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Ambrose
03-11-2007, 07:43 PM
(I think this would do well sticky-ed :) )

Just so we know each others' core beliefs, go ahead and post your:

-> Nationality

-> Basic political tenants

-> Religion (for our purposes, this will include atheism ;) )

-> Major issues you believe in

___________________________________________

Here's mine...

-American

-I consider myself very Libertarian-minded. I favor a minimalist government with as few taxes as possible. However, I'm a bit more Republican-minded on moral issues, though in many cases I think they should just be left up to state governments to decide.

-Roman Catholic

-I'm anti-illegal immigration, anti-abortion, anti-affirmative action, and pro-Israel

Nancy Allen``
03-12-2007, 02:50 AM
What do you wish to hear? That I once believed in the code of the Jedi? That I felt the call of the Sith? That perhaps I once held the galaxy by it's throat? That for every good work I did I brought equal harm upon the galaxy? That perhaps what the greatest of the Sith Lords knew of evil they learnt from me?

Okay, I just couldn't resist doing that even if some would argue parts are fairly accurate. For real, my name is indeed Nancy Allen, I'm a French Canadian but don't hold that against me. I believe in having the best political party for the times, compared to Kerry Bush was the right man for the job, and now we need a change with the Democrats and Obama or Hilary. There's simply not the money to satisfy our political needs and wants and I would agree that war is part of the reason for that. My religion could perhaps be best described as heritical, I support religious belief, or non belief, and probably know best Christianity. Israel has a right to their country, and a right to burn when they do things like targeting civillians in the battle against Hezbollah. Pro Israel but they are bound by the same rights and responsibilities as everyone else. At times I wonder if it would be for the best to close off our boarders to immigrants, but maybe that's just a tired mind thinking. Anti getting girls knocked up and pregnant, as that puts them in the difficult position of whether or not to have the baby. I believe in swift, decisive justice and doing whatever it take to defend lives. Does that include war and torture? Yes it does, but Iraq was wrong, no question, and torture very rarely works. And on that note probably not as much patience as I should for the far left, who believe terrorists have rights and truth serum is torture. Now arn't you glad you asked?

CountVerilucus
03-12-2007, 02:51 AM
-> Nationality...American and damn proud of it

-> Basic political tenants...I believe that democracy is a bad form of government, but it is the best form of government. By the people, for the people thing. I truly, truly, believe in Capitalism. But not pure capitalism, the market needs some government regulation here and there.

-> Religion (for our purposes, this will include atheism ) I was a Catholic now I follow my own moral code and beliefs. Believe and god and somewhat spiritual. I also believe in Karma and some tenets of Transcendentalism.

-> Major issues you believe in

Things I would like the government to focus on-

-find a much more efficient fuel alternative
-get off dependence of Arab oil
-education system management reform
-reduce outsourcing as much as possible
-divert more funds to space research and other new technologies
-reduce the influence of wealthy elite and corporate leaders in the government
-moderate the businesses especially Oil companies but still keep a capitalist atmosphere
-keep ahead of Chinese/East Asian and EU industry
-reduce national debt
-focus on commerce and education

SilentScope001
03-12-2007, 02:57 AM
Fine. Here's my profile:

-> Nationality: American Citizen

-> Basic political tenants: Sophism. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophism) Truth is an utter construct of the audience, and if you sawy the audience, you can change the Truth. (I think I'm the only Sophist I know of) Also, a Fiscal Conservative (strays towards Authoritianism as well).

-> Religion: Islam.

-> Major issues you believe in
-The fate of religion in the future.
-The End of the World (5 Billion Years From Now), and The End of Humanity.
-What is Truth? What are Ideas?
-Oh, and the National Debt, due to being a fiscal conservative.

Rabish Bini
03-12-2007, 06:56 AM
Nationality: Croatian/Aussie

Basic Political Tennants: Similiar as Ambrose

Religion: Catholic

Major issues I believe in: Anti-Abortion, Anti-war and fair go for immigrants

reven0123
03-12-2007, 08:21 AM
Im english political tenents are that i beleve in some parts of the BNP and the Labour party religon i walk my own path i prefer to believe in the self than to expect some higher power to sort my problemes for me and the issues i believe that we should stop immigrants coming in to our country and sort out our own problems before we try to help every one.

igyman
03-12-2007, 08:27 AM
Nationality
Serbian

Basic political tenants
None, I consider all politicians to be dishonest and deceiving

Religion
None - atheism

Major issues you believe in
Science is what we should turn to for explanations, not religion
Human cloning shouldn't be outlawed, it should be further advanced
There is no honest politician
Tobacco should be outlawed just as any other harmful narcotic
Global warming is a serious problem that we don't pay enough attention to

Darth InSidious
03-12-2007, 01:51 PM
Nationality: Subject of Her Majesty the Queen of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. And proud of it, if you hadn't noticed :p

Basic Political Tenets: One Nation Toryism

Religion: Roman Catholic/Failed Again Christian

- Pro-life, Pro-Truth, Pro-Integrity, Pro-Charity, Pro-Honesty, Pro-Hope, Pro-Love.

