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This is really a five answer question. For this fictional election, assume that your party is not in power. You are running against a mildly successful incumbent president. Both Houses of Congress belong to the opposing party, as do most of the governors and Supreme Court Justices. Despite this, the election appears to be 50/50. 

1) Which political party would you run under? 

2) What is your ideal party platform (I recommend using the issues and answers on https://www.isidewith.com/)

3) Who will you select as VP. Your advisers and party leaders recommend that you select someone within your party that is ideologically, regionally and, preferably, demographically different. They also want you to select someone that makes up for any weaknesses you may have in personality, age, experience, etc.  Lastly, they prefer you select governors or senators, but a governor or senator who will not be replaced by someone from the opposing party if they become your VP. 

4) Prior to the convention the party establishment and more populist base will force you to make concessions on your ideal platform. Additionally, for the general election, your advisers are recommending that you veer as much to the center as you can to win over independent centrists in what is expected to be a close election. Which issues from your ideal platform are you willing to alter to secure party harmony and to win the general election? (You must select at least three, but name all that you are willing to amend). 

5) During your campaign in the general election, what will you promise to do in your first 100 days, if elected? (Note: both Houses of Congress are likely to be against you, as are most of the state governors). 

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Wellp just typed for 70 min and lost all the work maybe ill do it later lol...that sucked.

 

 

 

 

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1. Republican

2. My answers for quiz are

-Republican 97%

-Constitution 86%

-Libertarian 67%

-Democrat 6%

-Green 1%

-Socialist 0%

I consider myself very conservative and deeply religious and these are my issues

Very Militarist v. Pacifist

Extremely Unilateral (Leave UN!)

Populism over Establishmentarianism 

Completely for almost total ECONOMIC deregulation (Repeal Title II of Civil Rights and Abolish Federal Reserve)

Very Traditional ( Psychiatric Treatment for Homosexuals, Complete Unconditional Ban on Abortion, Strict Sodomy Laws, No Stem Cell, Overturn Hodges v. Obergefell, Lawrence v. Texas, Roe v. Wade, Eisenstadt v Baird, and Griswold v. Connecticut.)

I believe in Constitutional freedoms, not Civil Liberties and am a strong proponent for states rights.

Not in any way environmentalist, but certainly not anthropocentric as God is almighty.

Complete assimilation or get out of my country.

Pure Libertarian Laissez-faire Capitalism

Small Government and States Rights

A company's got to do what it's got to do to make a profit, we just need to strip regulations and slash taxes to get them to stay.

Idk what tough and tender is

My one moderate issue is we need to balance privacy with security with security taking precedence. No rights for terrorists (thought id throw it in)

Decentralizationist

No Muslim immigration and wall on Mexican Border (and no I hate Trump I supported Cruz)

3. I would probably pick the Governor of Indiana (Since I'm from Alabama and I'm a senator in this scenario) with a track record of economic and fiscal conservatism (my focus is social conservatism and the constitution as well as gun rights)

4. I could amend my flat tax idea, maybe give up building a wall on the border and maybe some of my hawkish unilateral foreign policy. But never my constitutional or family values.

5. I of course, promise tax reduction and also a return to American family values through abortion restriction (as my other ideas probably wouldn't pass) but also deregulation so businesses and 13 agencies/departments to cut (as well as a gaggle of others t small to mention), what to do with them and how much money it will save us (in billions).

1.HUD (Privatize) $60

2.IRS (No need under flat tax) $14

3.Department of Commerce (Scrap) $14.5

4.Department of Energy (Privatize and give nuclear responsibilities to the Department of Defense and DHS) $15.5

5 Department of Health and Human Services (Privatize) $698

6.USDA (Scrap and hand to states ) $148

7.EPA (Scrap)$ 8.2 

8.Department of Interior (Scrap) $13.4

9.NASA (Privatize) $.193

10. Department of Labor (Scrap)12.8

11.Department of Transportation (Privatize and hand to states) $98.1

 

 

12.Department of Education (Privatize through voucher system and give to states) $209

13.Social Security Administration (Privatise) 888$

 

The federal budget is 4.2 trillion this would cut it by 2.18 trillion or by 51.9%

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@Reagan04, With all due respect, is your platform is well thought out and comprehensive, but statistically and demographically, I don't honestly think you could win an election held after the 1920's, realistically. It's not me being mean here, just popular trends, all-in-all. Even Goldwater wasn't quite that hardcore conservative (though perhaps somewhat close), and he got buried in 1964.

