high-skilled workers, workers in areas we need more workers, showing proof of ability to pay taxes), send all illegal immigrants back, let refugees in but send them back when the war is over. Only allow refugees out of regions in conflict. Focus on integration first, second and third-gen Belgians. Let immigrants vote on mayoral elections, and after 10 years they can demand their nationalization after doing some exams of knowing basic knowledge of the country, language, culture & traditions, than they can vote for federal, regional, presidential and european elections
Privatisation of public transport: Fully against, make public transport free.
Minimum wage: increase to 15 euros, increase wages for teachers and nurses.
Media: abolish public media, media should be reliant on their own incomes.
Culture: against cutting subsidies, as i've protested against, with a yellow banner on Facebook recently, although culture institutions should become more independent and less reliant on government resources.
Foreign development: Cut expenses
Military: Cut expenses, become more efficient, and focus on domestic security & cyber-security instead.
Pensioners: increase wages, increase age of retirement, but propose a less busy work week schedule, and allow retirement at younger age for heavy labour & risk jobs. Direct towards administration jobs.
Political party funds Caps, caps, caps. Don't allow donations, be completely self-reliant on member's money.
Government institutions: Abolish the provinces, abolish two of the six governments (the bilingual governments), and cut incomes for government workers and MP's, as well as the king/president and ministers.
Farmers: Subsidize, create a climate change funds for natural disasters related to weather & climate catastrophes (like drought, storms and go on...)
Climate change: Do not implement a CO≤ taxation, but implement a progressive airflight taxation, which increases by every flight you take). Create a miles tax (every mile you drive on the roads of Belgium should be taxed for construction & maintaining roads & infrastructure + climate tax), invest heavily in public transport and implement parts of the GND proposed in the USA. Every climate tax should at least be a progressive tax.
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« Reply #1417 on: December 15, 2019, 09:42:27 PM »

Marbury v Madison Judicial Review set the framework of ending the Fugitive Slave Act and Abe Lincoln declaring Emancipation Proclamation.  John Marshall declared an act, writ of mandamus, appellate jurisdiction instead of SCOTUS original jurisdiction; consequently, Crts can strike down Acts of Congress as unconstitutional. Emancipation Proclamation declared the Figitive Slave Act unconstitutional.
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« Reply #1418 on: December 15, 2019, 10:06:13 PM »

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« Reply #1419 on: December 25, 2019, 11:44:41 AM »

Moderate, with a slight libertarian and contrarian streak.
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« Reply #1420 on: December 31, 2019, 12:55:16 AM »
« Edited: December 31, 2019, 01:01:44 AM by xxorange_gamerxx »

How I'd label myself: more-or-less a social democrat, broadly left-wing on most issues

Civil Rights
- Strongly supportive of civil rights (including the rights of indigenous people, LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights, etc.)
- think Canada has a responsibility for respecting & not infringing upon the rights of First Nations people
- Against prejudice & discrimination, including against Jews, East Asians & other groups where discrimination against them isn't always accounted for

Economics
- strongly support labour unions and think they are both important & necessary for a functioning society and the welfare of employees
- against income inequality; support regulation of business, anti-trust laws and breaking up monopolies/oligopolies so smaller businesses have a chance to succeed and customers are protected from exploitation
- support (when or if possible) taking away offshore tax havens to have more money recirculate into the economy
- broadly support free trade, and think it's significantly better compared to protectionism, but want the well-beings of non-rich people to be taken into account and not brushed aside in favour of billionaires or multinational corporations

Environment
- climate change is necessary to grapple with and is far too important for anyone to ignore
- rich countries must do everything in their power in order to reduce their carbon footprints & stop it from getting worse than it already is, and to not shift the blame onto poorer countries that do not contribute anywhere close to the amount of CO2; no exceptions

Healthcare
- support universal healthcare & government funding of it; business interests should not take precedence over the health & well-beings of other people

Criminal Justice
- support abolishing the death penalty & put more effort into rehabilitating criminals

Drugs
- support ending the war on drugs across the world
- support either legalizing or decriminalizing drug possession
- at the same time, support the regulation of drug companies that seek to make a profit off of getting people fatally addicted to drugs
- strongly in favour of rehabilitating people with drug addictions instead of placing them in jail

On Immigration, Refugees & Displaced People
- in full support of bringing in refugees & people who have been displaced from their homes into the country
- supportive of immigration regardless of which parts of the world they come from
- against rhetoric that seeks to demonize & stoke xenophobic fears over immigrants

Elections
- think they are important & should exist
- against first-past-the-post (FPTP) voting and more in favour of voting systems that can more properly represent the interests of more than two voting blocs

