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(I'm sure that you can see what hippy dippy thing I'm going for here, but please, indulge me)
originally posted by: markosity1973
Sure, I'l play;
I believe a government should be ruled by the people FOR the people. The ones that were born and raised in that land always take first precedence. Immigration is welcome, but policies need to ensure that the people already living there are not disadvantaged nor put in danger. As such I believe that nations should be free to pick and choose who they let migrate in ie birds of a feather flock together.
I believe that everyone regardless of race / religion / sexuality / gender identity is equal before the state and there should be no discrimination as such. But if any one of those categories starts to cause issues then the state can and should react. True equality does not mean special treatment, or protectionism. It just means access to the same basic human rights as every other citizen without bias.
I believe that foreign trade should be limited. Raw materials, food and goods that simply cannot be made in a nation are the only thing that should be traded internationally. If a foreign firm wants to do business, fantastic. Build a factory in the country they want to do business in and employ the locals for the goods to be sold locally.
I believe that no nation has the right to interfere with another's internal affairs. If a nation is in distress, the only time outsiders should get involved is when the recognised government of that land calls for help. And all help should be on their terms, not ours.
I believe that foreign investment in housing should be banned. Houses are not monopoly pieces. Shelter is a basic human need and therefore prices need to be kept at an affordable level for the average person. Investment for profit (as in buying up large swathes of houses and keeping them empty to create a shortage in the market thereby forcing prices up) in housing is morally bankrupt. I take no issue with local people buying properties and renting them out though, the market needs both rental and freehold options available to citizens.
originally posted by: wheresthebody
Now, I want you to explain to me what your political alignment means to you, your family, your life, the universe and everything.
I want you to do this without mentioning any names at all
without declaring or suggesting your own Left/Right leaning
without any mention or reference to the Left/Right opposition or their views
Then the King will answer, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me.’