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Posted: 12/31/2005 11:47:27 PM EDT
I'm curious on where we as individuals stand on different issues. Surely we don't all blindly follow party lines.

Also I would propose we all take this political test: http://www.politicalcompass.org/

Your political compass:

Economic Left/Right: -2.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.41


Me for instance:

Abortion: I don't think abortion after a few months of pregnancy (Let's say 4-5 months, plenty of time to make up your mind) is very ethical. Before that, I don't really see a problem. It's not my business either way.

Firearms: I would like the 1986 MG ban removed from the FOPA and for the GCA to be amended to allow for imported NFA devices again. I would also remove restrictions on ex-cons from owning weapons after their probation is over. Once you do your time in prison and probation for 5 years or whatever, you're square with society. We also need national CCW, I propose to have a decent training requirement, refresher every 5 years for minimal cost. Permit would allow carry on almost all state and federal property (Aside from places like the Pentagon or White House, plus court rooms).

Economy: I'm fairly moderate. I don't necessarily think corporations are inherently evil, but I really don't trust them to look out for the general public's best interests either. Corporations also pay WAY too little in taxes through pork and tax breaks. I would also propose a Constitutional amendment stating that the Federal government MUST have a balanced budget except in a time of declared war. Taxes should be as little as possible but if we need more money to pay for services, we're going to have to pay more in taxes to get them.

Healthcare: It's fucking sad that we have the most advanced health care system in the world but a large portion of our people cannot afford to access it. I propose establishing a privately run (But wholy owned by the US Government) insurance system that would cover the middle and lower class (Paying a rate based on their income, yes tax dollars would have to subsidise portions of it. Boo fucking hoo, critical healthcare should be a right). Seeing as they would have a massive number of people under it I believe they could use that to drive down the cost of treatment per person. Maybe my idea would be a failure but with all the brilliant economists in this country I'm sure we could work something out.

Education: I think we need to look at higher education and find out why costs are rising so much compared to other western nations. It's fairly ridiculous. Primary and Secondary education is excellent in some states, awful in others. We need to bring the awful states up to the levels of the good states b y whatever means necessary.

Religion: It has NO place in government. Other than that I don't really care. I personally am an agnostic/athiest but I really don't care what you are. Just keep it out of our government system.

Censorship: I believe all forms of government mandated censorship is awful. Let content be decided by the free market. If a network or station is showing content that people don't like, they won't watch it and will complain/boycott the company. We as a country are much too prudish anyway, I say let the boobies fly on TV (I would say after 11PM would be a good time).

Military: We spend almost as much as the rest of the world combined yearly. I'm SURE we can defend our nation just fine with half of that. We don't need to be global policemen. We can scale active duty forces back to smaller numbers and therefore have more dollars per troop for training and equipment to have an even better trained and equipped force (But in smaller numbers). We could keep large numbers of Reserve and National Guard soldiers to make up the difference in case we really did need huge manpower. Also keep our airbases around the world and forward bases to store equipment and supplies as necessary for rapid deployment.

Death Penalty: Humans are prone to making mistakes as evidenced by the many people being exhonorated from death row by new evidence. That alone should ban the death penalty. Personally I think it's a rather barbaric punishment and should only be used for extreme cases (Such as people like Hitler or cases of high treason).

Drugs: Marijuana should be sold openly, regulated and taxed. It's no more harmful than cigarettes or alcohol. Hard drugs, I think they're awful but it's not my business. Criminalise the sale of them but not the posession or use of them. Treat addiction as a medical problem where it belongs.

Welfare: If you are able to work and choose not to, fuck off. If you're geniunely needy you deserve a helping hand until you're on your feet again. Have strict checks against abuse of the system.

Gay Marriage: Keep marriages religious; If a church, mosque or synagog, etc. wants to perform gay marriage cerimonies, let them if they want to. Everyone gay or straight should have civil unions as the legal recongition of their relationship. Let the church do the marriage.

I would label myself as a liberal or a left leaning civil libertarian. If you would like my positions on other issues, ask me and I'll answer them as much as possible.

Let's go.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:18:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 12:22:24 AM EDT by 82ndAbn]
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:26:24 AM EDT
How is it pro-leftist exactly. It's probably the most widely used political test on the Internet.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:26:57 AM EDT
You sir, are a liberal.


