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  #41  
September 13th, 2010, 10:29 PM
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Abortion: pro-choice 1st trimester, pro-life 3rd trimester, somewhere in between 2nd trimester

Drinking age: arbitrary number

Political stance: liberal, mostly Democrat

Selective Service: I'm not male, so it hasn't come up, but *bleep* the draft

Gay marriage: any two adults should be permitted to marry

Universal pre-k: I am not sure whether universal K+ is working..

Sex education: should be mandatory

Vaccinations: I am FOR them

Sin Tax: good idea, I happily pay it when relevant

legalization of marijuana: FOR it, it is a valuable medicine and a less harmful recreational drug

Universal Health care: FOR it, we need this desperately

"performance pay" for teachers: provided the performance is not BS, it is a great idea

war: against it in most cases

Methods of birth control: I am FOR birth control! Sigh.. maybe in 20 years this issue will be a no-brainer

How many kids people should have: <4, if you are me <=2

Vegetarian/eating meat: let people eat meat but I prefer to eat as little of it as possible

gun control: I hate guns and wish they'd all evaporate

death penalty: for it

circumcision: we practice(d) it and will again if we have another son

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction: should be paid for out of pocket if not primary/first kid

Assisted suicide: beats regular suicide.. we let other animals cease to suffer, but not humans.. doesn't sound right to me

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY: as individuals, I judge each person separately.. but I am not happy with the poor craftsmanship by certain illegals who are employed in construction, and I am not happy with poor service in other industries..

Gender Selection: not a good idea in any place where either gender is more favorable

Fat Tax: depends on what.. if on things fat people are going to actually cost more money for, then perhaps. And I say this as a formerly obese person who fights obesity daily, and not just some judgmental skinny person.

Shopping Carts: are a good idea to use in stores

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast: the first two should be served rarely, the third at least pretends to be fortified

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies: sucks but if my kid were the allergic one I'd hope the school administration would want to keep him alive

VBACs: if you want one, have one

Government involvement in citizens' lives: the government is very involved in our lives, depending on which half of the political crap pile you are on. I prefer the Democratic method.

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves: haha, I heard of at least one militant anti-seat-belter who would've had his life saved if he'd not been such a jerk about it.. just saying.

Unassisted Childbirthing: is not for me

Plastic Surgery: is mostly not for me and should be paid for out of pocket in frivolous cases

Chili (with or without beans): beans, of course!

Welfare: is often misused and gives people a bad impression of users of it

dress codes for school/office: should include COMFORTABLE clothing.. who on Earth thought people could work efficiently in stiff suits and itchy nylons? Not to mention collared shirts, ties, button-up shirts.. horrors. I don't even care what it LOOKS like; it feels bad.

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections: I trust what my doctor says in my case and think families should do similar, or their own research if they do not trust.

Introducing solids: I trusted what my son's doctor said (5mo) and it worked for us

Car Seats: For

Spanking: Against

Children and Pets: should be nice to each other

Nursing in Public: For

Cry it Out: I am for it in theory but against it in practice

Television and Infants/Toddlers: it's been a really good babysitter for a child who wants constant stimulation

Caring for your elderly parents: against, but that pertains to ME caring for MY parents

Diamonds: look pretty in the center of my wedding ring set

In-N-Out Burger: is absolutely delicious and the closest thing to real food you will find at fast food joints

Reborn dolls: never heard of them; sounds scary

Homosexual orientation/relationships: I believe that being gay is part of being you, if you are gay.

Polyamory: a cross between "it could work for me if I weren't with someone who prefers monogamy" and "dear God, that would just be the biggest cluster*bleep* ever"

Scary movies: not for me; not entertaining

Transcultural adoption: any adoption of children who need it is a **** good thing; let the newly married gay coupled in there first.

Drug testing welfare recipients: I'm being all heartless again, but I think that if one must pass a drug test for employment, one must pass one for free money.

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

Organized religions: against

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula: against

Family beds: are not for us

TTC on assistance: I don't agree with it, sorry.

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits: I feel sort of sick when I see this, actually

Leash backpacks for kids: are better than dead kids who didn't follow directions

Beauty pageants: against

TV watching for kids under age 2: for
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September 14th, 2010, 09:39 AM
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Abortion Pro choice, but there should be limitation, IMO. Like nothing past the 1st trimester unless the mothers life is in danger.

Drinking age bring it back down to 18. If you can drive a car, join the military and vote, then you should be able to drink a beer.

Political stance I'm a registered Dem, but I find that I tend to lean more towards a conservative Dem.

Selective Service needs to stay voluntary

Gay marriage for

Universal pre-k for

Sex education for

Vaccinations for

Sin Tax for I have no issues paying taxes for my own vices.

legalization of marijuana for make it legal and then tax the hell out of it

Universal Health care for

"performance pay" for teachers no real decision either way I guess it depends on the school system.

war against but I support our troops

Methods of birth control for

How many kids people should have whatever they can handle without being a total burden on society

Vegetarian/eating meat eat how you wish

gun control for

death penalty depends on the level of the criminal offender and if they are guilty with out a doubt

circumcision your choice

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction I'm fine with them but I do feel there should be an age limit. For example, a 60 year old should not be able to get fertility treatments.

Assisted suicide your life your choice

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY They don't bother me at all

Gender Selection against

Fat Tax against since this will most likely effect the lower income population

Shopping Carts fine as long as they stay in the store and store lot

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast soda and candy against, but the occasional pop tart is fine by me

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies depends on how severe the allergy is

VBACs more power to you

Government involvement in citizens lives against for the most part

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves for

Unassisted Childbirthing I think it's out there but your choice

Plastic Surgery your choice

Chili (with or without beans) depend on my mood

Welfare for, people sometimes do need it

dress codes for school/office I'm fine with it

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections against if it truly is elective

Introducing solids whatever you feel is best for your baby

Car Seats for

Spanking for

Children and Pets umm don't most people want both?

Nursing in Public for

Cry it Out for but with limits

Television and Infants/Toddlers no problem as long as they're not there for all of their waking hours

Caring for your elderly parents should be done by you if you can manage

Diamonds love em

In-N-Out Burger huh? never heard of it

Reborn dolls some of them are cute

Homosexual orientation/relationships whatever floats your boat

Polyamory another to each their own as long as it's not a forced the choice, I don't care what you do

Scary movies bring em on

Transcultural adoption for

Drug testing welfare recipients against

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc I don't judge in that department. You may have had those items before you needed welfare.

Organized religions not a fan of but I'm not against it either

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula very against, it's a huge slap in the face to mothers, like myself, who were unable to bf even though we wanted to.

Family beds to each their own

TTC on assistance isn't this the same as fertility treatments? see my fertility treatments response

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits cute to a point, I've seen some slutty ones put on children that young

Leash backpacks for kids I'm not bothered at all, I actually had to use one for my son for a short while.