Pavlos
03-12-2007, 03:24 PM
Nationality: British and European
Political ideals: I believe the words "whining," "liberal," and "pacifist" sum it up rather well. Though a couple of my friends do like to refer to me as a communist for some reason...
Religion: Agnostic atheist. See here (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?p=2282215#post2282215)

Titanius Anglesmith
03-12-2007, 03:26 PM
-> American

-> None really. In my opinion, all politicians lie and cheat. If anything, I consider myself more of a Democrat than anything.

-> Christian (yes, I'm a Christian and a Democrat, isn't it crazy :rolleyes: )

-> Increase studies on global warming
- stopping (or at least reducing) illegal immigration
- reducing outsourcing
- greatly reducing our "responsibility of spreading democracy throughout the world"

JediMaster12
03-14-2007, 05:34 PM
Huh, interesting thread. I might as well clarify my breed of animal.

Nationality: American

Basic Political Tenets: The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence :xp:
Truth be told I have a devil may care attitude unless it is something that violates the Constitution. I don't trust the govt. seeing as today's events are related to the uncoverings of Iran Contra meaning the covert ops. I am ticked that there are people who can't tell the difference between Socialism, Communism and Nationalism though I have a deep regard for ED's opinion on that matter. For all intents and purposes, I am a leftie Commie Pinko Person meaning that I am one of those damned liberals who believes in equality for all regardless of race or creed and a strong bias against capitalism and the misuse of science by the govt. There see how nice I am? :xp:

Religion: You really want to ask that? I was born and raised a Roman Catholic but I am no more Catholic than the Pope himself. I am just a plain non denominational Christian who believes that salvation comes through believing that Christ died for our sins so that we may be saved. However I do have leanings in eastern philosphy and an espoused interest in all things ancient and mythological. A sufferrer of the Home Inquisition about whether or not I have turned total pagan though I am comforted by the fact that mach says that I am far from being total pagan.

Major issues: Stupid Patriot Act since the feds think that little old ladies who get together on a Saturday morning and discuss the downsides of a Rep. Govt are really covert terrorists. Yeah right. The fact that it suspended habeus corpus and made it legal to imprison people suspected of terrorism without trial or due process. Hello that is like the Japanese internment
Spreading democracy in the Middle East. Stupid politicians don't realize that democracy contradicts certain tenets in Islam. See where I am getting at? Also a blatant reminder of Wilson's making the world safe for democracy
The fact that peole still think Communism is like with the USSR when in fact that is a form of facism.
The spending of money on this so called war on terrorism and nothing being done to help educ in this country. That's a sore spot that still festers

As you can see there are a few things that will set me off but mostly my view of history and politics is that the same buttheads who ran this country a hundred years ago are still running it today.

JoeDoe 2.0
03-15-2007, 10:55 AM
Nationality
AMERICAN

Basic political tenants
I don't like politics

Religion
Liberal-Atheist

Major issues you believe in
-Cloning should be allowed
-A new source of energy rather than gasoline.
-Anti-abortion
-Banning of Cigarettes
-Global Warming

Jae Onasi
03-15-2007, 01:37 PM
-> Nationality
American (descended from English and Lithuanian stock, among a number of other things)

-> Basic political tenants
Independent. I look at the candidates and try to vote for the one I think will do the best job. Generally slightly left of a centrist position on most issues, conservative on some others.

-> Religion (for our purposes, this will include atheism ;) )
Evangelical for the most part, though I've attended plenty of different churches in my lifetime. Just ornery enough to break a rule now and then, though. :D

-> Major issues you believe in:
Pro-environment, pro-nationalized health care, pro-protection of workers (in that business and workers should be fair to each other--honest pay/benefits for honest work), workfare instead of welfare, pro-development of alternative fuel sources, pro-life (for the most part), pro-education (kids should be learning the basics in a good solid way instead of some of the stupid crap they have to be taught or evaluated for because of unfunded federal mandates), pro-affirmative action (if I could get fired in 2007 for being a woman and the boss wanted to bring in a man, obviously we've not come nearly as far as we should in stamping out discrimination based on gender, race, age, etc....), pro-just about any law that's going to put away child predators for a long, long time, anti-activist judges trying to make laws from the bench--that's for the legislative branch made up of people _I've elected_ to determine, not some appointee. There's plenty more, but that's a good start.

