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1) If Republicans are for limited government, why hasn't one Republican president reduced the size of the federal government?

2) Is it considered limited government when our military spending, at nearly $700 billion, exceeds that of the next 17 countries combined?

3) How about when our navy is larger than the 13 largest navies combined?

4) Why does our country need 737 military bases across the globe?

5) Which is more likely to reduce the national debt and deficit: cutting defense spending (which makes up 20% of the federal budget), or cutting funding to Planned Parenthood, NPR, and the NEA (which combined make up a fraction of a percent)?

6) Who has the Constitutional authority to declare war: the President, or Congress?

7) Who declared war on Iraq: the President, or Congress?

8) If we're fighting the Islamic terrorists over there so we don't have to fight them over here, why have there been more attempted terrorist attacks since the War on Terror began?

9) Do the terrorists hate us because of our freedom, or because of our military action in the Middle East and other Islamic countries?

10) If Islam has always posed a threat to the West, why haven't Islamic terrorists attacked us before our intervention in the Middle East and other Islamic countries?

11) Did the CIA help cause 9/11 by giving Osama Bin Laden and other "freedom fighters" security training in order to help fight the Soviets in the 1970s?

12) Are our troops really fighting for our freedom?

13) Where are the WMDs that Saddam Hussein supposedly had?

14) If Saddam Hussein had ties to 9/11, why did Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld claim otherwise?

15) Were the U.N. sanctions against Iraq really worth the deaths of over 500 thousand Iraqi children?

16) Why did Iraqi infant and child mortality rates drop after U.N. sanctions were imposed?

17) Were all the people targeted in the following video, including two children, really "anti-Iraqi forces" and "insurgents"?

18) What did John Quincy Adams mean when he said, "Americans should not go abroad to slay dragons they do not understand in the name of spreading democracy"?

19) What would George Washington, who warned Americans to "beware foreign entanglements," have thought of our current foreign policy?

20) What did Eisenhower mean when he warned against the "Military Industrial Complex"?

21) How does his warning reflect our current foreign policy and military spending?

22) Was Hiroshima really necessary?

23) Can America afford to police the world?

24) Is it big government for law enforcement to wiretap phones and search library records without a warrant?

25) Why was a sixteen-year-old targeted as an alleged terrorist by the FBI under the PATRIOT ACT?

26) Why was a South Asian immigrant, who had no connections to terrorist organizations, targeted by the FBI under the PATRIOT ACT?

27) Why did the White House target a prominent critic of the Iraq War?

28) Why is an organization called Food, Not Bombs, which advocates non-violence and opposes war, targeted by the FBI as a terrorist organization?

29) Should Americans feel safe when 12 citizens are targeted for assassination?

30) Do Americans have the right to have their Miranda Rights read to them, even if they are an Islamic terrorist?

31) How does water-boarding, which can cause serious bodily and psychological harm—and quite possibly death, not constitute torture and violate the fourth Amendment or Geneva conventions?

32) Does Bush really deserve credit for the capture of Osama Bin Laden?

33) Do Muslims have the same freedom of religion and property rights as other Americans?

34) If so, why all the fuss over them building mosques on their own land?

35) How are sex shops and strip clubs near Ground Zero less sacrilegious than a community center with an interdenominational prayer room and a memorial to the 9/11 victims?

36) How radical is Park 51's Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf?

37) Which religious group is more likely to pass their doctrine into law in Tennessee: radical Muslims or Conservative Christians?

38) Why is it wrong to teach schoolchildren in public schools about Mohammed and the Koran, but okay to require them to pray and recite Bible verses?

39) How is televangelist Jerry Falwell claiming that 9/11 was caused by abortionists, homosexuals, feminists, and the ACLU any less ridiculous than Iranian cleric Kazem Sedighi claiming that earthquakes are caused by immodest women?

40) Since his end-of-the-world prediction failed to come true in 1982, is Pat Robertson a false prophet?

41) If America is a Christian Nation founded upon biblical principles, then why did John Adams say that "the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion"?

