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BucEyedPea
06-26-2007, 01:21 PM
1) Do you believe private owners of property should be required to get permission from government relative to the use of their property?

a) for protection of the environment?
if yes how much and in what form?
b) for helping the less fortunate?
if yes as income redistribution or what form?
c) for providing for the general welfare?
elaborate...

2) How much regulation of business and private property do you support?

3) Do you support the Federal govt buying up more and more land for the sake of protecting the environment?

5) Do you think these federally owned lands should leased for grazing, mining, timber usages, the fees being paid into the U.S. Treasury?

6) Is private ownership the best way to protect the environment, protect endangered species or promote the general welfare?

7) Do you support "FORFEITURE LAWS?
As in regulatory agencies confiscating property, goods and money without a trial, without due process, etc. As in War on Drugs, War on Poverty, or for the environment?

8)Do you support the confiscation of property and persecution of those critical - "rebels" - of government policies and actions, frequently accomplished by prosecuting them in a courtroom drama on charges of violations of non-existing administrative or regulatory laws?

9) Do you support farm subsidies?

10) Do you support minimum wage laws?

11) Do you believe in the right to refuse to join a union ?

12) So you believe in a heavy progressive income tax?

13) Do you support enactment of various state and federal "estate tax" laws taxing the "privilege" of transfering property after death and gift before death?

14) Is a Federal Reserve necessary?

15) Do you think all credit should be centralized in the hands of the state?

16) Do you think an economy should be stimulated by the gov via deficit spending? Or do you think the economy should correct itself in accordance with the needs of buyers and sellers?

17) Do you believe the federal govt needs to provide a plan for the economy?

18) Are you jealous of wealthy people?

19) Do you feel people get wealthy by exploiting workers?

20) Do you believe getting wealthy means someone else loses?

21) Should people be alowed to become extremely wealthy, if done honestly?

22) Do you believe communications should be centralized by the state as in a FCC?

23) Do you believe in centralization of transportation by the state?

24) Do you think the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan?
Or agricultural regulation? If so how much and how?


25) Do you support the combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries?

26) Do you support gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country?

27) So you support free education for all children in public schools.

28 ) Do you support a federal Dept of Education?

29) Do you think good govt is an efficient govt?

30) Do you think the traditional family should be abolished?

31) Do you think woman should be set free from her biology?

32) Do you believe in free love?

33) Do you believe in affirmative action to promote equality?

34) Do you support the idea that equality is the most important function of govt? Not just in equality under the law but regulation of cultural values and income to ensure economic equality? How far would you go?

33) Do support the idea of community standards for regulation of some social values? Or do you feel the federal govt should play an activist role in engineering the society according to a plan?

34) Do you believe religion is a crutch?

35) Is FDR one of your favorite presidents?

36) Should our govt eradicate poverty on the entire planet?

37) Should our govt socially engineer rogue states? This would include going into Dafur and the Bosnian campaign.

38) Do you support the UN?

39) Do you support the Kyoto Treaty?

40) Do you support the International Criminal Court?

41) Would you favor a World Govt?

42) Do you favor national boundaries? Or do you think nationalism is a thing of the past and bad?

43) Do consider yourself a citizen of the world?

Mr. Kotter
06-26-2007, 01:29 PM
Yeah, they are Socialists. ;)

Next question.

Fish
06-26-2007, 01:31 PM
43 questions?? Good grief...

This is why I don't frequent DC.....

FAX
06-26-2007, 01:33 PM
Also, what the heck is the meaning of life?

FAX

HolmeZz
06-26-2007, 01:57 PM
No offense BEP, but you're not worth the amount of time it'd take to type out the answer to 43 different questions.

You already have your opinion. If the other topic is any indication, there'd be no changing that.

banyon
06-26-2007, 02:01 PM
1) Do you believe private owners of property should be required to get permission from government relative to the use of their property?

a) for protection of the environment?
if yes how much and in what form?
b) for helping the less fortunate?
if yes as income redistribution or what form?
c) for providing for the general welfare?
elaborate...

2) How much regulation of business and private property do you support?

3) Do you support the Federal govt buying up more and more land for the sake of protecting the environment?

5) Do you think these federally owned lands should leased for grazing, mining, timber usages, the fees being paid into the U.S. Treasury?

6) Is private ownership the best way to protect the environment, protect endangered species or promote the general welfare?

7) Do you support "FORFEITURE LAWS?
As in regulatory agencies confiscating property, goods and money without a trial, without due process, etc. As in War on Drugs, War on Poverty, or for the environment?

8)Do you support the confiscation of property and persecution of those critical - "rebels" - of government policies and actions, frequently accomplished by prosecuting them in a courtroom drama on charges of violations of non-existing administrative or regulatory laws?

