02 November 2010

Day 19 → What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?

Religion:  I'm an atheist, raised by atheists who were themselves raised by atheists, et cetera, ad nauseum.  Science answers all of my questions, and I don't care one fig about what you do or do not believe, so long as it's not going to interfere with my life or choices.

Politics:  I'm not officially registered with any political party, but I almost always vote Democrat.  There have been a couple of very specific exceptions, as well as a few smaller, local elections wherein I've felt like I was 'safe' voting green or otherwise independent. 
 Generally speaking, I'm for social services, I wouldn't mind my taxes being raised as a result, and I'm opposed to government control of my body or my personal choices.
 California-specific, I almost always vote no on propositions that don't have a clear funding basis, and most especially on those that rely on bond measures.  I'm opposed to borrowing money from tomorrow to pay for today, no matter how good I think the idea is, and sometimes they are darned good ideas.  I just refuse to sign off on paying for it with a bond. 
Other than that it depends on the specific ballot initiatives. 
For today I'm voting for Jerry Brown, Barbara Boxer, a whole bunch of California and/or county-specific candidates, yes on Prop 21, undecided on Prop 19, and I'll most likely vote no on everything else.
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