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  • n8nrgmi
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    i have a liberal bias but am moderate more than anything. i support limiting abortion, a public option in healthcare, more aggressive gun control, reduced government spending with higher taxes on the rich, among other things. if i was a dictator i'd amend the constitution to suit me but then put it back to the people after i die to lead themselves because i trust no one but me with the power of dictatorship.
    feel free to ask about any topic.

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    Why are you pro war? (Iran war specifically if not then explain your position)

    What Republican position do you support?

    Who is better Warren or Sanders?

    Who is worse Hillary of Trump?

    Are you for public healthcare?

    What is one thing you would change that you think would provide the most amount of benefit to America? (Easy answer but I want to see if others understand it)
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    i do not support war with iran except to prevent them getting a nuke. ive backed away from backing trump from getting out of the nuke deal, because most of iran's terrorism backing was plausible self defense and interest and didn't really affect the usa as much. 

    i support limiting abortions and reducing spending like republicans do. 

    warren is worse because she supports everything sanders does except she also wants universal child care. sanders might support that but never says he does, but if he did i'd support warren because she puts restraint on student loan discharges and isn't a socialist. we need fiscal restraint, again.

    trump is worse than hillary because the biggest issue facing the country is runaway health spending, and that issue trumps generic economic arguments because it's the biggest economic argument. illegal immigration is blown out of proportion by trump, and it's actually the liberal position to not want free trade. i can kind of understand blue collar workers wanting trump to protect their jobs, but overall trump's bad qualities are worse. trump will also get rid of mercury and air pollution among other environmental problems. literally, many of trump's policies will result in human death. 

    so yes i support public healthcare, and yes that is the biggest thing we can fix to help society. 
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    is there a quick way to quote and reply to each part of a person's response? that doesnt involve copy and pasting and such?

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    How big do you think the government should be?
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    How big do you think the government should be?
    Simple enough to include the population of Earth. Anything less makes no rational, logical common sense.

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    i do not support war with iran except to prevent them getting a nuke.
    Then I was correct. You do want war and I didn't even state the reason so your distinction about preventing Iran having a nuke isn't a distinction. I might be getting wrong this wrong so I'll ask a question: If it meant war with Iran to get the nukes would you be for war?
    ive backed away from backing trump from getting out of the nuke deal, because most of iran's terrorism backing was plausible self defense and interest and didn't really affect the usa as much. 
    Okay didn't think you would say that.
    i support limiting abortions and reducing spending like republicans do. 
    Do you take the position that the government is inefficient or do you not like lets say the government being in control of healthcare?
    but if he did i'd support warren because she puts restraint on student loan discharges and isn't a socialist.
    Can you define a socialist?
    Then tell me how Warren's positions are not socialist. 
    literally, many of trump's policies will result in human death
    Nice to hear.
    so yes i support public healthcare, and yes that is the biggest thing we can fix to help society. 
    If you didn't talk about healthcare above. How is public healthcare not a socialist policy? 
    is there a quick way to quote and reply to each part of a person's response? that doesnt involve copy and pasting and such?
    Haven't had the pleasure of it. I have gotten use to it and I think I am fast at doing those actions so it doesn't bother me. 
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    i have a liberal bias but am moderate more than anything. i support limiting abortion, a public option in healthcare, more aggressive gun control, reduced government spending with higher taxes on the rich, among other things. if i was a dictator i'd amend the constitution to suit me but then put it back to the people after i die to lead themselves because i trust no one but me with the power of dictatorship.
    feel free to ask about any topic.

    thanks captain obvious lol
    more aggressive gun control?  how do you propose any such thing w/o either violating or doing away with the constitution?

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    Yeah the second amendment gives everyone the right to kill children and must be protected at ALL costs.
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    i think the debt should be forty percent of GDP, that's how big the government should be. that's the historical average of how much debt we've had, and is the number proposed by committee for a responsible budget which is a non partisian budget group that is well respected. 
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    there are many things that can be done to reduce gun murders with gun control. but i think you are concerned about how it may violate the second amendment. the thing is, even conservatives violate the second amendment the way they want exceptions for machine guns and grenade launchers and such. i think it's best instead of reading any infringement as violating the second amendment, to read any 'reasonable' infringement violates the second amendment. that's the way the first amendment is treated by courts too. another way to approach the amendment is to read 'well regulated militia' to mean we can have guns well regulated. i agree this argument isn't historical, in that well regulated actually means 'well functioning'.... but this argument makes as much sense as conservatives saying 'bear arms' means to carry arms when the evidence shows that's almost never what it meant historically.... the phrase meant to have a gun in a militia. i would say if conservatives can distort the amendment, i'm not below distorting it too. 
    but the bigger way to get around the conservative reading of the amendment is just to reject it as the least reasonable and least historical. im for originalism in the constitution, and if the framers wanted people outside of the militia to have guns for self defense, they certainly would have said that somewhere. all their emphasis was on having militias.also as i said, bear arms historically meant have guns in militas. and, if you read 'keep and bear' as one phrase instead of two, it reads you should keep guns to bear them. i mean, i never hear people say they have the right to 'keep' arms, but the only plausible way for conservatives to win the argument is to make that statement, instead of saying they have the right to 'bear arms'. 
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    No I mean how authoritative do you think the government should be? Like how much of your daily life should be in control of the government?
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    i'm not sure if id be for war with iran if they already have nukes. only to stop them from getting them. 

