Don't worry i'd never actually try to get into any kind of government, I enjoy using my time for fun things not attempting to get as much money from taxpayers pockets as possible.
So, I dunno if you could call this proper philosophy or not, but this is my position on a bunch of political policies, though some of them may make less sense to anyone outside the UK. I thought i'd write this seeing as the war on fascism that started on the other thread.Voting System
One of the main problems in both the US and the UK is that our voting systems are in no way representational of the actual vote cast. I would bring in proportional representation so that parliamentary seats/senate seats were based on the countries vote as a whole. The easiest objection to this I can think of is people that say "but what if someone get's voted in to a constituency but isn't allowed a parliamentary seat, that's not fair". Well actually it is, you figure out the percentage of the vote for each given constituency, make a list from highest percentage of vote to lowest, then give each person on the list a seat moving down. In my eyes this is the only fair way to get a representative government that is voted for. However this is not the only problem with the voting process. So moving onto....Eligibility to Vote
This is what kicked up the stinker at the last thread. While Sailirish voiced a rather... oppressive view of things, I did agree with one thing, too many people are given the right to vote when they are completely uninformed of the choices in voting. Before anyone jumps on my back about me being fascist or anything, this is a legitimate criticism of democracy voiced by Schumpeter. To overcome this obstacle I believe that in order to vote you should take your little voting card along to the polling station, but you don't just give it in and go vote, oh fuck no. You put your voting card in a little machine that brings up 5 random questions about all the manifesto's of all the parties that are available to vote for in your constituency. Now in order for this to be fair it would be the responsibility of each party to create a quick glance manifesto of their main policies that the questions will be derived from. Personally I can think of no reason to object to this. People that read it out of due process will get informed about who they are voting for and against, people that can't be arsed to read them don't get to say who runs their bit of land.
I'm not sure which foreigners around here know about the MP expenses scandal that has been recently uncovered here in the UK, but I was severely pissed off with it. The rules are simple for this. Any MP who abuses expenses and charges anything to their expenses that is not absolutely necessary for their role as an MP, will be subject to the same benefit fraud investigations and prosecutions as social security benefit thieves. This includes prison terms, bans and fines.Sponging Breeders
Breeders are people that just have child, after child, after child, after.. what the fuck is that, after pig etc etc. They basically procreate to afford to live by squeezing the social security system of funds. As far as this goes unless you are disabled/incapable of work, if you have children then you can only receive child benefit/tax credit/income support in regards to childcare, unquestioned, if you have one child. When you have more children either you or your partner that is living in the household with you must be in paid employment otherwise you will still only receive benefits for one child. This would then mean that people would realise that if they are lapse with opening their legs, that they either have to make the father cough up in child support (which would be rigidly revamped), or they have to wait until they can viably have a job with maternity leave etc.
That'll all do for the moment, I may do some more, I await the ripping of my opinions from the floor now, good day to you all.