Posted: 04 Jan 2011 12:18
Baraka Bryan wrote:A Thing of Eternity wrote: I always forget that up here in Canada conservative doesn't necessarily mean completely right-wing! I'm with you on this, regulations have their places.
Part of my issue with regulations actually comes from something I learned from FH in Dosadi Experiment. They're talking about law at one point, and saying how it's a serious problem when people try to make things better by adding more and more laws, rather than removing the useless ones and fixing the existing ones. I think that applies perfectly to regulations, in certain situations we seem to heap them on for no real reason, and that makes people leary of them in general, when really they shouldn't be complaining about regulations - they should be complaining about their implimentations.
It's funny because I call myself "balanced" between socialism and capitalism rather than saying "center" - because I'm not really center, I've got one foot closer to each extreme. Capitalism does certain things extremely well, so we should let it do it's thing (read: let big companies collapse if they can't keep themselves going, we're only delaying the inevitable), and on the other hand, capitalism should never be allowed anywhere near certain things (police force).
hey now, I'm right-wing... unabashedly so... but I also see space for pragmatism and regulation where safety and overal economic health is concerned. 100% agree on letting companies die. the auto bailouts just piss me off.
Dear gods, I really thought that was going to get you going! I think pot should be exactly on the level of alcohol, would make it harder for kids to get, take a chunk out of organized crime, and make a frakken boatload of tax money for us to spend on fun shit.
With prostitution it's more about protecting the prostitutes for me, but the tax dollars would be nice and could be funneled towards fighting human slaver in Canada and the child sex trade.
or funneled towards paying down the debt
Always a high priority for sure, but it should be split between the two until the debt's paid off, then back to the good stuff. If we legalized and taxed both of those the debt would be gone in no time at all anyways.