SykoRevan
03-15-2007, 07:44 PM
-> Nationality: American, but my ethnicity is Italian, German, Irish, and Mexican

-> Basic political tenants: I would call myself an independant

-> Religion (for our purposes, this will include atheism ): Strong Atheism, sometimes I'm borderline Anti-theist, but my whole family is Christian (*sarcasm* my family loved it when I came out about my atheism)

-> Major issues you believe in: I'm pro-choice, and I believe that as long as we exercise responsibility, compassion, and sense in our decisions, that we can achieve much. I'm pro-abortion, although I don't think it should be used as a form of birth control. I'm also a big supporter of the separation of church and state.

JediMaster12
03-20-2007, 02:44 PM
-> Religion (for our purposes, this will include atheism )
Evangelical for the most part, though I've attended plenty of different churches in my lifetime. Just ornery enough to break a rule now and then, though.
Maybe you should try Seventh Day Adventists Jae. At least you can openly defy rules unlike my house where it's dad's way or the highway.

relaxcheeze44
03-27-2007, 09:44 PM
Nationality - American

Political party - not a big fan of politics

religion - Jewish and damn proud of it

major issues i believe in -
pro-abortion, seperation of church and state (thats a big thing of mine), anti-war (just call me john lennon), pro-israel

jonathan7
03-27-2007, 10:00 PM
Religion: Islam.


Hadn't realised you were a Muslim bro... might pose you a few awkward questions about the Koran :-p You been to the Middle East much? I've been to Morocco 4 times, I love it, its great :-) although its unfortunatly getting touristey now, and I prefer a 'genuine' expierance of what a country is like if that makes sense?

Anyways, on with the show;

Nationality;
Welsh (for you Americans... Britain is made up of several parts... England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) Do NOT call me English I *WILL* hit you! ;)

Politics;
I'm Liberal... Bordering on shock horror communism (great theory, doomed to failure though), I think health care should be free for all, I think education should be free for all, I think really the state should provide an awful lot of stuff. Currently vote Liberal Democrats as thats as far mainstream to the left I can go in Britain atm, everything has centralised.

Religion;
Evangelical Charismatic Christian, I say this because I believe the Gospels to be true and that the word of God needs to be taken out, but I'm not a Conservative Christian, so would'nt like to be tarnished with that brush, and Charismatic as I find far too many Christians (especially those who say they are Evangelical) don't peform the most important thing (after Jesus) that the Bible teaches; Love thy neighbour.

Major things I believe in;
Jesus will come back! Therefore I need to tell you all about him ;-)
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but whatever is the truth is the truth regardless of what any of us think.
I believe health care should be free for all and that everyone in every country should have freedom of choice as to which religion they can follow.

Hallucination
03-28-2007, 12:27 AM
Nationality: Canadian (Taíno/African/British/German descent)

Basic political tenants: Liberal/Socialist

Religion: Pastafarian (Atheist, but it's more fun to to say Pastafarian ;))

Major issues you believe in: Global warming, education on what socialism is, making politics more science-based, finding renewable fuels, etc.

logan essex
03-28-2007, 01:44 PM
Nationality:citizen of the u.s.-wish we still had our constitution---irish, norse, blackfoot, cherokee, some german and a tiny bit of french.

Basic political tenants:monarchist--no,really--as long as i am king--it's good to be the king--just ask cheney
my tenants depend on the topic-nothing i could say basic. a label or tag will not work on me. wish we still had our constitution.

religion--i subscribe to no religion of human creativity-i find truths in them all-and see how the similarities in them all far outway the differences. i can't wrap my mind around how anyone can think that their's is the one truth. the divine is not small enough for that.(like trying to perceive the galaxy through a crack in the door)
stop believing in ___--KNOW____

Major issues you believe in:equal rights--not this group's,or that group's---across the board, period-really, it's as basic as basic can get,
today, i'm thinking of lies we are fed about sept.11,2001.
lies scum have been caught in over and over, and yet so few seem to learn about or do some investigation into.(here anyway)
loose change

oh, yeah, did i mention i want my constitution back?

Quanon
03-28-2007, 03:05 PM
Nationality : Belgian ( yes its a country !! :lol: ) , second is Flamish .

Basic political tenants : kind of socialist and green ; ( Highly against Facism and right extreem partys like => Vlaams Belang ; Racism and all .)