I don't care what your name tag says.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:29:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DarkHalf:
You sir, are a liberal.


I don't care what your name tag says.



Really? Reading is fundamental:


I would label myself as a liberal or a left leaning civil libertarian. If you would like my positions on other issues, ask me and I'll answer them as much as possible.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:29:16 AM EDT
I appreciate you taking the time to lay out where you stand on issues....

But I aint fuckin typin that much.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:30:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
I appreciate you taking the time to lay out where you stand on issues....

But I aint fuckin typin that much.



Then just take the 2 minute political test.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:31:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DLoken:

Originally Posted By DarkHalf:
You sir, are a liberal.


I don't care what your name tag says.



Really? Reading is fundamental:


I would label myself as a liberal or a left leaning civil libertarian. If you would like my positions on other issues, ask me and I'll answer them as much as possible.



Yeah...I got that. I also saw the Libertarian part. The two are the same, no differance. I have been thinking that way for years.

The only thing differant between you and the average DU member is that you like firearms.

You're own staements prove that.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:34:14 AM EDT
Abortion: There is measurable brain activity in a fetus after 2 weeks. That's how we judge final death, let's judge first life that way, too.

Firearms: A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Murder is already illegal. Adding gun restrictions will not phase someone whose mind is broken enough to kill.

Economy: The government is not a corporation.

Healthcare: Health care is available. Get a job. It is your duty to the United States to make the most of yourself, by educating yourself and getting a job. Finding a job that provides health care is your responsibility. The government is us. Me. You. I do not want to pay for your lack of responsibility.

Education: Education is not about teaching political leanings. Education is not about teaching religion, beliefs or propoganda. Education is about teaching children the knowledge that we have gained collectively through history. Higher education is teaching them to apply that knowledge to new thought. Our state schooling does not seem to be doing this. Some private schools are. People should be able to use their money to send children to private schools if they can afford it.

Religion: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Ten commandments in courthouses? I am conflicted. It is undeniable that the United States constitution was written from a Christian standpoint. (I am an athiest.)

Censorship: I believe that this is the duty of parents, not the government.

Military: The military has become a necessary part of the working of America. Because we have ended up as the world's lone 'superpower', and are expected to police the world, the large military has become necessary. We should not be a part of the joint UN forces, because the UN has proven themselves a meaningless and toothless entity without the United States.

Death Penalty: If someone has proven that they can't live with us anymore, they need to be removed. It's a painful decision to be made, and we should never use this unless there is absolutely no chance of being wrong.

Drugs: Legalize them. Penalize abuse, not posession. We are not your parents, we are not your servants. If you destroy your life with illegal drugs, we should not have the obligation to support you.

Welfare: (I can't seem to disagree with DLoken here)If you are able to work and choose not to, fuck off. If you're geniunely needy you deserve a helping hand until you're on your feet again. Have strict checks against abuse of the system.

Gay Marriage: Churches should not have to marry anyone they don't want. I don't believe the government should provide marriage benefits. Rather than marriage benefits, I believe in child benefits, provided to natural and adoptive children regardless of the orientation of the parents.

I would label myself Libertarian, but if you take 10 people that call themselves Libertarian and ask what they believe, you will get 10 different answers. So I'll just say I believe in reducing the government's control of most things.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:34:49 AM EDT
And by the way, that's a superhuge pile of typing.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:40:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 12:40:35 AM EDT by DLoken]

Gay Marriage: Churches should not have to marry anyone they don't want.


That's what I'm saying. The government should use civil unions to provide legal recognition of a relationship for tax, financial and benefit purposes. The church can marry or not marry the people if they want.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:56:48 AM EDT
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: 1.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.10

Seems I'm pretty middle of the road.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:58:00 AM EDT
Condensed - personal (Myself, not what I believe for the government)

Abortion: I will never have an abortion.

Firearms: I own guns. You don't have to if you don't want to. Don't restrict me.

Economy: I want to own more of it.

Healthcare: I have it. I work for it.

Education: I have it. I use it. I am going back for more.

Religion: I don't have one. My morals and ethics could be seen as Christian-based, with exceptions.

Censorship: I am not offended. I have thick skin, and if you're offended by something, maybe you should too.

Military: I am not in the miliatry, but I salute those that are or were regardless of personal reason.