9) Do you support farm subsidies?

10) Do you support minimum wage laws?

11) Do you believe in the right to refuse to join a union ?

12) So you believe in a heavy progressive income tax?

13) Do you support enactment of various state and federal "estate tax" laws taxing the "privilege" of transfering property after death and gift before death?

14) Is a Federal Reserve necessary?

15) Do you think all credit should be centralized in the hands of the state?

16) Do you think an economy should be stimulated by the gov via deficit spending? Or do you think the economy should correct itself in accordance with the needs of buyers and sellers?

17) Do you believe the federal govt needs to provide a plan for the economy?

18) Are you jealous of wealthy people?

19) Do you feel people get wealthy by exploiting workers?

20) Do you believe getting wealthy means someone else loses?

21) Should people be alowed to become extremely wealthy, if done honestly?

22) Do you believe communications should be centralized by the state as in a FCC?

23) Do you believe in centralization of transportation by the state?

24) Do you think the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan?
Or agricultural regulation? If so how much and how?


25) Do you support the combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries?

26) Do you support gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country?

27) So you support free education for all children in public schools.

28 ) Do you support a federal Dept of Education?

29) Do you think good govt is an efficient govt?

30) Do you think the traditional family should be abolished?

31) Do you think woman should be set free from her biology?

32) Do you believe in free love?

33) Do you believe in affirmative action to promote equality?

34) Do you support the idea that equality is the most important function of govt? Not just in equality under the law but regulation of cultural values and income to ensure economic equality? How far would you go?

33) Do support the idea of community standards for regulation of some social values? Or do you feel the federal govt should play an activist role in engineering the society according to a plan?

34) Do you believe religion is a crutch?

35) Is FDR one of your favorite presidents?

36) Should our govt eradicate poverty on the entire planet?

37) Should our govt socially engineer rogue states? This would include going into Dafur and the Bosnian campaign.

38) Do you support the UN?

39) Do you support the Kyoto Treaty?

40) Do you support the International Criminal Court?

41) Would you favor a World Govt?

42) Do you favor national boundaries? Or do you think nationalism is a thing of the past and bad?

43) Do consider yourself a citizen of the world?

Leading questions in bold.

irishjayhawk
06-26-2007, 02:12 PM
No offense BEP, but you're not worth the amount of time it'd take to type out the answer to 43 different questions.

You already have your opinion. If the other topic is any indication, there'd be no changing that.

ROFL

Answer these questions....wait...they're socialists anyway.

Did I tell you I hate Commies? Did I tell you I hate jugemental people? Did I tell you I hate intolerable people? Did I mention everyone has their own opinion? Did I mention I wasn't in the general argument? Did I mention that it's okay to say anything about public figures, including ad hominem attacks? Did I mention that anyone who is Communist, likes communist ideas, is an atheist has no standing ground on any subject whatsoever? Did I mention....

Cochise
06-26-2007, 02:20 PM
:rolleyes:

Logical
06-26-2007, 02:21 PM
I want to play.

Bowser
06-26-2007, 02:22 PM
If HolmeZz and IrishJ want to impress me, they can give me the square root of pi.

irishjayhawk
06-26-2007, 02:30 PM
I want to play.

You can take my spot. :)

FAX
06-26-2007, 02:31 PM
I'll take a piece of pi for 100 dollars, Alex.

FAX

pikesome
06-26-2007, 02:35 PM
I'm going to do this because I want to. Sounds like a nice way to start a hell of an argument. :)

1) Do you believe private owners of property should be required to get permission from government relative to the use of their property?

a) for protection of the environment?
if yes how much and in what form?
Some, dumping toxic waste is bad so is putting all of the oil refineries in one place. Lets say a documented, demonstrative reason for the prohibition, otherwise no.
b) for helping the less fortunate?
if yes as income redistribution or what form?
Monetarily less fortunate? No.
c) for providing for the general welfare?
elaborate...
Define "general welfare". A BMW in every garage? 1200 calories a day? Too vague to address directly.

2) How much regulation of business and private property do you support?
Some, you can't let the wolves run lose in the hen house but if they're not eating chickens...

3) Do you support the Federal govt buying up more and more land for the sake of protecting the environment?
Kinda, see next question.

5) Do you think these federally owned lands should leased for grazing, mining, timber usages, the fees being paid into the U.S. Treasury?
Yes, there ought to be a way to harvest resources without going "carrier pigeon". If the Gov is doing this and pays decent for lands I have no problem with investing in real estate by the Gov. Seizure? Nope.

6) Is private ownership the best way to protect the environment, protect endangered species or promote the general welfare?
No, if all you're concerned with is those three things. But the rights of the "private" needs to be weighed against the above.

