"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle
All of the people here seem like they're pretty chill, and I don't think will attack others for dissenting opinions, but just in case gentlemen, ^the quote. Be respectful. I want to hear your opinions.
Not limited to Americans, if you have an opinion on anything, or want to challenge one of mine go for it.
I can't seem agree with any political party, and well I'm considering Poly-Sci(political science) as a major after highschool so yeah, opinions on a few things:
-legality of marijuanna(No "but it's fun dude." Possible problems with inmates with drug charges, etc.)
WARNING. Opinionated answers. I don't mean to offend anyone here, but the whole point is to say what I believe in, and figure out my party.
"War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing!" >
I think that war is an excuse for resource collection, and establishment of US power in foreign countries. It kills young men, while our "leaders," and greedy corporate business men sit back and rake in the dough. Regardless of this, I can't wait till I join the Marines, and get in there. I think it should be mandatory to join the military for two years, but deployment should be optional for those who went involuntarily.
Healthcare. I don't know what to do about it as of right now, but free health care is not the way to go. I'm sorry, but if everyone gets healthcare free, then it becomes second rate. If the government pays doctors I'm sure it won't be as much as with privatized health care, and there will be a lower supply of doctors, and with a lower supply, you can't weed out as many lesser skilled medical students.
Welfare. :doh:FDR's biggest F*%# up. You know, during the depression, people would rather starve, than take government handouts, people killed themselves rather than take from the government. Not that it was a good thing, but it showed how people had more pride, and wanted to earn their bread. Look at America now. Full of lazy people who easily take handouts, and beg. I see people with nice shoes, and cars, and purses, (I work at a grocery store.) who use food stamps, and other governmental support. You need help from the government, but you can afford to buy a $300 coach purse, or $200 Jordans, yeah.:bs: Worse than them are homeless people. I have no sympathy for them. If I can get a job, as a minor(which is a pain.) why can't you? I highly agree with Carnegie's gospel of wealth. He believed in helping people by providing resources like libraries, and creating jobs, rather than just giving them money. There was a quote in which he basically stated that you should help only the worthy, those who are willing to put effort into the betterment of their lives. I think many corporate businessmen should look into it, you don't need billions. I believe in hard work. If you're lazy, don't be surprised at what your life is like. You get out what you put in.
Social Security I have no problem with. Governmental help is good when it goes the the sick, and disabled. Especially vets.:tup: I may joke around about the other branches being useless,(MARINES ALL DAY BABY!:bird
But I respect anyone, and everyone who joins the military, especially soldiers. :tup:
The world economy is crap. US is pretty bad, we officially owe more than we make, and we're not even close to being the worst. Europe is bad. Europe is worse than the US. Mos, European governments aren't exactly socialist but have socialistic leanings. Like Englands Nationalized healthcare. It isn't working out. Wealth distribution shouldn't even be considered. I'm not rich by any standards, so not because of that. I just feel that if you work for your money, you should be able to afford what you want, and not be taxed a huge chunk of your income. I think a Free market capitalist system would be best. I mean a real one. Not this crap excuse for one that we have in the US. Laissez-faire my @$$. Politicians regulate everything.
I'd prefer a smaller government, which provided protection in general, and protection from monopolies. Other than that, no intervention in markets. Not imperialistic like our government is now. But then there's really no need for a military, and I'm out of a job. what to do, what to do?
I think pot should be legal. It really isn't even as bad as alcohol or cigarettes. I'm with Ron Paul on the legalization and taxing of marijuana, that's another good source of income that our country desperately needs. The problem is that there are many people in jail for marijuana related "crimes" so I'm not sure how that would work out.(For the record I don't smoke, or do any drugs. Except for the occasional drink of whiskey... And vodka... Occasional. Not a drunk.)>
I'm pro-choice. The thing won't even resemble a child for like the first 3-4 months. I've seen abortion videos, they don't look like babies. It's much better than a child getting abandoned, or abused, because people are idiots and can't spend $10 on some condoms. Besides with the rate of teen pregnancies, it would just be better if they had the option to abort. Kids shouldn't be raising kids. It's also not fair for a child to be born and be unwanted. Among those things it is an infringement of rights. How does someone determine what a woman can do with her body? That's just as bad as segregated water fountains.
Gay Marriage. This is a touchy subject, since gay guys make me very uncomfortable. I'm kind of homophobic, but it's just towards guys. Homosexuality between guys is disgusting IMO. Lesbians are great, and Bi-sexual women are the greatest invention ever.:yup: Trust me, I know, my girlfriend is Bi-sexual.:yup: That being said. I think that they should be allowed to get married. I know I'm not going to marry a guy, and as long as they stay away from me, I have no problem. I can respect that you have different beliefs, and I'm not the guy who goes up to a gay dude and insults him for it, or beats up people for it. I don't value any talent or ability less because of it either. IE, Freddie Mercury was a great singer, I listen to his amazing music, but I wouldn't meet him given the chance. I just think it's gross, and keep it to myself.
As far as social issues go, I generally align myself with more with the democratic party. I align myself more with republicans when it comes to economics. Socially liberal, and fiscally conservative I guess.
Who would I vote for? Poly-sci major who can't say he has a political party. Lol.