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Would you like to play a forum game about what would you do as President?You fill the formular below and when there are at least 10 users who filled it i will launch a poll thread where users could vote who would be the best President.

Form:

Party:

Domestic Issues:

Healthcare:

Education:

Immigration:

Taxes:

Jobs:

Environment:

Military:

Abortion:

 SCOTUS:

Foreign Issues:

Russia:

ISIS:

China:

EU:

NATO/Allies:

North Korea:

Iran:

UN:

Israel:

Trade Deals: 

@ThePotatoWalrus @NYrepublican @Reagan04 @Debate God @admin_270 @vcczar @WVProgressive @HomosexualSocialist  @Conservative Elector 2 @Patine and rest.

 

 

 

 

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Party: Republican

Domestic Issues:

Healthcare: Privatize the health care sector gradually, but keep options to support the poorest. Never force anyone to join a government health care plan.

Education: Support school vouchers, get the government out of the education sector

Immigration: increase border control, return illegal immigrants immediately. Ban people from countries hostile to the US

Taxes: Lower taxes

Jobs: Allow businesses to create more jobs by providing the necessary components. Lower taxes, deregulate and denationalize businesses. 

Environment: Try to protect the environment where it is already protected

Military: increase the military budget and continue to export arms but do not wage wars against countries. finish our mission overseas by winning them

Abortion: personally opposing it but currently we cannot touch it, except by appointing pro-life judges. Do not fund planned Parenthood or any other organization which advocates abortions

 SCOTUS: appoint pro-life, conservative judges

Foreign Issues:

Russia: we are weak on Russia, we need to be their counterpart

ISIS: launch a full-scale offense against them, consider carpet-bombing to end their activities once and for all.

China: A trade war is the wrong thing, but watch them closely. The Chinese have not been our friends but we can change this when we can reach a fair environent.

EU: the EU in it's current shape is no reliable partner for us. Put pressure on them for a free trade agreement.

NATO/Allies: we must lead the NATO, but make sure that all our partners are committed to pay their fair share.

North Korea: make sure that the NK leadership is not trying to fool us once again. Do not ease sanctions without proof of good-will

Iran: The Iranian regime is hostile against us and therefore we need to use our intelligence to counter their black ops. Only if we have to, but we are ready to go to a full war if our people threatened 

UN: The UN has become more and more useless. Increase our influence there, reduce the money we are spending and considering to withdraw from the UN if our demands are not met.

Israel: Israel is our most loyal ally and we need to protect Israel's existence and safety at all costs

Trade Deals: We only agree to those things which are profitable for us. We do not need to be the bank of others.

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I'd recommend having an approval vote for the two-round then top two have runoff.

Anyway

From:New York

Party:Republican

Domestic Issues:

Healthcare:Eliminate Obamacare entirely, allow selling of plans across state lines and ensure those with prexexisting conditions are taken care of (Especially those who can't afford healthcare)

Education:Enforce the existent standards (some places dont follow it) and Support school vouchers. 

Immigration:Have tight screening especially from places hostile to the US,increase border control, offer path to citizenship for DACA people but not for their parents as their parents knowingly and willfully broke immigration law

Taxes:Lower taxes and adjust spending proportionally

Jobs:Allow businesses to handle it eliminate unnecessary regulations that have either served their purpose or are there for fundraising

Environment:Protect the environment gradually implement carbon tax to encourage use of more enviromentally friendly energy (Even nuclear energy will do as NY does for most of the state), look into building a permanent storehouse for nuclear waste as Finland is.

Military:Increase the military budget and continue to export arms but do not wage wars against countries unless they are either 1.Attacking us or our allies or 2. are causing humanitarian disasters(Like Assad)

Abortion:Overturn Roe v. Wade as I think the decision is unjustified and was trying to read what the court wanted to into the constitution and return control to the states. Made federal funding to planned parenthood conditional on it not being used for abortion services and ensure that is done, if done continue funding if not, cut it off until they agree to comply.

 SCOTUS: Appoint freedom minded justices (Ideally pro-environment as well)

Foreign Issues:

Russia:We need to be more hawkish on Russia. Be their global counterpart

ISIS: I think extremism needs to be countered by defeating the ideology instead of constant offensives focus on the former as that will limit future ISIS's

China:Trade wars are bad but keep an eye on them especially in the south china sea

EU:Put pressure on them for a free trade agreement. I have my issue with the EU like the euro which is unworkable in current form but don't attempt to cause its collapse.

