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Title: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Quadrochosis on October 21, 2009, 09:39:35 PM
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Feel free to edit the form to your preference if you wish. Add more issues if you'd like.

What Political Party or Affiliation? :

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion:

- Gay Marriage:

- Health care:

- Gun control:

- Illegal Immigration:

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

- Seperation of Church and State:

- Climate Change/Global Warming:

- The UN:

- Restrictions on curses on television:

- Corporate welfare:

- Private Charity:

- Public Welfare:

- Death Penalty:

- Stem cell research:

- Guantanamo Bay:
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Adami on October 21, 2009, 09:45:46 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : None

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro Choice.

- Gay Marriage: Pro.

- Health care: Universal.

- Gun control: Anti.

- Illegal Immigration: Pro immigration.

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

- Seperation of Church and State: More.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Happening, welcomed.

- The UN: Worthless.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Against.

- Corporate welfare: No clue.

- Private Charity: Ruined by capatalism.

- Public Welfare: Safer the better.

- Death Penalty: Against. But pro assassination.

- Stem cell research: Pro.

- Guantanamo Bay: Summer home.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Genowyn on October 21, 2009, 10:15:11 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : None in particular. Pretty far left, though.

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro Choice

- Gay Marriage: All for it

- Health care: All for it

- Gun control: All for it

- Illegal Immigration: Don't care

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Hate it

- Seperation of Church and State: All for it

- Climate Change/Global Warming:  I believe it's happening. I don't necessarily believe it's our fault.

- The UN: They should be given more power.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Stupid.

- Corporate welfare: Stupid.

- Private Charity: For it, I guess?

- Public Welfare: For it.

- Death Penalty: Against it.

- Stem cell research: All for it.

- Guantanamo Bay: Uh, against it I guess.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Perpetual Change on October 21, 2009, 10:15:30 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation?: Independent

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro-Life, aside for under special circumstances

- Gay Marriage:  Should be legalized

- Health care:  I support a public health care system

- Gun control:  Needs to be enforced and made tougher

- Illegal Immigration:  Is and should be illegal

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):  Leave ASAP

- Seperation of Church and State:  I have no problems with people voting from a religious point of view though

- Climate Change/Global Warming:  Is happening and needs to be solved by a collective effort

- The UN:  Needs to be better at doing what it does

- Restrictions on curses on television:  Parenting is better

- Corporate welfare:  Is bad, but sometimes necessary

- Private Charity:  Is a commendable enterprise

- Public Welfare:  We need a safety net

- Death Penalty:  I'm mostly against it

- Stem cell research:  With limitations

- Guantanamo Bay:  Kind of an auxiliary necessary evil while we're still out warring

-Assisted Suicide: Not sure

-Drugs: Most need to stay as they are: illegal
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: ack44 on October 21, 2009, 10:33:09 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Libertarian

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : None/Freethinker (but child of Evangelical missionaries)

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Let the state decide...
 
- Gay Marriage: Marriage should be taken out of the legal system.

- Health care: Government should act to encourage competition between health care providers.

- Gun control: No strong opinions as I've never really encountered guns in the U.S.

- Illegal Immigration: Should be treated according to the law; if you're illegal don't be expecting to be treated as a citizen.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): In general, against.

- Seperation of Church and State: Totally separate, but no point in hunting down every traditional religious symbol.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: There are more pressing issues.

- The UN: I'm not all that supportive, but international laws are necessary.

- Restrictions on curses on television: The concept of censoring words regardless of the context is silly.

- Death Penalty: Okay.

- Stem cell research: Government should not fund embryonic stem cell reseach.

- Drugs: There is no point in criminalizing a drug after there is no point in criminalizing it.

- Assisted suicide: Let people go to Sweden if they want.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Quadrochosis on October 21, 2009, 10:34:17 PM
I'll answer now, seeing as I forgot to before lol.

What Political Party or Affiliation? : Republican for the lulz

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: All for it.

- Gay Marriage: All for it.

- Health care: Universal Healthcare

- Gun control: Don't care

- Illegal Immigration: Don't care either way about Immigration.

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

- Separation of Church and State: For it.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: It's happening.

- The UN: It's stupid

- Restrictions on curses on television: Ridiculous

- Corporate welfare: No.

- Private Charity: a good thing

- Public Welfare: Necessary, but in need of reform

- Death Penalty: Don't care

- Stem cell research: For it

- Guantanamo Bay: Against it

- Making suicide legal: For it

- Assisted suicide: for it
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: El Barto on October 21, 2009, 10:40:38 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? :  Voting is for suckers

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion:  There should be more

- Gay Marriage:  None of my business

- Health care:  There should be more

- Gun control:  Use some friggin common sense for God's sake

- Illegal Immigration:  Use some friggin common sense for God's sake

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):  Stupid thing to do/wrong style of war/fun to watch on CNN

- Seperation of Church and State:  There should be more

- Climate Change/Global Warming:  Buy some SPF50, learn to swim, and quit acting like living like cavemen will make it all better

- The UN:  What about 'em?

- Restrictions on curses on television:  Fuck censorship

- Corporate welfare:  More El Barto welfare, less auto and bank handouts

- Private Charity:  There should be more

- Public Welfare:  There should be more

- Death Penalty:  People who get there rocks off on vengeance disturb me deeply

- Stem cell research:  There should be more

- Guantanamo Bay:  Considering a vacation around there.  A great place for a person with my modest means to spend a couple of weeks living life like Nikki Sixx.

Just noticed that suicide and drugs were added

- Suicide:  There should be more
- Drugs:  There should be much, much more
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Nick on October 21, 2009, 10:53:32 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : I'm registered a Republican (Due to Pennsylvania's primary system), however I consider myself a mix of a Libertarian and a Conservative. I voted for the Constitution party in 2004, and Ron Paul in 2008.

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: I am Pro-Life.

- Gay Marriage: I am opposed to gay marriage.

- Health care: I think health care reform should focus mainly on getting the government out of it.

- Gun control: I am generally against gun control.

- Illegal Immigration: I am STRONGLY opposed to illegal immigration.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Afghanistan was justified, however we should not have stayed to "nation build". Iraq was unjustified and foolish. I am against war except to defend America or its vital interests.

- Separation of Church and State: Even as an agnostic I want to choke all the stupid, idiotic people who think this is part of the Constitution. It's not, get over it. I understand there are often reasons to separate the two, but don't be a cock-gobbler and site the Constitution as one of your sources. Please read the document before you wipe your ass with it.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Is it happening? Most likely. Is it our fault? Most likely. Should we do something about it? Yeah, but there are a lot of other issues that are of higher priority to me.

- The UN: A "feel good" organization that is neither necessary or effective. It lacks the power to do anything well, and if it had that problem it would probably encroach way too far onto nationalism.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Technology today allows for a variety of parental controls, any case that could have been made for this 20 years ago is gone.

- Corporate welfare: Get rid of it, but while we are at it eliminate the unfair corporate income tax that leads to double taxation.

- Private Charity: I support it?

- Public Welfare: Too vague.

- Death Penalty: I am for it.

- Stem cell research: I am generally for it as long as certain moral criteria are met.

- Guantanamo Bay: Bad, get rid of it.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: William Wallace on October 21, 2009, 11:04:27 PM

What Political Party or Affiliation: Republican, because Libertarians have no chance in California.

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Against

- Gay Marriage: There should be no legal benefits attached to marriage, and you should be allowed to marry anybody you want.

- Health care: No gov't involvement

- Gun control: blows

- Illegal Immigration: Immigration is good, gov't handouts for immigrants aren't.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Against. Defensive wars only

- Seperation of Church and State: Yes, but not the shitty ACLU version. No federal involvement in religious affairs; especially at the state level.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: It's real; It's not a catastrophe. Cap and trade is bullshit.

- The UN: lol

- Restrictions on curses on television: The FCC can suck it.

- Corporate welfare: No.

- Private Charity: Absolutely

- Public Welfare: No.

- Death Penalty: Against

- Stem cell research: Mostly yes.

- Guantanamo Bay: Give it back to Cuba.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Sigz on October 21, 2009, 11:17:57 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : none

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion:  The world needs less people

- Gay Marriage: No reason for it to be illegal

- Health care: Universal

- Gun control: Against most

- Illegal Immigration: The fact that they are such a huge part of our agriculture system needs to be changed.

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

- Seperation of Church and State: We need complete seperation

- Climate Change/Global Warming:  It's happening, but I doubt it's going to destroy the world. And it's questionable how much we can even do to stop it.

- The UN: Decent idea, but totally useless.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Fucking stupid.

- Corporate welfare: nope

- Private Charity: Of course

- Public Welfare:  yes

- Death Penalty: nope

- Stem cell research: No reason not to pursue it

- Guantanamo Bay: What about it?

- Suicide: The world needs less people.

- Drugs: People need to chill the fuck out.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: j on October 21, 2009, 11:37:11 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : None.

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Against, unless the mother is highly unlikely to survive the birth/pregnancy.  I hate the terms "pro life" and "pro choice", they are inflammatory and only serve to bog down discussion by diverting attention from the core of the issue (that is, whether a zygote/fetus/embryo is human).

- Gay Marriage: Apathetic.

- Health care: Needs drastic reform, but I generally oppose a complete overhaul to a publicly-funded system.

- Gun control: Fine the way it is here in the US.  Minimal at most, but I don't feel particularly strongly about it.

- Illegal Immigration: Against illegal immigration.  We've gotten ourselves into a total clusterfuck here in the US though, so I dunno.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Against in general, but is occasionally necessary (certainly not in the case of Iraq).

- Seperation of Church and State: Exactly what Nick said...so eloquently.  :lol

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Probably a legitimate issue, but hardly as urgent as it is often made out to be.  Also there is a lot of bogus science going around intermingled with the facts, and it's sometimes difficult to sift through.

- The UN: The idea is nice, but functionally it's pretty ineffective.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Against on principle, but don't really care.  Part of me screams "parents should be responsible for their kids, not the government", while the other part knows that they won't (this paradox contributes to my undecided nature on several issues).  But still, this is useless.

- Corporate welfare: Lots of corruption in this department leads me to say I'm against it in general.

- Private Charity: Pro.

- Public Welfare: Is grossly abused like any other system of its kind, which is frustrating but probably impossible to work around.  I'm for it, at least on principle.

- Death Penalty: There is no situation I can think of in this day and age which would necessitate executing a criminal to protect society from him.  That is the only potential ethical justification I can come up with for the death penalty, so I am against it.

- Stem cell research: Pro, within reason of course.

- Guantanamo Bay: What about it?  I generally share pogoowner's sentiments.

- Suicide: What about it?  It tends to be indicative of mental problems, which I believe should be addressed.  But that isn't always the case.

- Drugs: I lean toward legalizing certain drugs.

-J
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Nigerius Rex on October 22, 2009, 12:31:44 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation:
Libertarian.

- What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with:
Christianity

- Abortion:
Against

- Gay Marriage:
Don't care.

- Health care:
No public/government involvement.

- Gun control:
Against

- Illegal Immigration:
Against.

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

- Seperation of Church and State:
Against the federal/state government setting a religion or interfering with it. Not the crappy atheist version that says everything religious must be separated from everything public.

- Climate Change/Global Warming:
Against. Its real but not as big a problem as mainstream media portrays it as. The green movement, al gore, cap and trade etc all suck.

- The UN:
Nice try.

- Restrictions on curses on television:
Against. Freedom of speech ftw.

- Corporate welfare:
Against

- Private Charity:
For

- Public Welfare:
Against

- Death Penalty:
For. A set punishment for a crime, nothing more.

- Stem cell research:
For.

- Guantanamo Bay:
Against.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Scheavo on October 22, 2009, 12:38:17 AM
Affiliation: None

Religion: Agnostic

Abortion: Do anything reasonable we can to prevent and discourage them, make late term abortions illegal. Other than that, as is. I don't see any good answer to the problem.

Gay Marriage: Civil contracts to all. Stay out of "marriage," leaving it to religions to bar/allow. But any legal difference is unequal protection and governance. Could also care less what two men do to each other.

Health Care: Cap/regulation of profits, independent oversight of pricing, no recision, or denying for pre-existing coverage, unify health care records/infrastucture, privately run health care institutions, universal coverage with public subsidizing to reduce costs / cover poor and educate health care employees, end the special exemption insurance companies have from anti-trust laws, allow for cross-state insurance contracts, tort-reform, and a publicly run option. But there's also the issue of our countries health; we need to reform what food's we subsidize and in what amounts, and we also need to stop protecting the sugar industry in this country. It's doing nothing but distorting our food supply and making us fatter.

Gun Control: hand gun permits, rifle permits, hunting guns, etc.

Illegal immigration: stop trying to prevent people from coming to this country. It's never worked, it never will. Plus all the positives we'd see as a result of making it legal.

War: Pull out entirely of the Middle East. Leave embassies where we're wanted, obviously, but no military bases. I can't give a universal statement about war though... ideally, it would never happen, but I don't have enough trust in the current world to not create wars. Defense is perfectly appropriate.

Separation of Church and State: no endorsement of anything, but not such insane rigidity as to not allow any discussion of it in school or not allow people to celebrate their religion at school. Yet if a religion, or perhaps "religion," is extorting people in various ways, or committing crimes, the government should be able to intervene.

Climate Change/global warming: funding of research, promote green energy and aim to have as small of an impact upon the environment as possible. In some area's this requires regulations (such as what businesses put into rivers, what chemicals they use, etc), or the funding of greener power plants, etc. I really have no idea as to the severity if it, but there's pretty solid scientific evidence that CO2 will raise the temperature of the planet, and it's not absurd to think that we could be having an affect on the climate. But I guess most importantly, I should say that I don't 'think that it's the end of the world. That is clearly an overstatement. It could, however, be the end of modern human society, or at least the cause of major disruptions, deaths and turmoil.

The UN: Parts of it are a gigantic joke, some are rather important. Importantly, there should be some organization where all the countries of the world are members and voice their opinions. If it fails, it doesn't really mean much; but it's successes have an impact.

Curses on television: George Carlin.

Corporate Welfare: Crap.

Private Charity: yes.

Public Welfare: yes.

Death Penalty: against.

Stem cell research: yes. We have other way's than using embyro's, and the one's we did use were going to be killed anyways.

Guantanamo Bay: close it, and every other black prison site we have around the world.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: AcidLameLTE on October 22, 2009, 02:14:21 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : None

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Women should have this option

- Gay Marriage: For

- Health care: Universal

- Gun control: For

- Illegal Immigration: If they're illegal, they should be deported.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): No point in starting something we're not going to finish. Don't agree with them starting it in the first place though

- Seperation of Church and State: For...I guess

- Climate Change/Global Warming: It's happening.

- The UN: Meh

- Restrictions on curses on television: Don't mind curses being bleeped out during day time TV.

- Corporate welfare: Not sure

- Private Charity: Yes

- Public Welfare: Yes

- Death Penalty: Against...most of the time

- Stem cell research: For

- Guantanamo Bay: Against
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: hefdaddy42 on October 22, 2009, 05:57:18 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Unaffiliated.  More progressive than conservative.

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: It's legal and should remain so, although I am personally against it.

- Gay Marriage:  I don't see a good reason against it.

- Health care:  Yes, please.

- Gun control: I am a good shot, yes.  Also, I am in favor of certain gun laws, but definitely against any total gun ban.

- Illegal Immigration: We should put an end to it.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): War in general sucks, but is sometimes unavoidable.  We should never have gone to Iraq.  Afghanistan should have been over with by now.

- Seperation of Church and State: I am in favor of it.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: I'm not a scientist, but I have no doubt that we as a species are doing certain things to screw up the planet in various ways.

- The UN: isn't worth much.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Good idea until 9 or 10 pm.  After that, the kids should be in bed, curse away, if necessary. 

- Corporate welfare: I am generally not in favor of it.

- Private Charity: I give when I can.

- Public Welfare: Necessary in some form or fashion.

- Death Penalty: Generally against.

- Stem cell research: Generally for it.

- Guantanamo Bay: All things considered, I prefer Tampa Bay.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Dark Master Of Sin on October 22, 2009, 06:05:33 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : None, I think Political parties are one of the many things ruining our government.

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Born Lutheran, consider myself Agnostic now.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: We can't kill criminals, but we can kill babies? Serious: I don't agree with it, but we have no right to make it illegal.

- Gay Marriage:  ;)

- Health care: Universal would work if our government didn't suck.

- Gun control: I like the system as is.

- Illegal Immigration: Nuff said?

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): If we're defending ourself: Go for it. If not, we have no right to attack other countries.

- Seperation of Church and State: Good, Religion shouldn't have any power.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Meh

- The UN: Unconstitional

- Restrictions on curses on television: Censorship = wrong.

