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  #21  
August 6th, 2010, 04:22 PM
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Rebecca, you think homosexuality is a sin but you are for polyamory? AHAHAHAHA!

Yea I don't get it either. lol
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August 6th, 2010, 04:43 PM
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Abortion Against, but I don't like the government dictating anything medical

Drinking age it should be 18

Political stance pretty neutral

Selective Service volunteer only

Gay marriage just don't make churches perform the marriages if they don't want to. Civil unions, sure though. I don't believe in government legislating based on religious issues

Universal pre-k yes

Sex education yes

Vaccinations selective

Sin Tax huh?

legalization of marijuana decriminalization at least

Universal Health care hellz yeah!

"performance pay" for teachers need specifics. possibly.

war nay

Methods of birth control like, which do i use?

How many kids people should have however many they want and can support financially and emotionally

Vegetarian/eating meat mmmmm steak

gun control yes

death penalty no though I won't pretend to be sad when truly horrendous people are executed

circumcision no, but what others do isn't really my business

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction sure

Assisted suicide grey area. tough one.

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY uhh... well, they do the crappy low paying jobs that no one else wants to do...

Gender Selection no

Fat Tax no

Shopping Carts put it back!

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast Ew. I very carefully hid MY poptarts in my desk at work so DD wouldn't see

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies if there is a student with an allergy, sure

VBACs absolutely when safe

Government involvement in citizens lives well, I like them providing police, fire, sewers, water.... so I can't get them out of my life entirely

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves sometimes people are stupid. Plus since I have UHC their stupid decisions CAN affect me

Unassisted Childbirthing no

Plastic Surgery in moderation

Chili (with or without beans) WITH!

Welfare yes, but it needs to be monitored better

dress codes for school/office school yes, office if there's a problem

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections generally no

Introducing solids 4-6 months minimum

Car Seats laws are only minimums!

Spanking depends on the child. Not an absolute no

Children and Pets yes!

Nursing in Public yes!

Cry it Out no

Television and Infants/Toddlers infants no, toddlers a little

Caring for your elderly parents ethical obligation

Diamonds a girl's best friend but no blood diamonds please.

In-N-Out Burger no clue, i'm canadian.

Reborn dolls not for me

Homosexual orientation/relationships probably not what god intended, but not really any of my business. It does not affect how I treat people.

Polyamory that sounds messy, in so many ways

Scary movies sometimes

Transcultural adoption sure

Drug testing welfare recipients no

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc how they budget is none of my business, as long as necessities are paid for. I have luxury items that I got on major sales, maybe they did the same.

Organized religions no to most.

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula no

Family beds if it works for you

TTC on assistance depends what kind of assistance

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits no

Leash backpacks for kids sure

Beauty pageants mostly no

TV watching for kids under age 2 mostly no
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August 6th, 2010, 05:02 PM
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Abortion Pro-Choice

Drinking age 21 is fine, except for service members, if they can fight a war at 18, they should be able to come home and have a beer.

Political stance Liberal

Selective Service Against

Gay marriage Definitely for!

Universal pre-k For

Sex education Absolutely for it.

Vaccinations I understand both sides. I'm for delayed schedule.

Sin Tax For it.

legalization of marijuana For it for sure!

Universal Health care For it

"performance pay" for teachers Against it

war Against it

Methods of birth control I think whatever works for u is fine.

How many kids people should have However many they can afford, but don't take it overboard like the Duggars.

Vegetarian/eating meat Meat

gun control for it

death penalty case by case basis.

circumcision for it

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction For it

Assisted suicide Against it.

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY Against it.

Gender Selection Against it

Fat Tax Don't know much about it

Shopping Carts I use them and sometimes don't put them back

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast AGAINST!

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies For

VBACs For if it can be done safely.

Government involvement in citizens lives On the fence with it

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves ? ?

Unassisted Childbirthing Against

Plastic Surgery For it, as long as it isn't done in excess. I want a lil nip/tuck eventually.

Chili (with or without beans) With

Welfare For it

dress codes for school/office For it for school, but not sure about the office.

[B]elective c-sections/repeat elective c-sections[B] Against elective's.

Introducing solids Not before 4-5 months.

Car Seats For them, even extended rear-facing

Spanking On the fence

Children and Pets For it

Nursing in Public For it

Cry it Out For it, if done properly.

Television and Infants/Toddlers Dpends on what they're watching but Toddlers only. I can be my infants TV

Caring for your elderly parents I will care for my mom, not my dad but thats personal reasons. I dont think it should be mandatory.

Diamonds I shouldn't be for them but diamonds are a girls best friend.

In-N-Out Burger Never had it

Reborn dolls Creepy

Homosexual orientation/relationships For it, bisexual myself.

Polyamory For it, as long as nobody is underage and doing it against their free will.

Scary movies That's an evil word in my house. Pass

Transcultural adoption Against it. There are kids in our own country that need adopted too.

Drug testing welfare recipients For it

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc Against it

Organized religions On the fence

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula It shouldn't be mandatory

Family beds Against

TTC on assistance Against it.

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits For it

Leash backpacks for kids On the fence

Beauty pageants Against it. I just can't see the point in it.

TV watching for kids under age 2 Against it, although my daughter did watch Dora before she was 2. Lesson learned.
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August 6th, 2010, 05:47 PM
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Abortion - Personally against, politically pro-choice. Reduce the NEED, not the access.

Drinking age - No strong feelings

Political stance - Liberal

Selective Service - Against it.

Gay marriage - FOR!

Universal pre-k - Is that a thing?

Sex education - Venomously for it.

Vaccinations - For.

Sin Tax - Against.

Legalization of marijuana - For.

Universal Health care - For.

"Performance pay" for teachers - Not familiar with this.

War - Unavoidable.

Methods of birth control - Whatever you please.

How many kids people should have - Not my business.

Vegetarian/eating meat - MEEEEEEEAT.

Gun control - For.

Death penalty - Against.

Circumcision - Mixed feelings.

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction - FOR! Now if only my insurance company felt the same way...

Assisted suicide - For. I'm not big on making choices for people.

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY - Generally against, but understandable.

Gender Selection - Personally, too creepy. But not my business for others.

Fat Tax - Against.

Shopping Carts - Put them away. Don't abandon them in front of the checkout lane. Don't run into me with them.

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast - Probably a bad idea, but I'm not going to tell you how to raise your kids.

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies - For. I expect schools to keep kids safe, and your non-allergic kid isn't ENTITLED to peanut butter just because they like it.

VBACs - For.

Government involvement in citizens lives - Entirely dependent upon the situation.

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves - No strong feelings.