NATO/Allies:Defend our allies at all costs. They're a neccessary buffer. Turkey is no longer a reliable ally thanks to Edrogan. Force our allies to pay a little more instead of forcing the US to bear the total cost

North Korea:Make sure that the NK leadership is not trying to fool us once again. Do not ease sanctions without proof of good-will which NK has begun to show demolising a missile site and so far not pulling the nonsense they did when Obama tried to get an agreement (demolishing a missile site as per the agreement and then elsewhere having a weapons test)

Iran:The Iranian regime is hostile against us and therefore we need to use our intelligence to counter their black ops. Only if we have to, but we are ready to go to a full war if our people threatened. If they're near breakout attack their nuclear program and do whatever's necessary to wholly destroy it regardless of the human cost. If Iran didn't want there to be so many human casualties it wouldn't have forced our hand.

UN:The UN has become more and more useless. Increase our influence there, reduce the money we are spending and considering to withdraw from the UN if our demands are not met.

Israel: One of our few allies who will stand by us in dark and light times protect it's existence and safety at all costs. BTW in the 2019 Knesset elections I back Moshe Feiglin's Zehut the only real libertarian party. 

Trade Deals: Free trade is good for america as long as the other side abides by the agreement keep free trade agreements in place

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10 hours ago, NYrepublican said:

I'd recommend having an approval vote for the two-round then top two have runoff.

Sounds interesting.Can you explain idea further?

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Just now, Rodja said:

Sounds interesting.Can you explain idea further?

Instead of limiting to one choice make it a multiple choice question and for the first round have approval voting

To illustrate how this would work let's say you're deciding as a group which companies to invest in 

You have Apple,Facebook,Google and Microsoft

let's say we have 20 voters

Most people won't get a choice they want even in a two-round system so the question should be "Which of these four companies do you approve of us investing in?" so maximum people will be satisfied with the choice whether you have a top-two round or not. (I'd like to see how a top-two would go down in this case of forum presidential races)

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9 hours ago, NYrepublican said:

Instead of limiting to one choice make it a multiple choice question and for the first round have approval voting

To illustrate how this would work let's say you're deciding as a group which companies to invest in 

You have Apple,Facebook,Google and Microsoft

let's say we have 20 voters

Most people won't get a choice they want even in a two-round system so the question should be "Which of these four companies do you approve of us investing in?" so maximum people will be satisfied with the choice whether you have a top-two round or not. (I'd like to see how a top-two would go down in this case of forum presidential races)

Sounds good.Most likely gonna do that.

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Form: West Virginia

Party: Democratic Party

Domestic Issues:

Healthcare: Tax payer funded Single-Payer healthcare plan for all american citizens

Education:  Move to  The Montessori Method of education, allow students a variety of class options that help them learn best.

Immigration: Give all Illegal Immigrants not convicted of a crime other than illegal crossing of the border full citizenship. Extreme Vetting for all future immigration and a catch and release program for all future illegals. Open to building a wall on either border.

Taxes:  Progressive tax system, lower taxes on the lower middle class and exempt those below the poverty line.

Jobs: Keep jobs in America by punishing those who move jobs overseas. Use infrastructure improvements to employ those still unable to find a job. Allow businesses that hire more American Workers to write this off on their tax forms for that quarter. 

Environment: Move to cleaner fuel alternatives. Work with the international community to combat climate change

Military: Cut the military budget by half and use this money to pay for domestic programs.

Abortion: Use education, family planning, and contraceptives to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies. Protect abortion on a national level only as far as RoeVWade is concerned. 

 SCOTUS: Appoint Socially Progressive Social Democratic Justices.

Foreign Issues:

Russia: Pressure Russia to be more democratic and egalitarian but don't create a new Cold War. 

ISIS: ISIS and other terrorist groups are only powerful due to years of American Imperialism in the middle east. Aid governments if they ask for our help but only if the align with our values. Official pardon of Edward Snowden. 

China: Put international pressure on China for their numerous human rights violations which is the only reason they're able to be such a force int he international market as they are now.

EU: The E.U is undemocratic has a history of only benefiting business interests, support the U.K in it's effort to leave and encourage other member nations to hold popular referendums on their continued membership.

NATO/Allies: Be a leading force in NATO and SEATO but make sure our allies contribute their fair share 

North Korea: Work with North Korea to bring it into the international community much like we did with Cuba, gradually pursue denuclearization.  