- Corporate welfare: Meh

- Private Charity: Go for it

- Public Welfare: Overused

- Death Penalty: If it calls for it, do it.

- Stem cell research: If it can save a life, why do you guys care? If no one is hurt, there is no crime.

- Guantanamo Bay: Horrible.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: ResultsMayVary on October 22, 2009, 06:09:43 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Registered Republican.

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: It should be illegal.

- Gay Marriage: Against.

- Health care: In it's current form, no.

- Gun control: Fuck no.

- Illegal Immigration: Secure the damn border.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): FOR.

- Seperation of Church and State: I don't really have an opinion on this right now...

- Climate Change/Global Warming: It's bullshit. So no.

- The UN: Really? The UN is worthless.

- Restrictions on curses on television: It's fine the way it is now but i don't really care either way.

- Corporate welfare:
Quote from: ReapSTA
Almost always stupid. Companies need to be able to fail for free markets to work.

- Private Charity: Yes.

- Public Welfare: Against.

- Death Penalty: For.

- Stem cell research: Limited Research.

- Guantanamo Bay: For.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: zerogravityfat on October 22, 2009, 07:03:45 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : In US- independent, In Turkey- Republican People's Party (that's leftists, secular despite the US connotation)

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : none, atheist.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: It's upto the mother, it's her body.

- Gay Marriage: They can get married as long as the tax exemptions for married people is lifted, it's a forced situation.

- Health care: Government has to provide independence and basic health care to its people.

- Gun control: Ban all heavy guns, hand guns should be licensed same as a driver's license with heavy trail to make sure criminals, mentally ill people don't get their hands on it.

- Illegal Immigration: No money to send them all packing, but they should not be here illegally, a new way of thinking to combat the mexican border is needed. Drugs play a big part on this.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): You started it, you are not allowed to leave before you clean up your mess. I don't care how many of you die.

- Seperation of Church and State: Secularism is the only viable option in a 'melting pot'.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Man made mostly, can be reversed by investing in technology like the moon mission or arms race, the first one to self sustained system will win out in the future. Also, fresh water will be the cause of all wars provoked/unprovoked soon, so we must secure them.

- The UN: Archaic, I have first hand knowledge of the inner workings, and needs to be abolished to have any chance of a reformed body.

- Restrictions on curses on television: It's retarded to put it un-pc. Curse when curse is necessary is key, I can't stand people who use fuck as a comma.

- Corporate welfare: not too likely in the coming days.

- Private Charity: easily corruptable, in the case of government involvement, it should be tracked to see foul play, and in elections, charities donating should be forced to a pool that will be evenly distributed to all candidates, including the third, fourth parties.

- Public Welfare: i don't see 300 million getting anything decent from a system that allows too many parties to benefit from the system. This ties to my hatred of the union system and how easy it is to corrupt it.

- Death Penalty: if you have to have it, then use a noose, i'm not paying millions just to kill someone humanely, that's an oxymoron. the death penalty should be there as an option only for the sickest of the criminals that present no doubt whatsoever.

- Stem cell research: leave science to scientists, stop your fear mongering and false morals about what's alive and what's not. we wouldn't see you crying about stem cells if the only option for your family was them and there was a deadly disease that threatened us all. if it's not promising, we'll move on anyway.

- Guantanamo Bay: it's just a location, close it and another one will open somewhere.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: XJDenton on October 22, 2009, 07:15:05 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : None. Probably would be classed as left wing by most people here but I generally I believe you should go with whatever works best for a particular case, whether that be left or right wing, libertarian or authoritarian.

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Nothing formal. Somewhere between Deism and Pantheism.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Neccessary in some circumstances, but shouldn't be a blase issue, and should be done early into the pregancy (ie before cognitive function has developed).

- Gay Marriage: No sensible reason to ban it IMO. If individual churches don't wish to perform it then thats their perogative, but a nationwide ban is just stupid and bigoted.

- Health care: Needs a balance of private and socialsed solutions. A modern society needs to ensure that all people have access to it if they need it but medical advances are obviously driven by alot of private research. Thus the balance needs to be maintained.

- Gun control: Proliferation of large amounts of weapons in society only cause more harm than good IMO. I think there is no sensible reason for the average person to own a gun.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Its war. It's never going to be good. If the removal of Saddam was the objective it should have been done by a unified taskforce.

- Seperation of Church and State: Extremely important.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: It's most likely happening, and we are a big contributer.

- The UN: Needs to step up more often.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Should be up to the station to set their own policies which are vaguely sensible.

- Corporate welfare: If a company needs government subsidys to survive then its probably not something that should be run privately. Either let it die, or if that is impractical (like the post service) make it a government run service.

- Private Charity: ..why is this even a question?

- Public Welfare: An important part of a modern society. The healthier the society is the more productive it will be.

- Death Penalty: Unless one can propose a system of determining guilt that has a 100% success rate, there is no justification for it. Not to mention most of the pro arguments are fallicious.

- Embryonic Stem cell research: No problems here, especially considering how early into development the cells are harvested.

- Drugs: Policy should be done on a drug by drug basis. I can't see the logic in banning certain drugs like cannabis when alchohol and tobacco are legal, but at the same time feel some drugs would only cause more harm than good if legalized.

- Gitmo: A bloody trainwreck.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: lordxizor on October 22, 2009, 07:45:09 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : officially none (though I'd consider myself a fiscally conservative democrat mostly)

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: I think it's disgustingly awful, but don't feel like the government should ban it simplay because I don't know what we'd do with millions of unwanted children. But it should be done in the first trimester.

- Gay Marriage: If it makes them happy, why the hell not?

- Health care: I support a basic, public option for healthcare that is completely self sufficient financially.

- Gun control: I'm OK with hunting rifles and shotguns, but beyond that I don't think anything else is necessary.

- Illegal Immigration: I think everyone should be welcome in our country if they have a job lined up.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Been against Iraq since the beginning. Was sort of Ok with Afganistan, but I tend to be anti-war in the first place.

- Seperation of Church and State: All for it.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Believe it's happening, but is extremely overhyped by the media.

- The UN: For it in concept. In reality it's kind of worthless.

- Restrictions on curses on television: All for it on broadcast TV. I think cable should be free to do whatever it wants.

- Corporate welfare: Very against it.

- Private Charity: Wish people would give more so the government wouldn't have to do so much for the poor.

- Public Welfare: For it to a point. I think the government has a responsibility to make sure it's citizens have their basic needs met. And by basic, I mean basic. Clothes, food, and a roof over their head.

- Death Penalty: Very, very against it.

- Stem cell research: For it as long as embryos aren't being created specifically for destruction for the research.

- Guantanamo Bay: Close the place down after trying all of the prisoners there. Even potential foreign terrorists deserve a trial.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
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Post by: Dr. DTVT on October 22, 2009, 12:48:27 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation?: Moderate Democrat, except for social issues - very liberal

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro-choice

- Gay Marriage: For.  We as a society need to quit trying to find minorities we feel justified to hate and descriminate against.

- Health care: A right, not a privlege.

- Gun control: I am pro background checks and responsible ownership for hunting, but against assault weapons, people arming "militias" and such.

- Illegal Immigration: Needs reform so hard working immigrants who do the jobs we don't want (don't kid yourselfs here folks, you don't want to pick fruit) can become citizens.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Can be justified at times

- Seperation of Church and State: Church and State have gotten too cozy.  Time to pry them apart.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Inconclusive.  I don't think its possible to prove it is completely man-caused and not a short-term glitch, and I think its dangerous to try to take 20 years worth of data and compare it the known history - the atmosphere is much richer in CO2 due to fossil fuel combustion and I think it is our responsibility to reduce CO2 output before it is DEFINATELY caused by man.

- The UN: In theory not a bad idea, in reality toothless.

- Restrictions on curses on television: It's good, and I curse a blue streak more than most people. 

- Corporate welfare: Horrible.  We let individuals fail everyday.  The person not afraid of failure because he knows there are no consequences is a VERY dangerous man.

- Private Charity: People have the right to donate to what causes they see fit.

- Public Welfare: Pro, I grew up on welfare.   Ideally, it would only be for those who fall on hard times, but there are always going to be people who try to cheat a system and more money would be wasted trying to prevent waste.

- Death Penalty: Pro, if they actually used it it might be a detriment.  I'm also pro much tougher sentences and redefining "cruel and unusual" to allow judges to try more creative sentencing. 

- Stem cell research: VERY PRO.  The people who are against it tend to be VERY uninformed/misinformed people when it comes to science, and should be ignored for speaking about something they understand nothing of.

- Guantanamo Bay: Torture carried out foreign soil is still torture.  I'm opposed to keeping the detention center open, but not the closing of the base.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: bosk1 on October 22, 2009, 01:38:31 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation?: Registered Replublican, but don't really identify or affiliate myself with any party, including Republican.  I just feel that, unfortunately, of the 2 major parties, the Republican party at least has a potential chance of representing a fraction of my interests better than the other party.

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion:  anti-murder.

- Gay Marriage:  No such thing.

- Health care:  It is a good thing, and should be regulated but not run by government.

- Gun control:  Some control is necessary.

- Illegal Immigration:  Since it is illegal, it should be treated several, as should other illegal conduct.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):  Anti-war in general, but I realize that war is often unavoidable and sometimes necessary.

- Seperation of Church and State:  Silly.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Somewhat debatable whether it is in fact occurring at all in any way that is likely to significantly impact the planet.  Highl debatable that it is significantly contributed to by humankind.

- The UN:  Useless.

- Restrictions on curses on television:  Good idea, but somewhat meaningless given how liberal those restrictions are applied and how easy it is to get objectionable content aired that violates the spi;rit but not the letter of the restrictions.

- Corporate welfare:  Uh, what now?

- Private Charity:  Necessary.

- Public Welfare:  Current system is hopelessly broken.  Can perhaps be a good idea in principle, but the implementation of it has been just horrible.

- Death Penalty:  Sadly, necessary.

- Stem cell research:  Undecided.

- Guantanamo Bay:  It's over there.  *points south and east*
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Failtality on October 22, 2009, 02:16:42 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : None really...

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro-choice.

- Gay Marriage: ;)

- Health care: It has its ups and downs...

- Gun control: I'ma a straight G yo!

- Illegal Immigration: YOU'RE AN IMMIGRANT! (if you live in the U.S.)

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Bruce Springsteen.

- Seperation of Church and State: Good.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Gore is fat and annoying.

- The UN: Hi.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Fucking stupid.

- Corporate welfare: McDonald's

- Private Charity: Church.

- Public Welfare: Black people.

- Death Penalty: If you hax Um009 I hax your life.

- Stem cell research: Superman likes it, so it must be good.

- Guantanamo Bay: Not much of an issue anymore?
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: emindead on October 22, 2009, 06:07:52 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : In heart I'm a Libertarian, but here it doesn't exist. I guess I'm going to establish it when I'm older. Although I would be a Rafael NuŮez Liberal (essentially, he was a Libertarian).

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Murder. Totally against it.

- Gay Marriage: Personally, I'm against it. However, if people of the same sex want to live together it's not my problem. Don't call it marriage, though.

- Health care: Should be private.

- Gun control: People should be able to defend themselves when there's not a cop around. You should be able to protect your property.

- Illegal Immigration: Illegal? Since when you are better than anyone. Wanna come here? Go ahead, but don't expect nothing from me; earn it.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Bullshit/Justifiable but it's taking you guys too much time/only when is in self defence.

- Seperation of Church and State: Let the government do what it has to do. Let the church handle what it should handle. Separate them.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: It's happening. I don't know really how much it is our fault.

- The UN: A stupid round two of The League of Nations. It shouldn't exist.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Personally, not all TV shows need a curse. Let parents decide what their children should watch.

- Corporate welfare: Never.

- Private Charity: If you lower taxes there will be more private charity which is great.

- Public Welfare: One of the main reasons there's so much poverty.

- Death Penalty: Murder. You don't have the authority to take someone's life.

- Stem cell research: If it's not funded by the government and it doesn't kill embryo's, completely in favour.

- Guantanamo Bay: Close it down. Give it back to Cuba.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: millahh on October 23, 2009, 08:32:13 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? :  Registered as a Democrat, primarily for purposes of voting in primaries.  I don't much care for them, but until the rampant anti-intellectualism goes out of fashion in the GOP, I guess this is where I'll stay registered.  As far as my actual leaning, every compass I've ever taken has com up "Libertarian Left."

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? :  None.  I'm philosphically cool with some degree of spirituality, but neither organized religion nor atheism do it for me.  (translation, I'm agnostic)

What is your stance on:

- Abortion:  Pro-choice, but feel that it should be left to the states.

- Gay Marriage:  Pro.  The state has no business arbitrarily saying who can & can't enter into such a contract.  Really, "marriage" should be the domain of the church, and "civil unions" should be the domain of the state.  The church can decide who they do and don;t want to marry, but the state should allow and two consenting individuals of majority age to enter into a civil union.

- Health care:  Remove barriers to carriers boperating across stae lines, tighten up the regulations regarding pre-existing conditions.  Maybe provide tax incentives for carrying health insurance.

- Gun control:  Moderate.  I'm absolutely pro-gun when it comes to hunting & sport.  I'm of mixed feelings when it comes to personal protection...it is much more likely that the gun will be used in a crime, a suicide, murder, accidental discharge, or taken from the homeowner by the crinimal that it is to be used against a would-be assailant.  Absolutely against people having assault weapons and cop-killer bullets.

- Illegal Immigration:  needs reform.  the agriculture industry would collapse if we just threw them all out.  Instead, target the people who are employing undocumented workers, so there's less incentive to come here.  Also, maybe create a work permit of some sort, after all, as was said upthread, most people don't want to pick fruit.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):  Only when there is an immediate, tangible threat to either ourselves or our close allies.  Afghanistam, ok (albeit purely executed.  Iraq...no.

- Seperation of Church and State:  Should be more.

- Climate Change/Global Warming:  I feel that we are affecting the climate.  You simply can't keep pumping energy into an essentially closed system and expect that there will be no perturbation.  There may well be a natural process at work as well, but we are exacerbating it.  And I don't want to hear any of this bullshit about "how could something so insignifiacant as the activities of man harm the planet"...that's what people said to justify dumping all sorts of pollutaants into our lakes, rivers and oceans...and that didn't work out so well.

- The UN:  Kind of like student council...useless, but it makes people feel like they're accomplishing something.

- Restrictions on curses on television:  Silly.  Honestly, let the market sort this one out.  Don't like a channel that has vulgarities on it?  Don;t watch it.

- Corporate welfare:  It makes me feel dirty, but i think it's occasionally necessary.  Had there not been a bank bailout, everyone would have gone done with the ship due to credit becoming completely unavailable.  The automakers are a different matter...that shouldn't have been done.

- Private Charity:  Hooray.

- Public Welfare:  there should be a cushion for people who lose there jobs, but not a comfortable one...and not one that incentivizes staying there.

- Death Penalty:  Against.  What's going on in TX right now should be all of the evidence against it anyone needs.  besides, I've never wanted to see someone fry without realizing that I was rooting for vengeance rather than reform/justice.

- Stem cell research:  pro.

- Guantanamo Bay:  Close it.  Do trials where there's sufficient evidence to proceed, otherwise release them.  And I mean real trials...none of this "secret evidence that we can't present in court or even tell the defense about" bullshit.  The existence of the Gitmo prison and the secret tribunals there spit in the eye of the founding fathers, and makes hypocrites of us all.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 23, 2009, 09:11:06 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Registered Democrat, but my ideals are closer to Socialist

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: I am a male, and thus have no right to tell a woman what she can do with her body. Pro Choice

- Gay Marriage: For it. I can't see why the GLBT community shouldn't be able to enjoy the same happiness as straight people

- Health care: I'm all for giving health care to everybody. I feel like it's something that should be guaranteed to citizens

- Gun control: Take away the guns. For God's sake, nobody even needs to hunt anymore, so I don't even see why it's necessary in that case

- Illegal Immigration: Technically speaking, most of our ancestors were "illegal" immigrants. That aside, I do think the process for citizenship should be a lot easier

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): War is unnecessary. I do not approve of any of the wars fought in the past 10 years, and although I like Obama, the one thing I can't reconcile is his imminent decision to add more troops to the 'War in Afghanistan'

- Seperation of Church and State: Please separate it. If you don't, I'll never be able to become president...

- Climate Change/Global Warming: It exists, definitely.