Religion : None , and bit Anti-catholic, not the book but the organisation behind it . ( I hate the pope )

Major issues you believe in :

-Global warming stuff !!!!
-Pro-cloning and all science research that is needed to improve our lives .
- Conflicts between people => like Israel need to be solved . ( I'm not supporting anyside cause they both do horroble things to each other . )
- Every one equal , no more judging people on belief or color . Only by there actions .

AJL
03-28-2007, 03:27 PM
Politics... I don't have any political career in mind... I don't even vote...
I don't believe it makes any difference... I don't believe that democracy
really works... At least not in that scale... (As a form of goverment...)

Religion... Christian on paper maybe... But I don't believe that god made
humans or animals or this world or anything like that and I don't believe
there is any afterlife... But could there be somekind of god or god like
being(s) out there somewhere in this universe... Maybe...

Major issues... Abortions, Polulation control, Some plagues and wars and
such are needed... (This rock is way too densely populated) Support the
wise and strong and those who truly benefit the world and stop wasting
money and resources on helping those who are already doomed and who
only drain... Lots and lots of money to all kinds of scientific research...
Merciless criminal system... (Those who go to jail should be put to death
or to work...)

mimartin
04-01-2007, 11:12 PM
->American

-> Conservative, Liberal, Constitutionalist. In most social things I’m liberal. When it comes to financial aspects I’m more conservative.

-> I’m a Christian. I was raised in the Catholic, Church of Christ and Baptist church so I don’t believe in any of the Religious group. I only believe in my faith.

-> Government should protect our borders and our jobs, but it does neither. My belief is the main job of government is to protect the innocent and it does not do a very good job of that either.

DrPhil2501
04-02-2007, 03:46 AM
Nationality: Australian

Basic Politcal Tenants: Personally, I'm not interested in Politics. However, I believe the government should stop paying more money to the war and focus on more important matters. Like Global Warming, or helping 3rd World Countries.

Religion: Atheist, and I'm damn proud of it!

Aristotélēsticus
04-02-2007, 06:42 AM
Nationality: Syrian.

Basic political tenants: i hate politics, its all about hate, cunning, desires and eventually war.

Religion: Muslem.

Major issues I believe in:

-I believe that a person's religion is about his relation with his god(i mean by god, any supernatural power/idea you believe in). hence, its his/her relationship with me that matters. his/her ideas concerning others than me is not that important. free to think, free to believe.

-I believe in peace, none should do war, at any causes but survival and against inequity.

-Democracy is not the ultimate solution, it’s only a way to rule, it’s not perfectly good, and definitely not perfectly bad. Take it as simple as this, you cannot give all your patients one type of medicine, the medicine should vary according to the disease.

-Religion is the false reason for war, the reason politicians speak of to lead the mob angry, so do not believe them, religions do not command its believers to fight the other, it commands them to warship their god and live in peace with his creatures.

-according to my believes (Islam), we are all but the souls within us, henceforth, equal.

-science is only the other part of the truth, the first part is religion.

Scyrone
04-08-2007, 06:26 PM
Nationality: Canadian/American

Political Inclination: Libertarian in the majority of things, but I would not mind an isolationist nation

Religion: Satanism (for all of you 'nuts' out there, I am LaVey Satanist; if you don;t get the 'nuts'-thing then it's not referring to you)

Major Issues: Pro-Gay Marraige, Pro-Gay Adoption, Pro-Homosexuality, Pro-Abortion, Pro-Divorce, Pro-Stem Cell Research, Pro-Immigration (if you didn't notice American civilization was FOUNDED on immigration), anti-Christianity (it won't out here unless provoked), anti-patriotism (wierd how Christians want to force you to stand for the flag and then show there PRIDEFUL displays of America [Pride is a 7 deadly sin]), anti-smoking ban (come on! you say it pollutes the environment then you go into your car and drive accross the country! don't go pro-smoking ban unless you want to stop driving!)

EnderWiggin
04-09-2007, 12:42 PM
-> Nationality - American born and bred. My heritage stems from Germany, Italy, and England.

-> Basic political tenants - A Conservative Democrat. I believe in many of the same things as the republicans, but also push for many of the liberal changes. I guess I'm not really either. I just agree with what I think is right.

-> Religion - Lutheran, a protestant sect of Christianity.

-> Major issues you believe in - I believe in many things, the foremost is Pro-GetoutofIraq.

_EW_

Dagobahn Eagle
04-09-2007, 01:31 PM
Liberal atheist Norwegian. Lived in Houston from the age of 15 to the age of 18, though.

Politics: worrying about global warming, euthanasia spinning out of control, and fundamentalists taking over the world.

stingerhs
04-09-2007, 03:53 PM
Nationality: South Carolinian American!!!