Unassisted Childbirthing - I wouldn't do it, but I'm not big on making decisions for other women.

Plastic Surgery - Your body, your money, your business.

Chili (with or without beans) -With.

Welfare - Is necessary sometimes.

Dress codes for school/office - No strong feelings.

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections - I wouldn't do it, but I'm not big on making decisions for other women.

Introducing solids - No knowledge on the subject.

Car Seats - Are good.

Spanking - Is bad.

Children and Pets - Are good? This one confuses me.

Nursing in Public - For.

Cry it Out - Against.

Television and Infants/Toddlers - Mixed feelings.

Caring for your elderly parents - MY parents? Absolutely. But I wouldn't judge someone with bad parents for sticking them in a home. (Recent events have turned me VERY mean in regards to this subject.)

Diamonds - Are overrated.

In-N-Out Burger - WANT! I make do with Five Guys.

Reborn dolls - Just Googled. That's going to cause some nightmares.

Homosexual orientation/relationships - Be who you are.

Polyamory - Personally monogamous, but whatever makes you happy.

Scary movies - Are good.

Transcultural adoption - Generally for.

Drug testing welfare recipients - Against.

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc - Not my business.

Organized religions - Have a place in society, should be taxed, and shouldn't be allowed to force their beliefs on others.

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula - I'm not big on making decisions for other women.

Family beds -
Personally? I roll too much and sleep too hard. I nearly killed my cat. I wouldn't want to try it with a baby. For others? Not my business.

TTC on assistance - Not my business.

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits - Sorta creepy.

Leash backpacks for kids
- Way creepy.

Beauty pageants - Way WAY creepy!

TV watching for kids under age 2 - No strong feelings.
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August 6th, 2010, 08:18 PM
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Rebecca, you think homosexuality is a sin but you are for polyamory? AHAHAHAHA!
*Slaps wrist* No debating...though I agree...

Abortion-Prochoice

Drinking age-18

Political stance-Fiscally conservative, socially liberal (Independent)

Selective Service-Against

Gay marriage-For

Universal pre-k-For, for for!!!

Sex education-For comprehensive sex ed.

Vaccinations-For

Sin Tax-For

legalization of marijuana-For

Universal Health care-mixed feelings

"performance pay" for teachers-For

war-?Against?

Methods of birth control-Whatever works for you

How many kids people should have-As many as they want AND can support financially

Vegetarian/eating meat-Carnivore. J/k, whatever you please, I'm an omnivore.

gun control-For

death penalty-Generally against

circumcision-Against

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction-For

Assisted suicide-Undecided

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY-against

Gender Selection-Against

Fat Tax-? For being fat?Against , For buying fatty foods? for

Shopping Carts-DH was a cart boy at one time so we are Cart Angels *sanitize those babies!*

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast-Against though its good for the soul on occasion.

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies-Against, unless there is a known severe case

VBACs-For

Government involvement in citizens lives-Don't they have to be to some extent? I don't want Big Brother, but if my neighbor pulls a gun on me I want to know the police will be there.

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves-For under the age of 18

Unassisted Childbirthing-Whatever floats your boat. I had an emergency c-sec. DD might not be here if I wasn't already at the hospital. My mom wouldn't be here if she wasn't at the hospital when she had me (maybe God is trying to tell us something) so emotionally, they aren't for me.

Plastic Surgery-For, personally i would only do reconstructive

Chili (with or without beans)-With, unless on spaghetti then without.

Welfare-Limited

dress codes for school/office-Codes? For, Uniforms? Against

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections-For, your choice

Introducing solids-earliest 4 months

Car Seats- For

Spanking-Very rarely, For

Children and Pets-Should go together but never left alone together

Nursing in Public -FOR

Cry it Out-Against

Television and Infants/Toddlers-Generally against, but moderation is fine

Caring for your elderly parents-For. I'd rather care for them than put them in a home...which they have said they do not want.

Diamonds-For if you know the source

In-N-Out Burger-is yummy

Reborn dolls-I would never spend that much money on a doll, but if you want to, more power to you. I worked at a store that sold similar dolls.

Homosexual orientation/relationships-For

Polyamory-For as long as all parties are able to consent at their own will

Scary movies-Against *over active imagination*

Transcultural adoption-For

Drug testing welfare recipients-For

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc- Against

Organized religions-For

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula-Against

Family beds-Against in my home, but I don't care what others do.

TTC on assistance-Against

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits-Against

Leash backpacks for kids-Indifferent, though ask again in 2 years

Beauty pageants-For if it makes people happy. My DD won't be doing them though.

TV watching for kids under age 2 -Against, though extreme moderation is fine.
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August 6th, 2010, 08:45 PM
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Abortion - Pro Choice

Drinking age - 21

Political stance - Liberal

Selective Service - Against

Gay marriage - Pro

Universal pre-k - I would like it to be available but not mandatory

Sex education - Pro

Vaccinations - Pro

Sin Tax - Against

legalization of marijuana - For

Universal Health care - For

"performance pay" for teachers - Against

war - Against

Methods of birth control - Glad to have options

How many kids people should have - None of my business

Vegetarian/eating meat - I like bacon.

gun control - For

death penalty - Against

circumcision - Ugg, don't want to go there

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction - I don't see the debate issue here?

Assisted suicide - For

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY - Not sure what the question is?

Gender Selection - None of my business

Fat Tax - Against

Shopping Carts - Return them

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast - bad

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies - Do what is necessary to keep a child safe

VBACs - Fine with me

Government involvement in citizens lives - Depends

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves - Seat belt laws to lower public health costs

Unassisted Childbirthing - Not for me, but none of my business how someone else births their child

Plastic Surgery - None of my business

Chili (with or without beans) - Both

Welfare - For

dress codes for school/office - Against

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections - Between a doctor and patient

Introducing solids - 6 months is best, but not a huge issue what others do

Car Seats - Pro

Spanking - Against

Children and Pets - Be safe

Nursing in Public - For

Cry it Out - Against

Television and Infants/Toddlers - Moderation

Caring for your elderly parents - I don't want my children to have to care for me, I think adults should make provisions for their future care before they need it.

Diamonds - Shiny

In-N-Out Burger - I wish there was one closer

Reborn dolls - Huh?