- The UN: Is ineffectual and hindering, and has no real power. Get rid of it

- Restrictions on curses on television: If you don't want your kids to see bad things on TV, turn off the goddamn TV

- Corporate welfare: I'm unsure. On the one hand, I think that some of the banks needed saving, but on the other, the amount with which we saved them was too much

- Private Charity: It's cool, I guess

- Public Welfare: It's fine for a limited time, to help people get back on their feet. But people who are dependent on the system really should stop receiving these 'benefits'

- Death Penalty: There are certain crimes where I think it's morally okay to kill someone, but more often than not, these criminals stay on death row for years and years and years anyway, so life imprisonment without the possibility for parole would be just as good

- Stem cell research: For it. Scientific progress should never be hindered. Otherwise we'll turn into Medieval Europe

- Guantanamo Bay: I'm glad it's shut down. It served no real purpose
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: 73109 on October 23, 2009, 10:19:02 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation?: None/Crazy Left

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Raised Jewish, now Atheist

 What is your stance on:

- Abortion: While I hate the idea of abortion being used for dumb, horny girls' birth control, I don't feel the government has the right to tell a woman what she can and cannot do with her body

 - Gay Marriage: They have the right to get married just like everyone else. The fact that the religious right is against this, and winning, is a sad reflection on our Christian based society

 Health care: Universal. There is something wrong with society when being healthy and cared for is a privilege and not a right.

- Gun control: Heavy control is needed. Personally, I wouldn't allow guns for any purpose other than hunting for food. It's impossible to do, but like I said, it's what I would like.

- Illegal Immigration: Generally against it. I understand they are taking jobs many Americans don't want, but you can immigrate legally. I don't really care all that much.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Complete anti war. In all cases. All of them.

- Seperation of Church and State: Needed, too bad our Christian society screwed the pooch on this one. In God we Trust on our bills, One Nation Under God, all the anti-atheist laws, pathetic.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: We are a catalyst of a natural occuring event in the universe. At this stage in the game, the universe is likely to heat up. However, we are not helping by sending all the crap we are into the atmosphere.

- The UN: Great idea, but the execution of it leaves something to be desired

- Restrictions on curses on television: Let them curse. There are ratings and blocks on TV for a reason.

- Corporate welfare: No.

- Private Charity: Let there be donations.

- Public Welfare: A complete and utter necessity, but it needs to be reformed to stop giving to those abusing the system.

- Death Penalty: Absolutely awful. Hey guys, I have a good idea, let's kill people because they killed people because killing people is wrong...cool! Also, the amount of money it takes to kill a person after all the appeals is insane.

- Stem cell research: All for it

- Guantanamo Bay: Not good.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: cthrubuoy on October 26, 2009, 09:41:23 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : I don't know :( I looked up a quiz to give me some idea, and they said I should vote SNP (Scottish National Party). I'm Welsh by the way.

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro-Choice

- Gay Marriage: No problem with Civil Partnerships. The institution of marriage is outdated anyway.

- Health care: I'm from the UK, so free healthcare beats all, even if we do have waiting lists longer than the average life expectancy.

- Gun control: UK laws on guns suit me fine. Note the number of gun related deaths in the UK compared to the US.

- Illegal Immigration: Is illegal. Legal Immigration should be moderated but never banned, the majority of Western Civilisations stem from immigration.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Anti War. Iraq/Afghanistan is a complete farce.

- Seperation of Church and State: For.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: We have no control over this.

- The UN: A great 'idea'.

- Restrictions on curses on television: That's what the watershed is for.

- Corporate welfare: Not enough information to form an opinion.

- Private Charity: Not enough information to form an opinion.

- Public Welfare: Not enough information to form an opinion.

- Death Penalty: Against.

- Stem cell research: For.

- Guantanamo Bay: Well I'm anti-torture so...
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 27, 2009, 09:57:23 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Liberal(red tory)

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : baptized twice Anglican/Catholic - I'm covered.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro Choice and Anti Abortion

- Gay Marriage: Fine

- Health care: Free, universal. Im canadian.

- Gun control:For Hunting only. No hanguns allowed.

- Illegal Immigration: Should be abolished..open all borders.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): a no win situation that Im not smart enough to propose a solution to.

- Seperation of Church and State: abolish church.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: who cares.

- The UN: underpowered over rated

- Restrictions on curses on television: dumb

- Corporate welfare: should not happen

- Private Charity: whatever

- Public Welfare: neccessary

- Death Penalty: not sure about that one.

- Stem cell research: all for it

- Guantanamo Bay: America...get over Cuba....seriously.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: sonatafanica on October 27, 2009, 11:49:02 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : None.

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : None, though I do believe in something. Not sure what.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Don't care.

- Gay Marriage: Don't care.

- Health care: Care not.

- Gun control: Fire away. Or not. Don't care.

- Illegal Immigration: As long as it's done legally :neverusethis:

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Don't care.

- Seperation of Church and State: Don't care.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: As long as it gets colder at some point.

- The UN: Don't care.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Just let it flow.

- Corporate welfare: Don't care.

- Private Charity: Don't care.

- Public Welfare: My amount of caring is none.

- Death Penalty: I care not.

- Stem cell research: Meh.

- Guantanamo Bay: Sounds like a beautiful beach.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: monk on October 27, 2009, 09:24:00 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Left

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Personally against it in all circumstances but where the life of the mother is affected

- Gay Marriage: Won't personally have one but others should be free to

- Health care: There should be no price attached to it

- Gun control: All guns should be outlawed

- Illegal Immigration: I have yet to see a valid way of getting a refugee visa without it, especially in Australia

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

- Seperation of Church and State: I hate politics in my church

- Climate Change/Global Warming: It's happening deal with it

- The UN: Should possibly have more jurisdiction

- Restrictions on curses on television: meh

- Corporate welfare: There's no reason why companies should be treated as people, sure they consist of people but they are an entity with completely different rights

- Private Charity: encouraged

- Public Welfare: pro

- Death Penalty: against

- Stem cell research: for

- Guantanamo Bay: against any facility where people are held against their will without trial or explained reason
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: SilentFox on November 16, 2009, 10:05:21 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : would vote Republican because they're the lesser of two evils

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro-life (in all circumstances)

- Gay Marriage: Against

- Health care: Against

- Gun control: For

- Illegal Immigration: Against -- no amnesty

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

- Seperation of Church and State: Against

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Don't believe it

- The UN:  Should primarily be for collective security, nothing else.  Also, the US should have more power.

- Restrictions on curses on television:  For

- Corporate welfare:  Against

- Private Charity:  For

- Public Welfare: Against

- Death Penalty:  For

- Stem cell research:  against embryonic, not sure about other types

- Guantanamo Bay: For
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: XianL on November 16, 2009, 10:37:13 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : New Democratic Party (Canada)

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : I believe there isn't a creator, but realize the existence of one can't be disproven.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: In specific situations, acceptable.

- Gay Marriage: All for it.

- Health care: Universal. Works for me :tup

- Gun control: Strict, handguns and long guns.

- Illegal Immigration: Not a huge problem here, but against.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Against, but there's going to be no end, and I laugh at protest groups who aim to stop it.

- Seperation of Church and State: Strongly for.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: It's happening, we're to blame, but nothing's going to get done. Say bye-bye to the northern hemisphere. I just hope I die before the shit hits the fan (life will continue on in any case).

- The UN: Weak, ineffective, and largely symbolic.

- Restrictions on curses on television: I don't give a shit.

- Corporate welfare: I wouldn't know.

- Private Charity: I wouldn't know.

- Public Welfare: Pro.

- Death Penalty: Pro, I don't care if it doesn't make it right for the family or the victim. Some people deserve to die for what they've done. If joe blow knew he'd get shot in the face by the justice department if he killed a family, he might think twice. Something for me to investigate, in any case.

- Stem cell research: Strongly for. Scientific advancements that can do such potential good should be allowed a guarded freedom. And I've heard they're working on, if haven't already perfected a way of creating stem cells from skin or hair cells.

- Guantanamo Bay: Close it, terrible place.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: ariich on November 28, 2009, 06:05:32 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : None really, I'm pretty central politically, and find myself agreeing and disagreeing with pretty much all political parties.

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : I would consider myself agnostic.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Very much for the provision of it, but I think it should be a last resort, and it should only be in the early stages.

- Gay Marriage: For it.

- Health care: It's... good?

- Gun control: For it.

- Illegal Immigration: It's illegal, and should be treated as such.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): I don't agree with it, but I support the soldiers.

- Seperation of Church and State: A good thing, as the two have nothing to do with each other.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Obviously an issue that should be taken seriously, but I often feel some people go a bit overboard with it.

- The UN: An excellent idea, not always put to the best of use.

- Restrictions on curses on television: In the daytime, sensible censoring is a good idea. Past 9 or 10pm, I can't see why there should be any restrictions.

- Corporate welfare: I can see why its a good thing, but it shouldn't be the companies benefiting so much as their customers who would get screwed over by the lack of help. Not sure what it's like in the US, but in the UK the banks just seem to be getting more and more money.

- Private Charity: A good thing.

- Public Welfare: Also a good thing for the people who genuinely need it, but the way public benefits are run in the UK is a shambles and people can get a lot more money for doing nothing than if they got a job and their benefit payments stopped.

- Death Penalty: I'm against it, although there have been a few very extreme cases where I feel it could have been used because a life sentence that will never be shortened is a waste of public resources.

- Stem cell research: An important area of medical research.

- Guantanamo Bay: Indefinite detention is a joke.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Pockets1777 on November 30, 2009, 01:24:36 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Independent Libertarian

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

What is your stance on: (I don't stand, I sit.)

- Abortion: Pro-Choice

- Gay Marriage: For it

- Health care: Private

- Gun control: Against it

- Illegal Immigration: Against it, but should make it easier to legally immigrate

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

- Seperation of Church and State: For it

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Believe in it, but don't force change

- The UN: Sucks

- Restrictions on curses on television: No restrictions  :metal

- Corporate welfare: Against

- Private Charity: For

- Public Welfare: Against

- Death Penalty: Against

- Stem cell research: For

- Guantanamo Bay: Against
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Lunatic on December 10, 2009, 01:17:32 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Anarchist individualist

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Christian, I don't go to any church however. More and more agnostic, giving less of a damn

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: No, except by rape, or failure in pregnancy protection. If you don't want a baby, why do it in a way you would get one? Not that it should be illegal, it's just what I personally believe in.

- Gay Marriage: I don't give a damn about what they do, I don't think it should be prohibited

- Health care: After seeing what happened to Chuck Schuldiner.. I REALLY think it should be reformed.

- Gun control: Just NO. Criminals will always have guns some way or another. Doing this is nothing but endangering people and hypocrisy from the government, and a violation of human rights.

- Illegal Immigration: Bleh

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): they're doing it wrong.

- Separation of Church and State: The state should not try to control what the people believe in

- Climate Change/Global Warming: I like the idea of having your own power source instead of a major one. Also, oil prices would drop. I don't really like the rumors of forests being cut down and burnt in a large scale that could harm the ecosystem, but I really don't know what's exactly going on anyway
Global Warming my ass, though.

- The UN: Just a bunch of politicians from different countries talking bullshit. Useless

- Restrictions on curses on television: Fuck censorship. All of it. Especially curses, Jesus Christ, I'm not saying there should be child porn on television. 1Khz beeps are way more annoying than curses. Plus, it's a violation of freedom of speech.

- Corporate welfare: W..what? Corporations getting money from the government? Doesn't that mean stealing more money from taxpayers? Then no.

- Private Charity: ?

- Public Welfare: W..what? Government stealing money from people and giving it to other random people? Doesn't that mean stealing more money from taxpayers? Then no.

- Death Penalty: ...against. If found out that the person was actually not guilty of a crime, then there's no turning back..

- Stem cell research: Not sure.

- Guantanamo Bay: Not sure either. A prison camp in Cuba that was closed down, is all I know about it. But what exactly was being done there?
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: TempusVox on December 10, 2009, 10:07:52 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Conservative (Reagan Republican), but more and more Libertarian

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro-choice, but personally against it

- Gay Marriage: Against

- Health care: Government run- Its CRAP!!

- Gun control: NO!

- Illegal Immigration: Amnesty to a point, then lock down the boarders!

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Send 500,000 troops, kick ass, then get our people the fuck home! 6 months tops.

- Seperation of Church and State: Pipe dream.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Anthropogenic theory is BULLSHIT! Climate changes ALL THE TIME. The current junk science Al Gore spewing drivel is the single greatest threat to society, mankiind as we know it, and the credibility of science. To say the debate is over is sacreligious, heretical, evil bullshit! I've spoken to dozens of scientists, I've had data shared with me in labs, I've researched it on my own and with the help of friends who study it for a living. IT IS CRAP, and it's incredibly dangerous (Ask me how I really feel  :biggrin:)

- The UN: Worthless as nuts on a priest

- Restrictions on curses on television: I'm okay with this to a point.

- Corporate welfare: No good

- Private Charity: Is the answer....not big daddy government

- Public Welfare: Is a mess.....hand up, not hand outs

- Death Penalty: Against unless you fuck with a child, then it should be public execution

- Stem cell research: For all but embryonic

- Guantanamo Bay: Isn't this a Beach Boys song?? Necessary, served it's purpose, and not nearly as bad as some countries prison systems.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: berrege on December 16, 2009, 11:31:32 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : social liberal, ecologist.

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: pro

- Gay Marriage: pro

- Health care: pro

- Gun control: YES! Very strict rules.

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

- Seperation of Church and State: pro

- Climate Change/Global Warming: of course it's happening, so we gotta deal with it (and fast)

- The UN: good idea

- Restrictions on curses on television: against

- Public Welfare: pro

- Death Penalty: AGAINST

- Stem cell research: pro

- Guantanamo Bay: AGAINST

- Assisted Suicide: pro!

- Drugs: legalize
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Pirate on December 31, 2009, 07:53:28 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : None (centrist)

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: meh

- Gay Marriage: meh

- Health care: meh

- Gun control: meh

- Illegal Immigration: Meh

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

- Seperation of Church and State: meh

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Meh

- The UN: meh

- Restrictions on curses on television: meh

- Corporate welfare: meh

- Private Charity: meh

- Public Welfare: eh

- Death Penalty: meh

- Stem cell research: meh

- Guantanamo Bay: meh
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: UnutterableSquid on March 22, 2010, 11:31:28 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Libertarian

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Individual/Personal Christianity

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: I feel as if our government was designed to protect the rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. I also feel as if the only time that one's rights can ever be forfeit is if they violate another's rights. Since unborn children are generally incapable of rights-violations, I would say that their right to life reigns supreme. Therefore, I'm against it for legal reasons.

- Gay Marriage: No reason to restrict it since there's nothing inherently evil about it. As long as the government doesn't force churches to start marrying homosexual couples, then I see no problem with pro-gay rights policies.

- Health care: I feel as if this should be a private matter, not something run by the government.

- Gun control: Gun control laws do nothing to deter those who would already willingly commit crimes and encourage gangs/terrorism by driving what would be a legitimate market underground.

- Illegal Immigration: If one wants to come to this country, they should do so in a legal manner because it benefits both the immigrant and current citizens by not resulting in depressed wages. If the legislation needs to be made less restrictive to allow this to happen, then so be it.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): While I favor the concept of a military for defense, I feel as if using it for offensive wars is not necessary. All it does is create an image that we are all backwards hillfolk. Our nation should avoid any war at all costs while still keeping an active military.

- Seperation of Church and State: They should be separate. Church should not influence government nor should government influence church in any way.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: I believe that global warming is occurring but feel as if it is part of a natural cycle. However, I do support alternative energy because the oil supply is limited, we rely too much on foreign fuel, and I'm just generally against waste. Additionally, having more fuel sources would provide more jobs for people to invest back in the economy.

- The UN: The UN is largely useless in what it aims to do and what it aims to do is something I do not like. All it has ever caused is more wars and more disagreement because it dictates its own policy. Our involvement in it and support of its policies has led us into conflicts of no benefit to us. "Steer clear of permanent alliances" - George Washington

- Restrictions on curses on television: Should not be allowed. Government censorship of any type is unconstitutional and opens the door for further infringement of rights. I do support tv-ratings and home-based censorship (such as disabling certain channels on your cable box) because that does not infringe on anyone else's rights.

- Corporate welfare: Government is fiscally inefficient largely because of corporate welfare. The government should not be a business nor a business partner.

- Private Charity: Private charity is something which I strongly condone because no one is forced to do it and it still achieves a noble result.

- Public Welfare: The role of government is to protect the rights of the people, not provide for them.

- Death Penalty: "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". says it right there, you cannot use the death penalty

- Stem cell research: I support it because of the people that it can help, and the issue is easier to swallow now that they found they can take them from skin cells.

- Guantanamo Bay: Secret government is something which should not be. Additionally, torture does not yield any greater information than other means, and often produces fake confessions. It is inefficient therefore should not be used.

