Politically where do you stand? Not by party but by issue.?

Affirmative action? Yay, Nay or Compromise?

Abortion? Yay, Nay or Compromise?

Iraq/Afghanistan (depending where your from)? Yay, Nay or Compromise?

Universal Health Care? Yay, nay or compromise?

Gun Control? Yay, nay or compromise

Catholic+Public Schools or Just Public?

Patriot Act? Yay, nay or compromise?

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  • Bob G
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Affirmative action: It's a temporary remedy and at some point we have to start making a transition towards eliminating it. I think it's probably too early to get rid of it completely.

    Abortion: Pretty much against, with exceptions for health (both mother and serious infant defects), rape, etc. I wouldn't extend that to bans on stem cell research or bans on sex education.

    Afghanistan: Invasion was justified, but we shouldn't have assumed we have some obligation to stay until a stable government is in place. Ethnic civil wars of the type that plagued Afghanistan for years before the US invasion don't end in peaceful power sharing, even if the country is occupied by a world power such as the Soviet Union or the US.

    Iraq: Shouldn't have invaded. And if we did invade, we should have sent professionals to staff the CPA in a desperate hope to avert civil war before it started. The people with experience in Bosnia, Kosovo, East Timor, etc were left behind. We sent inexperienced people with good intentions, simply because they were Republican loyalists.

    Now that we're there, it's a little tougher. A major regional war is going to break out from Pakistan to Israel, from Saudi Arabia to Turkey. It will break out whether we stay or leave. The question is whether the US can sit out a war at least as significant as World War I and maybe even more significant than World War II. The immediate reaction is that we have to take part, especially since we caused it, but I'm not absolutely sure. I'm not sure what the impact would be if the Mid-East fought a world war and the US didn't attend.

    Universal Health Care: I'd support some changes. The US has a good health care system, but not the best among industrialized nations (we usually compare ourselves to Great Britain's health care system for a reason - they have the worst in the industrialized world and are the only industrialized country that's always worse than us). That's not necessarily something to be ashamed about, but the US does have the most expensive health care system. If you're paying a New York Yankees payroll, just making the playoffs isn't enough.

    Gun Control: Should be handled similar to the 'right' to drive a car. You have to show some competency by passing a test and have insurance. No other restrictions.

    Schools: No school vouchers, if that's what you mean (religious schools would be the main beneficiary of vouchers). The idea of privatizing schools is flawed. Competition doesn't make businesses better - competition kills businesses, most within their first six months. Only the strong ones are left and only the mega-chains survive forever (sometimes). The rich will send their kids to the mega-chain schools, the religious to the religious schools, and the poor will send their kids to a new school every year. The first few years, even the rich will be sending their kids to a new school every year, as it will take a while to sort out who's got the stuff to be the mega-chains.

    A public school system was one of the great accomplishments of our country and it's reaped quite a few rewards for the country in return. It's a shame to see it virtually overcome by problems, but disbanding it isn't the answer. We need to fix it!

    Patriot Act: It's carried way too far. We supposedly send our soldiers off to die for our freedom, but we're so frightened we gladly trade away our freedom for security. At least be honest. We don't send soldiers off to die for freedom or any other principle - we just think their death will lessen the chances of our own death.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Affirmative action? Compromise

    Abortion? Yay

    Iraq? Nay

    Afghanistan? Yay

    Universal Health Care? Compromise?

    Gun Control? Compromise

    Catholic+Public Schools or Just Public? No funding for religious schools

    Patriot Act? Nay

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Affirmative action? Nay.

    Abortion? Nay.

    Iraq, Yay, Afghanistan Nay.

    Universal Health Care? Nay.

    Gun Control? Nay.

    Catholic+Public Schools or Just Public? Compromise a little there, offer bible courses, if the children want to take up a course in religion/Christianity they can, If they don't want to, fine too!! But just offer it if the kids wish to have a class in it.

    Patriot Act? Yay.

  • 4 years ago

    I would like to see a political party come in with a plan that would start to utilize some of the ideas that Socialism can work with our Republic. It works in many other countries. We have a big health care problem here and it is only going to get worse if major changes are not made soon. Also our education system needs to go Social. We should be spending the majority of the nations budget on education more than anything else. Do we not have the finest schools in the world? But they are only as good as the product produced from them. Money is the answer and I would not mind paying the increases in taxes if we had a smart, reasonable party in charge of these two issues.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Affirmative Action

    While at one point the program was beneficial to many minorities and underrepresented groups, I believe that the idea has outlived it's usefulness. Now in many cases it has become detrimental to those it was designed to help. Instead of forcing schools and businesses to choose candidates based on racial quotas, let them choose the best possible candidate.