42) If the Founding Fathers were Fundamentalist Christians, then please explain these quotations:

"Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law." - Thomas Jefferson

"The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity.  Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole cartloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity." - John Adams

"Lighthouses are more helpful than churches." – Benjamin Franklin

"What is it the New Testament teaches us?  To believe that the Almighty committed debauchery with a woman engaged to be married; and the belief of this debauchery is called faith." - Thomas Paine

43) Would Jesus support the separation of church and state?

"Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's" - Mark 12:17

"My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence." - John 18:36

44) Who would be more supportive of the Religious Right: Jesus or the Pharisees?

45) Is the ACLU truly anti-Christian?

46) Should the government mandate when Americans pray?

47) Is it fair to prevent non-Christians from buying alcohol or running their businesses on Sundays?

48) Should Michelle Bachmann be considered a limited government Tea Party candidate when she signed a pledge supporting the government dictating what people do in the privacy of their own bedroom and what they view on the internet?

49) If gay marriage should be illegal because the Bible condemns homosexuality, should stoning disobedient children be legal because the Bible approves it?

50) What about these other "offenses" in the Bible?

Wearing polyester or other fabric blends. – Deut 22:11

Eating shellfish. - Lev 11:10

Eating cheeseburgers. - Deut 14:21

Backtalking your parents. - Ex 21:17

Touching a woman on her period. – Lev 15:19

51) If the government should defend "traditional marriage" as defined in the Bible, which of these eight types of Biblical marriages is "traditional"?

52) Would a Constitutional amendment defining marriage expand the power of federal government, considering it never had the authority to define marriage?

53) Which is a greater threat to the "sanctity of marriage": gay couples getting married, or conservative Christians getting divorced?

54) Why have conservative Christians like Larry Craig and George Rekers, who are opposed to gay marriage, been involved in sex scandals with homosexuals?

55) Why were men with the most anti-gay attitudes most aroused by gay pornography?

56) What good is Don't Ask Don't Tell if it doesn't keep gays out of the military?

57) Should Sarah Palin be vouching for abstinence-only education programs when her own daughter was knocked up out-of-wedlock?

58) Does abstinence-only education programs help prevent sex among adolescents?

59) If you believe in an afterlife where there is no pain and suffering, wouldn't it be best for terminally ill-patients undergoing pain and suffering to pass on if they and their family members so choose?

60) Who should be responsible for whether or not children read Harry Potter books: their parents, or school libraries?

61) Who should be responsible for what children watch on television: their parents, or the FCC?

62) Just how much power should the FCC have over the airwaves, and thus free speech?

63) Are social conservatives "socialists"?

64) To paraphrase George Carlin: if sleeping with people is legal, and making money is legal, then why is making money sleeping with people illegal?

65) Would violence and sexual assault against sex workers be minimized if prostitution was legal?

66) Why should rape victims be forced to pay for their own rape kits?

67) Why is marijuana illegal when legal substances like alcohol and tobacco are more harmful?

68) If marijuana should remain illegal because someone might drive stoned, should alcohol be made illegal because someone might drive drunk?

69) Why is heroin more available, affordable, and potent now than it was in the 60s and 70s?

70) What does it say of drug prohibition when the War on Drugs is declared a failure by The Global Commission on Drug Policy?

71) Are children violent because they play violent video games, or do they play violent video games because they themselves are violent?

72) Why has the national prison population increased while violent crime has declined?

73) Why do states with the death penalty have the highest homicide rates?

74) Should tasers be used on grandmothers with pacemakers?

75) Should Canadian police have arrested a G20 protestor for blowing bubbles?

76) Should a 41-year-old mechanic face 75 years in prison for videotaping the cops?

77) Should police be able to break into a home without a warrant if they suspect the destruction of evidence within?

78) Should a high school senior be sentenced 2-8 years in prison for playing a harmless prank?

79) Should police officers be allowed to open fire at a suspect (who allegedly never drew his weapon), hitting four innocent bystanders in the crossfire, and then confiscate an eyewitnesses' camera at gun point and destroy it?

80) Should the Governor of Michigan have power to strip power from local officials?

81) Are Republicans really against socialism?

82) Is it socialism to subsidize farms?

83) How about subsidizing oil companies?

84) And how about funding faith-based initiatives?

85) Is it hypocritical of Sarah Palin to criticize the federal stimulus while accepting half of it for her state?

