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Old 02-11-2005, 06:29 AM   #16
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Age:24
Country:Fort Worth (should be a city-state IMHO

POLITICAL (I know these apply to American politics, mainly because I know nothing about other places)
Republican or Democrat: Independent
Liberal/Conservative/Centrist:Cenrist to conservative
Who should be the 2008 Presidential Nominee (either party):Condi v. Hillary

ECONOMY
Tax Cuts: Good or bad?:Good
Should the Treasury Department raise or lower the interest rate?:not sure
Do you support the NAFTA/FTAA agreements?:yes
Free Trade or Fair Trade?:Free
Do you support Globalisation?:Yes
Do you support the outsourcing of jobs?:to a certain extent
Do you believe the economy is rising or recessing overall?:generally rising
Do you think the falling value of the US dollar is good or bad?:bad
Do you believe that the Western economies are planning appropriately for the rise of the Asian economy?robably not
Do you own stock?:yes

SOCIAL
Do you believe the government should pay down the National Debt immediately?:No.
What should the government do with Social Security?:Give people a choice of where to put a certain percentage of the money they put into the system.
Should the government focus more on funding health care or education (cannot choose "neither")?:Healthcare. States can handle education better than the national government, but they would suck at providing healthcare.
Do you believe the country's veterans are being adequately supported?:No
The Patriot Act: good or bad?:A little of both.
Gun Control: good or bad?:Bad, to a certain extent. There should be some limits on what types of guns can be bought and sold.

MILITARY
Do you think that the size of America's military is too large?:No
Should the military continue to build up its numbers?:No, it should focus on building a leaner, quicker military.
Should the government commit more money to military weapons research?:Yes.
Should America disarm (some or all of) its nuclear weapons?:No
Nuclear testing: Should it stop?:Yes
Ballistic Missile Defense: good or bad?:I understand both sides of this argument so it is hard for me to say.
Is a Draft needed to stabilise the situation in Iraq?:Heck, no.
Should the Bush administration implement the Draft?:See above.
Should NORAD's funding be increased, decreased, or left as is?:Left as it is.
Should the US Government continue the War on Terror?Yes.
Pick one to attack (you can't choose "neither"): North Korea or Iran?:I would say Iran because they have a blossoming democratic movement there that would be able to assist the U.S., and they do not possess nukes yet. An attack on N.K would probably unleash a nuclear holocaust with that nutcase ruling over there.

MORAL
Do you believe in a God/Supreme Being?:Yes
Do you belong to any particular religion or denomination?:Christian
Are you a regular church/temple/synagoguegoer?:Yes
AIDS in Africa: is enough being done?:No
Do you support a woman's choice to get a legal abortion?:I do not agree with abortions, but until there is an overwhelming majority of people that agree it should be overturned, it should stay the way it is. Minors should have parental consent; I believe that as science reveals more about the nature of the fetus, there will be much less demand for abortions.
Do you subscribe to the belief in Creation or the Theory of Evolution?:A little of both.
Do you believe that the Big Bang happened?:In a certain way, yes.
Do you support the idea of euthanasia for the terminally ill or those in a permanent vegetative state?:No.
Should the idea of God or gods be taught in public schools?:If it is taught in a historic sense. The role that religion has played in U.S. history should not be ignored, but to stress it would also be wrong.
Should the US continue the War on Drugs?:No
Should capital punishment for criminals continue?:No

WORLD
Northern Ireland: What should be done? Do you support one side or the other?:I support a united Ireland; it makes no sense to have the nation divided like it is.
Should the US have gone to war with Iraq?:Yes
Should the US pull out of Iraq immediately?:No.
Should the US pressure South American countries to be harder on the drug producers?:Yes.
Should the US pull out of Afghanistan immediately?:No
Should the UN/US get involved in the situation in Darfur, Sudan?:Yes.
Should the US be a member of the United Nations?:yes.
Is the United Nations still relevant?:Not really. When was it ever really helpful? It has accomplished some good, but a lot of it is just a joke.
Have developed nations done enough for tsunami aid?:Yes.
Should China be a democracy or continue how it is going?emocracy
If yes, how should this be done? US involvement?:WIth U.S. encouragement.
Should there be a Palestinian State in the area currently Israel?:No
Should there be a Palestinian State at all?:Sadly, yes. Jordan should have incorporated the refugees into their country. The Arab nations have done little for the people in Palestine and they use them just to irritate Israel.
Should the Russian government continue to try suppressing the insurrection in Chechnya?:Yes
Should there still be UN involvement in Bosnia?:No
Should there still be UN involvement in Kosovo?:Yes.
Should something be done about North Korea? If so, what?:Continue multi-lateral discussions.
Should Taiwan be an independent state?:Yes
Should something be done about the current situation in Cuba? If so, should it be tighter controls or should the US loosen sanctions?:No.
Should there be a European Union?:As long as countries do not give up sovereignty.
Should Turkey be admitted to the European Union?:Yes
Should something be done about the situation in Burma/Myanmar? If so, what?:West should increase pressure
Do you support the detainment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay?Yes.
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Old 02-11-2005, 06:30 AM   #17
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Old 02-11-2005, 07:10 AM   #18
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Age: 22
Country: USA

POLITICAL:
Republican or Democrat: I'm a registered Democrat, but I get pissed off at the party on a regular basis.
Liberal/Conservative/Centrist: Flaming liberal/borderline socialist
Who should be the 2008 Presidential Nominee (either party): Republican, Condoleezza Rice; Democrat, Joe Biden or Mark Warner (yes, I spend too much time talking to U2democrat)...Id vote for Hillary, but deep in my heart I know it would be bad for the cause

ECONOMY
Tax Cuts: Good or bad?: Right now, a bad, bad idea, unfortunately.
Should the Treasury Department raise or lower the interest rate?: Damned if I know. I'm no economist.
Do you support the NAFTA/FTAA agreements?: No.
Free Trade or Fair Trade?: Fair trade.
Do you support Globalisation?: In some ways, yes; in others, no.
Do you support the outsourcing of jobs?: Not unless they're being replaced with different jobs as quickly as they're outsourced. I hate the fact that the American job market is basically being sold to the cheapest bidder.
Do you believe the economy is rising or recessing overall?: Recessing. We have to measure our economic progress by the progress of the weakest and poorest, and by that measure, the American economy sucks ass.
Do you think the falling value of the US dollar is good or bad?: Bad for Americans, obviously.
Do you believe that the Western economies are planning appropriately for the rise of the Asian economy?: I sincerely doubt it.
Do you own stock?: You know, I have no idea. I think I have some financial holdings that are still actually my parents', so...I quite possibly could.