Political Alignment: Morally Conservative, Socially Liberal

Religion: Pentecostal Christian

Sensitive Political Issues:
Alternative Fuel Source (namely ethanol for short term and hydrogen long term)
Healthcare needs more government involvement to help those that can't afford it
Pro-Life
Pro capital punishment (i'm not a big believer in the American Prison system, either)
Highly disapprove of the War in Iraq despite my support for our troops
The Education system needs reform instead of money constantly being thrown at it

The Doctor
04-09-2007, 04:45 PM
-> Nationality - Canadian. Father's Dutch, Mother's side is British.

-> Basic political tenants - I'm fairly liberal - I'm pro gay marriage, and I'm not completely against abortion. But there are also things, like divorce, that I'm extremely conservative about. If you're looking for an upper-case C or L answer, you won't really get one from me...

-> Religion - Non-denominational Christian attending Presbyterian worship.

-> Major issues you believe in - Anything I say here will just be flame bait for the American populace of the forums. No comment.

Emperor Devon
04-10-2007, 10:08 PM
Nationality: American.

Political/economic inclination: Socialist, very leftist

Religion: None (atheist)

Political stances:

Pro-alternative fuel sources (surprise...)
Extremely anti-war
Pro-abortion
Pro-capital punishment
Getting national health care (but not Hillary's plan)
Pro-gay marriage
Serious reform within the educational system (giving it extra money is moot when the schools won't use it right)
Pro-stem cell research
Pro-cloning

Rogue Warrior
10-05-2007, 04:33 AM
Let me see here...

-> Nationality: Australian, Aboriginal

-> Basic political tenants: Get rid of Howard for hell's sake, Bush too.

-> Religion: Atheist, although how far I am with this I am really not sure.

-> Major issues you believe in: There are no winners in conflict, if you are nice to people they are nice to you in return, rather than force people to act you let them make their own decisions, rather than force change you manipulate so they do so willingly, never ever ever let anyone see you bleed, rather than attack someone in the wrong provide them with enough rope to hang themselves.

Lucied
10-05-2007, 08:37 AM
-> American : Ethniciety Scotch/Irish/Russian/Welsch

-> Its a touchy subject, hard to explain over text

-> Agnostic

-> Pro-Choice,
Need to focus on new fuel source
America needs a new president

Bee Hoon
10-05-2007, 09:42 AM
Nationality: I'm a citizen of the world!:p If you insist on splitting hairs, I'm Malaysian, ethnic Chinese.

Basic Political Tenets: Like igyman, I don't have much faith in politicians. I have yet sense any sincerity from them in matters like wanting to improve the country, and the inane comments that some politicians make hardly helps. Contrary to what they think, most people do have a passable amount of reason.

Religion: Roman Catholic, but not always in agreement with the church's stand on things. And Christian is Christian anyway, why do they have to be so nitpicky?:/

Major Issues:
Climate change is obviously a major issue. It's getting hotter every year in the tropics.
Anti-war
Anti-abortion
I'm all for universal healthcare
Anti-smoking
Pro capital punishment for this person (http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Friday/Frontpage/20070921073921/Article/index_html)

John Galt
10-05-2007, 11:33 AM
Nationality: Proud citizen of the United States of America, specifically the Appalachian region of KY.

Political tenets: Libertarian, but I'll sometimes support a Paleoconservative.

Religion: None.

Major issues I believe in: Individual freedom, states' rights, federalism, seperation of church and state, non-interventionism, constitutional government, personal independence, egoism, national defense, abolition of the welfare state, fair taxation, capitalism. I also strongly support the right to own firearms, which I think is a cornerstone of modern democracy.

I could almost be called an objectivist, but I disagree with Rand on a few points. I think protective tariffs may be necessary in the near future to help rebuild American industry, and I think co-operation with those who follow different ideologies is necessary in politics, whether I give them a "sanction" or not.

Rogue Nine
10-05-2007, 12:17 PM
Nationality: American

Basic political tenets: Uh, I dunno. Don't particularly care to define them. Politically apathetic covers it, I think.

Religion: Raised Roman Catholic, really more of an agnostic now. I'd like to believe there's some higher power, but I'm not so sure he's what Christians have made him out to be.

Major issues you believe in: Get our troops the hell out of the Middle East. That's basically it.

swphreak
10-05-2007, 12:51 PM
Nationality: American

Basic political tenants: I vote for whoever sucks the least.

Religion: I was raised to be some sort of Christian I think. Don't remember, don't care. Don't do religion.

Major issues you believe in: Get the old farts out of the government and let the young bloods take over. The current people are way out of touch with this century.

Also, let's get our troops out of Iraq. Let's stop "spreading freedom and democracy" or whatever he's calling it. Let's mind our own damn business. If Iran does anything stupid, just bomb the crap out of them, don't waste soldiers.