Homosexual orientation/relationships - I have no problem with them

Polyamory - Not sure

Scary movies - Eh

Transcultural adoption - For

Drug testing welfare recipients - Against

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc None of my business

Organized religions - Can be good or bad

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula - Against

Family beds - We co-sleep, none of my business how others sleep

TTC on assistance - None of my business

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits - Not an issue for me

Leash backpacks for kids - Can be useful

Beauty pageants - Not my thing

TV watching for kids under age 2 - Moderation
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August 10th, 2010, 09:34 AM
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Posts: 1,524
Abortion
Against

Drinking age
21

Political stance
I dont do politics

Selective Service
I am torn on the Draft and Pro making it part of the citizen process

Gay marriage
Not my cup of tea

Universal pre-k
Against

Sex education
At a certain age sure why not

Vaccinations
If that is what you choose for you kids then go for it

Sin Tax
for

legalization of marijuana
For

Universal Health care
Not sure on this one yet

"performance pay" for teachers
Nto sure what this really is

war
Against the war, but the people defending America

Methods of birth control
This is not black or White

How many kids people should have
That is not Black or white either

Vegetarian/eating meat
I back both choices

gun control
For

death penalty
For

circumcision
Personal choice

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction
Personal choice

Assisted suicide
I dont agree with this practice

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY
Against the practice, not the people

Gender Selection
Against

Fat Tax
For

Shopping Carts
If it is feasable, but it back in the corral.

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast
In severe moderation everything is ok.

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies
Not ok to modify a whole school for one person.

VBACs
Any attempt at a natural birth is a plus to me

Government involvement in citizens lives
to certain extent

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves
against

Unassisted Childbirthing
For as long as the mother is educated on her choices

Plastic Surgery
as long as it is needed

Chili (with or without beans)
beans

Welfare
Not sure what the debate is here? If you need it use it.

dress codes for school/office
For!

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections
Against

Introducing solids
btwn 6 - 12 months

Car Seats
ERF and E5PH

Spanking
As a last resort, and never in anger

Children and Pets
Children shold be supervised when around any pet

Nursing in Public
Babies have to eat also

Cry it Out
At a certain age why not

Television and Infants/Toddlers
I see no need for a TV to be used as a babysitter

Caring for your elderly parents
If you are up to it, and it works for you then go for it

Diamonds
I am not a jewelery perosn

In-N-Out Burger
Only eaten there once

Reborn dolls
Creepy when used like real babies

Homosexual orientation/relationships
Not my cup of tea, but if you so choose then that is your choice.

Polyamory
I will pass

Scary movies
Love em

Transcultural adoption
Would love to some day. Seems to be a fad now though.

Drug testing welfare recipients
YES YES YES
"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc
there is line there

Organized religions
Some are out of hand

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula
I agree with this one

Family beds
Not a fan of bedsharing, but love to cosleep

TTC on assistance
Do not agree at all.

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits
I used to be opposed

Leash backpacks for kids
Never seen a leashI have seen a harness back pack and I have no problem with them

Beauty pageants
For fun with no beauty involved

TV watching for kids under age 2
No need for the tv to be a babysitter.
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August 10th, 2010, 11:42 AM
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Abortion: Necessary but not perferable

Drinking age: Undecided

Political stance: Politically leaning liberal, personally leaning conservative

Selective Service: Undecided

Gay marriage: For

Universal pre-k: Against

Sex education: Teach that abstinance is BEST but if you choose to not wait heres the info you NEED

Vaccinations: Too many too soon, but not evil in themselves (delayed selective vaxer)

Sin Tax: undecided

legalization of marijuana: For

Universal Health care: undecided

"performance pay" for teachers: higher base pay in general but no performance pay

war: we jump to it to quick, but generally a necessary evil

Methods of birth control: for ME NFP, for others, whatever they choose, as long as they realize that any meds carry more risks than they probably realize

How many kids people should have: How ever many they can take care of

Vegetarian/eating meat: For me I like meat, but nothing wrong with going veggie/vegan

gun control: against other than the obvious "no felons" rule

death penalty: undecided

circumcision: dont car if you do, dont care if you dont

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction: ok with it as long as you arent doing an octomom

Assisted suicide: Should be legal in certain circimstances

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY: undecided

Gender Selection: generally dont have a problem with it as long as people are accepting either way, but perfer one over the other

Fat Tax: against

Shopping Carts: whatever, people overreact

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast: as a treat, not a big deal, as a regular thing, bad news

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies: a whole school? against. Per classroom, for

VBACs: FOR FOR FOR

Government involvement in citizens lives: minimal but needed sometimes

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves: against for adults for for minors

Unassisted Childbirthing: For as long as you arent going into it uneducated

Plastic Surgery: whatever floats your boat but dont think you NEED it, its a want, not a need

Chili (with or without beans): Chili with beans is good.

Welfare: Is needed but many people abuse it, but better to have people who need it get it and some who dont get it also, than to have nobody get it and innocent people suffer

dress codes for school/office: for to a point

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections: elective definately AGAINST, repeat sometimes is necessary

Introducing solids: best after 6 months, but dont do it before 4 unless you want to massively increase chances for allergies

Car Seats: ERF for as long as possible, and boosters as long as possible


Spanking not perferable, but not abuse MOST of the time

Children and Pets: great if yo take care of them

Nursing in Public: FOR

Cry it Out: Fuss it out is ok, CIO is abuse

Television and Infants/Toddlers: in moderation is not going to hurt them

Caring for your elderly parents: We should do what we can

Diamonds: Perfer to not use blood diamonds but wont look down on anyone for it if they do

In-N-Out Burger???

Reborn dolls: whatever

Homosexual orientation/relationships: whatever you feel is right

Polyamory: not a good idea, but as long as people are of age and not abused, whatever

Scary movies: dont like them

Transcultural adoption: sure

Drug testing welfare recipients: against

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc: to a point, fine with it

Organized religions: religion can cause problems but doesnt have to

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula: against

Family beds: for if its FOR you but not for everyone

TTC on assistance: not a good choice

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits: whatever

Leash backpacks for kids: awesome invention if not abused

Beauty pageants: can be ok, but usually not

TV watching for kids under age 2 : in moderation ok
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August 10th, 2010, 11:42 AM
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Abortion
Pro choice, not pro-abortion. Slippery slope circumstances.

Drinking age
21 - brain reasons

Political stance
none - I think they all lie.

Selective Service
No opinion.

Gay marriage
Fine by me.

Universal pre-k
Say what? I'm so out of the loop here...

Sex education
Parents and school.

Vaccinations
Against

Sin Tax
against

legalization of marijuana
I think I'm for it.

Universal Health care
yes

"performance pay" for teachers
Not really sure what this is, but if it's literally what the title says then no, I'm against that.

war
It happens. LOL!

Methods of birth control
I don't like anything hormonal. I think all these hormonal BC that we have is one of the leading causes of infertility, endometriosis/ PCOS

How many kids people should have
Enough that they can all properly be cared for, emotionally, physically, time-wise w/ parents. No parentification.