SOCIAL
Do you believe the government should pay down the National Debt immediately?: Even if we wanted to, we couldn't.
What should the government do with Social Security?: While I do like the idea of some very limited privatization, I fear for the future of SSI payments to the truly incapacitated should that happen--not merely the old who no longer work, but people who can't much work to begin with (the severely mentally ill or challenged, the severely physically challenged, etc.)
Should the government focus more on funding health care or education (cannot choose "neither")?: Health care--better to leave education to the states.
Do you believe the country's veterans are being adequately supported?: absolutely not.
The Patriot Act: good or bad?: Mostly bad.
Gun Control: good or bad?: There should be some limits, but overall, I'm against the total banishment of guns. I always say I would be a hypocrite if I came out for gun control, because if I were living alone way out in the country (or in some urban jungle), you can bet I'd have a gun and know how to use it.

MILITARY
Do you think that the size of America's military is too large?: Yes.
Should the military continue to build up its numbers?: I don't know...on one hand, I'd say no, but we're spread so thin right now that I don't see how we can stand not to.
Should the government commit more money to military weapons research?: see previous answer
Should America disarm (some or all of) its nuclear weapons?: I believe in full nuclear disarmament at some point in the future, but then again, how can we dismantle our nukes when you know there are a few pointed right at us as we speak? It's a tough call.
Nuclear testing: Should it stop?: Yes.
Ballistic Missile Defense: good or bad?: Bad. Costly. Ineffective. Planning for a scenario that's somewhat unlikely to begin with.
Is a Draft needed to stabilise the situation in Iraq?: I hope not.
Should the Bush administration implement the Draft?: No.
Should NORAD's funding be increased, decreased, or left as is?: Left as is, I guess.
Should the US Government continue the War on Terror?: Well, yes, but we need to diversify our tactics and work on stemming genocide and poverty as well.
Pick one to attack (you can't choose "neither"): North Korea or Iran?: Does picking off that North Korean lunatic in a midnight sniper attack count as an attack?

MORAL
Do you believe in a God/Supreme Being?: Yes
Do you belong to any particular religion or denomination?: Christian
Are you a regular church/temple/synagoguegoer?: More than just Christmas or Easter, not *quite* regular...I'm working on that.
AIDS in Africa: is enough being done?: Gosh, no.
Do you support a woman's choice to get a legal abortion?: Absolutely.
Do you subscribe to the belief in Creation or the Theory of Evolution?: I'm into intelligent design + evolution, as a Christian and a thinking person.
Do you believe that the Big Bang happened?: I'm not against it happening, but I'm not sure about it, either.
Do you support the idea of euthanasia for the terminally ill or those in a permanent vegetative state?: Mmmmm...tough call. Maybe.
Should the idea of God or gods be taught in public schools?: In a purely comparative sense, yes. I have no problem with teaching students about religion or the role it has played in the formation of civilizations, so long as one faith is not portrayed as superior or preferred.
Should the US continue the War on Drugs?: I'm almost entirely in support of decriminalization.
Should capital punishment for criminals continue?: No.

WORLD
Northern Ireland: What should be done? Do you support one side or the other?: I truly think Ireland needs to give it up. The idea of a united Ireland simply isn't going to work. Not enough people really want it. I say Ireland and Northern Ireland need to go their separate ways for now and revisit the issue in a couple of generations when people aren't blowing up cars anymore.
Should the US have gone to war with Iraq?: Gah, sometimes I still don't know. I can't argue that the Iraqi people are better off without Saddam Hussein. On the other hand, a lot of those same Iraqi people are dead now. And a lot of American soldiers.
Should the US pull out of Iraq immediately?: No, I know that much.
Should the US pressure South American countries to be harder on the drug producers?: Not sure.
Should the US pull out of Afghanistan immediately?: No.
Should the UN/US get involved in the situation in Darfur, Sudan?: Yes.
Should the US be a member of the United Nations?: Yes.
Is the United Nations still relevant?: Well, maybe, but I'd like to see it have more teeth.
Have developed nations done enough for tsunami aid?: Yes and no...obviously a lot has been done, but more will be needed.
Should China be a democracy or continue how it is going?: I would like to see a democratic China and a free Tibet.
If yes, how should this be done? US involvement?: Sure, why not, we already have our thumbs in everyone else's pies.
Should there be a Palestinian State in the area currently Israel?: There should be a Palestinian state, but where it should do...well, you got me.
Should there be a Palestinian State at all?: "Sadly, yes. Jordan should have incorporated the refugees into their country. The Arab nations have done little for the people in Palestine and they use them just to irritate Israel." --good response, I'm stealing it as mine
Should the Russian government continue to try suppressing the insurrection in Chechnya?: Just let them go already.
Should there still be UN involvement in Bosnia?: Yes.
Should there still be UN involvement in Kosovo?: Yes.
Should something be done about North Korea? If so, what?: Continue multi-lateral discussions/look into taking out Jong-Il
Should Taiwan be an independent state?: Yes
Should something be done about the current situation in Cuba? If so, should it be tighter controls or should the US loosen sanctions?: Wait until Castro dies.
Should there be a European Union?: Sure.
Should Turkey be admitted to the European Union?: Yes,.
Should something be done about the situation in Burma/Myanmar? If so, what?: Better diplomatic relations with the country, more support of activists like Aung San Suu Kyi.
Do you support the detainment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay?: No.

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Age: 40
Country: USA

POLITICAL (I know these apply to American politics, mainly because I know nothing about other places)
Republican or Democrat: registered Republican
Liberal/Conservative/Centrist: lean conservative
Who should be the 2008 Presidential Nominee (either party): too early

ECONOMY
Tax Cuts: Good or bad?: Good
Should the Treasury Department raise or lower the interest rate?: current policy is working well
Do you support the NAFTA/FTAA agreements?: generally, yes
Free Trade or Fair Trade?: free trade
Do you support Globalisation?: that is a loaded word
Do you support the outsourcing of jobs?: I’m not totally against the practice
Do you believe the economy is rising or recessing overall?: slowly rising
Do you think the falling value of the US dollar is good or bad?: allowing fluctuation is good
Do you believe that the Western economies are planning appropriately for the rise of the Asian economy?: some will do better than others
Do you own stock?: yes