I'd like our country to not be in debt for trillions of dollars. How about alternative fuels? We should research new technology across the board.

Pretty much everything I think.

mimartin
10-05-2007, 01:49 PM
Pretty much everything I think.
You've got my vote.

Bellator
10-05-2007, 01:49 PM
Nationality: Finnish

Basic political tenants: I suppose you could say I'm advocate of Anarcho-syndicalism, Libertarian socialism, and Social Democracy. I'm very mixed leftist. But I despise soviet communism.

Religion: Religion is a complex issue, they teach good things and bad, great things and hidious things, but I say we should always question everything, so that it wont become a religion.

Major issues you believe in:

I believe in the ideas of Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Adam Smith, Alexander von Humboldt, Bakunin and so forth. I don't entirely agree with any of them. I strongly advise you to read these people.

Achilles
10-05-2007, 01:51 PM
Nationality: "I am a citizen, not of Athens or Greece, but of the world" - Socrates.
...But I was born in the United States.

Basic political tenants: Democracy is dependent upon an educated and well-informed citizenry. Questioning authority is the ultimate exemplification of patriotism. People are fallible, therefore checks and balances are necessary. Change should be made cautiously, but never delayed or aborted in the name of maintaining the status quo. Extend presidential terms to 6 years and set term limit to 1.

Religion: None.

Major issues you believe in: Less television, more books. Promotion of social values that emphasize rationality and moral behavior. I think everything fits nicely under that umbrella.

adamqd
10-05-2007, 03:28 PM
W.A.S.C (White Anglo-Saxon Catholic)

Nationality: English

Politics: Whatever's best for the World

Religion: Born Catholic, Currently None

Major issues you believe in: Pro-life, less Death

Ray Jones
10-05-2007, 03:36 PM
Nationality: German

Basic political tenants: Hmm. Democracy is a good idea it seems.

Religion: Nee.

Major issues you believe in: Mathematics, chaos, knowledge, life (itself). Doubt is where wisdom begins.

Web Rider
10-05-2007, 03:49 PM
Just so we know each others' core beliefs, go ahead and post your:

-> Nationality-American, no surprise there.

-> Basic political tenants-registered Democrat, moderate in ideology

-> Religion agnostic-leaning atheist.

-> Major issues you believe in
-That religion, gay rights, abortion, and all those social issues are NOT things the government should be dealing with.
--religion is personal
--who you love is a right of all people and marriage is a secular institution
--abortions are personal decisions to be made by the woman(and the father if there is one), not some rights group a thousand miles away.
-That governments should be afraid of their people and not the other way around.
-That all people should have basic medical coverage, and not the kind where they're forced to pay insane private corporation costs for crappy coverage.
-That the death penalty is still useful.
-that our freedom is the most important thing we have.
-that the existance of two giant corporations does not mean neither has a monopoly.
-that public schools and a good education is second only to our freedom.
-that higher taxes may be required of us to better our country
-that the government needs to be smaller and more focused.
-that higher education should be FAR easier to afford, and that race should be meaningless, only your performance and goals matter.
-that american workmanship used to be something to be proud of, now thanks to unions and corporations it's total not, but it should be.
-many, many others.

Rev7
10-05-2007, 07:28 PM
Nationality: American
Religion: Christianity
Major issues you believe in: Stopping world hunger...ect. (not much else I can think of at the moment)

Corinthian
10-05-2007, 08:04 PM
Nationality: American.

Political Views: I'm a Conservative. I wouldn't call myself a Republican, with the crap the Republican Party is fielding this coming election, I'd ALMOST rather have a Democrat. Almost.

Religion: Non-Denominational Protestant Christian.

Major Issues:

I'm Anti-Choice. Pro-Life. Whatever. This is my really big one. Few things make my stomach churn as much as this. You had sex and got pregnant. 99% chance it's your fault, and if you got raped, it's probable that the stress of it would cause you to miscarry anyway. Cases of Rape and Incest my ass. Women don't have the right to kill their kids because they're an inconvenience, there's an adoption system in place for a reason. Also, why should the kid have to pay because Dad's a bastard?

Anti-Affirmative Action. It's Racist. Sexist, too. Why should race or sex play a factor in where you can get hired or taught? It has nothing to do with it. It should be a meritocracy. People make way too much of racism nowadays, it's more or less stamped out. At least, when it comes to whites hating.

Pro-Video Games. Screw you Hillary. Even if I didn't loathe all your other views, that one alone would mean you'll never see my vote.

Anti-Illegals: They come crawling over the border, why can't they bother to learn our language or get a visa? It's not that I have a problem with people coming to America, I can understand why you would want to share in the bliss that is the United States of America, but please, do it legally.