7) Do you support "FORFEITURE LAWS?
As in regulatory agencies confiscating property, goods and money without a trial, without due process, etc. As in War on Drugs, War on Poverty, or for the environment?
Without trial? No.

8)Do you support the confiscation of property and persecution of those critical - "rebels" - of government policies and actions, frequently accomplished by prosecuting them in a courtroom drama on charges of violations of non-existing administrative or regulatory laws?
Loaded question. Short answer is no but special cases I'm willing to listen to the other side.

9) Do you support farm subsidies?
To a limited extent. Ag suffers problems not all industries face but it has been abused way to often.

10) Do you support minimum wage laws?
Not really but a replacement policy would have to be carefully thought out. A lot of abuse could come from getting rid of it wholesale.

11) Do you believe in the right to refuse to join a union ?
**** YES.

12) So you believe in a heavy progressive income tax?
Needs more definition before I have an opinion. "Progressive" is a loaded, meaningless word most of the time.

13) Do you support enactment of various state and federal "estate tax" laws taxing the "privilege" of transfering property after death and gift before death?
No, but...

14) Is a Federal Reserve necessary?
Short answer, yes.

15) Do you think all credit should be centralized in the hands of the state?
Nope.

16) Do you think an economy should be stimulated by the gov via deficit spending? Or do you think the economy should correct itself in accordance with the needs of buyers and sellers?
It's not an either or question, both are necessary.

17) Do you believe the federal govt needs to provide a plan for the economy?
In a general sense.

18) Are you jealous of wealthy people?
Depends on how they got wealthy. But jealousy isn't a good basis for Gov policy.

19) Do you feel people get wealthy by exploiting workers?
These are really loaded questions here, might dial it down a bit. Some do, yes. More than some maybe.

20) Do you believe getting wealthy means someone else loses?
Doesn't have to be but see above question.

21) Should people be allowed to become extremely wealthy, if done honestly?
Define "honestly".

22) Do you believe communications should be centralized by the state as in a FCC?
Basically, yes.

23) Do you believe in centralization of transportation by the state?
Public transportation maybe, commercial, no.

24) Do you think the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan?
Or agricultural regulation? If so how much and how?
More loaded questions. Too many other factors to throw out a short answer to this.

25) Do you support the combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries?
If the owners want to.

26) Do you support gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country?
This a joke question, right?

27) So you support free education for all children in public schools.
Yes

28 ) Do you support a federal Dept of Education?
Only if it is limited in power and differential to the States in most things.

29) Do you think good govt is an efficient govt?
It would be if the latter was possible.

30) Do you think the traditional family should be abolished?
By who? The Gov? Nope.

31) Do you think woman should be set free from her biology?
So she doesn't have to eat or sleep? After I get mine.

32) Do you believe in free love?
It's never free, you always pay something in one fashion or another.

33) Do you believe in affirmative action to promote equality?
No

34) Do you support the idea that equality is the most important function of govt? Not just in equality under the law
You should have stopped here. but regulation of cultural values and income to ensure economic equality? How far would you go?

33) Do support the idea of community standards for regulation of some social values? Or do you feel the federal govt should play an activist role in engineering the society according to a plan?
Kinda, the Gov should help curb abuses but not dictate.

34) Do you believe religion is a crutch?
Does it matter? What does this have to do with the Gov?

35) Is FDR one of your favorite presidents?
No

36) Should our govt eradicate poverty on the entire planet?
Don't make me break out that crackpipe picture I had for posts like this.

37) Should our govt socially engineer rogue states? This would include going into Dafur and the Bosnian campaign.
A "Shit or get off the pot" approach. If you're going to do it, and there are good reasons to, then do it. Don't screw around.

38) Do you support the UN?
See above post, no.

39) Do you support the Kyoto Treaty?
No

40) Do you support the International Criminal Court?
No

41) Would you favor a World Govt?
Only if I was in charge.

42) Do you favor national boundaries? Or do you think nationalism is a thing of the past and bad?
At the moment it's ok.

43) Do consider yourself a citizen of the world?
I'm here. Just tell me what you think a citizen is required to do and I'll let you know.

Stewie
06-26-2007, 02:36 PM
I couldn't read the whole thing because I'm busy here in my New Hampshire compound.

BucEyedPea
06-26-2007, 02:48 PM
Yeah, they are Socialists. ;)

Next question.
Guess I coulda limited it to just ten.
But seeing how much embryonic stem cells means to them, you'd think they wouldn't mind answering. Chickens!

Other than that the responses cracked me up.

Thanks pikesome for playing.
Yeah some are general! But I can't agree with ya' that progressive is too general...as it means it progresses higher the more a person makes.


