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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #105 on: June 03, 2013, 09:43:27 PM »
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Not Republican

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Atheist-leaning Agnostic. Yes, the lazy man's answer. I fully believe that if there is something out there capable of creating the universe, it would be so far beyond our capacity to understand that it would be impossible to prove it exists. If.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Should be available, but a last resort. Sex-Ed that doesn't focus primarily on abstinence and cheaply available contraception are a better solution, IMO. Remove the stigma from both of those first and hopefully women won't need to have abortions, even if they are still available.

- Gay Marriage: Gay people are no different than straight people, so let 'em marry if they wish.

- Health care: Universal Single-Payer. The private sector has proven that they are incapable of effectively managing this so might as well try something else.

- Gun control: Definitely something that we should look long and hard at. While I don't think it will solve all or even most of our violent crime problems, the conversation should still be had. Also, I think some guns should stay well away from the hands of the public.

- Illegal Immigration: I think we should totally reform our immigration policies and look at securing our borders (whatever the hell that means). Illegal Immigrants currently in the country should be given a path to citizenship that isn't a fucking sham.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Should be a last resort. We rely too much on contractors and drones that makes the act of war too cheap, too impersonal and too easy. War should not be cheap, easy and impersonal. War is a horrible thing and when we commit to it, it should be something that every citizen sees and feels and experiences. Hopefully, this would make the act of committing to war much harder and a much bigger step for the government.

- Seperation of Church and State: Keep organized religions the hell away from our government.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Definitely should be one of our priorities. Even if it turns out that climate change is a naturally occuring phenomenon, it should be something that we come to the conclusion of after many scientific studies. Denying it exists does no one any good

- The UN: Decent idea, effectively useless in practice. Makes everybody feel better after a sustained bout of finger-wagging and frowning at whatever the latest bastion of evil is at the moment.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Kinda silly and arbitrary on which made-up word is okay and which is not. Same with violence and sex. Currently violence is much more 'okay' than sex and nudity are, when it should be the other way around. Not that I feel that censorship really accomplishes much of anything.

- Corporate welfare: We should get to a time and place when Corporate Welfare isn't required, when corporations aren't so ridiculously huge that one's stupidity can threaten the welfare of all. Right now, I view it as a sometimes necessary evil (like abortion) that hopefully at some point we will never, ever have to rely on.

- Private Charity: Giving money to causes you believe in is a good thing. Honestly, who would have a problem with this?

- Public Welfare: Sometimes public welfare can accomplish things that private charity cannot and sometimes private charity is much more suited for things that the bureaucracies of public welfare are less suited. Both have their places and both should be available for when we may need them.

- Death Penalty: I am less against the idea of the death penalty than I am against the notoriously flawed process that convicts people to the death penalty. Sometimes, some people, I think, are just too dangerous to allow to live, even incarcerated for life. That may sound harsh, but that is just what I believe. However, that is only for when we can with 100% certainty convict someone. Until then, the death penalty should be rarely utilized.

- Stem cell research: As a diabetic I believe this to be a good thing.

- Guantanamo Bay: Horrible, horrible idea. Not that we imprison people who are dangerous, but that we do so in some weird judicial limbo where our laws don't apply. Close it the fuck down. We should be more worried that we have the capacity for imprisoning people without due process than that we may let a terrorist or dangerous person slip through. It's just not worth it.

- Pot: I don't smoke it, but make it legal. I would likely try it when/if it is.

- Elections: I'm sick of this shit where we currently spend two fucking years electing a president. Currently, the process is more important than the result. Pare that shit down somehow.

- Two Party System: It sucks. First off, launch all of the Politician Republicans to the moon where they can live out their Jesus-infused fascist theocratic fantasies in peace for 8 or so years before they nuke the fuck out of themselves over whether Baptists or Catholics are the real followers of George Jesus Washington. During that time, take the Democratic party, beat the shit out of everyone in it until they're too black and blue to run anymore. Then we can have a Real Socialist Party,* a Libertarian Party, a Three Wolf Moon Party, and an I Love Making Sweet, Sweet Sexy Time To Copies of The Constitution Party, a I Love Weed Party, a Steve Holt! Party and whatever other weird ass parties people want to form up.

Oh wait, that won't work at all. Nevermind. Except for the part about launching all the Republican Politicians to the moon. I still think that would be a step forward, even if Democrats are incompetent wankers without the Republicans around to make them look sane and competent by comparison.

Fuck it. Resurrect Teddy Roosevelt and we'll all go beat the shit out of Spain again. That was fun the last time.

* A Real Socialist Party. Not a 'Anything to the Left of Ayn Rand is Socialist' Party.