 

I, myself, though for entirely different reasons, believe I would also be unelectable in the modern US (even if the fact I was born and raised Canada was being ignored here), notably because I have a sharp distaste for the current vicious, ingrained, divisive bipartisan system in the US today, and my political agenda is based largely on real needed pragmatic and practical solutions divorced from strict political or social ideology, things which the modern US (and most other modern Western national) electorates don't seem to want to hear.

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36 minutes ago, Patine said:

@Reagan04, With all due respect, is your platform is well thought out and comprehensive, but statistically and demographically, I don't honestly think you could win an election held after the 1920's, realistically. It's not me being mean here, just popular trends, all-in-all. Even Goldwater wasn't quite that hardcore conservative (though perhaps somewhat close), and he got buried in 1964.

 

I, myself, though for entirely different reasons, believe I would also be unelectable in the modern US (even if the fact I was born and raised Canada was being ignored here), notably because I have a sharp distaste for the current vicious, ingrained, divisive bipartisan system in the US today, and my political agenda is based largely on real needed pragmatic and practical solutions divorced from strict political or social ideology, things which the modern US (and most other modern Western national) electorates don't seem to want to hear.

I'm center left and slightly disgaree (gonna type mine up when I get home from work,as u can tell above i accidentally exited the tab) but I could see him running on a Huckabee style way dont you agree?,I however personally as youd see later would run as a center left republican,now idk howd that work but My right ideologue comes from my abortion stance(though its center right) gun rights,miltiary,and youll see more later. Perhaps a john kasich style? But idk what his stances were I just know hes centrist.

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1 hour ago, Patine said:

@Reagan04, With all due respect, is your platform is well thought out and comprehensive, but statistically and demographically, I don't honestly think you could win an election held after the 1920's, realistically. It's not me being mean here, just popular trends, all-in-all. Even Goldwater wasn't quite that hardcore conservative (though perhaps somewhat close), and he got buried in 1964.

 

I, myself, though for entirely different reasons, believe I would also be unelectable in the modern US (even if the fact I was born and raised Canada was being ignored here), notably because I have a sharp distaste for the current vicious, ingrained, divisive bipartisan system in the US today, and my political agenda is based largely on real needed pragmatic and practical solutions divorced from strict political or social ideology, things which the modern US (and most other modern Western national) electorates don't seem to want to hear.

 

fair enough and a few questions were added to the quiz that makes me even more conservative at

-Republican 98%

-Constitution 88%

and the rest the same. And I must agree with you if I ever run I'll have to wait to enact my policies and even speak them until term 2, which is a shame because I would love to be president some day as I'm still 13.  The most conservative 13 y/o the world ever saw. and I can only imagine how conservative I'll be by 2048 or 2052 ,in regards to the electorate, which are the two elections I'm waiting for, so I have enough experience. Maybe I'll try to win the election of 1924 of 1896, shouldn't be too hard!

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Probably not the most conservative 13 year old in the WORLD. I'm sure among those over 2000 Saudi Princes, there's a few who are 13 and could give you a run for your money...

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haha probably true, le'ts settle for maybe not even the country ( although I'd be in the running disregarding Neo-Nazis) but definitely the state of Maryland (where I live, I said Alabama in the thread because if I ever want to win office, not taking into account re- and dealignment, I'd need to move to the South)

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I had no idea you were that young..lol im in college myself. Yea your not wrong the electorate could change wildly by then,I mean you look at Europe they have Far-Right movements gaining ground everywhere. I believe this election more than any other one will show what idelogue we are heading towards.

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22 minutes ago, Patine said:

Probably not the most conservative 13 year old in the WORLD. I'm sure among those over 2000 Saudi Princes, there's a few who are 13 and could give you a run for your money...

Trust me even in Africa,as I mentioned I went there for my college course trip before and we got into some really shady areas (our guide just said to explore),The leader of the town of around 20k was 10 and had guards all around him. We left there immediately 

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yeah I'm more conservative than all my grandparents and the most in my family, people are extremely surprised at my politics considering my age. 

