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I spent the last 45 minutes or so writing this thread, so please, share your thoughts on these topics:

1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?


2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?


3. Should the death penalty be abolition?


4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?


5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?


6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?


7. Should stem cell research be legal?


8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?


9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?


10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?


11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?


12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?


13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?


14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?


15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?


16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?


17. Should gay marriage be legalized?


18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?


19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?


20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?


21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?


22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?


23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?


24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?


25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?


26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories?


27. Should we make Iraq a US state?


28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?


29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?


30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?


31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?


32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights?


33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York?


34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?


35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?


36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?


37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?


38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?


39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither?


40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?


41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18?


42. Should church and state remain separate?


43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero?


44. Should the government offer free healthcare?


45. Should the government offer free college/university education?


46. Should tobacco be made illegal?


47. Should alcohol be made illegal again?


48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?


49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified?


50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?


51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?


52. Should we allow weapons in space?


53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court?


54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?


55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public?


56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets?


57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system?


58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?


59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States?


60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults?


61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist?


62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa?


63. Should research into cloning be conducted?


64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison?


65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state?


66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states?


67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You've spent the last 45 minutes asking people from the UK questions about America?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    As a token American I'll take a sing at this although I'm not sure if I'm doing this to hurt you or to hurt me.

    1. No
    2. Yes
    3. "Abolition"?
    4. No
    5. Yes
    6. Legal
    7. Yes
    8. Imprisoned
    9. Latter
    10. No
    11. Yes
    12. Yes
    13. Yes
    14. Mixed
    15. Equal
    16. Yes
    17. Yes
    18. Yes
    19. Are
    20. You
    21. Really
    22. Reading
    23. This
    24. State
    25. State
    26. State
    27. No
    28. No
    29. No
    30. Yes
    31. Yes
    32. Yes
    33. Remain
    34. No
    35. No
    36. No
    37. No
    38. No
    39. No
    40. No
    41. No
    42. Yes
    43. Yes
    44. No
    45. No
    46. No
    47. No
    48. Yes
    49. No
    50. Yes
    51. No
    52. No
    53. Yes
    54. No
    55. Yes
    56. No
    57. Yes
    58. No
    59. No
    60. No
    61. No
    62. Yes
    63. Yes
    64. Yes
    65. No
    66. There
    67. No.


    Simple questions get simple answers.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?
    no


    2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?
    no


    3. Should the death penalty be abolished?
    yes, except during certain cases such as a mass serial killer


    4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?
    no

    5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?
    no

    6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?
    legal


    7. Should stem cell research be legal?
    yes

    8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?
    yes, but only if they are guilty beyond a reasonably doubt

    9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?
    no

    10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?
    no

    11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?
    yes

    12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?
    yes

    13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?
    no

    14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?
    mixed

    15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?
    yes

    16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?
    no

    17. Should gay marriage be legalized?
    yes

    18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?
    yes

    19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?
    yes

    20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?
    yes

    21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?
    yes

    22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
    US State

    23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
    US State

    24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
    US State

    25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
    US State

    26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories?
    US States

    27. Should we make Iraq a US state?
    yes

    28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?
    yes

    29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?
    neutral

    30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?
    only a little bit to help fix the economy

    31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?
    yes

    32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights?
    yes

    33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York?
    either remain part of New York or become it's own state

    34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?
    not now, but perhaps in the future, but not with Mexico unless Mexico becomes a first-world country by that time

    35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?
    no

    36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
    no, but it should be frowned upon

    37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?
    no

    38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?
    yes

    39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither?
    maybe /b/, but only if they get out of hand

    40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?
    yes

    41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18?
    yes

    42. Should church and state remain separate?
    yes

    43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero?
    yes

    44. Should the government offer free healthcare?
    no

    45. Should the government offer free college/university education?
    no

    46. Should tobacco be made illegal?
    no

    47. Should alcohol be made illegal again?
    no

    48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?
    only if it's necessary

