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5/28/2016 6:33:34 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
I made this thread in the Personal forum before: http://www.debate.org...

List all the social, political and economic issues with regard to policy important to you, i.e. policy changes you would make that you most want to happen or expect in a platform.

For me:

1. Institute a universal basic income
2. Free drug rehabilitation and needle exchange programs
3. Drug legalization (legalize and regulate most drugs, decriminalize all drugs)
4. Ban for-profit prisons
5. Remove mandatory minimums
6. Ban corporal punishment
7. Revert the focus of the criminal justice system to rehabilitation
8. Reform the mental health system and considerably improve it
9. Gun control - universal background checks and stricter requirements for licenses
10. Non-interventionist foreign policy; decreased military budget
11. Heightened animal welfare regulations
12. Anti-discrimination laws
13. Institute a Pigovian tax on carbon-based fuels, significantly restrict hydraulic fracturing
14. Affordable or free education at high quality

I'll add more soon.

What are yours?
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5/28/2016 7:07:09 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
In no order

- Decentralize and privatize primary-seconday education as much as possible
- Decriminalization/Legalized possession of all drugs to help addicts seek help and to lower racial tensions with Blacks.
- Market healthcare
- Uphold and take the Constitution more seriously
- General free market economic reform
- Abolition or reduction of government surveillance
- Lower military interventionism and pressure other NATO countries to spend more on their military
- Maintain free speech and oppose laws that oppose hate speech/cyberbullying, etc.
- Promoting more nationalism and assimilation of immigrants
- Abolish racial affirmative action
- Minimize or abolish the welfare state and have people compete in the job market
- Reduce lobbyism and have elevated pressure for corporations to compete in the free market
- Nerf corporate taxes
- Lower support for Saudi Arabia with their awful human rights and funding of terrorism
- Get Turkey out of NATO
- Opt out of the middle east once ISIS is gone, with the exception of humanitarian aid.
- etc.
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5/28/2016 7:19:57 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
Excluding directly economic concerns, since I'm not well-versed in the subject

In order of implementation:
i: Permanent near-moratorium on immigration
ii: Legalize all drugs
iii: Adopt a non-interventionist foreign policy
iv: Decentralize the US into a set of smaller, at least semi-autonomous ethno-states.
v: Institute Swiss-style democracies within said states
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5/28/2016 7:47:48 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
Here are mine. No particular order, just whatever comes to mind.

I. Legalization of gay marriage
II. Legalization of drugs
III. Legalization of prostitution
IV. Abolish affirmative action
V. Abolish racial profiling
VI. Stricter gun control laws
VII. Abolish capital punishment
VIII. Improve the pay of teachers, military personnel, etc.
IX. Improve the mental health system
X. Legalization of euthanasia
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5/28/2016 8:16:17 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/28/2016 7:19:57 AM, someloser wrote:
Excluding directly economic concerns, since I'm not well-versed in the subject

In order of implementation:
i: Permanent near-moratorium on immigration

I think immigration is often beneficial, so I disagree.

ii: Legalize all drugs

Agreed.

iii: Adopt a non-interventionist foreign policy

Agreed.

iv: Decentralize the US into a set of smaller, at least semi-autonomous ethno-states.

I strongly disagree with this.
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5/28/2016 8:18:54 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/28/2016 7:47:48 AM, missbailey8 wrote:
I. Legalization of gay marriage

Yep.

II. Legalization of drugs

Yep.

III. Legalization of prostitution

It's more complicated an issue than many people paint it, but I think I'd support that.

IV. Abolish affirmative action

I support that, but it's too complicated an issue for it to have a significant positive impact (i.e. AA has some benefits). I think I would replace the current system with affirmative action on the basis of socioeconomic status.

V. Abolish racial profiling

I thought it's already illegal in almost every country...

VI. Stricter gun control laws

Yep.

VII. Abolish capital punishment

I agree, but I don't think it's too important an issue.