Beauty pageants I could take them or leave them

TV watching for kids under age 2 doesn't this fall under the infant/toddler tv time question? See that response
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September 25th, 2010, 07:35 PM
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Location: Florida
Posts: 84
Abortion--Personally very against. Legally pro-choice.

Drinking age--Lower to 18

Political stance--Very moderate

Selective Service--Against

Gay marriage--For

Universal pre-k--For

Sex education--For

Vaccinations--I vaccinate

Sin Tax--For

legalization of marijuana--For

Universal Health care--For

"performance pay" for teachers--Against

war--I support our military. I don't like war.

Methods of birth control--Use them

How many kids people should have--As many as they can afford and want...as long as they stay off my TV flaunting how many they have.

Vegetarian/eating meat--I eat meat. Yum-tastic

gun control--Against

death penalty--For

circumcision--I didn't circ...but I don't feel strongly enough about it to think it's wrong.

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction--For

Assisted suicide--For with some restrictions

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY*--Naughty, naughty

Gender Selection--Against

Fat Tax--Against

Shopping Carts--hold my stuff while I shop

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

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies--Support

VBACs--Go for it!

Government involvement in citizens lives--Should stay to a minimum

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves--I go back and forth

Unassisted Childbirthing--With education and caution, for. Still not for me.

Plastic Surgery--If it makes you happy

Chili (with or without beans)--both! Depends on the type of chili.

Welfare--For

dress codes for school/office--?

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections--I don't think it's the best decision to have a first time elective C-section, but it's not my decision. I have no problem with repeat C-sections.

Introducing solids--Definitely something you should do at some point. We introduced at 4 months. I feel that's the youngest they should be introduced.

Car Seats--Absolutely! And safely!

Spanking--Against

Children and Pets--I'm not a big fan of pets as it is. As long as they're taken care of I think they can effectively help children learn some specific responsibilities.

Nursing in Public--For!

Cry it Out--Against!

Television and Infants/Toddlers--Not ideally

Caring for your elderly parents--I don't think it's necessarily a child's responsibility to do so. However, if it's within your means, I think they should.

Diamonds--Yes, please

In-N-Out Burger--Never had it

Reborn dolls--Weird to me.

Homosexual orientation/relationships--Support

Polyamory--Support

Scary movies--Against!

Transcultural adoption--For

Drug testing welfare recipients--For!!

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc--Not for me or the government to govern.

Organized religions--Not for me...but fine with me.

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula--Against.

Family beds--Support

TTC on assistance--Against

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits--No real opinion

Leash backpacks for kids--Not necessarily against. Definitely not for me.

Beauty pageants--Basically against.
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October 2nd, 2010, 12:37 AM
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Not sure if I've answered this before of just looked at it, so if I've answered before then sorry! Maybe some of my answers have changed though.


Abortion--- prochoice, and prolife....I think people should only get this in cases of rape, incest, etc., and not as a form of birth control.

Drinking age----I think it should stay at 21 years old.

Political stance---not sure what this is

Selective Service--- not sure what this is

Gay marriage---FOR!

Universal pre-k--- would this be like required preschool? against

Sex education---for....but not the abstinence stuff that's being taught now.

Vaccinations---for...some of them

Sin Tax--- dont know what this is

legalization of marijuana---against

Universal Health care----FOR

"performance pay" for teachers---- for

war----against

Methods of birth control---- for some against some

How many kids people should have------ i dont think the government or anyone else should say how many kids anyone should have

Vegetarian/eating meat---for both

gun control--- for

death penalty--for sometimes

circumcision----dont know if im for or against it....probably for.

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction---for

Assisted suicide-----against

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY----against

Gender Selection----against

Fat Tax----for

Shopping Carts---not sure what this is asking

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast----for. but not for breakfast

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies----i can see why they do this, but i think it should be allowed for the kids who are able to eat those products

VBACs--for

Government involvement in citizens lives----against

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

Unassisted Childbirthing---for if the people want this

Plastic Surgery---against unless its really needed

Chili (with or without beans)---with

Welfare---for

dress codes for school/office---for some of them not for uniforms though

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections----for

Introducing solids----4-6 months

Car Seats---for

Spanking----for if its really needed, but i'd prefer to try other methods first

Children and Pets---for, as long as the child and pet are being watched closely

Nursing in Public--FOR!!

Cry it Out---for, sometimes...but not when the child is under about 6 months

Television and Infants/Toddlers--for but very limited

Caring for your elderly parents---for

Diamonds---neutral

In-N-Out Burger---never been here so no opinion

Reborn dolls----not sure if im for or against...some of them are cute...some arent....if you're collecting them, thats cool, ive wanted some before because they were cute, but way too expensive for me to afford....but i dont think you should act like they're a real child.

Homosexual orientation/relationships---FOR!

Polyamory---for if thats what the people want

Scary movies---for

Transcultural adoption---for

Drug testing welfare recipients---for

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

Organized religions----not sure

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula----against

Family beds---against

TTC on assistance---for

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits--against

Leash backpacks for kids--against

Beauty pageants---against

TV watching for kids under age 2 ----for but very limited
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October 2nd, 2010, 07:15 AM
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Abortion Pro-Life

Drinking age 21 is fine with me

Political stance Libertarian

Selective Service Against

Gay marriage Against

Universal pre-k Against

Sex education For - as long as it's age-appropriate

Vaccinations For - delayed

Sin Tax Against

legalization of marijuana I'm torn on this one

Universal Health care Against

"performance pay" for teachers For

war Against

Methods of birth control Up to the individual

How many kids people should have As many as they want and can take care of

Vegetarian/eating meat Meat

gun control Against

death penalty For

circumcision Up to the individual, we circ

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction For

Assisted suicide Against

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY Against

Gender Selection For

Fat Tax Against

Shopping Carts I put mine back every time

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast Against

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies Against

VBACs For

Government involvement in citizens lives Against

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves Against

Unassisted Childbirthing For

Plastic Surgery For I guess

Chili (with or without beans) With

Welfare For but needs serious overhaul

dress codes for school/office For

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections Against unless medically necessary

Introducing solids 6 months

Car Seats ?? For

Spanking Against

Children and Pets ??

Nursing in Public For

Cry it Out Against

Television and Infants/Toddlers Limited, age-appropriate

Caring for your elderly parents For

Diamonds Only if they were mined & cut before the 1930s

In-N-Out Burger Never been to one

Reborn dolls Creepy (my mom makes them and gave one to each of my DDs for their birthdays last year)

Homosexual orientation/relationships Up to the individual

Polyamory As long as everyone consents and is aware of the risks i.e. STDs

Scary movies Against

Transcultural adoption For

Drug testing welfare recipients For

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc Only if they were obtained prior to receiving benefits

Organized religions Against

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula For

Family beds For

TTC on assistance Depends on the circumstances

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits Against

Leash backpacks for kids I never used them but I'm not against them for other people

Beauty pageants Against

TV watching for kids under age 2 Against
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November 12th, 2010, 02:28 PM
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Abortion: Pro-life, unless the mother's life is at serious risk.

