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Titania Flavia Sabina Vespesiana Smith
President of the Cascsdian Democratic Republic
Ceannaire Phoblacht Dhaonlathach an Chaiséaigh
|Smith in 2019|
February 15, 2020
April 20 - May 10, 2019
|Predecessor||Jim von Hindenburg|
November 15, 2019-February 15, 2020
|Predecessor||Tater the Cat|
November 15, 2019-February 15, 2020
May 24, 2019
February 15, 2020
April 21, 2019 - May 6, 2019
|Predecessor||Office Restored |
April 21, 2019 - May 6, 2019
|Born||September 4, 1991 (age 28)|
Queen of the Valley Hospital, Napa Valley, California, USA
|Citizenship||Sonora, Cascadia, California, United States (verbally renounced)|
|Political party||Cascadian Socialist Party (since April 2019) |
Cascadian People's Patriotic Party (May-June 2019) Cascadian Independence Party (since Jan 2018)
CNP (since Dec 2015)
Communist (Aug-Nov 2018)
|Spouse(s)||Amy Augusta Smith|
|Residence||Clackamas, Portlandia, Cascadia|
|Alma mater||University of Shaoshan (defunct)|
|Occupation||Politician, Security Guard, Activist, Student, Blogger|
|Nickname(s)||TSmith, Smithy, TSmithy|
|Allegiance|| Republic of Cascadia (since May 2019)|
Cascadian Soviet Socialist Republic (Apr-May 2019)
|Commands||PriómhMarshal ("Chief Marshal")|
|Battles/wars||Great Patriotic War|
Titania Flavia Sabina Vespisiana Smith (also known simply as Titania Smith) is a micronationalist, politician, activist, private security guard, student, blogger, sports executive, and Cascadian military leader, who currently serves as the 5th President of the Cascadian Democratic Republic, having previously served as the 2nd President during the nation's inception, and as the 3rd Prime Minister of Cascadia. She also mans the office of Minister of State Affairs, and served as the 2nd Premier of the Portlandian Soviet Socialist Republic. Her stint as the 2nd President of Cascadian came during a shift when the government briefly became the Cascadian Soviet Socialist Republic in which she served as Chairman of the Cascadian People's Soviet, President of the Council of State, Chairman of the Central Military Commission, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission, and Chairman of the ruling Cascadian Patriotic Party. She served briefly as the 2nd and last President of the Republic of the Union of Sonora (also known as the Sonoran Confederation). She is infamously known for her autocratic dictatorship over numerous micronations and heavy influence during his brief stints from power. She has served as leader of several socialist parties and led three micornations, with brief stints of absence, since 2014. She was convicted of treason and corruption charges in Sonora in March 2018. She led a California nationalist movement in April declaring independence from Sonora and forming a self declared California Republic, leading to the fall of Sonora. She also served as the President and later Premier and supreme leader of the Union of Sonoran Soviet Socialist Republics from August 29 to November 24, 2018.
- 1 Early Life, Education, and Politics
- 2 Depositions, Arrests and Punishment
- 3 Political Views
- 4 Religious views
- 5 Personal life
- 6 Style
- 7 Quotes
Early Life, Education, and Politics
Smith was born in Napa Valley, California on September 4, 1991 to a working class family. Her father deserted her and her mother shortly after she was born and has never met him and because of this, supposedly has strong resentment. Smith's mother was a 30-year addict and lived in abstract poverty for many years, never staying in one location for very long. She lived with his grandparents from the age of 7 until he was 26. Her mother married in 2003 but her husband (Smith's stepfather) died in June 2011. Smith also lost her grandfather in December 2012 to diabetes and kidney failure. Smith went to Kindergarten in Napa Valley, but went to another school after moving in with his grandparents where she was enrolled from 1st to 8th grade. She completed her grade school education in June 2006 and obtained her diploma in 2010. While in a high school club, she was President of a club that raised money for disadvantaged children in the community and provided medical supplies for tribal clinics in Tanzania. In October 2014, Smith's mom sought treatment and is still currently clean and sober today. Smith currently is enrolled in college pursuing her degree in general education with a major in Political Science.