Iran: Use diplomacy to prevent Iran from having a bomb.

UN: The U.N needs to be tougher on Israel, take steps to decentralize power in the UN. 

Israel: Pressure Israel to give Palestine independence using the original 1948 partition as the borders.

Trade Deals: Pursue a Protectionist trade policy to Protect American Workers.

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3 minutes ago, WVProgressive said:

Israel: Pressure Israel to give Palestine independence using the original 1948 partition as the borders.

I know I probably shouldn't be commenting until the vote period but I assume you mean the one the Palestinians rejected?

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6 minutes ago, WVProgressive said:

Form: West Virginia

Party: Democratic Party

Domestic Issues:

Healthcare: Tax payer funded Single-Payer healthcare plan for all american citizens

Education:  Move to  The Montessori Method of education, allow students a variety of class options that help them learn best.

Immigration: Give all Illegal Immigrants not convicted of a crime other than illegal crossing of the border full citizenship. Extreme Vetting for all future immigration and a catch and release program for all future illegals. Open to building a wall on either border.

Taxes:  Progressive tax system, lower taxes on the lower middle class and exempt those below the poverty line.

Jobs: Keep jobs in America by punishing those who move jobs overseas. Use infrastructure improvements to employ those still unable to find a job. Allow businesses that hire more American Workers to write this off on their tax forms for that quarter. 

Environment: Move to cleaner fuel alternatives. Work with the international community to combat climate change

Military: Cut the military budget by half and use this money to pay for domestic programs.

Abortion: Use education, family planning, and contraceptives to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies. Protect abortion on a national level only as far as RoeVWade is concerned. 

 SCOTUS: Appoint Socially Progressive Social Democratic Justices.

Foreign Issues:

Russia: Pressure Russia to be more democratic and egalitarian but don't create a new Cold War. 

ISIS: ISIS and other terrorist groups are only powerful due to years of American Imperialism in the middle east. Aid governments if they ask for our help but only if the align with our values. Official pardon of Edward Snowden. 

China: Put international pressure on China for their numerous human rights violations which is the only reason they're able to be such a force int he international market as they are now.

EU: The E.U is undemocratic has a history of only benefiting business interests, support the U.K in it's effort to leave and encourage other member nations to hold popular referendums on their continued membership.

NATO/Allies: Be a leading force in NATO and SEATO but make sure our allies contribute their fair share 

North Korea: Work with North Korea to bring it into the international community much like we did with Cuba, gradually pursue denuclearization.  

Iran: Use diplomacy to prevent Iran from having a bomb.

UN: The U.N needs to be tougher on Israel, take steps to decentralize power in the UN. 

Israel: Pressure Israel to give Palestine independence using the original 1948 partition as the borders.

Trade Deals: Pursue a Protectionist trade policy to Protect American Workers.

You're also way more protectionist than I am

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1 minute ago, NYrepublican said:

I know I probably shouldn't be commenting until the vote period but I assume you mean the one the Palestinians rejected?

Yes I think these days they see how short sited that was. 

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24 minutes ago, WVProgressive said:

The E.U is undemocratic has a history of only benefiting business interests

I just couldn't help but to think, "isn't this where the U.S. is quickly headed, or perhaps already there", with Supreme Court rulings like the vile Citizen's United, and lobby groups and Super PAC's practically buying and selling elections, and elected officials often completely ignoring their constituents' desires to kowtow to their lobby and Super PAC and corporate donor supporters?

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I'm compiling a candidate profile for the ballot @Rodja

@WVProgressive: a left-wing candidate,a Democrat from West Virginia in favor of universal health care and other progressive policies including providing illegal immigrants currently here with citizenship and increasing taxes on the wealthy. @WVProgressive is also in favor of protectionist trade policy and wants a more dovish foreign policy. He is also a fan of the Montessori method of education.

@Conservative Elector 2: A right wing candidate who immigrated to America from Austria after the constitution was changed to allow non-naturally born citizens to run for president like is the case for the Senate and House. He's pro free-trade, in favor of a hawkish foreign policy and a typical conservatives domestic policy. Would leave abortion as is.