    49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified?
    no

    50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?
    yes

    51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?
    no and absolutely not, school uniforms don't exist in the US and they could never exist here in public schools due to cliques and how high school students have always had the freedom of being able to dress how they wish, so long as they don't violate a dress code

    52. Should we allow weapons in space?
    yes, but only for the US, not for other countries

    53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court?
    yes

    54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?
    yes

    55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public?
    yes

    56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets?
    yes

    57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system?
    yes

    58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?
    they should, but it's not really plausible

    59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States?
    yes, but not near large population centers

    60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults?
    yes

    61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist?
    yes

    62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa?
    yes

    63. Should research into cloning be conducted?
    yes

    64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison?
    no

    65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state?
    yes

    66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states?
    no, but we should peacefully assimilate other countries into the US if they want to become states

    67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?
    hopefully sometime in the future
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    69 is no no fucking no!
    Why on earth would anyone in their right mind say yes?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?
    I think that repeat rapists and child abusers should be chemically castrated. Saying that, I think that it still wouldn't stop them, as rape is about power and they will possibly find other ways to abuse. Maybe cutting off their arms and legs could work. They could maybe be painted pretty colours and hung as Christmas decorations, or be used as speed bumps on roads.

    12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?
    HELL YEAH! The USA is the most peaceful, democratic country in the world!

    15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?
    God no... I mean if you make gay people equal, they will set up death camps for straight people and turn your children in to lesbians. Don't get me wrong, there will be less homeless cats and pugs, but every social event will become a cake sale and the radio will only play folk music and Madonna.

    17. Should gay marriage be legalized?
    If gay people can marry, what next? PEOPLE MARRYING DOG


    18-28. Should the USA government keeps its fucking nose out of other people's business?
    Yes

    29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?
    Yes. Fox News is the only non biased media network. If you disagree, you're a socialist.

    31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?
    Yes, as there are no companies in America which exploit cheap, Mexican labour.

    35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?
    Harry Potter promotes witchcraft as a lifestyle choice. It will turn your children gay.

    36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
    Should it be made illegal to deny that waterboarding is torture?


    48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?
    What are you accusing?

    52. Should we allow weapons in space?
    Yes, in case aliens try to cross the boarders and inhabit our planet... Saying that, cheap labour... hrm....

    58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?
    Only if you're in a country which doesn't pander to mine. :)

    66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states?
    Hahahaha

    67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?
    lolcopter
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    69 is no no fucking no!
    Why on earth would anyone in their right mind say yes?

    Becuase i like sucking cock.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?
    no



    2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?
    yes

    3. Should the death penalty be abolition?
    no

    4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?
    no

    5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?
    yes

    6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?
    legal

    7. Should stem cell research be legal?
    legal

    8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?
    any proven rapists should be fucking castrated and imprisoned, under 13 year olds or not.

    9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?
    what's a ticket?

    10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?
    see above

    11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?
    no


    12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?
    no

    13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?
    yes, but using common sense to make sure that theyre not wasting it on shit thatll never work

    14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?
    mixed economy

    15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?
    YES

    16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?
    yes

    17. Should gay marriage be legalized?
    yes

    18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?
    i don't know

    19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?
    ditto

    20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?
    i don't know where this is

    21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?
    i don't know

    22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
    independent country

    23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
    i don't know

    24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory? dunno


    25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory? dunno


    26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories? dunno


    27. Should we make Iraq a US state? wtf? no!


    28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state? no!!


    29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown? yes


    30. Should the government minimize it's military spending? yes


    31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico? dunno


    32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights? dunno


    33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York? dunno


    34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join? what if mexico wants to make a north american union with canada and doesn't allow you to join?


