A few years ago I wouldn’t have felt the need to write this out, but times are crazy.
We live in a time where you have to watch what you say, you can’t have open discussion it seems. When you try, you run the very high risk of being labeled a whole slew of things that just aren’t true to your character.
Since Trump took office we have seen a massive shift not only in the political landscape but just life in general it seems.
Nowadays the discussion is taken away from the real issues and more times than not you have to defend your character as you are falsely labeled something horrible.
I got tired of repeating myself. I think we all agree on more than we disagree on.
Below is what I believe, and to me it is nothing but common sense. You can disagree if you like, I wont hate you, I wont unfriend you, I wont block you, none of that, but I do have to question how one could disagree. I love to have real discussions, so if you have a different view I would love to hear about it and discuss. peace.
A perfect world
Corruption needs to leave politics. Easier said than done, but let's just imagine it's a perfect world. Boom we got rid of all the corruption and money in politics. No more special interest groups, no more lobbying, no more back room deals, no more favors, no more fighting for power.
In this perfect world the government is there only to do what it's meant to do, work for the American people. There would be term limits. The government wouldn’t be divided into two parties and in constant grid lock.
I want every American to have the same rights and freedoms, no matter your gender, race, sexual orientation, or anything else.
No hate groups. Common Sense Laws & Enforcements.
I think healthcare & education should be affordable. While Government can offer assistances, I think we have seen time and time again that the private sector proves to be more efficient in all areas of these matters. If you see how the VA is currently ran you would agree. Government wastes far too much money, the spending goes up while the quality of service goes down.
I think women should have final say over what happens to their bodies. Funding to Planned Parenthood. Pro Choice.
I think we should allow stem cell treatments in the U.S and fund that area dramatically.
I want people to come here legally, that being said there shouldn’t be a years long waiting list, if its taking that long, its only just another reminder of how inept government is at running the show. We need border security.
Everyone other than violent felons and mentally unstable should have the right to bear arms. Pro Common Sense Gun Laws.
I think we should have a strong military and be ready for anything, but I dont think we should be as involved in other countries as we are, we should be like Canada and just chill, but we can still help out of course, but I make a strong emphasis on helping our own first as we have people we need to take care of.
We need to take care of vets, homeless, poor and hungry, in a place that wastes so much food, there is no doubt better systems and programs we can put into place where no one needs to go hungry.
I think the tax code should be simplified. In a perfect world, income tax would be gone, and tax would only exist on usage and goods. If there must be an income tax, in my eyes, the fairest way to go about this would be a flat tax rate. We don’t want to tax the American Dream.
I think marijuana should be legalized, the revenue it would create could be used for numerous things.
I think people should not be fined and jailed for drug use, but required to complete drug classes.
I believe in smaller government, bigger private sector with less government oversight. More power to state level government, federal upholds united front, constitutional law and order, utilities.
yes/no q&a on specific issues
Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? Yes.
Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples? Yes.
What is your stance on abortion? Pro Choice.
Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood? Yes.
Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape? Yes.
Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs? Yes.
Should the federal government institute a mandatory buyback of assault weapons? No.
Should the federal government require racial sensitivity training for employees? Depends what that looks like.
Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property? Not on Government Property No.
Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control? Yes.
Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events? No, anyone trans needs to compete in their birth gender league.
Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws? Yes.
Do you support the death penalty? Yes.
Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? yes.
Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students? No.
Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors? No.
Should hate speech be protected by the first amendment? Yes. But needs to be clear hate speech.
Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God? Yes.
Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies? Yes.
Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide? Yes.
Should the federal government require people to wear face masks in public during the COVID pandemic? No. Should be Encouraged Tho, Left up to states.
Should health insurers be allowed to deny coverage to individuals who have a pre-existing condition? No.
Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs? No.
Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment? Yes.
Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? Yes.
Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? No.
Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)? Yes.
Do you support a single-payer healthcare system? No.
Should people be required to work in order to receive Medicaid? No.
Should the government fund the World Health Organization? Yes, fair share.
Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them? Decriminalized.
Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare? More
Domestic Policy Issues
Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun? Common Sense Gun Laws
Should the President of the United States have the power to deploy military troops in order to stop protests? If Violent, then yes.
Should the state government order schools to provide online only classes in order to combat coronavirus? No.
Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? yes.
Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school? No, But there could be locked up guns in class rooms.
Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? Yes.
Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods? No.
Should the redrawing of Congressional districts be controlled by an independent, non-partisan commission? What does that look like?
Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) ? No.
Should the Supreme Court be reformed to include more seats and term limits on judges? Yes.
Should the NSA (National Security Agency) be allowed to collect basic metadata of citizen’s phone calls? Yes and no.
Should people on the “no-fly list” be banned from purchasing guns and ammunition? yes.
Do you support affirmative action programs? I dont believe in quotas of that nature. Judgement of Character Determines how the dominos fall.
Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation? No.
Should it be illegal to burn the American flag? yes.
Do you support the Patriot Act? Yes and No.
Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? For illegal behavior, anything else is treason.
Should victims of gun violence be allowed to sue firearms dealers and manufacturers? No.
Should the government be allowed to seize private property, with reasonable compensation, for public? No.
Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security? no.
Should social media companies ban political advertising? no.
Should college sports be played in the fall of 2020? Sure.
Should the U.S. government grant immunity to Edward Snowden? yes.
Should the military upgrade Air Force One? yes.
Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? Yes.
Should the U.S. raise taxes on the rich? no.
Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? Yes
Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child? No.
Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt? Yes
Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession? yes.
Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? No.
Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?
Should the U.S. raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? lower.
Do you support a universal basic income program? No.
Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system? yes.
Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours? Yes.
Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry? yes and no.
Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real Estate? Yes.
Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress? yes.
Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google? No.
Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? both.
Should the President offer tax breaks to individual companies to keep jobs in the U.S.? yes.
Should the U.S. increase tariffs on imported products from China? Yes.
Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? Yes.
Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? Trumps Replacement deal.
Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession? No bail outs.
Should the government subsidize farmers? Yes.
Should U.S. citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts? Yes.
Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes? Yes.
Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privatel? Optional.
Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country? Yes.
Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? No
Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers? Yes.
Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? To an extent.
Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? Yes and no.