@NYrepublican: A Center/Center-Right Republican from New York City who has generally hawkish opinions on foreign policy, is pro-free trade and pro-environment. He'd lower taxes and institute school vouchers. Would eliminate Obamacare entirely as  he thinks it's a failed model and would insure that people with preexisting conditions who can't afford healthcare are taken care of. Would overturn Roe v Wade and return control of abortion to the states as he thinks Roe v Wade is unjustified from a constitutional perspective.Thinks Identity politics is killing comedy worldwide.Would try to replace the war on drugs with the more effective Swiss and Portugese models. (That actually work and don't have MASSIVE side effects). Is a strong supporter of net neutrality and would enforce anti-trust laws.

@Patine: A Left-wing independent from Alberta who like @Conservative Elector 2 immigrated to the US to run for office after the constitution was changed. He is very bitter about the duopoly which exists in the US and is running to change it. He in favor of nationalized education and healthcare , is dovish on immigration and the military and believes much of the world's problems are at least partially the fault of the US/the West. He is pro-abortion and thinks the fact that the supreme court is a partisan mess is bad (Which @NYrepublican agrees with) and that it should be reformed or somehow have its power reined in. He believes the EU and UN are ill-managed and that NATO is no longer relevant post-cold war. Is for free trade and hawkish on Russia and believes in a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.He also seems to think all words should follow their most literal meaning humanly possible saying that he believes "anti-semitism" to be inapplicable to arabs as they're a semitic people despite the phrase clearly meaning jews and not semitic people generally.

@jvikings1: A Kentucky Republican, he is for repealing obamacare and in favor of minimal Government including ending the war on drugs. He strongly believes in individual rights including right-to-work. He wants other countries in NATO to pay up and to stop threatening Russia with a never-ending expansion. He thinks the US should leave the UN and kick em out of the US or charge a fee. He is in favor of free trade

@ThePotatoWalrus: An Ohio Libertarian who according to @Patine has "simplistic and uncomplicated,plebian views". He's been criticized in the past for unrealistic views on issues like healthcare that'd lead to massive deficits and doesn't believe in global warming which is well established. He'd leave border security to the states and would increase spending on Obamacare (subsidies) while decreasing its cash flow(backing the repeal of the individual mandate).Says we can "do literally nothing" to stop Russia and would try to build a friendly relationship with Putin.Supports abortion in all cases pre-birth and believes in cutting down the military.

@Reagan04: A typical right-wing evangelical catholic candidate from Georgia. He's in favor of en masse privatization of massive segments of the economy as he believes the free market is the best way to go.If an immigration hawk. Would apply a flat tax rate and believe humans don't cause climate change.He is ardently pro-life and would amend the constitution to prohibit abortion.Is pro-free trade and has hawkish foreign policy views.

 

@Hestia11:An Iowa Democrat in favor of the ACA,against vouchers and pro-immigration He is an enviromentalist and supports the right to choose.He is hawkish on Russia and is for free trade.He also supports an expansion of NATO

@MRA:This California independent is a bit of a nutcase and his platform can be summed up as "EVIL FEMINISM NEED BE ABOLISHED.IT ENSLAVES MEN." He is against free trade and is a foreign policy hawk.

@Rodja: A Vermont Democrat who's running to defend Obamacare,abolish tuition,abolish ICE and decrease military spending by 85%. He is skeptical of free trade deals and wants to renegotiate NAFTA to "favor the american worker". He'd be somwhat harsh on North Korea and Russia but his foreign policy overall is centered on cooperation.

@vcczar: A Pennsylvania (please make sure I'm getting that right, I remember you saying something about moving from Texas to Pennsylvania) Independent Democrat who's in favor of universal healthcare,forgiving student loans after 10 years of consistent payment,would increase penalties for illegal immigration but would allow those already here to register and become of legal status provided they do so within 2 years. Under him, people will get to choose where 50% of their income tax goes.He'd adjust the minimum wage to inflation and would work on public work projects to have jobs for everyone or as many as possible. He'd enact environmental laws and if businesses show they've suffered significant losses due to it they can write it off on their taxes. He'd reshape the military to a defensive military, and would have a referendum on abortion that "only women can vote on" (good luck getting that past the courts even if it is non-binding). He would only select independent-minded justices for the Supreme court. He'd follow an Obama-like foreign policy generally.

@Ido: A former Israeli who immigrated to Canada who decided to pack up his things and move to the US to run for president after the constitution was changed is a Rockerfeller Republican who'd introduce universal healthcare and implement more advanced yet unspecified educational methods.Would make immigration easier if you're "credible enough".Would keep taxes "sensible",and is generally more moderate in the domestic realm he is in favor of free trade and thinks the UN has more important things to do than to have one agenda item minimally always dedicated to criticizing Israel.(More stuff has been passed on Israel then China,North Korea,Iran,Venezuela,Yemen,Turkey and Russia COMBINED, whatever you think of Israel you have to agree that that's a a little ridiculous.)

