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Which is more racist: voting against someone because of their skin color, or voting for someone because of?
their skin color?
Just curious. I know that both sides (Republicans and Democrats) accuse the other of racism, and I do believe that there are people out there who voted against President Obama because of the color of his skin, but I also know that there are people who voted for him because of his skin color (Samuel L. Jackson comes to mind).
So, which is worse? Voting for or against someone because of their skin color?15 AnswersPolitics8 years ago
I don't want either President Obama nor Governor Romney as my next president, but people keep telling me "Vote for who you feel is the lesser of two evils".
I would still be voting against my personal beliefs if I did other, correct? So, should I just write in "None of the Above" when it gets to the Presidential election block on my ballot, or just write in "Mickey Mouse"?10 AnswersPolitics8 years ago
It passed the Senate with an overwhelming majority from both Republicans and Democrats, with only 7 Senators (R, D, and I) voting against it.
Why is the only bipartisan legislation one that takes away more rights from the US Citizens?1 AnswerPolitics8 years ago
Shouldn't there be more prominent political parties that aren't Republican or Democrat? I know many, many people who aren't either, including me. We don't want either President Obama nor Governor Romney to be our next president, but there are so many sheep on both sides that will only vote for their party.
Would I be better served to write in "None of the above" when I get my ballot for the presidental race?9 AnswersPolitics8 years ago
I don't want President Obama or Governor Romney to be my next President, but if I vote for someone else?
my vote will essentially be pointless.
What should I do? Which bad choice should I choose?16 AnswersPolitics8 years ago
I've heard it said by the anti gay marriage people that marriage is an institution of religion. Using this argument, wouldn't each state that issues marriage certificates be in violation of the US Constitution? The first amendment of the Bill of Rights says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;..."
If marriage is an institute of religion, then the states should issue Civil Union certificates to all couples, gay and straight, as issuing marriage licenses would be delving into a religious institution.
Do you agree or disagree?
Would you be OK with states only issuing Civil Union licenses to everyone?11 AnswersPolitics9 years ago
If insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, why would anyone vote for?
President Obama or Mitt Romney?
They're essentially the same.4 AnswersPolitics9 years ago
Both political parties are about controlling individuals instead of allowing for freedom. Why? How did our society come to allow them such power?4 AnswersPolitics9 years ago
Is it hypocritical for someone to say they don't like government intervention in their personal lives, but the?
same person believes that the government shouldn't allow gay people to marry?7 AnswersPolitics9 years ago
It seems as though both Republicans and Democrats see it that way.
It only seems that when it comes to something that limits US Citizen's rights that they can agree. (see: NDAA)
How do you feel about it?7 AnswersPolitics9 years ago
Would you support courts offering men to give up their parental rights instead of being forced to pay?
for a child that he doesn't want?
If a woman has the right to have an abortion because she doesn't want it, should a man be allowed to give up his parental rights to a child he doesn't want?
In a country that we preach "fairness", wouldn't that be fair?
I know that some people will say "If a man doesn't want a child, he shouldn't have sex or should use protection!" Couldn't the same be said about women, except in the case of rape? If a woman doesn't want a child, shouldn't she not have sex or use protection?
Doesn't it take to people to make a child? Why is there so much blame put on a man when a child is born and he doesn't want it, but when a woman doesn't want a child, she can have an abortion and there are no repercussions?
I'm not against abortion, by the way.8 AnswersPolitics9 years ago
Shouldn't he be above the blame game? Doesn't the office of the President of the United States call for a little class?
A lot of what is going on was in fact President George W. Bush's fault, but President Obama's constant need to remind everyone is like a child saying "But mon, he was annoying me, which is why I called him an idiot!"14 AnswersPolitics9 years ago
Why do both Republicans and Democrats want the general population to rely on and need the government?
Republicans use the "Need for Government" to get security bills passed (Patriot Act).
Democrats use the "Need for Government" to get the poor to vote for them and promising to support them (Keeping them on the Government Dole to keep their votes).
Republicans are represented by the government that doesn't like people who are different.
Democrats are represented when the Chancellor said: "I want this country to realize that we stand on the edge of oblivion. I want everyone to remember *why* they need us!"
Do you agree with my assessment, or do you disagree, and why?6 AnswersPolitics9 years ago
For example: African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Gay, Lesbian, etc.
Why can't everyone just be "American"? When our troops are fighting overseas you don't see enemy combatants saying "This person is African American, let's kill him!" They say "He's an American, let's kill him!"
Why are US citizens so hung up on labels and categories? Does it make one group of people better than the others?
Would removing labels create a sense of unity?8 AnswersPolitics9 years ago
Conservatives: Could you please explain to me in your own words why Tea party is good and OWS is bad?10 AnswersPolitics9 years ago
How long (in years) should a US citizen who is of able body and mind be receiving government assistance?
I am implying that disabled veterans should continue to receive monetary benefits from the government, as they earned those entitlements by enlisting/accepting office in the military and serving our country.
Of the people who aren't on VA disability, how long should the non-veteran US citizen who is of able body and mind be allowed to receive federal and state government monetary benefits?
Do you believe there should be some sort of reciprocation if a person receives federal or state monetary assistance? For example, if a single mother is receiving federal or state monetary assistance, do you believe that she should either go to school or volunteer her time, or should she be allowed to not give something back?
I'm not condemning anyone, especially single mothers, but I want to get the general feeling of people on Yahoo! Answers, both Conservative and Liberal.
I'm not suggesting that wealthy US citizens shouldn't be taxed, or taxed at higher rates, but many times all that I've seen people say is "...pay their fair share".
What percentage of income for a millionaire is "fair"?13 AnswersPolitics9 years ago