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October 23rd, 2004


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11:30 am - A quick Poll
I'm curious how my friends list feels on these issues. I'm not tracking your usernames or anything, but feel free to comment if you don't like how I set it up.

I tried to hide my opinions on the issues by not weighting the questions... (well except for that tax one ;)




Poll #371508 Where are your politics?

Iraq

We should never have gone in
0(0.0%)
We should have gone in anyway, Saddam was a danger to the world.
6(35.3%)
We should not have gone in, and we should pull out now.
3(17.6%)
We should not have gone in, but we must stay and stabilize
8(47.1%)
Undecided, or the above options do not cover it.
0(0.0%)

Abortion

Pro Life - All the way
0(0.0%)
Pro Choice - All the way
14(82.4%)
Pro Choice - But it would not be my choice
3(17.6%)
Undecided, or the above options do not cover it.
0(0.0%)

Gay Marriage

I am against it, for religious reasons
0(0.0%)
I am against it, for non-religious reasons
0(0.0%)
What other people do isn't my business
5(29.4%)
I am for it - All the way
12(70.6%)
Undecided, or the above options do not cover it.
0(0.0%)

Taxes

Bush Tax Cuts should stay
3(17.6%)
Bush Tax Cuts should go
3(17.6%)
Bush Tax Cuts should be modified
4(23.5%)
Undecided
3(17.6%)
Everybody but Jon3+his friends list should pay taxes.
4(23.5%)

2nd Amendment

Anybody should get any gun they can afford
3(17.6%)
You should be able to carry a gun, if you feel the need, and are properly trained/licensed
8(47.1%)
Nobody should be allowed a handgun, but rifles and shotguns for hunting are OK.
3(17.6%)
All guns should be destroyed
0(0.0%)
Undecided, or the above options do not cover it.
3(17.6%)

Health Care

We need universal, government controlled, healthcare now
4(23.5%)
Universal healthcare will destroy care quality
3(17.6%)
The prescription drug industry needs to be brought under control
7(41.2%)
Things are just fine the way they are now
1(5.9%)
Undecided, or the above options do not cover it.
2(11.8%)

Terrorism

The best way to win the war on Terrorism is to find them, and kill them.
2(11.8%)
We must bring democracy and opportunity to the countries that breed terrorists - if they have something better to look forward to, al-qeida won't find recruits.
3(17.6%)
We need to re-evaluate our own policies in the middle east, and tighten up our screening of those visiting the US.
4(23.5%)
We should all convert to Islam, INFIDELS!
0(0.0%)
Undecided, or the above options do not cover it.
8(47.1%)

Does the president affect the job creation market?

No, not really.
0(0.0%)
Yes, very much so.
7(41.2%)
Only marginally.
6(35.3%)
Only through trade policy with other countries
2(11.8%)
Undecided, or the above options do not cover it.
2(11.8%)

Death Penalty

I am for it.
6(37.5%)
I am against it.
10(62.5%)

Social Security

Privatize it, or at least allow people the option.
5(29.4%)
Fix problems with existing system
12(70.6%)

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From:bouncingleaf
Date:October 24th, 2004 03:28 pm (UTC)
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Since I would have a lot of "above options do not cover it" on mine:

Iraq
Part of me says we should never have gone in, violence begets violence, etc. On the other hand, it does seem pretty clear that the people of Iraq were suffering under Saddam, and the alleviation of suffering is a good thing. I don't like how we went in (flipping off the rest of the world), and I don't like some of the public justification for going in (trying to connect Saddam with 9/11). I'm not convinced that this was a "war for oil" - for one thing, I don't think there's only one reason for the war - I am pretty suspicious of my government's less-public motives for going in.

As far as what to do now... in all honesty, I haven't a clue. I don't think I know enough of the facts about the situation there. I do have a sense that if we came storming in with guns ablaze that we ought to stick around and help the people who are left fix up their country.

Abortion
Pro Choice - undecided about whether or not it would be my choice.

Gay Marriage
What other people do isn't my business
I am for it - All the way
...both of the above :)

Taxes
I have Bush's spin on his taxes, I have the Democrat's spin on his taxes. It's another area where I'm not sure who to believe, and don't have all the info I think I need. I'm not a big fan of giving rich people tax breaks, but I think the bigger issue for me is that I'm not a big fan of giving rich corporations tax breaks.

2nd Amendment
You should be able to carry a gun, if you feel the need, and are properly trained/licensed
...sort of. There are some questions here like "ANY gun?" and "what is necessary for training and licensure?" that aren't addressed by this answer. I'm not going to address them here either. Somewhere there's a line to be drawn between "15 year olds can buy semi-automatic weapons at Walmart" and "Only a cop can carry a gun" and it's somewhere not near either of those two extremes... but exactly where... undecided.

Health Care
We need universal, government controlled, healthcare now
...eh, universal health care yes; government controlled? not sure.

The prescription drug industry needs to be brought under control
...regardless of the universal health care question, this I agree with.

Terrorism
The best way to win the war on Terrorism is to find them, and kill them.
...it amazes me that people believe that this is possible, or that attempting this will somehow be effective. As if there were a breed of human called Terrorists and if we can just somehow eliminate them from the gene pool we will all be Safe.

We must bring democracy and opportunity to the countries that breed terrorists - if they have something better to look forward to, al-qeida won't find recruits.
...This is probably closest to my opinion, though I'm wary of "bring democracy" turning into "American Imperialism" or "force American culture" or the like, which I don't think will be helpful. And there's a whole lot more that I would add to this... but I am not feeling like writing an essay about it this morning... and I have no sense of how feasible any of my theories are.

Does the president affect the job creation market?
...Probably?

Death Penalty
I am against it.
...an easy one!

Social Security
Privatize it, or at least allow people the option.
Fix problems with existing system
...You know, I heard a really interesting radio interview with people on various sides of this discussion, and I formed an opinion on it then. Since then I've forgotten 90% of that evening including the various sides of the issue and my resulting opinion. :)

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