DOB: 5th of May, 1993
Country of Residence: Australia
Political Compass Result: Economic Left/Right -5.88, Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.56 (Oh! Hey, Tenzin Gyatso!)
Do you identify yourself with a certain political grouping (socialist, neocon, etc): Left/far-left, green conservatism, socialism
Do you identify yourself with a certain political party: General support for the Greens, Socialist Party, Communist Party, Socialist Alliance and Independents. Labour over Liberal (I refer here to Australian political parties, however I have extended support for parties with the same or similar political orientations).
Religion: Agnosticism. (I could also note Buddhism here, but I only adhere to some elements; I could say that I am a philosophically-oriented Buddhist)
Abortion: Pro-abortion, assuming the pregnant girl/woman does not have complete financial support which accounts for loss of work, general expenses and so on. I acknowledge the anti-abortion argument that abortion does not consult with the child as to whether it wants its life to end. For that reason, I may support anti-abortion laws, provided that a whole lot more is done on the matter. I do not believe it has come to such, so for now I am pro-abortion.
Marijuana: Legalized for medicinal purposes. Prescription-only, and users are extremely limited as to where they can use the drug. Subject to fines if such laws are not obeyed.
Gay Marriage: For.
Gay Adoption: For.
Religion in Schools: Yes, provided that the students get to have a look at a range of religions, and that the information is objective. Furthermore, no assertions should be made regarding a child's own belief system.
Death Penalty: By default, no. If it is to be used, I would want the criminal (or a nominee) to choose.
Firearms: Smaller arms should be allowed; applications should be necessary and anyone with a criminal record should not be allowed to own one. Other applications covering the persons mental stability should be present. Larger arms, for example assault rifles, MG's, etc, should be subject to stricter conditions. Weapons like missile launchers should be illegal for public use. They used solely within the military and should be illegal for them to use them outside a designated military training or combat area.
Communism: In its theoretical state, I advocate it. However, there are factors that make a practical application difficult. Communist, and also Socialist, ideals introduced by democratic means is something I have strong support for (Venezuela, for example, is a country who's political system I support and have great hopes for).
Taxes: Pro. A nation, and by extension the world, can greatly benefit from many individuals giving a relatively limited amount of money. With greater public interaction with political parties, a taxation system would be further optimized, creating greater efficiency. I also support the Howard government's Goods and Services Tax, as well as the current Australian issue of carbon pricing (which is a tax for the 500 biggest polluting businesses in the country).
War In Iraq: Questionably motivated (oil & political assertion being two possible justifications). If I am forced to choose a side, it would be against the invasion. I support any peace-keeping operations, provided the representative body of Iraq is consulted and works with the operation/s. Not a prominent topic than what it was when this thread was first started, but I thought I'd note something there anyway.
War in Afghanistan: Against the war. Advocate of peace-keeping. Similar position with the Iraq War; questionable motives.
Libyan Civil War: Pro-NTC.
Mid-2011 situation in Syria: Against Bashar al-Assad's regime. Pro-Syrian democratic reform.