-Assisted Suicide: While I have no intention of ever doing this, people have a right to their own life. So long as the government does not order all people over 45 to be killed, and those who choose this path are in certifiable states of sanity, then it should not really be restricted. However, you should not force doctors to perform this again their will, either, because it is an ethical issue.

-Drugs: Illegalizing drugs that are not inherently harmful has the same effect of gun control: it gives power to the gangs and introduced more tainted/dangerous drugs to the market. However, there should be strict punishment for public usage of any drugs which cause impairments because those threaten the lives of others.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: PowerSlave on March 23, 2010, 07:42:14 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Independant center/libertarian maybe?

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Personally Prolife. None of my business what others do in their personal lives.

- Gay Marriage: For it. None of my business what others do in their personal lives.

- Health care: I like some of the reform bill, but not all of it. Could I consider it a right? Possibly.

- Gun control: Against it.

- Illegal Immigration: Against it.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): War should only be an option when all else fails.

- Seperation of Church and State: For it. Tax the fuck out of them until they stop trying to legislate from the pulpit.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Yes, maybe, no. It's beyond my understanding.

- The UN: Great in theory. Shitty in practice.

- Restrictions on curses on television: meh...

- Corporate welfare: Let them fail.

- Private Charity: For it.

- Public Welfare: Should only be available for people making a legitimate attempt at taking care of themselves, but have fallen on hard times. Temporary!!!

- Death Penalty: For it.

- Stem cell research: Yes, if the cells can be obtained without damaging or killing the child.

- Guantanamo Bay: Shut it down. Try them in a criminal court or set them free.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: ogrejedi on April 19, 2010, 02:20:55 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Socialist

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: should be mandatory for some people

- Gay Marriage: for it

- Health care: should be universal

- Gun control: against it

- Illegal Immigration: a good topic to use to distract people

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): completely, 100% against it

- Seperation of Church and State: guaranteed by the Constitution

- Climate Change/Global Warming: i was unaware this was a political topic

- The UN: generally right but ineffective

- Restrictions on curses on television: fuck that

- Corporate welfare: should never happen

- Private Charity: i was unaware this was a political topic

- Public Welfare: for it

- Death Penalty: only for Paul Wolfowitz

- Stem cell research: for it

- Guantanamo Bay: only one of many U.S. torture facilities
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: CountVoorhees on April 19, 2010, 02:42:42 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : None really, but I put Independent.

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Not my choice.

- Gay Marriage: Sure, go right ahead.

- Health care: Not exactly sure.

- Gun control: Zombies man, they creep me out.

- Illegal Immigration: Not so great, endangers the immigrants and it's illegal.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Stupid.

- Separation of Church and State: Wonderful.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Manbearpig.

- The UN: The Onion.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Stupid.

- Corporate welfare: No.

- Private Charity: Sure.

- Public Welfare: Yes.

- Death Penalty: Yes.

- Stem cell research: Yes.

- Guantanamo Bay: Not really sure if it's helped at all.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: icysk8r on May 02, 2010, 10:28:52 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Libertarian

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : N/A

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Give it up for adoption

- Gay Marriage: Gays deserve to be just as miserable as straight people

- Health care: Socialism

- Gun control: Gun control is holding it with two hands (anti-gun control)

- Illegal Immigration: Make it easier for them to sign up and come here.  Half of Natural born Americans don't know the history of America, why should the immigrants?

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): No war for oil.  Pro-peace.  Only fight war if it is an absolute must.

- Seperation of Church and State: Yes.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: It's happened many many times before, this time is no different.

- The UN: No opinion

- Restrictions on curses on television: Be responsible.  No cursing on kids shows.  On adult programs feel free.  Parents, monitor your children, don't make the government parent your kids.

- Corporate welfare:No.

- Private Charity:Yes.

- Public Welfare: No if funded by taxes.  yes if by private charity.

- Death Penalty: No crime is worth dying.  Innocent people may die...

- Stem cell research:Do it, it's not hurting anything.  Umbilical cord blood has no feeling.

- Guantanamo Bay:  No.  Pro-criminal rights.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: DarkEternalNight on June 28, 2010, 04:27:31 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Libertarian
What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Christian

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Anti

- Gay Marriage: Neutral.

- Health care: Universal

- Gun control: To acquire a gun license, you must go through strict training on how to handle a gun and a psychological test to make sure it will be used for protection only.

- Illegal Immigration: Against immigration to U.S.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Finish what you started.

- Seperation of Church and State: Should be seperate.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Should be a priority to control it but not the most important.

- The UN: Still needed.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Extremely against.

- Corporate welfare: Don't know enough about it.

- Private Charity: Should be monitored closely.

- Public Welfare: Against.

- Death Penalty: Pro.

- Stem cell research: Pro

- Guantanamo Bay: Anti.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: soundgarden on October 06, 2010, 05:39:00 AM
-Left off center (Registered Democrat, but that's not a good indication of my political stances)

-Atheist (10 years of catholic school did that too me o/*  )

- Abortion:  Pro-choice (but woman has a moral obligation to inform the father and consider his thoughts)

- Gay Marriage:  "Marriage" is between the couple and their respective churches.  The couples should take that up with their religious leaders.  The Government should change official term to "civil unions."

- Health care:  completely 100% universal provided by government (not the cluster-f**k that came out of the Obama administration).  Between education and protection, health care is a basic obligation by the government for its people and should not be placed in hands of private interests.

- Gun control:  Greatly increase gun control laws, but don't repeal 2nd amendment.  

- Illegal Immigration:  Outsourcing to India?  Why not outsource to Mexico?  Lower tariffs and other trade taxes between Mexico, Haiti, Cuba, etc.  Let American investors into those nations.  Outsourcing is going to happen, why not help our neighbors in the process?

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):  I was OK with both (but definitely not for the reasons Bush gave).

- Seperation of Church and State: Strongly for.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Very real.

- The UN:  Not sure where I stand on this one

- Restrictions on curses on television:  Yes on basic channels.  All pay channels (cable, satellite, etc.) absolutely not.  Get off your lazy ass parents and do some parenting!

- Corporate welfare: No.  Let companies fail.  But enact legislation to protect workers when the company fails.

- Private Charity:  Why not?

- Public Welfare:  Yes, but not current system.  It is too susceptible to abuse.

- Death Penalty:  Never.

- Stem cell research: Absolutely.

- Guantanamo Bay:  A living example of American hypocrisy.  Close it!
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Philawallafox on October 22, 2010, 07:15:11 AM

- Political - apathetic right?

- Christian - Presbyterian Reformed Evangelical

- Abortion:  mm nah. I don't like murder.

- Gay Marriage: Marriage is when a man leaves his parents and cleaves to his wife (a woman) to make his own family. But hey the state isn't Christian anymore. I don't dictate the state.

- Health care: We need more of it.

- Gun control:  Gun's are weapons. Weapons are for the military.  

- Illegal Immigration:  if there's room let them come.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):  If it's ok in the bible it's ok with me (withing the bible's guidelines)

- Seperation of Church and State: wish it hadn't happened/hope it stays separate.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: I can't stop it.

- The UN:  you mean US right?

- Restrictions on curses on television:  Beside the point. Gimme good quality programming.

- Corporate welfare: huh?

- Private Charity:  sure.

- Public Welfare:  I'm using it to pay me through uni. oh yes.

- Death Penalty:  eh.

- Stem cell research: Science for progress? Yes. Playing God? No

- Guantanamo Bay:  without it we wouldn't have "A Few good Men"
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: ZKX-2099 on October 22, 2010, 09:29:27 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : None.

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : None. I'm also not an atheist.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Womans call. Just let the guy know.

- Gay Marriage: Don't care.

- Health care: Get your own.

- Gun control: Bad idea.

- Illegal Immigration: It's illegal.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Were not getting cheaper gas out of this so lets let the savages do what they want.

- Seperation of Church and State: Praise Jesus for thinking of it.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: A new religion.

- The UN: lol no

- Restrictions on curses on television: Why?

- Corporate welfare: Succeed or get out of the way.

- Private Charity: Why not?

- Public Welfare: No.

- Death Penalty: Why not?

- Stem cell research: Why not? (How many people wanted to make a TGD joke here?)

- Guantanamo Bay: Eh.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: TempusVox on October 25, 2010, 08:33:58 AM
Anyone else?
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Seventh Son on October 25, 2010, 12:09:28 PM
Anyone else?
I might as well, seeing as I hang out here quite a bit nowadays  :biggrin:

What Political Party or Affiliation? : No particular affiliation, but I suppose you could call me a left-leaning libertarian. I don't affiliate myself with the libertarian party though, although I share a lot of beliefs with them.

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : None. I'm not Christian, not Agnostic, not an Atheist, etc. I have my own particular beliefs regarding the existence (or lack thereof) of any god (or gods) and morality and such, but none of it falls into any religion or denomination.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: For it. Get rid of abortion and watch the population skyrocket to ridiculous levels.

- Gay Marriage: For it. I see no reason why gay people can't get married.

- Health care: Mixed feelings. It could be useful, but I doubt the gov't will take the necessary steps to do so.

- Gun control: Let the sensible people carry guns in their own homes for defense, but make sure they know how to actually use them. Requiring people to take a defense class to own one would be interesting. However, don't let any insane loonies even touch one.

- Illegal Immigration: Since we're not gonna close down the borders anytime soon, might as well make them citizens (Assuming they learn English and basic US history/culture) and get extra tax money from them. In this desperate economy, we could definitely use the money  :biggrin:

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Against it unless really necessary. I don't see any point in keeping our soldiers overseas right now.

- Separation of Church and State: For it, but unlike some others I know the constitution doesn't really say anything of it. Still, I think laws should be made in the best interests of the people, and not what your religion says.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: I'm pretty convinced its gonna happen, but I'm not sure what we can do to stop it.

- The UN:  :lol

- Restrictions on curses on television:

- Corporate welfare: No.

- Private Charity: Uh, sure I guess.

- Public Welfare: Mixed feelings. If you absolutely need it, sure, but don't abuse it.

- Death Penalty: Only in the most extreme circumstances, otherwise just no.

- Stem cell research: All for it.

- Guantanamo Bay: Bad. Glad its closed.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: GuineaPig on October 25, 2010, 12:20:22 PM
Hmm, how did I never get around to doing one of these?


What Political Party or Affiliation? : No affiliation, but forced into the booth tomorrow I'd go with the Liberals (Canada).

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Woman's choice.

- Gay Marriage: Glad it's legalized in Canada.

- Health care: Strongly support a universal health care system, despite never having needed to use it in my life  :P

- Gun control: Support.

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

- Seperation of Church and State: For.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: It's a serious threat to our way of life, and I try to convince people so.

- The UN: Gets a lot of flak.  Agree that it's an inefficient bureaucracy, but it's value as a forum cannot be understated.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Against.

- Corporate welfare: Depends case to case.

- Public Welfare: For, with some reservations.

- Death Penalty: Strongly against.

- Stem cell research: For.

- Guantanamo Bay: Strongly against.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Ħ on November 03, 2010, 05:18:24 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : libertarian minus the party

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

- Abortion:  No in all cases.

- Gay Marriage:  I disagree with the morality behind it, but if you want to, you can.

- Health care:  I don't know to much about the effects.  It seems that while it can be extremely useful to those without, it can also be easily abused

- Gun control:  Not really sure...leaning to minimal.  You can't own an AK47.

- Illegal Immigration:  Bad.  I really don't see anything wrong with protecting our borders, since, it is, you know, our country.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):  Undecided.

- Seperation of Church and State:  Yeah.

- Climate Change/Global Warming:  I need to do more research.

- The UN:  Sure.

- Restrictions on curses on television:  Anything a kid easily has access to should probably be restricted.

- Corporate welfare:  Undecided.

- Private Charity:  Fine...who would be against charity?

- Public Welfare:  Undecided.

- Death Penalty:  No...I'm a consistent pro-lifer.

- Stem cell research:  Probably not.

- Guantanamo Bay:  Bad.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Implode on November 06, 2010, 09:03:42 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : I don't like to associate with parties, but I'm probably closest to a Democrat.

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: No, please.

- Gay Marriage: Why not?

- Health care: I'm still learning, but what we have now is not a good thing.

- Gun control: Nope.

- Illegal Immigration: Try to prevent it, but realize it's still going to happen.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): No, please.

- Separation of Church and State: Yes yes yes.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Sure.

- The UN: Good idea, but it doesn't do anything.

- Restrictions on curses on television: In general? No. It should be each program's or channel's responsibility to figure that out.

- Corporate welfare: I don't know enough about it.

- Private Charity: Why not?

- Public Welfare: Not sure.

- Death Penalty: No, sir.

- Stem cell research: Yes, but embryonic, no.

- Guantanamo Bay: Bad.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: EPICVIEW on November 16, 2010, 12:58:17 PM

What Political Party or Affiliation? : GOP

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro Life

- Gay Marriage: No

- Health care: Private

- Gun control: No

- Illegal Immigration: NO

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Yes, if it protects us

- Seperation of Church and State: Yes

- Climate Change/Global Warming: total lie

- The UN: a sesspool of hate and anti-semetism, get it out of NYC

- Restrictions on curses on television: yes, restrict it, thats why cable exists

- Corporate welfare: NO

- Private Charity: Yes

- Public Welfare: No

- Death Penalty: for it

- Stem cell research: keep it in the private sector

- Guantanamo Bay: Keep it open
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: MetalManiac666 on November 26, 2010, 10:08:23 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Left

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

- Abortion: I have no right to tell a woman what to do with her body.  I don't care what stage of pregnancy she's in.  Oh, and the world needs less people.

- Gay Marriage: Get rid of marriage altogether.

- Health care: Universal.

- Gun control: I think what we got going now is fine.

- Illegal Immigration: As DTVT said, no one legally living in this country wants to pick fruit.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Shouldn't have happened/Worse now than before/Against unless in defense of America or its allies

- Separation of Church and State: Yes please.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Happening.  We definitely have something to do with it.  Doesn't matter much now though.

- The UN: indifferent

- Restrictions on curses on television: fuck no

- Corporate welfare: In most cases, no.

- Private Charity: sure

- Public Welfare: Necessary.  Needs reform.

- Death Penalty: nope

- Stem cell research: Yes, on all levels.

- Guantanamo Bay: terrible
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: gmillerdrake on December 13, 2010, 12:19:26 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : I believe in personal responsibility, respect for life, limited government and a strong national defense and vote accordingly to reflect those beliefs

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: I believe that abortion is murder but.....just as God gives everyone free will to choose as they wish I believe it is a womanís choice. I just pray it is an informed choice.

- Gay Marriage: Marriage is sacred and should remain between a man and woman. I have no issues however with a civil union in order for gay couples to retain the same rights as married couples. But they should remain seperate.

- Health care: Not the United States governments responsibility to provide. States/HealthCare providers should be allowed to cross state lines to form larger groups to cut down cost.

- Gun control: Believe everyone should own a gun. I have a conceal carry permit and am always prepared to defend my family and myself from becoming a sad headline.

- Illegal Immigration: Is illegal. There is a process to become legal, respect it.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): War in general will never cease to exist, the current US wars would be over if politicians let the military do what they do. I am absolutely a General Sherman fan when it comes to total warfare.

- Seperation of Church and State: Does not mean religion has no place in governmentÖ.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Consuming fossil fuels doesnít help the matter but to pretend man is the ONLY cause is ridiculous. This planet has cyclical cycles, some that span a year, some span a decade, some multiple thousands. We know little about this planet we live on yet like to believe we know it all.

- The UN: Is a corrupt organization that needs to be assassinated. Oil for food anyone?

- Restrictions on curses on television: Parenting should superceed any censorship.

- Private Charity: Everyone should donate to a private charity

- Public Welfare: Should not be a way of life, it was created to assist in a crisisÖ.

- Death Penalty: Once rendered as your sentence should be fulfilled the very next day. Enough of this 20 year appeal process. If you are innocent in this day and age you can prove it.

- Stem cell research: No embryonic. Everything else is good to go.

- Guantanamo Bay:  The only issue I have is that I wouldnít use water to water board, Iíd use pig blood. Itís war people,.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Mr. Beale on December 20, 2010, 01:22:28 PM
Don't know how much I'll be posting in this section but I'll post these for the record.

What Political Party or Affiliation? : Independent (though philosophically progressive)

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: It should be a private decision between a woman and their doctor, but am confortable with restrictions on later term pregnancies (ie pretty much agree with the gradient outlined by Roe v. Wade)

- Gay Marriage: Absolutely for marriage equality. There's no good reason to deny civil marriage between couples b/c of sexual orientation.