86) If Obama is a socialist for bailing out the banks and auto industries, does that mean Bush is a socialist for bailing out the banks and mortgage companies?

87) Why are Republicans against raising the debt ceiling under Obama when they had no problem voting 19 times to raise it under Bush?

88) Which is worse: Obama using a teleprompter, or Bush not using one?

89) How can Obama be a Muslim when he attended Jeremiah Wright's church for over 20 years?

90) Is it reasonable to call Obama a Muslim because "he uses the Muslim Pakistani pronunciation for "Pakistan" rather than the common American one"?

91) Why is Obama more suspect of being born outside the United States, and thus required to show his long form birth certificate, when his opponent John McCain was born in Panama?

92) What proof will it take for Birthers to accept that Obama was born in America?

93) Is Fox News really fair and balanced?

94) Should Glenn Beck have said that we "should shoot them in the head"?

95) If, according to Beck's logic, Rockefeller was Communist for having Communist "imagery" in Rockefeller Plaza, does that make Fox News, whose studios are also on Rockefeller Plaza, Communist?

96) How much integrity does Bill O'Reilly have when he tries to silence most of his guests?

97) Is it hypocritical for Ann Coulter, a journalist who said that the New York Times building be bombed and that a Supreme Court Justice be poisoned, to suggest that journalists be jailed?

98) Was Michael Savage correct in claiming that most Autistic children are frauds?

99) What was John Gibson implying when he suggested that Americans "make more babies"?

100) After honestly answering the last 99 questions, do you still consider yourself a conservative?

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masterofThardus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
1) If Republicans are for limited government, why hasn't one Republican president reduced the size of the federal government?

...They're politicians. What do you expect? Seriously, I'm a (conservative) Republican and I respect that.

Voters are people. Politics are poly ticks. Big difference.

(Old, I know, but I felt this needed to be said).

That said, it's refreshing to see someone who can criticize people they disagree with without lambasting them.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess you can't expect anything less from politicans than that.
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masterofThardus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Indeed. I think the results would be much the same with any politician who claimed to have a libertarian agenda. Politicians are greedy bastards, (almost) to a one. End of story.
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iMaksim Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Most are all valid questions. However, in defense of Conservatism I'll point out that the Republican party is not conservative. There are only a handful of Republican conservatives in congress and there has been only one conservative President in my lifetime. Sure Reagan didn't shrink the size of government, although he tried even with having much larger fish to fry. Of course Congress was controlled by Democrats for both his terms, not to mention there were even fewer limited government Republicans in congress then. Despite the strength of his opposition I say Reagan overall was an impressive president and made this country stronger in many ways.

Furthermore, like myself many conservative have change their focus in recent years. Shrinking spending and the size and scope of government is far more important than it was 5 or 6 years ago. Right now the battle is still within the Republican party itself, until we boot some of the statist out (and there are many) conservatives have very little power.

It's easy to point out the failures of conservatism when your own ideology has never been in a position with enough power to change anything. Once we have a libertarian president or a libertarian controlled house or senate, we'll see if they do any better.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True. Reps haven't been conservative since Barry Goldwater.
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Exodvs Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
90) I'm with you on this one. I pronounce Pakistan as "pah-kee-stahn." I even use the uvular k (or rather q) sound. Under right-winger logic, I'm a Muslim born in Kenya who wants to destroy America.

98) Yes. Sorry, Blame.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would assume that could very well be the case.

As an Aspie, I take high offense at that. You have any proof to back that up?
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Exodvs Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
No one has been able to identify a certain cause; its symptoms are too vague, and many have mysteriously "recovered" from it.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really now?
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Exodvs Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yes. There's no real ailment if there's no physical or genetic problem. All disorders classified otherwise are either purely mental, i.e. purely emotional with no rationalistic basis. No one has found a specific cause or physical symptom. And the emotional symptoms in many medical books I've read are really, really vague. "Antisocial"…how antisocial? Does that mean one'd need alone time here and there or does that mean one'd have absolutely no friends and wouldn't talk to anyone? You know the symptoms of a given condition are too vague when you find the word "spectrum" in one of its official names (autism spectrum disorder, Asperger spectrum disorder, etc).
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Mew-Universe Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Writer
I'm a conservative, and I can't really answer ALL of those questions, seeing as I only recently started paying attention to political issues and can only vote as of recently, but here I go:

1) Because it's a lot harder to reduce government than it is to talk about it.

