Just curious: where do people stand on this website?

  • yankeesblazer...

    Posts: 243

    Aug 24, 2010 5:08 AM GMT
    I was just curious, are there any other RJers out there who hold similar beliefs to myself? I lean conservative on a lot of issues, but on others I stand on the liberal side of the fence. I'm not looking to put anybody down for their views in this thread, and I hope none of you revert to that to attack myself or others who may respond. I'm just imply curious where everybody stands on these core issues. If I left some out that you think are important, please add it.

    Gay Marriage: For it

    Abortion: Against it

    Death Penalty: Against it

    Global Warming: Believe the earth is getting warmer, but still gathering information on the causes.

    Flat Tax: For it

    Stance on the Arizona immigration law: Support it

    Staunch Gun Control: Against it

    Marijuana: Legalize it (although I don't smoke it and never have)

    Prostitution: Legalize it

    Religion: Atheist (the hard-right Christian Conservatives really get under my skin).

    I would love to hear how my fellow RJers feel about the above issues or additional ones if I left some out.

  • JJ_Atoli

    Posts: 295

    Aug 24, 2010 5:14 AM GMT
    Gay Marriage: For It
    Abortion: Pro-choice (won't say I'm 'for it' since it's a horrible thing)
    Death Penalty: Against It
    Global Warming: Believe it.
    Flat Tax: For It
    Stance on the Arizona immigration law: Support it
    Staunch Gun Control: Against it
    Marijuana: Not sure yet.
    Prostitution: Legalize it
    Religion: Still searching (spiritual but not religious)
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    Aug 24, 2010 5:31 AM GMT
    Gay Marriage: For it

    Abortion: Against it

    Death Penalty: Against it

    Global Warming: no idea
    Flat Tax: For it

    Stance on the Arizona immigration law: HELL NO LET MY PEOPLE GO

    Staunch Gun Control: Against it

    Marijuana: Legalize it

    Prostitution: no

    Religion: the devil wears prada


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    Aug 24, 2010 5:36 AM GMT
    Gay Marriage: For it

    Abortion: for it

    Death Penalty: Against it

    Global Warming: why dont we have hydrogen yet?

    Flat Tax: against it.

    Stance on the Arizona immigration law: i'm canadian so i dont know much about this.

    Staunch Gun Control: for it

    Marijuana: legalize it (hell yea)

    Prostitution: should still be illegal.

    Religion: criminalize it. how many wars has this started?
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    Aug 24, 2010 5:41 AM GMT
    Gay Marriage: For it

    Abortion: Pro choice

    Death Penalty: Undecided, leaning toward it

    Global Warming: Global climates are changing; average global temp is currently rising; know it's a natural cycle but undecided on human factors involved.

    Flat Tax: For it

    Stance on the Arizona immigration law: Undecided, as I've had "illegal" friends who are very good friends...and still in contact with them even though they're been deported.

    Staunch Gun Control: Against it.

    Marijuana: Legalize it, and make it less expensive.

    Prostitution: Legalize it, and keep the prices about the same.

    Religion: Agnostic, leaning toward the possibility of being created by a more advanced version of the human race, but not completely dismissing the idea of a single creator.
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    Aug 24, 2010 6:27 AM GMT
    Nice thread man, thanks

    Gay Marriage: For it

    Abortion: Against it personally, but for freedom of the woman's choice

    Death Penalty: Against it morally, but am not against killing for self-protection personally

    Global Warming: Believe the earth is getting warmer, but still gathering information on the causes.

    Flat Tax: Dont know about this, against probably, should depend on income

    Stance on the Arizona immigration law: Cant say, I can understand the reason behind it, but freedom of self-determination to me is also important

    Staunch Gun Control: For it, am against all guns

    Marijuana: Legalize it (I dont smoke, but its ridiculous to criminalise something private like that)

    Prostitution: Legalize it (same as with marijuana)

    Religion: Against it personally, and against proselytising, freedom of choice for everyone politically speaking





    Others:

    Legalisation of all drugs, including hard drugs and cigarettes: For it

    Mass marketing of pharmaceutical drugs: Against it (its illegal in Europe)

    Slavery: Against it (still exists in Africa and India)

    Equal rights: For it

    Religious law: Against it

    War: Against it

    Pollution taxation: For it

    Market regulation: For it (thanks to consumerism, pollution and toxic products from China for instance)

    Social regulation: Against it







  • AlexGuess

    Posts: 364

    Aug 24, 2010 6:47 AM GMT
    Gay Marriage: For it

    Abortion: Against it

    Death Penalty: Against it

    Global Warming: Woried, but that's life, I do what I can to help

    Flat Tax: For it

    Stance on the Arizona immigration law: Well, they do need inmigrants.