- Health care: I'm for universal health care

- Gun control: I'm fine with small arms for self defense or guns for hunting, but also think there should be reasonable restrictions. Not a big issue for me either way though.

- Illegal Immigration: Needs to be stopped, but we need to face reality that we can't send everyone already here back. Broader immigration reform needs to occur before this can be solved.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): We shouldn't be in the business of imperial nation building. We have got to get out of there sooner than later, whatever the consequences. We ask too much of our military.

- Seperation of Church and State: Necessary to get along in a secular society. Mixing the two corrupts both.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Needs to become a bigger priority. To what extent climate change is man made is beside the point though of the bigger issue of finite oil supplies. Finding viable new energy sources needs to be our biggest priority in the coming decades. (I'm all for expanding nuclear power for example)

- The UN: Ineffective in stopping conflict, but does do a lot of good humanitarian work. I don't really want it to have more jurisdiction power though so we'll have to work with what we got.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Uh, for reasonable restrictions I guess. Of course defining reasonable is the tough part so... meh, not a big issue for me.

- Corporate welfare: Against

- Private Charity: Should be encouraged

- Public Welfare: For strong welfare programs, though there's always room for correcting inefficiencies.

- Death Penalty: Against, I don't think the state should be able to murder people. Plus it's too expensive. Not to mention I personally think we should give everyone the chance to redeem themselves in some small way, even if some individuals are too dangerous to let back into society.

- Stem cell research: For it.

- Guantanamo Bay: A quantry and mockery of the rule of law and should be immediately closed. Sadly, Guantanamo is hardly the only prison like so.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: antigoon on December 20, 2010, 09:06:06 PM

What Political Party or Affiliation? : Registered Democrat, though I won't touch either party with a ten foot pole.

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: For.

- Gay Marriage: For

- Health care: Universal, please.

- Gun control: Some restrictions are necessary.

- Illegal Immigration: We need to address other issues before we can deal with the actual comings and goings of illegal workers.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): We need to leave immediately.

- Seperation of Church and State: Good!

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Not sure, but we should treat the environment nicely regardless.

- The UN: A wonderful idea; I wish it worked better than it did.

- Restrictions on curses on television: As long as they're self-imposed.

- Corporate welfare: NO

- Private Charity: A wonderful thing.

- Public Welfare: Part of our obligation to each other.

- Death Penalty: 100% against.

- Stem cell research: Really important.

- Guantanamo Bay: An embarrassment to our country.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: ClairvoyantCat on January 04, 2011, 09:35:43 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Looking for one that I agree with

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Still open to any kind, undecided

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: for

- Gay Marriage: For

- Health care: Universal

- Gun control: Firmly restricted, but allowed

- Illegal Immigration: This is a little to complex for a "let them in or don't" and I would spend a few hours explaining my position

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):  Once again, I feel like this requires a long explanation, but in a word, no.

- Seperation of Church and State: Good!

- Climate Change/Global Warming:  Deserves respect, but to a limit.  Efforts should derive from human moral, not government law.

- The UN:  Doesn't hurt, doesn't help
- Restrictions on curses on television: No, these restrictions are silly

- Corporate welfare: NO!

- Private Charity: A wonderful thing.

- Public Welfare: Yes

- Death Penalty: Should be done away with

- Stem cell research: Definitely a green light

- Guantanamo Bay:  Not strongly against, but not supporting
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: The Texas Pirate! on February 06, 2011, 12:11:37 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? :Democrat 

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: against

- Gay Marriage: against

- Health care: take care of your own self

- Gun control: against

- Illegal Immigration: is Illegal, borderwall a waste of money and a slap in the face of all Americans.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Iraq war against, afganistan war for

- Seperation of Church and State: good but taken too far by some people.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: natural cycle

- The UN: no real power should be dissolved

- Restrictions on curses on television: against

- Corporate welfare: for

- Private Charity: for

- Public Welfare: for, with restrictions

- Death Penalty: against

- Stem cell research: for, with restrictions

- Guantanamo Bay: good base, bad prison

- Asisted suicide: against

Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Vin2112 on February 09, 2011, 04:39:50 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? :   Democrat

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion:   Nobody actually *supports*  abortion, do they?  Rather, I support a woman's right to make a very tough choice.

- Gay Marriage:   Strongly in favor

- Health care:   Should be a birthright. I'm for a single payer system in the U.S.

- Gun control:  Don't want to take away right of ownership but it needs to be more difficult than it currently is to own a weapon. Better background checks, are needed and we need to ban high capacity clips and assault rifles.

- Illegal Immigration:  Let's sure up the borders but for those already here, get their asses into the system and paying taxes a.s.a.p!

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):  I believe in war but only when absolutely necessary and just.  Afghanistan was just and necessary, Iraq was not and borders on being criminal especially for the really bad situation that war put us in. I'm also against nationbuilding.

- Seperation of Church and State:  The bedrock of American society. If it goes away I say it's time for a revolution.

- Climate Change/Global Warming:    First off, the world *is* warming up. The data is there. If anyone is still trying to debate that point they're simply a hopeless conservative idealogue. The *real* debate however is - Are we causing it? To that question I'd say most probably.

- The UN:   Nice idea but pretty much useless.

- Restrictions on curses on television:   No problem with cursing on TV.

- Corporate welfare: I'm okay with bailing out corporations (e.g. the auto industry) whose failure would result in lost jobs and economic chaos.
What I'm NOT for are corporations not paying their share of taxes. Can you say Exxon Mobil??

- Private Charity:  Why the hell not?

- Public Welfare:  Some people really need it.  It's the mark of a civilized society.

- Death Penalty:  Against

- Stem cell research:  Strongly in favor

- Guantanamo Bay:  Trials for everyone!
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: dethklok09 on March 01, 2011, 11:06:33 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : left social libertarian

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: I view it as wrong and only acceptable if done as soon as possible.

- Gay Marriage: I fully support it. It does not affect me in any way if they want to get married.

- Health care: I dont believe it should be completely free but should mostly be payed for through taxes.

- Gun control: I believe it is o.k. to a certain extent. It will depend on the type of weapon, where it is used, and what it is used for.

- Illegal Immigration: If we find illegal immigrants we should tax them a bit more than non illegal immigrants/citizens. Of course to an amount that they can pay off.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): I believe war is right when it threatens our people or if we are asked from other people.  I do support the iraq war because they did not follow agreements with the u.n., I do not agree with how we forced our beliefs on them following the war. As for afghanistan I believe it was right in that the government was supporting al-Qaeda

- Seperation of Church and State: I believe this is right.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: We do need to do something about it. However it is not as big of an issue as it is made out to be

- The UN: I believe this will only bring further understanding and acceptance of other nations and cultures both inside and outside of the u.n.

- Restrictions on curses on television: I believe this is wrong.

- Corporate welfare: I believe this is wrong. Unless it goes to struggling business's that can't keep up with bigger ones.

- Private Charity: I believe this is right.

- Public Welfare:I believe this is right

- Death Penalty: I believe this is wrong seeing as what happens after death is more unknown than what happens if someone is alive.

- Stem cell research: I believe this is right. However embryonic stem cell reasearch I dont believe so. But I still am not sure on my stand on embryonic stem cell reasearch.

- Guantanamo Bay: I do not believe it is right.
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Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Aramatheis on March 28, 2011, 07:48:57 PM

What Political Party or Affiliation? : n/a

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro-choice; however, it should never be taken lightly, and women should be well informed.

- Gay Marriage: All for it. Everyone should have the right to lawfully wed the partner of their choice.

- Health care: Pro-healthcare. We have it here in Canada, and it's helped me out a few times  :D It's an expensive system, but worth it.

- Gun control: For it.

- Illegal Immigration: Against it, and immigration laws should be strictly enforced.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Concerning the matters in Iraq and Afghanistan, I perceive that fact that I am in no way knowledgeable enough about the matter to take a proper stance. Concerning war in general, I don't approve of it, but one must not ignore the substantial amount of progress that spawns from such conflicts.

- Seperation of Church and State: For.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Another matter that I don't know nearly enough about. However, my stance is such that I don't believe in it, yet don't deny it, and will do my part (in the meantime) to reduce my carbon footprint, water usage, etc. because I do know that our worldly resources are finite.

- The UN: n/a

- Restrictions on curses on television: Strong curses and slurs should be restricted; lightly coloured language is acceptable.

- Corporate welfare: For, but only minimal amounts.

- Private Charity: n/a

- Public Welfare: For; but welfare should not constitute one's total income, if it can be helped.

- Death Penalty: For. Sometimes life behind bars just isn't enough of a punishment.

- Stem cell research: Completely for. If the claims about the possible potential are anywhere near the truth, such research should be allowed (with restrictions). As long as it's justified. 
- Guantanamo Bay: n/a

- Drugs: Against. There are others ways to enjoy yourself or the company of your friends.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: sonatafanica on March 29, 2011, 09:08:15 PM
since I post here sometimes I may as well make one o' these



What Political Party or Affiliation? : I registered Republican as a joke  :lol

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : I believe in chaos

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Fuck those fetuses kill them all

- Gay Marriage: Pro. Very pro gay marriage.

- Health care: Make it universal and we've got a deal.

- Gun control: You don't need all those guns really. I mean, have a gun if it's a hobby or something, but if you're claiming to have them for selfe defense against all those masked gunmen that break into your home, imagine what we could do if we could control their gun supply eh huh huh yeah so what also you can't keep yours just put them in the basket on your way out

- Illegal Immigration: Uh, I'm not too versed in this area so I'll mostly leave it alone. I'd say if there's a reasonable and legal way to get into a country, then not doing that should probably be frowned upon.

- Seperation of Church and State: How about decimation of church HAHA BURN BABY BURN

- Climate Change/Global Warming: I am very much pro global warming I think we should pass it into law yes indeedy mhm

- Restrictions on curses on television: Eh, common sense goes a long way as far as stuff for kids goes I guess if you don't want them to hear curse words for some reason, but I don't see why words should ever be censored.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Riceball on March 29, 2011, 09:42:29 PM
I suppose this is really aimed towards Statesiders, but I'll answer where I can:

What Political Party or Affiliation? : Donít really have an affiliation, but I suppose I would consider myself more aligned with the left. Iím a free-marketeer, but Iíve also got a sensitive side lol

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: I can see its uses, but I can see it being abused also. Good under certain circumstances.

- Gay Marriage: Not for me, but I canít see why not in modern society.

- Health care: Itís a sad state of affairs in the US. I could write forever on this, but Iím of the view that where affordable, the state should provide a basic social safety net for its citizens including healthcare to be funded by a progressive tax regieme. Thereís the lefty coming out in me :D

- Gun control: I donít think thereís such a thing. Guns are bad and personal use should be outlawed.

- Illegal Immigration: In Australia, theres a veritable shitstorm every time we get a boat of 40 illegal migrants rocking up on our shores. Its not that big a deal people get over it! However, illegal immigration is bad when there are proper channels to migrate.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): War can on occasion be justified. Afghanisatan: Yes, Iraq: No, Libya: (assuming no foot presence) Yes.

- Seperation of Church and State: Absolutely. The church has no place in Government, and the Government has no place in church.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Cap and Trade all the way baby.

- The UN: Is a bit bloated and doesnít get anything done as a result. Noble in its intentions though.

- Restrictions on curses on television: No friggin way. Its freedom of expression. If we are talking about exposure to kids here, its up to the parents.

- Corporate welfare: Interesting, probably worth its own thread of discussion. If corporations expect welfare when times are bad they should pay on the way up.

- Private Charity: Absolute necessity.

- Public Welfare: Read above, basic social safety nets are almost vital for economies. Again, worth its own thread.

- Death Penalty: For horrible crimes, pro. But, its got to be uniform and also not decided by lawyers.

- Stem cell research: Most certainly pro.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: PraXis on April 05, 2011, 09:01:56 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Libertarian

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Raised Catholic but not really religious

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Morally against (saw a procedure), but understand the needs to control the population

- Gay Marriage: I'm against gov't involvement in any kind of marriage. I am FOR any kind of long-term, loving monogamous relationship though.

- Health care: It is not a right. Costs are out of control because of government intervention that restricts the free market.

- Gun control: Against, we're a Republic built on the 2nd Amendment.

- Illegal Immigration: Punish employers and they'll self deport. Remove all welfare benefits for them, no matter what.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Against meddling in other countries' affairs. We're broke. We are hated because we meddle, period.

- Separation of Church and State: Nothing wrong with saying Christmas.. the fed gov't is just not allowed to have a state religion like in England

- Climate Change/Global Warming: New hoax perpetrated by the global elitist bankers who control every major political party (i.e. D and R).. follow the money.. carbon trading is nothing but wealth redistribution. CO2 does not cause warming, neither does my SUV. If you want to talk about pollution (i.e. smog in cities), fine. If you want to talk about renewable energy to grow the economy (private sector, no subsidies), fine.

- The UN: Worthless organization aimed at one world government.

- Restrictions on curses on television: No censorship necessary, only good parenting.

- Corporate welfare: Against.

- Private Charity: All for, as long as not forced.

- Public Welfare: Must be temporary for the able-bodied, for everyone else who truly needs help, I don't mind if something is done STATE LEVEL, but I prefer private charity. Look what the "Great Society" has done...generation after generation on public assistance.

- Public Education: Force schools to compete against each other (tie the $ to the kid).. it works in Belgium.

- Death Penalty: Absolutely 100% for... speed it up for those who are guilty without a shadow of a doubt.

- Stem cell research: For

- Guantanamo Bay: Against
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: reo73 on April 19, 2011, 06:15:25 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Not registered but mostly identify with the Republican Party

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro-Life except for special circumstances

- Gay Marriage: I am neither for nor against

- Health care:  Should remain in the private sector but should be radically reformed to allow for better competition and prices.

- Gun control:  Pro guns to a common sense level

- Illegal Immigration:  Completely against it.  The US should not be Mexico's welfare system.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):  Generally agree with both Afg. & Iraq.  Need a good exit plan though.

- Seperation of Church and State:  Yes, but social services should use religious charities & our Christian heritage should be maintained.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Not sure if really happening but if so I don't attribute it to man and it shouldn't guide radical policies.

- The UN: Worthless

- Restrictions on curses on television:  Should be more

- Corporate welfare: NO

- Private Charity: YES

- Public Welfare: YES with restrictions

- Death Penalty: YES and should be reformed to be less difficult to implement

- Stem cell research: NO

- Guantanamo Bay: YES, terrorism is real and terrorists need to be put somewhere.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: ricky on April 19, 2011, 09:55:29 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Moderate

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: anti

- Gay Marriage: pro (who are you to tell someone else they have the right to marry?)

- Health care: reform + fiscal responsibility.

- Gun control: legal, but regulated

- Illegal Immigration: complicated

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Been there, done that. Please have enough respect not to ask me about it.

- Seperation of Church and State: Pro

- Climate Change/Global Warming: It's happening.

- The UN: Not sure.

- Restrictions on curses on television: To an extent

- Corporate welfare: not sure

- Private Charity: not sure

- Public Welfare: to those who truly deserve it

- Death Penalty: absolutely not

- Stem cell research: tough call

- Guantanamo Bay: tough.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 23, 2011, 12:15:21 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? :

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: on the fence

- Gay Marriage: all for it

- Health care: make it universal

- Gun control: I was pretty much raised by a gun club....

- Illegal Immigration: build a bigger wall

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): against... but i support the troopns

- Seperation of Church and State: is a bunch of crap... they say it is... i wish it was... but it's not

- Climate Change/Global Warming: al gore makes me laugh

- The UN: meh

- Restrictions on curses on television: parents should moniter what thier children watch... and hear... not the right winged fcc

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- Death Penalty: pro

- Stem cell research: pro

- Guantanamo Bay: meh
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Revel on June 05, 2011, 07:11:37 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Social Anarchist

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: A good thing, if the child is to be born into abject poverty, or any sort of bad situation.

- Gay Marriage: All for it.

- Health care:  Social Health Care

- Gun control:  No guns except police and military.

- Illegal Immigration:  ...  don't care at all :T

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):  A bad idea in the first place, and still a bad idea.

- Seperation of Church and State:  would be better to abolish the church completely

- Climate Change/Global Warming:  definitely happening.

- Restrictions on curses on television: should be none

- Death Penalty:  For it

- Stem cell research:  Definitely a good thing

- Guantanamo Bay:  tighter security, and worse conditions for the worst of the worst criminals.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: TL on June 19, 2011, 02:54:27 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Liberal Party of Canada

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro-Choice. While I would strongly encourage alternatives, it should ultimately be up to the woman/couple.

- Gay Marriage: Pro.