SOCIAL
Do you believe the government should pay down the National Debt immediately?: I would not make it the top priority at the expense of other matters
What should the government do with Social Security?: fix the ponzi scheme
Should the government focus more on funding health care or education (cannot choose "neither")?: education (we have no idea what we want in a health care system)
Do you believe the country's veterans are being adequately supported?: by who?
The Patriot Act: good or bad?: generally good
Gun Control: good or bad?: only masks the underlying problems

MILITARY
Do you think that the size of America's military is too large?: No
Should the military continue to build up its numbers?: Yes
Should the government commit more money to military weapons research?: Yes
Should America disarm (some or all of) its nuclear weapons?: Some
Nuclear testing: Should it stop?: No
Ballistic Missile Defense: good or bad?: Good
Is a Draft needed to stabilise the situation in Iraq?: No
Should the Bush administration implement the Draft?: No
Should NORAD's funding be increased, decreased, or left as is?: Left as is
Should the US Government continue the War on Terror? Yes
Pick one to attack (you can't choose "neither"): North Korea or Iran?: Iran

MORAL
Do you believe in a God/Supreme Being?: Yes
Do you belong to any particular religion or denomination?: Christian. I am an elder in a Presbyterian church, but I would not identify myself as “Presbyterian”.
Are you a regular church/temple/synagoguegoer?: Yes
AIDS in Africa: is enough being done?: You could never say “enough is being done”
Do you support a woman's choice to get a legal abortion?: No
Do you subscribe to the belief in Creation or the Theory of Evolution?: Depends on how you define the terms. Lets just say we have a Creator.
Do you believe that the Big Bang happened?: Again, depends on the meaning of the term. God saying “Let there be light” would create an awfully big bang.
Do you support the idea of euthanasia for the terminally ill or those in a permanent vegetative state?: Generally no
Should the idea of God or gods be taught in public schools?: Consider the role it plays in history, culture, etc. it would be negligent not to
Should the US continue the War on Drugs?: We should continue efforts to keep controlled substances under control
Should capital punishment for criminals continue?: If due process finds guilt, capital punishment is a valid response for a government.

WORLD
Northern Ireland: What should be done? Do you support one side or the other?:
Should the US have gone to war with Iraq?: Yes
Should the US pull out of Iraq immediately?: No
Should the US pressure South American countries to be harder on the drug producers?: Yes
Should the US pull out of Afghanistan immediately?: No
Should the UN/US get involved in the situation in Darfur, Sudan?: The UN should have done this a while ago.
Should the US be a member of the United Nations?: Member, yes. Primary fiscal supporter, no.
Is the United Nations still relevant?: To those who have faith in committees
Have developed nations done enough for tsunami aid?: Yes
Should China be a democracy or continue how it is going?: That will take care of itself.
If yes, how should this be done? US involvement?: See above.
Should there be a Palestinian State in the area currently Israel?: No
Should there be a Palestinian State at all?: Yes
Should the Russian government continue to try suppressing the insurrection in Chechnya?: Yes
Should there still be UN involvement in Bosnia?: No
Should there still be UN involvement in Kosovo?: No
Should something be done about North Korea? If so, what?: Save the people from their crazy leader
Should Taiwan be an independent state?: To what end?
Should something be done about the current situation in Cuba? If so, should it be tighter controls or should the US loosen sanctions?: Wait until this sad experiment in communism dies
Should there be a European Union?: Why not?
Should Turkey be admitted to the European Union?: Why not?
Do you support the detainment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay?: Yes
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i don't have much time so i'll answer a few:
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First Name: Laura
Age: 18
Country: America

POLITICAL (I know these apply to American politics, mainly because I know nothing about other places)
Republican or Democrat: DEMOCRAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Liberal/Conservative/Centrist: LIBERAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Who should be the 2008 Presidential Nominee (either party): D-Warner or Biden R-Frist

ECONOMY
Tax Cuts: Good or bad?: right now, bad.
Do you support the outsourcing of jobs?: no but not all outsourcing is preventable
Do you believe the economy is rising or recessing overall?: rising...for now
Do you think the falling value of the US dollar is good or bad?: bad
Do you own stock?: no

SOCIAL
What should the government do with Social Security?: I don't know, but DON'T PRIVATIZE IT!!!!!!!!
Should the government focus more on funding health care or education (cannot choose "neither")?: health care
Do you believe the country's veterans are being adequately supported?: no
Gun Control: good or bad?: Good.

MILITARY
Do you think that the size of America's military is too large?: no
Should the military continue to build up its numbers?: At this point in time yes
Should the government commit more money to military weapons research?: no
Should America disarm (some or all of) its nuclear weapons?: yes
Nuclear testing: Should it stop?: yes
Is a Draft needed to stabilise the situation in Iraq?: Not yet...but possibly soon.
Should the Bush administration implement the Draft?: See above.
Should the US Government continue the War on Terror?: Yes
Pick one to attack (you can't choose "neither"): North Korea or Iran?: Iran

MORAL
Do you believe in a God/Supreme Being?: Yes
Do you belong to any particular religion or denomination?: Christian-Protestant-Disciple of Christ
Are you a regular church/temple/synagoguegoer?: Yes
AIDS in Africa: is enough being done?: No
Do you support a woman's choice to get a legal abortion?: Yes
Do you subscribe to the belief in Creation or the Theory of Evolution?: Evolution
Do you believe that the Big Bang happened?: Possiblyl
Do you support the idea of euthanasia for the terminally ill or those in a permanent vegetative state?: Yes
Should the idea of God or gods be taught in public schools?: taught-not preached
Should capital punishment for criminals continue?: NO

WORLD
Should the US have gone to war with Iraq?: no
Should the US pull out of Iraq immediately?: no
Should the US pressure South American countries to be harder on the drug producers?: yes
Should the US pull out of Afghanistan immediately?: no
Should the UN/US get involved in the situation in Darfur, Sudan?: yes
Should the US be a member of the United Nations?: yes
Is the United Nations still relevant?: yes
Have developed nations done enough for tsunami aid?: yes
Should there be a European Union?: yes
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First Name: Eddie
Age: 31
Country: Ireland

POLITICAL (I know these apply to American politics, mainly because I know nothing about other places)
Republican or Democrat: Neither
Liberal/Conservative/Centrist: None, libertarian
Who should be the 2008 Presidential Nominee (either party):
Rep. - Buchanan (not likely though) Dem. - Edwards
ECONOMY
Tax Cuts: Good or bad?: Depends on circumstances
Should the Treasury Department raise or lower the interest rate?: Don't know
Do you support the NAFTA/FTAA agreements?: Yes
Free Trade or Fair Trade?: Free Trade is Fair Trade, provided it's genuinely free
Do you support Globalisation?: Yes
Do you support the outsourcing of jobs?: Let the market decide
Do you believe the economy is rising or recessing overall?: Rising slowly
Do you think the falling value of the US dollar is good or bad?: don't know
Do you believe that the Western economies are planning appropriately for the rise of the Asian economy?: Let the market decide - question of planning need not arise
Do you own stock?: small amount

