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1 minute ago, ThePotatoWalrus said:

Holy crap. I made a forum account yesterday, and I'm almost rank 5.

#RankFiveNow

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Just now, ThePotatoWalrus said:

Well, he was my favorite Libertarian. He was also the only one to support Christian bakers not making cakes for gays.

Did you see that clip though getting booed for taking a stand against 5 y/o heroin addicts, how dare he, if little Timmy wants to ride the rainbow he most certainly can, its a god-given right dammit!:o

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Just now, Reagan04 said:

Did you see that clip though getting booed for taking a stand against 5 y/o heroin addicts, how dare he, if little Timmy wants to ride the rainbow he most certainly can, its a god-given right dammit!:o

I'm against drugs though. Woulda thought you were against drugs as well.

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1 minute ago, Reagan04 said:

Did you see that clip though getting booed for taking a stand against 5 y/o heroin addicts, how dare he, if little Timmy wants to ride the rainbow he most certainly can, its a god-given right dammit!:o

Well bruh, I'll see you later. It's 1:46 A.M. in Ohio, and I'm gonna go to bed now. Good night m8.

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Just now, ThePotatoWalrus said:

I'm against drugs though. Woulda thought you were against drugs as well.

oh I completely am I was being sarcastic I think we need tougher sentencing laws for all offenders non-violent included. And to keep Marijuana and all other drugs 100% even medically illegal.

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So, you're one of those old diehards who still believe that incarceration and execution are still working as a form of punishment and deterrent, despite all social evidence to the contrary.

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10 hours ago, ThePotatoWalrus said:

He's the only pro-life Libertarian. I liked him for that. He was also pro religious liberty, which, in turn, was kinda anti "gayism"

He was the only Libertarian that I could have supported because he was pro-life.

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I don't know, pro-life and anti-gay and hard drug laws, while they may be socially conservative stances, don't strike me as belonging in a party whose mantra is "liberty for all, minimal government intervention or interference in personal lives." I'm just saying it doesn't really fit with the CORE message the Libertarian Party claims to be sending. And I'm not a Libertarian, I'm just pointing this out as a matter of practical observation.

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54 minutes ago, Patine said:

I don't know, pro-life and anti-gay and hard drug laws, while they may be socially conservative stances, don't strike me as belonging in a party whose mantra is "liberty for all, minimal government intervention or interference in personal lives." I'm just saying it doesn't really fit with the CORE message the Libertarian Party claims to be sending. And I'm not a Libertarian, I'm just pointing this out as a matter of practical observation.

 

He supported Legalization of gay marriage (not anti-gay) and marijuana and many other drugs, if you watch the clip you can see how he is extremely libertarian on drugs.

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Heres what I got,from a simple chart

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(im the red dot)

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personalised chart Here's Mine!

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@TheMiddlePolitical

It's funny that you're position at that place on the chart but want Condoleezza Rice for president. 

@Reagan04 is actually kinda close to Hillary Clinton. 

I'm right in the middle of the Green square. 

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Just now, vcczar said:

 

@Reagan04 is actually kinda close to Hillary Clinton. 

 

Yeah, I saw that, I think they got a couple of things wrong or maybe are referring to he when she was a Goldwater Girl?:P

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1 minute ago, vcczar said:

@TheMiddlePolitical

It's funny that you're position at that place on the chart but want Condoleezza Rice for president. 

@Reagan04 is actually kinda close to Hillary Clinton. 

I'm right in the middle of the Green square. 

I kinda shifted away from her I just haven't changed the picture,I'm voting for Trump,but voted for Bernie Sanders in the primaries and donated to him. I here everybody talking about this is unfortunetly a race on who you hate less. As I forgot to put down on your poll,cause I didnt see his name till later,one of the politicians I respect most in history is Robert M La Follete,which expect a profile pic change to him of sorts :) 

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@TheMiddlePolitical

Yeah, La Follette is definitely one of my favorites. Although, I can't see how one goes from Sanders to Trump or favors La Follette and votes for Trump. I guess without his having a true ideology, Trump can be everything and nothing for anybody, but that's like selecting a weapon in gladiator fight and choosing your weapon via-lottery. You could get a bazooka, you might get crumpled up piece of paper. Despite all her deficiencies, Clinton is much closer, socially, to La Follette than Trump (or at least 2016 Trump). Stein is obviously closer, but she hasn't a shot at the presidency. 

La Follette is interesting in that he's a more decentralizd, non-nationalistic Progressive, which opposed Teddy Roosevelt's big government, nationalistic variety. La Follette progressives were also opposed to FDR when he tried to amp up the New Deal in the later 1930s. 

