Anonymous asked: What are your political views? Politics student ^_^
I love politics questions! I describe myself as a pretty strong Democrat in American politics, pretty liberal in a lot of things. I believe in LGBT rights and racial equality and feminism. I also believe in strong fiscal regulations, equal power between labor and capital, and that markets should serve people, not the other way around.
One of my favorite quotes is from Abraham Lincoln, where he said something to the affect of “government should do for the individual what he (or she) cannot do for themselves.” I guess that’s how I would sum up my political beliefs- we should be trying to make everyone’s lives better and solving problems in a way that works as broadly as possible. And that means keeping stuff like money, education, healthcare and everything else from concentrating by redistributing a little bit. Ted Kennedy’s speech at the 1980 Democratic Convention is one of the best summaries of why I’m a Democrat, if you’d like to look it up.
But I’m also very practical and I try to balance those two. Perfect is the enemy of progress. And I’m very much about giving people the benefit of the doubt, so in a lot of cases I can see why someone on the opposing side my earnestly think they’re doing the right thing.
Did I leave anything out, was I clear?
annoying online and irl
Things that get my friends cussed out in the car
I accidentally grabbed artificial sweetener rather than sugar packets yesterday and now my coffee is just horrible.
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Anonymous asked: I sort of have this ridiculous crush on you. You were on my dash a lot yesterday, and your cuteness was a little overwhelming so I thought that I should tell you ^_^
Aaah, you are so sweet, this was the nicest thing to wake up to. I dunno what I did to deserve you guys and all these crushes. Maybe it’s good karma from all the crushes I have on everyone.
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