Drinking ag: I wouldn't mind if it were banned altogether, due to the idiots who drink and drive, but realistically I think it's fine at 21. I'd go for it being 25 though. Too many stupid decisions are made while drinking.

Political stance: Independent. I agree and disagree on issues from all sides.

Selective Service: When was the last time a Draft was even ordered? I'm for it.

Gay marriage: Against. A marriage is and should always be between man and woman. Gays can call it something else.

Universal pre-k: Against. Parents need to take a more active role in their children's early education.

Sex education: Discuss the dangers, and scare them silly, with parental consent. I don't want children to be taught all the how-to's.

Vaccinations: Against for myself, but I wish the FDA/CDC would adopt a delayed schedule for those who still want them. IMO, it's downright ridiculous to think it's safe to inject tiny underdeveloped bodies with so many chemicals that are PROVEN to be harmful. At least with a delayed schedule you could pin a reaction to a certain vaccine.

Sin Tax: For.

Legalization of marijuana: Against. We'd see more vehicular crashes and deaths associated with it's use if it were legalized across the US. (my opinion)

Universal Health care: I think there should be something, but it should be basic, and I should NOT be required to pay for it if I never intend to use it. I'm all for reform and having basic healthcare for all, but it seems stupid to implement such a financially enormous policy when we are a nation in severe debt.

"performance pay" for teachers: Somewhat for, but first there needs to be a total reform of the PS system entirely.

War: I'm very on the fence about war. I do believe that they're necessary in some cases, but I hate the cost.

Methods of birth control: I don't care.

How many kids people should have: However many they want and can physically, financially and emotionally afford.

Vegetarian/eating meat: I don't care. But I'm a total carnivore.

Gun Control: I think we need some type of control, and it needs to be better than what we have now, but I agree that all law abiding citizens should have the right to own one. It would be nice if every person could be mentally evaluated annually before buying a gun, and then after.

Death Penalty: For. But they need to get on with it instead of making tax dollars pay for a death row inmate's ___ years in prison. Once it's proven, get on with it.

Circumcision: Either or. I don't feel too strongly about it either way, but my son is circ'd.

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction: Absolutely for.

Assisted suicide: No.

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY: I use to be vehemently against Illegal Immigrants entirely, but I now believe some are truly trying to escape from horrible conditions. I'm still against them though. I just feel more pity for them. They still need to come here legally and pay taxes instead of expecting handouts.

Gender Selection: Completely 1000000% against.

Fat Tax: For. I am literally surprised when I see a person in public who isn't overweight.

Shopping Carts: I try my hardest to put them back, but I admit it doesn't always happen.

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast: For their birthday sure, otherwise no. This generation has become the fattest in our nations history. Why encourage it?

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies: For in the case that there actually IS someone in the school with a severe peanut allergy. Otherwise, heck no.

VBACs: Completely for.

Government involvement in citizens lives: Against.

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves: 10000% for. Seat belt laws DO NOT just protect you from yourself. By not wearing a seat belt, you can also become a projectile in a crash and can harm others.

Unassisted Childbirthing: Fine with it if you're educated and have a hospital/medical personnel close enough to assist in the event of an emergency.

Plastic Surgery: For, but there should be mental evaluations for people like Heidi Montag. Ew.

Chili (with or without beans): With.

Welfare: For, when temporary and not abused.

dress codes for school/office: For. Too much bullying is happening in the schools.

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections: No and no.

Introducing solids: Not before 6 months.

Car Seats: 100000% FOR. I'd like to see every mom/dad pass a child safety course before leaving the hospital and have it become law to Extended Rear Face to 4 years old.

Spanking: On a well padded bottom, not in anger and used as a last resort, absolutely.

Children and Pets: For.

Nursing in Public: For.

Cry it Out: Shut a baby in a room to cry themselves to sleep for hours, sometimes screeching and puking? NO. I don't know anyone who does that and I don't consider that CIO. Fussing and whining themselves to sleep is fine in my book if you know you've done everything else to get them to sleep. For some babies (like mine) there is NO OTHER WAY.

Television and Infants/Toddlers: A little is fine, as long as it's well moderated by parents. Make it age appropriate and educational.

Caring for your elderly parents: I'm all for a good nursing home!

Diamonds: Don't particularly care.

In-N-Out Burger: Never had one.

Reborn dolls: Weird, but no harm done.

Homosexual orientation/relationships: I don't particularly agree with bi/homosexual lifestyles.

Polyamory: I don't agree with it, but whatever floats your boat.

Scary movies: I hate them. I had extremely vivid, gut and heart wrenching nightmares for years until I completely stopped watching them. I haven't seen a scary movie in over 6 years and I am very glad.

Transcultural adoption: Sure.

Drug testing welfare recipients: Absolutely.

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

Organized religions: I dislike the word "religion". I believe in a relationship with my Lord.

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula: I think it would be seriously awesome. But I don't foresee it ever happening, unfortunately.

Family beds: Against.

TTC on assistance: Against.

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits: Against.

Leash backpacks for kids: For. I used to be insanely against them until I had a 2 year old daughter who ran straight out into parking lots at any chance she could find. No amount of discipline stopped her.

Beauty pageants: I'm ok with natural beauty pageants only.

TV watching for kids under age 2: I don't think it's harmful.
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Abortion: It is something that needs to be available, even if that means it will be used in ways I consider wrong.

Drinking age: I have to say my knee-jerk reaction is for it, but as it stands I just don't see it working.

Political stance: I'm registered Democrat.

Selective Service: I'd hate to see them have to use it for an actual draft, but I am still for gathering and maintaining the information.

Gay marriage: For. What could homosexuals possibly do to degrade marriage that heterosexuals haven't done already?

Universal pre-k: Against.

Sex education: Should be offered in every school, but I support a parent's right to keep their child from it even though I wouldn't.

Vaccinations: Not anti-vax, but I do not support the schedule maintained by U.S. Pediatricians, nor do I necessarily think every shot is needed.

Sin Tax : I'm for sin/luxury taxes.

legalization of marijuana: Don't think it would be a bad thing, but because of the war that has been waged against it previously any large-scale legalization would be an absolute bloody mess. It wouldn't be nearly as great for the nation/economy as many supporters think, and it wouldn't be the death knell many opposers think. I live in California where for all intents and purposes it is almost legal anyway.

Universal Health care: For.

"performance pay" for teachers: Doesn't sound like a good idea to me. There is already too much teaching to the test and letting kids slide by (or through the cracks) without mastering the fundamentals. It would set up a system where struggling students would be a liability the teacher couldn't afford.

war : Is not a simplistic enough concept that I can be for or against it. Even a winnable war for totally justifiable and sound reasons isn't something you should be whole-heartedly for.

