View Poll Results: What am I?

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  • Republican

    3 7.32%
  • Democrat

    7 17.07%
  • Libertarian

    12 29.27%
  • Mostly"right" leaning

    6 14.63%
  • Mostly "left" leaning

    7 17.07%
  • Centrist/Moderate

    9 21.95%
  • Uncertain - explain why

    3 7.32%
  • Other - Note and explain

    4 9.76%
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Thread: What am I? What are you?

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    Re: What am I? What are you?

    I am for fiscal responsibility and feel the government should budget in a responsible manner.
    I am for states' rights to define marriage, however I am against gay marriage.
    I am against all forms of abortion with the only exception being to save the life of the mother.
    I am for government healthcare or some kind of public option.
    I am for a more non-interventionist foreign policy.
    I do not believe in AGW and I want the government to be more skeptical.
    I am against political term limits in the House and Senate.
    I am for congressional accountability and no privacy within the House and Senate (meaning all citizens have access to every conversation that goes on with reasonable restrictions on ones regarding national security).
    I believe congressman should forfeit certain rights (financial privacy rights) and be reminded that they are servants of the people they represent and not in congress to be served.
    I think the president should be elected every 2 years and that the president should be allowed to serve 4 2 year terms.
    I believe in making legal compromises where justice is served and legal loopholes aren't allowed to prevent that.
    I believe in deporting all illegal residents and strongly enforcing laws regarding employers hiring illegal residents.

    There are other views I hold as well, and my views are constantly evolving. I try to keep an open mind on issues. I would consider myself and independent with my Christian faith being the root of my beliefs.
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    Re: What am I? What are you?

    I am for limiting petty bureaucracy
    I am for state welfare, but with incentives to get off it.
    I believe in AGW, but dislike how it's being dealt with.
    I believe in limiting immigration to migrants skilled in areas with a shortage of workers and refugees.
    I am for limiting expansion of urban areas and expanding national parks

    That's just a few I can think of off the top of my head, the last two are ones I feel quite strongly about.
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    Re: What am I? What are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    My main political belief is:

    The only culture the United States government can promote is one of republicanism. Its metaphysics is natural law, its ethics is humanism, and its policies are a synthesis of pragmatism and principle. If individuals feel non-republican values would benefit the community in some way, it is their right to promote them with their own resources. Values irreconcilable with republicanism are regulated, if not outright forbidden.
    What? If you think that republicanism equals humanism? No disrespect but you done lost your mind.
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    Re: What am I? What are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    What? If you think that republicanism equals humanism? No disrespect but you done lost your mind.
    I don't think he is talking about the Republican party, but about republicanism (the form of republic government).
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    Re: What am I? What are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I don't think he is talking about the Republican party, but about republicanism (the form of republic government).
    OK. I was confused.

    But has anyone ever given thought that our republic is not working for us? Of course they have.
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    Re: What am I? What are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    My main political belief is:

    The only culture the United States government can promote is one of republicanism. Its metaphysics is natural law, its ethics is humanism, and its policies are a synthesis of pragmatism and principle. If individuals feel non-republican values would benefit the community in some way, it is their right to promote them with their own resources. Values irreconcilable with republicanism are regulated, if not outright forbidden.
    You would prevent Canadians, British or Australians talking about the benefits of the Commonwealth?
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    Re: What am I? What are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I don't think he is talking about the Republican party, but about republicanism (the form of republic government).
    Well, technically, a republican government is one that is not a monarchy. So, strictly speaking, communist governments or dictatorial governments could be considered republican.

    But I'm guessing he's using the more modern understanding of the term, which is indirect democracy and constitutional limitations of the government.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: What am I? What are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    I am a democrat with several beliefs typically reserved for Republicans. I believe that we need a strong military and intelligence community however the way we are going about it right now is incredibly ineffective. Here are my main beliefs right now:

    -The military and intelligence needs to be made stronger and better by cutting the fat off of both in ways beneficial for them and the American tax payer (example, closing shop in most countries we are in other than our strongest allies such as Germany and Japan)...Our military is probably 50% stronger than necessary.....the problem is ignorance and fear, ours and the Islamics....Why do we bury the teachings of Jesus under a million tons of religion??
    -marijuana should be legalized.........A must ! Tax and control
    -We need a public option.........First we need a President with more courage of convictions
    -school should be free or have some kind of massive tax write-off....Nothing should be "free".
    -China is America's biggest enemy,NOT SO NOT terrorism and they need to be dealt with in the next 10 years or our empire will fall....If we have an empire, we should rid ourselves of it.
    -Abortion other than in the cases of rape or incest should be 100% outlawed...I'd agree, but, with the quality of people that we have now, and with our freedoms and liberties, in a democracy, this is not possible.
    -Gays should be able to marry nationwide....There is sensitiveity, lets give "don't ask, don't tell a chance...and this should be swept under the rug....there are far more important things to reform/improve..
    -All immigrants should instantly get citizenship but should get taxed more for awhile (like several other countries do)Agree, and this is a worthy idea.


    I believe if all of these issues were tackled everyone would be much happier and our deficit would go away within 10 years.

    Edit: oh and one more, welfare, food stamps, etc all of that needs to be carefully examined. In these hard times several people need the extra help but I have been witness....pics , using your "telephone" ??? to people rolling up in a brand new Escalade, wearing brand new air jordans, and texting on a iPhone while using a food stamp card and that **** needs to end.
    We need to have a lot more people involved in politics, too many do not care, collect their money and run again....But, to put and end to this "stealing", some people will be hurt, even killed...this is where we need our military....they seem to have no fear...

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    Re: What am I? What are you?

    Well, let's see, taking the the OP as a reference point:

    I too believe in personal responsibility.

    I too support the right to own guns.

    I'm pro-choice in the first trimester only, pro-gay marriage and/or civil unions with all the benefits of marriage including adoption.

    I think society has a responsibility to provide a safety net for the truly destitute and especially their children. It should be set up in such a way that helps people get off welfare as quickly as possible.

    I believe in absolute separation of church and state and this includes public schools providing a strictly secular education. I have no problems with religious private schools.

    I like my country's political neutrality and don't want this to ever change.

    I like the fact that the people hold the final say and that nothing major ever gets decided without a referendum.

    I like our fiscal conservatism and social liberalism.

    I believe health care is a right and that there needs to be some kind of universal health care in place. I like the Swiss system as it keeps health insurance in the private sector, while ensuring that everyone is covered.

    I think that's pretty much it on the major issues I care about.
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    Re: What am I? What are you?

    I believe you're a moderate libertarian. You generally want a limited government, but aren't opposed to a limited safety net or public education.

    I believe in personal responsibility
    I believe in the right to bear arms
    I believe in the right to freedom of expression
    I believe the free market, while not perfect or infalible, is the most efficient way to allocate resources and create prosperity
    I believe the free market can fail or be corrupted and then government needs to step in to make corrections
    I believe any business that is "too big to fail" no longer needs to worry about risk, since they can count on bailouts and therefore should be broken up.
    I believe in ending subsidies, protectionist tarriffs, and most other forms of "corporate welfare".
    I believe in a limited safety net for people who fall on hard times
    I believe we'll never defeat poverty by simply throwing money at the problem
    I believe we'll always have some poverty becasue some people insist on making poor decisions
    I believe government and religion should be seperate, but I refuse to get up in arms about towns displaying nativity scenes during the Christmas season or court rooms with the 10 commandments on display or the motto "In God We Trust" being on our money. I prefer to focus on things that actually would affect our freedom of religion.
    I believe fixing education in America starts at home.
    I believe deficit spending is allowable in times of economic crisis or war, but should not be a long term policy.
    I believe we need to abolish laws and practices that help the two major parties maintain a stranglehold on power.
    I believe in term limits for all elected officials.
    I believe life is the most fundamental right and even the unborn should have that right protected.
    I believe marriage is a cultural and relgious institution, in addition to a legal one, and the courts have no business trying to redefine it against the will of the people.
    I believe civil unions are a fair compromise on the issue of gay marriage.
    I believe our foreign policy should be based soley on furthering our national interests.
    I also believe our interests are usually best advanced by not actively intervening in the internal affairs of other nations.
    I believe we should end drug prohibition.
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