I can't say they are leading or loaded either as they come directly from a certain author of a certain philosophy.

pikesome
06-26-2007, 02:51 PM
Guess I coulda limited it to just ten.
But seeing how much embryonic stem cells means to them, you'd think they wouldn't mind answering. Chickens!

Other than that the responses cracked me up.

Thanks pikesome for playing.
Yeah some are general!

Most are good questions but if you could sum the problems up in one sentence, even politicians could have fixed them by now. I like these sorts of things better than the "Bush sucks" "Nu-huh" threads.

BucEyedPea
06-26-2007, 02:54 PM
Leading questions in bold.
I don't need you to answer. I know you subsribe to the Nation.
Although, I have to agree they do a great job on the war and found myself reading some of Corn's stuff. I do respect him.

Baby Lee
06-26-2007, 02:57 PM
answer these questions...
It depends. . . :p

BucEyedPea
06-26-2007, 03:04 PM
It depends. . . :p
Oh really?! That makes you a NeoCon! ROFL ;) :evil:

Baby Lee
06-26-2007, 03:07 PM
Oh really?! That makes you a NeoCon! ROFL ;) :evil:
You are a stitch. I spit soda on my Neocon keyboard.

BucEyedPea
06-26-2007, 03:10 PM
You are a stitch. I spit soda on my Neocon keyboard.
Couldn't resist. Have to live up to my image!
Just jokin, of course.

Baby Lee
06-26-2007, 03:12 PM
Couldn't resist. Have to live up to my image!
Just jokin, of course.
Jeff Foxworthy is gonna sue you for IP appropriation.

"Yeewww, might be a Neocon, if . . . "

Dave Lane
06-26-2007, 03:14 PM
BEP

Are we a little tense today? Jeez what a laundry list!

Dave

BucEyedPea
06-26-2007, 03:19 PM
BEP

Are we a little tense today? Jeez what a laundry list!

Dave
Why does that = tense? More just curious about two posters....and lmao all the way.

patteeu
06-26-2007, 03:43 PM
Although, I have to agree they do a great job on the war and found myself reading some of Corn's stuff. I do respect him.

This would be more than enough evidence for a gal I know from the internet to determine that you are a socialist!! :p

BucEyedPea
06-26-2007, 03:44 PM
This would be more than enough evidence for a gal I know from the internet to determine that you are a socialist!!
:LOL: I know you're only joking.

Direckshun
06-26-2007, 03:52 PM
1) Do you believe private owners of property should be required to get permission from government relative to the use of their property?

a) for protection of the environment?
Only in rare, pertinent circumstances. 99.99% of properties need not apply.

If the land itself is part of a environmentally unique tract of land, or if the usage of the land is extreme (i.e. if I'm digging a 4 mile hole straight down or building a 1-mile tall building).
b) for helping the less fortunate?
You have the right to your home per the 3rd amendment, and only in national emergencies would I agree with the government impeding on that to help the unfortunate (i.e. global warming causes tides to rise and there are roughly 100 million refugees coming off the coasts, requiring a national referendum to momentarily house them).
c) for providing for the general welfare?
elaborate...
I do support eminent domain, with an appropriately heavy burden of proof on the government.
2) How much regulation of business and private property do you support?
Too broad for meaningful discussion.

But as the business increases in size, range, and profit, regulations do need to expand to match up.
3) Do you support the Federal govt buying up more and more land for the sake of protecting the environment?
Another eminent domain question.

I do support eminent domain, but I require a tough burden of proof on the government.

But yeah, if they can acquire property for historic purposes, they should be able to do it for environmental purposes.
5) Do you think these federally owned lands should leased for grazing, mining, timber usages, the fees being paid into the U.S. Treasury?
As long as the usage doesn't impinge on the land's value regarding whatever it was the government originally purchased it for.
6) Is private ownership the best way to protect the environment, protect endangered species or promote the general welfare?
It's part of the answer, yes. But government-guided cooperation is the primary answer.
7) Do you support "FORFEITURE LAWS?
As in regulatory agencies confiscating property, goods and money without a trial, without due process, etc. As in War on Drugs, War on Poverty, or for the environment?
I'm not sure if forfeiture applies to those things, but I do support the government confiscating land if they can extensively show that the land serves a valuable purpose in some way.
8)Do you support the confiscation of property and persecution of those critical - "rebels" - of government policies and actions, frequently accomplished by prosecuting them in a courtroom drama on charges of violations of non-existing administrative or regulatory laws?
Slanted question.

But I will answer that we violations of laws that don't exist aren't violations, and therefore you shouldn't be punished for "breaking" them.
9) Do you support farm subsidies?
Yes.
10) Do you support minimum wage laws?
Yes. And I think minimum wage across the country should be hiked two bucks.
11) Do you believe in the right to refuse to join a union ?
Are unions mandatory now? Yes, I do.
12) So you believe in a heavy progressive income tax?
Meaning... heavier tax on people as they make more and more money, like we do now?