Death Penalty: I will not do things that would put me in a position to be on the receiving end.

Drugs: I do not do drugs. I pity those that are addicted, but not a financial pity.

Welfare: I never want to be in a position to receive it. I was raised believing in work.

Gay Marriage: I am straight. I have gay friends. They do not offend me. (See Censorship)
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:58:09 AM EDT
I lean pretty far to the right, but not quite so far that I get into the Pat Robertson/Jerry Falwell category. But, on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most conservative, I am about a 9.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 1:00:32 AM EDT
Tag.

Disagree with military, censorship, and death penelty, and a couple other things. Definitely appreciate the thoughtful appropach.

Have been accused of being left libertarian (I think government should build roads and do basic functions) myself.

If we go around far enough we wind up sorta on the other side.

I really do think " thinking must prevail..."

Regards,

Rick

Link Posted: 1/1/2006 1:02:43 AM EDT
I think you are drunk, felons who have commited violent crimes should be shot,and therefore have no need for firearms.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 1:07:16 AM EDT
Libertarian Right.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 1:08:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 1:14:53 AM EDT by sta1treeman]
With out a doubt, you sir are a liberal. You, are for abortion, but against the death penalty, where do you find the logic in that stance? As far as corperations paying taxes, they don't, and never will, the consumer will always pay any tax that a corperation is forced to pay, until the cost of their goods rise to the point that they can no longer compete with low cost foriegn imports, then you have more lay offs, and more poor people. We are all paying for healthcare for the poor now, it is against the law, for any emergency room to turn a patient away, no matter their ability to pay. The military, needs all the funding we can afford to give it, with rising super powers, such as china, the need for a large well funded, and well armed military is as important as ever, we need to stay ahead of any and all potential enemys, and the only way to do that is through a high level of military spending. the only statement you make that I can agree with, is the repeal of our current gun control laws, (for law abiding citizens), I don't believe felons of any sort should be allowed to own fire arms, but there should be very little, to no restrictions on law abiding citizens. Marriage should be between a man and woman only! Censorship, get cable!
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 1:09:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HarrySacz:
I think you are drunk, felons who have commited violent crimes should be shot,and therefore have no need for firearms.



I understand you being out of touch. I think anyone who lives in a giant corn field would be.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 1:10:42 AM EDT
With such a broad spectrom of beliefs i can only guess that you must be running for office?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 1:11:01 AM EDT
I've never cared what others think, so long as they dont force those views on me.

Do whatchya want, think whatchya want. Just leave me the hell alone.
I know, wishful thinking in todays society where that guy tells me I shouldnt get to own a gun, and that guy tells me I shouldnt have an abortion.

Funny, those guys arent willing to protect me or pay for my child, but for damned sure their gonna ram their views down my throats.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 1:15:35 AM EDT
Economic Left/Right: 3.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 6.05
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 1:17:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HarrySacz:
With such a broad spectrom of beliefs i can only guess that you must be running for office?



Being that I'm 22 that would be a negative. Ask me in 30 years.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 1:24:58 AM EDT

Where do you stand on various issues?


From now on, I'm standing over there. I'm too tired to think.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 2:09:35 AM EDT
I took that test once and hit adam sandler right between the eyes.

MLW>"<
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 3:20:52 AM EDT
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -2.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.92



Link Posted: 1/1/2006 3:41:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 3:42:51 AM EDT by IceHandLuke]
I took the test on line and it told me to go to the nearest medical facility and get help. I think about 40% of the people in this nation need to be locked up or snuffed and 90% of the world can go to hell along with them.


And DLoken, why do you even own a gun? you are as left as they get on this site.

Link Posted: 1/1/2006 5:44:43 AM EDT
I'm not going to reveal my numbers, but I don't know how to interpret the results. My first score is a positve number, and my second one is a negative. Does this mean I'm confused/whacked in the head or what? Hard to decide what to make of the results.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 5:45:32 AM EDT
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: 5.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.36
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:36:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 7:38:58 AM EDT by DLoken]

Originally Posted By IceHandLuke:
I took the test on line and it told me to go to the nearest medical facility and get help. I think about 40% of the people in this nation need to be locked up or snuffed and 90% of the world can go to hell along with them.


And DLoken, why do you even own a gun? you are as left as they get on this site.