Governance
- against authoritarian governance (regardless of the self-declared ideology of the authoritarians in question)
- hard stance against fascism & governments with fascist tendencies
- complicated feelings on populism; on one hand, I think it's important and even necessary to rally support, but am against less inclusive versions of populism that discriminate against (real or perceived) foreigners or disadvantaged groups
- think political alliances are an important part of running an effective government & think working on your own is rarely effective without the support of others; this should not, however, lead to the civil rights of others being compromised

International Relations
- anti-war 99 times out of 100 (only support war if it is used in genuine self-defense against a more powerful country with imminent plans to invade & to never attack first or preemptively invade, especially not against countries that do not pose any real threat to us)
- think the United Nations is, despite it's notable flaws, a necessary and important institution (though still frustrated with how often countries with veto powers often stifle the decision-making process)
- against corporate & political exploitation of poor countries
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« Reply #1421 on: January 06, 2020, 04:07:31 PM »

I'm a very conservative person, but I am open to voting Democrat if the Republican candidate turns me off for some reason. I have most of the generic Republican beliefs when it comes to the economy, but I'm especially conservative on some social issues. I strongly oppose things like legalizing recreational marijuana and support for the trans community. I think we've gotten way too permissive and libertarian as a society and we let far too many things go un-checked in the name of unlimited individual autonomy. And more often than not I will judge my votes and endorsements on those kinds of issues. I know that my views are most likely not all that popular here, but that's fine. I don't have to agree with you to be a civil human being. And I hope the same goes for all of you. Thanks!
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« Reply #1422 on: January 06, 2020, 04:47:06 PM »

. I think we've gotten way too permissive and libertarian as a society and we let far too many things go un-checked in the name of unlimited individual autonomy.
bro thatís what freedom is all about
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« Reply #1423 on: January 08, 2020, 03:46:09 AM »
« Edited: January 08, 2020, 03:50:13 AM by Hammy »

Not sure what label I'd apply, but probably somewhere on the left.

Social Policy

Abortion: family and healthcare decision, not something for the government to have an opinion on.
LGBT: consenting adults have the right to marry, responsible adults have the right to adopt, and you have the right to your identity as long as it's not harming anyone.
Drugs: Decriminalise everything, treat addiction rather than slapping a criminal record on more people. Legalize marijuana and any other more minor drugs for recreational use. Remove prescription requirements for certain items (such as glasses) and non-addictive treatment drugs (statins as an example.)
Slavery reparations: would depend on how we go about it, though I don't have any specific ideas in mind.
Stem Cell Research: support
Death Penalty: increasingly opposed given the room for error, though should still be applicable to mass shootings and large scale acts of terrorism (I don't support using it simply for all terrorism charges as we'll then have the charges being used just to get the death penalty)
Criminal justice reform: eliminate mandatory minimum sentencing and harsh sentences for non-violent offenses. Eliminate civil asset forfeiture
Police reform: replace live rounds with rubber bullets for standard officers (this excludes SWAT and such) so people don't pay for an officer's mistake or misjudgement with their lives, require body cams to be on at all times and make it a crime to turn them off
Gun control: I support banning assault weapons but don't see how it would be enforced from a practical standpoint; create national instant background system tied to your photo ID--similar to drivers license, your ID will carry a code or some sort of labeling of whether you're allowed to purchase, or if you might be moderate risk which would be left up to the seller's discretion. Ban person to person sales
Affirmative Action: no stance as it's too vague an issue anymore to determine one.
Prostitution: Decriminalize
Euthanasia: legal, provided you're declared of sound mind, especially in instances of terminal illness or complete debilitation.
Prostitution: legal but heavily monitored to prevent human trafficking
Immigration: set up pathway to citizenship, deport violent offenders, make DACA law.


Economic Issues

Minimum Wage: gradual increase to $15 as too sudden a change may have unknown, unintended consequences. Extend to restaurants and service industry and ban tipping practices as we know them.
Welfare: increase spending, provide based on an individual's situation rather than a specified poverty line which people can fall just outside of and still need assistance.
Right-to-Work: I'd support a constitutional amendment granting the right of workers to organize.
Taxation: progressive income tax. Eliminate tax loopholes that result in multibillion dollar corporations receiving more than they pay out.
Healthcare: treat as a utility--insurers, care providers, and pharmaceuticals can remain private but must face strict caps on what they can charge, from a regulatory board who takes everything into account when setting costs. Institute public option as well as this still won't guarantee the lowest earners would otherwise afford insurance. Opposed to M4A because it's healthcare ransom waiting to happen.
Social Security: increase spending to continue viability
Trade: Oppose tariffs and allow healthy competition from foreign companies to keep prices low. No trade with companies using less than humane labor practices. Ban domestic  companies from producing US-sold goods overseas. Require at least half of international companies' goods to be produced here (something already done for example in the auto industry)
Education: increase funding, institute national standard for education, abolish standardized tests as a means to determine funding, institute free lunch
Balanced Budget Amendment: Against
Transportation: increase in spending, create a national passenger rail network with non-repealable minimums of funding but there would be a fare to assist with this, for example receive an electronic card that measures how many stops you pass, and pay the corresponding fare once you exit. Abolish AMTRAK since it's nothing more than a tax-funded for profit corporation.
Infrastructure: upgrade roads and bridges where needed