Vegetarian/eating meat
I switch it up between going vegan, veggie and meat.

gun control
Nah, I like my gun.

death penalty
Only for individuals in prison for life and keep being sent to supermax who are still violent and commit crimes for the one hour they are out of supermax. They are already serving the worst punishment of 23hr lockup, the only other way to control them is death.

circumcision
Anti-Circ

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction
undecided

Assisted suicide
For.

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY
Against... they're... illegal.

Gender Selection
Not for me.

Fat Tax
against

Shopping Carts
Put them away?

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast
Obviously not the best idea but I don't fault people for occasional slip ups.

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies
I'm not against it, but I think if my child was that allergic it would be my responsibility to make sure my child is safe and homeschool/get a tutor.

VBACs
For

Government involvement in citizens lives
IDK, I guess it depends...

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves
Undecided.

Unassisted Childbirthing
For as long as you actually know what you're doing, have percautions set in place etc..

Plastic Surgery
I don't care really.

Chili (with or without beans)
WITH! lol

Welfare
It's necessary.

dress codes for school/office
It's needed.

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections
Against. Unless for serious psychological reasons.

Introducing solids
6mths!

Car Seats
Front facing.

Spanking
No.

Children and Pets
We have em.

Nursing in Public
Team Boobies!

Cry it Out
Absolutely not.

Television and Infants/Toddlers
I don't think it's as bad as it's made out to be.

Caring for your elderly parents
IDK, I don't have parents in my life.

Diamonds
Are my best friends.

In-N-Out Burger
What?

Reborn dolls
The artistic ability to make them is astounding, but they scare me.

Homosexual orientation/relationships
You are who you are, I don't care.

Polyamory
Against.

Scary movies
Love em.
Transcultural adoption

Drug testing welfare recipients
Yes.

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Organized religions
Not necessary.

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula
Haha, yea no...

Family beds
Absolutely

TTC on assistance
No..

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits
Fine by me.

Leash backpacks for kids
Very handy for circus, zoo, water parks... you get the idea.. w/ multiple kids.

Beauty pageants
No.

TV watching for kids under age 2
I'm not that concerned.
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Abortion
Pro-life.

Drinking age
Should stay 21

Political stance
Neutral

Selective Service
No opinion.

Gay marriage
Let them do what they want. I don't see how it hurts anyone.

Universal pre-k
? As in making it mandatory? I think it should be available as an option but not mandatory.

Sex education
Important. Should be taught in school. I guess if parents want to opt out for religious reasons and have their child miss that class they should be given that option though.

Vaccinations
I think they're important but I don't see the logic behind injecting a tiny body with so many toxins when it's too young to even digest solid food. Selective, delayed vaxing here.

Sin Tax
Why not...

legalization of marijuana
Not sure

Universal Health care
Good idea in theory.

"performance pay" for teachers
It sounds like a good idea to pay better teachers a higher salary but I don't know much about it. I'm sure there are other factors that affect test scores than just the teacher's abilities.

war
I hate the idea but sometimes it's necessary I guess.

Methods of birth control
Rhythm method "Pull and Pray"er here but to each their own.

How many kids people should have
Not so many that they can't provide financially and give each child the attention they need. And not so many the older kids are raising the younger kids.

Vegetarian/eating meat
Meat eater here but I don't care what's on your plate.

gun control
It seems like I read that countries with gun control had a lower crime rate.... I'll have to look that up again...

death penalty
I think if the crime is something he'd spend life in prison for without possibility of parole and there's DNA evidence or several witnesses proving that he did it with zero question, then for.

circumcision
I thought I was FOR circ'ing until I was carrying a boy. I just couldn't hand my brand new baby over to have the most sensitive part of his body cut with no anisthesia for no medical reason. We have no religious reason to do it so we'd only be doing it for what it looks like and I think weighing whether the look justifies the decrease in feeling is a decision HE should be allowed to make. But I don't care what others do. ... Actually I do care a little. I'm kinda glad it's on the down swing so he won't be odd in the locker room.

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction
For. If this helps a couple have a child, why not?

Assisted suicide
For. If it's beyond any doubt what that person really wants. I think legalizing this would lead to "assisted suicides" for inheritance though.

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY
I sympathize but they need to do it legally. If I wanted to move to New Zealand I would have to do the same.

Gender Selection
It seems really shallow and I don't think it necessary in the US but in other countries where baby girls are aborted, perhaps allowing gender selection would be a good thing.

Fat Tax
Sure. Why not?

Shopping Carts
I'm not leaving my two toddlers alone in the car to walk the cart back. Sorry.

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast
Not great but not exactly poison.

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies
For. Some kids have a reaction if they just smell peanut butter. I think that child's right to a public education is more important than my child's right to a reeses cup.

VBACs
For if the mother is educated about the risks.

Government involvement in citizens lives
It would depend I guess.

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves
For.

Unassisted Childbirthing
If the mother knows the risks it's her decision.

Plastic Surgery
Individual choice.

Chili (with or without beans)
WITH! lol Why would you want to just eat seasoned beef with a spoon??

Welfare
It's needed but I think it should be limitted to 5 years. In 5 years the child you weren't expecting would be in school. In 5 years you could have a degree. 5 years should be plenty of time for your case worker to help you get on your feet.

dress codes for school/office
Sure.

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections
I personally think it's an unnecessary risk but I'm not a doctor.

Introducing solids
6 months +

Car Seats
My 25 pound 17 month old still rides rear facing. Extended rear facing and extended harnessing here. I think if they've found that this is significantly safer then they should change the legal limits.

Spanking
I think time outs work better but as long as you're not abusing your child, it's not my business.

Children and Pets
I have two toddlers and the last thing I want is something else that eats and poops. But if you do, great.

Nursing in Public
Should be allowed.

Cry it Out
Never before 6 months. After that it depends on the child.

Television and Infants/Toddlers
My daughter learned her letters at 16 months because of a DVD. If you put on the right ones, they can be great.

Caring for your elderly parents
Whatever works for each family.

Diamonds
Love

In-N-Out Burger
Quite possibly the best and least expensive fast food joint EVER

Reborn dolls
Creep me out

Homosexual orientation/relationships
Whatever tickles your pickle.

Polyamory
Not for me, but if all are consenting adults, who cares.

Scary movies
Love em.

Transcultural adoption
Personal choice. I don't see it as a problem.

Drug testing welfare recipients
Yes. Welfare is so often abused. If you have money for drugs you have money for food.

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc
The money spent on those things could be spent on necessities and you can get off welfare. So I guess against.

Organized religions
Not my thing but I don't care if you on sunday.

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula
No

Family beds
We did this. Whatever works.

TTC on assistance
Why would you have another if you can't make ends meet right now?