Yes.
13) Do you support enactment of various state and federal "estate tax" laws taxing the "privilege" of transfering property after death and gift before death?
I go back and forth on the estate tax. These days I don't support it.
14) Is a Federal Reserve necessary?
Yes.
15) Do you think all credit should be centralized in the hands of the state?
No.
16) Do you think an economy should be stimulated by the gov via deficit spending? Or do you think the economy should correct itself in accordance with the needs of buyers and sellers?
I go with buyers and sellers except in extreme circumstances, such as the Great Depression.
17) Do you believe the federal govt needs to provide a plan for the economy?
No, I believe we should just wander around without reason and run into walls all the time.

Of course I do.
18) Are you jealous of wealthy people?
Who isn't?
19) Do you feel people get wealthy by exploiting workers?
Extremely rarely. But some do.
20) Do you believe getting wealthy means someone else loses?
Capitalism: some people win, some people lose.
21) Should people be alowed to become extremely wealthy, if done honestly?
Yes.
22) Do you believe communications should be centralized by the state as in a FCC?
FCC is a regulator. They don't control the media, they just regulate it. Big difference.

But no, communications should not be centralized.
23) Do you believe in centralization of transportation by the state?
I do not, but I do believe that the state should provide some sort of public transportation.
24) Do you think the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan?
Or agricultural regulation? If so how much and how?
This is way outside of anything I'm remotely interested in, so I'll let other deal with this.
25) Do you support the combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries?
As long as it's not mandatory.
26) Do you support gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country?
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Historical ties are tough to break. There is no need to redraw state/local boundaries.
27) So you support free education for all children in public schools.
Yes.
28 ) Do you support a federal Dept of Education?
Yes but they need to get their ****ing act together.
29) Do you think good govt is an efficient govt?
Yes, but that's not the only quality I'm striving for.
30) Do you think the traditional family should be abolished?
What the **** kind of question is this shit.
31) Do you think woman should be set free from her biology?
I don't even know what you're talking about anymore.
32) Do you believe in free love?
...free? Love?
33) Do you believe in affirmative action to promote equality?
Yes.
34) Do you support the idea that equality is the most important function of govt? Not just in equality under the law but regulation of cultural values and income to ensure economic equality? How far would you go?
I don't believe equality is priority #1, but I do think it's important enough to prevent the real #1 priority, freedom, from bowling it over at will.

You can't regulate values, though. And regulating income is unnecessary outside of taxation.
33) Do support the idea of community standards for regulation of some social values? Or do you feel the federal govt should play an activist role in engineering the society according to a plan?
No plan necessary, no social value regulations necessary. I'll settle with free and fair elections.
34) Do you believe religion is a crutch?
As a religious man, I definitely do.
35) Is FDR one of your favorite presidents?
Top 5.
36) Should our govt eradicate poverty on the entire planet?
Yes. But I do not consider it to be a formal responsibility.
37) Should our govt socially engineer rogue states? This would include going into Dafur and the Bosnian campaign.
In extreme circumstances, and in even more extreme circumstances when we can't get the support of the UN.

I would support it with Darfur.
38) Do you support the UN?
Yes.
39) Do you support the Kyoto Treaty?
Yes.
40) Do you support the International Criminal Court?
Eh. If our country isn't going to abide by it, I don't see how powerful it can actually be.
41) Would you favor a World Govt?
Maybe centuries into the future, but for now I only favor a world confederation like the UN.
42) Do you favor national boundaries? Or do you think nationalism is a thing of the past and bad?
Nationalism will never die as long as humanity exists. I favor national boundaries.
43) Do consider yourself a citizen of the world?
Legally, no such thing exists. Existentially, yeah.

BucEyedPea
06-26-2007, 03:58 PM
Nope FCC is owned by the govt 'errr the people...and they lease the waves.
This is why it is subject to regs.

Direckshun
06-26-2007, 04:14 PM
Nope FCC is owned by the govt 'errr the people...and they lease the waves.
This is why it is subject to regs.
They do not control content. They regulate content.

BucEyedPea
06-26-2007, 04:24 PM
They do not control content. They regulate content.
I didn't say they did. I just said the govt/people own the waves/frequencies and they are leased to private commercial users. So they have the right to regulate them.

BucEyedPea
06-26-2007, 06:03 PM
1) Do you believe private owners of property should be required to get permission from government relative to the use of their property?
This is general. So I say generally no and only at a minimum. Only when it harms the property of another. ( includes their body)

a) for protection of the environment?
if yes how much and in what form?
See first answer

b) for helping the less fortunate?
if yes as income redistribution or what form?
Absolutely NEVER. Charity is private.

c) for providing for the general welfare?
elaborate...
See first answer.
And only in accordance with things everyone uses, not special interest groups and as limited by the enumerated powers clause of the Constitution...which isn't much frankly. About half of what we have today.

