What Political Party or Affiliation? : Not technically affiliated with any party, but I suppose I would lean slightly right of center.
What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons)
What is your stance on:
- Abortion: Against. I suppose that if the Mother or the child are in danger, it's an option. It's not like there aren't tons of families that would love to adopt.
- Gay Marriage: Against the concept of gay marriage, but I don't think that bullying or otherwise mistreating the LGBT community is acceptable in any case. They are children of God just like me, so why should I judge them? They are faced with temptations just like me, but theirs are just different.
- Health care: As a Pre-Pharmacy Major, I think that healthcare is in need of reform, but the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare) isn't the right way to do it.
- Gun control: Don't give them to convicted felons or mentally unstable people, but otherwise, minimal restrictions should be used.
- Illegal Immigration: I think it's great that people want to come to America, but they shouldn't have to illegally. It should be easier to get in legally and tougher to get in illegally.
- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): One of the worst things in the world. However, it is a necessary evil and must be used occasionally. When we do go to war, however, we should make every effort to ensure a definitive, quick victory with as few unnecessary deaths as possible.
- Seperation of Church and State: For it in its original meaning, that is: No church running the state and no state-sponsored churches. I don't see anything wrong with praying in schools or anything like that though.
- Climate Change/Global Warming: I do think that we as human beings need to stop putting so much into the environment. As far as global warming is concerned, however, science has shown that the earth regularly goes through warming and cooling cycles. Our "contribution" is just a drop in a ocean.
- The UN: I don't think that it really serves the purpose that it claims to serve. Other than saying that Smallpox has been eradicated, I can't think of too much that they've done. Really a meaningless, and very
- Restrictions on curses on television: Different networks define different things as "curses". I'm for censorship of foul language. More importantly, we need people who can write good television and movies without foul language. Images and Words for example, doesn't have a single profanity on it, and most people on this board would agree that it's a pretty good album. It can be done.
- Corporate welfare: I think it's the company's responsibility, by it's very nature, to maintain good business practices that allow them to stay competitive in the modern marketplace. As such, I'm against it.
- Private Charity:
This is good. I don't know what else to say other than that it works. Churches and local charities are a great example.
- Public Welfare: In need of serious reform. The welfare system should get people on their feet, it shouldn't be a way of life for some people. The current system is too easy to abuse.
- Death Penalty: That's tough, I think that it should be a last resort, and I mean absolute last, but we shouldn't be afraid to use it when the situation requires.
- Stem cell research: The Great Debate
I think that if we can do it without embryos, than we should. As far as embryonic stem cells go, we should never destroy the embryo. They turn into people, you know?
- Guantanamo Bay: Don't take as many people there, but get more serious about it when you do take people there. I think that America needs somewhere to keep their enemies when they need to isolate them from the rest of the world, and it's either Guantanamo or some remote island, and we already have Guantanamo.
-Drugs: I think that taking any substance that harms the body or is addictive is bad. I don't drink or smoke, I never have. I don't drink coffee or non-herbal teas.