SOCIAL
Do you believe the government should pay down the National Debt immediately?: don't know
What should the government do with Social Security?: don't know
Should the government focus more on funding health care or education (cannot choose "neither")?: health care
Do you believe the country's veterans are being adequately supported?: unsure
The Patriot Act: good or bad?: overall bad, some parts good
Gun Control: good or bad?: good

MILITARY
Do you think that the size of America's military is too large?: no
Should the military continue to build up its numbers?: no
Should the government commit more money to military weapons research?: no
Should America disarm (some or all of) its nuclear weapons?: yes
Nuclear testing: Should it stop?: if testing weapons yes, however we need to develop alternative energy sources
Ballistic Missile Defense: good or bad?: bad
Is a Draft needed to stabilise the situation in Iraq?: no
Should the Bush administration implement the Draft?: no
Should NORAD's funding be increased, decreased, or left as is?: unsure
Should the US Government continue the War on Terror? yes
Pick one to attack (you can't choose "neither"): North Korea or Iran?:

MORAL
Do you believe in a God/Supreme Being?: Probably
Do you belong to any particular religion or denomination?: lapsed R.C.
Are you a regular church/temple/synagoguegoer?: no, unless once a year qualifies as regular
AIDS in Africa: is enough being done?: No
Do you support a woman's choice to get a legal abortion?: Only in restricted cases
Do you subscribe to the belief in Creation or the Theory of Evolution?: Evolution probably but I'm not a biologist
Do you believe that the Big Bang happened?: Probably but I'm not an astrophysicist
Do you support the idea of euthanasia for the terminally ill or those in a permanent vegetative state?: No
Should the idea of God or gods be taught in public schools?: Certainly
Should the US continue the War on Drugs?: Not in current form. In favour of legalising marijuana & ecstasy
Should capital punishment for criminals continue?: Capital punishment should only be used very sparingly

WORLD
Northern Ireland: What should be done? Do you support one side or the other?: A prosperous economy should make conflict a thing of the past
Should the US have gone to war with Iraq?: No, but it's irrelevant now
Should the US pull out of Iraq immediately?: No
Should the US pressure South American countries to be harder on the drug producers?: Undecided
Should the US pull out of Afghanistan immediately?: No
Should the UN/US get involved in the situation in Darfur, Sudan?: Don't know
Should the US be a member of the United Nations?: Yes
Is the United Nations still relevant?: Yes but changes required
Have developed nations done enough for tsunami aid?: Yes
Should China be a democracy or continue how it is going?: Democracy
If yes, how should this be done? US involvement?: up to the people of China
Should there be a Palestinian State in the area currently Israel?: Yes
Should there be a Palestinian State at all?: Yes
Should the Russian government continue to try suppressing the insurrection in Chechnya?: Don't know
Should there still be UN involvement in Bosnia?: Don't know
Should there still be UN involvement in Kosovo?: Don't know
Should something be done about North Korea? If so, what?: Maybe get the Chinese to support an internal rebellion
Should Taiwan be an independent state?: Yes
Should something be done about the current situation in Cuba? If so, should it be tighter controls or should the US loosen sanctions?: loosen sanctions
Should there be a European Union?: Yes
Should Turkey be admitted to the European Union?: Yes, Israel too
Should something be done about the situation in Burma/Myanmar? If so, what?: Don't know
Do you support the detainment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay?: Yes but reforms are required




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Age: 41
Country: USA

POLITICAL (I know these apply to American politics, mainly because I know nothing about other places)
Republican or Democrat: Democrat.
Liberal/Conservative/Centrist: Liberal
Who should be the 2008 Presidential Nominee (either party):
no thoughts yet

ECONOMY
Tax Cuts: Good or bad?: BAD
Should the Treasury Department raise or lower the interest rate?: leave for now
Free Trade or Fair Trade?: Fair Trade. You would think that if trade was free it would also be fair.
Do you support Globalisation?: Yes, for fair trade
Do you support the outsourcing of jobs?: I don't believe in making it easier for companies to outsource thus taking jobs away due to tax advantages, etc., but if outsourcing follows fair trade yes.
Do you believe the economy is rising or recessing overall?: I think we are headed for hard times.
Do you own stock?: Through 401k. Can't afford to buy it.

SOCIAL
Do you believe the government should pay down the National Debt immediately?: I don't think that is possible now, but to cut taxes before paying it down is silly to me.
What should the government do with Social Security?: Either keep the program or insist that all employers maintain a program instead. I think it would be a mistake to leave the future of so many stuggling people in their own hands.
Should the government focus more on funding health care or education (cannot choose "neither")?: Education first, because if education is strong people should be able to secure better jobs and then can deal with health care costs better. I think college should be available to all people.
Do you believe the country's veterans are being adequately supported?: unsure
The Patriot Act: good or bad?: unsure
Gun Control: good or bad?: good

MILITARY
Do you think that the size of America's military is too large?: no
Should the military continue to build up its numbers?: it should be based on demand.
Should the government commit more money to military weapons research?: No, unless forced to.
Should America disarm (some or all of) its nuclear weapons?: yes
Nuclear testing: Should it stop?: yes
Ballistic Missile Defense: good or bad?: don't know
Is a Draft needed to stabilise the situation in Iraq?: no
Should the Bush administration implement the Draft?: no
Should NORAD's funding be increased, decreased, or left as is?: don't know
Should the US Government continue the War on Terror? yes, as a defensive measure not an offensive one
Pick one to attack (you can't choose "neither"): North Korea or Iran?: I have to choose neither. I fully believe there has to be a better solution than to attack.

