|Born:|| not yesterday|
suburb of Philadelphia
My name is Jim. I am not Jimbo Wales, so I may get confused if you address "Jim" sans "bo" and/or "Wales." I also do some stuff on Wikipedia, and you can check out my pile of userboxes there if it pleases you.
I will be editing a lot less now that school has started. Sorry, all. I'll still be around, just less than before. If you want to help with my homework, don't hesitate to volunteer!
I live in Pennsylvania, so I contribute a lot to that part of the wiki. I will be taking a class on United States government and politics, so if you have any questions about stuff of that nature, I'll be a handy reference.
I will allow any and all points of view, because I believe in the freedom of expression. This does not mean favoring one side over the other, just permitting both sides to discuss their points. If you can't respect other people's opinions, or at least allow them to state them, I suggest you find another website.
- /Sandbox - making lots of random things in here. WARNING CONTENTS POTENTIALLY MESSY
- Pennsylvania and things in Category:Pennsylvania
- Local Meetup Schedule - come to Philadelphia!
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2006
- Forum:Love the Warrior, Hate the War - to be written
- Forum:Do we need political parties? - to be written
I promise I will not vote for any candidate, no matter what party, in the 2006 elections. I do this partially to promote bipartisanship and multipartisanship. However, it's mostly because I do not have the right to vote, even though, through this project, I may be many times more well-informed than others.
My various opinions:Edit
|Agriculture|| supports family farms|
supports farmland preservation
opposes huge corporation farms
|America in the Middle East||supports exit from Iraq|
|Drug policy reform||opposes|
|Economy|| supports small businesses|
increased miniumum wage
balanced national budget
|Education|| supports NCLB reform|
supports financial aid reform
supports higher salaries for teachers
|Energy|| supports hybrid and alternative fuels|
opposes ANWR drilling
|Environmental protection|| supports open space protection|
supports reduced emissions
|Health care|| supports medical liability reform|
supports fixing Medicare prescription Plan D
supports universal health care
|Stem cell research||supports non-embryonic|
|Taxation|| opposes marriage tax penalty and death tax|
supports tax cuts for middle and working classes
opposes tax cuts for upper class
- Partisan bickering
- Attack ads in campaigns
- Effective government that doesn't waste taxpayers' time and money on stupid and pointless issues
- reform of the USA PATRIOT Act
- privacy from Big Brother
- public involvement in government (perhaps leading to a direct democracy)
- Scientific research
If you feel something is missing and you wish to know my opinion on the issue, let me know.
It is less important what your take on this or another political issue is. It is more important fot other to know why you take this or other stand. Could you write in two sentenses