    35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums? no. (unless child porn counts)


    36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks? no


    37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does? no


    38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes? yes


    39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither? dunno


    40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage? no. i was an idiot at 13


    41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18? well yeah


    42. Should church and state remain separate? yes


    43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero? ITS NOT A FUCKING MOSQUE. and yes


    44. Should the government offer free healthcare? yes


    45. Should the government offer free college/university education? no


    46. Should tobacco be made illegal? no


    47. Should alcohol be made illegal again? no


    48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens? yes


    49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified? no


    50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions? yes. though i bet it would be more like propaganda


    51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms? yes


    52. Should we allow weapons in space? no!


    53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court? dunno


    54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13? no


    55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public? i assume so, though i don't know who he is. why wouldn't he be?


    56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets? what if other planets don't want to be colonised?


    57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system? dunno


    58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally? who would make the decision to ban them? the usa?


    59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States? no!


    60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults? in some cirumsatnces


    61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist? dunno


    62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa? yes


    63. Should research into cloning be conducted? yes


    64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison? yes


    65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state? no


    66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states? nonono


    67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world? NO. wtf?? why would we want a government that is just like the united states?
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Namaste wrote: »

    15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?
    God no... I mean if you make gay people equal, they will set up death camps for straight people and turn your children in to lesbians. Don't get me wrong, there will be less homeless cats and pugs, but every social event will become a cake sale and the radio will only play folk music and Madonna.

    :lol:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?
    Depends who wants a gun...

    2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?
    Yes

    3. Should the death penalty be abolition?
    Yes

    4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?
    Um.. No. Why would they?

    5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?
    Yes

    6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?
    Legal, personally I would't have one, but women should have the right to choose.

    7. Should stem cell research be legal?
    Don't *really* know what it is. And google didn't help either.

    8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?
    They should be left to rot in prison, they better hold on to their soap tightly though...

    9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?
    Tickets for what? The bus?

    10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?
    ...?

    11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?
    No, why should the US be allowed nuclear weapons and no one else?

    12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?
    It wont work

    13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?
    No


    15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?
    Yeah

    16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?
    Yes

    17. Should gay marriage be legalized?
    It is in this country

    27. Should we make Iraq a US state?

    WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?!

    28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?
    NO

    29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?
    No

    30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?
    Yes

    31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?
    Nope

    35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?
    No

    36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
    The Holocaust DID happen, there is proof of that. And 9/11? Illuminati.

    37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?
    Yea

    38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?
    Depends what internet crimes. Child porn? Yeah, it should stop that. Piracy? That's the music and movie industries problem.

    40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?
    No, it should be 16+

    41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18?
    It is here....

    42. Should church and state remain separate?
    Yea

    43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero?
    Yes

    44. Should the government offer free healthcare?
    It does here...

    45. Should the government offer free college/university education?
    Yes

    46. Should tobacco be made illegal?
    No

    47. Should alcohol be made illegal again?
    No

    48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?
    No, but it always will... (illuminati...)

    49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified?
    Yes

    50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?
    We have lessons on politics at my school

    51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?
    Um, no.

    52. Should we allow weapons in space?
    What, just floating around?

    54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?
    No matter what the age of consent, people who are younger will always have sex

    58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?
    Yes

    59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States?
    No

    60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults?
    Like what? Voting, drinking? We've already covered those

    63. Should research into cloning be conducted?
    No

    64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison?
    Yes

    66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states?
    Hahahahaa good luck.

    67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?[/QUOTE]
    ... That would be the New World Order, which (unfortunately) is already happening...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?
    regulated

    2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?
    regulated

    3. Should the death penalty be abolition?
    it was, years ago. This was the right thing to have done.

    4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?
    regulated

    5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?
    Shouldn't have gone in, shouldn't just leave without fixing what we broke.

    6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?
    regulated

    7. Should stem cell research be legal?
    regulated

    8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?
    Why 13? each case on it's merit, but I'd expect most incidents of intercourse between a person under 13 and over 18 to involve incarceration, therapy and registration


    9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?
    tricky

    10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?
    no

    11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?
    what weapons program?

    12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?
    Like "we" did for afghanistan?

    13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?
    regulated

    14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?
    regulated

    15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?
    I believe the individuals are, its the couples/other groupings that cause problems.