MORAL
Do you believe in a God/Supreme Being?: yes
Do you belong to any particular religion or denomination?: yes, ucc.org
Are you a regular church/temple/synagoguegoer?: yes
AIDS in Africa: is enough being done?: no no no no no it's an emergency!!
Do you support a woman's choice to get a legal abortion?: yes
Do you subscribe to the belief in Creation or the Theory of Evolution?: both
Do you believe that the Big Bang happened?: unsure
Do you support the idea of euthanasia for the terminally ill or those in a permanent vegetative state?: only if the person has legal documents stating that's what they want.
Should the idea of God or gods be taught in public schools?: If it is factual and diverse - yes. It is good knowledge for people to know what others are believing.
Should the US continue the War on Drugs?: yes
Should capital punishment for criminals continue?: no

WORLD
Should the US have gone to war with Iraq?: No
Should the US pull out of Iraq immediately?: US should have a plan to pull out and follow it
Should the US pull out of Afghanistan immediately?: have we found bin laden?
Should the UN/US get involved in the situation in Darfur, Sudan?: yes HELP!
Should the US be a member of the United Nations?: yes
Is the United Nations still relevant?: should work to be
Have developed nations done enough for tsunami aid?: I think developed nations have acted very generously. If basic aid is still needed then we should do more.
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Republican or Democrat: Democrat.
Liberal/Conservative/Centrist: Liberal
Who should be the 2008 Presidential Nominee (either party):
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ECONOMY
Tax Cuts: Good or bad?: BAD
Should the Treasury Department raise or lower the interest rate?: leave for now
Free Trade or Fair Trade?: Fair Trade.
Do you support Globalisation?: Yes, for fair trade
Do you support the outsourcing of jobs?: No, especially providing incentvies for Corps to outsource.
Do you believe the economy is rising or recessing overall? headed towards severe destabalization, what that implies I'm not sure. Especiallt if we further overextend ourselves like attacking
Do you own stock?: 401k, used to own Mobil through a profit sharing pan

SOCIAL
Do you believe the government should pay down the National Debt immediately?: As muchj as possible and eliminate recent tax cuts especially Estate & dividend
What should the government do with Social Security?: Tweek it by raising the cap and adding means testing
Should the government focus more on funding health care or education (cannot choose "neither")?: Both
Do you believe the country's veterans are being adequately supported?: no. and they're going to close 12 more veterans hospitals
The Patriot Act: good or bad?: Some parts are bad and should be eliminated
Gun Control: good or bad?: good

MILITARY
Do you think that the size of America's military is too large?: no
Should the military continue to build up its numbers?: imaybe.
Should the government commit more money to military weapons research?: No, smarter not more. It should be cut for non-useful historical weaponry, cluster bombs and incendiary weapons should be eliminiated
Should America disarm (some or all of) its nuclear weapons?: yes
Nuclear testing: Should it stop?: yes
Ballistic Missile Defense: good or bad?: seems to worthless at this point of time
Is a Draft needed to stabilise the situation in Iraq?: no
Should the Bush administration implement the Draft?: no
Should NORAD's funding be increased, decreased, or left as is?: NORAD needs to be updated
Should the US Government continue the War on Terror? yes, as a defensive measure not an offensive one
Pick one to attack (you can't choose "neither"): North Korea or Iran?: None

MORAL
Do you believe in a God/Supreme Being?: yes
Do you belong to any particular religion or denomination?: yes
Are you a regular church/temple/synagoguegoer?: somewhat
AIDS in Africa: is enough being done?: no no no
Do you support a woman's choice to get a legal abortion?: yes
Do you subscribe to the belief in Creation or the Theory of Evolution?: I can incorporated creation into the fact of evolution
Do you believe that the Big Bang happened?: yes
Do you support the idea of euthanasia for the terminally ill or those in a permanent vegetative state?: if that's what the person wants
Should the idea of God or gods be taught in public schools?: yes all religions should taught in general not specific detail
Should the US continue the War on Drugs?: no
Should capital punishment for criminals continue?: no

WORLD
Should the US have gone to war with Iraq?: No
Should the US pull out of Iraq immediately?: soon, but I see permanent bases planned
Should the US pull out of Afghanistan immediately?:ni
Should the UN/US get involved in the situation in Darfur, Sudan?: YES
Should the US be a member of the United Nations?: yes
Is the United Nations still relevant?: Yes we should help strenghten it mainly by eliminating the veto
Have developed nations done enough for tsunami aid?: a good start
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Republican or Democrat: Democrat.
Liberal/Conservative/Centrist: Progressive
Who should be the 2008 Presidential Nominee (either party): no idea. the answer will present itself, and the answer won't be the nominee, sadly.

ECONOMY
Tax Cuts: Good or bad?: bad in times of deficits; good in times of surplus
Should the Treasury Department raise or lower the interest rate?: leave for now
Free Trade or Fair Trade?: Fair Trade.
Do you support Globalisation?: Yes, for fair trade
Do you support the outsourcing of jobs?: depends, i take these things on a case-by-case basis.
Do you believe the economy is rising or recessing overall? overall, rising, but that could all change should Japan and China start thinking that the Euro is a better investment than the dollar.
Do you own stock?: nope.

SOCIAL
Do you believe the government should pay down the National Debt immediately?: in a safe and sane way, we can start with the repeal of the Bush tax cuts.
What should the government do with Social Security?: raising the retirement age would solve a whole heck of a lot
Should the government focus more on funding health care or education (cannot choose "neither")?: if i had to choose, i'd have to say health care
Do you believe the country's veterans are being adequately supported?: no.
The Patriot Act: good or bad?: impossible to know at this point, but i do know that there's too much in there that frightens me; we cannot stop being the United States of America in order to defend the United States of America. but then again, another massive attack with mass casualties might make me throw ideals to the wind.
Gun Control: good or bad?: good

MILITARY
Do you think that the size of America's military is too large?: no
Should the military continue to build up its numbers?: it's going to have to do something the way the Bush administration sees the role of the American military. anyone who thinks a draft is out of the quesiton is fooling themselves.
Should the government commit more money to military weapons research?: smarter weapons, not more weapons. good intelligence, however, is worth 100 smart weapons.
Should America disarm (some or all of) its nuclear weapons?: yes
Nuclear testing: Should it stop?: yes
Ballistic Missile Defense: good or bad?: totally unnecessary and totally cost ineffective.
Is a Draft needed to stabilise the situation in Iraq?: not yet.
Should the Bush administration implement the Draft?: no.
Should NORAD's funding be increased, decreased, or left as is?: sadly going to have to plead ignorance.
Should the US Government continue the War on Terror? way too simplistic a question -- we need to fight with intelligence and Special Ops, not with batillions storming across the desert as Fox plays, "who let the dogs out"
Pick one to attack (you can't choose "neither"): North Korea or Iran?: this is a bit like Sophie's Choice, isn't it? Iran, i suppose.