- Health care: Socialized

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Glad Canada is withdrawing from Afghanistan by the end of the year.

- Seperation of Church and State: Pro.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: We need to focus more on renewable energy / nuclear power.

- Death Penalty: Against.

- Stem cell research: Pro.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: DarkEternalNight on June 22, 2011, 07:58:34 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Libertarian

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro

- Gay Marriage: Pro

- Health care: Universal

- Gun control: Pro

- Illegal Immigration: Anti

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

- Separation of Church and State: Should be separated even more.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: I think Global Warming is non-existant but we're still hurting the planet.

- The UN: Pro

- Restrictions on curses on television: There should be none at all.

- Public Welfare: It gets taken advantage of way too much, tighter restrictions.

- Death Penalty: Anti, death penalty is pretty much the easy way out.

- Stem cell research: Pro

- Guantanamo Bay: Pro
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: D_Halco on June 22, 2011, 10:37:01 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Non-Political

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Anti

- Gay Marriage: No strong feelings one way or t'other.

- Health care: A moral imperative and human right for everyone on this planet. Universal.

- Gun control: Pro

- Illegal Immigration: On the fence.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Completely against.

- Separation of Church and State: Don't know.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: It's happening, maybe not as drastic as
we think, but it's real! (RENEWABLE ENERGY!)

- The UN: A good idea in theory!

- Restrictions on curses on television: Censorship is wrong. Just don't watch.

- Public Welfare: See UN answer.

- Death Penalty: Anti. I am against capital punishment.

- Stem cell research: I guess it's ok?

- Guantanamo Bay: Anti.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: bss4life15 on June 28, 2011, 05:01:36 PM
Political Party or Affiliation: Independent, lean more left than right

Religion : Deist

- Abortion:Pro-choice

- Gay Marriage:Pro

- Health care:Should be universal.

- Gun control:I support gun control to an extent.  Nothing on types of guns but clip sizes should be reduced and there should be tighter restrictions on who can and can't buy guns. (Mentally unstable, recently inarcerated)

- Illegal Immigration:They should come legal but the system for coming legally should be made less of a pain in the ass

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):Completely against in all parts

- Seperation of Church and State:Keep the chruch out of my personal life and out of any and all political issues.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Definetly happening but not man-made

- The UN:Completely useless

- Restrictions on curses on television:Should be none

- Corporate welfare:No

- Private Charity:Support

- Public Welfare:Support

- Death Penalty:I support it for murder, rape, and child molestation.  Your forfeit the right to live when you take another person's life or scar them for the rest of it.

- Stem cell research:NEEDS to be used.

- Guantanamo Bay:NEEDS to close

-Legalizing Drugs: Pro, making drugs illegal is just like when they make fireworks illegal, it doesn't make people stop buying them it just makes it harder for responsible users to get them.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: ScioPath on July 02, 2011, 05:32:08 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Non-partisan
 
What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Agnostic-Athiest

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro

- Gay Marriage: Pro

- Health care: Should be accessible

- Gun control: Circumstantial

- Illegal Immigration: Ideally, immigrants should go through the immigration process, but I don't see the point of enforcing it.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): anti.

- Seperation of Church and State: Pro

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Not a result of man, but largely catalyzed by man.

- The UN: No point.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Mostly anti.

- Death Penalty: Pro.

- Stem cell research: Pro

- Guantanamo Bay: Anti.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Durg on July 07, 2011, 08:52:44 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Registered Republican

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Passionately against.  I believe life begins at conception.  It should be protected.  Adoption has brought joy to many lives for couples that cannot have children.  I know because my wife and I had to adopt.  Iím sure glad my son wasnít aborted.

- Gay Marriage: Married by definition of the legal system? Fine, because of all the special benefits that canít be obtained otherwise.  I just wish there could be a distinction between the legal definition of marriage and the long standing original definition which is a union between a man and a woman before God where two become one flesh.

- Health care:  As someone who has worked in state and federal government for 10 years, PLEASE!  Donít let the government screw up a system that is not nearly as bad as many people say.  The US cannot afford to pay for health care every citizen.

- Gun control:  I sure donít want my neighbors target shooting with oozes in their back yard.  There are too many dumb asses out there to not have gun control.

- Illegal Immigration:  Enforce the law.  Illegal means Illegal.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):  Iím glad Iraq is a freer nation and Sadam Hussen is gone/Iím glad the Taliban is not in charge anymore and Ben Laden is dead/War is necessary while evil still exists.

- Separation of Church and State:  A good thing.  However, our nation WAS built upon Judeo-Christian values.  But, no church should be influencing legislation and no government branch should be interfering with a churchís right to their beliefs.

- Climate Change/Global Warming:   I donít buy into the Al Gore hype.

- The UN:  Useless bunch of political pushovers.

- Restrictions on curses on television:  Censorship is bad.  Parental controls are good.

- Corporate welfare: Iím not even sure what this means.

- Private Charity: The more private charities fail, the bigger government gets.  More private charities please!  And in case anyone was wondering, I do my financial share to back this up.  I believe strongly in it.

- Public Welfare:  EPIC FAIL!!!  Looks good on paper but is badly abused and manipulated.

- Death Penalty:  As a Christian Iím so on the fence with this one.  I lean more to the against side because there are no transgressions that cannot be forgiven.  Too many times people want revenge and just like with abortion, who are we to decide who lives and dies.

- Stem cell research:  Great as long as weíre not taking the life of a fetus that could grow up to cure cancer one day or even cure spinal cord injuries.   There are usable stem cells in other tissues.  It doesnít have to be a fetus.

- Guantanamo Bay:  I donít really have an opinion about this.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: arvizu9618 on July 12, 2011, 06:45:59 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? :             Registered as a Libertarian

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? :  Buddhist leanings, Christian habits

What is your stance on:

- Abortion:  Pro-choice

- Gay Marriage: Ban ALL state sponsored marriage

- Health care: Not a right

- Gun control: An armed society is a polite society

- Illegal Immigration:    Expect NO Gov't benefits if you immigrate, legally or otherwise

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

- Seperation of Church and State:  Wish it were so

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Something's happening but may be natural

- The UN:  Evil

- Restrictions on curses on television:  Slowly eroding

- Corporate welfare: End ALL welfare

- Private Charity: Yup

- Public Welfare:  Nope

- Death Penalty: Only a deterrent to the one being punished

- Stem cell research:  No problem with it

- Guantanamo Bay: Jail 'em in Mexico
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: SeventhSon on August 14, 2011, 03:38:13 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Center-Left

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro-Choice

- Gay Marriage: For

- Health care: Access to good health care should be a right, not a privilege

- Gun control: Not sure

- Illegal Immigration: I'm all for immigration so long as it's undertaken through the proper channels.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Sometimes necessary, sometimes not.

- Seperation of Church and State: Keep 'em separated.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Probably happening.

- The UN: Good idea on paper.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Kids probably hear far worse from their parents, neighbours and schoolmates.

- Corporate welfare: Undecided.

- Private Charity: People should be able to donate all they want to charity.

- Public Welfare: I support it. This is a system I would really like to learn more about.

- Death Penalty: On the fence - I can see the argument from both sides.

- Stem cell research: For

- Guantanamo Bay: Uncertain.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Dark Castle on August 14, 2011, 03:58:25 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? :  Registering for Democrat

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? :  Catholic *with my own beliefs, such as I believe in Science as well*

What is your stance on:

- Abortion:  Pro choice

- Gay Marriage: For gay marriage

- Health care:  Universal

- Gun control:  Finland's got a great policy here.

- Illegal Immigration:  AGAINST. Legal Immigration is perfectly fine, but I detest Illegal Immigration

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):  On the fence

- Seperation of Church and State:  Seperate 'em.

- Climate Change/Global Warming:  Believe the world is going through a cycle.

- The UN:  I believe they're doing fine.

- Restrictions on curses on television:  After certain time say 9pm, any word goes.

- Corporate welfare:  Not sure

- Private Charity:  If people wanna donate, let them

- Public Welfare: For

- Death Penalty:  On the fence, both sides have valid points

- Stem cell research:  Support

- Guantanamo Bay:  Undecided.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Ħ on August 14, 2011, 06:53:59 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? :  Independent

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion:  Against

- Gay Marriage: Neutral

- Health care:  Neutral

- Gun control:  Neutral

- Illegal Immigration:  Against

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):  Neutral leaning against

- Seperation of Church and State:  Neutral

- Climate Change/Global Warming:  Believe it is happening

- The UN:  Neutral

- Restrictions on curses on television:  Neutral

- Corporate welfare:  Ideally neutral, but presently for

- Private Charity:  For?

- Public Welfare: Ideally neutral, but presently for

- Death Penalty:  Against

- Stem cell research:  Undecided

- Guantanamo Bay: Against
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Liberation on August 23, 2011, 09:36:09 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Not belonging to any, but my views are mostly social-liberal.

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : I believe that there is a reason for everything, which means something/someone created the world and there is something after death. The idea of everything existing without a reason makes no sense to me. Not affiliated with any particular religion though.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Only in extreme situations (rape, significant danger for health, etc.). Otherwise strictly against, for purely moral rather than religious reasons.

- Gay Marriage: I don't see a single reason why it shouldn't be allowed. They have enough difficulties as it is.

- Health care: Both public and private most preferably. If you've got money, you choose what you like, but if you don't, you aren't left without help. Also, this means lots of competition which is always good.

- Gun control: Should be given to a person only after thorough tests, and preferably only if they have a good reason.

- Illegal Immigration: If they don't harm anyone and try to do well, leave them be and help become legal. If they're causing trouble, get out.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):
Iraq and Afghanistan - both seem like a lose-lose situation. Stay there - more terrorist attacks and more deaths because "they fight the invaders". Leave - the fanatics will probably take over (or more terrorist attacks and deaths because "they fight the puppet government").

War in general - the most terrible thing possible, but as much as I am an idealist, sometimes there is no choice. Sometimes it's the lesser evil (which is still a great evil in this case) to letting a complete madman roam free and probably lead to a greater war in the future.

- Seperation of Church and State: As much as possible. Religion should be an entirely personal thing. A church abusing their influence to manipulate people into voting for someone (I live in a country which is a very good example of this) is worse than propaganda.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Unsure what to think about it.

- The UN: The idea is very good, but it's not effective enough.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Against. Instead of trying to prevent children from having any contact with anything that's "wrong", teach them to be responsible and make their own decisions. It won't help much if at home you're trying to enforce it, and among friends they'll speak the way they like anyway. And as for adults... of course I believe they always speak in perfectly clean language, right... Let's not be hypocrites.

- Corporate welfare: Don't really like the idea.

- Private Charity: As long as they spend the money on what they say they do, it's a great thing.

- Public Welfare: Yes, but it should really be organised in a clever way to prevent it from being abused. However, people who are simply having trouble deserve it. More contrasts is never a good thing.

- Death Penalty: Only if there was a way to have an absolute, 101% certainty that the person found guilty really is guilty. However, there is no such way - and that's why I'm strictly against. I do believe there are crimes which deserve it, but the possibility of an innocent person being claimed guilty is what makes me find it unacceptable (I don't care what's the percentage, one mistake is enough). Anyone directly involved in giving a wrong death sentence should face a trial for murder.

- Stem cell research: Unsure.

- Guantanamo Bay: It's only another excuse for the terrorists, and something that simply shouldn't be done by an apparently democratic government. I don't know why it still hasn't been shut down.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Orion1967 on September 08, 2011, 11:01:22 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Registered Republican, conservative viewpoints

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Against per se, but in the case of rape or incest I am sympathetic but I still feel that adoption is a better alternative since the child had no say in it's creation methods.

- Gay Marriage: Dont care one way or the other tbqh

- Health care: Private sector is best but with some reasonable, sensible laws in place to prevent insurance companies from screwing over their clients on procedures that are health realted issues.  Sociualized medicine is an absolute NO! Obamacare = FAIL, period, paragraph, end of story.

- Gun control: A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. (Get the idea I am pro gun ownership? LOL)

- Illegal Immigration: I am 100% AGAINST  illegal immigration.  I am 1000% FOR  LEGAL  immigration.   There is a huge difference.  If the laws of the land state that to immigrate to a given country, you must follow X, Y, Z protocols and processes, then THAT is what you need to do.  Enter the country legally and apply for citizenship, get a job, learn the language, pay your taxes, and be a productive member of society.   If you enter a country illegally, don't pay taxes, then expect the citizens of that country to start speaking YOUR language because you can't be assed to learn the language because it infringes upon your cultural rights to be forced to learn the official language of that country, then demand that you have a RIGHT to the healtcare system and welfare system of that country... then in my opinion you need to GET THE FUCK OUT.  Illegal means illegal.  Period.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):  I am all for helping our nations allies and for stopping the spread of terrorism through whatever means are neccessary but I think that we (America) have been overseas in the middle east far too long and have not reaped ANY benefit from being there or the gratitude of the countries we have saved (I might be mistaken, but we still pay PREMIUM price per barrel of oil from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, I might be wrong as I havent been able to find any material that states otherwise).  We need to bring our men and women home and protect our own interests and secure our borders IMHO.

- Seperation of Church and State: Well by the definition of what our forefathers were referring to was the prevention of the government from controlling what churches say/preach/educate.  For this I am most certainly in agreement.  What I DISAGREE with is the notion that folks who do not believe in God (which it is 100% their right to do and I support and encourage) or their God is different from my God, try to impose their beliefs upon the history of our country. Like it or not America was founded upon Judeo/Christian principles and beliefs and the current trend to remove any reference to God from currency, federal buildings, state buildings, monuments that contain christian sybology or imagry is NOT what was meant by the seperation of church and state.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Not really sure, there is compelling evidence that the earth has historically gone through major climate shifts over the last undred thousand years, long before we started pumping the atmosphere full of CFC's

- The UN: Useless.

- Restrictions on curses on television: as in you can't say SHIT, FUCK, COCK, CUNT, Etc on primetime TV?  Personally I am for that.  My kids started cussing early enough in life as it was....   Don't think we need purple dinosaurs singing "I Fuck you, you fuck me, we're a fucking family...."

- Corporate welfare: WTF is corporate Welfare?

- Private Charity: I think private charities are great, I give to them when I can.  They are proof that as human beings we try to take care of the less fortunate when we can.

- Public Welfare:  Needs a SERIOUS overhaul.  I think welfare as a SAFETY NET is fine.  It should be a mechanism to help people while they try to find jobs so they can support themselves and be a productive member of society.  It should NOT be something that people live off of.

- Death Penalty: For

- Stem cell research: In so far as it doesnt utilize aborted fetus tissue, I am for it.

- Guantanamo Bay: Pro
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Orthogonal on September 08, 2011, 08:22:27 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : N/A. Anarcho-Capitalist

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Both Pro-Choice and Pro-Life. This is arguably the most complex political issue there is. There is no easy answer. I believe Evictionism is the only sensible proposed solution. It is not a compromise. It eliminates emotion and takes a logical and principled approach to satisfy both sides of the argument. It's still not perfect, but is probably the best approach to take.

- Gay Marriage: Marriage should not be recognized on the State level. It should be a private social contract. Problem resolved.

- Health care: Private

- Gun control: Against

- Illegal Immigration: "Legality" is an arbitrary and artificial distinction made by man. Country borders are irrational

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

- Seperation of Church and State: Non-sensical question. The State is a secular religion.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Probably true, but will be made much worse by political activism attempting alleviate it.

- The UN: Destructive and unnecessary.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Against regulation

- Corporate welfare: Opposed

- Private Charity: Redundant, charity is private by definition. I am for it.

- Public Welfare: Opposed

- Death Penalty: Opposed

- Stem cell research: For

- Guantanamo Bay: Opposed
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: kirksnosehair on September 21, 2011, 01:52:38 PM
OK, I'm in....


What Political Party or Affiliation? : Democrat

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion:  Hate it, but recognize that outlawing it would not be beneficial to society

- Gay Marriage: 100% unequivocal support

- Health care: Obama's Health Care Law sucks ass.  Too weak.  Single payer would have been better

- Gun control: No one needs an AK-47 unless they're in Iraq or Afghanistan

- Illegal Immigration: There's a reason why they call it "illegal" we need to secure our borders

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Vehemently against both

- Seperation of Church and State: Critical to a thriving democracy

- Climate Change/Global Warming: The consensus in the scientific community cannot be questioned, unless you're an Al Gore hating right winger

- The UN:  meh

- Restrictions on curses on television:  No
- Corporate welfare: No

- Private Charity: Yes

- Public Welfare: Necessary, but too easily abused and in need of reform

- Death Penalty: Strongly AGAINST in ALL CASES

- Stem cell research: Absolutely

- Guantanamo Bay: Fuck Obama right in his promise-breaking ass
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: senecadawg2 on September 27, 2011, 06:03:31 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : MehÖ Closest would be Democrat, but would rather not be confined to this bipartisan system.

