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Phony Moderate
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« on: May 30, 2009, 11:41:22 pm »

Social Issues

Abortion:I am strongly pro-choice.
Separation of church and state: Religion and Government must not mix. If they do then it creates Fascism. Legalize same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption.
Affirmative action: Support it, and would increase it to prevent discrimination aganist minority groups.
Hate crimes: It helps to tackle racism, homophobia, sexism, etc. Support it.
Gun control: I would ban them all, guns are not needed, there are other ways to protect yourself. Only the police and the military should be allowed to own guns.
Death penalty: Abolish it, totally cruel and unneeded. There's something call prisons where criminals should go.
Flag burning: Everyone has the right to free speech.
Euthanasia: The government should have no say in when people can or can not die. I support the legalization of it.
Prostitution:I find it quite disgusting, but everyone should have a right to ruin thier lives or enjoy thier lives or whatever.
Immigration: I would make immigration easier, and would grant amnesty to illegal immigrants.

Economic Issues

Taxes: Raise taxes on the rich and upper middle class, decrease them slightly for everyone else.
Trade: Support protectionism to prevent jobs from moving from country to country.
Spending: Decrease defense spending, increase spending on the needed social programs.
Welfare: Welfare keeps society more fair, and i support increasing funding for Social Security.
Education: The public school system needs more funding, and i support increasing teacher's wages.
Regulations: Increase regulations to prevent abuse of workers.

Foreign Policy

Military Involvement: We should bring all our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan as soon as possible.
United Nations: Support it, it helps create more peace in the world.
Israel: Don't support it.
Foreign aid: Increase it for the countries that need it most.
Phony Moderate
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2010, 01:02:16 pm »

Economic Issues:

Budget: We need to cut wasteful spending on, for example, the military and defence, and increase on things like the NHS, education and pensions.

Income Tax: Cut taxes for the poor and working class. Increase on the rich.

Green Taxes: I support them.

Privatisation: Against. We should re-nationalize everything that Labour and the Tories have privatised since 1979.

Domestic Issues:

Education: Abolish student top-up fees. Increase teacher's pay and abolish unneeded testing. Reduce class sizes. 
Labour Unions: I support them. Give them more power.

Law and Order: I strongly oppose the death penalty. I think that law and order is an area where spending can be reduced.

Public transport: Re-nationalize British Rail.

Immigration: End all restrictions. Grant amnesty to illegal immigrants.
Social Issues:

Gay Rights: Strongly support same-sex marriage and adoption.

Euthanasia: There should be a legal option for you to end your life in any situation.
Abortion: Strongly pro-choice.   

Drinking Age: Abolish drinking age limit.

Foregin Issues:

European Union: Has it's good points and bad points. I support staying in.
Iraq and Afghanistan: Withdraw from both countries as soon as possible.

Constituional Issues:

Voting Reform: I support either a PR, AV or IRV system to replace FPTP. I also support a registered voting system like the USA have, and i also support Primaries, like in the USA.

Monarchy: I support abolishing the Monarchy. After that, we should put in place Presidential Elections every four years, on a fixed date. We should keep the House of Commons (but use one of the alternative voting systems that i mentioned above), and the Leader of the biggest party should be the Prime Minister. We should make the House of Lords into an elected Senate (again, using one of the alternative voting systems that i mentioned above).

Phony Moderate
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010, 08:39:02 pm »

Social Issues

Abortion: Should be legal in all circumstances
Separation of church and state: Strongly support
Gay Marriage: Not only legalize same-sex marriage, but all other marriages as well, whether they be polygamous, incestuous, etc
Affirmative Action: Support to a certain extent
Gun rights: Against
Death Penalty: Against. The state has no right to kill.
Censorship: Oppose in most cases
Flag burning: If anything, it should be encouraged
Smoking bans: Support in public places. Smoking can damage the health of others.
Drinking: Abolish the drinking age limit
Euthanasia: Everyone should have the liberty to end their lives, anywhere, anytime
Drugs: Legalize all drugs. Everyone should have the liberty to harm themselves.
Gambling: Should be legal
Prostitution: Should be legal
Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Support

Economic Issues

Taxes: High tax rate on the rich, low tax rate on the poor. Lower "middle-class" taxes to an extent.
Employers and Employees: Pro-unions.
Free trade: Support fair trade. Oppose NAFTA, and the like.
Spending: Cut military and defense spending, and spending on police state programs. Increase on public services which are needed.
Social Security: Increase spending
Welfare: Support the welfare state
Health-care: Support the NHS. Increase funding.
Education: Support the public school system. Increase funding and teacher's pay. Abolish unneeded testing and cut class sizes.
Minimum Wage: Increase it
Regulation: More of it

Foreign Issues

United Nations: Support, but it has it's faults
Afghanistan: Oppose
Iraq: Oppose
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Support a two state solution
Iran: Don't go to war with them. Be diplomatic.
North Korea: As above.
Patriot Act: Oppose
Torture: Oppose
Military Involvement: Oppose
Phony Moderate
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2010, 07:17:51 pm »

Social Issues

Abortion: Completely legal.
Affirmative action: Neutral.
"Hate crimes" legislation: Support.
Gun control: Support.
Death penalty: Opposed.
Euthanasia: Legalize it.
Prostitution: Legalize it.

Economic Issues

Taxes: Abolish income tax for those earning less than $100,000, increase for those earning $100,000 or more.
Spending: Cut wasteful spending.
Welfare: Support.
Education: Support public education.
Regulations: Increase on industries.
Obamacare: Abolish it. Replace with an American NHS.

Foreign Policy

Military: Abolish it.
United Nations: I'm not too pleased with the UN, but I strongly oppose withdrawal.
Israel: Stop supporting.
North Korea: Be diplomatic.
Foreign aid: It depends.

And finally, UK Issues:

NHS: Increase funding.
EU: Further integration, but no to adopting the Euro.
AV: Support.
Monarchy: Ideally, it would be abolished. Not a penny of taxpayer money should be used to fund William's wedding.
Phony Moderate
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2011, 05:37:28 pm »
« Edited: October 18, 2011, 05:41:48 pm by Joseph Gordon Levitt »

@ Free the Weed: Why do you hate fundies so much? Most of the founders were fundies.

It's interesting that you use the term "fundies" without scare quotes or quotation marks.
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