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This is a discussion on Political Orientation within the INTP Forum - The Thinkers forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Originally Posted by Haldir Want to let gay people get married? Do. Not. Care. How someone could take any other ...
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Uh, actually, yes. I don't care. And furthermore, why do you? Is your life experience invalidated because someone else wants to use the same word to describe their relationship as you do? Fucking ridiculous.
But what actually pisses me off the most are the legal ramifications. Who the f is the general public to tell anyone who is empowered to...I don't know...make important medical decisions for them? I'm no expert in this arena, but I do have a general familiarity with who is allowed to act as a "legally authorized representative" and "boyfriend" or "girlfriend" is not on that list.
Maybe I'm just spewing BS at this point. @downsowf probably has a little more insight than I do.
Something like this:
I didn't actually do the test again but I know I would get something like that. I don't really want to describe it with any ideologies.
I've been brought up based on a leftist political view, because that's how it is where I live. I mostly care about what is fair and what is right for the greatest amount of people. I also get severely pissed off when religion comes into play with lawmaking, especially in a country like America where our documents strictly state that church and state are separated and yet many right-wingers still think religion plays a big role in lawmaking.
I've taken that test several times over the course of a few months. I've never had more than a single point deviation from the center line. (Meaning I'm neither right nor left leaning.) And I usually score as very libretarian.
From what I know right now, I am
against government regulated abortion,
for total freedom of speech,
defensive wars only(meaning home soil),
for the mixture of all cultures,
for selectively subsidized healthcare,
and most importantly, for the shrinking of ignorance.
edit: pro-education and anti-ignorance may seem like the same thing, but among other things, under education I would consider propaganda to be an important part of acclimating people to their environment; of course the propaganda wouldn't be evil propaganda, just more along the line of encouraging people to value intelligence and mind their own damn business.
It is very possible that as I learn more I will change or shed these ideas..
Social issues like gay marriage and drug legalization are interesting but at the end of the day the only thing that matters is money. The most important part of a society is that of an entrepreneur who can create jobs, create wealth, and sustain a good standard of living. I usually don't respect politicians as leaders in the first place, plus we pay for all of their costs from the private sector. I want a government that's shrunk in half, whose dollars aren't 33% wasted on unnecessary funding of stupid social programs and research. Both corporate and personal income taxes need to be shrunk and and all this working in tandem is guaranteed to attract capital into any country. Look at the Scandinavian jurisdictions as great examples.
I'm from Canada, and I don't hold any party bias. My voting is based on circumstance, but so far the Conservative party has delivered the only feasible economic plans for at least the past ten years. Unfortunately, the only reason they're in power is because the people who vote Conservative do it for social reasons, not economic. I think better financial education to the young would shift the political paradigm in the future, as more and more of new generations are wanting more and more social freedoms and justice. Once there's a big enough demand for it, a true libertarian party could arise. For now, despite their economic success, we still have to put up with all the bureaucratic garbage the Conservatives instill.