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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #106 on: February 18, 2014, 03:24:14 AM »
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Medium-Very Right wing

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : None

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: In certain circumstances

- Gay Marriage: Pro (ish)

- Health care: Universal

- Gun control: Anti

- Illegal Immigration: Anti

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Against

- Seperation of Church and State: Pro

- Climate Change/Global Warming: exists but Over exaggerated 

- The UN: Does too little

- Restrictions on curses on television: Anti

- Corporate welfare: Anti

- Private Charity: Anti

- Public Welfare: Anti

- Death Penalty: Take a life, Lose Yours

- Stem cell research: Pro

- Guantanamo Bay: No opinion

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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #107 on: February 18, 2014, 07:44:17 AM »
Feel free to edit the form to your preference if you wish. Add more issues if you'd like.

What Political Party or Affiliation? :  I'm a registered Republican but I hate my party.  It shouldn't be called a party because parties are supposed to be fun.  My ideologies are a mix of Libertarian and Conservative.  That's not  to say I don't have some beliefs that most would consider progressive. 

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? :  I was raised Roman Catholic but consider myself agnostic now.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion:  Illegal except in extreme circumstances like rape cases.

- Gay Marriage: Let them get married.

- Health care: Keep the government out of it.

- Gun control: Against it. 

- Illegal Immigration: Come here legally like my ancestors and stop sending the tax free money you make here back home.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): I have no issue with war under the right pretenses. 

- Seperation of Church and State:  All for it.  Take the 10 Commandments off of the court houses.

- Climate Change/Global Warming:  It exists. 

- The UN:  We don't need the UN

- Restrictions on curses on television: Eh, who fucking cares about cursing

- Corporate welfare: Against it

- Private Charity: All for it

- Public Welfare: It needs to be regulated (by the state, not the fed)  to make sure the right people are getting the money.

- Death Penalty:  All for it

- Stem cell research: I'm torn on this one

- Guantanamo Bay: Didn't our President promise to close this place? 

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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #108 on: April 02, 2014, 07:00:44 PM »
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Democrat, when I register, but ideologically, a far leftist, while remaining sane, democratic (IE, in support of democracy) in non-civil rights issues, and regulated capitalism

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Atheist

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Allow at carrier's discretion before sentience/viability

- Gay Marriage: Allow marriage between any two consenting adult humans

- Health care: Single-payer/socialized

- Gun control: Gradually work up to strict restriction of firearms

- Illegal Immigration: There should be a highly reasonable and opportunistic path to citizenship

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Current US wars are absurd, as are most wars. Avoid if possible in the slightest.

- Seperation of Church and State: I want them separated like boys and girls on a middle school trip to the movies.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: We're practically SOL

- The UN: Not sure. Seems a bit flawed.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Conflicted, but we're going way over the top here

- Corporate welfare: Get rid of it, except maybe small businesses, as in an innovative computer company just starting out, or "mom 'n' pop" local businesses.

- Private Charity: Good, but ensure that they're not deceptive. Like when there's a company that tries to trick citizens into paying for their free tire pump access by donating a "portion" to "Africa"

- Public Welfare: Needed at the moment, but we should work on replacements for the current system of people stuck on depending on welfare

- Death Penalty: Against

- Stem cell research: For

- Guantanamo Bay: Unconstitutional and unethical
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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #109 on: April 02, 2014, 08:06:25 PM »
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Lean mostly to the left of center, not affiliated with any party

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Atheist

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Yes. Keep the laws the way they are and out of women's reproductive organs. A woman should not have to go through all that pain and suffering unless she plans to. But there needs to be more emphasis on not relying on it so much. What we need is more education on non-abstinence sex-ed in schools and more access to effective contraception so there will be fewer abortions anyway.

- Gay Marriage: Yes. I see no reason why two loving and consenting adults of the same sex cannot be legally married and adopt children.

- Health care: No clue where I stand on this one.

- Gun control: On criminals and people with histories of drugs/violence or mental illnesses that make them prone to violence. Also there really isn't a need for everyone to own an assault rifle. But for protection, let the responsible people keep their guns.

- Illegal Immigration: Give them a chance to assimilate and settle down, but make them pay taxes after awhile.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Waste of money and lives. Stupid and unnecessary.

- Separation of Church and State: All of the yes. Keep religion out of public schools and let the children decide for themselves whether or not there is a god.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: 100% true. No debate about it in the scientific community. This should be our first priority in solving; if we don't have a hospitable environment to live in, all this other stuff is meaningless and will cease to exist. (This is also my primary passion and top concern in life.) But if we don't make any changes soon, we're pretty much screwed.

