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The Controversial Survey

Stolen from kenichi_bokushi.

[01] Do you have the guts to answer these questions and re-post as The Controversial Survey?

No, absolutely not. That's why it's, you know, posted. >.>

[02] Would you do meth if it was legalized?

Seriously? What sort of reason is that to do meth? I think there are more important considerations than whether it's legal or not.

[03] Abortion: for or against it?

Hm, well, I'm sure I'll alienate a lot of people on my flist by saying that I used to be prolife. And then I just got sick of the awful (and a lot of the time very sexist) things that so many prolifers use to argue their case. So now I'm sort of ambivalent. Actually, I think it's sort of a moot point, though. Plenty of states have made (and/or tried to make) laws tightening controls on abortion, but abortion becoming entirely illegal again? Not all that likely to happen.

[04] Do you think a country would fail with a female president?

...I don't even know what to say to this question. Women have ruled countries since before the US even existed. So. Um.

[05] Do you believe in the death penalty?

It bothers me on moral grounds because it seems to say that revenge killing is okay but only when the government does it.

[06] Do you wish marijuana would be legalized already?

I couldn't care less one way or the other.

[07] Are you for or against premarital sex?

I'm for people doing whatever makes them feel comfortable, as long as they're willing to accept the consequences of it. I think that telling people they have to wait until marriage is somewhat ridiculous because when you say that you're assuming that you know more about that person's life than you actually do. For instance, you're assuming:
A. That they're either straight or living somewhere where gay marriage is legal.
B. That they share your values-- ie, that they would be glad they had waited.
C. That they intend to get married in the first place. This one's a big one for me. I can't ever see myself married or, tbh, in any serious relationship of any kind. It's just not something I'm interested in. But just because I plan to be perennially single, surely that doesn't mean I should stay a virgin for my entire life.

Otoh, I also resent the fact that a lot of people seem to take the attitude of, "If you don't want to get laid right now then you must be a prude." Less pressure in both directions, please.

[08] Do you believe in God?

Yes, but I don't really know what I think of him/her/it. I believe that there is some sort of ultimate being, but I go back and forth on whether I think it's human enough for us to be able to relate to it directly or whether you have to go through a string of intermediaries.

[09] Do you think same sex marriage should be legalized?

Yes, absolutely.

[10] Do you think it's wrong that so many Hispanics are illegally moving to the USA?

I think I would want to know more about the subject (and by that, I mean that I would want to know more about the actual economic and social effects, not peoples' hysteria) before I stated a position. Mostly I just think that too many people are getting too polarized about this, and it only makes politics less manageable. And ridiculous. "You're letting our country get run over by illegals!!!" "Yeah, well you're a racist!!!"

[11] A twelve year old girl has a baby, should she keep it?

No. I'm sure that there are some very rare people somewhere who would be mature enough to raise a baby at that age, but most people would just be terrible.

[12] Should the alcohol age be lowered to eighteen?

I still don't understand the rationale for it being 21, so sure. It seems weird that you can be a legal adult but not allowed to drink.

[13] Should the war in Iraq be called off?

It's kind of too late now, so idk really what to say. I think that we either should have not gone in the first place, or planned a lot better.

[14] Assisted suicide is illegal: do you agree?

I actually have no idea what the law is in Minnesota. But I don't think it's all that bad of an idea. Obviously it's something you would want to have pretty damn strict controls on, but this obsession with keeping people alive at all costs, even against their own wishes, bothers me.

[15] Do you believe in spanking your children?

No, I think that more than actually helping with discipline it just makes them used to being spanked.

[16] Would you burn an American flag for a million dollars?

Would anyone see me do it?

[17] Who do you think would (have) make/made a better president? McCain or Obama?

I never really cared for either. Not that I dislike them, I just felt sort of indifferent to both. However, McCain lost a lot of points with me for choosing Palin.

[18] Are you afraid others will judge you from reading some of your answers?

Maybe? I sort of feel like if you click on something called The Controversial Survey and then get offended, you're missing the point somewhat.

Also, completely unrelated: had my job interview. It feels really good to get it out of the way, at least.
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