    Staunch Gun Control: Against it

    Marijuana: Legalize it

    Prostitution: Legalize it

    Religion: I do believe in a god, not in a specific religion though
    I do admire budhists, their lifestyle and their view of life
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    Aug 24, 2010 7:15 AM GMT
    Gay Marriage: Government licenses yes, let each religious entity decide if they want to do ceremonies

    Abortion: Against it except in cases of rape/incest/harm to the mother

    Death Penalty: Against it (too expensive the way it's done now)

    Global Warming: No. Climate change, maybe. Blown out of proportion liberal fearmongering? Yes.

    Flat Tax: Yes.

    Stance on the Arizona immigration law: Go Arizona!

    Staunch Gun Control: Against it

    Marijuana: I support it on ideological grounds but stoners are douchebags, so I can't vote for it.

    Prostitution: Nevada's system may work, but I think we need more evidence to decide whether or not it's worth it.

    Religion: Non-religious Christian

    Government bailouts of corporations: Against

    Obamacare: Against
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    Aug 24, 2010 7:31 AM GMT
    I don't know more than you don't know.
  • Webster666

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    Aug 24, 2010 9:23 AM GMT

    Gay Marriage: For it

    Abortion: For it. I'm not just for having it be legal. I'm in favor of it.

    Death Penalty: On the fence

    Global Warming: The Polar ice isn't melting just as a fluke

    Flat Tax: For it

    Stance on the Arizona immigration law: Support it

    Staunch Gun Control: For it

    Marijuana: Legalize it (although I don't smoke it and never have)

    Prostitution: Legalize it

    Religion: Atheist (the hard-right Christian Conservatives really get under my skin). And, there's way too much hatred and hypocrisy, done in the name of religion.
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    Aug 24, 2010 10:00 AM GMT
    Gay Marriage: 100% for it

    Abortion: Depends on the gradation of the situation.

    Death Penalty: Mostly against it, but I can understand special cases cogently advocating for it

    Global Warming: Ambivalent. Too many confounding variables to make a decision either way

    Flat Tax: No. Poor people shouldn't pay the same amount as rich people.

    Stance on the Arizona immigration law: Again, ambivalent. Both sides have merit.

    Staunch Gun Control: No one needs a gun. This isn't 1890. We have weapons that can replace guns. No, I don't care for people who hunt animals. That's also barbaric. And pointless. Oh no, I've isolated every white man who lives in a rural city now. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Marijuana: Legalize it

    Prostitution: Legalize it

    Religion: Agnostic Jew
  • GQjock

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    Aug 24, 2010 10:00 AM GMT
    Gay Marriage: For it

    Abortion: When I grow a uterus then I'll have an opinion

    Death Penalty: Against it

    Global Warming: Ain't no if's and's or's about it .... We are There

    Flat Tax: Really ..... and what millionaire that one up?

    Stance on the Arizona immigration law: When I see that police can stop grubby little white guys on suspicion of spousal abuse and for possibly having a meth lab at home .... that's when I'll support it

    Staunch Gun Control: Staunch? Define staunch

    Marijuana: Legalize it

    Prostitution: Don't care

    Religion: Atheist .. so I don't believe in religion
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    Aug 24, 2010 10:02 AM GMT
    Chaaxwvn saidI don't know more than you don't know.


    So you claim to be ignorant?
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    Aug 24, 2010 11:45 AM GMT
    Gay Marriage: In support of. It's gonna happen.

    Abortion: I am pro choice. Women who are raped shouldn't be forced to keep that offspring.

    Death Penalty: In favor of. I think there are things that are inexcusable of, and thus you forfeit your life by acting on such acts.

    Global Warming: Im in support of global warming?? We should keep an eye on things but im not really sure how I could hurt or help the issue.

    Flat Tax: I don't understand the question.. Not everyone is "fair" in the money making market.. so charging everyone the same isn't right.

