Your Political Beliefs?

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    Okay so this is my first post here so hooray! Now with that out of the way, My question is this: What are your overall political beliefs, and most importantly, why? What are your thoughts on our political system and where it is going? Where does religion fit into the picture? I know those are pretty open-ended questions but it will be interesting to see where this goes.

    The reason I ask is because a) I am curious and b) My final in my political science class involves getting people's opinions and whatnot. So you BETTER have some GOOD answers, lol. :biggrin:
     
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    I'm with Abe Lincoln. This is a government of the people, by the people, for the people but we now have the most unequal distribution of wealth among all modern nations and the supreme court says corporations are citizens who can flood the political system with influence by way of campaign financing. I don't think corporations are the people Lincoln had in mind when he made that speech.
     
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    It isn't even October 1st. You are supposed to be picking out the most politically incorrect Halloween costume, not worrying about finals. Geez, what is up with you punks these days that you have your priorities all backwards...
     
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    I believe in democracy and local control of government. The further away government gets from the people, the more inefficient and oppressive it becomes.
     
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    Actually I am taking it online. So the schedule is different.
     
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    Hard to describe me politically.

    First of , I don't believe voting should be a right, I think it should be a privilege that is earned. Gender/Race/Religion should have no part in that discussion. Simple voter exam that you must pass to vote.

    Secondly, I take issue with both "conservatives" and "liberals" who constantly want to tell others what they may or may not do. Its sickening and frightening how much power people are willing to give the government over OTHER people.

    We have became the furthest thing from a free society that a person can possibly imagine.
     
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    That's much of the problem, people have political beliefs but few political facts
     
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    I am a rightwinger
     
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    Efficient government and the rule of law as defined by the Constitution. Since democrats care little for either agenda I am by default a republican.
     
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    I believe politics act like religion in that they're a refuge for people unable to function in regular society. Politics as opposed to religion and the clergy though being for those that don't believe in God. :)
     

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