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits
Not my daughter but you go for it.

Leash backpacks for kids
Jordana loves hers.

Beauty pageants
Not for kids.

TV watching for kids under age 2
It depends on what they're watching.
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Abortion for

Drinking age 18

Political stance bleeding heart liberal, woo woo!

Selective Service undecided

Gay marriage FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Universal pre-k undecided

Sex education for

Vaccinations for

Sin Tax for

legalization of marijuana for

Universal Health care for

"performance pay" for teachers for

war generally strongly against

Methods of birth control whatever works

How many kids people should have no actual regulation, but personally more than 8 seems a little extreme to me.

Vegetarian/eating meat I married a butcher..

gun control My butcher also likes to hunt...

death penalty mostly against

circumcision against

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction whatever works

Assisted suicide for

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY for

Gender Selection against

Fat Tax for

Shopping Carts for

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast against

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies for

VBACs for

Government involvement in citizens lives depends, but I guess technically "for"

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves for (example of government involvement that I agree with..)

Unassisted Childbirthing for

Plastic Surgery mostly against except victims of accidents/birth defects/illnesses.

Chili (with or without beans) awesome!

Welfare for

dress codes for school/office for

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections personal choice

Introducing solids 6+ months old

Car Seats most will FF early unless there is a law passed and extended RF carseats become more affordable.

Spanking against

Children and Pets for

Nursing in Public for

Cry it Out against

Television and Infants/Toddlers against!!!!!!

Caring for your elderly parents for when possible

Diamonds meh.. not for me.

In-N-Out Burger blech. yuck!

Reborn dolls weird

Homosexual orientation/relationships fantastic, live and let live! Love is beautiful!

Polyamory Live and let live! Love comes in all shapes and sizes (and quantities!)

Scary movies not for me!!!

Transcultural adoption awesome!

Drug testing welfare recipients NO!!!!

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc Morally it's wrong as my husband and I work full time and struggle and those items are luxuries..., but I don't think we should tell them what to spend their money on either.

Organized religions unsure. I'm against religions that tell others what to do, what to wear, how to act, who to love, what to believe in.

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula against

Family beds for

TTC on assistance generally, for.

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits against

Leash backpacks for kids for

Beauty pageants against

TV watching for kids under age 2 NO!!!!!!
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Abortion - Pro life, but I can understand ppl choosing abortion.

Drinking age - Should be 18.

Political stance - Bleeding heart lib.

Selective Service - Volunteer only.

Gay marriage - For.

Universal pre-k - For.

Sex education - For.

Vaccinations - For my children, yes. Dont care what anyone else does.

Sin Tax - Eh, dont' care.

legalization of marijuana - Still undecided.

Universal Health care - YES.

war - Against the war but support the troops.

Methods of birth control - personal decision

How many kids people should have - as many as THEY can afford.

Vegetarian/eating meat - Meat eater here! Vegetarian for years.

gun control - FOR. I hate guns. I wish they weren't so freely available

death penalty - For in certain circumstances.

circumcision - 100% against.

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction - For.

Assisted suicide - Undecided.

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY - Not everyone was lucky enough to be born in a free country. Let them in so they can begin a better life.

Gender Selection - Absolutely not.

Fat Tax - Silly.

Shopping Carts - People really over reacted this one. But I put them back lol.

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast - Unhealthy. No way.

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies - Understandable.

VBACs- For.

Government involvement in citizens lives - For. When it comes to banning smoking around kids etc, I'm for them.

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves - FOR.

Unassisted Childbirthing - Against.

Plastic Surgery - Whatever floats your boat.

Chili (with or without beans) - without.

Welfare - For. It's needed.

dress codes for school/office - For.

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections - Up to theperson. Not for me.

Introducing solids - No younger than four months.

Car Seats - FOR.

Spanking - I spank in dangerous situations. Such as when my kid tried to run on the road.

Children and Pets - Not for me. Dont' trust animals around my children.

Nursing in Public - for.

Cry it Out - Against.

Television and Infants/Toddlers - Moderation.

Caring for your elderly parents - Wonderful!

Diamonds - Eh not interested.

In-N-Out Burger - Um...? I don't know what this is.

Reborn dolls - No idea.

Homosexual orientation/relationships - None of my business.

Polyamory - For consenting adults

Scary movies - LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Transcultural adoption - Wonderful

Drug testing welfare recipients - Nah

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc - Don't give a crap to be honest.

Organized religions - Crazy.

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula - against.

Family beds - If it works for you, then great.

TTC on assistance -Not really recommended

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits - I'm not thrilled with them but my 2 year old has two bikinis

Leash backpacks for kids - Sometimes needed.

Beauty pageants - Against.

TV watching for kids under age 2 - Anything in moderation is ok.
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I just realized something.
Where it says "fat tax" and I said I was for it, I misread it. I was thinking "fair tax." lol ooops. I don't think I'm in favor of fat tax, I want fair tax.
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I am sorry I am a little late on this, I was on vacation for 7 days, and could only get on here from my phone...so it was hard to copy and paste....





Abortion- Against it for myself, but I wouldn't take that choice away from someone, even if I don't think its the right thing to do...

Drinking age stay at 21...

Political stance I hate politics!!!

Selective Service Against it!

Gay marriage Their choice...

Universal pre-k for it!

Sex education For it...we never had any sex ed...so I am not sure if the schools around here offer it

Vaccinations For it

Sin Tax Not sure what this is

legalization of marijuana against it

Universal Health care Definitely against it

"performance pay" for teachers For it, they do not get paid enough

war against it!

Methods of birth control For it...

How many kids people should have hoping that they can afford them and provide for them...then have as many as you like

Vegetarian/eating meat I eat meat! (What do you mean you eat no meat!...ok I will make you lamb )

gun control for it..I hate guns!

death penalty For it

circumcision against it

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction for it

Assisted suicide against it..but wouldnt take the choice away from somone who chooses that

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY against it

Gender Selection Depends...natural ways..like the method of when to have sex etc... I am for

Fat Tax Not sure what this would pertain

Shopping Carts Huh?...lol

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast Soda, against....candy: in small quantities is ok, poptarts...not a problem..

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies Need to have a huge outbreak of allergies before this would happen

VBACs Not sure I would ever do it..but for it

Government involvement in citizens lives against..depends on the situation

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves For

Unassisted Childbirthing Not for me..

Plastic Surgery not for me, but if someone wants to..then go ahead

Chili (with or without beans) haha..yuck!

Welfare Needs a lot of rules for me to be for it

dress codes for school/office dress codes yes...uniforms no

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections I think its crazy to elect it

Introducing solids Around 4 months or so...

