I can't resist these things. Especially not after reading the intereting replies from libbi
Would you do meth if it were legalized?
Nope! I’m rather fond of my brain. It’s my one distinguishing feature.
Are you for or against abortion?
Argh! Tough one. Is limited pro-choice a choice?
I hate that phrase by the way (sorry Libby) , pro-choice. Choice for whom? Not the child.
In my opinion if you can manage to get yourself pregnant, then you can damn well also manage to accept responsibility for creating another life. It may not be convenient, you may not be able to keep the child, you may suffer lasting emotional, financial damage by having to give birth to it and then maybe having to give it up. Tough!
I’d limit pro-choice to rapes, severe foetal defects and anything under 9 weeks and then I’d be fine with it.
It’s not a religious stance but a moral one.
Would our country (United States) fall with a woman president?
I think you managed pretty well with Mrs. Clinton? No seriously. Of course not. Might even do you some good.
Do you believe in the death penalty?
Aaah *rubs hands* This one is easy. No, I don’t believe in death penalty and I’m profoundly glad that my country decided to get rid of that decades and decades ago.
Killing another human being is wrong. It’s my one absolute moral rule. I can understand the need for revenge but this isn’t the answer.
Do you wish marijuana would be legalized already?
Hmm probably yeah. In a controlled environment and heavily taxed of course. I’ve never used it but I still imagine it to have fewer health risks than the synthetic drugs now on the market like for instance meth.
Moreover I have a strong believe in limiting the use of law to those instances where it is actually enforceable. And we’re not going to get rid of it by continuing to outlaw it.
Resources might be better spent in educating people and keeping it in check.
Do you believe in God?
I believe that faith is personal and that religion is not. So when asked if I believe in God I have to reply with a question. What God are we talking about? I’ve been introduced to several by that name that I most certainly do NOT believe in ;-)
Do you think same sex marriage should be legalized?
I think it’s a disgrace where it hasn’t happened yet. Two consenting adults in love being denied the rights and legal protection that everyone else takes for granted?
The only direct problem I have with it is that it legalizes taking so many gorgeous men (and women) out of the general gene pool. Then again, legalize same-sex parenting also and problem solved ;-)
A twelve year old girl has a baby...should she keep it?
Wrong question. Because SHE wouldn’t be the one keeping it. Her surroundings, her parents etc. would. Should THEY keep it? That rather depends doesn’t it?
They shouldn’t keep it for any price I think has to be my answer.
I’m with you Libby, the age doesn’t have much to do with it. You’d make a fab mom yourself though.
Should the alcohol age be lowered to 18?
Um *is trying to remember what it is here since I’ve tasted alcohol (as opposed to drinking) since I’ve been 14-15*
This is obviously an American questionnaire though, so I’ll answer on that basis.
Yes it should! If you can send boys and girls to war when they are 18 they should be allowed to drink also. Anything else is double standards.
Sorry, but seriously. Teach the young to drink responsibly with parents/adults, teach them how mindnumbingly stupid drunk driving is but don’t make it all that exiting by making it illegal so they decide to take it one step further and go for drugs anyways.
Assisted suicide is illegal...do you agree with this ruling?
Not in the way that it is presented here. I don’t believe there should BE rules about assisted suicide. It’s either murder or it isn’t. It isn’t possible to make rules that distinguish without ending up legalizing something wrong.
We tend to want to make rules to simplify our world. But legal systems can’t fix everything and this isn’t a legal matter.
Killing is by definition wrong. If you choose to make that decision, you risk some consequences and you should.
Killing can however also be the only decision you can conscientiously make in a particular situation. There are any number of ways to prevent moral injustice without making explicit rules about it. Simply not reporting and/or prosecuting the murders works for me. So does reduced or no sentencing. That way its an individual moral choice for all involved.
Do you believe in spanking your children?
A few years back our government passed laws that prevent spanking your children. What a load of s….!
It’s the same as with assisted suicide. You don’t need f’ing spanking rules when we have perfectly adequate violence rules. It is punishable by law to hurt another human being as it has been for ages. So now what? Children are suddenly no longer human beings with the same protection the rest of us? Pffffft.
No I don’t believe in spanking anymore than I believe in violence in general. Doesn’t mean I don’t believe in raising my kids to know that actions have consequences though.
Would you burn an American flag for a million dollars?
Of course I would. And a Dannebrog too. It’s a piece of cloth. Doesn’t mean I don’t respect the symbol.
I wouldn’t do it to spite someone or to spit on their beliefs. But to me, it IS just a piece of cloth.
If this causes serious offence regardless of my reasons for doing it, maybe I’m not the one with a problem?
A mother is declared innocent after murdering her 5 children in a temporary insanity case. Do you agree?
This is what we have treatment sentences for. You get locked up until you are “better”. Universally agreed by experts to be a much harsher punishment in fact.
Mind you, the mother is either a sociopath or any punishment will inevitably pale next or what must be in her own head already.
Are you afraid others will judge you from reading some of your answers?
No, be my guest. I’m too old and too cynical to make friends with everyone ;-)
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