Why do you own a gun? Personally I enjoy them, especially machine guns. I also believe it is a right to protect one's self.


As for what the numbers mean for the guy who wouldn't reveal them: If the economic line is positive it means you're right wing economically. If the vertical line is negative it means you're socially liberal (libertarian).
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:51:17 AM EDT
These tests are bull-shit. There are far more questions that deal with socialism and communism, than issues that typically divide Americans. To call someone a liberal in the UK doesn't have the meaning that it would in America. My results had me closer to Nelson Mandela than G.W. Bush, which couldn't be farther from reality.

That, and who the hell writes questions like this? "All people have their rights, but it is better for all of us that different sorts of people should keep to their own kind."

Do I think criminals should keep to their own kind? Hell yeah.
Do I think blacks should keep to their own kind? Hell no.

This test is peppered with questions that are overtly vague, and consequently will cause readers to have to make their own decisions about what the question is asking.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:55:24 AM EDT
If you read the faq for the exam it explains why the questsions are sometimes vague or slanted.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:15:06 AM EDT
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -0.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.59


Im right on the line horizontally, but I go towards libertarian vertically.......oh well....I guess I like anarchism then lol
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:29:07 PM EDT
Bump.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:47:00 PM EDT
4.13
1.44
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:10:32 PM EDT
I end up almost dead center on that test just a tad to the left






Abortion: I find it repugnant , but i wopuld not work to outlaw it

Firearms: I own guns. You don't have to if you don't want to. Don't restrict me.

Economy: unbridled capitolism is great , if the playing field is level ,it is not in terms of trade we need to have mirror image tariffs and regs on imports as the country it came from has on our goods

Healthcare: I work and have insurance , however it is out of control costwise , i think closing the border would help that goal and end welfare(if you can't work you qualify for SSI if you do not qualify for SSI then you must be able to work ) and use that money to pay for subsidized health insurance


Education: I do not have adegree but if you want one it is not tough if you work at it with grants , scholarships and student loans .

Religion: Agnostic , but consider myself a moral person and follow most christian teachings


Censorship: if you are offended change the channel

Military: The world is not a safe palce and they hate us this is not place to cut

Death Penalty: I agree in theroy but feel the legal industry (not system) is fucked up beyond repair and cannot prove beyond any doubt i used to be very pro , till i saw the numbers that have been released with DNA

Drugs: never used anything , led a sheltered life would not even know where to get any
have no pity for addicts , its not "like drugs are bad and will fuck up your life" is a secret

Welfare: if you cannot work then you should be eligiable for SSI if you are not eligable then you can work

Gay Marriage: DON'T CARE!!! nonissue in the grand scheme of things
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:33:48 PM EDT
DLoken, because you feel the need to take a "test" to determine what word to use as a label to describe your political "position", you are a non-thinking fantasy-land dweller(formerly and incorrectly known as liberal) NTFD's are known to use the word "deserve" alot with corresponding self-gratifying emotions. NTFD's also begin alot of their sentences with the words "I think" usually followed by the words "there should be a law".
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:38:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 9:40:17 PM EDT by DLoken]

Originally Posted By cnow:
DLoken, because you feel the need to take a "test" to determine what word to use as a label to describe your political "position", you are a non-thinking fantasy-land dweller(formerly and incorrectly known as liberal) NTFD's are known to use the word "deserve" alot with corresponding self-gratifying emotions. NTFD's also begin alot of their sentences with the words "I think" usually followed by the words "there should be a law".



The test doesn't generate a label. Post something constructive, jackass. The test shows if you are right or left economically and authoritarian/permissive socially.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:53:26 PM EDT
My view has three parts:

1. If you don't like it, it's your problem, not mine. Don't do anything that adversely affects other people over it (i.e. attempt to illegalize or restrict). The law is there to protect, not to serve your interests.

That means I'll curse the wallpaper off the wall and be as politically incorrect as they come if I want to. I don't care if you're offended, it serves my purpose in saying it which is communication. I'll have all the guns I want to, if you don't like it, get a gun and learn to use it. If I want to marry another man (which for the record, I don't) I'll do that and nobody is in any position to tell me I can't. If you don't like me being naked in public, that's your problem, you're in no position to tell me not to. If you're offended, learn not to be. You learned to be offended, you are not offended by nature. Unlearn it or deal with it. A baby is not born offended by nudity or by certain words. They are not offended immediately upon learning what these things are. They are taught to be offended by repeat exposure to what a common reaction to such things is.