Pro Patriot Act: Okay, not really Pro-Patriot Act, more like ambivalent. People whine about it, but let's face it, I don't think anyone who complains about it has ever actually noticed it in action.

Anti-Conspiracy: No, I don't mean I'm Anti-Shadow Government, I mean I hate crap like Loose Change. I love the Shadow Government. Smoking Man is like an uncle to me. But seriously, the fact that anyone has survived posting one of these theories is proof enough that they're wrong. If they were right, black-suited men would have arrived at their door, shot them, burned the bodies, killed anyone who had heard, and deleted all evidence. If they're evil enough to attack their own country for some kind of poorly established personal gain, they'd have no compunction towards doing that.

Weave
10-05-2007, 11:21 PM
Nationality: Finnish

Basic political tenants: I suppose you could say I'm advocate of Anarcho-syndicalism, Libertarian socialism, and Social Democracy. I'm very mixed leftist. But I despise soviet communism.

Major issues you believe in:

I believe in the ideas of Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Adam Smith, Alexander von Humboldt, Bakunin and so forth. I don't entirely agree with any of them. I strongly advise you to read these people.

Yes! I thought I was the only Libertarian Socialist (Anarcho-Communist/Syndicalist) here! Life is getting better.

Nationality:
American

Political Views:
Libertarian Socialist, Libertarian Communist, Anarcho-Syndicalist, Anarcho-Communist (or: Anarchist)... there's a lot I would be "considered". I'd rather be recognized as an individual and not as a statistic in a group though.

Religion:
Buddhist/Agnostic (Lots of Taoism in the mix)... used to be a christian... I'd rather call my mutt of religion: spirituality.

Major issues I believe in:

There's a hell of a lot of "Anti's" in there. Read up on - Buenaventura Durruti, Emma Goldman, Peter Kropotkin, Karl Marx, and Noam Chomsky. You'll get an idea.
First and foremost, I strive for Peace, Tolerance, Equality, Anti-Fascism, and Anarchism. Pro-Earth and Animal Rights too... but, everyone probably already knew that. :p

Fredi
10-06-2007, 12:25 AM
Nationality: Canadian (Taíno/African/British/German descent)



Taino? From where? ... Which Island?

-> Nationality: Puertorrican (Not American, I don’t considerate myself as American) ... from Spanish/Basque/German and Taino heritage too...

-> Basic political tenants: uh... hmmm good question ... Anarchism.

-> Religion: well I can say I have my own point of view.

-> Major issues you believe in: God

Corinthian
10-06-2007, 01:45 AM
You know, Puerto Rico isn't one word.

RobQel-Droma
10-06-2007, 01:50 AM
Just a question, Padawan - do you live in the U.S.?

Fredi
10-06-2007, 12:00 PM
Just a question, Padawan - do you live in the U.S.?
No, I live in Puerto Rico ... and don’t tell me that PR is part of USA(like all the people say) we have a commonwealth which I would prefer to have independence redder than being a damn COLONY of USA.

Hallucination
10-06-2007, 03:15 PM
Taino? From where? ... Which Island?
The Dominican Republic. o_Q

Fredi
10-06-2007, 07:01 PM
The Dominican Republic. o_Q
Cool. Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico where from the Tainos ... then a little Island that is from Puerto Rico right now called Vieques to the other Lesser Antilles where from the Caribes. And then Bahamas that where from Lucayan’s.

This is Caribbean history with The Padawan … thank’s student … class dismiss. lol

Corinthian
10-06-2007, 09:43 PM
Actually, you'll find that The United States of America owns Puerto Rico. Your independence is a matter of American generosity.

Fredi
10-06-2007, 10:12 PM
Actually, you'll find that The United States of America owns Puerto Rico. Your independence is a matter of American generosity.
Hey I am not stupid I know it … damn, I which Spain had won the Spanish-American War … we where so close to independence but like always U.S.A has to intervene, always the whish of U.S.A, become wealthier , strong and powerful now mater what. Thank you U.S.A, thank you very much for screwing big time.

Weave
10-06-2007, 10:36 PM
El grito de lares came and went too fast, huh?

Whether we're in a city, or in a cell... we're all prisoners, Padawan.

Emperor Devon
10-06-2007, 11:18 PM
always the whish of U.S.A, become wealthier , strong and powerful now mater what. Thank you U.S.A, thank you very much for screwing big time.

Yeah, pretty big screw-over you don't have to pay federal taxes, are US citizens, make a fair chunk of your money from US tourism, maintain your public works through US dollars and are self-governing in all but name, isn't it?