    univeral healthcare isn't socialist. healthcare is a human right in a country like the usa. socilism is when you redistribute money to everyone and have almost all human needs taken care of by the government. if all you do is give people food stamps healthcare and education, which is all a homeless man here might be lucky to have, that's not socialism, it's just a basic social safety net. 

    i think the government isn't always incompetent. if every other country can provide healthcare to everyone, usually with better wait times than we have, and costing half as much, i think it's presumptive that we could comptently provide healthcare to everyone. if every other country can do it, the burden is on those who say the government is too incompetent to show why we are different. 

    i dont think it's necessary to define socialist, just look it up in the dictionary. warren is more liberal and i guess you could say more socialist, but she doesn't call herself one which is signficant, and she at least on student loans has limits on paying everyone debt, unlike bernie. 
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    if you read the letters and discussion about that issue from the original framers, court cases arising from that time period, you might understand why you are incorrect.  The evidence is pretty plain as to what the intention and interpretation is.  Supporting cases and documents prove it so.
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    i like the current set up of government, the feds. im status quo. i mean, wed have to find things to cut, such as the head start program which is basically just day care in the end analysis. i also dont support anyone paying over half their taxes to the government. the status quo though unless you have kids or are lucky, is you get healthcare, food stamps, and education taken care of by the government if you need it. that's all a homeless man might get in this country usually. healthcare and food and a means of making a living, is a human right, 
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    Yeah the second amendment gives everyone the right to kill children and must be protected at ALL costs.
    might be helpful if you could post something other than incredibly ignorant statements, are you capable of doing that?

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    you are incorrect, and you are distorting history 
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    i'm not sure if id be for war with iran if they already have nukes. only to stop them from getting them. 
    What if the only way the US was able to remove Iran's nukes they required be at war with them?
     socilism is when you redistribute money to everyone and have almost all human needs taken care of by the government.
    Socialism is redistribution. An application of re distributive policies is taxes and another is a service like public healthcare. 
    it's just a basic social safety net. 
    Social safety net is a socialist policy. It is a form of redistribution where as in the government from other avenues use it to buy things for the homeless.

    Your knowledge about what socialism is kind of stops you from learning what it is. Basically socialism is redistribution. Capitalism is private trade. Communism is government owned trade.

    Why do you support less spending by the government and what would you like to cut spending off of?

    Just basically address my questions I gave. There are a total of 2 and the rest are up to you to argue or discuss against. 
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    And yet everytime some patriotic American exercises his 2nd amendment right to kill school children all of the right wing patriots all declare his absolute right to do so and it's the 2nd amendment that bestows that right. The right to kill children is far more important than controlling a nutjob's  ability to kill children. Don't really care about your children do you? Well obviously you send them to fight and die in wars just to make your rich people richer.
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    you are correct that social safety net policies are socialist policies. but you can't say that it's a socialist system. just because you have a few socialist policies, in a capitalist system, doesn't mean we support socialism. we support some socialism. that's a more accurate way to describe it. a capitialist system with socialism for a basic social safety net. 

    i really dont know if i would support war with iran to take nukes they already have. 



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    since everyone is or was a child I guess your half assed claim is partially true, though you don't have the right to kill anyone that's reserved for the government and military which the government doesn't need the 2a to do, again please fix your ignorance.
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    that link has plenty of examples of things to cut that anyone can find something they would cut. it also includes spending increase possibilities. for example, i am not fundamentally opposed to the head start program, but i dont think the end results are worth the cost. it's just a trumped up day care system in the end. 
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    you are incorrect, and you are distorting history 
    lol ok

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    there's always someone who will find quotes from founders that are taken out of context or fraudulently altered to show something that wasn't there. but there's no evidence that someone outside of the militia was entitled to have a gun for self defense. i've had this debate with you many times, so i dont know why you stubbornly refuse to learn the truth. 
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    I guess the founding fathers meant some people instead of "the people"