    Stance on the Arizona immigration law: Illegal is Illegal (alien or drugs or whatnot.) I'm in favor of it.

    Staunch Gun Control: I don't think we need so many guns. I think a better regulation on them would be alright.

    Marijuana: Don't think its a great idea. People are smoking pot now when it's illegal, making it legal only would encourage it. Now if only used for medical purposes, I can get behind that.

    Prostitution: I have to quote what MuchMore said. As I LOLed:

    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    Prostitution: Legalize it, then we could eventually have reality TV shows about brothels and people pimping themselves just like they do on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. I bet the average person would not be ale to tell the difference between either "The Bachelor" or "The Hooker."


    I am in full support of the show "The Hooker".

    I would like to see prostitution legal. I mean can you imagine what Las Vegas would look like?

    Religion: I am a Christian.. But don't practice.. Basically I have my own religion with my God.. and im happy with that.
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    Aug 24, 2010 12:53 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]yankeesblazerscowboys said[/cite][/quote]

    Gay Marriage: For

    Abortion: Ambivalent

    Death Penalty: Against it

    Global Warming: "For" (better to take action and find out it was a wasted effort than not and end up f*cked)

    Flat Tax: Ummmm ...

    Stance on the Arizona immigration law: Need to watch more news

    Staunch Gun Control: Erm ... guns are bad?

    Marijuana: I'd legalize all drugs and ensure all were educated about the potential dangers ... if you want em you can get em quite easily anyway without much fear of recrimination.

    Prostitution: Legalize it - definitely - never understood how that works anyway as male escorts/rentboys have ads in the back of all gay mags over here????

    Religion: Agnostic Christian - think the guy had a lot to teach us and would find modern day organised religions abhorrent.



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    Aug 24, 2010 1:17 PM GMT
    Gay Marriage: For it

    Abortion: It should be the couple's decision.

    Death Penalty: For it. Why should you sit in jail and rot?

    Global Warming: On days when it is over 100 degrees, I say, hell yeah. But I seriously need to read both sides of the debate.

    Flat Tax: Against it.

    Stance on the Arizona immigration law: Support it

    Staunch Gun Control: For it. There needs to be a stricter way of buying guns. I was a work one night and a guy stumbled in drunk and bought a gun.

    Marijuana: Legalize it.

    Prostitution: Legalize it.

    Religion: Non-denomination Christian
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    Aug 24, 2010 1:52 PM GMT
    I stand behind the curtains and jump out when you are not expecting it.


    BOO
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    Aug 24, 2010 1:56 PM GMT
    - Gay Marriage: Yes, and not merely civil unions
    - Abortion: Yes, but early in the pregnancy, not very late. Breathing air isn't the only indication that a little mind has begun to think & feel, and medical science needs to tell us more about when that happens.
    - Death Penalty: No, because people make mistakes. Not the criminals, but the jurors.
    - Global Warming: Yes, and clearly related to human activity.
    - Flat Tax: Possibly. US tax codes have become impossibly ridiculous, unmanageable, and unfair.
    - Stance on the Arizona immigration law: No
    - Staunch Gun Control: Yes
    - Marijuana: No, until they can figure a way to keep smokers from driving on the roads I use.
    - Prostitution: No. It's an ugly, exploitative industry that can't be reformed in the US.
    - Religion: No. Fairy tales for adults.
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    Aug 24, 2010 2:44 PM GMT
    JB82 said
    Chaaxwvn saidI don't know more than you don't know.


    So you claim to be ignorant?


    That's always the first step.
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    Aug 24, 2010 3:05 PM GMT

    I'm pretty much a democratic socialist and I guess my answers reflect that:


    Gay Marriage: Strong yes.

    Abortion: Yes, though hopefully if we did more to provide sex education, birth control, daycare, medical care and education fewer women would want abortions.

    Death Penalty: No, because people make mistakes and cases of prosecutorial misconduct happen.

    Global Warming: Yes, and clearly related to human activity.

    Flat Tax: Having lived in Hong Kong with a flat tax, yes.

    Stance on the Arizona immigration law: the AZ law is probably unconstitutional. Again, having lived in Hong Kong where more than 10% of the population are legal guest workers, I've seen that the US has a lot of growing up to do in this department.