VIII. Improve the pay of teachers, military personnel, etc.

Yep.

IX. Improve the mental health system

Yep.

X. Legalization of euthanasia

Agreed, but once more, I don't view it as too important.
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5/28/2016 8:21:04 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
15. Maintain freedom of expression and don't institute any further hate speech laws
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5/28/2016 8:30:00 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/28/2016 6:33:34 AM, tejretics wrote:
I made this thread in the Personal forum before: http://www.debate.org...

List all the social, political and economic issues with regard to policy important to you, i.e. policy changes you would make that you most want to happen or expect in a platform.

For me:

1. Institute a universal basic income
2. Free drug rehabilitation and needle exchange programs
3. Drug legalization (legalize and regulate most drugs, decriminalize all drugs)
4. Ban for-profit prisons
5. Remove mandatory minimums
6. Ban corporal punishment
7. Revert the focus of the criminal justice system to rehabilitation
8. Reform the mental health system and considerably improve it
9. Gun control - universal background checks and stricter requirements for licenses
10. Non-interventionist foreign policy; decreased military budget
11. Heightened animal welfare regulations
12. Anti-discrimination laws
13. Institute a Pigovian tax on carbon-based fuels, significantly restrict hydraulic fracturing
14. Affordable or free education at high quality

I'll add more soon.

What are yours?

Literally the opposite of everything on your list except for 6 and 10.

1. Abolish the State.
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5/28/2016 8:31:03 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/28/2016 8:30:00 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
1. Abolish the State.

Perhaps... I'm talking from a presumed-existence-of-the-state perspective.

And you don't support drug legalization?
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5/28/2016 8:32:28 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/28/2016 8:31:03 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 5/28/2016 8:30:00 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
1. Abolish the State.

Perhaps... I'm talking from a presumed-existence-of-the-state perspective.
I still take the opposite of your stances if I assume the State must exist.
And you don't support drug legalization?

Ah, didn't catch that. I do.
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5/28/2016 8:34:05 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
a few more...

vi: Deny the state power over the life and death of its citizens (abolish capital punishment)
vii: Net neutrality
viii: Simplify the public school curriculum, decrease student:teacher ratio, and facilitate/encourage homeschooling
ix: Generous paid maternity leave for the more educated

At 5/28/2016 8:16:17 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 5/28/2016 7:19:57 AM, someloser wrote:
i: Permanent near-moratorium on immigration

I think immigration is often beneficial, so I disagree.
The economic aside (which itself is debatable), don't see how it is.

iv: Decentralize the US into a set of smaller, at least semi-autonomous ethno-states.

I strongly disagree with this.
why?
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5/28/2016 8:36:46 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/28/2016 8:34:05 AM, someloser wrote:
The economic aside (which itself is debatable), don't see how it is.

I was talking from an economic perspective. To be sure, I don't support insane ideas like an "open border policy." I just don't support restricting all immigration.

why?

I don't see significant benefits (diversity is neither harmful nor beneficial, in my opinion -- social science disagrees a lot on this) and I, personally, dislike segregation on an ethnic basis.
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5/28/2016 3:37:28 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
#1: shrink the federal government (intervention, regulation, surveillance, agencies, etc)
#2: lower corporate and individual income taxes
#3: stop going to any unnecessary wars and put that money into the VA
#4: make welfare for illegal immigrants minimal
#5: exposing and punishing frauds in politics, journalism, and the police force
#6: establish more term limits in government (Supreme Court, Congress, etc)
#7: obliterate the two-party system
#8: quit focusing on racism (unless it is actually infringing on somebody's rights of course)
#9: Put up a border wall, but leave the gates open to all immigrants legal or illegal
#10: make voting more efficient through proper identification
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5/28/2016 4:01:03 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
1. Ban Islamic immigration indefinitely in the West
2. Remove feminism
3. Remove the Black Lives Matter movement
4. Completely free market
5. End all government assistance programs
6. Transform government into a minarchy
7. Close borders and deport illegal immigrants
8. Destroy SJW culture
9. Delete women's studies and gender studies departments in universities
10. Stop subsidizing minorities to grow in population.
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5/28/2016 4:01:46 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/28/2016 8:30:00 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 5/28/2016 6:33:34 AM, tejretics wrote:
I made this thread in the Personal forum before: http://www.debate.org...