Methods of birth control: For. Give women as many options as you can so she can make the best decision for herself. While there are a few I would not use unless under very special circumstances, I don't especially care what other women choose for themselves.

How many kids people should have: is subjective. I don't even know how many kids I should have yet.

Vegetarian/eating meat: I eat meat, and am of the opinion that eating a modest amount of animal protein as part of your diet is the healthiest, most natural option.

gun control: For education and some regulations, but I support the right to bear arms.

death penalty: I am for it.

circumcision : Not for my sons. I would like to see other families educate and weigh the pros and cons before making a decision.

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction: For it, think insurance should cover at least a portion of it, in medically warranted cases. I do think it is abused in some circumstances- for instance, octomom.

Assisted suicide: I would have a hard time reconciling myself to it, but I don't necessarily believe it should be forbidden.

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY: Are individuals. I have known some who come over and work like dogs for next to nothing, and some who come over and live pretty well off of government assistance.For many, their family didn't have another option for survival.

Gender Selection: Against.

Fat Tax: Against. I can understand how it makes sense for some services, but on the whole I don't think it is a good idea.

Shopping Carts: Put it away! You really can't be THAT far from a corral.

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast: No, no, and preferably not often.

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies: If something is a valid health risk to a student, it should be banned.

VBACs: For, but I can't hold it against women who don't elect to go down that route. I hope it is a choice I never have to make.

Government involvement in citizens lives: Often necessary, but also often over-done. For some involvement, against a nanny state.

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves: For seat belt laws and for/against other 'protect you from yourself' laws. I don't think you can make a blanket statement about all of them. Often against, though.

Unassisted Childbirthing: Not against, but realized it wasn't for me.

Plastic Surgery : Can have valid reconstructive or health benefits, but can also be a tool of self-harm for people needing psychological help.

Chili (with or without beans) : Not a big fan, but prefer with beans when I have it.

Welfare : A bloody mess, but I support having welfare programs.

dress codes for school/office: I support dress codes, not so much uniforms.

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections: Against, but I won't tell another woman how to give birth.

Introducing solids: At least 4 months, but I think usually later- baby will let you know. Sometimes the pedi is right and baby needs it before then (reflux babies, for instance).

Car Seats: For.

Spanking: Against, not right for my family.

Children and Pets: Very much for.

Nursing in Public: For.

Cry it Out: Against.

Television and Infants/Toddlers: Against.

Caring for your elderly parents : For, in most cases.

Diamonds: Against. Not for me at all. I wouldn't want to try to start a marriage out in debt for a sparkly rock some children may have died for.

In-N-Out Burger: It's not bad.

Reborn dolls: I don't think it would be for me, but however you need to cope with that situation is acceptable.

Homosexual orientation/relationships: I suppose it is selfish/self-centered, but I have a really hard time giving a crap who or what does it for people other than myself.

Polyamory: see above, but this one is not for me.

Scary movies: Love em, though I do prefer more suspense/psychological thriller than the straight out torture porn America has been making lately.

Transcultural adoption: I'd encourage families to look domestically as well, but if it gives a home to a kid who had no home before, it can't be that bad. I do think there can be some distasteful motivations for it in some cases. I would like to see some effort made to keep the child connected in some way to their original culture.

Drug testing welfare recipients: For it.

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc: Mostly against it, and I've seen plenty of cases where it was taken to ridiculous extremes, but I also wouldn't have a problem with certain luxuries... holiday gifts for the kids, things like that.

Organized religions: I am involved in one.

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula: No. I am pro-bf and would like to see all women really give it a go, but I do not want to see doctors/the government having that much say in a parenting decision. Prescriptions for formula could be a real nightmare and I am afraid it would lead to more babies being put onto inappropriate foods early on.

Family beds: It ended up being the right choice for my little one.


TTC on assistance: If you can't support yourself and/or your current kids, I don't think it is a wise or caring choice to make.

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits: I don't like it. Looking into the little girl's department scares me. I foresee many battles with my little girl over this.

Leash backpacks for kids: Against. I hate it when I see it. That said, I realize it is an easier judgment to make when your child isn't yet to the kamikaze sprinter stage.

Beauty pageants

TV watching for kids under age 2
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Abortion Pro Life

Drinking age Nobody pays attention to it, but 21 seems fine.

Political stance Conservative

Selective Service Necessary evil

Gay marriage Against. Call it something else. Give them all the same rights though.

Universal pre-k Against.

Sex education For

Vaccinations For. But should not be mandatory.

Sin Tax Against.

legalization of marijuana Vehemently For. Tax it and quit wasting money on an unsuccessful war on drugs.

Universal Health care Against

"performance pay" for teachers For

war For, in the necessary circumstances.

Methods of birth control For

How many kids people should have Should not be government controlled.

Vegetarian/eating meat To each his own.

gun control Against. Bad people can buy weapons off the street and use them. I should be able to protect myself.

death penalty For. But don't putz around 50 years before killing the criminal. Decide and be done with it.

circumcision To each his own. Personally, for.

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction Against. Adopt a baby.

Assisted suicide For.

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY Vehemently against. Don't sneak into my country and expect handouts. Fix your own.

Gender Selection Against.

Fat Tax Tempting but, Against

Shopping Carts I put mine back everytime.

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast Against

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies Against.

VBACs For

Government involvement in citizens lives As little as humanly possible. Guard my borders and fix my roads, that's all.

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

Unassisted Childbirthing Go for it.

Plastic Surgery For, with limitations.

Chili (with or without beans) With

Welfare For, with routine drug testing and 2 year limit.

dress codes for school/office For, if agreed upon by those involved

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections For

Introducing solids 6 months

Car Seats For

Spanking For spanking, not beating

Children and Pets For

Nursing in Public For

Cry it Out For, if done properly

Television and Infants/Toddlers Against uneducational nonsense

Caring for your elderly parents Nursing homes are fine with me

Diamonds No thanks. Too expensive.

In-N-Out Burger Never had one

Reborn dolls Very creepy

Homosexual orientation/relationships To each his own.

Polyamory Do whatever you like, just keep it to yourself

Scary movies I close my eyes through most of them

Transcultural adoption Against. There are american babies that need adopted.

Drug testing welfare recipients Vehemently for. Supervised screens no less.

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc Against. If you really needed welfare, you'd be selling your luxuries.

Organized religions For. Religion is the opiate of the masses.

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula Against

Family beds Weird.

TTC on assistance Adopt.

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits Against

Leash backpacks for kids For

Beauty pageants Im okay with them.

TV watching for kids under age 2 Only educational.
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February 1st, 2011, 10:28 AM
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Posts: 3
Abortion--Pro Choice

Drinking age--18

Political stance--Not sure what this is asking but I'm middle of the road.