2) Yes, because it's not making new departments with dozens of government employees.

3) That's part of our national defense, which we need.

5) Why not cut both? Even though the defense spending is more necessary than the other fraction of a percent.

6) President

7) President.

8) Because terrorists will still try to attack regardless of what we want.

9) Why not go ask them? Honestly, I think it could go either way.

11) Uh, no.

12) Yes.

14) I have no idea on this one.

15) No, it's never worth it to kill children.

16) Not sure.

18) Basically what he said - we have to understand the issues before we go to war.

19) I'm not sure - I'd have to research that a bit more.

22) It probably was, unfortunately.

23) No, but it can afford to intervene where needed so evil can be stopped.

24) For wiretapping, probably. Not so sure on the library records one.

25) If their activity was suspicious, I don't see why he wouldn't be, the same way any 30-year old could be declared a terrorist. But still, calling others terrorists can get way out of hand.

26) Because sometimes people are a bit too ignorant.

28) I have no idea - it sounds like a good organization, but do they really follow their own creed? Sometimes it's what the head of an organization does that gets them targeted.

29) I'd say yes, but it depends on where they live in the states.

30) Yes.

31) People rarely follow U.N. resolutions, and quite often those held in Gitmo where they're waterboarded aren't U.S. citizens. Not to mention that those in Gitmo are mostly terrorists that have information needed for national security.

32) I'd say no.

33) Yes.

34) Let them build mosques, so long as it doesn't conflict with the building of a monument or another religious building.

35) Both are equally sacrilegious in my opinion. :P

39) Both are equally ridiculous

40) Yes, he is.

41) Because people can change their minds and contradict themselves over time.

42) Not ALL the Founding Fathers were Christian. Even the ones that were, I imagine, recognized those of other faiths in their country.

45) I've never thought of them as anti-Christian

46) No, but it's still OK for individual schools to decide to have children pray. That's not quite the same as real separation of church and state (which is, by definition, the government not funding or sponsoring any one church and letting people worship how they choose. THAT is the real definition of it that people seem to miss)

47) The 'blue laws' confuse me, too... People can do what they like, but it's nice to let ALL workers, regardless of religious or non-religious affiliation, have a day off to rest and be with their families.

49) That stoning disobedient children part was part of the lower law, namely the Law of Moses, the specifics of which (besides the 10 Commandments) were fulfilled by Christ's higher law, so we don't need to follow that.

50) See my answer for #49 - the higher law Christ gave in the New Testament negated all these nitpicky details of the Law of Moses. If anything, the ancient Hebrew people needed nitpicky laws because they were so quick to disobey otherwise (remember the incident with the golden calf?).

51) Marriage is between a man and a woman. God had accepted polygamy in the past, but that is no longer necessary.

52) No, because it's not creating a whole new department with bunches of government workers to define marriage.

53) Both are equally a threat. I wish groups like NOM would focus just as much on divorce as they would gay marriage.

54) Because some 'conservatives' are hypocrites. You can't call ALL conservatives hypocrites when some are.

56) The point for it is so men will work together as a cohesive unit without worrying about something as relatively minor as sexual orientation. The military NEEDS to work together cohesively - making them the target of some social experiment helps no one.

57) Yes, because she is no longer responsible for her DAUGHTER's actions. I bet Palin feels remorse that her daughter made poor choices, but Palin can still vouch for abstinance only courses in high school and what-not.

58) It helps, but only if coupled with a biology-only discussion of the human body, sexual organs, and STDs, where they are NOT promoting any one sexual orientation or lifestyle.

59) That is a matter for each patient to consider with their family prayerfully, or at least a lot.

60) Parents/legal guardians.

61) Parents/legal guardians.

63) No.

64) Sleeping with someone outside of marriage is still morally wrong, and doing it for money is even more so. However, I'm not sure what to think on the illegality or legality of it.

65) I honestly don't think so.

66) If they can afford it, I don't see why not.

67) Remember the last time we tried to make alcohol illegal? That didn't turn out as well as we thought?

