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Originally posted by nathraq
Why I'm a Republicrat
Just my personal feelings....
Religion: I believe in the freedom of religion, and do not want it shoved down anyones throat. But I also Believe that the "Ten Commandments", is a harmeless set of rules, and have no problem with them being in a state building. No, I'm not Christian.
Abortion: I believe that abortion is wrong, but would not outlaw it. Counseling before an abortion, especially for teen mothers, could save much psychological problems in the future.
Gun Control: None needed. I have a FOID card, for about 10 years now, and have yet to purchase a gun. I would hate for a criminal to have easier access to firearms( go to any southside Chicago street corner) than me. DO NOT mess with the Constitution.
Capital Punishment: I do not support the death penalty. But, I would leave the fate of the perp up to the victims family.
Welfare: Yes, everyone needs help every once in a while, especially single mothers. Provide free daycare for them, and get them working. Take some of the money from the fraudulent war on drugs to support the program, but also make it a 3 year limit for welfarre for those who fail or are unwilling to work.
Drugs: Legalize them. Works in many other countries. Sell them only in designated areas. Tax Them. Use the tax revenue for rehabilitation programs.
Immigration: No green card= no work or drivers liscense. Do not support those who illegally enter the country. They do the jobs that Americans don't want to do( busboy, fruitpicking)? Take the welfare recipients and offer, no demand them to do these type of jobs, while offering free daycare, and small cash support until they are on their feet.
War on Terror: what war? what terror? I live in the metro Chicago area, and probably have a better chance of being hit by lightning than being a target of terror. Maybe if we didn't meddle in everyone elses affairs, and paid more attention to our own, we wouldn't need a war on terror.
Deficit Problem: Return to the gold standard, tax religion, make drugs and prostitution legal and tax them.
Minimum Wage: We have a minimum wage, how about a maximum wage? Six figures and it's cut off time. Bill Gates can fund the welfare system himself.
Just my thoughts.