List all the social, political and economic issues with regard to policy important to you, i.e. policy changes you would make that you most want to happen or expect in a platform.

For me:

1. Institute a universal basic income
2. Free drug rehabilitation and needle exchange programs
3. Drug legalization (legalize and regulate most drugs, decriminalize all drugs)
4. Ban for-profit prisons
5. Remove mandatory minimums
6. Ban corporal punishment
7. Revert the focus of the criminal justice system to rehabilitation
8. Reform the mental health system and considerably improve it
9. Gun control - universal background checks and stricter requirements for licenses
10. Non-interventionist foreign policy; decreased military budget
11. Heightened animal welfare regulations
12. Anti-discrimination laws
13. Institute a Pigovian tax on carbon-based fuels, significantly restrict hydraulic fracturing
14. Affordable or free education at high quality

I'll add more soon.

What are yours?

Literally the opposite of everything on your list except for 6 and 10.

1. Abolish the State.

But then, who will pay for the single mothers to be on welfare forever?

+1
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. - Friedman

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. -Friedman

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. - Friedman

Society will never be free until the last Democrat is strangled with the entrails of the last Communist.
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5/28/2016 4:20:57 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/28/2016 4:01:03 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
1. Ban Islamic immigration indefinitely in the West

How would you even accomplish that? You think people from terrorist organizations will identify as "Muslim" if that's accomplished? The only means for identification of religion is to go by the word of people, because it isn't an inherent characteristic.

2. Remove feminism

Would you limit free speech to do that, or what?

3. Remove the Black Lives Matter movement

See above

4. Completely free market

The market has an incentive to deliberately raise prices, thus exploiting consumers that can't pay for certain necessities.

5. End all government assistance programs

Exploitation mentioned above increases.

6. Transform government into a minarchy

See above

7. Close borders and deport illegal immigrants

Immigration, to some extent, has some level of benefit to society. But okay.

8. Destroy SJW culture

Not a "policy issue," in that government has little power. The people have to do that.

9. Delete women's studies and gender studies departments in universities

For a person so worried about liberty, how would you enforce this?

10. Stop subsidizing minorities to grow in population.

Okay.
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5/28/2016 5:12:12 PM
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4. Completely free market

The market has an incentive to deliberately raise prices, thus exploiting consumers that can't pay for certain necessities.
So?
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5/28/2016 5:14:59 PM
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1. Total moratorium on immigration
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5/28/2016 5:42:37 PM
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At 5/28/2016 4:01:03 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
1. Ban Islamic immigration indefinitely in the West
2. Remove feminism
3. Remove the Black Lives Matter movement
7. Close borders and deport illegal immigrants
8. Destroy SJW culture
9. Delete women's studies and gender studies departments in universities
10. Stop subsidizing minorities to grow in population.

6. Transform government into a minarchy

Lol

How is a minarchy going to do all this?
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5/28/2016 5:51:12 PM
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At 5/28/2016 5:42:37 PM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 5/28/2016 4:01:03 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
1. Ban Islamic immigration indefinitely in the West
2. Remove feminism
3. Remove the Black Lives Matter movement
7. Close borders and deport illegal immigrants
8. Destroy SJW culture
9. Delete women's studies and gender studies departments in universities
10. Stop subsidizing minorities to grow in population.

6. Transform government into a minarchy

Lol

How is a minarchy going to do all this?

Feminism and the BLM movement must be destroyed culturally, not by force. Closing borders and deporting illegal immigrants can be achieved easily, but not necessarily under a minarchy. The point is that it's a transition, not an immediate end result.