2. You have the right to make mistakes and the obligation to pay for them. It's in your best interests to learn from them. I won't stop you from making a mistake, just warn you (ignore warnings and you deserve whatever happens to you).

That means get drunk as hell, if you hurt yourself, you learn from it. Get high as you like, if you hurt yourself, you learn from it. Smoke your lungs out, if you get lung disease, you ignored enough warnings that you deserved it. Eat your stomach out, if you become fat, work it off or live with it, don't sue McDonalds over it. If you do something massively stupid and it gets you killed, you deserved it.

3. Darwin was exactly correct in survival of the fittest. If you want to survive, you need to make yourself fit to the demands of the world, you don't need to fit the world to your demands.

That means if you can't survive without welfare, you don't deserve to survive. Get off welfare and do something for yourself. It also means that if you're successful, you do not deserve to be penalized. Obviously if you're a success, you did something right, and deserve congradulations rather than penalty. If you need support for a short time, seek help from friends. If your friends won't help you, then tough luck.


And that's my beliefs in three easy and perfectly logical steps.

For specific issues not directly addressed yet:

I'm against abortion. You don't want a kid, use pregnation prevention, not abortion. In extreme circumstances, no more than 3 months into it, and you'd better have a really really good reason to do it even that late.
Don't tax me for things that don't benefit me in any way. If it won't pay for itself and the beneficiaries won't pay for it, I sure as hell don't want to. Education is fine because it benefitted me at one point and I should pay back what I took from it.
You want healthcare, earn it. You don't deserve it if you won't work to get it.
I'm atheistic agnostic/FSMist, but you can be whatever you want as long as you don't shove it down my throat or make laws based on it. I leave you alone, you leave me alone.
Censorship should be a criminal. Anything that infringes on free exchange of ideas is bad.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:57:07 PM EDT
DLoken-

I'm with you on most of your beliefs, but the one I must disagree with strongly is healthcare.

It is not a right, nor should it EVER be.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:00:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By IceHandLuke:
I think about 40% of the people in this nation need to be locked up or snuffed and 90% of the world can go to hell along with them.




40% of 300+ million is around 75 million give or take a few. So you think 75 million folks in your own country should be murdered.

Neat. You are a shining example of the best of what AR15.COM has to offer. A genocidal maniac who would make Hitler look like a sissy.

I'm impressed.

Then, after murdering 75 million of your own country men, you'd like to send 90% of the rest of the world, (around 5.75 billion people, give or take a few thousand millions), to hell with them.

Very cool.

How can I help?









Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:04:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Damocles:

Originally Posted By IceHandLuke:
I think about 40% of the people in this nation need to be locked up or snuffed and 90% of the world can go to hell along with them.




40% of 300+ million is around 75 million give or take a few.

<snip>



75 million is 25% of 300 million. 40% is more like 120 million.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:06:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zatu:

75 million is 25% of 300 million. 40% is more like 120 million.



By god you're right!



It's a real logistical problem, murdering that many people. How best to accomplish this "final solution" is the real question for folks like Mr. Ice Hand Luke.

Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:08:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 10:12:16 PM EDT by fossil_fuel]
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: 4.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.33

Abortion: in my opinion, the child is "alive and human" after it begins to show brain activity. the embryo begins to emit brain waves at around week 5. the pregnant woman should get scanned, and if the child is not yet emitting brain waves, then the abortion should be allowed. otherwise, the child is alive and the abortion should not be permitted.

Firearms: There should be no federal regulation of firearms whatsoever. it should be left completely to the states, and then i will move to the state which chooses to have the least gun control.

Economy: don't even get me started, because i could write dozens of pages. in short: dissolve the federal reserve and return to a 100% gold standard.

Healthcare: state governments should pay for health care for all citizens under 23 (age 23 not 18 because very few 18-22 year olds are financially sound enough to pay for their own healthcare). i think that health insurance should be more geared towards catastrophic coverage instead of routine things (i don't see the point in my insurance covering basic antibiotics for an ear infection, i can pay for that out of pocket. but i definitely want it to cover $200,000 worth of chemo if i come down with cancer).