Fredi
10-06-2007, 11:37 PM
1) We pay taxes … it’s already added in the article exported… plus we pay 7% more for the government.
2) I can ask for the Puertorrican citizenship … we have one because the Spanish before leaving they left us with our own citizenship … but many people use the US citizenship.
3) Uhhh Americans aren’t the only ones that come here my friend: We have Colombians, Holland’s, Germans, Spanish, Portuguese’s and many other people from different nationalities.
4) U.S.A dollar is going down man … Canadian dollar passed US money.
5) Uhh we might have a inept governing us in the name of U.S.A and he is pretty corrupt. (People felled for his lies)

Come on … you Americans fought for you’re freedom and you guy’s believe in freedom right? … then, where is our freedom … the U.S.A keeps lying to my people until one day … my people will not fall again for the governments lie and they will revolt.

And you guy’s say that let PR choose … well in the 90’s the people choose to be a state and the congress ignored completely … thanks god people are thinking now and seen the real government and the cover ups they do.

MdKnightR
10-06-2007, 11:38 PM
Nationality: Proud citizen of the United States of America, specifically the Appalachian region of KY.

Political tenets: Libertarian, but I'll sometimes support a Paleoconservative.

Religion: None.

Major issues I believe in: Individual freedom, states' rights, federalism, seperation of church and state, non-interventionism, constitutional government, personal independence, egoism, national defense, abolition of the welfare state, fair taxation, capitalism. I also strongly support the right to own firearms, which I think is a cornerstone of modern democracy.

I could almost be called an objectivist, but I disagree with Rand on a few points. I think protective tariffs may be necessary in the near future to help rebuild American industry, and I think co-operation with those who follow different ideologies is necessary in politics, whether I give them a "sanction" or not.


Wow, we're about on the same page! Cool! :thmbup1:

Nationality - American

Political - Libertarian all the way! Favorite quote about politics - "Republicans campaign like Libertarians, then rule like Democrats." In other words....HYPOCRITES!

Religion - Existential Deism.

Major Issues -


Individual Freedom
States Rights
Anti-Welfare State
Anti-Nationalized Healthcare
Fair Taxation
Pro-Capital Punishment (in public) :chop1:
Smaller Government (basically says it all)
Anti-Global Warming Hysteria
Pro-Capitalism
Separation of Church and State
Pro-Gay Rights
Pro-2nd Amendment
Anti-Helmet and Seatbelt Laws - Let Those Who Ride Decide (adults, of course)
Anti-Affirmative Action
Neither Pro-Choice nor Pro-Life. Government should have never gotten involved in a medical decision between doctor and patient.

John Galt
10-07-2007, 12:22 AM
Neither Pro-Choice nor Pro-Life. Government should have never gotten involved in a medical decision between doctor and patient.


I support this message.

I think that Abortion, being on some level an act of violence, falls under the jurisdiction of the individual states.

Damnit, the southerner in me is coming out again... :marx1:

RobQel-Droma
10-07-2007, 01:11 AM
No, I live in Puerto Rico ... and don’t tell me that PR is part of USA(like all the people say) we have a commonwealth which I would prefer to have independence redder than being a damn COLONY of USA.

"Redder?" Huh?

Well, I'm damn sorry that the U.S. did not think of what your future wishes would be when they won the war. I'm also sorry that you see America as always getting richer and taking more no matter what - I know that, of course, Spain was so much different then too.

You don't like it, why don't you move to Spain?

Weave
10-07-2007, 01:20 AM
You don't like it, why don't you move to Spain?

If I had a nickle for every time someone said something like that... :roleyess:

Rev7
10-07-2007, 01:21 AM
Well, I'm damn sorry that the U.S. did not think of what your future wishes would be when they won the war. I'm also sorry that you see America as always getting richer and taking more no matter what - I know that, of course, Spain was so much different then too.

You don't like it, why don't you move to Spain?
lets keep it friendly peoples.

MdKnightR
10-07-2007, 01:33 AM
I support this message.

I think that Abortion, being on some level an act of violence, falls under the jurisdiction of the individual states.

Damnit, the southerner in me is coming out again... :marx1:

Thanks! I think abortion should have stayed in the doctor's office and not in the public arena. I do have a problem with women who use it as birth control, but for those women who have been advised by their physician to consider it in, say, cases of life-and-death for the mother, it should be an option. Late term abortions are the most heinous in my eyes. I mean, you should know far in advance of the last trimester whether or not you're going to do it.

Virtually everything that government has gotten its hands into has been ruined. Their involvement has caused abortion-on-demand, under achievement in education, and a huge tax burden on the citizens. Minimalism in government is the way IMHO.