- The UN: I like the concept but I'm not sure if it works.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Children's programs, yes. All others, nope.

- Corporate welfare: Only for small/local businesses.

- Private Charity: Not sure if I understand the concept.

- Public Welfare: Only for people who are working, getting an education, or actively trying to get a job; also drug tests should be required.

- Death Penalty: For it, because some people are just too much of a menace or too dangerous to society, but with the way our justice system is immensely flawed, I'm not sure.

- Stem cell research: All for it!

- Guantanamo Bay: The thought of it sounds horrifying and barbaric. The amount of innocent people they've tortured and scarred for life is way too high of an opportunity cost.

- NSA/Patriot Act: "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -Benjamin Franklin. In other words, nope nope nope.

- Marijuana: Legalize for medical purposes; recreational use I'm not sure of. Also legalize industrial hemp to replace cotton, timber, etc.

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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #110 on: July 08, 2014, 03:23:02 PM »
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Libertarian (or, economic Conservative, social Liberal)

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Born Roman Catholic, still believe in many of the tenets.  Believe in God, but believe that religion is man-made.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Should be available, but a last resort.

- Gay Marriage: Indifferent.  Believe people are born homosexual (it is just a part of the overall sexual continuum) but believe most of the arguments for gay marriage are flawed and biased. 

- Health care: DOn't mind if the government pays for healthcare, in a sort of single-payer system, but the providers should be private sector, and the individual patient should be able to choose the level of care they want (and pay the difference, if any).

- Gun control: GUN CONTROL DOES NOT WORK.   There is no reason to ban guns of any kind.  In responsible hands, they are safe.   What we need to do is make sure the hands are responsible.   Training, mental health care, etc. should be far higher priority.

- Illegal Immigration: Immigrants should have a path to be citizens, and should be contributors to our society.  If one chooses to opt out of the system, they should not be able to avail themselves of the benefits of that system.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Should be a last resort, but it should be recognized as a necessary evil.

- Seperation of Church and State: Depends; if you mean it in the correct sense (that government shall not show preference to one particular religion over others) then yes.   If you mean it in the au courant sense of "there can't possibly be any religious symbol of any kind or any reference to god in any way", then no.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Needs scrutiny; have to remove the politics of the issue before any meaningful actions can be taken (for example, Kyoto was a trade treaty, not a climate change treaty).  Really need to reduce the rhetoric and make reforms economically sound before any meaningful change can or will occur.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Don't really care, frankly.   Hate how every reality show contestant feels an obligation to swear in their interviews, which get bleeped even though everyone knows what they are saying... Not a fan of censorship at all (though I accept time, place and manner control).

- Corporate welfare: This is over-rated.  No matter how large a corporation is, let it fail if it is mismanaged.  If the company is truly that important, some other company will fill the void, either through acquisition, competition, or attrition.  If GM failed, for example, the door would be open for Ford, Toyota, etc. to fill the gap.

- Public Welfare: Only in the most dire circumstances.   It should exist for those that are truly incapable of supporting themselves, but we should be much more strict in separating out those that just don't want to support themselves.

- Death Penalty: One of the issues I have changed the most on; I used to be for it as a punishment and in recognition that some people just cannot be rehabilitated, but over time I have come to believe that we shouldn't knowingly and with direct intent take someone's life.  Put them in a box for the rest of their life, but don't kill them. 

- Stem cell research: Generally for it; don't have a problem with some of the restrictions around it.  Have to remove the politics from this.

- Guantanamo Bay: Don't have a problem with it; the notion of due process is part of the social contract.  If one doesn't choose to hold up their end of the social contract, they should not expect to avail themselves of the benefits.   

- Pot: Indifferent.  Generally for legalization of all drugs, with suitable penalties for abusing those drugs.  Like gay marriage, I think most of the rationales for legalization are flawed and biased.

- Two Party System: I would prefer to have more than two choices, especially when both are highly illogical and reactive.  The social and economic positions of both major parties are incongruous.   I would prefer to have some checks and balances issue by issue as opposed to party by party.


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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #111 on: October 10, 2014, 04:54:37 PM »
Party/Affiliation: Conservative Libertarian
Religion: Atheist. I enjoyed church and being a Christian while it lasted (until I was about 13), but I just don't feel right believing.

- Abortion: Only in cases of rape or those that are life-threatening

- Gay Marriage: I'm against marriage being recognized by the state, anyway, but since I don't see marriage going down the tubes anytime soon, I would say allowing any two consenting adults to marry is preferable to only allowing men and women.

