This is probably a good time to tell you I’m Dexter Morgan, but my dark passenger is Sheldon Cooper.
Scientist - scientific method
Red Elephant is creation; Blue Elephant is new age pseudo science
If I Belief in God depends on how you define it
No bearded man
No supreme being
Either the sum total of all knowledge, or all that remains unknown
The big bang
The whole greater than the sum of the parts
The healing power of prayer
I don’t have faith. I’m a scientist. I need objective proof. That is the antithesis of faith.
But I can’t count it out, because there’s no proof to the contrary. You can’t prove to me that God doesn’t exist.
Creation as a metaphor for big bang / evolution
If you’re not hurting anyone (including yourself) then it’s not immoral
Thou shalt not kill
I don’t tell lies, ever
Life force / energy
Saying you transfer energy to me is like saying my car transfers distance to me
The whole electrical thing is bunk. Never use that with me
Guns, Prostitutes, Gambling, Drugs, and Abortion
Guns - opposed
You need a license just like to drive a car. That way background check becomes moot because it’s an instant license check
If you violate the rules then the penalty is not jail but your license is revoked and they take your guns away
Top penalty is that you have to keep your guns either on your person (under pillow / bedstand) or LOCKED UP.
Disincentives (exemption for federal camps / shooting ranges)
Gigantic ammunition tax
Oppressive assault weapon annual fee (exemption for federal shooting ranges)
Abortion - opposed
Life doesn’t begin at inception, but the potential does. What a person will look like, from a chubby baby to a winkled old person is largely determined at inception. IQ and aptitudes. Athletic or artistic gifts. Balding. Inclination to disease. All this exists at the moment of inception
Honestly, I do believe it’s murder.
But you can’t legislate it. People are going to do it anyway. Opponents need to cave on this one
Continue with Roe standards
Drugs - support
Nicotine and caffeine are exempt
All drugs are legal but controlled
Drug use is a privilege like driving. Need a license to buy and use drugs. Minimum age 18
Need to be certified to use any specific drug
Minor drugs like weed and ecstasy have minor qualifications
Risky drugs like LSD have moderate qualifications
Dangerous drugs like alcohol and cocaine have significant qualifications
Biggies like meth and heroin have onorous qualifications
All drug purchase is recorded as part of medical. No secrets.
Family/friends/employers can request an intervention whereby license will be suspended pending evaluation / rehab
All drugs sold in federal package stores. Producers profit but distributors do not (except bars). Fed uses profits for awareness campaigns
Break the rules and they take away your license and your drugs
Drug taxes go exclusively to treatment programs and facilities, which are free and ubiquitous
If I want a gay-only business, in terms of both employees and clientele, excluding heterosexuals, then I have to accept that someone else can have a straight-only business, excluding homosexuals
Public sector and higher ed of course must be non-discrimintatory
Grocery stores & mini-marts must not discriminate because everyone has to eat
Restaurants can because you can’t make me prepare food for you if I don’t want to. Make it yourself.
General merchandise stores must not discriminate because everyone has to buy clothes and furnishings and daily belongings
Specialty stores can discriminate
Real estate must be non-discriminatory across the board
States rights would go in the dumper. States would become an administrative subdivision like counties are under states. All laws are at the federal level and are ubiquitous. Matters of zoning and “community standards” can be determined locally
Military / Reserves
Police (no more state troopers or county sherrifs)
Healthcare including EMS
Fully integrated information system
Greed is a sin, but achievement should be unbound
Fuck equality. We need something to strive for. No one should go cold or hungry, but there should be poor and rich.
If there were no suffering, then joy would have no meaning
Privacy - I had a dream that I lived in a surveillance state, but no one noticed because no one had anything to hide