Education: no public schools. vouchers for all. private primary and seconadry schools should have to meet certain standards which are set at the state level. disband the federal department of education.

Religion: i have the same opinion as the OP: "It has NO place in government. Other than that I don't really care. I personally am an agnostic/athiest but I really don't care what you are. Just keep it out of our government system."

Censorship: again i agree with the OP: "I believe all forms of government mandated censorship is awful. Let content be decided by the free market. If a network or station is showing content that people don't like, they won't watch it and will complain/boycott the company. We as a country are much too prudish anyway, I say let the boobies fly on TV (I would say after 11PM would be a good time)."

Military: while i hate to say it, the military budget is going to have to be cut back if we're going to have a balanced budget. promote the development of domestic energy resources to to reduce reliance on foreign oil from unfriendly countries and stop sending massive amounts of aid to israel, and there will be fewer islamic nutcases who want to kill americans. use the national guard to secure the southern border.

Death Penalty: i believe in "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth", and have no qualms with seeing brutal killers fry, but i don't have enough trust in our court system to have the power to sentence people to death. in addition, the death penalty has been applied very inconsistency, with some people who commit very henious and brutal crimes sentenced to life in prison while others whose crimes are less brutal are sentenced to death. thus, i think the death penalty should only be used in extreme cases (treason/terrorism).

Drugs: Everything should be legal. the government has no right to tell people what they can and cannot put into their own bodies. An incredible number of violations of the BoR have been committed in the process of waging the "war on drugs"

Welfare: welfare should only be given to those who are severely disabled and unable to work in any fashion. i'm not really against government employment projects which build infrastructure, such as the CCC or WPA. in fact, i think we need to have another one of these right now, which would be tasked with building a huge fence on our southern border

Gay Marriage: i don't really care about this issue either way.

i would call myself a "federalist libertarian"

Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:27:18 PM EDT
Abortion: Abortion is death. It happens naturally in a woman's body all the time. If you decide to initiate an abortion, you are killing something. Maybe abortion should be classified as justifiable homicide. Under what circumstances is abortion justifiable? When is homicide justifiable?

Firearms: I like guns.

Economy: If you want to suck some rich guy's dick then libertarian plutocracy is the life for you. If you are like most of us and make between 20K and 250K, then socialism makes more sense. The world is divided into classes of people, and classes are divided by money. Rich people can defend their own interests very thoroughly, than you very much. Help and support should go to the poor, if anyone at all. If you are a Christian, look to the words Jesus spoke with regards to money and the poor.

Healthcare: In many ways I like the idea of the rich paying for advanced medicine. They pay the way for advances, and that's how it goes. In speaking with a nurse friend of mine who manages the liver transplant program at a local hospital, we came to a fork in the road. She says livers should go to those that need them most. Of course, those that need them most also have the least chance of making it. If you left it to those with the most money and you could raise a million dollars for a liver, how much more good could you do in the world? Could you vaccinate an extra ten thousand children against cholera? So, as far as that goes I like the idea of keeping medicine privatized.

On the other hand, infectious diseases strike the rich and poor alike. If you let the poor fall where they lie, you end up with huge swaths of the population carrying one kind of flu or another. Is that the kind of community you live in? If you make over 500K a year probably not, and if you're worth 5 million or more then again probably not. OTOH, if you're an average joe and make a measly 250K or less, then you probably make contact with the proles from time to time and it would benefit you to have at least basic sanitation and disease control for the unwashed masses.

Education: Public education in science, math, history, and geography is nothing but good. Those who would dismantle public education for the poor are cruel. Piss off.

Religion: It has NO place in government. Other than that I don't really care. I personally am an agnostic/athiest but I really don't care what you are. Just keep it out of our government system. +1

Censorship: AR15.com is the new free press.

Military: We could easily disband 80% of our military and use the remainder to defend our borders and have very little worries with regards to attacks from overseas. OTOH, we could continue to invade other countries to take their natural resources and continue to generate the antithesis of goodwill.

Death Penalty: Hanging is just fine with me. Murder and treason. As this is a Republic, any tampering with the voting or electoral processes should be regarded as Treason.

Drugs: It's all about the money.

Welfare: A hand up is different from a hand out. We should keep that in mind.