- Health care: Universal healthcare is unsustainable and cannot prevail

- Gun control: Guns should be easy to obtain

- Illegal Immigration: Tough one. I have a hard time calling any human being "illegal" for simply being in a certain territory, but I don't like how many immigrants drain US social programs even more than the leeches who were born here. I don't mind them working for lower wages, because I've never supported a minimum wage anyway, and I think the business owner should set the wage.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): I never support war, no matter what.

- Seperation of Church and State: Keep them separated

- Climate Change/Global Warming: An overhyped non-issue backed up by bogus science. The 97% statistic is a joke.

- The UN: Get rid of it. It was pointless then, and it is pointless now.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Who cares?

- Corporate welfare: I would support abolishing all forms of welfare run by the government. This includes corporate welfare, as well, although corporate welfare is definitely more helpful than food stamps/Medicare/Medicaid, because corporate welfare actually helps job creators and not hopeless drug addicts and irresponsible teenage mothers. I can somewhat sympathize with the public's wish for a safety net, but if it must stay, it should be heavily cut and it should be much harder for moochers to receive my tax dollars.

- Private Charity: Yes, all charity/welfare should be private. The government doesn't need to force anybody to do anything.

- Public Welfare: I don't care much about the welfare of the public, as long as I'm healthy and happy and taxed as little as possible. :)

- Death Penalty: I generally subscribe to "an eye for an eye," but I think state-sanctioned murder is quite disgusting when you think about it. However, if the government is going to steal my money, they might as well kill murderers and rapists and the like.

- Stem cell research: Go for it, if it's private. Don't take my tax dollars to contribute to something that I don't quite care about.

- Guantanamo Bay: Give the terrorists a trial over here, and put them in prison. Shut down Gitmo.

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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #112 on: October 28, 2014, 11:06:47 AM »
What Political Party or Affiliation? : None, really. My political views would have been moderate republican initially but in today's climate most would call me a bleeding-heart-liberal now.

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : I'm certainly atheist, but as my mother would say, at least I'm a Mormon Atheist.  :lol Culturally, Mormons are my peeps, but I abhor magical thinking in all it's clever disguises. Still, some would say that, since I hold to the idea that I'm open to evidence of "something more" that I'm truly agnostic. To my mind, if one does not organize one's life around a deity then one is a-theist.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: It should be available and affordable.

- Gay Marriage: Society benefits from acknowledging love and commitment in whatever form it takes. Marriage should be available to all consenting adults regardless of the quantity or orientation.

- Health care: National Health care for all with no restrictions for private health care to be available. A national health care system would allow U.S. businesses to compete on more even footing in foreign markets.

- Gun control: I'd like to see more gun control, but I also realise that train has left.

- Illegal Immigration: I vacillate. I wouldn't mind more opportunities for current illegals to become citizens. Still, border control seems like a good idea.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): I despise war but understand the necessity for defense. The U.S. military has way too large of a foreign foot print and should be scaled back. The current system of allowing the POTUS to engage in military actions without the vote of Congress is illegal and Americans should not continue to turn our heads to the fact.

- Separation of Church and State: Build that wall.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: I'm convinced that following the advice of scientific consensus has a long and rich history of being the correct choice for society.

- The UN: Toothless and irrelevant but a good idea originally. I think we would all benefit from thinking more as global citizens.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Ridiculous.

- Corporate welfare: A critically bad idea as a practice, a necessary evil in specific circumstances.

- Private Charity: A worthwhile practice that should be audited by a third party.

- Public Welfare: A worthwhile practice that should be audited by a third party.

- Death Penalty: Against. Regardless of outrage, state sanctioned murder is shameful

- Stem cell research: Until the commercial potential is realized, government should be actively and financially committed to furthering the research.

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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #113 on: October 28, 2014, 09:13:28 PM »
Damn. How long ago was that "moderate Republican"? Certainly before I was born.
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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #114 on: February 09, 2015, 09:59:01 PM »
What Political Party or Affiliation?: Registered Democrat, affiliate withÖno one, really. Center-right, I guess. Iím socially liberal, fiscally conservative.

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with?: Can deism count?

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro-choice until end of first trimester

- Gay Marriage: Pro, although Iím unsure as to whether it is within governmentís role to force religious institutions to recognize that which they donít believe in/tolerate

- Health care: Universal is ideal, not enough faith in government to implement it sufficiently

- Gun control: Stricter background checks and mandatory training would be a start. Absolutely not in favor of a universal ban.