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OOC: do not get me wrong! I oppose abortion but I do not see any tools except for making it difficult to get one (defund organizations, denounce it morally etc) and appointing pro-life judges in order to repeal Roe vs. Wade one day. The US has no tradition of holding referenda, so imho appointing judges is the only way to get rid off Roe vs Wade (and perhaps Obergfell vs Hodges too). It cannot be done soon I guess. If there are more options besides the aforementioned ones I supported them. 

-An Austrian immigrating to the US and supporting the GOP. Sounds like I am Arnold Schwarzenegger 😎 

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7 hours ago, Rodja said:

Form: Washington State

Party: Independent or Personal Electoral Party

Domestic Issues:

Healthcare: The U.S. is the only First World Nation, along with the Five Dragons, without national healthcare. In the wealthiest nation in the world, to lack such an essential (yes, and essential, not a luxury) of life is NOT freedom or liberty -it's an embarrassment and putting the U.S. on par, in that way, with nations like Mexico and India.  

Education: Education needs more Federal funding, not abolition and to be put in the hands of 50 different State governments with conflicting social agendas and private schools, often teaching outmoded or socially engineered ciriculums, all at the detriment of the students. A new educational system must be built that is practical, built on firm pillars, comparable to other First World countries, and teaches a more global and less sharply biased, not just nationally and parochially, focused social studies course. 

Immigration: The United States was built as the nation it is now on immigration. The Founding Fathers even all came from immigrant roots. Legal immigration should be encouraged, with no hard caps or artificial quotas, which are impractical to enforce, but an organic system of contribution and skills. Moving a child born to illegal immigrant parents to a nation deemed their "home nation," but which they have never personally set foot in is inhumane and cruel, and is not legally deportation, but is using U.S. resources to illegally smuggle people from one country to another. A path to citizenship should exist for those who may have, at one point, entered the country, but who have since proven to be productive and law-abiding citizens others - only come down hard on criminals and trouble-makers. Border walls are ridiculous - unless they're being set up for a tourist attraction in the distant future, like the one in China - and blanket bans of all nationals from certain countries entry into the nation is an overly simplistic answer that's doomed to fail to keep out the intended targets of such a ban, and only aggravate those from said nations with legitimate travel business, further ruining the U.S.'s international reputation.

Taxes: Taxes should be based on a percentage of income for individuals and corporations in a fairly simple manner. Billionaires and big corporations should NOT be given tax break in proportion to their income.

Jobs:

Environment: The planet is dying, as much as the captains of industry, in their climate-controlled offices, cars, and mansions or condos who NEVER personally see the most affected parts of the world, and just the think-tanks they themselves fund to things their way, may deny it. Short-term, maximal profit by corporations does NOT justify long-term, short-sighted destruction of the planet we're all currently stuck.

Military: Military adventurism, wars to secure resources and enrich resource and contracting corporations, and toppling foreign regimes on flimsy casus belli, needs to end. Begin withdrawl of military forces abroad in phases, and cut the budget to a state-of-the-art but defensive-leaning budget. Look to a day when an American soldier signing up for military duty can be told they will only ever die in the line of duty on American soil of defense of American territory.

Abortion: The government does not have a place in it's constituents' reproductive organs!

 SCOTUS: The Supreme Court has become one of the greatest blights on American governance. Ideally, it should trimmed in it's overbearing authority and overt and shameless partisanship - which does not belong in ANY courtroom - or maybe a Constitutional amendment to reign it in, reform it, or force a more objective viewpoint should be considered.

Foreign Issues:

Russia: Putin is taunting us with Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Eastern Ukraine, rigged election rumours, etc. He wants us to be provoked to tip our hand in a way that disadvantages us and gives him full justification in affairs. He must not fall for this trap, but remain vigilant, but level-headed and keep our eyes open.

