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[1] Would you do meth if it was legalized?
I can think of at least 900001 things I'd rather do, starting with shoot myself in the foot and ending with being shipped naked to Antarctica and then lit on fire.

[2] Abortion: for or against it?
I'm one-hundred percent pro-choice. If you want a child, have one. If you get pregnant and you don't want a child? I have no problem at all with you getting rid of it. I don't give a shit about "father's rights" while it's in the womb; the existing woman's rights trump those of the unborn creature squatting in her uterus. And if you want to use abortion as birth control, go right ahead; that's what it is, after all: a method of controlling whether or not a woman gives birth. I don't think having an abortion makes a woman the mother of a dead baby. I don't believe having an abortion makes you a bad person any more than having a tumor removed makes you a bad person.

[3] Do you think the world would fail with a female president?
Tuva (now Republic of Tyva in Russian Federation). Mongolia. China. Argentina. Bolivia. Iceland. San Marino. Malta. Guinea-Bissau. Switzerland. Philippines. Haiti. East Germany. Nicaragua. Ireland. Burundi. Sri Lanka. Liberia. Ecuador. Guyana. Latvia. Panama. Finland. Indonesia. Serbia. Georgia. Chile. Israel. India. Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Central African Empire (now Central African Republic). United Kingdom. Portugal. Dominica. Norway. Yugoslavia. Transkei (now part of South Africa). Pakistan. Lithuania. France. Canada. Turkey. Rwanda. Bulgaria. Bangladesh. New Zealand. Senegal. Sao Tome and Principe. Peru. Mozambique. Macedonia. Ukraine. Germany. Jamaica. South Korea. Moldova. If the world hasn't ended yet, and all these countries have had female heads of state, I doubt sincerely it would fail just because the USA got its head out of its asshole.

[4] Do you believe in the death penalty?
I believe in the death penalty, within reason. (I know, I'm a member of Amnesty International, and I believe in the death penalty; the mind, it boggles.) I believe in the death penalty if there is conclusive, incontrovertible evidence that the accused actually committed a crime so heinous that death is the only fitting punishment. I don't believe the death penalty is a deterrent. I don't think it makes things right. I don't even think it balances the scales, but there are some cases where the crime is so heinous that the debt to society cannot be paid in anything else but the offender's life. I would rather restrict the offender to solitary confinement, with two meals a day and no human contact, but that's not always possible.

[5] Do you wish marijuana would be legalized already?
The fact that marijuana is illegal doesn't affect me personally, but you know what? If you can smoke cigarettes, which ARE addictive and CAN kill you and the people around you, and pot doesn't do those things, I think that tobacco ought to be the real concern to people.

[6] Are you for or against premarital sex?
I'm not going to police people's sex lives; all I want is for the sex to be consensual among everyone involved. I don't care if you're married, I don't care if you aren't. Me personally, I at least think sex should mean something beyond just a good time, but whether it happens within wedlock isn't really any of my concern.

[7] Do you believe in God?
Indeed I do. I even believe in more than one. (My personal pantheon usually numbers 5, in point of fact.

[8] Do you think same sex marriage should be legalized?
This one right here ought to be a no-brainer for anyone who has met me or read my journal for longer than five minutes. I support marriage equality. I don't believe that the State should have the right or ability to force Religion to offer the sacrament of marriage to same-sex couples, but I don't think that Religion should have the ability to prevent the State from offering the legal contract of marriage to same-sex couples--any more than I think the State should have the right or ability to restrict marriage between people of different races or ethnicities or ability.

[9] Do you think it's wrong that so many Hispanics are illegally moving to the USA?
Either make it easier to become a citizen, or prosecute ALL the illegal immigrants, because they don't just come from south of the border. To quote [livejournal.com profile] kittikattie, from whom I got this survey: "You want to talk about illegals, lets talk about some damn pioneers and the pilgrims. They didn't fill out paperwork to move the Natives away."

[10] A twelve year old girl has a baby, should she keep it?
You know, I don't think that most 12-year-olds are emotionally ready to have SEX, let alone a baby. But if a child is loved AND wanted AND cared for, I don't think that child should be taken away from its birth family unless the mother chooses to give it up.

[11] Should the alcohol age be lowered to eighteen?
By the time you're eighteen in the United States, you're considered legally an adult. As an adult, you should be able to legally decide whether or not you're going to imbibe or not. I don't support binge drinking at any age, and if you drive while intoxicated I hope they lock you up and throw away the key for five or twenty years, but at 18 you can smoke, gamble, move out on your own, join the military, and be tried as an adult for crimes you've committed. Lower the fucking drinking age, for the love of Christ.

[12] Should the war in Iraq be called off?
Another answer-theft from [livejournal.com profile] kittikattie: "It should never have been called on."

[13] Assisted suicide is illegal: do you agree?
No. I think everyone has a right to die with dignity. If you're terminal, and you want release from the bonds of this life, you should have the inalienable right to set your affairs in order, say your goodbyes, and slip this mortal coil.

[14] Do you believe in spanking your children?
There is a stark difference between spanking and abuse. If my hypothetical children were misbehaving enough to warrant a spanking, you'd better believe I'd bust their butts.

[15] Would you burn an American flag for a million dollars?
Show me the color of your money and I'd not only burn an American flag, I'd light fireworks from the flames and dance in the ashes. (It should be noted that there are days when I'd burn Old Glory for FREE in protest of some of the things going on in my country, but for a million bucks there'd be no hesitation as long as it was my flag to begin with. I'm not burning the flag off a veteran's coffin.)

[16] Who do you think would make a better president? McCain or Obama?
I think Obama's a better candidate, I think he's a better politician, I think he's a better person, and if anything (gods forbid) happened to incapacitate Obama, I trust Joe Biden enough to do a decent job. I trust Sarah Palin about as much as I'd trust a sack of rabid weasels found at the gates of hell.

[17] Are you afraid others will judge you from reading some of your answers?
We don't have to share opinions, there's enough to go around. Would I judge you for some of your answers, if you posted them? Well, yeah. I wouldn't go into your journal and make it your problem, though. (HINT: Don't come here and make it my problem, either.)


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