- Illegal Immigration: Secure the border while opening up paths to citizenship for those already here. Possibly make it easier to obtain working visas? Honestly, itís not like any one of us would want to pick fruits in a field all day, even for $30/hr. Basically, utilize the work force thatís already here. And ffs, aid Mexico in the cartel war that is pushing many from Central/South America across our border to begin with.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Invading Afghanistan was justified, our ďnation-buildingĒ was shameful. Work to cultivate a democratic community, donít just invade, depose, and install a democratic government and call it a day. Work with the community to show off the appeal of democracy. Iraq was a farce. Itís the reason ďboots on the groundĒ is political suicide and IS hasnít been stomped with a ground invasion. War sucks, but it is a part of life, tbh. Best to be on the winning side.

- Seperation of Church and State: We canít hope to live in a country such as the US without separation of the two.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Itís part of the evolutionary process, weíre accelerating it. And if we donít step up our efforts now, my generation and will have to clean up the mess weíre headed for.

- The UN: Useful in theory, powerless in execution. Unsure as to how desirable a UN with more power would be. Should step up more as it is.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Useless. Donít want your kid hearing swear words? Change the channel. Donít want them to switch to inappropriate channels themselves? Itís 2015, the parental restrictions are thorough enough.

- Corporate welfare: It hampers the market. End it. Itís floundering for a reason; prop it up as a government service or let it die.

- Private Charity: Yes

- Public Welfare: Yes? Our welfare system is a joke, though. Basic, and I mean nothing more than basic, needs should be met to ensure positive well-being. Welfare doesnít mean sustaining the poor.

- Death Penalty: Yes, for heinous cases with irrefutable evidence.

- Stem cell research: Absolutely for it. 100%.

- Guantanamo Bay: Anyone will say anything under duress. Torture is a waste of time. Our resources can be better devoted elsewhere.

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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #115 on: March 15, 2015, 06:36:19 PM »
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Far left

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Christian

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro-choice

- Gay Marriage: As a gay man, this answer should be pretty obvious :P

- Health care: Adopt single-payer

- Gun control: Depends on what you mean by gun control, don't take people's guns away, but you shouldn't just let anyone buy a really powerful one

- Illegal Immigration: Get better border patrol, but don't deport the ones already here

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Get out of there

- Separation of Church and State: Obviously they should be separated

- Climate Change/Global Warming: We should worry a lot

- The UN: Good idea, doesn't work

- Restrictions on curses on television: If a show has heavy vulgar language, a warning is all that is necessary for parents, not censorship

- Corporate welfare: 100% against

- Public Welfare: For

- Death Penalty: Against

- Stem cell research: For
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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #116 on: March 15, 2015, 11:34:01 PM »
Time to edit and update mine a bit.

What Political Party or Affiliation? :  I'm a registered Republican but I hate my party.  It shouldn't be called a party because parties are supposed to be fun.  My ideologies are a mix of Libertarian and Conservative.  That's not  to say I don't have some beliefs that most would consider progressive.

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? :  I was raised Roman Catholic but would most associate myself with Satanism.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion:  Illegal except in extreme circumstances like rape cases.

- Gay Marriage: Let them get married. I'm going through a divorce. Who the hell am I to judge another?

- Health care: Keep the government out of it.

- Gun control: Against it.

- Illegal Immigration: Come here legally like my ancestors and stop sending the tax free money you make here back home.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): I have no issue with war under the right pretenses. It's time for ISIS to be wipe the fuck out.

- Seperation of Church and State:  Yes please.

- Climate Change/Global Warming:  There's enough science pointing to its existence that it's hard to ignore. 

- The UN:  They're more fucked up than Congress.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Is this what we need to concern ourselves with?

- Corporate welfare: Against it

- Private Charity: All for it. It has worked in the past. There's no reason for it not to work again. Also, if we could get the states to allocate lottery profits better, it would do wonders for each state's economy.

- Public Welfare: It needs to be regulated (by the state, not the fed)  to make sure the right people are getting the money.

- Death Penalty:  All for it. Bring back hangings, the guillotine, impaling especially. I think Vlad was onto something.

- Stem cell research: I'm torn on this one

- Guantanamo Bay: I'm going vacationing there.   

Get rid of: ACLU, Affirmative Action, Rooney's Rule in the NFL, and go through all of the federal subsidy programs and start getting rid of the bloat.  http://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/tbb_56.pdf


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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #117 on: March 18, 2015, 06:40:15 PM »
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Independent - I tend to take a moderate stance on the vast majority of things.

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : I was raised Catholic, but consider myself merely spiritual now.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Should be legal, but regulated much more than it is.

- Gay Marriage: Should be legal.

- Health care: I have no good solution, but neither does the government.

- Gun control: Stricter gun laws are definitely needed, as are stronger penalties for crimes committed with them.  On the flip side, people who have that knee jerk "ban guns" reaction every time some idiot goes on a killing spree, are really annoying.