ISIS: ISIS the current iteration, or form, of the reaction to decades of Western meddling in the Middle East over oil and Cold War influence, and the reason for such vicious animosity is on our own heads, in the end, not because of current pundit myths that "it's their incorrigible culture," "their values are barbaric," "they hate our freedom," and other such. However, they've grown into a malignant tumour, and, while U.S. forces should not be put on the ground to engage, arms, equipment, supplies, funding, and advice should be given to those groups dedicated to fighting. Those who commit crimes on U.S. soil in "the name of ISIS," should be charged and punished for the literal criminal codes they have committed under standard investigation, judicial, and correctional laws in place, but ill-defined, politicized, arbitrary, easily abused, and without appeal, recourse, or restitution "labels of intent" like "terrorist" that change the rules and protections of rights in investigation, trial, and sentencing and can easily become foundational tools of tyranny, should be abolished outright.

China: China is a good trading, as long as we don't become too involved with them on a political level. Tariff wars, and bickering over sandbanks, with China, is non-productive and pointless, and will gain us nothing.

EU: The concept of the EU was an interesting and good idea, given that hard nationalistic and parochial rhetoric is obviously not going to be viable, productive, or beneficial in the long in the way world works today, and likely will work in the foreseeable. The EU itself was mismanaged and poorly-handled, but that doesn't mean such base ideas in other forms and parts of the world, and maybe one day in a global sense, have no merit going forward.

NATO/Allies: NATO seems somehow obsolete in context of the post-Cold War world, and seems only to now exist as an instrument to drag it's member into conflicts it was never designed around, and maybe against the best interests of those members.

North Korea: North Korea is a tragic nation, where the isolationism put on it and the view of almost universal hostility from without, in large part spearheaded by the U.S., has only solidified and strengthened of the Kim family dictatorship on every aspect of life there. The short-term solution is to keep engaging Pyongyang in an open and optimistic way - hopefully, one day, a long-term solution will emerge.

Iran: This situation, too, is one we have strong blame and fault in. The U.S., U.K., and Israel propped up the Pahlavi Shahs, who were very unpopular and hated by the Iranian people, as effectively proxy tyrants. SAVAAK, the CIA- and Mossad-trained secret police, arrested tens-of-thousands of Iranian prisoners for political crimes, many of which were just a peaceful dissent of opinion that is fully legal and constitutionally protected in the U.S., U.K., and Israel themselves, and the Shah's foreign backers egged him on to antagonize the Shi'a for appreciable good reason or gain. The Iranian Revolution was yet another to our vile and despicable Cold War foreign policy, and we have to accept a part of the blame and responsibility here, and certainly NOT to wage a war to topple the Islamic Republic and, no doubt, put into power another "friendly regime," and renew the vicious cycle. Some sort of reconciliation must be made while their electorate seems inclined to elected "reformers" over "hardliners."

UN: Similar viewpoints as to the EU above, actually.

Israel: Palestine and Israel should each get land that is recognized as theirs as SOVERIGN NATIONS - after these boundaries are marked, Israeli law, military, and settlers should no longer be welcome or allowed to operate at all in Palestine.

Trade Deals:  Free trade is preferable to consumers, workers, and most corporations. Only arrogant governments at certain engaging in international matches seem to benefit at all from tariff wars these day.

 

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1 hour ago, NYrepublican said:

I'm compiling a candidate profile for the ballot @Rodja

@WVProgressive: a left-wing candidate,a Democrat from West Virginia in favor of universal health care and other progressive policies including providing illegal immigrants currently here with citizenship and increasing taxes on the wealthy. @WVProgressive is also in favor of protectionist trade policy and wants a more dovish foreign policy

@Conservative Elector 2: A right wing candidate who immigrated to America from Austria after the constitution was changed to allow non-naturally born citizens to run for president like is the case for the Senate and House. He's pro free-trade, in favor of a hawkish foreign policy and a typical conservatives domestic policy. Would leave abortion as is.

@NYrepublican: A Center/Center-Right Republican from New York City who has generally hawkish opinions on foreign policy, is pro-free trade and pro-environment. He'd lower taxes and institute school vouchers. Would eliminate Obamacare entirely as  he thinks it's a failed model and would insure that people with preexisting conditions who can't afford healthcare are taken care of. Would overturn Roe v Wade and return control of abortion to the states as he thinks Roe v Wade is unjustified from a constitutional perspective.

This is so far

I just did one.