    16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?
    Shouldn't have gone in, shouldn't just leave without fixing what we broke.

    17. Should gay marriage be legalized?
    no, that's down to the curches.
    Heterosexual civil partnerships should be though.



    29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?
    no

    30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?
    at what cost?


    34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?
    By force?

    35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?
    Categorise, not censor

    36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
    no

    37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?
    no

    38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?
    by magic?

    39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither?
    no

    40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?
    no

    41. Should the drinking age be lowered to atleast 18?
    um.... it is.

    42. Should church and state remain separate?
    they aren't

    43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero?
    yes, not that anyone is planning to.

    44. Should the government offer free healthcare?
    they do

    45. Should the government offer free college/university education?
    they do

    46. Should tobacco be made illegal?
    no

    47. Should alcohol be made illegal again?
    huh, when?


    48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?
    25 year rule

    49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified?
    regularly reviewed

    50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?
    no, parents should.

    51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?
    no, yes.

    52. Should we allow weapons in space?
    yes, except the americans

    53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court?
    be subject to, yes.

    54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?
    should be case by case

    55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public?
    yes, no.

    56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets?
    no, the science community should set the goals.

    57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system?
    no

    58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?
    too late

    59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States?
    we still talking weapons held by individuals?

    60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults?
    no

    61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist?
    privaet armies were abolished years ago.

    62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa?
    yes

    63. Should research into cloning be conducted?
    not much point, really.

    64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison?
    yes, setting up a prison in a legally grey area is obscene

    65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state?
    no

    66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states?
    "conquer" lol.

    67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?[/QUOTE]
    god no.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    [FONT=&quot]1. 1. [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
    It should regulate them, so that everyday citizens can’t get one, but people needing one for work (i.e. hunter) can own one legally. i.e. like Britain.

    2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?
    Yeah, but possibly regulated a bit too.

    3. Should the death penalty be abolition?
    In most cases yes.

    4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?
    Depends on the game really. I wouldn’t mind teenagers playing Sonic, Super Mario etc.

    5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?
    Yes, once their work is done.

    6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?
    Legal but regulated.

    7. Should stem cell research be legal?
    Legal but very highly regulated

    8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?
    Imprisoned with sex offender status and some counseling given

    9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?
    What tickets? Speeding tickets?

    10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?
    No. This will create problems with quotas being met.

    11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?
    They have a nuclear [/FONT][FONT=&quot]programme[/FONT][FONT=&quot]?

    12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?
    No, I think the USA should take a few years out of “improving” other countries.

    13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?
    Yeah, if the government can afford it

    14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Only when necessary.


    15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?
    Yep.

    16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?
    Yep.

    17. Should gay marriage be legalized?
    Yeah, or civil partnerships.

    18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?
    Yeah, I guess

    19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?
    Yeah, I guess

    20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?
    Have you made this one up?!

    21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?
    Never heard of it.

    22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
    Dunno about the politics of it- whatever benefits both the US and Puerto Rico maybe?

    23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
    Dunno about the politics of it- whatever benefits both the US and Guam maybe?

    24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
    Dunno about the politics of it- whatever benefits both the US and American Samoa maybe?

    25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
    Dunno about the politics of it- whatever benefits both the US and US Virgin Islands maybe?

    26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories?
    Dunno about the politics of it- whatever benefits both the US and Minor Outlying Islands maybe?

    27. Should we make Iraq a US state?
    Erm… no, it is a country in its own right, and I’m sure it prefers that

    28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?
    As above.

    29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?
    Not sure. Have divided opinions about it.

    30. Should the government minimize its military spending?
    If other things internally in the US could do with the money (health, education etc), yes.

    31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?
    I seem to get the picture the government has a strong effort already

    32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights?
    Dunno about the politics.

    33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York?
    Part of New York?

    34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?
    No. I think not.

    35. Should the government censor books, movies, and other entertainment mediums?
    No!

    36. Should it be made illegal to deny that the Holocaust happened or to claim that the government is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
    No, as I don’t know how you would enforce it.