- Illegal Immigration: Protect the border better, stop making it easy for some who come here illegally, and deport any illegal alien caught committing a crime.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Train wreck.  Sadly, there is no easy solution to this mess.

- Seperation of Church and State: Should absolutely exist (Separation, that is).

- Climate Change/Global Warming: A concern.

- The UN: Gutless.

- Restrictions on curses on television: I think the toothpaste is out of the tube already on this.

- Corporate welfare: Like unions, a necessary evil.

- Private Charity: Yes.

- Public Welfare: Yes, but should be regulated with much more scrutiny than it is.

- Death Penalty: I used to be way more in favor of this than I am now. I still think it can be used in certain cases, but I think letting some scumbag rapist or murdered rotting in prison with no chance of parole is a far worse punishment.

- Stem cell research: Sure.

- Guantanamo Bay: Bad execution of an idea that's not awful.

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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #118 on: May 01, 2015, 11:29:53 PM »
What Political Party or Affiliation? : none. political parties are a waste of time, and the two party system is the worst way to it.

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : i donít like the idea of organized religion, itís to cult like for me.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: pro-choice 100%

- Gay Marriage: marriage is a weird concept, but if people want to get married, let them get married.

- Health care: i think there should universal healthcare, but we definitely should not rush into it.

- Gun control: thereís no reason to take peopleís guns away, but background checks need to be mandatory, and extremely thorough.

- Illegal Immigration: let people get their citizenship, and get those tax dollars a cominí,

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): we should put a lot, and I mean a lot, less money towards the defense budget.

- Seperation of Church and State: you wouldnít let a cult be involved in the government, so why let religion be involved?

- Climate Change/Global Warming: global climate change is real, and itís at appoint where tereís not much we can do about it. thanks a lot, guys.

- The UN: donít really know all that much to comment.

- Restrictions on curses on television: fuck it. let people say what they want to say.

- Corporate welfare: corporations are the worst. fuck Ďem.

- Private Charity: not all too sure what this isÖ

- Public Welfare: needs to be regulated, but also, people need to do some research on this, because the majority of the people on welfare actually need it a lot.

- Death Penalty: if there is even a small chance that a person is not guilty, donít kill them.

- Stem cell research: do it. we could cure blindness, deafness, cancer, all this shit.

- Guantanamo Bay: what if there was a place we could torture terrorists, but most of them arenít actually terrorists?
 
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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #119 on: May 02, 2015, 04:56:46 PM »
Political party or affiliation: Independent with strong Libertarian and conservative tendencies

Religion: I believe in the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) and that the Bible is the Living Word of God, but don't much care for organized religion.

-Abortion: I am 100% Pro-Life. I believe that you are either Pro-Life or pro-abortion, and that there is NO middle ground. I think that at least 99.9% of all abortions are completely unnecessary.

Maybe to save the life of mother, but that is EXTREMELY rare.

I wouldn't necessarily try to make it illegal, because getting a law like that passed and enforced would probably be more trouble than it's worth.
But I do have a few ideas about how to deal with the problem of abortion. If people knew what it really was, I don't doubt that the number of abortions would be GREATLY reduced.

Also, I will probably get laughed at for this, but I believe that abortion is a satanic sacrament, and every time you do this, you are feeding innocent flesh and blood to the demonic sprits / dark forces.

-Gay marriage: I DO agree with what the Bible says about homosexuality, but at the same time I think that a lot of the "church people" who are railing against gay marriage are some of the worst hypocrites ever. Many of them think nothing of cheating on their spouses or indulging in myriad other immoral practices-sexual or otherwise-and yet these are the people who want to tell us how "immoral" it is for two gays or lesbians to marry. So I guess I'm pretty much neutral on the subject. Make it legal or don't. God will deal with the situation as He sees fit.

-Health care: Not sure what the question is here, but if you mean Obamcare, I think it should be struck down IMMEDIATELY, if not SOONER!

-Gun control: I think ALL gun control laws are EVIL! It's all about disarming the people and reducing the population by making us all unable to resist or fight back. NO gun or ANY kind of regular bullet should EVER be made illegal! I wouldn't extend that to grenade launchers or rocket launchers or anything quite that drastic, I would still keep those types of weapons out of the hands of the civilian population. But GUN control? Absolutely AGAINST it! 100%.

-Illegal immigration: I live in an area where this is a VERY big problem. I would, of course, keep the immigration OFFICES open, but the boarder should be sealed up as tightly as possible.

-War: I think most of the wars we've been involved in have been wrong on all or most levels. But sometimes things need to be dealt with, such as going after Osama Bin Laden.