Selective Service--Not unless needed

Gay marriage--Absolutely 100% for

Universal pre-k--For

Sex education--If it's correct and informative I'm for it.

Vaccinations--Pro

Sin Tax--100% for

legalization of marijuana---100% for

Universal Health care--undecided

"performance pay" for teachers--against

war --I'm a mom...of course I'm against it......but it's an inevitable evil.

Methods of birth contro--For all kinds

How many kids people should have-as many as t hey want and can support

Vegetarian/eating meat--personal choice

gun control--against

death penalty--wow this is tough for me. I've had two people in my life murdered. I still think I'm against it.

circumcision-I have all girls--but if I had a boy I'd be pro

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction--PRO

Assisted suicide-YEP absolutely 100% for it.

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY

Gender Selection

Fat Tax

Shopping Carts

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies

VBACs

Government involvement in citizens lives

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves

Unassisted Childbirthing

Plastic Surgery

Chili (with or without beans)

Welfare

dress codes for school/office

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections

Introducing solids

Car Seats

Spanking

Children and Pets

Nursing in Public

Cry it Out

Television and Infants/Toddlers

Caring for your elderly parents

Diamonds

In-N-Out Burger

Reborn dolls

Homosexual orientation/relationships

Polyamory

Scary movies

Transcultural adoption

Drug testing welfare recipients

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

Organized religions

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula

Family beds

TTC on assistance

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits

Leash backpacks for kids

Beauty pageants

TV watching for kids under age 2 __________________[/SIZE]
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February 1st, 2011, 10:40 AM
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I missed some:

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY--Illegal says it all

Gender Selection--against

Fat Tax--against

Shopping Carts--Okay am I missing something?

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast--Poptarts sure once in a while. soda and candy nope

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies--Against--

VBACs--wonderful pro

Government involvement in citizens lives--less is more

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

Unassisted Childbirthing--for

Plastic Surgery --if it makes you feel better go for it

Chili (with or without beans) --WITHOUT

Welfare --too broad--we need more assistance with childcare for single working mothers.

dress codes for school/office--for

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections--I hate this idea. I'm against it.

Introducing solids-it has to be done eventually LOL

Car Seats--absolutely 100% for

Spanking--NOPE NOPE NOPE

Children and Pets--supervised sure, children shouldn't be expected to have full care of pets until well they leave the house. LOL

Nursing in Public--For

Cry it Out--age? Not tiny babies....and depends on the situation.

Television and Infants/Toddlers--some,

Caring for your elderly parents --is this a choice?

Diamonds--They are a girls best friend....but I"m against them for political reasons

In-N-Out Burger--I live on the east coast.........never had one

Reborn dolls--HUH?

Homosexual orientation/relationships--Love is love take it where you can find it.

Polyamory--no problem for people without children.

Scary movies--Don't like them..my kids love them.

Transcultural adoption--no opinion or I guess....sure why not.

Drug testing welfare recipients--absolutely for

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc--how would you monitor this?

Organized religions--NOt for me...

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula--AGAINST

Family beds--NOT a fan

TTC on assistance--?

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits--cute cute cute

Leash backpacks for kids-well they aren't leashes and I'm for them although never used them.

Beauty pageants --I'm okay with them but way too much to say to explain fully. Never did them with my girls.

TV watching for kids under age 2 __________________sure, appropriate and not a days worth.
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February 1st, 2011, 11:46 AM
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What you're "missing" about the shopping cart question is whether or not it's acceptable to NOT put them in the cart corral. Man that was a huge debate. lmao Wouldn't hurt my feelings if it got brought up again.
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February 22nd, 2011, 01:42 PM
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Location: South Dakota
Posts: 1,293
Abortion: Against

Drinking age: I think it should be lowered to 18

Political stance: Conservative Republican

Selective Service: Voluntary

Gay marriage: Against

Universal pre-k: For

Sex education: For

Vaccinations: For

Sin Tax: Against

legalization of marijuana: For

Universal Health care: Against

"performance pay" for teachers: Umm, no decision either way

war: Ugh. Undecided.

Methods of birth control: BC/Condoms (for us personally)

How many kids people should have: If you can provide for them--have 12 for all I care. I dont thinK I should decide on how many is too many.

Vegetarian/eating meat: Meat

gun control: Against

death penalty: Against

circumcision: Haven't had children so I dont have a clear answer but more than likely it would be "for"

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction: I would use Clomid but would not do IVF or IUI or Surrogacy

Assisted suicide: Against

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY: Again, undecided.

Gender Selection: Against

Fat Tax: Against

Shopping Carts: For

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast: Against

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies: For

VBACs: Again, no children but I would be for

Government involvement in citizens lives: Against

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

Unassisted Childbirthing: Uh, have to say not for me but if the woman is well educated then I do not see why not.

Plastic Surgery: Not for me

Chili (with or without beans): With

Welfare: For

dress codes for school/office: FOR

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections: Against

Introducing solids: Umm, I'll get back to you when I have a baby

Car Seats: For

Spanking: For

Children and Pets: Right age, for

Nursing in Public: For

Cry it Out: For

Television and Infants/Toddlers: Limited, yes

Caring for your elderly parents: To a certain degree, for but also believe in Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes are there for a purpose

Diamonds: For

In-N-Out Burger: Never heard of it

Reborn dolls: Against

Homosexual orientation/relationships: Against

Polyamory: Against

Scary movies: Not my cup of tea.

Transcultural adoption: For

Drug testing welfare recipients: For

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

Organized religions: Against

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula: Against

Family beds: Against

TTC on assistance: Against

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits: Against

Leash backpacks for kids: Against

Beauty pageants: Against

TV watching for kids under age 2: Limited, yes
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February 24th, 2011, 07:51 PM
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Oh snap, I didn't do this?!

Abortion Pro-choice, keep your beliefs out of my body

Drinking age I've no opinion

Political stance
Fiscally conservative, mostly socially liberal

Selective Service Meh

Gay marriage I say we all be civally unionized instead of married. Keep the gov't out of my bedroom!

Universal pre-k
Meh

Sex education
Abstinence only doesn't work, just look at Texas...but it starts with the parents.

Vaccinations
We get 'em. You're welcome.

Sin Tax Ridic. Keep the gov't out of my Doritos.

legalization of marijuana Meh. More for the gov't to tax. They'll legalize it, then say you can't smoke it in public, then say you can't smoke it in your car, then...wait...this sounds like the tobacco debates...

Universal Health care Oh **** no.

"performance pay" for teachers No.

war Happens. Sometimes necessary.

Methods of birth control Have at it.

How many kids people should have If you can afford it, power to you.

Vegetarian/eating meat
Humans were meant to eat meat.

gun control 2nd amendment, baby.

death penalty Ineffective as a deterrent, waste of money, time, and resources. Though, some people do just need to die.

circumcision Keep your scalpel away from my boy's penis...but do whatever you like to your own child.

