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Old 02-03-2003, 07:58 PM   #16
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Are you a pacifist? I lean towards one, but undecided.
Are you for capital punishment? Undecided
Are you for abortion? As a choice, yes.
Are you for abortion in some cases(rape, incest)? As a choice, yes.
Are you for gun control? Yes.
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Old 02-03-2003, 09:28 PM   #17
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Are you for abortion in some cases(rape, incest)? I think it should be legal, but I don't think it should be common or encouraged. If that makes sense....
I meant to put that as the answer to both the abortion questions.

I think it's wrong and I would NEVER do it, but I don't think I have the right to judge someone else. I definitely think there needs to be more education/conselling before (and conselling after) abortions.
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Old 02-03-2003, 10:18 PM   #18
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You are asking us to respond to a Litany of Litmus Tests.

Are you a pacifist? No.
Are you for capital punishment? I refuse to answer this question for fear of reprisal in the form of character assassination.
Are you for abortion? I refuse to answer this question for fear of reprisal in the form of character assassination.
Are you for abortion in some cases(rape, incest)? I refuse to answer this question for fear of reprisal in the form of character assassination.
Are you for gun control? I refuse to answer this question for fear of reprisal in the form of character assassination.

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Old 02-03-2003, 10:52 PM   #19
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Re: Opinions Only Please

My answers:

Are you a pacifist? Yes.
Are you for capital punishment? No.
Are you for abortion? Yes, I am pro-choice.
Are you for abortion in some cases(rape, incest)? Same answer as above question.
Are you for gun control? Yes.

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Old 02-03-2003, 10:57 PM   #20
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Are you a pacifist? ya right, NO
Are you for capital punishment? No.
Are you for abortion? No
Are you for abortion in some cases(rape, incest)? Yes, but decided with the help of family
Are you for gun control? Yes.
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Old 02-03-2003, 10:59 PM   #21
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are you a pacifist? No
are you for capital punishment? tending towards yes
are you for abortion? no
are you for abortion in some cases? not really
are you for gun control? there's enuf of that!
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Old 02-03-2003, 11:09 PM   #22
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Re: Opinions Only Please

Are you a pacifist? Absolutely.
Are you for capital punishment? Absolutely not.
Are you for abortion? As Martha said, I'm for choice.
Are you for abortion in some cases(rape, incest)? see above.
Are you for gun control? yes.
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Old 02-03-2003, 11:51 PM   #23
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Are you a pacifist? YES*
Are you for capital punishment? NO
Are you for abortion? NO**
Are you for abortion in some cases(rape, incest)? YES***
Are you for gun control? YES





*I'm only a pacifist to the extent pacifism is actually possible for a human being. Hypothetical situation: Let's suppose that on September 11, 2001 I was one of the passengers on Flight 93, the airplane that crashed in Pennsylvania when the heroic passengers fought back. Let's also suppose that I would have known then what I know now about the terrorists' intent and the full scope of their actions that day, and let's further suppose that, while on that flight, I had a gun in my possession. I'm sure that, in the interest of self-preservation, I would have shot the terrorists on board that plane if need be. It's all about situational ethics. For me, I don't think it's possible to be a pacifist at all times, but I'd like to think that I strive to be pacifistic, particularly when it comes to war actions.

Oh, another area where I wouldn't have been a pacifist: Rwanda 1994. I think we (the U.S.) should have gone in and used force to stop the Hutus from carving the Tutsis into pieces.

**I wouldn't answer that I'm "for" abortion without qualifying my response. I like martha's ever so succinct answer to the question and I'd agree. I'm *for* having the choice of abortion. So in truth, my answer to Dread's question is YES. That said, abortion is not an issue that has had any bearing on my life and I really don't feel qualified to debate it.

***Again, I'm not "for" abortion, but, for me the answer to this question is obviously YES.

I find the abortion question to be perplexing, and I consider it an unsolvable, unanswerable issue or "problem." Furthermore, I think my opinion with respect to this issue is meaningless. But you asked.
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It would be interesting to have the respondents name their home country. I think the answers might be more informative if we knew that information.
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Old 02-03-2003, 11:59 PM   #25
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Are you a pacifist? NO
Are you for capital punishment? I AM NOT AGAINST IT
Are you for abortion? NO
Are you for abortion in some cases(rape, incest)? YES
Are you for gun control? YES

I guess cos of the last one, I cant join the republican club.

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Are you a pacifist? i don't think so. i don't think that wars really fix things, but i can't really say i'm a pacifist.

Are you for capital punishment? no

Are you for abortion? i almost answered yes but realised i'm answering yes to the next question and need to think about this a little more.

Are you for abortion in some cases(rape, incest)? yes

Are you for gun control? yes

country: u.s.
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Are you a pacifist? Not at all; I pick my fights wisely.
Are you for capital punishment? No. I believe that Death is too good for people who commit such crimes.
Are you for abortion? No, I am not 'for' abortion, per se.
Are you for abortion in some cases(rape, incest)? Yes.
Are you for gun control? Yes.
country: United Kingdom.

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Are you a pacifist? Yes
Are you for capital punishment? No
Are you for abortion? As a choice, yes (but not encouraged)
Are you for abortion in some cases(rape, incest)? Yes
Are you for gun control? Yes.

Country: the Netherlands

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Old 02-04-2003, 03:00 AM   #30
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Are you a pacifist? no*
Are you for capital punishment? no (can you believe it, formerly from Texas!)**
Are you for abortion? yes***
Are you for abortion in some cases(rape, incest)? Yes
Are you for gun control? Yes, no question

country: Canada

*its interesting how this forum is requesting opinions, but is asking if you are in fact a pacifist. This is contradictory, because if you respond you are already in fact declaring your partiality towards one side of the issue or another. In my non-pacifist opinion, there is no true pacifism.

**this comment was made jestingly. I do not want to generalize about an entire state... especially one of the biggest (see gun control question for reason why). I have a lot of friends from Texas.

***choice of the parents or those in custody of the unborn infant.

It was interesting to add country as a stipulation for this post. I would like to further request that the responding contigent say what district or state they are from. There is a lot more diversity to account for, if you are comparing the Northern American states to the traditional Southern states... just a suggestion.
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