-Separation of church and state: Those words are not actually IN the Constitution of the United States of America. The words that DO pertain to this subject were intended ONLY to ensure that the government couldn't force anyone to attend or have membership in a state-run church or religion, such as the Church of England, which is one of the main reasons the Pilgrims risked everything to come over here and found or continue the founding of a new country, so they could worship as they chose. It was NOT about keeping GOD out of GOVERNMENT!

-Climate change/Global warming: Some people believe the weather-including the temperature-is actually being CONTROLLED for various different reasons. I'm pretty much "agnostic" about this. I believe it's possible, but I also think it's just as likely that it's just the natural way of things.

-The un: Has no business telling US what to DO! I would like to see it disbanded, or at least my country withdrawing from it.

-Restrictions on cursing on television: If they're going to have profanity and/or blasphemy on tv, I wish the would restrict it to later on at night, such as no earlier than 10:00 P.M. But I am NOT for CENCORSHIP, in any way shape or form, as long as the rights to free speech are applied equally to everyone.

-Corporate welfare: For the most part I'm against it, but if it is a VITALLY NEEDED business, then I MIGHT be okay with a "bail-out."

-Private Charity: This should be the ONLY kind of charity we should EVER have, as opposed to them being government-run!

-Public welfare: I wish it could be phased out and turned over to the Private Sector

-The Death Penalty: I'm against it MOSTLY because it's never USED properly, which is why, by and large, most criminals are not AFRAID of it!

-Stem cell research. I'm for it as long as the stem cells don't come from aborted children.

-Guantanamo Bay: Don't know that much about it, but I don't like the idea of just setting the terrorists free. I would rather they be kept in a military prison than a civilian one.
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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #120 on: June 19, 2015, 10:42:37 PM »
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Socialist

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : None. Grew up in a Christian based faith, and miss the organized community, which is the definition of a church. Activities involved were cool, but actually belief system outside of being nonjudgmental and doing well was completely lost on me.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: For pro-choice, other options should all be considered first.

- Gay Marriage: For.

- Health care: For complete coverage, or at least employer paid during employment, government paid at retirement. Full wellness of individuals, and seeking appropriate care should not be a matter of money.

- Gun control: For, one specifically; handguns should not be allowed. Carry around a rocket launcher otherwise, as least I can see it and run.

- Illegal Immigration: Indifferent. I'm for rights as citizens being extended if certain things are met. What those are, I am indifferent.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Against. Absolute last resort, and only if a global threat. The U.S. are world's police now, which I do not agree with. Spending for defense tech I agree with, but building large quantities of it (F22 & F35), and building in some cases at all, is a huge waste in my opinion.

- Seperation of Church and State: For- yes for what it is defined as, and yes for what it has become.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: For, or it's happening. Way too much tried and true scientific method research, which has gone through the peer reviewed ringers, to ignore. The extent of how bad it is, or how much longer, is more debatable. Fossil fuel payoffs are not cool.

- The UN: Indifferent, I feel the members ignore the other members when they want to.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Mixed, I believe in tighter control of filters for parents who want to use them. Ultimately, I am for swearing on all stations with adequate warning and control of the consumer.

- Corporate welfare: Against, with regard to any profit making endeavor. Any non-profit & government has some oversight, and should be more.

- Private Charity: For and against- Against if the next question was more prevalent. For in the present US state.

- Public Welfare: For, and expanded.

- Death Penalty: Against. A greater deterrent, as I think de Tocqueville put it, is prison.

- Stem cell research: For.

- Guantanamo Bay: Indifferent.

Additions

- Felony records impacting employment: Against, with clear and concise records of rehabilitation or failure for the relevant jobs.

- Space Programs: For. I wish more government defense spending would go here.

- Marijuana: For all legalization.

- Mandated/minimum sentences: Against. Even the more heinous crimes, specific individuals should have a chance. Present system fails a lot in identifying those specific individuals.
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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #121 on: December 06, 2015, 06:06:14 PM »


What Political Party or Affiliation? : I lean on the left side of things

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Christian, but living like Christ did, not how evangelicals perceive it

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: I don't like it, but it's not my place to tell people what to do about that

- Gay Marriage: pro

- Health care: Obamacare is necessary

- Gun control: something has to be done. No one other than military needs semi automatic weapons.

- Illegal Immigration: helping these people on a path to citizenship

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Iraq was a mistake.

- Seperation of Church and State: republicans forget this one....

- Climate Change/Global Warming: something has to be done

- The UN: no comment

- Restrictions on curses on television: save them for late at night.