68) See my answer for #67

69) Because people are corrupt :( It's unfortunate, but true.

71) Violent video games encourage children to act more violently.

74) Only if those grandmothers are committing a crime.

75) Uh, NO. That's in Canada, anyways, not in the U.S.

76) Not 75 years, but if I remember right and it IS illegal to videotape the police, then some sort of punishment IS in order.

77) Police still need a warrant.

78) Depends on your definition of harmless, because if it truly was harmless, no jail time is needed.

81) YES.

85) It is, yes.

86) They both aren't being capitalists, that much is sure.

87) Because those ones were hypocrites. Either that or they felt some need to raise the debt, which makes no sense to me.

88) Obama relying way too heavily on his teleprompter.

89) I have no idea - I'm not one of those people that goes around calling Obama a Muslim. He at least doesn't seem to act very Christian.

90) If that's the only reason people call him Muslim, then no, that's ridiculous.

92) I don't know - I think it's rather old news by now, so why beat a dead horse?

93) They're more so than other stations I've watched.

94) He's entitled to his own opinion still *shrug*

95) No, because Fox News is not Rockefeller himself.

97) I don't think it is.

98) I'd say he's incorrect - autism is real.

99) Just what he said.

100) I still consider myself a conservative. :)
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
3) Yes, we need defense, but that big?

5) When you’re running out of money, the item you spend the most one is the one you should cut first, not last.

6) You did not read the link, did you?

11-12) I’m assuming you did not read the links.

15) Then you can probably see why many in the Middle East do not view us favorably.

29) You’re seriously arguing that the US Government should target its own citizens?

31) And if the government has the power to torture terrorists, what’s to stop it from torturing its own citizens?

33-49) Well, at least it’s nice that you think the government should not impose one’s own personal beliefs on others.

53) At least you’re consistent.

54) No, I don’t think they all are, just the ones trying to pass legislation based on supposed “family values.”

56) So was allowing women and minorities into the army “social experimentation”?

58) Well then it’s comprehensive and not “abstinence only.”

59) Well, at least you agree with me on that.

60-61) Well at least you don’t advocate for a nanny state then.

64) And at least you see the difference between moral and legal.

66) But why should they have to afford it at all? Shouldn’t the police be the ones who provide the resources to investigate a case and not the victim?

67) At least we agree that prohibition does not work.

71) Please check the link.

74) WITH PACEMAKERS?

76) But why should it be illegal at all?

78) Yes, it was harmless.

81) Really? Because they don’t seem to have a problem spreading the wealth around.

89) Despite attending Wright’s church for 30+ years.

95) But why is it there in the first place if it’s infamous for supporting communism?

