View Poll Results: Have you changed any of your stances/positions?

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    Re: Have you changed any of your positions after posting here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    It took me awhile, but some of Jefferson's thinking while brilliant, is pretty unrealistic in the long term. John Adams on the other hand had a better handle on the long term affects of people on and in government.

    I also think the Civil War was a defining moment for Adams type of view. We need a strong central government in my opinion.
    I've always been of the Hamilton-Adams school, myself. Strong central government for sure.
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    Re: Have you changed any of your positions after posting here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    It took me awhile, but some of Jefferson's thinking while brilliant, is pretty unrealistic in the long term. John Adams on the other hand had a better handle on the long term affects of people on and in government.

    I also think the Civil War was a defining moment for Adams type of view. We need a strong central government in my opinion.
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I've always been of the Hamilton-Adams school, myself. Strong central government for sure.
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    Re: Have you changed any of your positions after posting here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    You two are tearing out my soul.
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    Re: Have you changed any of your positions after posting here?

    One right off the top of my head is gun control.

    Only in the american case. I've become pro 2nd amendment.

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    Re: Have you changed any of your positions after posting here?

    None of my positions have changed drastically (as in they're the opposite of what they used to be) but nearly all of them have been refined by my time here.
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    Re: Have you changed any of your positions after posting here?

    Yes.

    Two years ago I was somewhat in favor of one of the "flat tax" or "fair tax" plans, but after debating on DP I have changed my position: I think we're stuck with "progressive tax" for the foreseeable future, and no longer support "flat tax" as I just don't think it can be done without breaking the backs of the average wage-earner.

    Two years ago I was a de-regulate-everything free-market economic libertarian... my position is now more moderate/centrist. I believe a certain minimal amount of regulation is necessary.

    Two years ago I was not just opposed, but vehemently opposed to gay marriage, civil unions, gay adoption, and pretty much gay anything. My stances on some of these issues have moderated a little. Don't expect my support for any of it... but I'm not really intrested in arguing about it anymore. I am religiously obligated to frown on you in disapproval... ... there, now you've been officially frowned on, so let's get some coffee and talk about something else.

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    Re: Have you changed any of your positions after posting here?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    If anything, my abortion stance has changed. I support abortion in the cases of rape and related situations only.
    I am still pro-life.

    However, now when I hear that someone did have an abortion very early in the pregnancy, I do not immediately think of them as a murderer and want to go throw up. I still don't approve of what they did, but in some cases I can be sympathic to them.
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    Re: Have you changed any of your positions after posting here?

    I arrived liberal; still liberal. Jon Stewart's Washington, DC event affected me: I try to show respect to people, Tea Party people in particular, even when I heartily disagree with them.
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    Re: Have you changed any of your positions after posting here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I am still pro-life.
    Then do you actually support Ron Paul's foreign policy?
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    Re: Have you changed any of your positions after posting here?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Since posting on Debate Politics, have you changed your position(s) on any issues?

    If so, which ones?
    I posted "other."

    I have my own political philosophy because those are the policies that I believe in personally.

    However, I understand that policies are a communal decision made by citizens.

    So I haven't really changed my personal politics. Instead, I have changed on what things I'm willing to compromise on and the ways in which I am willing to compromise on certain issues.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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