Ending subsidies to people is the defining point of less government. These subsidies include food stamps, housing, healthcare, welfare, etc. Simply delete that part of government and it ends itself.

Deleting women's and gender studies is supposed to be done by the university itself, not by the government. These are issues, not policies, as the OP says.
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Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. -Friedman

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. - Friedman

Society will never be free until the last Democrat is strangled with the entrails of the last Communist.
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5/28/2016 6:00:05 PM
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1. Decreased military budget; non-interventionism.
2. Single-payer healthcare
3. Massive education reform - including affordability, curriculums
4. Drug legalization (except for the sale of extreme drugs such as krokodil)
5. Outlawing of corporal punishment
6. Campaign finance reform
7. Abolition of the death penalty
8. Applying Constitutional rights to foreigners, POWs, etc
9. Term limit reform (less restrictions)
10. Higher police training standards
11. More use of public funding for medical research
12. More use of public funding for nuclear energy research
13. Close foreign tax loopholes; punish companies and people who use overseas tax havens

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5/28/2016 6:03:43 PM
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At 5/28/2016 4:20:57 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 5/28/2016 4:01:03 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
1. Ban Islamic immigration indefinitely in the West

How would you even accomplish that? You think people from terrorist organizations will identify as "Muslim" if that's accomplished? The only means for identification of religion is to go by the word of people, because it isn't an inherent characteristic.

There's quite a lot of ways that you can define and notice who is Muslim, simply by looking at certain characteristics, such as clothing, expression, habits, etc. Regardless, the way to end Islamic immigration isn't to simply brand people Muslim, it's to close borders in Europe indefinitely and have a very good vetting process.


2. Remove feminism

Would you limit free speech to do that, or what?

No, just that society and culture must not embrace these kinds of movements.

3. Remove the Black Lives Matter movement

See above

See above

4. Completely free market

The market has an incentive to deliberately raise prices, thus exploiting consumers that can't pay for certain necessities.

You're not very knowledgeable on the market economy, are you? Cornering the market doesn't come into effect under a free market system, as the company will go bankrupt immediately. The point of selling products and services is to sell it at the most efficient rate, as well as to compete with other companies that are doing the same. You cannot charge too low to lose money and you cannot charge too high to only make money from a select group of individuals. There's a reason why finance and business economics is a very heavily accredited field to go into, and it's because it teaches you how to maximize efficiency so people don't make stupid arguments as the above mentioned.

5. End all government assistance programs

Exploitation mentioned above increases.

Exploitation? You really think that ending welfare and other forms of wealth redististribution is not exploitation, but allowing for freedom of association and the property rights is exploitation? People on government assistance are parasites, and I do not like to fund the lives of parasites with taxpayer dollars.


6. Transform government into a minarchy

See above

Once again, see above.


7. Close borders and deport illegal immigrants

Immigration, to some extent, has some level of benefit to society. But okay.

Closing borders doesn't mean you are anti immigration. It means that you don't have various people running through your borders unabashed by law enforcement. Immigration has positive effects, but only for the United States. With the current state of Europe, no form of low income and low skill immigration is good for them. The only immigrants worthy of settling in Europe are those who will not take advantage of its welfare systems.


8. Destroy SJW culture

Not a "policy issue," in that government has little power. The people have to do that.

That's what I'm saying. The social justice culture, as well as the economic justice culture, must be destroyed for it's creating a generation of lazy, unambitious idiots.


9. Delete women's studies and gender studies departments in universities

For a person so worried about liberty, how would you enforce this?

Easy. The universities stop funding those departments, and people are shunned and refused employment when they do get such worthless degrees.


10. Stop subsidizing minorities to grow in population.

Okay.