Car Seats for...and try to keep rear facing past a year

Spanking Other means to get the message across

Children and Pets fine if supervised

Nursing in Public I would never do it..but if someone wants to and is covered up without having a breast exposed, then I don't mind

Cry it Out Depends on how you define cry it out

Television and Infants/Toddlers for it, with rules of course

Caring for your elderly parents ....not sure...I think having them in a nice retirement community would be best! Don't know if I could stand living with other people other than my husband and kids..lol

Diamonds LOVE


Homosexual orientation/relationships Their choice


Scary movies Hate them!


Drug testing welfare recipients Good idea

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc against

Organized religions for

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula against

Family beds meaning having the child sleep in the same bed? I don't see any problem with co-sleeping

TTC on assistance assistance ..meaning welfare? then I think its crazy if they do..but who would be able to stop them??

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits as long as it covers them properly, then I don't see a problem..

Leash backpacks for kids not against, tried it once and felt weird..

Beauty pageants love them, if I had a daughter, probably would do it, but I am against the crazy show moms and the crazy amount of makeup..I would onl do natural pagents...

TV watching for kids under age 2 depends....
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Abortion - Personally pro-life, politically pro-choice.

Drinking age - 21 works for me

Political stance - Liberal, unaffiliated.

Selective Service -
Voluntary

Gay marriage - Very decidedly FOR.

Universal pre-k - I have no idea what this is. Oops.

Sex education - For, as long as it's actual education and not just "abstinence FTW"

Vaccinations - Pro

Sin Tax - Whatev

legalization of marijuana - Pro

Universal Health care - Noncommittal at this point

"performance pay" for teachers - Positive reinforcement is good

war - Send the world's leaders back to Kindergarten so they can learn sharing and equality

Methods of birth control - Pro. Whatever works!

How many kids people should have - Not my decision to make

Vegetarian/eating meat -
Meatatarian here. Veggies are also good.

gun control -
"Gun Education" might be a better way to phrase my opinion. Pro.

death penalty -
Noncommittal. Can see both sides.

circumcision - Anti, but I understand religious reasons

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction - make me happy. Pro.

Assisted suicide - Pro

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY - the ones I've met seem nice. Pro-human, I guess

Gender Selection - Tempting, but no.

Fat Tax - Basic idea is good. Pro, I guess

Shopping Carts - Are wicked handy in the grocery store. Put 'em away when you're done though.

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast - Irresponsible, unless you have a once-a-month junkathon or something along those lines

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies - Understandable but annoying

VBACs - Pro Pro SUPER Pro, future VBAC hopeful.

Government involvement in citizens lives - Depends on level of involvement

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves - Pro, but feel there should be an age limit to the law.

Unassisted Childbirthing - AWESOME. Scary for me. But AWESOME.

Plastic Surgery - Ehhhh... I don't have a problem with it.

Chili (with or without beans) -
MUST have beans.

Welfare - gets abused far too often. Not enough oversight to be successful, I'll say.

dress codes for school/office - I don't want to see my boss in a g-string. Ew.

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections - make me sad, but everyone has their reasons

Introducing solids - around 6 months

Car Seats - ERF, EH, proper education of parents is essential

Spanking - is not a crime

Children and Pets -
choose wisely. A toddler and a goldfish = not the best combination

Nursing in Public - WOOOHOOOO! Don't see it enough around here

Cry it Out - For... ISH. Hate debating it.

Television and Infants/Toddlers -
A little TV very likely won't kill the child.

Caring for your elderly parents -
...PRO?! I'm not gonna let them rot on the street if I can help it...

Diamonds - are too expensive to wear as daily jewelry

In-N-Out Burger - thought it was a made-up place until recently

Reborn dolls - beyond creepy.

Homosexual orientation/relationships - Born. Not made. Love whichever gender you choose.

Polyamory - Pro.

Scary movies - .Pro? They usually make me laugh

Transcultural adoption - Love is love.

Drug testing welfare recipients - Eeeehhhh... Noncommittal. I think it's a good idea and a bad idea at the same time.

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc - Basic cable, whatev. HBO/Starz/SHO package on a cruise to the Bahamas, HECK no.

Organized religions -
Sometimes make me really angry, but people are free to believe whatever they wish

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula - Mandatory breastfeeding: NO. Formula prescriptions: conditionally YES.

Family beds - if you're comfortable and safe...

TTC on assistance - Noncommittal but leaning towards no

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits - you'll never catch one on my toddler

Leash backpacks for kids - Pro... Nicer choice than a choke collar anyway

Beauty pageants - For kids? Sad.

TV watching for kids under age 2 -
I don't have a problem with it
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Abortion
Pro-choice. Often a very sensible choice. Should be available without restriction.

Drinking age
Absurdly and unnecessarily high

Political stance
tends to lean liberal with a strong social libertarian streak

Selective Service
Makes me uneasy, but I don't practically see a better solution. If our government chose their wars and foreign policy choices more wisely, I'd be more ok with it.

Gay marriage
No logical or good reason to ban it. Should be indistinguishable, legally, from straight marriage

Universal pre-k
Can be useful to lessen the gap between the classes, but it's got to be done correctly, or it could be absolutely disastrous.

Sex education
Should be fully available and optional in all districts. Abstinence only is a bunch of garbage.

Vaccinations
Not one iota of valid and well reviewed science has shown vaccines to carry an unacceptable level of risk. I vaccinate confidently.

Sin Tax
The only acceptable reason for taxation is to raise revenue, not influence behavior. Against.

legalization of marijuana
End the whole **** War On Drugs as far as I am concerned. Marijuana especially should be legalized. It's inconsistent and silly that it's not.

Universal Health care
"For profit" health care incentives waste and ineffective care. The fact that we persist with our current model and turn a blind eye to the poor's suffering is America's greatest shame. Health Care was the 100% largest voting issue for me in the last election.

"performance pay" for teachers
I'm not informed enough on this issue to have an opinion.

war
"What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! Say it again!" Seriously, they're sometimes unavoidable but mostly huge wastes of resources and lives

Methods of birth control
I don't care. That's for other people to decide.

How many kids people should have
It's none of my business how many others should have, really, but there is a point where I think having a bunch is a **** fool's errand

Vegetarian/eating meat
I think the price of meat is artificially lowered by sacrificing the humane treatment of the animals and the safety of the workers, but It's clear to me that we're biologically herbivores and the eating of humanely treated animals is as morally neutral as a lion making it's kill. We eat very little meat in this house because I only get it if it's from the local market. We do not eat lamb or veal. I cannot be arsed to care whether or not others eat meat.

gun control
Against against against. It's an idiot issue for the democrats to push. A government should not restrict technology from it's citizens.

death penalty
Expensive, ineffective, and unevenly applied. Should be stopped.

circumcision
I personally don't, but think it's not so important to demonize other mothers or throw around useless words like "mutilate.

