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The "Controversial Survey"

Ganked from belindabird

[01] Do you have the guts to answer these questions and re-post as The Controversial Survey?
Considering that I am right now, I suppose I am. (shamelessly stolen, thanks belindabird!)

[02] Would you do meth if it was legal?
God, no.

[03] Abortion: for or against it?
Against. There are an assload of people willing to adopt, and it seems to leave emotional damage out of proportion to the convenience.
I agree that we should be doing more to prevent teenage pregnancy and deter single motherhood, which seldom works out well unless one is rich and able to hire nannies, etc. to stand in for family, but abortion isn't the answer to poor/no planning. (What do you expect? I'm Catholic.)

[04] Do you think the world would fail with a female president?
No. After Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi, and Angela Merkel, anyone who still thinks this is an ignorant idiot.

[05] Do you believe in the death penalty?

[06] Do you wish marijuana would be legalized already?
On the one hand I agree with Ann Coulter that we have enough damage being done with alcohol being legal, but on the other hand, trying to make booze and beer illegal was a five-alarm disaster. So I tend to agree with the late John W. Campbell Jr.: legalize all the drugs (pharmaceutical and recreational) and let Darwin's chainsaw sort it out. Think of it as evolution in action.

[07] Are you for or against premarital sex?
Answer unclear, ask again later. I don't think it did me any good - it was fun, yeah, but I think it also screwed up my attitudes toward sex and intimacy in a very unhealthy way. This has had consequences, some of them ugly.

[08] Do you believe in God?

[09] Do you think same sex marriage should be legalized?
No. Civil unions, sure, but marriages, no. I'm sympathetic to the argument that government ought to get out of the marriage business altogether and leave it to the churches, but as long as governments have a vested interest in promoting childbirth and parenting in the context of healthy families, there will be laws advantaging what have come to be called traditional marriages. Between the Idea and the Reality lies the Shadow.

[10] Do you think it's wrong that so many Hispanics are illegally moving to the USA?
Yes. They should wait to be conquered like my ancestors, LOL.
Seriously? Border security is no joke, and as long as we keep draining off the most hard-working Mexicans, that country is never going to be anything but a kleptocratic pile of shit.

[11] A twelve year old girl has a baby, should she keep it?

[12] Should the alcohol age be lowered to eighteen?
Yes. You're old enough to die for your country and vote for those who send you off to die, the least they can do is allow you to get hammered in your down time.

[13] Should the war in Iraq be called off?
Fuck, no. We won the damn thing after some initial screwups; to give it away at this point is completely insane.

[14] Assisted suicide is illegal: do you agree?
Yes. Murder by any other name is murder; if you think somebody needs to die so badly, pull the trigger yourself and take your chances with the jury.
Historically, it's been a short trip from voluntary euthanasia to involuntary euthanasia. See Nazi Germany and the Netherlands for grim examples.

[15] Do you believe in spanking your children?
Yeah. It works when you do it right.

[16] Would you burn an American flag for a million dollars?
No, but I'd cheerfully shoot a flag burner for half of that. The flag is something Americans have died to protect, and burning it is a statement that you have no respect for the dead and the republic they died to preserve. Free speech is free speech, not nihilistic, egotistical displays of childish pique.

[17] Who do you think would make a better president? McCain or Obama?
Neither of the above. I voted for McCain because the was the lesser of two evils.

[18] Are you afraid others will judge you from reading some of your answers?
Afraid? No. Most of the people reading this ought to know who I am by now, if they've been paying any attention.



( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 8th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
Good answers, even if we're on the complete opposites of the spectrum most of the time ;)
Nov. 8th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks. As long as we're still talking to each other and not shooting yet, there's still hope for the country, right? :)
Nov. 9th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
Ex2 Wombat does the survey - evading work ITT
1 - irrelevant cutesy question
2 - No. (but those dumb enough to do so deserve the result)
3 - for, withing certain perameters. Condoms are cheaper and far less traumatic, however.
4 - Hell no, as you said.
5 - yes, again within certain parameters. Very hard to correct your mistakes....
6 - Not personally, but I have yet to see any evidence that it is any worse than booze and we should just legalize it already.
7 - For, so long as both parties are consenting. Your life, your business.
8 - No
9 - Yes, again consenting adults and equal status under the law for everyone.
10 - Such is the reality of human migration, especially when US businesses and citizens want cheaper labour. Find a way to manage it already.
11 - Lord no.
12 - Yes - that is one of the strangest laws in the US. As you said above.
13 - How does one 'call off' a war?
14 - I struggle with this one. I believe people should be able to end their lives when and how they choose (within reason), but the possibilities for abuse abound here.
15 - yes
16 - Sure, or a Canadian one ;-). It is a symbol, and the question is how it is used, not what happens to the cloth. I'd burn it, but never dishonour it.
17 - Obama, no question. (ducks)
18 - No, I assume Wombat will, and won't be surprised, and I couldn't care less.
Nov. 9th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
Re: Ex2 Wombat does the survey - evading work ITT
LOL, if you didn't care what I thought you wouldn't have posted it here, c/d?

Five days until resubbing, btw; we should compare notes on what it's going to cost me to pack my shit and head for JitaK-9. Again.
Nov. 9th, 2008 02:44 am (UTC)
Re: Ex2 Wombat does the survey - evading work ITT
Anything you need jumped is free :) And there is now a corp-managed freighter service, so moving stuff is easy now. Also to be clear I meant you wouldn't be surprised, and the rest didn't much matter ;-)

Nov. 9th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC)
Re: Ex2 Wombat does the survey - evading work ITT
Anything you need jumped is free :)
Have I mentioned lately how much you rule?

Also to be clear I meant you wouldn't be surprised, and the rest didn't much matter ;-)
Yeah, this is true.
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