DOOR 2: WOMEN
Which of the following statements do you agree most passionately with?
(If you agree passionately with more than one, please force a choice between/among them)
Gay people are as “normal” as straight people.
Americans have a right to own guns.
Women have a right to choose an abortion.
The United States is the best country in the world.
Racial discrimination is a terrible injustice.
I don't agree passionately with any of these.
Absurd Hypothetical scenario: You need to rely, in an emergency, on a 25-year-old man to babysit your 8-year-old son. He is almost a complete stranger -- you know only one fact about him. Which of the following facts would make you the LEAST likely to want him to babysit your child?
He lives in a very rural area.
He is only a high school graduate.
He is gay.
He is an ardent Republican.
He is an ardent Liberal.
At 17, he had a DUI arrest but was found not guilty.
He has a large, well-done tattoo of an eagle on a forearm.
None of these things would give me even very slight qualms.
You have to apportion blame, mathematically, for the situation in the Middle East. Mathematically, one side will get more than 50 percent blame. Even if the distinction is minuscule, which side gets MORE than 50 percent blame?
The Arab nations and the Palestinians.
Do you agree EVEN A LITTLE BIT with the conclusion of this statement?
The assassination of late-term abortion doctor George Tiller was a serious crime, and his vigilante killer should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, but it's hard to call this an outright tragedy because his death helps curtail an immoral practice.
Yes, I agree at least a little bit.
No, I do not agree even a little bit.
If you could go back in time and influence Harry Truman's brain in August 1945, would you:
Still drop the bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
Bomb Hiroshima but then give the Emperor more time, and a clear ultimatum for surrender, before dropping the second bomb.
Bomb neither city, but explode the first device on an uninhabited atoll visible from Japan. Give The Emperor reasonable time to surrender before taking out 100,000 people with the remaining bomb.
Keep the A-Bomb a secret, and end the war in a conventional way, by invading Japan.
Let’s say that CIA files clearly prove that waterboarding and other brutal interrogation techniques did, in fact, generate valuable information that helped bring dangerous terrorists to justice, and may have thwarted other terrorist plots. And let's say the misinformation and deception we received through these methods were not particularly hurtful to us. Do you think we should continue to use these techniques on high-level suspected terrorists?
Only if the situation were a ticking-bomb, massive-death scenario, and we were virtually certain the prisoner could stop it.
Okay, we have a ticking-bomb, massive death scenario! To get the information out of the terrorist, is it okay to torture his 9-year-old son in the father's presence, if that tactic was very likely to get the information and save tens of thousands of lives?
I'm not sure.