100) Fine with me. At least you stand by what you believe in.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, because I'm really confused as to why anyone would seriously say something like: "YES. I believe American fucked itself over the day they made George Washington president and not king."
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WeezyIsMySensei Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
1. I can't help what the presidents do.
2. Well, we like to defend our country and show everyone else who has the upper hand, so would I rather give my tax dollars to war or welfare? War.
3. How is this relevant? Democrats need to realize this isn't the perfect world. In the perfect world where there is no arguement and no conflict and no crazy dictators, we wouldn't need to have a navy. But guess what, that is what we have. Just check out Japan in the 1940s when they bombed us because they thought they were the most powerful nation! In today's world we need to let everyone know who's in charge, and by doing that you need a large navy, a large army, and large everything--even nukes. Unless of course you truly think strongly worded letters to evil dictators are really going to stop them from bombing us.
4. See #3.
5. I think there are a lot more things to be cut than just Planned Parenthood, NPR, NEA...whatever those are. Let's check out welfare, social security, medicare, medicade, stupid gov't jobs. Now we can spend even more on defense!
6. Depends on the situtation, really. If it's matters that need immediate national security such as Pearl Harbor, 9-11, etc., then I think the President should be able to send troops where needed, but then Congress is the one that can actually declare full on war.
7. We've been having conflicts with Iraq for a long time, so I'm really sick of Bush getting shit for this.
8. Because they are starting to realize that it is AN ACTUAL WAR. When war comes around, are you just going to sit there? No, you're going to fight back. Terrorists fight back by bombing subways. So when we start war with terrorists, then they're going to do more terrorists things to fight back. Seriously, common sense.
9. Or maybe they're just crazy.
10. Who knows how the crazy work.
11. Okay, this shit really pisses me off. We have the benefit of hindsight, so as of now we can see what a horrible idea it was, but back then it looked like a brilliant idea. This idea of helping the "weaker" has been around forever, even in our own American past when John Brown raided Harper'sFerry and wanted the blacks to be able to fight back against the white plantation owners. And now look, they're all in the ghetto killing people with guns.
12. Well, not with Obama in office.
13. Ask the FBI.
14. Ask the media.
15. I'm sick of military questions that are completely irrelevant...
22. The destruction of some innocent children, women, and sweatshops is the price we had to pay to make sure Japan STOPPED BOMBING US.
Blah blah blah religion is always thrown out of context in political debates...you don't have to be a Christian to realize Democrats are completely insane.
65. This brings me to my next point, so we can legalize weed, a gateway drug to more harmful, deadly drugs, but prostitution is wrong to legalize? Not only would it boost the economy, it would create jobs. I know a lot of sluts out there, they might as well major in it.
66. Because we only care about middle to high class people and if you can afford to get raped, and can't afford a rape kit, then you probably can't afford a lawyer, so that comes out of our tax dollars, and we don't appreciate that.
67. Marijuanna is a gateway drug. What do alcohol and tobacco open up to? Nothing. Marijuanna leads to drug cartels, drug dealers, MURDERS (not manslaughter as in drunk driving), heroin, cocaine, etc. I could also go into theres a tolerance on weed, and so on. But I don't really feel like it.
68. Basically alcohol and marijuanna are completely different things, so it's a stupid arguement that I don't feel like arguing.
69. Because marijuana. And the blacks.
70. The War on Drugs is never going to end with an immoral society.
71. Well, if I asked my good friend Friedrich Nietzsche I'm sure he would say because we are aggressive creatures. I seem to like Nietzsche.
72. Ask the drug cartel.
73. Because nobody thinks about consequences anymore.
74. No, and I doubt grandmothers are ever going to need to be tased.
75. I don't care about Canada?
81. YES. I believe American fucked itself over the day they made George Washington president and not king.
90. Probably, he can't show us his undoctored birth certificate, so he probably is a muslim. So fuck him.
93. Is CNN really fair and balanced?
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Before I reply to your answers, I have to ask: are you real, or a troll?
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WeezyIsMySensei Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
real.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, because I'm really confused as to why anyone would seriously say something like: "YES. I believe American fucked itself over the day they made George Washington president and not king."
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WeezyIsMySensei Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Why?
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Because you want a king rather than a democratically-elected representative.
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WeezyIsMySensei Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
yea, not sure why that's so bad.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, if we wanted a king to rule over us without accountability, we wouldn't have split from Britian, now would we?
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I find that I already agree with pretty much everything on the list, and I definitely wouldn't call myself a neoconservative (I've been calling myself a paleoconservative for a while now) but I'm not sure if I could qualify as a libertarian, seeing as I am technically a monarchist. (I'm from Canada, which, while for practical purposes is a representative democracy, is still ceremonially a monarchy) It's not that I think monarchy is a better system of government, indeed I do not, but I am a monarchist out of allegiance to the Crown, and I see it as a thing of honor to serve the monarch. It is for the same reason that I would have anything to do with a war. Not because I want war, but, again, because of the honor of the warrior, and for justice. Some of my highest held ideals are Honor, Justice, and Allegiance (not that I could actually pull any of these off, but hey, they're my ideals.)