That's not an argument. No society survives when there is no racial or cultural cohesion. Currently, as it stands, and as history has shown us, when you subsidize the growth and expansion of various groups of people through redistribution of wealth, you will end up having an uneducated underclass of parasites that will destroy the country and its cohesion from inside out. All welfare must be ended so that the only people left will be those that are self-sustaining.
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. - Friedman

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. -Friedman

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. - Friedman

Society will never be free until the last Democrat is strangled with the entrails of the last Communist.
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5/28/2016 6:06:33 PM
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At 5/28/2016 5:51:12 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 5/28/2016 5:42:37 PM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 5/28/2016 4:01:03 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
1. Ban Islamic immigration indefinitely in the West
2. Remove feminism
3. Remove the Black Lives Matter movement
7. Close borders and deport illegal immigrants
8. Destroy SJW culture
9. Delete women's studies and gender studies departments in universities
10. Stop subsidizing minorities to grow in population.

6. Transform government into a minarchy

Lol

How is a minarchy going to do all this?

Feminism and the BLM movement must be destroyed culturally, not by force. Closing borders and deporting illegal immigrants can be achieved easily, but not necessarily under a minarchy. The point is that it's a transition, not an immediate end result.

What do you define as closing borders? Also, there are plenty of other hate groups besides black nationalist movement and 3rd wave feminism.

Ending subsidies to people is the defining point of less government. These subsidies include food stamps, housing, healthcare, welfare, etc. Simply delete that part of government and it ends itself.

The government doesn't intentionally subsidize minorities...

Deleting women's and gender studies is supposed to be done by the university itself, not by the government. These are issues, not policies, as the OP says.
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5/28/2016 6:12:50 PM
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At 5/28/2016 6:06:33 PM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 5/28/2016 5:51:12 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 5/28/2016 5:42:37 PM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 5/28/2016 4:01:03 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
1. Ban Islamic immigration indefinitely in the West
2. Remove feminism
3. Remove the Black Lives Matter movement
7. Close borders and deport illegal immigrants
8. Destroy SJW culture
9. Delete women's studies and gender studies departments in universities
10. Stop subsidizing minorities to grow in population.

6. Transform government into a minarchy

Lol

How is a minarchy going to do all this?

Feminism and the BLM movement must be destroyed culturally, not by force. Closing borders and deporting illegal immigrants can be achieved easily, but not necessarily under a minarchy. The point is that it's a transition, not an immediate end result.

What do you define as closing borders? Also, there are plenty of other hate groups besides black nationalist movement and 3rd wave feminism.

Closing borders means closing borders. It's a self defining term. Putting guards or some form of barrier that will bar people without proper documentation from entering the nation.

And yes, there's quite a lot of hate groups, but the most vocal are the feminists and the BLM/Black Panthers groups. Not only are they allowed to say what they please without media repercussion, but anyone that disagrees is ostracized and branded either a racist or a sexist, or both.



Ending subsidies to people is the defining point of less government. These subsidies include food stamps, housing, healthcare, welfare, etc. Simply delete that part of government and it ends itself.

The government doesn't intentionally subsidize minorities...

Yes it does. Minorities are given quotas, assistance programs such as welfare, healthcare subsidies, and various other forms of wealth redistribution. Minorities currently are given preference in employment and education as they are seen to be "oppressed", as well as the fact that 60% of government assistance recipients are minorities, while over 80% of blacks have been on welfare for an extended period of time at some point in their lives. It's subsidizing their expansion and racial division.

Deleting women's and gender studies is supposed to be done by the university itself, not by the government. These are issues, not policies, as the OP says.
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. - Friedman

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. -Friedman

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. - Friedman

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5/28/2016 6:19:49 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
(Pls don't put me on the NSA watchlist :P)

-Restoration of the Islamic Tradition and Shariah throughout the Muslim world,*especially* in the MENA region (Secular Nationalism in the Middle East was a century long experiment that ended in disaster)

- The complete and total titillation of ISIS without the usage of American intervention.

-Temporary harsh government intervention of the economy to prevent the spread of Corporatism before receding into Fabian Socialism.

-Debt-forgiveness and economic equity from the IMF and World Banks for underdeveloped and heavily indebted countries like Jamaica.