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro-life, by which I mean honoring the choices of every living person in the world, including women who feel the need to have an abortion.

- Gay Marriage: Absolutely

- Health care: Universal

- Gun control: Yes

- Illegal Immigration: Reform

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Against, in most cases

- Seperation of Church and State: Pro

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Very real

- Restrictions on curses on television: Silly. However, will discuss the incomprehensible irregularities between censorship of sex/nudity and of violence on television.

- Death Penalty: Very much opposed to

- Stem cell research: Pro, though admittedly ought to do more research

- Guantanamo Bay: Anti
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on February 24, 2012, 12:46:00 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : None, really

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: For it.

- Gay Marriage: The very thought of being against it is something I'll never understand. I'll leave it at that before I start saying mean things. :P

- Health care: I like the way it is in Canada, where I live.

- Gun control: Absolutely.

- Illegal Immigration: No stance.

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

- Seperation of Church and State: For it.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: It's there.

- The UN: Hmm not sure.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Unnecessary.

- Corporate welfare: Against

- Private Charity:Yes

- Public Welfare: Against

- Death Penalty: See, normally I'd be for the death penalty, but the problem is we as humans seem unable to make a good call on these things, so I guess I'm against it.

- Stem cell research: Passionately for it.

- Guantanamo Bay: Not sure where I stand.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: jammindude on March 01, 2012, 07:15:19 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? :  Absolutely 100% Apolitical. 

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? :  I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

What is your stance on:  Many of the following issues are political in nature.  In these instances, I take no sides.  I am in the roll of an ambassador.   I am a representative of a government (God's Kingdom) that is no part of this world.   As such, I do not get involved in either side of "local disputes".  I am here to represent God's Kingdom, and educate anyone who is interested and/or curious as to what the regulations of that government are. 

- Abortion: The Bible teaches that life begins at conception, and that the taking of any innocent life is murder.  How any earthly government chooses to regulate the practice is up to them.  I teach people what God's view on the matter is.  What people choose to do with that information is up to them.

- Gay Marriage:  This is a strictly political issue.  I am not personally for or against the political practice of recognizing gay marriage.  The government I represent does not recognize it...but I have no opinion on what other governments choose to do. 

- Health care:  A personal issue.  I do believe that you should take advantage of whatever you can to take care of your health and life.  I believe God's Kingdom will soon put an end to *all* health concerns. 

- Gun control:  Again...strictly a political issue.  I have no opinion.

- Illegal Immigration:  Same...

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):  This falls under the category of "local disputes".   God's Kingdom will one day put an end to all war forever.  I will never, in any way shape or form, involve myself in the disputes between the governments of this world.

- Seperation of Church and State:  Since God's Kingdom is no part of this world, God's people should have no involvement in politics of any kind.

- Climate Change/Global Warming:  I do believe that man is currently ruining the earth.  I believe every person should do everything they can to respect the planet, but I also believe that man's ruination of the earth will not be stopped until God himself intervenes....and he will step in before we reach the point of no return.

- The UN: Represents Man's attempt to govern themselves...something God never intended for us to do. 

- Restrictions on curses on television: A personal matter.  If you don't like it, turn it off...and teach your children to do the same.

- Corporate welfare:  A political issue.  I have no opinion.

- Private Charity: A personal matter...everyone should chose what they will and won't support.  I do think that people should be educated in exactly where their money is going.

- Public Welfare: A political issue.  I have no opinion.  I do believe that God's Kingdom will put an end to any need for such things.

- Death Penalty:  A political issue.  I have no opinion. I do believe that only God has *absolute* insight into the details of any matter...and that it has become increasingly difficult for any person to know all the details of any situation.   I do believe that murder is the taking of an innocent life, and that execution is the taking of a guilty life, and that the two are different.   Who is guilty and who is innocent?  Only God can decide that. 

- Stem cell research: Don't know enough about it to offer an opinion...but won't get involved in the political decisions one way or the other.

- Guantanamo Bay:  Again, this is a dispute of a political nature.  God's Kingdom will do away with all such "camps", "prisons" etc..etc.  So in the near future, it will simply be a non-factor.


I welcome any and all *respectful* challenges/questions from *any* point of view through PM.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: snapple on March 01, 2012, 08:24:28 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Pub

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : It's in my name.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: One of the few issues that don't really affect me. But, I'm against it.

- Gay Marriage: I don't see why the rights should be denied to gays/lesbians that I can get. I may not condone what they do, but I certainly can't condemn it, either.

- Health care:  Either way I get boned, right?

- Gun control:  Most guns used in crime are obtained illegally anyway.

- Illegal Immigration:  Eh, what can be done about it? Personally, I guess they're here illegally, so ship 'em home. But, it's not that easy.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):  War is an unfortunate necessity. Also, I believe there will always be war. It's the sinful nature of man.

- Seperation of Church and State:  Government shouldn't mandate/restrict any religion.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Jury's out for me.

- The UN: Until other countries start stepping up, it's really the USA and Friends.

- Restrictions on curses on television:  While I don't have kids, fucking go for it.

- Corporate welfare: Don't know enough to make a belief claim about it.

- Private Charity: Sure.

- Public Welfare: Sure.

- Death Penalty: I'm more cruel. Let 'em rot alone. (Isn't life in prison without parole just a death sentence anyway?)

- Stem cell research: No fetus.

- Guantanamo Bay: Keep that baby open.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: wasteland on March 02, 2012, 04:15:47 PM

What Political Party or Affiliation? : Middle Left (way on the left of US Democrats)

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Women should be granted the right to choose.

- Gay Marriage: Pro. Why should a love bond between two people be disregarded only because it joins two of the same sex? Everything that joins people people rather than dividing them should be pursued.

- Health care:  Should be universal, provided by the state. There is no state without citizen, their life should be its PRIMARY concern. Everybody's life, with no distinction.

- Gun control:  The should be limited. A man should be free to purchase a handgun (automatic guns are too dangerous, they IMO need not to be handed by anyone outside the military - as it happens in my country), but after a careful training and thorough psychological analisys.

- Illegal Immigration:  Tough question. I should not provide a definitive stance on this as I don't have it yet.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general):  No war is to be sought after. Ever. That's as simple as it gets. As simple as thinking, as simple as not pulling the trigger of a gun. It can be done if it wants to be done.

- Seperation of Church and State:  Keep the church out of the state. Italy knows something of intrusive priests, cardinals and holy bankers.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: The Earth is warming, and we are a cause of it. Not the only one, though. That being said, our future on the Earth depends on our choices. Now more than ever.

- The UN: Is it really the United Nations? Or is it something else? A overnational governmnet is auspicable, as the history of the human kind should evolve towards unity and be focused on tearing down the walls between us.

- Restrictions on curses on television:  Some degree of it. On the public television, where a service is being given from the state, total restriction.

- Corporate welfare: Don't know enough to make a belief claim about it.

- Private Charity: Should be encouraged

- Public Welfare: Should be the first thing a statesman thinks to when waking up.

- Death Penalty: To die, to sleep. Let criminals stay awake and aware of what they've done for all their life. Besides this, criminals are human after all.

- Stem cell research: All for it.

- Guantanamo Bay: Tear down the facility and cover the ruins with salt.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Rick on May 23, 2012, 04:12:20 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Situationism / Anarchism

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

"I am wiser than this man; it is likely that neither of us knows anything worthwhile, but he thinks he knows something when he does not, whereas when I do not know, neither do I think I know; so I am likely to be wiser than he to this small extent, that I do not think I know what I do not know"
- Plato / Socrates - Apology
 
What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro-choice. World's got a massive over-population problem.

- Gay Marriage: If straight people can get married, then gay people should be allowed to too.

- Health care: I live in the UK, where it's always been free for me. I am kinda skeptical about those who receive treatment worth £millions as one individual though, to keep them just-about alive with a low quality of life, when there's so many people worldwide without access to a decent level of basic healthcare - it's kinda non-utilitarian.

- Gun control: I don't really see a reason to own a gun unless you're a farmer or something. (And, some cops/military, if we really have to have those 2 things to begin with)

- Illegal Immigration: Tough one to answer. A lot of illegal immigrants are probably fleeing a place with a pretty shitty quality of life. However, it's also hard for the country they go to to take them in and support them at the expense of those who are there more legally.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Very anti-war. Ought to be a total last-resort used to free people from harm. Instead, it's usually a means to an end for the West to get better control of natural resources.

- Seperation of Church and State: Should be totally separate.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: It's real, kids. We need to do something.

- The UN: Basically good, but flawed.

- Restrictions on curses on television: lol, go away Tipper Gore. Have some Zappa on Crossfire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ISil7IHzxc

- Corporate welfare: Hm, don't mind agricultural subsidies in some circumstances, I guess, but not at all for govts rescuing big businesses (and banks) when they fuck-up.

- Private Charity: Mostly good, but flawed, and probably needs more regulation to stop people being auto-fellating dickheads who don't actually help those they claim to help.

- Public Welfare: Is that the dole in the UK? Yeah, for, under our present system anyway. I also don't think that people ought to be hounded to find work if they don't want to work, as long as they are happy to live a very poor lifestyle on meager state handouts. The right-to-work movement tends to overshadow any semblance of a right-not-to-work movement.

- Death Penalty: Totally against. Watch the film Dancer in the Dark and then see if you still like the DP. (Spoiler - final scene - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu5f_T2wcRI )

- Stem cell research: Go for it.

- Guantanamo Bay: Turf out the prisoners and plant some trees.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: adace on June 06, 2012, 11:48:48 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : closest to the Green Party, not a member though

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: undecided

- Gay Marriage: pro

- Health care: US healthcare should be modeled along the lines of European countries/Canada

- Gun control: pro but not to the extent of banning all guns outright

- Illegal Immigration: in favor of a path to citizenship

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): BOOOOOOOO!!!!! (I think that sums it up pretty nicely).

- Seperation of Church and State: pro, not sure what to say about issues like God in the pledge/currency as that's deeply ingrained in American culture

- Climate Change/Global Warming: desperately needs to be solved, the world will probably have to abandon capitalism to do it though

- The UN: many flaws but still a very worthwhile endeavor/ideal

- Restrictions on curses on television: anti

- Corporate welfare: Only if there is a potential for significant numbers of lost jobs and if the exec. board agrees to substantial pay cuts. At the same time, I think we should have bailed out Main Street in 2008 rather than the big banks.

- Private Charity: pro but not nearly as important as welfare

- Public Welfare: we need WAY more of it

- Death Penalty: anti

- Stem cell research: not an issue anymore given research into adult stem cells

- Guantanamo Bay: close it, sell the land back to Cuba
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: theseoafs on July 03, 2012, 10:21:23 PM
Hi guys! :)

What Political Party or Affiliation? : Democrat

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: The system in place now (illegal 3rd trimester) is fine.

- Gay Marriage: Completely for. EDIT: To be more precise, I would actually prefer it if the government ceased recognizing "marriage" at all. That would be my first choice: making marriage a strictly religious ceremony. That's not going to happen, though, so we might as well have marriage equality.

- Health care: It's a right.

- Gun control: Completely for.

- Illegal Immigration: Making legal immigration easier will patch this problem up. I'm not for a national language or anything.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): We should avoid military intervention as much as possible, but I do believe that war is occasionally necessary.

- Seperation of Church and State: Completely for. To me, this means that we shouldn't be promoting any single religion in schools, courthouses, and other public institutions. I also believe that taxpayer money should not support any religious nonprofit and that religious organizations should not be tax-exempt. However, I am not against the expression of religion in public; e.g., students are free to pray in school, but faculty cannot condone or organize this type of activity.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Combating climate change by way of regulating pollution and finding alternative energies should be one of our top priorities.

- The UN: The UN as it is now is not perfect, but I am completely for countries working together in a formal setting.

- Restrictions on curses on television: I don't have a very strong opinion on the subject. I could go either way, honestly. Our current system is fine.

- Corporate welfare: Generally, against. I could imagine some exceptions, so this is to be looked at on a case-by-case basis. However, any taxpayer money that is provided to private corporations should be extremely closely monitored.

- Private Charity: For. However, I do think complete financial transparency should be mandated.

- Public Welfare: Immensely important.

- Death Penalty: There are certain cases where rehabilitation would be quite dangerous or risky. In these cases the death penalty is preferable.

- Stem cell research: Completely for.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: jonny108 on July 08, 2012, 02:15:10 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Still deciding, most of them are cunts.  Has been mostly Labour.

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: For

- Gay Marriage: For (all equality)

- Health care: Universal

- Gun control: Unsure

- Illegal Immigration: Against (Immigration is great however)

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

- Seperation of Church and State: Full seperation

- Climate Change/Global Warming: For

- The UN: For if it worked.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Against

- Corporate welfare: Don't know enough

- Private Charity: For

- Public Welfare: For yet again if it works (unlike now, it's very abused)

- Death Penalty: For but only in very serious situations

- Stem cell research: For

- Guantanamo Bay: Against
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: dominion654 on July 09, 2012, 08:29:40 PM
Feel free to edit the form to your preference if you wish. Add more issues if you'd like.

What Political Party or Affiliation? : Moderate Libertarian

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: yes

- Gay Marriage: yes

- Health care: private only

- Gun control: none aside from felons who shouldn't have them.

- Illegal Immigration: Whatever

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): waste of money

- Seperation of Church and State: absolutely necessary

- Climate Change/Global Warming: I'm not completely convinced but possible

- The UN: Could work, but we all know how politics go...

- Restrictions on curses on television: fuck no

- Corporate welfare: no

- Private Charity: sure

- Public Welfare: only for those who absolutely qualify (e.g. single mother with disability not using drugs)

- Death Penalty: yes

- Stem cell research: absolutely necessary

- Guantanamo Bay: don't care
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Ruba on July 10, 2012, 07:58:14 AM
Version 1.1:

What Political Party or Affiliation? : Nonaligned. On the left. A bit green.

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : An agnostic.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Should be allowed, but only for good reasons, like if the pregnancy has began of a rape or an incest or it might end up lethal for the mother/child.

- Gay Marriage: Yes please right now. If two adults love each other, I think it's just fine, regardless of their sexes. I'm also pro-gay adoption, I see no reasons why homosexuals would be worse parents than heteros.

- Health care: Is meant for everybody.

- Gun control: "Guns don't kill people, death kills people." True, but I still stand up for strict gun laws. Every massacre is too much.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): War sucks. Tons of people die because of some dickhead leaders. Instead of nation vs. nation wars, the guys who started it should just have a cage match and the one who comes out alive wins. Much less blood, pain and suffering.

Civil wars are more complicate. The both sides on Syria have done atrocities, and as much as I want to see al-Assad behind bars for good, the control might be taken over by fanatic Muslims, which is a bad option.

The hunt for al-Qaida has also two sides. It causes collateral damage, but it might save lives of thousands.

- Seperation of Church and State: In Finland the Lutheran church is a part of the state. I think it's against the freedom of belief.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: Global warming is natural. We just happen to accelerate it.

- The UN: At the moment as useful as headless hammer. The countries with veto rights in Security Counsil have too different interests to agree on anything important.

- Restrictions on curses on television: You must be kidding. What is so bad about cursing? If I write f*ck, everyone older than eight years know the letter behind *. Actually I believe the children should not be forbid to curse. Now when it's some sort of taboo, they just think it's fun. Children like to do forbidden things.

- Private Charity: What am I to tell people what to do with their money? If it's for a good purpose, it's alright.

- Public Welfare: It's good that the state takes care of those who might not be able to do it themselves. But I don't think there should be welfare traps. Working should always be more profitable than living on state's expense. Probably the only issue I agree with the Finnish right-wing.

- Death Penalty: I think it's inhumane and barbaric.

- Stem cell research: The new technology, which allows to revert specialised cells back into stem cells, is fine.

- Cannabis: Yes, it might be less dangerous than alcohol or tobacco. No, I don't think it should be legalized. If alcohol was discovered now, it certainly wouldn't be legal. Cannabis and marijuana have some undeniable negative effects on health.

- Euthanasia: If a person has incurable disease and would go through a slow, painful death, I think it is acceptable.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: ohgar on August 13, 2012, 12:52:06 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? :  Registered Democrat

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : None but I believe in God as I understand Him

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: For subsidization

- Gay Marriage: For equality

- Health care: For single-payer system

- Gun control: Agree with the current system

- Illegal Immigration: For a path to citizenship

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Against all wars that are not in clear self-defense

- Separation of Church and State: For the First Amendment. Also for the less-discussed Separation of Church and God.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: This is not a political issue but a matter of scientific consensus.