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction Can you afford it? Knock yourself out.

Assisted suicide
Depends on the circumstance.

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY Illegal immigrants are...illegal? Therefore I'm against them.

Gender Selection
Do you have the money to do it? Power to you.

Fat Tax
No.

Shopping Carts
Put 'em away. Don't be lazy.

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast
Meh.

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies
My kid's allergic to beef and oats. I'm still waiting on a beef and oats ban.

VBACs Yay for you?

Government involvement in citizens lives
I think I've made myself clear here.

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves Keep your money grubbing hands out of my Audi.

Unassisted Childbirthing Not my cup of tea.

Plastic Surgery Can you afford it? Have fun.

Chili (with or without beans) This one gets me riled up. Beans. There's no other way.

Welfare Necessary, but flaws in the system.

dress codes for school/office Meh.

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections
Am I paying for it? If yes, negative reaction. If no, meh.

Introducing solids
Meh
Car Seats Use them.

Spanking No reason for this

Children and Pets
They're both nice enough. Lots of training involved for both, yeah?

Nursing in Public Go for it.

Cry it Out Next time you need something from someone, cry it out.

Television and Infants/Toddlers
It's a necessary evil.

Caring for your elderly parents Should it be mandatory, no.

Diamonds Pretty. Not worth it if they're acquired under undesirable circumstances.

In-N-Out Burger Meh

Reborn dolls
Meh

Homosexual orientation/relationships
Everyone should be "meh." Go for it.

Polyamory
Huh?

Scary movies trump romantic movies

Transcultural adoption Go for it.

Drug testing welfare recipients
It seems logical.

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc
This is where the reform comes in.

Organized religions
Meh. Bull****. Have at it if you want it, but keep it out of my kid's school.

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula That's ridic.

Family beds
Go for it.

TTC on assistance
No.

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits As long as it's appropriate, it's actually quite easy for potty training.

Leash backpacks for kids
Meh

Beauty pageants Weird to me. Meh for other people.

TV watching for kids under age 2
Meh.

See, now I don't have to debate at all anymore, you know all my opinions. Whew.
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March 4th, 2011, 01:01 PM
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Abortion teetering somewhere in the middle

Drinking age wouldn't be opposed to raising the drinking age

Political stance Independent

Selective Service undecided

Gay marriage should be legal

Universal pre-k pro

Sex education pro

Vaccinations selective/delayed (used to be anti-)

Sin Tax pro

legalization of marijuana pro

Universal Health care pro

"performance pay" for teachers undecided

war a necessary evil

Methods of birth control natural family planning, though dh is considering a vasectomy

How many kids people should have as many as they can financially and emotionally provide for

Vegetarian/eating meat lacto-vegetarian

gun control pro

death penalty against

circumcision against

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction pro

Assisted suicide undecided

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY pathways to citizenship should be less costly

Gender Selection against

Fat Tax pro

Shopping Carts put 'em back in all but dire situations

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

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies undecided

VBACs pro (I've had 2)

Government involvement in citizens lives should be minimal

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves against seat belt laws for adults

Unassisted Childbirthing I wish the birthing climate didn't drive women to feel like they have to UC to have the birth they want

Plastic Surgery pro

Chili (with or without beans) with beans, without meat

Welfare pro

dress codes for school/office pro

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections I used to be against them because I didn't understand how/why a woman would make that choice, but after my last birth, if I were to get pregnant again, there is no way in hell I would go through another vaginal birth.

Introducing solids when baby is able to sit unassisted, self-feed, and gum-mash small chunks

Car Seats rear-facing as long as possible

Spanking not against it, but not something I generally resort to

Children and Pets pro-fish tank

Nursing in Public pro

Cry it Out against

Television and Infants/Toddlers I'm more concerned with quality and educational value than the amount of time watched. I lurv PBS Kids

Caring for your elderly parents pro, but parents should plan responsibly for their expenses

Diamonds couldn't care less

In-N-Out Burger they don't have them here, but I'd be pro if they have a veggie burger on the menu

Reborn dolls scary cute

Homosexual orientation/relationships rock on

Polyamory once a special tax code is devised, pro for consenting adults

Scary movies I like creepy suspense, but not goorey movies

Transcultural adoption pro

Drug testing welfare recipients pro

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

Organized religions pro, but obviously I'm biased

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula against

Family beds pro

TTC on assistance [B]against, for the most part/B]

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits against

Leash backpacks for kids pro

Beauty pageants against, until the child expresses a desire to participate

TV watching for kids under age 2 I'm more concerned with quality and educational value than the amount of time watched. I lurv PBS Kids

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Posts: 592
Abortion: against as a form of birth control, in the case of medical reasons should be a private decision between the parents, their doctor and a spiritual adviser if desired

Drinking age: I think 21 is ok, it's not like anyone who really wants to drink before that honors it anyway

Political stance: mostly centrist with leanings to the left

Selective Service: against, voluntary is best

Gay marriage: for

Universal pre-k: don't know

Sex education: for

Vaccinations: for

Sin Tax: for

legalization of marijuana: don't care

Universal Health care: for

"performance pay" for teachers: against, too many variables outside the teacher's control

war: against unless proven necessary

Methods of birth control: no opinion

How many kids people should have: as many as they want and can provide for

Vegetarian/eating meat: I'm a vegetarian, really don't care what anyone else eats

gun control: for

death penalty: against

circumcision: having a girl, haven't had to think about it

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction: for

Assisted suicide: possibly for, with the right circumstances and safeguards

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY: no problem with them as individuals, immigration system as a whole is broken

Gender Selection: against

Fat Tax: against

Shopping Carts: should be returned to their rightful place

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast: ew

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies: not sure

VBACs: no opinion

Government involvement in citizens lives: not a big issue at the moment in my experience

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

Unassisted Childbirthing: not sure I'd restrict it, personally don't think it's a great idea

Plastic Surgery: personally against, again wouldn't restrict it legally

Chili (with or without beans): just beans please

Welfare: needs to be overhauled to work better, but pro

dress codes for school/office: pro

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections: undecided

Introducing solids: when my individual baby is ready

Car Seats: for?

Spanking: depends on the child and the circumstances

Children and Pets: very pro, provided the parents have an ounce of common sense

Nursing in Public: pro

Cry it Out: couldn't do it, I'm sure it works for some families

Television and Infants/Toddlers: no strong feelings at this time

Caring for your elderly parents: pro

Diamonds: prefer that someone not suffer so I can have something sparkly, I usually go with lab-made gems

In-N-Out Burger: don't have them here

Reborn dolls: what?

