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  Summary of political beliefs (search mode)
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United States

Political Matrix
E: 2.19, S: -1.22

« on: January 27, 2008, 06:11:24 pm »

Social Issues:

Abortion: Pro-life
Gay Rights: Pro-civil unions, but government should stay out of marriage since it is a religious issue. 
Separation of Church and State: Support
Affirmative Action: Oppose, it is reverse discrimination
Gun Control: Less regulations
Death Penalty: Oppose
Censorship: Oppose, but keep laws against libel, slander and defamation against individuals
Flag burning: Oppose
Hate crimes: Oppose legislating special rights to victims of a crime
Hate speech: Dialogue is healthy, violence is not
Smoking: What an individual does to his/her body is their choice
Alcohol consumption: See above
Euthanasia: Oppose- killing is the exception to the rule above
Drugs: Marijuana for medical purposes
Gambling: Support
Prostitution: Support
Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Support, on the condition that the cells do not come from the un-born
Immigration: Strengthen our borders
Environment: We must conserve open and forested land, reduce our pollution, give incentives to alternative energy, and encourage individuals and private groups to preserve land
Patriot Act: Oppose, we must protect the citizens' right to privacy

Economic Issues:

Taxes: Lower taxes, abolish the IRS
Unions: Support company-based unions rather than trade-based unions
Free trade: Free trade is good in principle, abolish such agreements like NAFTA
Spending: Streamline government programs to ensure efficiency
Social Security: Let people in their 40s and younger get out of the system- privatize and do not raid the social security fund
Space Program: Support- a lot of great technology comes from this program that later finds itself in the consumer market
Welfare: Support right-to-work programs
Health-care: Make sure the children are covered, and focus on healthy living. Find market-based solutions to get adults insured
Education: Focus on results and let parents decide where to send their kids

Foreign Policy Issues:

United Nations: Oppose
Iraq: It was a diversion from the real objective of the War on Terror- capturing Osama. Find solutions to get out safely.
Israel: Do not fund them
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