- Sanctions and international pressures on Saudi Arabia and Israel for failing to accept any refugees, despite the clear capacity in doing so.

-International cooperation in acceptance of Syrian Refugees (Countries that are wholly capable of accepting refugees,i.e America, KSA ,Israel and Russia, are failing in doing so, whilst much smaller country, less capable of sustaining large numbers such as Lebanon and Greece are taking the brunt of the numbers, even if temporary.)

(I'll think of some more later)
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5/28/2016 6:38:30 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/28/2016 6:33:34 AM, tejretics wrote:
I made this thread in the Personal forum before: http://www.debate.org...

List all the social, political and economic issues with regard to policy important to you, i.e. policy changes you would make that you most want to happen or expect in a platform.

1. Nationalization of the private sector.

2. Universal healthcare.

3. National labour service.

4. Government job creation through public works projects.

5. Agrarian settlement and subsidization.

6. Stabilize US balance of payments.

7. Deport illegal immigrants and seize their property.

8. Rehabilitation, not punishment, for minor-medium crimes.

9. Extensive background checks and psychological evaluation for firearm purchases.

10. Expand the military yet at the same time get rid of useless bases.

11. Make all US territories states.

12. Universal pensions, but also raise retirement age.

13. Universal minimum wage.

14. Change the Hawaiian flag to something that doesn't have the UK flag on it.

15. Brothelize prostitution to get women off the streets, mitigate the STD and unwanted pregnancy problem, mitigate drug use related to the business, and encourage finding other jobs.

16. Pass the Equal Rights Amendment.

17. Step-up our game on the Drug War.

18. Re-institutionalize the mental health system.

19. Enhance environmental protection laws and ban fracking.

20. Remove affirmative action programs, specifically ones that have reserved seats.

21. Legalize marijuana, tax it, and subject it to the same laws as cigarettes in records to smoking areas and age. Make it illegal to drive while high.

22. Gradually increase taxes and awareness programs on cigarettes until ready to ban them completely.

23. Enhance anti-alcohol awareness programs and limit amount of drinks that can be consumed at alcohol-serving institutions.

24. Using whatever domestically possible to flatten the wealth gap in the United states to create a national working upper-middle class and eliminate poverty.

25. Have the government alleviate student debt, but not entirely, to decrease college prices and make it more affordable.

26. Fix the damn US education system.

27. Fully switch fuel and energy to an alternate, green, and limitless source.

28. Find other ways to get fresh water.

29. Expand cities and significantly improve urban planning for urbanization.

30. Implement a proportional representation system.

31. Possibly invest more money into extraterrestrial settlement.

32. Permit the death penalty nationally for all severe crimes, with the choice of conventional execution methods, instead of just lethal injection. Life without parole is no longer an option.

33. Extend Roe v. Wade to be legal on a woman's request, with only state-permitted counseling and a short waiting period, to get an abortion until up to 24 weeks (honestly that's more than enough time to decide), unless after 24 weeks it is a danger to the woman's health.

34. Militarize the police force, but also enhance community bonding, understanding, and trust with their local department.

35. Disarm all nuclear weapons and lead by example.

36. Annex Canada.

37. Free the Kurds.

38. Free Tibet

Time to get even more unrealistic:

39. Create a unitary state united under one ideology.

40. Replace the highest government and corporate positions (although technically in this society corporate would be government positions) with females.

41. Centralize the government, de-federalize the states, and create an extensive, loyal bureaucracy.

42. Implement one, united religion.

43. Kill all communists.

44. Annex the western hemisphere.

45. Eliminate the presidency and replace it with a charismatic matriarch born to lead.
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5/28/2016 6:38:53 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/28/2016 6:38:30 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 5/28/2016 6:33:34 AM, tejretics wrote:
I made this thread in the Personal forum before: http://www.debate.org...

List all the social, political and economic issues with regard to policy important to you, i.e. policy changes you would make that you most want to happen or expect in a platform.