First I'd like to know if being a monarchist (sort of an Authoritarian position) excludes me from being a Libertarian. If I'm in the clear, then I'd probably join.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really can’t comment about monarchy and whether or not you can support one and be a libertarian. As a yank, the concept of monarchy is foreign to me—literally! I don’t understand why countries like the UK still keep their monarchies. I keep hearing that they’re around just for ceremonial purposes, but in my honest opinion, that just makes them more pointless. The Amazing Atheist actually pointed that out in a recent vid of his ([link]): “They say the monarchs don’t have any power, they’re more like a figurehead. Oh, well congratulations on that. You managed to pay for, with your tax dollars, people who do nothing but attend ceremonies and live in the lap of luxury. Why? Because they came out of a royal p**** instead of a peasant p****. Yeah you’re so enlightened!”
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Arianod Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent questions all! :thumbsup: (Except for #16: I followed the link, and according to the report, infant mortality rates soared in Iraq after the sanctions)
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I could ask all these questions to neo-cons and they would suffer a meltdown. :iconheaddeskplz::iconnuclearfacepalmplz: Makes me think more and more Mike Judge's Idiocracy is coming true.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. Just try asking any of these questions on Fox "News." You'll quickly end up with your mic cut off!
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Salinger1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
I will try to answer some of them

Coolidge and Harding were mild progressives, but economically they were libertarian-ish. Despite small regulation they both cut down debt and taxes. Also, the 1920s prosperity was genuine until 1925. Where, the Federal Reserve loosened monetary policy.

91: John McCain was born in an American Military base under 2 american parents. (If born on Foreign Soil, you must have two american parents to claim natural born citizenship.) Obama has falsified his records and have spent up to 100,000 dollars in legals fees. We don't even have a copy of his Senior thesis at Columbia

93: Better than most of the other shit going on in the media, The best news place for me is Fox Business.

For American Navymen they must be waterboarded themselves as apart of their training. Also, WaterBoarding can only last about a few seconds every so often.

32. somewhat
I used to watch a lot of Bill O Reilly, he is much more of a bloviator.
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PurplePhoneixStar Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD I know.
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universalqueen Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
actually, prostitution always harms women regardless of it's legality. the best a goverment can do is to adopt the swedish model on combating prostitution, but wit harsher punishment for buying sex, and forcing or tricking others into prostitution. this model isn't perfect, but it has helped women get out of it. however though, the fewer porstitutes who remain have to deal with more dangerous clients
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think prostitution is a degrading business that no woman should go into, but the reality is that women are going to go into it whether it’s legal or not. So if they’re going to do so, we might as well make it legal so they’re required by law to have them use contraception and have mandatory screenings for STDS, and allow them to contact the authorities if things get rough for them. Nevada is a good model of this.
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universalqueen Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
ok, but i personally heard that in nevada, the county is the pimp, and that hookers working in brothels are allowed to refuse a customer in most cases.
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InvaderJhonn95 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Day by day I've begun to think of myself as an anarchist. Throughout my admittedly short life I've never seen bureaucracy that wasn't obstructive in some way.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don’t normally advocate anarchy, but with the way our current government is being handled, we could us a little bit of it.
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Astertwentytwenty Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Very interesting, but perhaps criticizing the economic elements of modern conservatism would also be illuminating - i.e. the notion of 'wealth creators', the dubious nature of the 'laffer curve', the 'everything I've achieved in my life is entirely down to my own effort and not any environmental factors' mentality.
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SkydriveComics Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
This is a great list. Strangely enough, though, I still consider myself to be a Conservative, even though I disagreed with most of the "Conservative" viewpoints listed here. In my opinion, "Conservatives" in Washington are no longer true conservatives. Disagreeing with them doesn't mean I'm not a conservative. It means they're no longer conservatives. For the record, though, I consider myself to be a conservative libertarian. And I'm also working my butt off to help Ron Paul get in office.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. Conservatives claim to be for limited government and fiscal responsibility, but they rarely are. Conservatives are hypocrites. Republicans are liars.

But it’s cool if you’re a consistent conservative. I’m still not sure whether to consider myself an actual libertarian, or a libertarian-leaning conservative.
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LordMart Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Holy shit, a 100 question quiz.

-Use toilet paper as paper for printer.

-Print.

-?????

-Profit!
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Kajm Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I've given up on both sides, and the last few years, after experiencing people like marsbar, shortbrained-hero and erudeiteliberal et al, I think I've about given up on the vast majority of the human race.

However I gave up on the democrats with carter. Ford would have been much better.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The more I delve into politics, the more I lose faith in humanity. This is why I’m not a progressive: human beings are incapable of any meaningful progress. They’re just too stupid.
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Volk-oseba Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Fewer Republicans in the Republican controlled House of Representatives voted against the debt ceiling compromise than Democrats. Yep, quite a party of limited government we've got there...