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction
That's other people's business. It's too personal a decision for me to judge others on.

Assisted suicide
We treat our dogs more humanely than we treat our people, in my opinion. Would reduce health care costs by reducing the tremendous waste on end of life costs. There's a time for us all to accept that it's over and to let go.

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY
If the government did not realize that we benefit economically by exploiting illegal workers, there would be no illegal workers. Simple as that. I do not blame illegals for crossing, I blame the system that artificially lowers costs and allows people to be exploited.

Gender Selection
You mean, like aborting fetuses of certain genders? I don't like it but believe it's a woman's right, however idiotic that decision may be.

Fat Tax
This falls under "sin tax" for me. My opinion is the same.

Shopping Carts
They're useful for carrying multiple items at once. Consumers can help keep costs down and just generally be a good person by putting them in their proper places whenever possible. If they can't for whatever reason, it's not the end of the world.

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast
Not a good idea as a habit or constant lifestyle, but the occasional soda or junk food choice isn't going to kill anyone. Providing good nutrition by monitoring a child's diet requires not much more vigilance than not and is one of the minimum requirements of a parent.

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies
For children with very sensitive allergies, it may be the best and safest option, and does not overly inconvenience anyone enough not to bother making the effort.

VBACs
Sufficiently risk free. Should be an option for any mother with any care provider or hospital. Can control health care costs and prevent waste.

Government involvement in citizens lives
Depends on the risk/benefit analysis. Generally, I'm wary of it unless it can be shown to provide great benefit.

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves
Against. I get to decide whether or not to protect my own life and body, because my body belongs to me alone.

Unassisted Childbirthing
Can't be bothered to care if other people do it. Would NEVER want it for me

Plastic Surgery
I believe it's much better to age gracefully, but if someone wants to spend the money, they should have at it. I don't judge.

Chili (with or without beans)
Without. Not because I have strong opinions about the nature of chili but because I generally don't care for beans.

Welfare
I believe support for the poor and vulnerable is a hallmark of a good society and necessary infrastructure the government must provide.

dress codes for school/office
Because there's always one idiot who will show up in pajamas, they're probably necessary. I hate being made to cover up my tattoos though.

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections
I'd rather she save the system the $$ but if she chooses the Sections I can't stop her, nor can I be bothered to harshly judge her.

Introducing solids
6 months or older is best.

Car Seats
Rear facing for as long as possible is best. I'm not altogether sure how I feel about car seat laws.

Spanking
I look at it the same way a cop looks at his gun. It's there to ensure you always have a tool to ensure order but if you're doing you're job right, you should almost never have to use it.

Children and Pets
Proper care should be taken, but they can be a great way for older children to learn responsibility
and empathy for other creatures, which are vital lessons.


Nursing in Public
Where-ever a baby is permitted to be, the mother should be permitted to nurse. With or without a cover.

Cry it Out
Smaller increments of time at older ages is sometimes necessary to maintain order. At younger ages or for hours, no.

Television and Infants/Toddlers
Small amounts of time is fine. Parking kids in front of the TV all day or leaving it on all day is probably not advisable.

Caring for your elderly parents
Parents should endeavor to make their own plans, but as a child who chooses to help care for her mother, the rewards can be great if you choose to do so.

Diamonds
I think they're actually rather ugly, the worth is artificially inflated, and they come at great political and social cost to others. I do not buy them, and ask they are not bought for me

In-N-Out Burger
Not in my area. Never been

Reborn dolls
don't care.

Homosexual orientation/relationships
Biological origin. Not a choice. Perfectly valid and permissible lifestyle that costs others nothing.

Polyamory
Sometimes more sensible than monogamy. Perfectly valid and permissible lifestyle that costs others nothing.

Scary movies
Love them. I don't believe that violent media is a straight line to violent people, so I'm ok with it. As Plato said "the good dream of what the bad do." (Or something like that, I'm paraphrasing.)

Transcultural adoption
Difficult, especially if the country you're adopting from have bad social practices regarding infants.

Drug testing welfare recipients
Against for too many reasons to distill into one sentence.

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc
I cannot be bothered to start deciding what other people are worthy of. If the income limits are high enough that one can afford welfare and these things, then lobby the government. Stay out of people's budgets. You have no right into them, regardless of circumstances.

Organized religions
Generally against, though I recognize that they are responsible for great charity

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula
Against. A mother should have ultimate choice on how she feeds her child, even if we don't agree with that choice. What other choices are you comfortable having a doctor make for you?

Family beds
Don't care. If it works for a family, have at it.

TTC on assistance
Probably not the brightest idea.

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits
Don't care.

Leash backpacks for kids
Great tool for teaching children and keeping them safe.

Beauty pageants
It's probably not a great idea to teach your child to place so much worth on their appearance that they will submit themselves to be judged on it.

TV watching for kids under age 2
Occasional viewing is fine. Mothers need to cook and clean sometimes too.
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Question re: gun control.
I thought gun control just referred to how guns are currently sold. Background checks so they aren't given to felons, age restrictions, etc. I think how things are set up now is fine. I don't want any more gun control than what we currently have. If gun control means strict control as in no one can have a gun except law enforcement, then I change my stance.

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"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc
I cannot be bothered to start deciding what other people are worthy of. If the income limits are high enough that one can afford welfare and these things, then lobby the government. Stay out of people's budgets. You have no right into them, regardless of circumstances.
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Abortion - pro choice, but only because you don't know peoples situations.

Drinking age - don't really care

Political stance - somewhere in between liberal and conservative, if that makes sense.

Selective Service

Gay marriage - for, I don't believe people are "gay" by choice.

Universal pre-k - no idea what that is, forgive my ignorance!

Sex education - for, abstinence only is BS. doesn't mean I want my gr. 3 child learning it in school though.

Vaccinations - haven't decided, leaning towards don't agree with them ...

Sin Tax - once again forgive my ignorance, I live in a box.

legalization of marijuana - legalize it and tax the crap out of it!

Universal Health care - for, we have it in Ontario... without it my kids would go without a dr.

"performance pay" for teachers - ...

war - against it (obviously) but I don't think the world will ever be without it.

Methods of birth control -

How many kids people should have - don't care that's their business.

Vegetarian/eating meat - their business as well.

gun control - for?

death penalty - for, I honestly don't believe some things can be cured through "rehabilitation"

circumcision - against.

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction - their business.

Assisted suicide - against.

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY - don't know where I stand in this one.

Gender Selection - against.