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10 minutes ago, Reagan04 said:

yeah I'm more conservative than all my grandparents and the most in my family, people are extremely surprised at my politics considering my age. 

Trust me your views will change over time.  

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Just now, TheMiddlePolitical said:

Trust me your views will change over time.  

why is that?

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@Reagan04

The reason your views will change over time is just because people have changing views over time. You could grow more conservative, liberal, authoritative, libertarian, etc.

This is not only due to yourself having new experiences and researching things, but also because the political landscape of America is changing and most people don't have the same views they held 10-15 years ago. 

We're not saying you'll be less conservative, (although you could) bit that yourself experiencing the world and new debates and the changing political landscape will have an effect on your views. It does that to everyone, and I'm sure you can get that, after all, it takes a lot to get into politics at your age and I hope you continue with your fascination of politics :)

 

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Trust me I will never grow tired of politics

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I actually thought @Reagan04 was pretending to be spoof conservative, because the responses seemed so comically extreme. Yeah, if you're 13, you're going to change, especially if you visit the rest of the country, go to college, etc. I was way more conservative when I was a teenager. Now I'm a Bernie Sanders progressive. One thing you should consider for now though is your contradiction of being both a war hawk and a Christian moralist, since Jesus would never declare war. He never endorses violence, and even advises that if anyone hits you one one cheek to turn to them the other. You will also notice a contradiction between God in the Old Testament, who is pro-war, and that of Jesus. Most Christians believe that Jesus's actions and words trump anything in the Old Testament if there is a contradiction. 

@Patine As far as Regan04 being more conservative than Goldwater, yes, definitely. If Kasich were a 10 out of 100 on a conservative scale, and Bush was a 25 out of 100 on conservative scale, and Rubio 35, Reagan 35, Goldwater 50, Cruz 60. I'd give Reagan04 the maximum of 100. In this case, he would be unlikely to win the top office in any town with more than 200 people, and even then it would be a struggle.

The world and even this country moved from those views about a century ago. It's an archaism that won't return. For both a severely decentralized and religious atmosphere I would recommend moving to Somalia. 

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Well the LORD spoke of defending your own and him on a large scale, while Jesus was taking issue with the lack of morality in people's personal lives. And Jesus said he did not come to abolish the law only to enforce and clarify. 

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No, actually, the quote is, "I didn't come to upend the law, but to fulfill it." It's believed by many theologians that His sacrifice on the cross is that "fulfillment," NOT the establishment of some hard-edged theocracy.

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11 minutes ago, Patine said:

No, actually, the quote is, "I didn't come to upend the law, but to fulfill it." It's believed by many theologians that His sacrifice on the cross is that "fulfillment," NOT the establishment of some hard-edged theocracy.

 
 
 

i agree with that and I don't want Theocracy by any stretch, I simply advocate for Government that strongly considers religion as a basis for law and legislates morality into society but is not run by religious figures.

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But, how is that desire balanced with freedom of religion, as guaranteed by the US Bill of Rights, something the Constitution Party has always stumbled clumsily with trying to explain through it's whole history as a political party?

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Well first of all America is a Christian Nation and always will be if you don't like that then tough luck and you can leave if you want to. However, I'm not stopping you from practicing your religion or lack thereof. I'm simply upholding American Family Values and traditions.

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1 hour ago, CalebsParadox said:

@Reagan04

The reason your views will change over time is just because people have changing views over time. You could grow more conservative, liberal, authoritative, libertarian, etc.

This is not only due to yourself having new experiences and researching things, but also because the political landscape of America is changing and most people don't have the same views they held 10-15 years ago. 

We're not saying you'll be less conservative, (although you could) bit that yourself experiencing the world and new debates and the changing political landscape will have an effect on your views. It does that to everyone, and I'm sure you can get that, after all, it takes a lot to get into politics at your age and I hope you continue with your fascination of politics :)

 

100% agree :) ! I actually got intrested as young as 6 when my father ran for mayor in our town in Australia. @Reagan04 you seem very well educated especially how you put down a tax plan. Your more informed then most adults honestly,and the younger generations need to be more informed.

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Well, it was important enough for the Declaration of Independence which stated the reasons why we could declare independence fromGreat Britain God Being Among them,with

out declaration there would be no Constitution.

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