In fact, the democrats who did vote were split 50/50. Republicans are entirely to blame for the passage of that bill.
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Gryphon2001 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Excellent Work Here!I USED to consider myself 'conservative' but the Hypocrites have ruined the Term...
Much like the Socialist Left has destroyed the term 'liberal',

neither Party is consistant with its stated beliefs, and that is how we got the 'compromise' Bill for Increasing the Debt while doing NOTHING to Reduce Spending.
What we have is the "Demopublican" party, two facets of the same corrupt entity, working hand-in-hand to Destroy the Republic, while each part of the two-headed monster 'blaming' the other for the Problems that are never Solved.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed!
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AniMerrill Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
About the only thing I disagree with is, despite those quotes by John Adams, there is a lot of American law that's based on Christian principle. The founding fathers were not necessarily all Christians or Christians who believed in organized religion, especially not the weaponized Christian religion we see in today's conservatives, but there are documents that list Christianity as being one of the inspirations for the style of government and legal proceedings we have, because while Christianity should not be forced upon people, they realized that average God-fearing Christians did have something right because they tended to be very orderly and civilized people.

But then again, American law was also inspired by many things, so whatever.

Also, that Penn and Teller clip you used is one of my favorite drug info clips ever.

I'd still say I'm conservative, because I'm not one for abandoning a label just because everyone else ruined it for me (I could say the same for "Christian"), but its definitely obvious being a Republican and Conservative are no longer congruous terms. Or perhaps never were.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Most of the Founding Fathers were deists. When they refer to God, they do so in the deistic sense. But you do have good points.

At this point, I'm a libertarian, which is more consistent when it comes to limited government. Conservatives claim to be for limited government, but only for the things they want it limited to. Conservatives are hypocrites. Republicans are liars. That's my motto.

I find libertarians to be more consistent in their principles. Conservatives and liberals have way too many contradictions for me to take seriously, as I point out in these two lists.
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AniMerrill Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'll agree with you there too. My only remaining argument is when they could have chosen any religion's doctrine, or some neutral or general deistic philosophy, they seem to have related a lot of Christian specific philosophy into our philosophy for government and public affairs. But yeah, thats about the only thing I disagree with.

I just mean in the sense that, no matter who calls themselves a "conservative", the term conservative still means someone who likes /less/ government instead of /more/ government. Just because all "conservative" labeled people seem to be hypocrites, it doesn't change the fact that people like you and I are still technically conservatives because of our philosophy for government. Much like just because most Christians seem to be moralistic, intolerant, tax dodging whores doesn't change the fact I'm a Christian because, at the end of the day, I follow the teachings of Christ. That's just not going to change.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Liberals want to change something. Conservatives want to keep something the same. By those definitions, we're all conservative and liberal about something. Thus I find those labels to be meaningless. Libertarian and Statist are more useful terms, IMHO.

Of course, if we set the paradigm that way, we'd discover that both parties in Washington are overtly statist.
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glaceon-rules Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
"Today's society has divided itself up into Progressives and Conservatives. Progressives keep making mistakes, and Conservatives keep preventing mistakes from being fixed" ~G.K. Chesterson

I thought the terms were Libertarian and Authoritarian.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
An excellent quote from an excellent thinker. Thanks for sharing! ;)

And yes, the terms should be libertarian and authoritarian. It's better than the current false dichotomy of left and right.
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AniMerrill Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Liberal and conservative refer to the size of government, not to the lack or progression of change. If you need a "liberal amount of salt" in a recipe, it just refers to the fact you need a lot of salt in the recipe. Conservative would be the opposite. "Change" is just an unfortunate side effect of terrible politics and never should have gotten brought into the discussion, since basically all politics tends to be is change. We need a new law for this, we need to remove that law, tax cuts, more taxes, etc etc.

v__v I wish for one term, we could just replace all the politicians with farmers and small business owners. That'd fix things right up, I think. Average well adjusted people who aren't afraid to work their asses off to get something done. Like to see what'd happen then.
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se507 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Very valid questions that show that modern republicans have become somewhat indistinguishable from modern democrats.

I used to be a republican, but am now a south-park republican/ conservative-leaning libertarian.
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