Homosexual orientation/relationships: not my place to judge

Polyamory: wouldn't care except I've heard way too many stories of women being abused under these circumstances

Scary movies: against! but DH loves them

Transcultural adoption: pro

Drug testing welfare recipients: pro

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

Organized religions: pro

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula: against

Family beds: probably won't myself, but don't care if others do

TTC on assistance: doesn't seem like a good idea

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits: against

Leash backpacks for kids: pro

Beauty pageants: icky, and that goes for adult pageants as well

TV watching for kids under age 2: don't know
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July 18th, 2011, 01:37 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 95
Abortion
Pro-life.

Drinking age
At parents' discretion.

Political stance
American.

Selective Service
Don't know what this is...

Gay marriage
To each their own.

Universal pre-k
No thank you.

Sex education
I'll educate my own kids about sex.

Vaccinations
Against.

Sin Tax
...wut?

legalization of marijuana
Yes. I don't smoke, but I don't find it harmful, in fact beneficial for some.

Universal Health care
Nice in theory, but fascist in practice.

"performance pay" for teachers
Ambivalent.

war
No.

Methods of birth control
To each their own, save using abortion irresponsibly as BC.

How many kids people should have
No one's business but mine and my partner's save we can provide for said offspring.

Vegetarian/eating meat
To each their own. I eat meat on the occasion (mostly chicken/turkey/fish; I've digestive issues with red meat).

gun control
No. Why take away someone's rights to defend themselves? Also, won't the criminals have guns anyway?

death penalty
No. All life is sacred.

circumcision
No. He was made that way for a reason, and I'm not so lazy that I can't teach him to keep it clean.

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction
If it's needed, go for it.

Assisted suicide
Against. Again, all life is sacred.

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY
Against illegal immigrants. They should come in the legal way.

Gender Selection
Asinine. Isn't half the fun of having a baby guessing what the gender's going to be?

Fat Tax
Stupid.

Shopping Carts
Wipe 'em off.

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast
I enjoy healthy food and instill healthy eating values in my kids.

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies
Reasonable.

VBACs
If it's agreed upon by medical professional and patient, I don't see why not.

Government involvement in citizens lives
Government needs to get out of everyone's lives, period.

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves
Disagree for anyone who's adult. It's their choice. Example: I was in a car accident ten years ago and had I been wearing my seatbelt I would've broken my neck, say doctors all across the board. The only thing that saved me was NOT wearing it and breaking the "law". (Nowadays I do wear it, though, through my choice)

Unassisted Childbirthing
To each their own, again.

Plastic Surgery
Vain.

Chili (with or without beans)
I wish I could eat it. My IBS won't allow for it.

Welfare
I hope it stays there for when it's needed, but I hate to see it abused.

dress codes for school/office
Something that should be common sense is made into rule or law. lol

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections
Whatever, if you're paying for it. I don't want to be the one doing so through my taxes.

Introducing solids
Should be led per child.

Car Seats
Always.

Spanking
Never.

Children and Pets
Having pets greatly reduces a child's risk for asthma and allergies.

Nursing in Public
Completely natural.

Cry it Out
Dependent on each family/child. I tried it with DS and it didn't work. That doesn't mean it wouldn't work with another child.

Television and Infants/Toddlers
America's babysitter. Do not approve.

Caring for your elderly parents
Yes.

Diamonds
Meh. Waste of money.

In-N-Out Burger
Never heard of it.

Reborn dolls
Never heard of this either.

Homosexual orientation/relationships
Up to the individual. I don't care for it for myself.

Polyamory
See above.

Scary movies
I like them on the occasion, when there's actually plot and not just shock value blood and gore crap.

Transcultural adoption
Why not, if you're able to afford a child, does their race/culture matter?

Drug testing welfare recipients
On the fence on this one.

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

Organized religions
To each their own, if they could learn to stay out of everyone else's business. Sadly, they cannot.

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula
Shouldn't be mandatory. It should be taught so that women will be educated as to the benefits of breastfeeding.

Family beds
Good for some, not for me.

TTC on assistance
Rather irresponsible.

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits
Not a big deal. I had a crochet one growing up that my aunt made.

Leash backpacks for kids
Wish I had one with DS. Still wish I had one now, most of the time.

Beauty pageants
Teaches kids that being pretty is more important than being smart, having manners, or anything else of real worth.

TV watching for kids under age 2
Again, America's babysitter. I can do without TV altogether, period. It's not good for adults either.
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July 24th, 2011, 12:35 PM
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Posts: 1,656
Abortion: Pro Choice and while I wouldn't do it myself, that's STILL a choice

Drinking age: Mixed on this one

Political stance: none

Selective Service undecided

Gay marriage DEFINITELY should be legal

Universal pre-k pro

Sex education Pro but also think parents should do this at home; not just the schools

Vaccinations selective/delayed: Choice for each individual family

Sin Tax Unsure

legalization of marijuana pro

Universal Health care Unsure. Seems like a good idea, but the proposed plan needs a lot of work first

"performance pay" for teachers undecided

war Rather not, but it's part of life, unfortunately

Methods of birth control: Individualized

How many kids people should have as many as they can financially and emotionally provide for and handle
Vegetarian/eating meatLeaning toward vegetarian with the exception of during pregnancy (Not liking meat these days at all)
gun control pro

death penalty against

circumcision Personal decision for each family, but I wouldn't do it again if I had more boys

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction Defintely pro; needs to be regulated more in some areas and less in others...should also be covered by private insurance or at least the option to purchase

Assisted suicide udndecide

Illegal Immigrants: Regulation or assistance getting them legal

Gender Selection VERY much against except under very limited certain situations where medical/genetic conditions can be life-threatening to a particular sex

Fat Tax What is a fat tax? Undecided since I am not sure what that is

Shopping Carts Please put them back where they go!

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts: For special occasions, not daily and not used for bribing except when bribing kids to do chores that are not actually their chores, lol

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies Because this directly affects my son, I say please no peanuts, at least around him...

VBACs: PRO

Government involvement in citizens lives Get them to MTOB a little more

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves Don't see it as a problem, but this doesn't affect me

Unassisted Childbirthing: Pro-choice on this one but I wouldn't do it without someone there!

Plastic Surgery Neutral; mostly because I think it's stupid unless someone is correcting a major defect/trauma

Chili (with or without beans): Beans

Welfare pro for those who really need it

dress codes for school/office Neutral

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections: Not unless there is some medical reason behind choosing to do a c-sec. I would never elect surgery just because, though; too risky


Introducing solids: We introduced at 2 weeks for older kids and 4 months for the twins (as they were premature)...Cereal was placed right away for reflux issues as not to medicate. I would say this probably is neutral, because things have changed since my kids were infants.

Car Seats: Pro and boosters for older kids

Spanking: Pro; situation must be warranted and control must be maintained so the line into abuse is not crossed; it's not for everyone

Children and Pets: Pro

Nursing in Public Neutral

Cry it Out Pro

Television and Infants/Toddlers: Neutral, but what babies watch TV?