MORAL
Do you believe in a God/Supreme Being?: agnostic.
Do you belong to any particular religion or denomination?: confirmed Catholic; some sympathy and enjoyment of the culture, as opposed to the teachings.
Are you a regular church/temple/synagoguegoer?: i go on Christmas with my mom -- important to her, and i do enjoy the music.
AIDS in Africa: is enough being done?: no
Do you support a woman's choice to get a legal abortion?: yes
Do you subscribe to the belief in Creation or the Theory of Evolution?: Evolution. if we're going to have to slap "theory" in front of evolution, can we then refer to Creationism as "not yet a theory"
Do you believe that the Big Bang happened?: yes
Do you support the idea of euthanasia for the terminally ill or those in a permanent vegetative state?: yes, but it is unfair to ask or require a doctor to euthanize a patient; so, actually, no, in the legal sense. what people do with their lives is their own business. there's always a way, and no one should suffer because of some bogus religious argument.
Should the idea of God or gods be taught in public schools?: in a historical/cultural sense, absolutely.
Should the US continue the War on Drugs?: no
Should capital punishment for criminals continue?: no

WORLD
Should the US have gone to war with Iraq?: No
Should the US pull out of Iraq immediately?: sadly, no
Should the US pull out of Afghanistan immediately?:no
Should the UN/US get involved in the situation in Darfur, Sudan?: Yes
Should the US be a member of the United Nations?: yes
Is the United Nations still relevant?: it is when we allow it to be
Have developed nations done enough for tsunami aid?: let's hope so.
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Republican or Democrat: Neither
Liberal/Conservative/Centrist: Liberal
Who should be the 2008 Presidential Nominee (either party): Obama

ECONOMY
Tax Cuts: Good or bad?: Depends on time, not while defecit spending and supporting a war.
Free Trade or Fair Trade?:Fair
Do you support the outsourcing of jobs?:No
Do you believe the economy is rising or recessing overall?:It sucks.
Do you own stock?:Yes

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Do you believe the government should pay down the National Debt immediately?:ASAP
What should the government do with Social Security?:Not fuck it up.
Should the government focus more on funding health care or education (cannot choose "neither")?:How do you do one without the other?
Do you believe the country's veterans are being adequately supported?:Probably not.
The Patriot Act: good or bad?:Shit
Gun Control: good or bad?:Good

MILITARY
Do you think that the size of America's military is too large?:No
Should the military continue to build up its numbers?:As needed.
Should America disarm (some or all of) its nuclear weapons?:The world should disarm.
Nuclear testing: Should it stop?:Absolutely
Is a Draft needed to stabilise the situation in Iraq?:No, but it may if other action is taken right now.
Should the Bush administration implement the Draft?:Only if they draft themselves.
Should the US Government continue the War on Terror?Terrorism should be ended, that's all I'll say.


MORAL
Do you believe in a God/Supreme Being?:Absolutely.
Do you belong to any particular religion or denomination?:Christian
Are you a regular church/temple/synagoguegoer?:No
AIDS in Africa: is enough being done?:No
Do you support a woman's choice to get a legal abortion?:Until things change, yes.
Do you subscribe to the belief in Creation or the Theory of Evolution?:They aren't exclusive.
Do you believe that the Big Bang happened?: Something like that.
Should the idea of God or gods be taught in public schools?:No
Should the US continue the War on Drugs?:What a joke.
Should capital punishment for criminals continue?:No.

WORLD
Should the US have gone to war with Iraq?:No
Should the US pull out of Iraq immediately?:No
Should the US pull out of Afghanistan immediately?:No
Should the US be a member of the United Nations?:Yes
Is the United Nations still relevant?:It needs work.
Do you support the detainment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay?:Not in the current form that's taking place.
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First Name: Angela.
Age: 20.
Country: United States.

POLITICAL
Republican or Democrat: Democrat.
Liberal/Conservative/Centrist: Liberal.
Who should be the 2008 Presidential Nominee (either party): Heh, I know she isn't popular here, but I personally haven't had much complaint with Hilary Clinton. That Obama guy sounds pretty cool, too, though-I certainly wouldn't mind seeing him run for president.

SOCIAL
The Patriot Act: good or bad?: Bad. It hasn't shown me good aspects of it since it's been implemented.
Gun Control: good or bad?: Good. Not to the point of banning guns, 'cause that won't solve squat, but basically I just feel owning a gun should be treated the same way owning a car is-you get a license, go through the training to use it properly, if you have your license with you and you're responsible with your gun, you can keep it. If you don't have your license and you're irresponsible, away it goes.

MILITARY
Should the government commit more money to military weapons research?: No...I think we have more than enough weapons around, and I'd hope with having all those weapons around we know how they're meant to be used. If we don't know how to use them, we shouldn't be owning them.
Should America disarm (some or all of) its nuclear weapons?: If we're expecting other countries in the world who have them to disarm their weapons, then yes, we should do the same. I'd love it if all nuclear weapons the world over were disarmed.
Nuclear testing: Should it stop?: Yeah. Especially if people are going to be disarming their weapons-kinda pointless to continue to test weapons you have no plans to use.
Is a Draft needed to stabilise the situation in Iraq?: No.
Should the Bush administration implement the Draft?: No.
Should the US Government continue the War on Terror?: We should continue to fight terrorism, yes, but we need better methods for doing so.

MORAL
Do you believe in a God/Supreme Being?: Yes.
Do you belong to any particular religion or denomination?: Uh, well, my beliefs fall pretty closely towards those of the Unitarian Universalists, so I'd say yeah.
Are you a regular church/temple/synagoguegoer?: No.
AIDS in Africa: is enough being done?: I think we have a good start in some ways, we just need to keep going.
Do you support a woman's choice to get a legal abortion?: Yes.
Do you subscribe to the belief in Creation or the Theory of Evolution?: Theory of evolution.
Do you believe that the Big Bang happened?: *Shrugs* It's possible.
Do you support the idea of euthanasia for the terminally ill or those in a permanent vegetative state?: Yes. If they want to end their suffering, they should be allowed to do so.
Should the idea of God or gods be taught in public schools?: For historical purposes, yes. But the adminstrators shouldn't sit there and make the classes do things related to their particular religion.
Should the US continue the War on Drugs?: It isn't working the way it's being handled now, so no.
Should capital punishment for criminals continue?: No.