2) How much regulation of business and private property do you support?
Contract protection, overtime laws, child labor laws and some safety public health laws but not done in a way that micromanages. For pollution just have monitoring of amounts. Let the businesses figure it out how to comply. See first answer.

3) Do you support the Federal govt buying up more and more land for the sake of protecting the environment?
No

5) Do you think these federally owned lands should leased for grazing, mining, timber usages, the fees being paid into the U.S. Treasury?
See #3 so that's no by default.

6) Is private ownership the best way to protect the environment, protect endangered species or promote the general welfare?
For the most part yes.

7) Do you support "FORFEITURE LAWS?
As in regulatory agencies confiscating property, goods and money without a trial, without due process, etc. As in War on Drugs, War on Poverty, or for the environment?
No.


8)Do you support the confiscation of property and persecution of those critical - "rebels" - of government policies and actions, frequently accomplished by prosecuting them in a courtroom drama on charges of violations of non-existing administrative or regulatory laws?
No

9) Do you support farm subsidies?
No none. This favors huge agribusinesses.

10) Do you support minimum wage laws?
None.

11) Do you believe in the right to refuse to join a union ?
Yes.

12) So you believe in a heavy progressive income tax?
No

13) Do you support enactment of various state and federal "estate tax" laws taxing the "privilege" of transfering property after death and gift before death?
No this is a free country and the Constitution protects the right of property ownership which means one should be able to do whatever they want with it.
It harms no one.

14) Is a Federal Reserve necessary?
No it is not.

15) Do you think all credit should be centralized in the hands of the state?
No

16) Do you think an economy should be stimulated by the gov via deficit spending? Or do you think the economy should correct itself in accordance with the needs of buyers and sellers?
Absolutely not.

17) Do you believe the federal govt needs to provide a plan for the economy?
Absolutely not.
Planning = socialism.

18) Are you jealous of wealthy people?
Absolutely not.
Those born into it I don't envy.
Sometimes feel sorry for some,sometimes I find sp,e interesting and intriguing.Those who acquire it on thier own or make something more out of what they were given I admire. I admire Donald Trump. I do not admire Paris Hilton. I feel sorry for her. There are just as many riches to rags stories over several generations.

19) Do you feel people get wealthy by exploiting workers?
Generally no. Not absolutely. I think this has been exaggerated in the past though.

20) Do you believe getting wealthy means someone else loses?
I think it's rare.

21) Should people be alowed to become extremely wealthy, if done honestly?[quote]

[quote] 22) Do you believe communications should be centralized by the state as in a FCC?
No. I think the wavelengths/frequencies should be sold to private interests.

23) Do you believe in centralization of transportation by the state?
No

24) Do you think the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan?
Or agricultural regulation? If so how much and how?
No.

25) Do you support the combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries?
No

26) Do you support gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country?
No

27) So you support free education for all children in public schools.
No but I am not opposed to local areas doing what they want here but with no Fed involvement. Definitely, do not feel it is an inalienable or natural right protected by the Constitution. It's more a privilege or benefit.

28 ) Do you support a federal Dept of Education?
No.
It should be abolished.

29) Do you think good govt is an efficient govt?
Only if involved in too many areas where our lives are regulated.
If a minimal govt...then yes on those things only.

30) Do you think the traditional family should be abolished?
No I think it should be helped, protected and strengthened. Just not by the Feds.

31) Do you think woman should be set free from her biology?
Not through anything the govt does. Throught private initiatives via choice and technology.

32) Do you believe in free love?
No

33) Do you believe in affirmative action to promote equality?
No

34) Do you support the idea that equality is the most important function of govt? Not just in equality under the law but regulation of cultural values and income to ensure economic equality? How far would you go?

I only believe in equality under the law.

33) Do support the idea of community standards for regulation of some social values? Or do you feel the federal govt should play an activist role in engineering the society according to a plan?
Yes

34) Do you believe religion is a crutch?
Something that anyone feels helps them is good imo.

35) Is FDR one of your favorite presidents?
No. My least favorite.

36) Should our govt eradicate poverty on the entire planet?
No but I do not believe in barring others from doing so on their own and think they should using the means they feel best would.

37) Should our govt socially engineer rogue states? This would include going into Dafur and the Bosnian campaign.
No. Limited to the bully pulpit but not in a belligerent manner. I do believe in spreading our ideas though.