1. Nationalization of the private sector.

2. Universal healthcare.

3. National labour service.

4. Government job creation through public works projects.

5. Agrarian settlement and subsidization.

6. Stabilize US balance of payments.

7. Deport illegal immigrants and seize their property.

8. Rehabilitation, not punishment, for minor-medium crimes.

9. Extensive background checks and psychological evaluation for firearm purchases.

10. Expand the military yet at the same time get rid of useless bases.

11. Make all US territories states.

12. Universal pensions, but also raise retirement age.

13. Universal minimum wage.

14. Change the Hawaiian flag to something that doesn't have the UK flag on it.

15. Brothelize prostitution to get women off the streets, mitigate the STD and unwanted pregnancy problem, mitigate drug use related to the business, and encourage finding other jobs.

16. Pass the Equal Rights Amendment.

17. Step-up our game on the Drug War.

18. Re-institutionalize the mental health system.

19. Enhance environmental protection laws and ban fracking.

20. Remove affirmative action programs, specifically ones that have reserved seats.

21. Legalize marijuana, tax it, and subject it to the same laws as cigarettes in records to smoking areas and age. Make it illegal to drive while high.

22. Gradually increase taxes and awareness programs on cigarettes until ready to ban them completely.

23. Enhance anti-alcohol awareness programs and limit amount of drinks that can be consumed at alcohol-serving institutions.

24. Using whatever domestically possible to flatten the wealth gap in the United states to create a national working upper-middle class and eliminate poverty.

25. Have the government alleviate student debt, but not entirely, to decrease college prices and make it more affordable.

26. Fix the damn US education system.

27. Fully switch fuel and energy to an alternate, green, and limitless source.

28. Find other ways to get fresh water.

29. Expand cities and significantly improve urban planning for urbanization.

30. Implement a proportional representation system.

31. Possibly invest more money into extraterrestrial settlement.

32. Permit the death penalty nationally for all severe crimes, with the choice of conventional execution methods, instead of just lethal injection. Life without parole is no longer an option.

33. Extend Roe v. Wade to be legal on a woman's request, with only state-permitted counseling and a short waiting period, to get an abortion until up to 24 weeks (honestly that's more than enough time to decide), unless after 24 weeks it is a danger to the woman's health.

34. Militarize the police force, but also enhance community bonding, understanding, and trust with their local department.

35. Disarm all nuclear weapons and lead by example.

36. Annex Canada.

37. Free the Kurds.

38. Free Tibet

Time to get even more unrealistic:

39. Create a unitary state united under one ideology.

40. Replace the highest government and corporate positions (although technically in this society corporate would be government positions) with females.

41. Centralize the government, de-federalize the states, and create an extensive, loyal bureaucracy.

42. Implement one, united religion.

43. Kill all communists.

44. Annex the western hemisphere.

45. Eliminate the presidency and replace it with a charismatic matriarch born to lead.

In no particular order, btw.
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5/28/2016 6:58:27 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
1. Repeal the Patriot Act
2. Open state lines for healthcare insurers, while having a basic public option
3. Repeal Common Core, teach to potential
4. Legalize all drugs
5. Funding for gun violence research
6. Repeal Citizens United
7. Slash the Corporate Tax Rate to 20%
8. Mandatory Body-cams for police officers
9. "De-Islamafication" foreign policy (Fund secular groups in the middle east, and open trade so American culture can eclipe Islamic culture)
10. Basic Income
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5/28/2016 7:04:04 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/28/2016 6:19:49 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
(Pls don't put me on the NSA watchlist :P)

-Restoration of the Islamic Tradition and Shariah throughout the Muslim world,*especially* in the MENA region (Secular Nationalism in the Middle East was a century long experiment that ended in disaster)

- The complete and total titillation of ISIS without the usage of American intervention.

I meant *annihilation*, damn autocorrect.
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5/28/2016 8:34:12 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/28/2016 5:14:59 PM, thett3 wrote:
1. Total moratorium on immigration

+1
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