    Staunch Gun Control: Yes (and control on ammunition too)

    Marijuana: Legalize, regulate and tax it.

    Prostitution: Legalize, regulate and tax it.

    Religion: yes, if taken as poetry, not prose.
  • Daniepwils

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    Aug 24, 2010 3:10 PM GMT
    Marriage: For it

    Abortion: Against it (with two exceptions, if a woman/girl is forced against her will to have sex and becomes pregnant or there is substantial risk of death for the mother/child). People seem to not want to be held accountable for their actions anymore, and abortion should not be used as a form of birth control. You have sex, you know the consequences of having sex, now deal with it...

    Death Penalty: Yes, For murderers who had an intent on killing someone, only if there is 100% factual evidence. I would also include child molesters and rapist, but that is a slippery slope (for instance, an 18 year old being charged and convicted of child rape when it happens to be his 16 year old girlfriend....BS)

    Global Warming: I believe global warming is a natural process that this world does go through cycles of warming and cooling, however I think our polution is causing harm and also hastening the cycle.

    Flat Tax: For it

    Stance on the Arizona immigration law: Support it

    Staunch Gun Control: Everyone should have the right to own a gun, as long as they know how to use it.

    Marijuana: Legalize it (I don't smoke and never have)

    Prostitution: Legalize it, it is the oldest business known to man, and the church even supported it at one time (not that that matters)

    Religion: Agnostic, but was raised in a Catholic family
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    Aug 24, 2010 3:15 PM GMT
    GM: for
    Abortion: based on merits of circumstances
    Death Penalty : as above, wayne gacy, ted bundy etc. YES
    Global Warming: normal climatic cycle of the earth
    Flat Tax: undecided
    AZ Laws: Yes and No (sorry to be on the fence, it's just not an easy answer)
    Gun control; DEFINITELY AGAINST
    marijuana: govt controlled legal
    Prost: as above
    Religion: to each his own


    Great and thought provoking thread, brother....
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    Aug 24, 2010 3:22 PM GMT
    Gay Marriage: Yes
    Abortion: Pro-choice
    Death Penalty: Against it
    Global Warming: We have contributed to it
    Flat Tax: Against it
    Stance on the Arizona immigration law: Against it
    Staunch Gun Control: I can keep my guns, but none of you can
    Marijuana: Should be legal
    Prostitution: Should be legal
    Religion: Atheist
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    Aug 24, 2010 3:34 PM GMT
    OK, it's just Doug as Bill's busy at work, so...

    Gay Marriage: For It

    Abortion: Pro-choice, yes. (won't say I'm 'for it' since it's a horrible thing) but quite frankly I feel it's none of men's g d business.

    Death Penalty: Against It

    Global Warming: Believe it. I think it's both Nature and man-made with man-made acceleration and exacerbation

    Flat Tax: Nope. We make good money and pay more, big deal.

    Stance on the Arizona immigration law: Should have put your Feds in the hot seat instead.

    Staunch Gun Control: no comment; we're in Canada.

    Marijuana: Yes, why not. Huge revenue in taxation.

    Prostitution: Legalize it; huge revenue in taxation, health benefits for both clients and purveyors, human safety.

    Religion: interpretive christian (that's right, one of THEM..eeeeeeeeeeeee!!) Note the small 'c' as this faith has much to atone for and so deserves the humility of lower case.

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    Aug 24, 2010 4:15 PM GMT
    Gay Marriage: For it.

    Abortion: A woman is not an incubator. And people who say abortion is murder except in cases of rape/incest are saying it's OK to murder so that other people won't think you're totally cruel towards women. Which puts their entire argument in question.

    Death Penalty: Against it except when there's 100% certainty and given how often people lie, I don't know that I'd trust anyone to make that decision.

    Global Warming: Anyone who thinks otherwise is just playing politics.

    Flat Tax: LOL not ever. Simple solutions for simple minds may be a political philosophy but rarely works out well in the end. And when it's very very rich people pushing for it, well, it's fair to assume something's up.

    Stance on the Arizona immigration law: It requires racial profiling. 'nuff said.

    Staunch Gun Control: As much as possible.

    Marijuana: Legalize it.

    Prostitution: Legalize it.

    Religion: Atheist . Religion is a curse upon humanity.