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EDIT: removed for now, I want to rethink my positions on a couple of issues

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From: Kentucky

Party: Republican

Domestic Issues:

Healthcare: Open up the market across state lines; repeal Obamacare; reduce regulations to allow people to purchase cheaper plans; expand health savings accounts; Medicaid work requirement

Education: End Common Core; deregulate private and home schools; Abolish the Department of Education and send it back to the states

Immigration: Enforce border security; points based system (emphasis merit); guest worker program in areas where job shortages occur; allow those currently here (after background and disease check) to stay if they are barred from becoming a citizen (unless they return and follow the proper process); deport any new illegals; no government money to illegals; allow states to have greater role in protecting the border; end the War on Drugs

Taxes: Flat tax of 15% for personal and business (first $20k tax free); no loopholes or deductions; end estate/death tax

Jobs: Reduce taxes and regulations; national right to work; include an opt-out for things like overtime; work requirement for any welfare benefits; allow unions to negotiate minimum wage (which would be binding under contract law); end most subsidies; end federal affirmative action

Environment: Deregulate the energy sector; end all energy subsidies; sell large portions of public land to the private sector and/or states; no to Paris Agreement (or any other international climate deals)

Military: work to reduce waste and increase efficiency; withdraw from a large number of other countries; maintain a strong defense (but reduce cost); reduce foreign aid; no more nation building; privatize VA

Abortion: Fight to overturn Roe v Wade; work to ban abortion unless mother's life is at risk (through Constitutional Amendment and supporting efforts by the states); defund Planned Parenthood (and ban taxpayer money going to organizations that provide abortions)

 SCOTUS: textualists; interpret as written; pro-life (Like Gorsuch and Scalia)

Foreign Issues:

Russia: Engage in dialogue with Russia; sanctions are only helping keep Putin in power and should only be used as a last resort; demanding they return Crimea is a pointless gesture which won't accomplish anything; stop threatening them with a never ending expansion of NATO

ISIS: Work with regional allies to continue to push ISIS back; no prolonged occupation; if Russia wants to help defeat ISIS, don't stop them; no refugees who cannot be vetted

China: Sanctions as last resort; avoid a trade war

EU: Support national efforts to protect sovereignty; seek trade deal with the UK; seek trade deal with the EU as a whole; use as an example of a failed immigration policy and the consequences of the loss of sovereignty

NATO/Allies: Demand spending of at least 2% of GDP from members; no further expansion at this time

North Korea: Agree to drop sanctions if they give up their nuclear weapons program; work with Russia and China to prevent instability; incentivize human rights improvements by working with allies to provide aid with each step in the right direction

Iran: Work with Russia to try and prevent the Iranians from gaining a nuclear weapon; tough sanctions to reduce money flow to Iran's government; military strike as last resort if the creation of a nuclear weapon is eminent; use as a lesson to caution against further meddling in the internal affairs of a country

UN: Defund the UN; work to leave it entirely; remove their headquarters from the US (or charge a fee)

Israel: Support Jerusalem as it's capital; allow them to manage policy for West Bank and Gaza Strip; gradually reduce aid; reassure Israel of our support and their position as our strongest ally in the region

Trade Deals: No to complicated trade deals loaded with loopholes, subsidies, and other bureaucratic obstacles; simple free trade deals; Seek to renegotiate current deals into less complicated ones

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Party: Libertarian/Independent/Republican from Ohio (In that order)

Domestic Issues:

Healthcare: Increase funding for healthcare vouchers for poor families. Open the market across state lines. Reduce regulations. Keep Obamacare.

Education: Increase funding for private and charter schools. Abolish Common Core. Support the repeal of Net Neutrality. Allow states to develop their own healthcare curriculums.

Immigration: Create a pathway to citizenship for non-violent illegal immigrants without felonies. Give states minimum requirements for border security, but allow them to manage their budget and spend more if they want. Grant citizenship to illegal immigrants born on US soil. Increase the amount of VISAs given to high-skilled workers.

Taxes:  No flat tax, but attempt to 'flatten' the tax board while maintaining the same amount of revenue. Eliminate loopholes and reduce regulations.

Jobs:  Give tax incentives to corporations that successfully fund a start-up company. Make maternity leave mandatory, but allow states to decide things like pay. Abolish the minimum wage, and allow states to decide on affirmative action.

Environment: I do not believe in global warming but pollution is a big issue. Non-financially support electric cars and nuclear power. Require recycling along with garbage collection.

Military: Only engage in wars in self-defense or if an important ally is attacked. Withdraw from most countries, and all of our military bases from allies. Do not invest in new technologies until our deficit is reduced.

Abortion: Support abortion in all cases and trimesters, prior to birth. Ban abortions that are performed post-birth or partial-birth.

SCOTUS: Only appoint a strictly non-partisan judge who has never been registered with a political party. Only appoint a judge who supports the Constitution. 