    37. Should the government offer free broadband internet to all citizens, like Finland does?
    I doubt it can afford too.

    38. Should the government increase it's power to enforce internet laws and put a stop to internet crimes?
    Maybe

    39. Should the government shutdown 4chan, just /b/, or neither?
    no idea what they are

    40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?
    No, I think 13 is too young.

    41. Should the drinking age be lowered to at least 18?
    Yes, I think 17/18 is a good age to start allowing it.

    42. Should church and state remain separate?


    43. Should we allow a mosque to be built next to Ground Zero?
    Divided opinions. I think yes, if you would allow a church to be built there. But if you would be allowing another religious centre to be there but specifically not a mosque, I think it’s wrong.

    44. Should the government offer free healthcare?
    I think so.

    45. Should the government offer free college/university education?
    Yes, so that less well of students can afford to go.

    46. Should tobacco be made illegal?
    No

    47. Should alcohol be made illegal again?
    No.

    48. Should the government keep secrets from and lie to it's citizens?
    Information from- yes, if it could harm security.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Lie- probably shouldn’t.

    49. Should classified and top secret documents be declassified?
    Depends what they say.

    50. Should the government take greater steps to promote political awareness among teens, so they know how to make better informed political decisions?
    If it’s as little promoted as I found it in the UK, then yes, definitely.

    51. Should public schools bring back the ability to beat their students and force them to wear school uniforms?
    Uniforms does no harm- indeed it can be beneficial. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Beating- definitely not.

    52. Should we allow weapons in space?
    Nah.

    53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court?
    No idea

    54. Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?
    No.

    55. Should Julian Assange be tried in court for sexually assaulting (and raping) women and for releasing top secret government and military documents to the public?
    Don’t know enough about his case.

    56. Should NASA work harder to accomplish goals such as making first contact, building space ships, and colonizing other planets?
    No, building space ships is ok, but colonizing other planets- we can’t even take care of our own.

    57. Should NASA set-up a colony on Mars using their proposed one-way trip system?
    No

    58. Should nuclear weapons be banned globally?
    That’d be nice but don’t know how you’d enforce it.

    59. Should nuclear power be actively used in the United States?
    Yeah

    60. Should teenagers (from 13 to 19) be given the same rights and privileges as adults?
    Depends on the right. Don’t think voting and alcohol consumption should be the same, but free speech etc should be.

    61. Should we allow private military contractors to continue to exist?
    ??

    62. Should the government and military work to help stop and prevent genocides, civil wars, and other atrocities happening around the world, such as in Africa?
    If it has the capabilities and is wanted by the country/ [/FONT][FONT=&quot]neighbouring[/FONT][FONT=&quot] countries yes. But not if it is going to turn out like Iraq/ Afghanistan war.

    63. Should research into cloning be conducted?
    Yes. But highly regulated.

    64. Should we close the Guantanamo Bay prison?[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Yes, or at least improve its inmates conditions[/FONT][FONT=&quot]


    65. Should Guantanamo Bay become a US state?
    nah

    66. Should the United States become imperialist again, but this time we make the places we conquer become permanent US states?
    ??

    67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]No! Wouldn’t want to live in a world like the USA… sorry.
    [/FONT]


    (ps think you've targeted the wrong audience. My USA politics and policies knowledge is lacking a bit- most of us are from the UK)
    [FONT=&quot][/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1. Should the government should prohibit gun ownership by private citizens?

    No, but the public should prohibit gun ownership by the Govt.


    2. Should Marijuana should be legalized?

    Yes, and mandatory for musicians. All the best music has been written whilst high. Boys bands = not on drugs, Stone, Who, Beatles, Hendrix (for example) = off their heads


    3. Should the death penalty be abolition?

    Yes. Except for poor use of the English language.