WORLD
Northern Ireland: What should be done? Do you support one side or the other?: Well, those peace talks in the late 90s were a good start, things were actually happening with those, so I'd say we should continue with those. I don't take sides in this conflict-both sides have been guilty of hurting each other, both sides have their prejudices they need to work out.
Should the US have gone to war with Iraq?: No.
Should the US pull out of Iraq immediately?: Yes.
Should the US pull out of Afghanistan immediately?: Considering the Taliban are slowly coming back in, it doesn't seem we're getting the things accomplished there that we want accomplished there, so perhaps we should let the Afghanis deal with this problem in the way they see fit.
Have developed nations done enough for tsunami aid?: From what I've heard, it sounds like people are doing as much as they can, and any generosity, no matter how big or small, is okay in my book.
Should China be a democracy or continue how it is going?: I think that's for China to decide.
Should there be a Palestinian State in the area currently Israel?: No, 'cause all that's going to do is piss off Israel and not help the situation. Personally, I think both sides should just share the land and not have their little states, but I guess that's hoping for too much.
Should there be a Palestinian State at all?: If Israel gets a state, why shouldn't Palestine?
Should Taiwan be an independent state?: That's for Taiwan to decide.
Do you support the detainment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay?: If they've actually done something serious, if they've actually committed a horrific crime, yeah, they should be punished.

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Republican or Democrat: Democrat
Liberal/Conservative/Centrist:Liberal
Who should be the 2008 Presidential Nominee (either party):Hillary Clinton

ECONOMY
Tax Cuts: Good or bad?:Good, if used sensibly.
Should the Treasury Department raise or lower the interest rate?:lower
Do you support the NAFTA/FTAA agreements?:yes
Free Trade or Fair Trade?:free trade can be fair
Do you support Globalisation?:Yes
Do you support the outsourcing of jobs?:yes
Do you believe the economy is rising or recessing overall?oing ok
Do you think the falling value of the US dollar is good or bad?:good
Do you believe that the Western economies are planning appropriately for the rise of the Asian economy?not at all
Do you own stock?:no

SOCIAL
Do you believe the government should pay down the National Debt immediately?:No.
What should the government do with Social Security?rivatise
Should the government focus more on funding health care or education (cannot choose "neither")?:education

Do you believe the country's veterans are being adequately supported?:No
The Patriot Act: good or bad?:bad
Gun Control: good or bad?:Good, should be increased

MILITARY
Do you think that the size of America's military is too large?:yes
Should the military continue to build up its numbers?:No
Should the government commit more money to military weapons research?:Yes.
Should America disarm (some or all of) its nuclear weapons?:yes, not only US, but russia, india, pakistan and every other state which has them.
Nuclear testing: Should it stop?:Yes
Ballistic Missile Defense: good or bad?: Id say its a bit pointless at this time.
Is a Draft needed to stabilise the situation in Iraq?:no
Should the Bush administration implement the Draft?h no
Should NORAD's funding be increased, decreased, or left as is?ecreased, if it can be put to better use domestically.
Should the US Government continue the War on Terror?Yes.
Pick one to attack (you can't choose "neither"): North Korea or Iran?:I dont want another pointless war to tear this place (middle east) apart, on the other hand N korea has only about 10 or so nukes compared to a couple of thousand US has... North korea

MORAL
Do you believe in a God/Supreme Being?:Yes
Do you belong to any particular religion or denomination?:Nope
Are you a regular church/temple/synagoguegoer?:Nope
AIDS in Africa is enough being done?:No

Do you support a woman's choice to get a legal abortion?:yes.
Do you subscribe to the belief in Creation or the Theory of Evolution?:evolution
Do you believe that the Big Bang happened?:yes
Do you support the idea of euthanasia for the terminally ill or those in a permanent vegetative state?:yes
Should the idea of God or gods be taught in public schools?hilosophy and history of religions should be taught, how they started and became prominent, because after all it is knowledge. Religions themselves dont belong in schools.
Should the US continue the War on Drugs?:Yes, but they should fight a better war.
Should capital punishment for criminals continue?:No

WORLD
Northern Ireland: What should be done? Do you support one side or the other?:I can see a referendum being held, if both sides say yes, why not.
Should the US have gone to war with Iraq?:no
Should the US pull out of Iraq immediately?:Nope, its too late now.
Should the US pressure South American countries to be harder on the drug producers?:Yes.
Should the US pull out of Afghanistan immediately?:No, they are doing a good job . NATO should be more involved there.
Should the UN/US get involved in the situation in Darfur, Sudan?:Yes.
Should the US be a member of the United Nations?:yes.
Is the United Nations still relevant?:unfortunately its been trivialized as a result of both US policy and structural problems. security council must be restructred, as well as some of the agencies.
Have developed nations done enough for tsunami aid?:I cant say enough looking at the extent of the destruction.
Should China be a democracy or continue how it is going?democracy
If yes, how should this be done? US involvement?:With U.S. encouragement.
Should there be a Palestinian State in the area currently Israel?:yes
Should there be a Palestinian State at all?:yes.
Should the Russian government continue to try suppressing the insurrection in Chechnya?:no, they can not fight the whole population, they can not win the fight without their support. id say offer the people a better life and win their hearts and minds, then start working.
Should there still be UN involvement in Bosnia?:No, NATO should have a certain amount of security forces though.
Should there still be UN involvement in Kosovo?:no, NATO should be involved instead.
Should something be done about North Korea? If so, what?:Work with china to disarm N korea and dismantle its regime.
Should Taiwan be an independent state?:Yes
Should something be done about the current situation in Cuba? If so, should it be tighter controls or should the US loosen sanctions?:No.
Should there be a European Union?:yes
Should Turkey be admitted to the European Union?:Yes
Should something be done about the situation in Burma/Myanmar? If so, what?:well, i cant really see the US stepping in since it doesnt promote their political goals. so working with other regional countries to dismantle burma's junta seems to be reasonable.
Do you support the detainment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay?No
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Just answering a few I feel like answering....