    Abortion

    Personally, I am pro-life, but politically I am pro-choice. It is not the governments job to legislate the personal and medical decisions of the individual. Abortion should remain safe and available, yet should be thought of as the option of last resort, and never funded by the government. Sexual education and birth control need to be freely available to those at risk for unwanted pregnancy.

    Iraq/Afghanistan

    As for Afghanistan, I supported the action taken, we were looking for one of the deadliest terrorists of all time. Unfortunately our resources were not used to their fullest potential, and the issue so to speak has been remanded to the back burner.

    Our leaders knew about Iraq's possession of WMD since before the first Gulf War, if our troops had been allowed to complete the mission then, we would have never had the need to invade this time. That being said, although I do not agree with the reasoning behind the current invasion, or the administrations handling of the war, I do understand that we must finish what we started.

    Universal Health care

    I believe health care is a right, not a privilege bestowed only on those who can afford it. However, as of this moment there is no universal health care plan which is fiscally viable, would guarantee the quality of care that Americans have come to expect, or which has enough support to actually make it passed the idea phase.

    Gun Control

    Stand behind the second amendment, but realize that our society has changed drastically since the time when the Constitution was written. Support thorough background (both criminal and psychological) checks and mandatory waiting periods for those who wish to purchase or own a firearm. Understand that no law abiding gun owner has a need for a semi-automatic weapon such as an AK-47, by renewing the assault weapons ban.

    Catholic+Public Schools, or Just Public

    Public and Private schools have their respective places in our educational system. It is up to the individual to decide which is right for their particular situation. Although, there are many things which need to be taken care of in order to improve our educational system as a whole. Overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act, realize that without proper funding and support, no matter what standards are put in place, the policy will not accomplish its stated objectives and goals. Support school choice. Give parents the option and the ability to pull their children out of under preforming schools and choose the educational option which best fits their individual needs.

    Patriot Act

    No strong position.

  • 1 decade ago

    Affirmative Action-Compromise

    Abortion- yes, but only in the case of rape, incest or life of the mother.

    Iraq- a resounding NO

    Afghanistan- Yes

    Universal Health Care- Absolutely yes!

    Gun control-compromise

    Catholic or Public Schools- Public. If you want to send your child to a religious school, pay for it yourself.

    Patriot Act- NAY! It gives a false sense of security and eats away at the edges of the Bill of Rights a little at a time.

  • 1 decade ago

    Affirmative action? Nay.

    Abortion? Yay.

    Iraq. Complicated: Nay before we went in, reluctant Yay, now that we're stuck there.

    Universal Health Care? Nay.

    Gun Control? Nay

    Catholic+Public Schools or Just Public? Private schools only, with vouchers.

    Patriot Act? Compromise - but mostly Nay.

    Seems I'm quite the Nay-sayer.

  • 1 decade ago

    Affirmative action? Nay

    Abortion? Yay, but try to lessen the number of abortions while keeping the practice is legal.

    Iraq/Afghanistan (depending where your from)? Stay in Afghanistan, being the drawdown in Iraq.

    Universal Health Care? Nay, but do significant reforms to the existing system.

    Gun Control? Retain the status quo

    Catholic+Public Schools or Just Public? Public, but more accountability for students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

    Patriot Act? Compromise.

  • 1 decade ago

    Affirmative Action - An equal playing field for man, woman, gay, straight, red and yellow black and white

    Abortion - Allow. Not personally for it, but it is your decision what to do with your body, not mine.

    Afghanistan - Yes, Iraq - No. Bin Laden is in/works out of Afghanistan

    Universal Health Care - If we can provide health care for the Iraqis why not our own people.

    Gun Control - No new laws until we start enforcing the laws currently on the books.

    Parochial (all religions) schools should be allowed,

    Patriot Act.......do away with it and start fresh negotiations between the all branches of the government to determine just what, it any, actions need to be taken to make the country safe.

  • Ken C
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    1. Nay

    2. Nay-But it is not gonna change, and we need to quit making it a political issue.

    3. Compromise

    4. Nay!!!!!

    5. Nay- I hate guns, but thats why I don't own one.

    6. I went to both!!! And I am not Catholic!!!!! But I liked Catholic school a lot better. Better to prepare for College.

    7. YaY. Most folks don't even understand what it is.

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