- Corporate welfare:

- Private Charity:

- Public Welfare:

- Death Penalty:

- Stem cell research:

- Guantanamo Bay:

Also, overturn citizens United. Super PACs are stupid.
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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #122 on: July 22, 2016, 08:35:36 AM »
What Political Party or Affiliation? : None

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Lapsed Catholic

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Should be legal with some limits

- Gay Marriage: Should be legal but not req'd by churches to perform

- Health care: Want a public option

- Gun control: Should be legal with some limits

- Illegal Immigration: Path to citizenship

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Prefer it as a final option

- Seperation of Church and State: Is good

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Is real

- The UN: Is nice but powerless seeming

- Restrictions on curses on television: Fine

- Corporate welfare: Too broad for an opinion on it in general

- Private Charity: Is great

- Public Welfare: We need more welfare and better welfare

- Death Penalty: Don't need it

- Stem cell research: What, is this 2005?

- Guantanamo Bay: No real opinion

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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #123 on: January 26, 2017, 09:27:40 AM »
This looks like fun!  ;)

What Political Party or Affiliation? : I'm canadian so for what it's worth I'm a member of a provincial leftist party called Quťbec Solidaire that gets roughly 10% of the vote and only has 3 elected reps.

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Lapsed catholic who's really into Neal Morse records so make of that what you will  :lol

What is your stance on:

- Abortion:  safe, legal and rare. 

- Gay Marriage:  absolutely,  should be a no-brainer

- Health care: universal, single-payer whatever you want to call it as long as everybody's covered

- Gun control:  I will take away all your guns 

- Illegal Immigration: path to citizenship

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): War! HA! What is it good for?  Absolutely nothing!

- Seperation of Church and State:  you gotta keep 'em seperated

- Climate Change/Global Warming: it's real and we're fucked

- The UN: has never lived up to it's potential but I still have hope

- Restrictions on curses on television: fuck no

- Corporate welfare: maybe, I'm ambivalent on that

- Private Charity: why not

- Public Welfare: essential

- Death Penalty: no way

- Stem cell research: do it!

- Guantanamo Bay: close it

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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #124 on: January 26, 2017, 09:48:04 AM »
I don't think I ever even noticed this thread  :lol

What Political Party or Affiliation? : I'm a registered Republican but I don't particularly like the GOP and I lean more liberal on social issues.

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Christian, but not a practicing one.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion:  Pro choice

- Gay Marriage: fine by me

- Health care: I'm for affordable healthcare.  I'd rather it not be run by the government, but if the government could find a way to make it affordable for everyone then I am OK with that.  I think our current system is poor and our previous system was also poor.

- Gun control: I'm for guns, but am fine with tougher restrictions on background checks for who should be allowed to own a gun.

- Illegal Immigration:  Against it, but am for finding better ways to get the illegals to become legal that doesn't involve uprooting families.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):  Well, it's necessary at times although Im obviously not a fan of war

- Seperation of Church and State:  Yes please, but not for it enough to want to remove things like "In God We Trust" because that is part of the history of our country.  Also, we could tax religious buildings and whatnot.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: I believe it, but would like to see it not be politicized.  I think that has muddied the waters for many.

- The UN:  No strong opinion here

- Restrictions on curses on television:  Fine by me as long as some channels, like HBO, are allowed to have curses.

- Corporate welfare:  Not really for it, but I can see where exceptions can be made

- Private Charity: Not sure what this means exactly, I am for charities and would hope charities to be legit.

- Public Welfare: Not really for it, but I can see where exceptions can be made

- Death Penalty: For it, wished it was used more.

- Stem cell research: For it. More of it too.

- Guantanamo Bay:  For it. I think it was misused, but the basis for it I agree with.

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Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
« Reply #125 on: February 12, 2017, 08:00:38 PM »
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Libertarian

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Agnostic

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: I don't have a problem with it, and in general I don't want things to be restricted.  So I'm pro-choice.

- Gay Marriage:  Fine with me.

- Health care:  NOT the government's job.

- Gun control: None of it.

- Illegal Immigration:  I have mixed feelings about it, nothing really strong either way.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):  Pointless.  We need to stay out of other countries' business.

- Seperation of Church and State:  YES.

- Climate Change/Global Warming:  I believe it's happening, and the environment should be given priority over short-term job impact.

- The UN:  No opinion

- Restrictions on curses on television:  There should not be any restrictions.

- Corporate welfare:  No opinion.

- Private Charity:  No opinion.

- Public Welfare:  No opinion.

- Death Penalty:  I think it should be phased out.

- Stem cell research:  Keep researching.

- Guantanamo Bay:  No opinion.