vcczar Posted May 7, 2022 Share Posted May 7, 2022 If you are a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Libertarian Republican, Green, etc. in what way do you deviate from your ideology? I'm just curious. Here's two ways I deviate from someone who is Progressive, although I also deviate in other ways too. 1. I have no issue with people without a record of mental health or criminal record from carrying fire arms in public. I don't like guns. I've never owned a gun. I think ultimately guns should be replaced with non-lethal alternatives, if those alternative prove as efficient or better at knocking someone out for a long period of time (obviously, not killing them though. If not for the NRA, I think non-lethal firearms would be taking off the way alt-energy is. The thing that convince me to not be totally for an all-out gun ban, was when I read about a gun that took out someone who was about to shoot up a bunch of people in a theatre. If not for him, more than one person would be dead---possibly up to like 50. Prior to this, I was opposed complete to people possessing firearms. This doesn't mean I advocate the carrying of fire arms. I just think that trained, sane, calm, and mature people shouldn't have some types of firearms taken away from them. This said, I am for regulations that will reduce accidental killings--especially instances in which children kill themselves on accident--, reduce killings of unarmed black people, which occurs at a higher rate than among whites, and things like that. 2. I approve of some torture during interrogation of terrorists. However, the conditions have to be such that there's no real alternative. I was convinced here by Philip Bobbitt (LBJ's nephew), who presented a scenario to a fellow Democrat, but one opposed to torture in all cases. Bobbitt said, something to the effect, if someone tells me that he has a bomb that is going to go off in 24 hours in a high-population density area, and he won't tell me where it is, I'm going to do whatever it takes to get that information out of him. This scenario stuck because I would have probably done the same to the terrorist, whether it was legal or not. My instinct to save lives would have forced me to get it out of him. Prior to this, I was opposed to torture in every situation. I could go on to mention other ways I deviate, but two is enough for now. What about you? 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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