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1) Which political party would you run under? 

GOP

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

Populism vs Elitism: Populism 76%

Multiculturalism vs Assimilation: Assimilation 68%

Pacifism vs Militarism: Militarism 34%

Tough vs Tender: Tough 84%
Regulation vs Deregulation: Deregulation 20%
Traditional vs Progressive: Traditional 44%
Unilateralism vs Multilateralism: Mulitlateralism 90%
Small Government vs Big Government: Small government 54%
Isolationism vs Imperialism: Isolationism 8%
Centralization vs Decentralization: Decentralization 72%
Collectivism vs Individualism: Individualism 66%
Capitalism vs Socialism: Capitalism 78%
Laissez-faire vs Keynesian: Laissez-faire 72%
Globalization vs Protectionism: Protectionism 4%
Privacy vs Security: Security 2%
 
Main issues:
Immigration
Government spending/Debt deficit
ISIS
Free trade
 
View on issues:
Government spending/Debt deficit: Eliminate unconstitutional agencies, focus on GDP growth via tax reductions instead of government spending. Eliminate or lower welfare to minimal amount since welfare is not only unconstitutional, it is also vastly inefficient to fight against poverty.
 
Tax rates:
 
Negative income tax rates for very low income families that will essentially reward them for working. For example: If you gain 500 dollars in a month, with -50% tax rate, for your tax bracket, you will gain 750 dollars instead. Replace negative tax rates to reward poor families for working. However don't go overboard with it.
Lower tax rates severely for middle class to incentivize spending somewhere around 15-25 percent will do. Have around 35-40 percent tax for the very wealthy until the government solves its debt problem. Once debt problem is over with cut taxes for the wealthy as well. To bribe the wealthy in to agree with my economic policies however I will severely reduce corporate tax rate to the lowest in the world (abolish if possible), low estate tax and abolish death tax which the rich will be very happy to see implemented.
 
Free trade: Incentivize companies to stay in the US via low corporate tax rates and by abolishing (or lowering) the federal minimum wage so we can have an easier time competing. Do not sign TPP and renegotiate NAFTA to bring back jobs to the rust belt states. Also call out China's currency manipulation and use our strong economy as a leverage while we can.
 
Immigration: Building a wall and having more security patrol can work. But what can work better is tougher laws on illegal immigration. Do not give welfare, healthcare benefits, school benefits or any other sorts of benefits to illegal immigrants and when a illegal immigrant is reported, police is required to find them and deport them. Since illegal immigrants are mostly low income and have to survive on government benefits they will have to either be forced to self deportation or work at a job. Since they pay no tax, business will happilly accept illegals in their workforce. Pass a federal law in first 100 days that fines businesses for letting illegal immigrants work for them (even if they don't know that person is illegal. Its their responsibility to know since they are the employers)
For normal standard legal immigration we should also be restrictive. Prioritize immigrants who bring in jobs and whom are very skilled.
Reduce H1B visas since they are being exploited.
Temporarily stop immigration from countries with terrorist activity like Syria, Iraq and etc.
Do not let a single Syrian refugee come to the United States, most of these "refugees" are either ISIS members disguising as refugees, or they are people who have no respect for western values (look at Sweden, Germany and France with their immigration policy and tell me things are going good for them)
 
ISIS and foreign policy: As United States, we should be expanding our influence and defend our allies. However going into ridiculous wars like Vietnam war, Iraq war and Syria war is completely unacceptable. The only way to stabilize the Middle East is to end ISIS and other terrorist groups in the region. However doing that alone is impossible. We need to cooperate with Russia, Turkey, Syria and even Iran despite them being a strong sponsor for terrorism (enemy of my enemy is my friend goes here very well).
Stop funding rebel groups since that is how ISIS formed, and it is also a waste of money. Don't overthrow Assad even after ISIS is finished. Overthrowing Assad is just going create another problem, and I am one of those fringe people who actually thinks Assad did nothing wrong.
 
Do not meddle with other countries, especially our allies' business. We should end or at least reduce the amount of spying we are doing to our allies. The same doesn't go to our enemies. Renegotiate the Iranian deal which is a complete mess and call upon Russia to stop allying themselves with a terrorist state. Try to recover relations with the east, particularly Russia and use our strength in UN to do so. Force NATO countries to pay their fair share. If they don't, create a new NATO with those who actually pay the money they are supposed to.
 
