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Political Opinions

Discussion in 'Open Chat' started by Saturn, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Saturn

    Saturn Scout

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    I spent the last 45 minutes or so writing this thread, so please, share your thoughts on these topics:

    1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?


    2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?


    3. Should the death penalty be abolition?


    4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?


    5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?


    6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?


    7. Should stem cell research be legal?


    8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?


    9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?


    10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?


    11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?


    12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?


    13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?


    14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?


    15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?


    16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?


    17. Should gay marriage be legalized?


    18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?


    19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?


    20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?


    21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?


    22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?


    23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?


    24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?


    25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?


    26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories?


    27. Should we make Iraq a US state?


    28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?


    29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?


    30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?


    31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?


    32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights?


    33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York?


    34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?


    35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?


    36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?


    37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?


    38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?


    39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither?


    40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?


    41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18?


    42. Should church and state remain separate?


    43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero?


    44. Should the government offer free healthcare?


    45. Should the government offer free college/university education?


    46. Should tobacco be made illegal?


    47. Should alcohol be made illegal again?


    48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?


    49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified?


    50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?


    51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?


    52. Should we allow weapons in space?


    53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court?


    54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?


    55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public?


    56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets?


    57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system?


    58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?


    59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States?


    60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults?


    61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist?


    62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa?


    63. Should research into cloning be conducted?


    64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison?


    65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state?


    66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states?


    67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?
     
  2. Saturn

    Saturn Scout

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?
    no


    2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?
    no


    3. Should the death penalty be abolished?
    yes, except during certain cases such as a mass serial killer


    4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?
    no

    5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?
    no

    6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?
    legal


    7. Should stem cell research be legal?
    yes

    8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?
    yes, but only if they are guilty beyond a reasonably doubt

    9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?
    no

    10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?
    no

    11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?
    yes

    12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?
    yes

    13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?
    no

    14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?
    mixed

    15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?
    yes

    16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?
    no

    17. Should gay marriage be legalized?
    yes

    18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?
    yes

    19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?
    yes

    20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?
    yes

    21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?
    yes

    22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
    US State

    23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
    US State

    24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
    US State

    25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
    US State

    26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories?
    US States

    27. Should we make Iraq a US state?
    yes

    28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?
    yes

    29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?
    neutral

    30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?
    only a little bit to help fix the economy

    31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?
    yes

    32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights?
    yes

    33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York?
    either remain part of New York or become it's own state

    34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?
    not now, but perhaps in the future, but not with Mexico unless Mexico becomes a first-world country by that time

    35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?
    no

    36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
    no, but it should be frowned upon

    37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?
    no

    38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?
    yes

    39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither?
    maybe /b/, but only if they get out of hand

    40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?
    yes

    41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18?
    yes

    42. Should church and state remain separate?
    yes

    43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero?
    yes

    44. Should the government offer free healthcare?
    no

    45. Should the government offer free college/university education?
    no

    46. Should tobacco be made illegal?
    no

    47. Should alcohol be made illegal again?
    no

    48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?
    only if it's necessary

    49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified?
    no

    50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?
    yes

    51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?
    no for both

    52. Should we allow weapons in space?
    yes, but only for the US, not for other countries

    53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court?
    yes

    54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?
    yes

    55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public?
    yes

    56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets?
    yes

    57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system?
    yes

    58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?
    they should, but it's not really plausible

    59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States?
    yes, but not near large population centers

    60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults?
    yes

    61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist?
    yes

    62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa?
    yes

    63. Should research into cloning be conducted?
    yes

    64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison?
    no

    65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state?
    yes

    66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states?
    no, but we should peacefully assimilate other countries into the US if they want to become states

    67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?
    hopefully sometime in the future
     

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