38) Do you support the UN?
No

39) Do you support the Kyoto Treaty?
No

40) Do you support the International Criminal Court?
No

41) Would you favor a World Govt?
No

42) Do you favor national boundaries? Or do you think nationalism is a thing of the past and bad?
Yes. I like the different cultures and different ways. I think it makes the world interesting, exciting and fun. I like to visit different cultures countries and do as they do for a short period of time. I think nation states are a good way for the world to operate as it helps people to relate to their own cultures and values. I have no desire for everyone to be like us. I hate everything being the same or completely equal. How drôle! ( dull).

43) Do consider yourself a citizen of the world?
I consider myself a citizen of the United States of America.
I am not a "citizen" of the world. I am a member of mankind. That's it.

Direckshun
06-26-2007, 07:14 PM
Question, Professor: did or did not FDR pull this country out of the Depression?

BucEyedPea
06-26-2007, 07:18 PM
Question, Professor: did or did not FDR pull this country out of the Depression?
If you're willing to accept my answer without debate, because I'm not in the mood to argue it I'll answer.

pikesome
06-26-2007, 07:23 PM
Question, Professor: did or did not FDR pull this country out of the Depression?

No

Mr. Kotter
06-26-2007, 07:38 PM
Question, Professor: did or did not FDR pull this country out of the Depression?




In part, yes; but WW II....the preparation, ramping up, and arms sales to Allies had AT LEAST as much to do with the real economic recovery in the late 1930s, as New Deal programs and policies did.

They do not control content. They regulate content.

They regulate through fines and licensing; if they decide to withhold your license...as they may, they control content as well.

a1na2
06-26-2007, 07:46 PM
The square root of PI = 1.77245385090552

BucEyedPea
06-26-2007, 07:50 PM
Question, Professor: did or did not FDR pull this country out of the Depression?
No he actually kept us in in longer now that we know more about economics, regulation, markets...at least in certain circles. The books that make that claim were written by "court historians." It's a whitewash imo. The war somewhat, but that is also arguable as it was certain industries that benefited only.

Additionally, most of those who were unemployed went off to war which brought women into the workplace on a larger scale. It was a wartime economy...govt demands. That's not a real economy.

But there is definite evidence FDR kept us in the Depression longer, as studies show the economic graph would decline when one of his new programs or interferences were put in; then when the SC declared some UC the graph improved.

Logical
06-26-2007, 07:52 PM
Oh what the hell I am bored

1) Do you believe private owners of property should be required to get permission from government relative to the use of their property?

a) for protection of the environment?
if yes how much and in what form?
Yes, depends on how big the property as to the scope
b) for helping the less fortunate?
No
if yes as income redistribution or what form?
c) for providing for the general welfare?
elaborate...
No

2) How much regulation of business and private property do you support?
I support smoking bans on public use facilities as an example

3) Do you support the Federal govt buying up more and more land for the sake of protecting the environment?
Yes

5) Do you think these federally owned lands should leased for grazing, mining, timber usages, the fees being paid into the U.S. Treasury?
Yes

6) Is private ownership the best way to protect the environment, protect endangered species or promote the general welfare?
Not always

7) Do you support "FORFEITURE LAWS?
As in regulatory agencies confiscating property, goods and money without a trial, without due process, etc. As in War on Drugs, War on Poverty, or for the environment?
No, not without due process

8)Do you support the confiscation of property and persecution of those critical - "rebels" - of government policies and actions, frequently accomplished by prosecuting them in a courtroom drama on charges of violations of non-existing administrative or regulatory laws?
Yes to a limited extent (example arms shipment seizure)

9) Do you support farm subsidies?
Yes, but they should be used to promote good farming practices

10) Do you support minimum wage laws?
Yes

11) Do you believe in the right to refuse to join a union ?

12) So you believe in a heavy progressive income tax?
No

13) Do you support enactment of various state and federal "estate tax" laws taxing the "privilege" of transfering property after death and gift before death?
On a limited basis, right now it is excessive

14) Is a Federal Reserve necessary?
Yes

15) Do you think all credit should be centralized in the hands of the state?
I need more information.

16) Do you think an economy should be stimulated by the gov via deficit spending? Or do you think the economy should correct itself in accordance with the needs of buyers and sellers?
Deficit spending on a limited basis would be acceptable

17) Do you believe the federal govt needs to provide a plan for the economy?
No, but I believe a plan is needed to allow the federal government to manage itself

18) Are you jealous of wealthy people?
No

19) Do you feel people get wealthy by exploiting workers?
Yes some definitely do, that is life.

20) Do you believe getting wealthy means someone else loses?
Yes definitely, again that is life

21) Should people be alowed to become extremely wealthy, if done honestly?
Yes

22) Do you believe communications should be centralized by the state as in a FCC?
Yes

23) Do you believe in centralization of transportation by the state?
Please explain, I believe in the FAA if that is what you mean.