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First Name: Lies
Age: 20
Country: USA

POLITICAL
Republican or Democrat: Republican
Liberal/Conservative/Centrist: Centrist often leaning conservative


ECONOMY
Tax Cuts: Good or bad?: depends, right now, bad
Do you support Globalisation?: yes
Do you support the outsourcing of jobs?: yes as long as the companies are not blatantly exploiting people and making their lives worse
Do you believe the economy is rising or recessing overall?: rising
Do you own stock?: heh, a tiny bit

SOCIAL
Should the government focus more on funding health care or education (cannot choose "neither")?: health care
Gun Control: good or bad?: good

MILITARY
Do you think that the size of America's military is too large?: no
Should the military continue to build up its numbers?: as long as people continue to voluntarily enlist
Is a Draft needed to stabilise the situation in Iraq?: no way
Should the Bush administration implement the Draft?: never, won't even need to anyway


MORAL
Do you believe in a God/Supreme Being?: yes
Do you belong to any particular religion or denomination?: yes, the Christian Reformed Church (Protestant -> Calvinist)
Are you a regular church/temple/synagoguegoer?: I am a professing member of a local church but I usually go to Bedside Baptist w/ Pastor Pillow if you know what I mean
AIDS in Africa: is enough being done?: hell no
Do you support a woman's choice to get a legal abortion?: absolutely not unless there are SERIOUS health risks (like death or being a vegetable) for mother and/or baby or the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest
Do you subscribe to the belief in Creation or the Theory of Evolution?: a little of both and it's not really that important to me
Do you believe that the Big Bang happened?: nah, well, maybe but I don't believe it's how the world began
Should the idea of God or gods be taught in public schools?: To deny that certain religions and ideas about God exists is just stupid, as long as they're objectively taught ALL of the most popular schools of thought
Should capital punishment for criminals continue?: no
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Age: 32 (33 this coming Saturday)
Country: United States

POLITICAL (I know these apply to American politics, mainly because I know nothing about other places)

Republican or Democrat: Neither, am not a registered member of a political party and do not plan to be
Liberal/Conservative/Centrist: Moderate on most issues, conservative on some, liberal on none.
Who should be the 2008 Presidential Nominee (either party): Too soon to think about it IMO...

ECONOMY
Tax Cuts: Good or bad?: Good
Should the Treasury Department raise or lower the interest rate?: Not sure but I plan on buying a house in just over a year so if they could wait til then...
Do you support the NAFTA/FTAA agreements?: Not really
Free Trade or Fair Trade?: Free Trade
Do you support Globalisation?: Not at all.
Do you support the outsourcing of jobs?: Not at all.
Do you believe the economy is rising or recessing overall?: It appears to be coming out of a terrible recession. Even with the roadblock 9/11 caused, it seems to be improving.
Do you think the falling value of the US dollar is good or bad?: Not great but not bad.
Do you believe that the Western economies are planning appropriately for the rise of the Asian economy?: Haven't a clue.
Do you own stock?: No

SOCIAL
What should the government do with Social Security?: Slowly eliminate it as it exist in its current state.
Should the government focus more on funding health care or education (cannot choose "neither")?: Education.
Do you believe the country's veterans are being adequately supported?: No and I do not believe they are adequately appreciated either.
The Patriot Act: good or bad?: Don't like it. It is far to invasive.
Gun Control: good or bad?: Bad because the laws that already exist are broken by people who have no regard for the law.

MILITARY
Do you think that the size of America's military is too large?: No
Should the military continue to build up its numbers?: Most definitely.
Should the government commit more money to military weapons research?: Yes
Should America disarm (some or all of) its nuclear weapons?: No
Nuclear testing: Should it stop?: No but new methods must be found in order to acurately test our arsenal.
Ballistic Missile Defense: good or bad?: Good
Is a Draft needed to stabilise the situation in Iraq?: Not at all.
Should the Bush administration implement the Draft?: No because it is not needed.
Should NORAD's funding be increased, decreased, or left as is?: It is hard to say. If more money would improve its present state then certainly increase it. Decrease though. No.
Should the US Government continue the War on Terror? Yes.
Pick one to attack (you can't choose "neither"): North Korea or Iran?: Iran

MORAL
Do you believe in a God/Supreme Being?: Yes
Do you belong to any particular religion or denomination?: I am a believer that attends a Southern Baptist church. Make of that what you will.
Are you a regular church/temple/synagoguegoer?: Yes
AIDS in Africa: is enough being done?: This is a case where more is more.
Do you support a woman's choice to get a legal abortion?: No
Do you subscribe to the belief in Creation or the Theory of Evolution?: Creation
Do you believe that the Big Bang happened?: Not in terms of it having occurred billions of years ago.
Do you support the idea of euthanasia for the terminally ill or those in a permanent vegetative state?: No
Should the idea of God or gods be taught in public schools?: Not from a spritual perspective.
Should the US continue the War on Drugs?: Um. I am drawn on this issue.
Should capital punishment for criminals continue?: Yes.

WORLD
Northern Ireland: What should be done? Do you support one side or the other?: What should be done is all the thugs that were released from prision under the Good Friday Accord should be put back where they belong. That would be a start. And I support the side of the people. The real people in that country, who have, in spite of what a minority of the population there have been responisble for, have managed to carry on with their lives. The terroists though well I answered that in the first portion of my response.
Should the US have gone to war with Iraq?: Yes
Should the US pull out of Iraq immediately?: No. Pulling out is not prevention.
Should the US pressure South American countries to be harder on the drug producers?: Yes
Should the US pull out of Afghanistan immediately?: No. See comment on Iraq question.
Should the UN/US get involved in the situation in Darfur, Sudan?: The UN sucks but yeh they should address the situation there.
Should the US be a member of the United Nations?: Well the UN sucks so I dunno.
Is the United Nations still relevant?: The UN sucks.
Have developed nations done enough for tsunami aid?: Yes as much as they can do at present.
Should China be a democracy or continue how it is going?: The political system in that country will self destruct eventually.
If yes, how should this be done? US involvement?: Self distructive situation there.
Should there be a Palestinian State in the area currently Israel?: No.
Should there be a Palestinian State at all?: Yes.
Should the Russian government continue to try suppressing the insurrection in Chechnya?: What is the other option? Send in the UN? Um.... no. The UN sucks.
Should there still be UN involvement in Bosnia?: The UN sucks.
Should there still be UN involvement in Kosovo?: The UN sucks.
Should something be done about North Korea? If so, what?: I think the leader of North Korea should have his televisions taken away and then have them given to the citizens who are not allowed to legally own them. That would be the first step; I mean Andy Griffth reruns on NickatNite work wonders. Also, I think Kim Jong-il should do something about that Jiffy Pop hair do. He would have a better self image and probably be an all around happier person.
Should Taiwan be an independent state?: I really have no idea.
Should something be done about the current situation in Cuba? If so, should it be tighter controls or should the US loosen sanctions?: I think the US should plot to assasinate Castro. That may do the trick. Maybe someone high up will think of that.
Should there be a European Union?: It is something that was inevitable. More things are yet to come.
Should Turkey be admitted to the European Union?: It will be.
Do you support the detainment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay?: Yes.
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