1. Do you have the guts to answer these questions and re-post as The Controversial Survey?.
I’m saying yes now, but who knows by the time I get to the end…
2. Would you do meth if it was legal?
Absolutely not, I’ve worked in a drug rehab and seen the terrible impact it has on individuals and families. Meth is especially physically bad for the body.
3. Abortion: for or against it?
Okay, now its getting tough. I have been conflicted about abortion for a long time, but this is were I stand now: I don’t know. Morally, I feel that abortion is wrong after a certain point in the pregnancy, but as a man incapable of being impregnated through rape or incest, I’m not sure that I have the right to impose my morals on half of the human population…I think I am not for abortion, but I am against banning it. I think in general, abortion should be allowed up until a certain point in the pregnancy, unless the life of the mother is at risk. At a certain point though, the baby is a new life & it is wrong to kill it. Deciding when that point is however, is the tricky part.
4. Do you think the United States would fail with a female president?
Depends. If it is Sarah Palin, then yes. If it is Hilary Clinton, then no. Politics trumps gender.
5. Do you believe in the death penalty?.
Another tricky one, I’ve worked against the death penalty, and am morally opposed to it, but I am not sure that I am in a position to tell the family member of a slain individual that the perpetrator could not be killed. I could theorize about this forever, but in the end, my answer is no, I do not support the death penalty.
6. Do you wish marijuana would be legalized already?
As corny, chessy, and overused as the phrase “marijuana is a gateway drug” is, the truth is that for many kids it truly is. That being said, I think that criminal penalties for possession should be dramatically lessened. My initial response is no, marijuana should not be legalized, but I am also forced to consider that gambling, alcohol, and motor vehicles kill more people and do more harm to society than marijuana does- and they are all legal. However, if we continue down the road that this particular drug “isn’t so bad”, then we open the door to legalizing all sorts of drugs that truly hurt people like cocaine, heroin, and meth. So my conditional answer is, no, except for limited medical use.
7. Are you for or against premarital sex?
This is a decision to be made by the individuals in question.
8. Do you believe in God?
I believe that humanity and life is eclipsed and enveloped by an essence that is great and beyond my comprehension. If I would call that God, I don’t think so. I don’t think a name, or a value laden word like “God” can accurately describe my spiritual beliefs.
9. Do you think same sex marriage should be legalized?
Absolutely. Read my piece on it HERE
10. Do you think it’s wrong that so many Hispanics are illegally moving to the USA?
I think it is wrong that America has made it illegal for them to be here. As one of my friends says: “a person cannot be illegal”. I think we need serious immigration reform that is just and truly reflects the contributions many newcomers make to our nation.
11. A twelve year old girl has a baby, should she keep it?
A decision for her, her family, and a doctor. I would be inclined to suggest that she does not, provided she is not late-term, but I wouldn’t venture to mandate one option over the other.
12. Should the alcohol age be lowered to eighteen?
Yes. If you can pay taxes, go to war and kill people for your government-or be killed, you should be afforded all rights and burdens of adulthood.
13. Should the war in Iraq be called off?
You can’t call a war off after 7 years. It’s not like a baseball game you can cancel due to the weather. We’ve already been there for years, and over 80,000 civilians have died. So yes, I think we need an immediate exit strategy, but it’s a little late for the calling it off bit.
14. Assisted suicide is illegal: do you agree?
Nope, it is the ultimate act of human arrogance to demand that another not kill themselves, and even more so that someone cannot assist them if they wish. Although I would not wish the situation on anyone, I think it would be interesting for someone who opposes assisted suicide to one day find themselves in the shoes of a terminally ill suffering patient who wants the dignity of presiding over their own life and making any choice that affects it- including suicide. I’m not endorsing suicide, I just don’t think I have the right to make someone live.
15. Do you believe in spanking your children?
Where do these questions come from? I believe that some amount of “spanking” is okay, and there are obviously lines that should not be crossed. This is what child protection laws are for.
16. Would you burn a flag for a million dollars?
If it was Confederate.
17. Who do you think would make a better president: McCain or Obama?.
Seriously? This shouldn’t even count as a question.
18. Are you afraid others will judge you from reading some of your answers?
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