24) Do you think the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan?
Or agricultural regulation? If so how much and how?
Yes, it would depend on the culture

25) Do you support the combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries?
I don't understand the concept, are you talking vertical integration of the supply system?

26) Do you support gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country?
Illogical, cannot even comprehend your concept.

27) So you support free education for all children in public schools.
Yes

28 ) Do you support a federal Dept of Education?
No

29) Do you think good govt is an efficient govt?
That would be the ideal, this question is illogical

30) Do you think the traditional family should be abolished?
LOL, a totally baiting and bullshit question

31) Do you think woman should be set free from her biology?
I think a woman should have choices over the control of her biology same as I do for men.

32) Do you believe in free love?
Sure, you want to give me some?

33) Do you believe in affirmative action to promote equality?
Yes, on a very limited basis with a gradual phaseout

34) Do you support the idea that equality is the most important function of govt? Not just in equality under the law but regulation of cultural values and income to ensure economic equality? How far would you go?
No

33) Do support the idea of community standards for regulation of some social values? Or do you feel the federal govt should play an activist role in engineering the society according to a plan?
Yes but very limited control

34) Do you believe religion is a crutch?
Yes (sorry but it is even if a useful societal crutch)

35) Is FDR one of your favorite presidents?
Not particularly, I am more of a Truman man

36) Should our govt eradicate poverty on the entire planet?
Not possible, silly concept

37) Should our govt socially engineer rogue states? This would include going into Dafur and the Bosnian campaign.
To some extent yes

38) Do you support the UN?
Not really

39) Do you support the Kyoto Treaty?
No

40) Do you support the International Criminal Court?
No

41) Would you favor a World Govt?
No

42) Do you favor national boundaries? Or do you think nationalism is a thing of the past and bad?
Yes, nationalism will never disappear in our lifetimes

43) Do consider yourself a citizen of the world
Yes

BucEyedPea
06-26-2007, 07:56 PM
How can one consider themselves a "citizen" of the world and not believe in World Govt. I find that contradictory. A member yes....subject to a world state? No.


Citizen- a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community

Logical
06-26-2007, 08:01 PM
How can one consider themselves a "citizen" of the world and not believe in World Govt. I find that contradictory. A member yes....subject to a world state? No.


Citizen- a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community
Citizen also implies allegience, I have allegience to the health and safety of our planet. If attacked by aliens I would fight for our planet.

BucEyedPea
06-26-2007, 08:05 PM
Citizen also implies allegience, I have allegience to the health and safety of our planet. If attacked by aliens I would fight for our planet.
A native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection.

http://clerkkids.house.gov/glossary/define.html?lword=Citizen

I'd work cooperatively on some things like fighting aliens, ( after I found out if they were friendly or not first...but not illegal aliens from Mexico) but I would not owe my allegiance to a world govt that would grant me protections as in citizenship. Maybe it's semantics but that's why I chose the word "member" for that question.

BucEyedPea
06-26-2007, 08:08 PM
32) Do you believe in free love?
Sure, you want to give me some?


I looooooooooove you Wogical. :redface:

I won't ask for a ride in your Jag either. It's free.

Logical
06-26-2007, 08:09 PM
A native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection.

http://clerkkids.house.gov/glossary/define.html?lword=Citizen

I'd work cooperatively on some things like fighting aliens, ( after I found out if they were friendly or not first...but not illegal aliens from Mexico) but I would not owe my allegiance to a world govt that would grant me protections as in citizenship. Maybe it's semantics but that's why I chose the word "member" for that question.

I think you are choosing your definition, as am I, so yes it is semantics. I do not favor the formation of a world government, but given attacks by an alien world I would see how one could end up being a neccessity.

BucEyedPea
06-26-2007, 08:10 PM
I think you are choosing your definition, as am I, so yes it is semantics. I do not favor the formation of a world government, but given attacks by an alien world I would see how one could end up being a neccessity.
I'd favor a temporary alliance like we did in the WW's.

It's not that I choose it exactly. I got curious of the definition and so I looked it to see if I was operating on a correct one was more like it.

Logical
06-26-2007, 08:11 PM
I looooooooooove you Wogical. :redface:

I won't ask for a ride in your Jag either. It's free.PBJ

BucEyedPea
06-26-2007, 08:14 PM
PBJ
However, if you offered I wouldn't refuse...on one condition:

You'd have to drive it wearing a Speedo! :evil:

Logical
06-26-2007, 08:24 PM
However, if you offered I wouldn't refuse...on one condition:

You'd have to drive it wearing a Speedo! :evil:

I am pretty sure you would regret that more than I would. LOL