Sure, go ahead. I think a law that says “no, absolutely never” is a bad law. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think this is a great option or even a good option but I think it should be an option nonetheless. Like many other situations where we are dealing in such an emotional area as the eventuality of life or death, there must be careful regulation. Of course late term is bad. Carl Sagan had a reasonable approach…
A look into the nation’s various affirmative action programs will reveal a tremendous amount of ineffective and even counterproductive programs. Even governments are starting to realize this now and you see programs being removed from public school admissions, for example. I fully support equal opportunity for all and special treatment none…
We should take reasonable measures to prevent the spread of any deadly disease, AIDS included. This particular disease has gotten out of hand, as pointed out by David Horowitz and others through the gross negligence of those initially infected by the disease with the help of the liberal leaders and political figures surrounding them, protecting them. The risks to heterosexuals were exaggerated to the benefit of both liberals and religious conservatives for a couple of reasons…
Animal Rights (PETA and the like)
Don’t be cruel to animals but be real. Humans are omnivores. That means we eat everything, including meat…
Cloning/Genetic Engineering/Stem Cell Research
Again, the religious folks don’t want somebody playing god. Genetic engineering is already a large part of everyone’s day in America but they just don’t know it. From the genetically altered food you eat to the medicine that makes you comfortable and keeps you alive, genetic engineers have been in there making things better. Genetic engineering has the potential to improve the quality of life for humans in ways unthinkable 25 years ago…
Go ahead and kill ‘em. Saves space and money and ensures that they won’t kill again. I don’t think it is a widely effective deterrent but it may prevent a small number…
I think censorship is generally bad. Put it out there and people will decide what is right and wrong. I support free speech under almost any circumstances. One exception I can think of is speech that would put U.S. forces in danger…
Defense and General Military
I think I’m generally what I’d call a separationist or maybe isolationist. I’m truly for staying out of world affairs in the interest of bettering things within our own boundaries except in situations where we must engage in the interest of our own national security and/or securing free trade and capitalism. Keep in mind that I feel that the boundaries between national security and free trade overlap a great deal because or economic viability is a key component to our national security. Sometimes the relationship is even clearer. For example, ensuring free trade and availability of oil is certainly a valid reason to engage in war if other measures have not been successful. Oil is both vital to our economy and our ability to fund and execute our defense department objectives.
I don’t know that we have a duty to defend the morals of individuals throughout the world. It is a battle that seemingly cannot be won. Does that mean that I am willing to turn my back on atrocities occurring throughout the world?…No.
We have to protect the fragile environment. At the same time most people inside and outside of America will try to maintain the lifestyle that they are accustomed to or even attain a higher standard of living. I’m for environmentalism in moderation… (and there is no such thing as MAN CAUSED GLOBAL WARMING. read the facts, and grow a brain)
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Dr. Jack Kevorkian will someday be viewed as a hero and a visionary…
Go ahead and burn it. There are so many more anti-Americans things I can think of that it seems kind of silly to legislate this… but don’t ask me to attend your birthday party you flag burning America Hater….
I am unequivocally 100% for equal rights for everyone. Homosexuals should be given all of the rights that are accorded heterosexuals… Nothing More, Nothing Less.
Gender Issues and Rights
Guess what people? Men and women are different. They are not created equally. Women will be better suited for some things and men for others. To deny this is just stupid
Is it really happening? Yes.. are we responsible for it? NO F-ING WAY.
The government should be afraid of the people. not the other way around. Everyone should own a gun,
Health Insurance, Public
I don’t think medicine should be socialized. I think that keeping it in the realm of capitalism is the healthiest approach as it stimulates competition…
Rampant illegal and legal immigration is ruining this country. It has gotten out of hand and must be seriously slowed down. Sure, let limited numbers of self-supporting people in. but If you are here for a handout, no way. If you can’t contribute, you don’t belong here.
Microsoft vs. the World
Maybe this isn’t a really clear political debate but since I’m in the software business I care about it. Yeah, Microsoft is big. Yeah, it seems like they have their hands in every aspect of computing. If you don’t like it, enter the market and do it (whatever “it” is) better than Microsoft and I assure you that the greedy, profit minded business community will adopt your better/cheaper gizmo…
This is a tough one. As long as other countries have nukes we should have them too. It may seem a little unfair to say we can have them but you can’t but based on an unblemished history and my direct involvement with the U.S. military I trust that the United States more than I trust Iran.
Offshore Outsourcing and Sweatshops
Pay people fair market value. I’m really sort of nationalistic though, so I’d rather see the work stay here in the United States. I don’t think we are taking advantage of or exploiting foreign workers in a negative way. I think that Unions have destroyed our country’s work force, and that just about all union members are insanely over paid.
Prayer in Public Schools
If you want to pray in school open a religious school.
You’ve gotta be kiddin’ me.
Yes. All education should be private. Government education is Government Indoctrination. and what idiot thought up the idea of Tenure anyway? What an idiot!
Separation of Church and State
Keep them separate. This is not a Christian nation, nor a Muslim nation. Its a representative republic.
Taxes are necessary to keep our government providing for the common defense. it is not the government’s job to “Provide” for the general welfare.. it is to “Promote” the general welfare. All taxes should be based on consumption, Income tax is the single biggest violation of personal privacy and liberty ever devised by a government and should be stopped immediately.
Violence in Schools
Really only a huge problem in the inner city and decreasing in scope as you move to more suburban and economically stable areas. I blame the person committing the violence for the violence.
“A hand, not a hand out.” I don’t know who said it but it works for me…. Fairness is NOT giving money to lazy people.
The population is getting pretty damned big. 6 billion or so people now inhabit this planet. For now I think there are enough resources to go around so all can have decent lives but there are some really crappy governments keeping this from being a reality…
War in Iraq and on terrorism in general
Fully support it. Saddam was a bad guy and so were those that followed him. We need to identify and exterminate all that execute or sponsor acts of terrorism…