Where on the "Political Rainbow" do you stand?

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    Jan 08, 2012 1:27 AM GMT
    What are your political views?

    I consider myself fiscally conservative, socially liberal, and progressive on civil rights. Here are some of my beliefs:
    1. I believe that social safety net programs can co-exist in a "break even or surplus" budget governmental operating philosophy.
    2. I believe in a strong military during peace time (jobs program).
    3. I believe that strong state economies equal a strong national economy.
    4. I believe that eliminating illiteracy and poverty helps create strong economies around the globe, which moves the world to global peace.
    5. I believe in multiculturalism and open border immigration with a progressive path to citizenship.
    6. I believe in the strict separation of church and state.
    7. I believe that we need the Second Amendment.
    8. I believe in respecting the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.
    9. I believe in a national sales tax, over a personal income tax.
    10. I support same-sex AND plural marriage.
    11. I support term limits for both Houses of Congress.
    12. I support the United Nations and the International Court of Justice at The Hague.
    13. I support policy investments which encourage entrepreneurship.
    14. I support policy investments which encourage public education on sound, civic governance practices.
    15. I support policy investments which promote STEM education.
    16. I support policy investments which promote the creation of sustainable energy and food security.
    17. I support strict campaign finance laws which eliminate corporate and foreign entity contributions.
    18. I believe in "break even or surplus" budgeting at all levels of government.
    19. I believe in "Restorative Justice" programs, as opposed to "punitive justice".

    These are just some of my views which come to mind in the moment. There are certainly viewpoints which I have.

    Tell us about some of your viewpoints?

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    Jan 08, 2012 3:05 AM GMT
    Socially left
    economically left

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    Jan 08, 2012 3:45 PM GMT
    Pretty far right.
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    Jan 08, 2012 4:21 PM GMT
    I'm a political atheist.

    Our country is going down the tubes. We now have to compete with other countries, but we're saddled with trillion$ in extra cost as the World's Policeman and nanny. At home, at least 20% of US adult men live off the government (prison, disability, unemployment, etc.) while that figure was 7% in 1970. And don't get me started on the perverse special laws that allow wealthy citizens and corporations to receive billions in corporate welfare. We drive a billion a day further into debt.

    Both parties are too friendly with lobbyists to fix things. The Republican party has been taken over Evangelical Christians who want to write their bible into the Constitution **starting with** outlawing same-sex marriage, abortion and tossing science onto the ash heap of history.

    So I vote for the Democrats, as they're the only hope to stop us from devolving down into a third world Theocracy.
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    Jan 08, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    White4DarkerFL saidI'm a political atheist.

    Our country is going down the tubes. We now have to compete with other countries, but we're saddled with trillion$ in extra cost as the World's Policeman and nanny. At home, at least 20% of US adult men live off the government (prison, disability, unemployment, etc.) while that figure was 7% in 1970. We drive a billion a day further into debt.

    Both parties are too friendly with lobbyists to fix things. The Republican party has been taken over Evangelical Christians who want to write their bible into the Constitution **starting with** outlawing same-sex marriage, abortion and tossing science onto the ash heap of history.

    So I vote for the Democrats, as they're the only hope to stop us from devolving down into a third world Theocracy.


    It's closer to $5 billion per day.
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    Jan 08, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
    Definitely a fiscal conservative and much more progressive on social issues.
    I call myself center-left overall, very comfortable with my views, but not inflexible or rigid. Not a one issue voter... usually a compliation of all.
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    Jan 08, 2012 4:52 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    White4DarkerFL saidI'm a political atheist.

    Our country is going down the tubes. We now have to compete with other countries, but we're saddled with trillion$ in extra cost as the World's Policeman and nanny. At home, at least 20% of US adult men live off the government (prison, disability, unemployment, etc.) while that figure was 7% in 1970. We drive a billion a day further into debt.

    Both parties are too friendly with lobbyists to fix things. The Republican party has been taken over Evangelical Christians who want to write their bible into the Constitution **starting with** outlawing same-sex marriage, abortion and tossing science onto the ash heap of history.

    So I vote for the Democrats, as they're the only hope to stop us from devolving down into a third world Theocracy.


    It's closer to $5 billion per day.


    So you're saying I'm only off by $4 billion a day? This would wipe out Bill Gates and Warren Buffet within a month. Somebody is printing money to make up for it.

    The irony here is that 74% of voters consider themselves fiscally conservative.
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    Jan 08, 2012 5:19 PM GMT
    White4DarkerFL said
    freedomisntfree said
    White4DarkerFL saidI'm a political atheist.

    Our country is going down the tubes. We now have to compete with other countries, but we're saddled with trillion$ in extra cost as the World's Policeman and nanny. At home, at least 20% of US adult men live off the government (prison, disability, unemployment, etc.) while that figure was 7% in 1970. We drive a billion a day further into debt.

    Both parties are too friendly with lobbyists to fix things. The Republican party has been taken over Evangelical Christians who want to write their bible into the Constitution **starting with** outlawing same-sex marriage, abortion and tossing science onto the ash heap of history.

    So I vote for the Democrats, as they're the only hope to stop us from devolving down into a third world Theocracy.


    It's closer to $5 billion per day.


    So you're saying I'm only off by $4 billion a day? This would wipe out Bill Gates and Warren Buffet within a month. Somebody is printing money to make up for it.

    The irony here is that 74% of voters consider themselves fiscally conservative.


    Correction, not quite $5 billion a day but uncomfortably close.

    FY nominal dollars inflation adjusted

    2009 1416 Billion Dollar Deficit 1459.79 Billion Deficit
    2010 1294 Billion Dollar Deficit 1312.37 Billion Deficit
    2011 1299 Billion Dollar Deficit 1299 Billion Deficit
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    Jan 08, 2012 5:27 PM GMT
    Much worse is that our budget deficit has increased over the last five years from 1.5% of GDP to 9 and 10%
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    Jan 09, 2012 1:07 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidDefinitely a fiscal conservative and much more progressive on social issues.
    I call myself center-left overall, very comfortable with my views, but not inflexible or rigid. Not a one issue voter... usually a compliation of all.
    Of ALL of my views there is only ONE that I will take arms against my fellow citizens because it is NOT negotiable, The rest either change over time and are flexible.

    The NON NEGOTIABLE ONE IS : The separation of the church and the state.
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    Jan 09, 2012 6:23 PM GMT
    Socially moderate to liberal
    Fiscally conservative
    Economically liberal (meaning less govt intervention)
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    Jan 09, 2012 6:29 PM GMT
    I reject state paternalism of nearly every kind.

    I should be allowed to do all the things that strangers 1000 miles off think will destroy me.
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    Jan 09, 2012 6:32 PM GMT
    Im on the side that is gonna piss the other person off more.
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    Jan 09, 2012 10:16 PM GMT
    Chainers saidIm on the side that is gonna piss the other person off more.


    That's kind of where I end up.