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« on: June 16, 2017, 11:52:35 AM »

I shall distinguish between my old, deplorable political opinions (mencken 1.0), and my new, enlightened philosophy (mencken 2.0)

Use money in the welfare/food stamp budget to fully subsidize abortions and contraception for those who cannot afford it.
Use money in the Medicaid budget to fully subsidize abortions and contraception for those who cannot afford it.
Death Penalty:
Abolished for the judicial system. Convicted murderers forfeit their personhood to their victim's estate, whereupon the next-of-kin are free to do with it as they see fit.
Abolished uniformly. Convcited murderers sent to rehabilitation for six month before returning to society as changed men.
Religious Liberty:
Nonsensical term. People ought to be free to associate with whom or what they want regardless of pseudoreligious justification.
Life imprisonment for those who refuse to actively participate in any celebration of alternate lifestyle (with special waivers from this statute for observant Muslims)
Drug Legalization:
Legalize them all, with appropriate surgeon general's warning that nobody will read anyway.
Use money in the Medicaid budget to fully subsidize marijuana for those who cannot afford it.
Affirmative Action:
Gross violation of equality under the law. Banned from institutions receiving federal funding for educational purposes.
All minorities (except Asians and Jews) shall be guaranteed at least twice the representation in an institution as their representation in the applicant pool.
See here.
Automatic citizenship for all undocumented immigrants currently present and for all claiming refugee status. Those currently in the immigration queue move to fourth in the line behind the above groups and their extended families and friends.
Existing background checks and waiting period for purchase, concealed carry and open carry.
Banned except for police use. Misdemeanor offense for toy guns or extending the middle and index finger in a suspicious manner.

Abolish personal and corporate income taxes and estate taxes. Fund government services with user fees, property (sales) taxes, excise taxes, and tariffs (capped at 10% each)
One-time 60% wealth tax on households over $10 million; double tax burden on brackets over $100,000; half tax burden on brackets under $50,000.
Health Care:
Individual mandate for catastrophic coverage and/or health saving accounts over a specified amount. Insurance purchasable by individuals rather than employers. Price caps on patent-protected prescription drugs.
Universal public option, ban on private health care
Social Security/Medicare:
Allow individuals to earmark Social Security/Medicare taxes toward their parents' benefit.
Need-based Social Security/Medicare benefits. No benefits for seniors in households over $500,000.

Restructure welfare system to gradually tapir off benefits/avoid creating disincentive toward marginal increase in earned income.
Expand the requirement for need-based eligibility to 300% of the poverty line.
End minimum wage, ban on public sector unions, freeze federal hiring, eliminate Wagner Act
Raise minimum wage to $30/hour, freeze private-sector firing, require companies to give labor unions 30% of stock.

Virtually signaled! 
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 05:51:16 PM »

My 8 values results
Libertarian Capitalism


Economic Axis - Capitalist
Markets 78% - Equality 22%
Diplomatic Axis - Balanced
Nation 57.4% - World 42.6
Civil Axis - Liberal
Liberty 71.2% - Authority 28.8%
Societal Axis - Neutral
Tradition 45.2% - Progress 54.8%

Anyone else try the 8 Values quiz of 70 questions which importantly distinguishes military action and other aspects not really fleshed out as much in the S/E axis we have here.

Also how about this one?

What type of right winger are you?

I left the one about which dictator do you admire blank (#22)

I got:
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How about you?
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 09:08:00 AM »

I am a fierce individualist and supporter of natural rights and the equality of all before the law. I am for the negative rights as spelled out in the Constitution of what the government should not do.

I firmly believe in the mantra of "the freer the markets, the freer the minds." Without economic freedom how can one truly live a life of prosperity without resorting to force or fraud.

As Rand wrote, "the individual is the smallest minority" and collectivist rule by democracy is still non-consensual.

I support private property rights - from private property we avoid the troubles with the 'common good' which always will result in a decision that will not benefit all equally and will result in some being hurt.

The fundamental idea of not authorizing force against others unless attacked or in imminent danger of attack is a good guiding principle to have.

I advocate the reduction of the destructive and interventionist power of the state. Private, free-market solutions are revolutionizing many unheard of areas. We must continue to push back against the advances of the powerful corporatist, crony capitalist, welfare state which uses fiat currency and central banking to finance wars of imperialist expansion that are against the interests of those looking for both peace and prosperity for this world.

Some of the key influences on my positions: Ron Paul, Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, Milton Friedman, Thomas Sowell, Ayn Rand, Tom Woods, Vanessa Beeley, Glenn Greenwald, F.A. Hayek, Leonard Reed

My favorite libertarian charity - Institute for Justice
My favorite libertarian publication - Reason
My favorite libertarian foundation - Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)
My favorite libertarian Facebook page - Being Libertarian
My favorite current Libertarian Party member - Larry Sharpe (former VP candidate and possible NYC mayoral candidate)
My favorite current libertarian Senator - still Rand Paul. I met him 2 years ago on the campaign trail.
My favorite current libertarian Congressman - Thomas Massie
My favorite libertarian podcast - Contra Krugman - Tom Woods and Bob Murphy take apart Paul Krugman's New York Times columns
My favorite libertarian book - For A New Liberty by Murray Rothbard

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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 12:31:00 PM »

Non sequitur
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