Foreign Policy and National Security

Increased UN involvement. End all foreign military aide and arms sales.
Abolish warrantless domestic surveillance
Withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan but maintain presence of advisors if those countries so desire.
Move Okinawa Marine base elsewhere.
Constitutional amendment guaranteeing right to privacy (and likewise banning the collecting, use, and sale of personal information without your explicit consent prior)
Cut the military budget in half (this could help fund infrastructure and transit)
Constitutional amendment requiring all military endeavors that are not prompted by a formal declaration of war, or military attack within US borders, to be approved not by congress but by national referendum and including only voters under 30 (as they'll be the ones sent to die). This must also be renewed annually by the same set of voters.
End the practise of being the global police force.

Climate and Environment

Invest in green energy of all varieties
Tax breaks for homes with solar panels
Institute corporate emissions cap (since carbon tax prevents nothing) and strengthen EPA's ability to go after large scale polluters
Increased spending to NOAA and forestry service, invest in upgrading technology used in weather forecasting and fire monitoring and prevention
Rejoin Paris Accord

Electoral reform

Abolish electoral college, and set up a national registration system where you are automatically removed from the voter rolls once you move and change your address, or when you die and your death certificate is issued. No removal of voters under any other circumstances.
Eliminate constituency voting and institute a proportional system, increase the House to 1000 seats, with the number of seats per state based on percentage of the population every census (similar to how house seats are divied up)
Abolish the current primary system and put each candidate running on a single national ballot as individual yes/no referendums, where the top two vote-getters move onto the general election. An alternative is to require the parties to run their respective primaries this way.
Voter ID required to vote, but also institute a free national ID system (this would be separate from your drivers license system which would function as it currently does)
Mandate voting in the primary system as you're not choosing between a slate of bad candidates--if you hate everybody just vote no for everybody.
Automatic voter registration once you turn 18
Eliminate money from politics--provide free air time for all candidates at a determined time each week
Puerto Rico and DC statehood, pending binding referendums.

I'm forgetting some things I had thought of earlier so this will probably be updated.
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« Reply #1424 on: January 13, 2020, 06:23:52 AM »

Social Issues: Moderate
Economic Issues: Far-right
Foreign Policy: Dovish
Electoral Reform: Right

Time for an update.

Abortion: Pro-life. Exceptions to rape and danger to the mother.
Same Sex Marriage: None of the government's business. Neither is transgender bathrooms.
Marijuana: Legalize medicinal marijuana, Let the states decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Slavery reparations: No
Stem Cell Research: For
Death Penalty: Support for murderers and other high-profile criminals.
Criminal justice reform: Oppose. Criminals are criminals.
Gun control: Don't ban guns. Make sure buyers aren't mentally ill.
Affirmative Action: Against
Prostitution: Don't legalize.
Euthanasia: Okay.

Economic Issues

Minimum Wage: Keep minimum wage as is.
Welfare: Keep as is.
Right-to-Work: Support
Taxation: SLIGHTLY increase taxes for the rich.
Healthcare: Oppose Obamacare.
Social Security: Leave as is.
Trade: Protectionist
Education: Make sure there are better education programs.
Balanced Budget Amendment: Not sure.
Transportation: Massively expand both private and public transit funding.
Infrastructure: Slightly increase spending.

Foreign Policy and National Security

U.N: Withdraw
NATO: Stay in, Only go to war if the US or other allies are attacked.
Afghanistan: Withdraw
Iraq: Withdraw
Iran: Withdraw
Russia: Support better relations
China: Support better relations in general, keep tariffs in place.
North Korea: Keep relations and personal diplomacy
South Korea: Leave, Let NK and SK work on a peace-deal without our involvement.
Syria: Leave
Cuba: Lift sanctions
Military Spending: Cut down significantly
PATRIOT Act: End
NSA Spying: Abolish NSA and CIA.
Palestine/Israel: Cut down on our support for Israel.
Immigration: Support a border wall.
Guantanamo Bay: Keep it open, Though make sure that no innocent people wind up there.

Environment

Climate Change: Eh
Green Energy: Eh
Keystone XL Pipeline: Support
Fracking: Support

Electoral Reform

Electoral College: Keep current system
Gerrymandering: Oppose
Term limits: Support
Voter ID: Support
Compulsory Voting: Oppose
Voter Registration: Support
Statehood: The US is fine as it is. Let Puerto Rico become it's own country. Don't give DC statehood.
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