- The UN: For increased international cooperation except in most military matters, because offensive war is wrong, whether it's one person doing it or half the world.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Seems reasonable to have a watershed

- Corporate welfare: Loaded terminology. Grants, and some tax breaks, for small businesses as well as things like R&D (regardless of the company's size) make sense, but there is no reason to let a company pay virtually no taxes.

- Private Charity: It's good but there are always fad charities that consistently receive exponentially higher amounts of donations than other equally (or more) important charities; thus, government funding is also necessary.

- Public Welfare: I believe in helping other people out when they need it, and think it's one of the things that makes a country great.

- Death Penalty: Against.

- Stem cell research: Agree with federal funding

- Guantanamo Bay: A distraction from the many harsher prisons the U.S. operates throughout the world in undisclosed locations
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Cyclopssss on November 07, 2012, 08:23:40 AM
First of all, let me state that I'm a Non-US citizen and that I'm only 'somewhat' following the political issues in the US.

What Political Party or Affiliation? : None, but I'm somewhere on the left of the spectrum.

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : None, but you might call me a 'floater' Like in: I dont'believe in a deity, but I think there's 'something' out there.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: for it in necesary cases.

- Gay Marriage: all for it.

- Health care: for it. but I think you should contribute yourself. 

- Gun control: for control.

- Illegal Immigration:it's a problem, but let's be humane about it.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): a never ending story, really.

- Seperation of Church and State: YES. Definetely!

- Climate Change/Global Warming: well, let's not panic. stop airpolution, etc.

- The UN:Yeah. It's there...

- Restrictions on curses on television: Well, again, let's be a little civil about it. No nudity/overt violence before a certain time ?

- Corporate welfare:Yeah, within boundries.

- Private Charity:by all means.

- Public Welfare: sure.

- Death Penalty: No. Well, we don't have it here, so that's easily said.

- Stem cell research: That's a tough one. I'm basically against all animal research/testing. But there's no progress without research, I think.

Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Cedar redaC on November 14, 2012, 11:22:59 PM
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 expensive organization.

- 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:  :tup 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 :neverusethis: 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.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: eric42434224 on November 15, 2012, 11:40:37 AM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Registered Democrat, but I will vote for whomever fits my views.

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Baptised Roman Catholic, and send my kids to a Catholic Private School.  But I do not go to church or subscribe/believe in organized religion.

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: For it in most cases, but against it in others (like late term)  Basically RvW.

- Gay Marriage: Emphatically 100% Yes.

- Health care: Needs a big overhaul, and would like to see everyone have access.

- Gun control: For gun control for certain individuals, certain gun types, and certain purposes.  Yes to John Q Public having a rifle to hunt, and a pstol to protect his home.  No to AK-47's for EV to unleash holy hell on someone who knocks on his door on accident.

- Illegal Immigration: Against it.  I am for legal immigration.  Make the system better to have more of the latter.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Necessary in some cases, but should be the absolute last resort.

- Seperation of Church and State: For it.  It should have no place in public institutions.  Pray on your own time....god will understand.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: I think it is happening, and we wont really do something about it until it is undeniably staring us in the face with really dire and immediate consequenses.  We humans like to deny and procrastinate until the consequenses wont allow it anymore.

- The UN: Wish it did what it was intended to do in the ideal.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Only on publically broadcast stations, and stations directed to certain demographics.  If you have to pay for a channel, it is OK by me.  You are in control of what you watch in the end.

-Corporate welfare: Sometimes it is neccesary....but tends to leave a bad taste in my mouth.

- Private Charity:  Do it when you can, but never at the expense of your own family.

- Public Welfare: Is needed in society, but needs reform.

- Death Penalty: Against.  Too much chance for error.

- Stem cell research: Yes please.

-Drugs: Yes Please.  LOL.  If alcohol and cigarettes are legal, the pot needs to be legal. 
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: WindMaster on January 07, 2013, 03:11:35 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Democrat I guess but not registered nor interested

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro-choice

- Gay Marriage: Absolutely for

- Health care: Universal

- Gun control: Completely For

- Illegal Immigration: Against illegal but 100% for legal immigration

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Not sure.

- Seperation of Church and State: completely FOR

- Climate Change/Global Warming: It's real and will destroy us if we don't do something about it.

- The UN: Don't know enough about them to say

- Restrictions on curses on television: useless. if it's kids you're worried about, they learn that stuff at school anyway.

- Corporate welfare: Sure.

- Private Charity: If people want to donate, they can donate.

- Public Welfare: For

- Death Penalty: Against. Why do we kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong?

- Stem cell research: Completely pro.

-Drugs: Pro legalization of marijuana, but against legalization of other drugs.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: 73109 on May 23, 2013, 10:40:12 PM
My views have changed somewhat and considering it is a new P/R, I figured I'd repost:

What Political Party or Affiliation? : I am not registered with any party, mainly because if I did align with any number of minority parties the US has to offer, it wouldn't smart to associate myself with them on paper

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro-choice. No one says  "Kill all the babies" but the choice must be there. Abortions should be free, cheap, and rareórare being the key word. The way to make it rare is by making contraception easily available to anyone and everyone.

- Gay Marriage: It is a civil right.

- Health care: Single payer universal system. Health care is a right not a privilege. People should be able to live their lives without ever having to bring money to a doctor's office.

- Gun control: Much much more. I used to think it was ok for hunting, but now I don't really see the point. I think nationalizing the gun sector could potentially be a good idea. If the government is the only group of people producing guns and ammo, certainly cases of guns and ammo in the hands of people who shouldn't have them would decrease, but the old "tyranny" argument comes into play here.

- Illegal Immigration: A path to citizenship should be made much easier.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Almost always a bad idea. I used to be a 100% pacifist but I am starting to change my tune, mostly involving violent protest though.

- Separation of Church and State: An absolute must. The mingling of church and state is partly responsible for the hell hole we currently find ourselves in.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: An unequivocal fact. We must act to not only stop doing what we are doing, but to also reverse itóa feat that is entirely possible if done correctly .

- The UN: Great idea with poor execution. I'd like to see the UN have much more power and actually pass resolutions when they get majority votes. The idea that the US basically controls the UN undermines the whole thing.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Let them curse. It should be a parents job to make sure their kids don't hear things they don't want them hearing.

- Corporate welfare: Definitely not. It almost always comes out of the pockets of people who really need the "welfare."

- Private Charity: Whatever you want to give.

- Public Welfare: It must be expanded to help those in need. Often, those who are really in need don't get everything they need largely because of the fear of Welfare Queens abounds. Our current welfare system is like a band-aid when the  wound is still leaking. We need to change the system to make it a cure.

- Death Penalty: Absolute hypocrisy. Killing someone because killing is wrong makes no sense. 

- Stem cell research: Absolutely for

- Guantanamo Bay: Terrible. A violation of so many human rights it is almost impressive. Close it.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Grinch on June 03, 2013, 08:43:29 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : I consider myself a conservative libertarian.

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro-choice, I think that the choice should always be there.

- Gay Marriage: 100% for.

- Health care: Should be universal.

- Gun control: There should be much more. I couldn't care less if a person just wants a rifle to hunt and/or a pistol to protect his home, himself and his family, though I think they should always be locked away safely. However I see no point in a person having a AK-47 to protect himself.

- Illegal Immigration: I feel that the path to legal immigration should be made easier to cross, when that's achieved I feel that illegal immigrants should be thrown out of the country.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): War in general is essential for human progress, war has driven man to make huge technological discoveries that have made life easier for us. Radar was developed during WWII, nuclear power plants are here because of the advancements made in nuclear energy during the Manhattan project.

- Seperation of Church and State: There should be no connection between the two, complete separation is the way to go.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: I think we need to listen to both sides of this argument, maybe it's real maybe it's not, doesn't really matter since the human race will probably be extinct in a couple of hundred years due to the increased population growth. Now that's a problem that I feel is important to discuss, nobody needs 10+ kids, there's no need for more than 3.

- The UN: It's a great idea but it's been poorly executed.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Censorship is not the way to go.

- Corporate welfare: Against

- Private Charity: If people want to donate then they should be allowed to.

- Public Welfare: In my experience it focuses too much on one group, poor people with big debts, basically those who acted like fools in the economic boom, but forgets those poor people who don't have debts and didn't go crazy in the economic boom.

- Death Penalty: Against, except when it comes to severe cases where there is no chance of rehabilitation.

- Stem cell research: Pro, 100%

- Guantanamo Bay: For, sometimes enhanced interrogation techniques are required. Besides, if you think that Gitmo is the only one of it's kind or that closing it will change anything when it comes to other black sites then you are really naive.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: The King in Crimson 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.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: jonnybaxy 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
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Prog Snob 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? 
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Grizz 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
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: PeaceLoveMetal7 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.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Stadler 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.

Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: DerekTheater 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.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Podaar 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.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Grizz on October 28, 2014, 09:13:28 PM
Damn. How long ago was that "moderate Republican"? Certainly before I was born.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Lucien on March 15, 2015, 06:36:19 PM
What Political Party or Affiliation? : Socialist

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

What is your stance on:

- Abortion: Pro-choice

- Gay Marriage: Let me marry who I want to

- 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've been dealing with this a decade ago, it will only get worse if we don't actually do something

- 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
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Prog Snob 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.  https://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/tbb_56.pdf

Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: KevShmev 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.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: PuffyPat 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?
 
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: chaossystem 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.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Cable 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.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: splent 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.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Skeever 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
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: XeRocks81 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
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: cramx3 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.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: The Cat Of Tuscany 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.
Title: Re: DTF Political Roll Call!
Post by: Ninjabait on October 20, 2019, 02:14:41 PM
Don't mind me, just going to reply to this two and a half year old sticky thread.

Country and State: Florida, United States

What Political Party or Affiliation? : Independent, although I tend to ideologically agree more with the Green Party (here in the States) and center-left and left wing European parties. I suppose I would describe myself as a "Christian Socialist".

What religion (or lack thereof) are you affiliated with? : Evangelical "Non-denominational" Christianity, although I also share a lot of theological common ground with Lutherans.

Also going to update some of the points:

- Abortion: Personally, I'm Pro-Life.

- LGBTQ Rights: I'm for the legalization of gay marriage, but I think religious institutions should be allowed to refuse to marry someone.
LGBTQ couples should be allowed to adopt children. I'm for transgender rights, as well: I think bathrooms should be more gender-neutral and conversion therapy should be allowed. Sexual orientation and transgender status should also be protected classes, like races and religion.

- Health care: I support the creation of a National Health Service which is open to everyone and believe that the government (both state and federal) should negotiate to keep drug prices low. However, people should have the option to refuse the NHS and opt for a private insurance. Furthermore, all doctors and physicians should be required to accept the NHS as a form of insurance. I'm on Medicaid and I've still had to forgo treatment on some occasions because it's still difficult to find places that accept it. Birth control and IUDs should be covered under the NHS as well, but abortions should not be. I am against assisted suicide.

- Gun control: As much as I detest guns on principle, I think at the very least guns should be held to the same standard of checks as cars.

- Illegal Immigration: Legal immigration laws need to be laxed, they are INCREDIBLY strict and it makes it a grueling, bureaucratic nightmare to legally immigrate to most countries. Work and education visas in particular should be much easier to obtain. Children of illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay, ICE has been behaving extremely inhumanely, and we could do a lot more for refugees. However, illegal immigrants should be deported if they break the law and immigrants should be required to learn the main language of whatever culture they're immigrating to. Also the wall is stupid and a terrible idea.

- War (Iraq/Afghanistan/War in general): Strongly against war in general.

- Separation of Church and State: Surprisingly, I don't care either way.

- Climate Change/Global Warming: The most pressing issue of our time. Should be the primary focus of every government on the planet. We need more renewable energy, less plastics, and greater public transportation systems. Companies should also be fined for pollution.

- The UN: Needs more teeth and is too dominated by the US/Russia/China, otherwise fine.

- Restrictions on curses on television: Also surprisingly, I don't care as much. Maybe slurs should be banned.

- Corporate welfare: My opinion varies on a case by case basis. In general, I'm against it.

- Private Charity: It's great, and everyone should do it! But I think welfare and social services are the best option.

- Public Welfare: Completely for. Raising the quality of life should be the number two priority for the country, behind climate change.

- Death Penalty: Completely against.

- Stem cell research: Sure? Is this still relevant?

- Guantanamo Bay: Too many human rights abuses, and kind of a bad idea in general. What, we're going to put all the suspected and confirmed terrorists in the same place? What could possibly go wrong?

- Labor regulations: The government needs to crack down harder on aggressively anti-union companies like Wal*mart and Amazon. We should have a required paid 15-20 weeks of maternity leave and 10-15 weeks of paternity leave. The minimum wage should be raised to $12/hour and automatically adjust it for inflation, with further adjustments made in different states. National holidays should be put in place, especially on Election Day. Regulations should be put in place to stop abusive behavior by companies: they must give at least a week's notice for a new schedule, should not be allowed to artificially hold someone on call by requiring full-time availability and then only scheduling them part-time, unpaid internships should be more strictly regulated, and regulations on work hours should be put in place (i.e. minimum break between shifts, a unified definition of "full-time work" at 35hrs, required lunch breaks for anyone working 5/6hrs or more). I am for right-to-work laws as long as they're coupled with a strong welfare system.

- Campaign/Voting laws: Limits should be put in place on contributions by any one person or institution, laws should be put in place dictating the length of campaigns for office (so we can avoid these endless presidential races), disclosure of fundraising should be required, those weird private donor meetings should be banned as they create conflicts of interest, and Super PACs should be restricted. People should automatically registered to vote by state governments when they reach 18, and Election Day should be a national holiday. Gerrymandering should also be illegal. Representatives should be limited to four 2-year terms, senators to two 4-year terms, and the president/governors to two 4-year terms. Judges should also have stronger term limits.

- Filibusters: Should be banned or heavily regulated. Right now they are too easy to abuse (case in point: Mitch McConnell).

- Congressional pay: Congressmen should not be in charge of deciding their pay.

- Trump Impeachment: Strongly for.

- UBI: Don't think it's realistic, but I would gladly be proven wrong.

- Feminism: I'm for it in general. Expand the accessibility of birth control, condoms, and sexual education. It should be easier for people to report sexual assault and harassment. Strong education about sexual assault and harassment should be given in public schools. In favor of a guarantee of equality in the Constitution and laws requiring equal pay.

- Affirmative action: Not sure actually. Haven't given it much thought.

- Justice: Our police system needs MAJOR reform. The police should not be in charge of investigating themselves. Police training needs to be better and focus more on non-violent resolution. The police should not have military-grade weaponry. Body-cams should be required. The police should not be above the law.

- Farming subsidies: strongly for, but we need to modernize our agricultural industry.

- Education: Tuition for public universities needs to be fully subsidized by the government. Cancel student loan debt. I'm also against Common Core in its current state, but like the general idea. In general, I think the education system needs more funding. Schools should also be required to have some form of life skills curriculum that covers cooking, basic shop skills, and taxes, among other things.

- Defense: Budget is way over bloated and could easily be cut in half.

- Housing: HOAs need to be strongly regulated, especially with regard to their influence over local politics. Public housing should be expanded. High-rise apartments should be encouraged. Some regulations on housing construction should be laxed.

- Taxes, Federal government: Greatly simplify the current tax code. Institute a progressive income tax, for example: 0-5% below the poverty threshold, 5-10% for income earned between the poverty threshold and the median income, 15-20% for income earned between the median income and $75k, 25-30% between $75k and $10mil, 50-75% for all income above the amount of $10mil, and 99% for all income above $1bil. Of course, those percentages would only apply to income above a certain threshold. So if you earned $2bil a year, you would pay 0% on the first 20k or so, 10% on the next 25k (or about 2.5k), 20% on the next 35k (or about 7k), 30% on the next 1,925k (or 577.5k), 50% on the next 990mil (or about 455mil), and 99% on the next billion (or about 990mil). So you would still take home 545 million after all that. Which is still a ludicrous amount of money. Also, there should be a 1% health care tax and 2% social security tax on top of that. There should also be a ~10% corporate tax at the federal level. Filing should be free, and administered by the IRS. There should be less loopholes. US citizens living abroad should not be taxed (which they are btw), but US-based corporations and individuals using off-shore bank accounts SHOULD be taxed.

- Taxes, local government: In general, sales taxes should be replaced by VAT taxes. There should be about a 1-5% property tax and a 5% fuel tax. Hoarded wealth should also be taxed. Marijuana, alcohol, and cigarettes should also be taxed. Certain things should be immune from taxing, like certain clothes, medicine, and food.

- Marijuana: legalize and tax it.