Foreign Issues:

Russia:  Attempt to form a personal friendship with Vladimir Putin, there is literally nothing we can do politically to stop Russia without war. No amount of "pressuring" or expansion of NATO will stop it.

ISIS: ISIS is pretty much eradicated at this point, but literally do nothing about the remaining radical Islamists in the Middle East. Performing military action against them only legitimizes them and in some cases, is inflammatory and only radicalizes them further.

China: Don't really do anything about them but don't put tariffs on them.

EU: Encourage countries to leave the EU but don't really do anything about it.

NATO/Allies: Reduce spending on NATO, but pressure other nations to pay more or threaten to leave.

North Korea: Engage in dialogue with North Korea. Do not give them money or any incentives. Drop sanctions and ignore human rights violations for the time being until they give up their weapons program. Give a strict deadline to deconstruct weapons after they agree.

Iran: Exact same as what @jvikings1 said.

UN: Scale back current involvement, but maintain a presence at the UN. Maintain current spending in the UN to maintain influence, but reduce foreign aid.

Israel: Allow Israel to manage their own affairs, and drastically scale back our aid to allow them to become more independent. Don't get involved and allow Israel to call its capital whatever it wants to. Support the Palestinians and Israelis equally.

Trade Deals:  Support free-trade with other countries. Remove loopholes and regulations in free-trade deals. Make a new NAFTA.

Also I want a profile too 

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3 minutes ago, ThePotatoWalrus said:

Party: Libertarian/Independent/Republican from Ohio (In that order)

Domestic Issues:

Healthcare: Increase funding for healthcare vouchers for poor families. Open the market across state lines. Reduce regulations. Keep Obamacare.

Education: Increase funding for private and charter schools. Abolish Common Core. Support the repeal of Net Neutrality. Allow states to develop their own healthcare curriculums.

Immigration: Create a pathway to citizenship for non-violent illegal immigrants without felonies. Give states minimum requirements for border security, but allow them to manage their budget and spend more if they want. Grant citizenship to illegal immigrants born on US soil. Increase the amount of VISAs given to high-skilled workers.

Taxes:  No flat tax, but attempt to 'flatten' the tax board while maintaining the same amount of revenue. Eliminate loopholes and reduce regulations.

Jobs:  Give tax incentives to corporations that successfully fund a start-up company. Make maternity leave mandatory, but allow states to decide things like pay. Abolish the minimum wage, and allow states to decide on affirmative action.

Environment: I do not believe in global warming but pollution is a big issue. Non-financially support electric cars and nuclear power. Require recycling along with garbage collection.

Military: Only engage in wars in self-defense or if an important ally is attacked. Withdraw from most countries, and all of our military bases from allies. Do not invest in new technologies until our deficit is reduced.

Abortion: Support abortion in all cases and trimesters, prior to birth. Ban abortions that are performed post-birth or partial-birth.

SCOTUS: Only appoint a strictly non-partisan judge who has never been registered with a political party. Only appoint a judge who supports the Constitution. 

Foreign Issues:

Russia:  Attempt to form a personal friendship with Vladimir Putin, there is literally nothing we can do politically to stop Russia without war. No amount of "pressuring" or expansion of NATO will stop it.

ISIS: ISIS is pretty much eradicated at this point, but literally do nothing about the remaining radical Islamists in the Middle East. Performing military action against them only legitimizes them and in some cases, is inflammatory and only radicalizes them further.

China: Don't really do anything about them but don't put tariffs on them.

EU: Encourage countries to leave the EU but don't really do anything about it.

NATO/Allies: Reduce spending on NATO, but pressure other nations to pay more or threaten to leave.

North Korea: Engage in dialogue with North Korea. Do not give them money or any incentives. Drop sanctions and ignore human rights violations for the time being until they give up their weapons program. Give a strict deadline to deconstruct weapons after they agree.

Iran: Exact same as what @jvikings1 said.

UN: Scale back current involvement, but maintain a presence at the UN. Maintain current spending in the UN to maintain influence, but reduce foreign aid.

Israel: Allow Israel to manage their own affairs, and drastically scale back our aid to allow them to become more independent. Don't get involved and allow Israel to call its capital whatever it wants to. Support the Palestinians and Israelis equally.

Trade Deals:  Support free-trade with other countries. Remove loopholes and regulations in free-trade deals. Make a new NAFTA.

Also I want a profile too 

Will do tomorrow

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