Same-sex marriage: Explore unions and let states decide. Also businesses can refuse to do business with whoever they want to. This also includes people of the same sex.
Abortion: Abortion is murder, only allow when the mother's life is in danger or in case of rape.
Energy: Incentivize and support Coal and ESPECIALLY Nuclear. Nuclear energy is the most efficient and clean energy. Chernobyl and such events are only bad apples. Try to make america an Energy Independent Country.
2nd amendment: Shouldn't even be an issue. Just read the constitution. Only regulations on guns should be that we shouldn't give them to people with proven criminal record.
Drugs: Legalize medical marijuana but don't legalize it for personal use. Also instead of rehabilitation, we should rather punish people for violating the law.
ObamaCare and Healthcare: Repeal and replace Obamacare, reform the healthcare system to a private system where insurance companies compete. Free market will decrease the prices of our healthcare. Trying to establish free healthcare is foolish as the US has too many hospitals and too high prices to do so.
 
I would go on but you probably would stop reading.

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. 

It depends on situation.

If GOP is completely supporting me, I would pick a democrat like Jim Webb as vice president. Or Michael Flynn.

If there is some sort of unrest in GOP, I would pick someone like Newt Gingrich. Also he could very easily dominate VP debates and it would be a shitshow for the opposing VP in all honesty.

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). 

I am sure my foreign policy is already close to what progressives like. Also my free trade stance is actually more democrat than most democrats since I would also punish businesses moving abroad, I would amend my same sex marriage issue if my opponent candidate has the same stance for a "gotcha" moment by attracting homosexuals to GOP base. I can also maybe let states decide when itcomes to Marijuana. I can also perhaps be more lax on immigration as well instead of completely closing doors.

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). 

 

I will push to implement my immigration plans as soon as possible. To pass laws and inform police officers that any and all illegals found should be deported and also punish businesses that employ illegals. I will try my best to unite the house and congress with our foreign policy and regarding ISIS and I would also bring in military officials for our meetings to garner their opinion. I would also start to cut unconstitutional agencies and stop funding any sorts of programs. Now this looks very very impossible with a democrat house and congress but I will start small by small with republican states and slowly the other governors will follow suit.

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6 hours ago, vcczar said:

@TheMiddlePolitical

Yeah, La Follette is definitely one of my favorites. Although, I can't see how one goes from Sanders to Trump or favors La Follette and votes for Trump. I guess without his having a true ideology, Trump can be everything and nothing for anybody, but that's like selecting a weapon in gladiator fight and choosing your weapon via-lottery. You could get a bazooka, you might get crumpled up piece of paper. Despite all her deficiencies, Clinton is much closer, socially, to La Follette than Trump (or at least 2016 Trump). Stein is obviously closer, but she hasn't a shot at the presidency. 

La Follette is interesting in that he's a more decentralizd, non-nationalistic Progressive, which opposed Teddy Roosevelt's big government, nationalistic variety. La Follette progressives were also opposed to FDR when he tried to amp up the New Deal in the later 1930s. 

I agree La Follete was a great figure,and againist one of the only things I opposed from Rossevelt. 

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On 7/14/2016 at 10:22 PM, Reagan04 said:

I would ban fornication, pornography and masturbation. 

@Reagan04 may I ask how the hell you'd go about this especially the last one.

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On 7/14/2016 at 10:24 PM, Reagan04 said:

Then why I ask, did he give us the restrictions, and I simply would steer the Americans away if they choose to violate it they will go to HELL.

Please show me what proof you have for any of this nonsense.

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3 minutes ago, NYrepublican said:

@Reagan04 may I ask how the hell you'd go about this especially the last one.

1 minute ago, NYrepublican said:

Please show me what proof you have for any of this nonsense.

These are two year old post, I'm sure @Reagan04's beliefs have changed.

 

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7 minutes ago, NYrepublican said:

@Reagan04 may I ask how the hell you'd go about this especially the last one.

Ah yes, my troll days, what fun

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3 minutes ago, WVProgressive said:

These are two year old post, I'm sure @Reagan04's beliefs have changed.

 

Well I hope so.

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3 minutes ago, Reagan04 said:

Ah yes, my troll days, what fun

I know it's of your troll days. Do you stand by the sentiments expressed?

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Just now, NYrepublican said:

I know it's of your troll days. Do you stand by the sentiments expressed?

Well, uh, no, hence the trolling aspect.

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3 minutes ago, NYrepublican said:

I know it's of your troll days. Do you stand by the sentiments expressed?

 

2 minutes ago, Reagan04 said:

Well, uh, no, hence the trolling aspect.

I believe both Roman Catholicism and Orthodox Judaism consider necromancy a high theological crime and have both been know to execute practitioners of such occult arts in the most horrible of ways in the past. :P

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