Caring for your elderly parents: Neutral; does not apply

Diamonds: Neutral; don't have any

In-N-Out Burger: None here

Reborn dolls: Getting one of these dolls for my daughters in place of a baby sister they're begging for; lol Then I'll try to make one

Homosexual orientation/relationships: Go for it!

Polyamory once a special tax code is devised: Pro for adults who wish to participate; not for minors and not for forced "cults"

Scary movies: Fine, but they never scare me! Darnit

Transcultural adoption pro

Drug testing welfare recipients pro

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

Organized religions: Neutral but leaning toward pro for some who need community ties and find it thru this avenue

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula against

Family beds Neutral; doesn't apply to me

TTC on assistance: TOTALLY against!

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits against

Leash backpacks for kids Against; just watch yo kids and teach them right: Exception: SPECIAL NEEDS ONLY

Beauty pageants: Eh, I am not sure
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Abortion: Pro-choice for EARLY abortions!

Drinking age: Well, it's 18 where I live (Australia) I'm fine with it...

Political stance: Greens/Labor (Two parties in Australia.... they are more liberal)

Gay marriage: I am gay... obviously VERY for. I would like to have equal rights, kthanks.

Universal pre-k: Ugh, well they've just made it compulsary before 1st grade here... so yes?

Sex education: For!

Vaccinations: For!

Sin Tax: For!

legalization of marijuana: For!

Universal Health care: We have it in Australia... of course yes... I'm disgusting at thought of life without medicare!

"performance pay" for teachers: Against!!

war: Against!

Methods of birth control: Well... for... but I don't need it!

How many kids people should have: As many as they can afford!

Vegetarian/eating meat: I have gone in and out of being a vegetarian... I want to be one... but I am VERY anemic.

gun control: For

death penalty: Against!

circumcision: Against!

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction: For! I will be using IUI!

Assisted suicide: In terminal illness.. yes.

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY: I have sympathy for real asylum seekers!

Gender Selection: Eh.. iffy.. I'm not sure.

Fat Tax: For!

Shopping Carts: I never use them!

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast: Against... but it happens!

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies: For!

VBACs: All for!

Government involvement in citizens lives: It is needed at times...

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves: For!

Unassisted Childbirthing: Not something I would do...

Plastic Surgery: Eh.. I don't like it (apart from people who NEED reconstruction) but wouldn't judge anyone who did get it!

Chili (with or without beans): Eww!

Welfare: For!

dress codes for school/office: For!

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections: Completely elective for a first pregnancy... against!

Introducing solids: When a child is ready... not before 4 months!

Car Seats: I'm not sure on this issue to be honest... I'm not educated enough.

Spanking: Against!

Children and Pets: For... if parents are careful and responsible!

Nursing in Public: For!

Cry it Out: Against... when an infant

Television and Infants/Toddlers: I have no problem with it... as long as it's not excessive... it helped my nephews become more alert and interested.

Caring for your elderly parents: Yeah, for?

In-N-Out Burger: Never heard of it? My brother has mentioned it... but I assume it's in the USA... or Canada?

Reborn dolls: Never heard of them.

Homosexual orientation/relationships: Extremely for... I'm gay.

Polyamory: Not for me... but whatever you want to do.

Scary movies: LOVE!

Transcultural adoption: For!

Drug testing welfare recipients: Against

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc: Not sure!

Organized religions: I'm atheist!

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula: Against/For

Family beds: Whatever works for you..

TTC on assistance: Against... mostly

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits: Against... depends on how revealing it is though...

Leash backpacks for kids: If you have several young children, I think they can be useful..

Beauty pageants: AGAINST!!

TV watching for kids under age 2: For... but not excessively.
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Wow this is a long list!

Abortion
Against, unless the pregnancy is not viable (ectopic) or the mother's life is at stake.

Drinking age
Fine at 21.

Political stance
Libertarian

Selective Service
Only voluntary

Gay marriage
I think the state should get out of marriage altogether and leave it a religious and social institution.

Universal pre-k
No opinion

Sex education
Abstinence unless 18 should be the ideal, but safe sex should be taught also.

Vaccinations
For

Sin Tax
No opinion

legalization of marijuana
For

Universal Health care
Against

"performance pay" for teachers
For

War
Against aggressive, pro retaliation.

Methods of birth control
Pro methods that do not keep a fertilized egg from implanting. Still not sure how I feel about those that do. Anti abortion as birth control.

How many kids people should have
As many as they want and can financially support.

Vegetarian/eating meat
I believe eating meat is actually "nicer", as a larger quantity of animals are killed per vegetarian meal than carnivore/omnivore meal. Personal choice, but shouldn't force kids.

gun control
Less for law-abiding citizens, more for criminals.

death penalty
Only when there is irrefutable proof of a seriously heinous crime, like video footage or DNA evidence that can't otherwise be accounted for.

circumcision
Against

Fertility treatments/Assisted reproduction
Haven't quite figured out my opinion yet.

Assisted suicide
For

Illegal Immigrants *not immigration POLICY
Too complicated to express succinctly.

Gender Selection
Against

Fat Tax
Against

Shopping Carts
Not sure what the debate is...

Kids drinking soda/eating candy/poptarts for breakfast
In moderation

Peanut Butter bans in schools for nut allergies
Against

VBACs
Between the mother and her doctor

Government involvement in citizens lives
As limited as possible

Seat Belt law/ laws to protect citizens from themselves
Against, except for children

Unassisted Childbirthing
No opinion

Plastic Surgery
Whatever floats your boat

Chili (with or without beans)
no beans, please!

Welfare
Limited, with resources to help recipients not need it anymore.

dress codes for school/office
School - Dress codes for, uniforms against. Work - depends on the job.

Elective C-sections/elective repeat C-Sections
No opinion

Introducing solids
No opinion

Car Seats
Not sure what the debate is.

Spanking
For when used in a limited manner, and to shock the child rather than hurt them. Against as primary discipline.

Children and Pets
For

Nursing in Public
For as long as modesty is maintained as much as possible.

Cry it Out
No opinion

Television and Infants/Toddlers
In moderation

Caring for your elderly parents
Not sure what the debate is.

Diamonds
No opinion

In-N-Out Burger
Never been

Reborn dolls
Never heard of them

Homosexual orientation/relationships
Fine

Polyamory
I don't understand it, but as long as everyone in the relationship agrees go for it.

Scary movies
Definitely for!

Transcultural adoption
For.

Drug testing welfare recipients
for.

"Luxuries" on welfare- vacation, designer accessories, upscale phones, TV w/cable, etc
Some are okay, some are not.

Organized religions
Neutral

Mandatory breastfeeding attempts/prescriptions for formula
Against mandatory, but should be encouraged

Family beds
Against

TTC on assistance
Depends on situation, but against in general.

Infants/toddlers in bikini style swim suits
Depends on how revealing it is.

Leash backpacks for kids
No opinion

Beauty pageants
Against

TV watching for kids under age 2
In moderation
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