    4. Should the government control, regulate, and ban video games, including banning video game sales to teens?

    Yes. Teen should be made to clean chimneys like in the good old days


    5. Should we pull our troops out of Afghanistan?

    No, the Taliban should though


    6. Should abortion be legal or illegal?

    Legal. Mandatory for the Christian right.


    7. Should stem cell research be legal?

    See above.


    8. Should criminals who sexually assault and/or rape children under the age of 13 be killed, castrated, chemically castrated, or simply imprisoned and registered as a sex offender?

    None of the above. They should be forced to work in the Catholic Church as is the case currently.


    9. Should the police get money directly from tickets or should ticket money be put in with other government spending?

    Touting is illegal and should remain so.


    10. Should the police have a monthly/weekly quota of tickets that they must meet?

    Yes, the level should be set at Zero, so they can concentrate on preventing legal protests.


    11. Should we stop Iran's nuclear weapons program?

    What, when there's a profit to be made?


    12. Should we liberate North Korea and install a peaceful democratic government?

    Yes but only after this has been done in the US


    13. Should the government give money to failing businesses in order to keep them from going bankrupt?

    More to the point, should we be giving money to failing Govts?


    14. Should the government control the economy (command economy), should the government never intervene in the economy (laissez-faire), or should the government intervene in the economy only when it is necessary (mixed economy)?

    Well, considering the first and second are impossible to achieve...


    15. Should lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals be given equal rights as straight individuals?

    Yes, in return for free fashion and interior design advice


    16. Should we pull our forces out of Iraq?

    Yes. Let's start with the Iraqi Army


    17. Should gay marriage be legalized?

    See Q15


    18. Should we recognize the independent nation of Kosovo?

    Yes we should, all nations have a specific flag and border. Easy to recognise.


    19. Should we recognize the independent nation of Azerbaijan?

    See Q18


    20. Should we recognize the independent nation of Jonathanland?

    Who?


    21. Should we recognize the independent nation of South Ossetia?

    See Q18


    22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?

    Why not ask the Puerto Ricans?


    23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?

    See Q22 ask the Puerto Ricans.


    24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?

    Like Q22 or offer it as a prize on a gameshow


    25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?

    Lets allow the Virgins decide.


    26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories?

    Why not become part of the new British Empire?


    27. Should we make Iraq a US state?

    The US has already made it a state. I mean, have you seen the place recently?


    28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?

    See Q27


    29. Do you think WikiLeaks should get shutdown?

    No. But as Assange is so against secrecy then he should tell us where he's living.


    30. Should the government minimize it's military spending?

    See Q1


    31. Should the government make stronger efforts to stop illegal immigration, especially from Mexico?

    Why not make Mexico a US state?


    32. Should citizens of the District of Columbia be granted full voting rights?

    No, have you seen what happens when people vote in DC?


    33. Should New York City become it's own state, an independent country, or remain part of New York?

    If the residents are anything like the *old* York city then they will already think of themselves as an independent state


    34. Should the United States create a North American Union with Canada? If so should we allow Mexico to join?

    If Mexico become a US state, the problem is solved. Haven't you read my previous answers?


    Bored now.


    40. Should 13 year olds be given universal suffrage?

    Oh, there's plenty who should suffer universally



    53. Should the United States join the International Criminal Court?

    Only if they become known as "The Defendant"



    67. Should the world unite under a democratic world government that is just like the United States, but governs the entire world?

    Oh, there's always one joke question in these things, isn't there?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Far too many questions, most of them stupid. Next please.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    22. Should Puerto Rico become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
    US State

    23. Should Guam become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
    US State

    24. Should American Samoa become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
    US State

    25. Should the US Virgin Islands become a US state, become and independent country, or remain a US territory?
    US State

    26. Should the US Minor Outlying Islands become US states, become and independent countries, or remain US territories?
    US States

    27. Should we make Iraq a US state?
    yes

    28. Should we make Afghanistan a US state?
    yes

    Lol, do the people who actually live there get a say in this? As for the last two, WTF?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Where the feck is Jonathanland???? :confused:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    North of Johnathan Creek
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