Preparing for the 2012 elections...

We have had two long standing polls here since way before the 2008 elections:

It's about time to get started with the 2012 polls by setting up the equivalent of the above two polls (revisit them now!)

Campaign financing

It takes a lot, a lot of money to get elected into almost any office, not least President of the US.

What are your views on campaign financing? How would you improve the current system?

Rate each choice according to how much you agree with it.

You can add new answers, as well.

Choice Blog entries +10-1I don't know Votes Score
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What do you think on the US Electoral College?

The US Electoral College is the subject of many controversies and debates. Is the Electoral College still relevant in the 21st Century?
What would you do?

Give a score to each option according to how much you agree with it.

Listing in manifesto:
http://en.minguo.info/manifesto/elections
Policy wiki:
http://en.minguo.info/wiki/elections
http://en.minguo.info/wiki/electoral_college

Choice Blog entries Score votes Maximum score
100 % Eliminate both the Electoral College and the use of Plurality Voting 5 entries 110 11 110
84.62 % Eliminate the Electoral College completely. Use the nationwide popular vote instead. 0 110 13 130
73.08 % I support The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) 2 entries 95 13 130
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How would you best describe Sarah Palin?

Check all the statements you think best apply to Sarah Palin.

(If you are already registered, you can help me complete the list now.
If you are not already registered, please do so right now to add more options to the list for people to vote on!)

Choice Blog entries Votes for votes score
71.08 % She is an embarassment to women, Americans and Alaskans. 1 entry 59 83 59
61.8 % She is unfit to be Vice President of the United States. 1 entry 55 89 55
60.67 % She is a joke, right? 1 entry 54 89 54
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Which one is more important? The lose of 1€($) in your bank account or the lose of one vote?

Imagine you have in parallel with your bank account, a voting account!
Supose you can use the same bank machine that you use to get money to cast your votes.
Imagine that your bank can make a mistake and you lose 1€($) from your money account,
at the same time an electronic voting account could be mistaken and you lose one vote to the wrong person.
Wich one is more important to you?

Choice Blog entries +10-1I don't know Votes Score
95.45 % The vote is more important! 0 10 1 0 0 11 10
90 % We shouldn't use a computer to vote in the first place. 0 9 0 1 0 10 8
36.36 % Emocractic vote as important as the 1€($)! 0 4 0 0 7 11 -3
36.36 % An emocratic vote is more important! 1 entry 3 2 0 6 11 -3
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What is the main purpose of the penitentiary system?

According to you, what is the main purpose of the penitentiary system, i.e. the penal system used for people convicted of crimes?

Vote for all the statements that you agree with.

Listing in Manifesto:
http://minguo.info/usa/manifesto/justice

Choice Blog entries Score votes Maximum score
97.53 % Cure criminals, diseased members of the society, so that they can eventually reintegrate society. 2 entries 79 9 81
97.22 % Prisons should be designed to facilitate and prepare for the eventual reinsertion of the criminal into the society. 0 70 8 72
92.59 % In the case of violent criminals (e.g. murderers), it is equally important to protect the society as it is to cure the criminal 0 75 9 81
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What is your take on Global warming?

Listing in community manifesto:
http://en.minguo.info/manifesto/environment
Policy wiki:
http://en.minguo.info/wiki/environment

See also:
What is your stance on Nuclear Energy?

Choice Blog entries Votes for votes score
100 % The next generations matter much more than $$$ 2 entries 11 11 11
90.91 % More research must be done 0 10 11 10
72.73 % We can at least start by creating carfree cities. 2 entries 8 11 8
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Taiwan and China

What should the US policies towards Taiwan be?

Choice Blog entries Votes for votes score
90 % The US gov. should recognize Taiwan's independence 0 9 10 9
20 % The Status Quo should be maintained 0 2 10 2
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Policing the production and use of chemicals

All kinds of chemicals are both polluting the environment and damaging our health. Chemical products are routinely used in manufacturing and even included in consumer products.

What should be the best federal policy in that respect?

As an example, the European Union has adopted the REACH treaty both to protect the human health and to protect the environment.

Choice Blog entries +10-1I don't know Votes Score
100 % The sale and use of toxic chemicals should be better regulated 0 5 0 0 0 5 5
100 % Fragrances need better labelling 1 entry 5 0 0 0 5 5
40 % The ingredients of all products (not only food products) should be printed on the packaging 0 2 0 0 3 5 -1
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Police officer assaults city councillor who was peacefully leaving the council meeting

I am writing this poll in the context of a particular incident of police brutality, in Roseland, Indiana, on September 14th, 2007, i.e. 3 days earlier than the Meyer incident at the U. of Fl. with Senator Kerry.

Foreword

Below, I am trying to give a honest, impartial account of the Roseland incident, but the more I learn about the wider context, the less clear-cut things appear.

Choice Blog entries Votes for votes score
92.16 % The police officer abused his power. 1 entry 47 51 47
78.43 % Officer Jack Tiller should have his badge removed. 40 51 40
78.43 % This incident must be publicized. 40 51 40
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