Fat Tax - against

Shopping Carts - don't care as long as people put them away when they are done with them!

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast - as long as your not giving your kid these things ALL the time I think it's ok.

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies - for.

VBACs - their decision.

Government involvement in citizens lives - against to some extent?

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves - don't know where I stand.

Unassisted Childbirthing - their choice.

Plastic Surgery - against, but it's their choice.

Chili (with or without beans) - WITH!!

Welfare - for, and that is all I have to say.

dress codes for school/office - against to some extent.

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections - their choice, I would never take that decision away from someone.

Introducing solids - after 6 months.

Car Seats - rear facing for as long as possible.

Spanking - against excessive amounts ( a tap on the hand or bottom is fine), but I can't tell other parents what to do with their children.

Children and Pets - don't care.

Nursing in Public - for, children need to be fed.

Cry it Out - not in excessive amounts or before a certain age.

Television and Infants/Toddlers - not in the excess, but if it weren't for tv I would never shower.

Caring for your elderly parents - ...

Diamonds - ...

In-N-Out Burger- never heard of it.

Reborn dolls - don't care.

Homosexual orientation/relationships - for, I don't believe it is a "choice" I believe it's from birth.

Polyamory - against but whatever works for ya.

Scary movies - they suck

Transcultural adoption - for.

Drug testing welfare recipients - stuck somewhere in the middle.



"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc - you condiser cable a luxury? lol against, well minus the cable.

Organized religions - like cults? or religion in general? for.

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula - preposterous, that should be the mothers choice.

Family beds - whatever works for ya.

TTC on assistance - bad idea.

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits - against, but I can't tell other parents how to dress their kids.

Leash backpacks for kids - love 'em.

Beauty pageants - against.

TV watching for kids under age 2 -= ok in small amouts.
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Abortion- I'm pro choice.

Drinking age- Honestly not sure.

Political stance- Tend to follow liberal ideals, but think of myself as independent.

Selective Service- Should be choice, not required to register.

Gay marriage- For.

Universal pre-k- For.

Sex education- For.

Vaccinations- Should have a choice, not be required. I am more supportive of a delayed schedule.

Sin Tax- Undecided.

legalization of marijuana- For.

Universal Health care- For.

"performance pay" for teachers- Undecided, I can see the merit of it though.

war- Dislike.

Methods of birth control- Personal choice, one should have the option to use them.

How many kids people should have- As many as they can provide and care for. (Financially and emotionally)

Vegetarian/eating meat- Personal choice. I personally enjoy meat and vegetables. (However if i had to kill the animal myself i would be a vegetarian.)

gun control- Against.

death penalty- For.

circumcision- Undecided, leaning toward against for me. But should be a personal choice.

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction- Personal choice.

Assisted suicide- For.

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY- Undecided.

Gender Selection- Undecided. (I wouldn't)

Fat Tax- Undecided.

Shopping Carts- What about them? They generally don't offend me, i find them quite useful.

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast- Against.

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies- Undecided.

VBACs- For.

Government involvement in citizens lives- Generally against, but i can see certain cases where it would be necessary such as in homes where children are being abused.

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves- Against.

Unassisted Childbirthing- For.

Plastic Surgery- Personal choice. Undecided.

Chili (with or without beans)- With! ( It isn't chili without beans.)

Welfare- For.

dress codes for school/office- I support dress codes for school, unsure about office.

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections- Personal choice, not for me.

Introducing solids- No earlier then 4 months.

Car Seats- For.

Spanking- Undecided.

Children and Pets- For.

Nursing in Public- For.

Cry it Out- Against.

Television and Infants/Toddlers- Not constantly but it has it's time and place.

Caring for your elderly parents- For.

Diamonds- Its a shame an ad campaign has been so effective. I don't need/want one personally.

In-N-Out Burger- ?

Reborn dolls- I find them creepy.

Homosexual orientation/relationships- For.

Polyamory- For.

Scary movies- For, I enjoy them.

Transcultural adoption- For.

Drug testing welfare recipients- Against.

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc- Undecided, leaning closer to for then against.

Organized religions- Personal choice, but personally Against.

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula- Against, Personal choice.

Family beds- For.

TTC on assistance- Undecided.

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits- Against, but personal choice.

Leash backpacks for kids- Against, but personal choice.

Beauty pageants- Against, but personal choice.

TV watching for kids under age 2- Has it's time and place. For, but not constant.
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Abortion - pro-choice, one of my hot button topics

Drinking age 21

Political stance I'm a liberal Kennedy's democrat

Selective Service keep it voluntary -

Gay marriage pro!

Universal pre-k pro - I like Canada's system of junior/senior Kindergarten.

Sex education - start early and take away the stigma. Educated people make educated decisions

Vaccinations - very pro.

Sin Tax - pro. I'm pretty sin free so I say tax em up!

legalization of marijuana - pro

Universal Health care - very much pro

"performance pay" for teachers - don't know

war - usually against. I'm a pacifist

Methods of birth control - should be both a male/female option

How many kids people should have - 3. I have spoken.

Vegetarian/eating meat - whatever you want to do

gun control - pro

death penalty - anti

circumcision - whatever

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction - help people who need it

Assisted suicide - sure

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY - I think they are brave

Gender Selection - sure

Fat Tax - I'm fat, so I'll say no

Shopping Carts = leave them in the lot

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast - I think it will affect their behavior in school, so not a great idea

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies - yes

VBACs - I wanted one but it didn't work out

Government involvement in citizens lives - I like the way it is mostly now

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves - pro

Unassisted Childbirthing - go for it

Plastic Surgery - If it make syou feel better about yourself

Chili (with or without beans) with

Welfare - help those who need it

dress codes for school/office - depends

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections = I think a woman should be able to give birth however she wants.

Introducing solids 4-6 months

Car Seats - rear facing until 12 months

Spanking - very much against

Children and Pets = what about them?

Nursing in Public - sure

Cry it Out - worked for us

Television and Infants/Toddlers - I'd be a hypocrite if I said I was against it

Caring for your elderly parents = sad reality

Diamonds - my diamond earrings mock me

In-N-Out Burger - never had it

Reborn dolls - gross and creepy

Homosexual orientation/relationships = woo!

Polyamory - eh

Scary movies - dislike

Transcultural adoption - sure

Drug testing welfare recipients - don't think so

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc - if they can figure out how to afford those things, then good for them

Organized religions - not a fan

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula - no one should be forced to do anything

Family beds - not a fan

TTC on assistance - it would be nice if people would wait until circumstances are better

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits - not a fan

Leash backpacks for kids - necessary evil

Beauty pageants gross

TV watching for kids under age 2 - sure
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