View Poll Results: Your feelings on abortion, capital punishment, and health care (please read OP):

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  • Abortion: Yes; Death Penalty: Yes; Health care: Always a right, regardless of ability to pay

    3 11.54%
  • Abortion: Yes; Death Penalty: Yes; Health care: Always a right if you can pay for it

    3 11.54%
  • Abortion: Yes; Death Penalty: No; Health care: Always a right, regardless of ability to pay

    9 34.62%
  • Abortion: Yes; Death Penalty: No; Health care: Always a right if you can pay for it

    1 3.85%
  • Abortion: No; Death Penalty: Yes; Health care: Always a right, regardless of ability to pay

    1 3.85%
  • Abortion: No; Death Penalty: Yes; Health care: Always a right if you can pay for it

    1 3.85%
  • Abortion: No; Death Penalty: No; Health care: Always a right, regardless of ability to pay

    0 0%
  • Abortion: No; Death Penalty: No; Health care: Always a right if you can pay for it

    2 7.69%
  • The dreaded "other" (no doubt you'll explain)

    6 23.08%
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Thread: TED's Life-or-Death Super Trifecta!

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    TED's Life-or-Death Super Trifecta!

    I'd like to get a feel for the forum membership's opinion on three things all at once: abortion in select circumstances, the death penalty in select circumstances, and health care as a right.

    Please note that "select circumstances" can mean anything you want.

    To clarify:

    If you think it's appropriate to execute someone for wearing a purple-polka-dot dress on the second Tuesday of an odd-numbered month, then you believe the death penalty is appropriate in "select circumstances."

    In that case, your vote on the death penalty is YES.

    Even if you believe the death penalty is the appropriate punishment for every crime on the books, you still believe the death penalty is appropriate in "select circumstances."

    In that case, your vote on the death penalty is still YES.


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    Re: TED's Life-or-Death Super Trifecta!

    Hurry up with poll options OMG

    I favor abortion rights.

    I am split on the death penalty. I see arguments for both sides, and am glad it's not up to me.

    I do not believe health care is a right, but I do think it is worthwhile for our society to see that as many people as possible have access to health care.
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    Re: TED's Life-or-Death Super Trifecta!

    Sorry I couldn't be more descriptive in the poll question or the poll options, I kept running into maximum character limits.
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    Re: TED's Life-or-Death Super Trifecta!

    I'm against abortion, against the death penalty. I don't think health care is a "right" of sorts. I understand that the degree of sophistication of medical techniques have made things rather expensive. The government can be used in a way to provide some generalized healthcare since the aggregated effects of the health industry and insurance leaves well too many people vulnerable and government can actually do something here that the private sector can't. I don't believe that with our current government, we'll get that system. Rather I predict that with the Republocrats we'll just get a play to the insurance companies; which is improper government.

    I'm not sure where that puts me on your poll option.
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    Re: TED's Life-or-Death Super Trifecta!

    Hmm. You'd be no, no, and I'm not sure where you'd be on the third one. You don't think people have a right to health care even if they can pay for it?
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    Re: TED's Life-or-Death Super Trifecta!

    Abortion, yes, on demand in the first trimester only.

    Death penalty, no. It's an outdated, ineffective method of punishment.

    Health care is a right, regardless of ability to pay. No one should die or go bankrupt just because they can't afford to pay their medical bills.
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    Re: TED's Life-or-Death Super Trifecta!

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Hmm. You'd be no, no, and I'm not sure where you'd be on the third one. You don't think people have a right to health care even if they can pay for it?
    I don't know if I would exactly put it in as a right as in something which can be protected or controlled by government in some way. Something cannot be a right only if they can pay for it. Either something is a right or it's not. We have the right to bear arms, let's say. But you have to buy a gun. Being able to buy that gun doesn't mean you do or do not have the right to keep and bear arms. I think maybe the distinction you're looking for is that healthcare is somehow proper domain of the federal government to ensure some base level to everyone or that it should only be available to those who can afford it. Even then, I'd be in the middle. I think you can make proper argument as to the federal government being used in healthcare; but I don't think the government can actually accomplish the task.
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    Re: TED's Life-or-Death Super Trifecta!

    I went with other since I am ambivalent on the death penalty. I explained briefly above.
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    Re: TED's Life-or-Death Super Trifecta!

    Hmm. Interesting.

    Well, since I had a max of 10 options, I guess that makes you an "other."

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    KNEW he should've made it multiple choice.
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    Re: TED's Life-or-Death Super Trifecta!

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Hmm. Interesting.

    Well, since I had a max of 10 options, I guess that makes you an "other."

    TED,
    KNEW he should've made it multiple choice.
    I have run up against that 10 limit too, it sucks.
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