Gay Marriage: If this is treated as a religious matter then the state should have no say. If it is a financial/civil matter, then more attention is warranted. My girl and I can file as domestic partners and share health insurance and whatnot. If two gay guys want to do the same without getting married then I don't care. Why not. Gays are something like 3-5% of the population. I just can't get worked up about this.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:31:13 PM EDT
I prefer to stand over here...........................and instigate!

Great fun I'll tell ya'
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:44:46 PM EDT
My point on the political compass is:

Economic Left/Right: 0.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.38
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These are my beliefs. I don't care if it makes me a stark raving leftist, or a right wing wacko. I really consider myself a Centrist because I do believe there is some right in both political sides.


Abortion: I don't like it, and I think partial-birth abortions should be banned. However I do believe that early abortions should be allowed. You really think women that want them are going to not have one? Much like criminals will find guns one way or another.

Firearms: I'm very pro 2nd. If I want to buy an H&K MP5A4, then by God let me..... I have the right to it despite what the .gov says.

Economy: The only thing I like the government interfering with is monopoly busting, and I still have some reserves about that.

Healthcare: I think something does need to be done about the risings costs, but I don't know how that should be managed.

Education: It should serve to prepare kids for the job market. If its for a brain surgeon or its a burger flipper, that should be its purpose. Also, keeping party politics out of the classroom should be another top priority. Teach about the Bill of Rights and the Constition.... they are the laws of the land.

Religion: I'm a Christian (a very laid-back one), and I don't care what your religion is. Just don't push it on me, and I won't push it on you. The .gov needs to butt out of it.

Censorship: If you get sand in your vagina easily...... put on pants. Today, there are too many thin-skinned pussies that can't take a joke. I am talking about both sides of politics. There are some funny jokes about Bush/Cheney, but for everyone for them there is just as many for Hillary/Kerry/Kennedy etc.

Military: I think most of our budget should be placed in the DOD. We have a great military, and it can always use more money.

Death Penalty: I am for it. I would allow appeals, but after a couple years its time to die (unless many eyewitnesses). Executions should be public, and the method would be a pistol to the back of the head. (We can debate if it should be 9mm or .45 A.C.P. later )

Drugs: Legalize them all. From caffiene to herion, they should all be legal. The War on Drugs is a complete joke. Disband the DEA, pump that funding into the military.

Welfare: I can see in some cases it should be distributed. However, it needs to be strictly enforced.

Gay Marriage: I don't think they have the right to be married (.gov getting involved with religion). However, they should be allowed civil unions where they can have the same rights as married couples.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:00:53 PM EDT
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: 6.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.54

Abortion: I find abortion be to a horrible act, but it's a social issue, not one that should be legislated.

Firearms: An absolute right. Any law that attempts to deny this right from being exercised should be removed.

Economy: lessee faire... a free market is a health market.
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Healthcare: You has every right to be healthy, but it's not my responsibility to pay for it. Organizations will pop up to offer assistance to people who really need help.

Education: See above

Religion: As stated earlier, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. If a private organization wishes to fund the creating and placing of the ten commandment on public property, thats fine with me. However, every other religion has the same right to do similar. Most likely public property will remain free of religious symbols.

Censorship: No restrictions, no beginning times. Networks will show what the public wants.

Military: Any more than defending the collection of States is too much. All actions must abide by the constitution, To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be
for a longer Term than two Years; To provide and maintain a Navy. That it.

Death Penalty: Use it, but be sure your right.

Drugs: No regulations

Welfare: Private charities.

Gay Marriage: Marriage should be between consenting individuals, with no government involvement.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:18:20 PM EDT
Regarding censorship I believe you should be able to do pretty much what you wish as long as someone can decide to avoid it. I can turn off a TV or not turn it on in the first place. I don't want to have to avoid seeing a billboard with some naked chick on it.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 3:37:37 AM EDT
I don't need to take a test to know I am much more conservative...and much more sensible...than DLoken.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 3:51:02 AM EDT
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: 2.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.97

Several of the questions, however, were just plain silly. I know one is supposed to accept the question at face value, but when answering I am unable to divorce the question from the practical realities that surround the issues presented.

That being said, I ended up fairly well below Thatcher and Bush, and fairly to the left of George W. Bush, which is not at all correct.

Seeing how they place G.W. Bush on the scale, this thing has a lefty bias in it. There is no way that George Bush is more conservative than I am.
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