Smith's political career began in 2009 with the creation of "Star Nation", which later became an experimental phase with what is now known as the "Starland Project" or simply Starland. Following this, Smith created the short-lived state of Sonora to which she served as monarch in 2012. Following this, Smith would soon meet a young, charismatic young man named, Casey Hamlin, and would dually hold citizenship in Hamlin's projects for the next two years. Smith stood as the Social Liberal Party nominee for President of the Hamlinian Republic in the 2012 Hamlinian Presidential Election. Her opponent was then Vice President Daniel Stefanko. Smith lost by a narrow margin of two votes, gave her concession and retired briefly from micronationalism. However, just a few months later in December 2012, Smith returned to found Costa Dorada, a state of the Oasis Islands to which she would serve as Governor and Senator of until the micronation was dissolved in April 2014. She helped found the Oasis People's Party, which Hamlin led and Smith guided. During her tenure with the Oasis Islands, she served from January 1-November 11, 2013 as Majority Leader of the Senate and then Minority Leader and Vice President until April 19, 2014, switching party loyalties and founding and leading the Oasis United Leftist Party. On April 28, 2014, 9 days after the dissolution of the Oasis Islands, the still existent Costa Dorada was left without federal leadership and Governor Smith declared the state to be an independent socialist republic. It would survive until November 30 when Smith left to pursue opportunities on the opposite end of the United States. Months before her departure, however, she formed another project known as Marxia, to which she served as 1st Premier from September 7 until November 30. Marxia was jointly co-governed by Costa Dorada and the Republic of Promesa, another micronation that Smith had become involved with, to which Smith also served as its Senator. After Smith's departure, Costa Dorada was dissolved but Marxia never formally got the same treatment and remained a de facto overlands territory of Promesa.
Smith returned on February 8, 2015 to reclaim Marxia and resumed her position as Premier and founded Shaoshan, serving as Chief Minister from its founding until the May 15th. She went on to serve as 1st,3rd, and 6th President of Shaoshan, the 1st stint from May 15 until the overthrow of the Republic, to which she led a movement to restore, her 3rd stint from August 1, 2015 to January 15, 2016, having been elected as head of the National Assembly and concurrently as Prime Minister until March 17, and her 6th from April 4 to September 15, 2016. During her tenure as Prime Minister, Smith began focusing more on internal affairs and less on the foreign world. As Promesa slipped into inactivity and eventual dissolution, Smith wrote to inform its President, Ariel Yaari, that as Premier of Marxia, it would be declared an independent state effective immediate. On July 13, Smith led a liberation of the entity, and the state became a protectorate and would later become a state. Smith was elected to resume her role as Premier in August 2015 and became the 3rd Premier of Marxia, only to be succeeded one term later by her mother, Julia. Smith never formally resumed the role of Marxia's leadership for very long periods of time after that and the project was eventually abandoned and the territory incorporated into the larger City of Shaoshan in 2018.
Smith was designated twice as Shaoshanian monarch over a imperial Shaoshan but both times abdicated to her little sister and led coups both times to restore the republic, taking advantage of her young age to reassume power. In April 2016, Smith reassumed power as President of the Republic and took control over the country. On June 3, Smith replaced Laura Patterson as Minister of Defense and her titles in the Army, Navy, and Air Force were consolidated with her role as Generalismo of the Armed Forces to create the role of Generalismo of the Republic. Smith's presidency came to an end in September 2016 after a snap election was called after it was exposed her autocratic regime suppressed the rights of Stuffed toys. Smith was also replaced as Minister of Defense by Olaf Gustafsen, who became the next Vice President.
Smith would rise back to power at the end of 2016 and into 2017 during the merger of the Sonoran Alliance nations of Shaoshan, Olaf Empire, and Marxia into the recreation of a former Sonoran state, establishing the Sonoran Empire. She served as acting President of the Imperial Diet until being elected as the Chairman of the Imperial Council, becoming Sonora's Prime Minister until May 2017. She would return a month later after political instability, culminating in the abdication of the only elected Emperor, Buster McCovey in July 2017. Smith was designated as acting Emperor until elections could be held. While elections at the state and local levels were held, Smith's government began a process of de-centralization and de-imperialization, consolidating power and distributing it to the states and cities, while maintaining a strong national government. During the August Revolution, Sonora became more of a socialist state with the Theodorists (later renamed the Worker's Party) seizing power and abolishing the monarchy, declaring Sonora a Democratic People's Republic, with Smith becoming President. After a few months of success, a move to Oregon and concern over her growing power and influence sparked controversy driving the nation into turmoil and his party into decline. Smith brought an end to the DPRS and banned all political parties (including his own) to secure her power and the nation. On December 6, 2017, she formed the Pacific Roman Empire of Sonora with herself as Imperator and on January 2, 2018, formed the Popular Patriotic Front. Once power had been consolidated and her rule secure along with national unity and stability, Smith called a Party Congress like no other which would later birth the Imbolc Revolution (also called the February Revolution or Sonoran Spring) which saw the monarchy abolished again and a return to an even more centralized and autocratic socialist state. She was elected in what some called a "rigged election" to ensure a landslide victory over her opponents in the February 28th Presidential Election. The aftermath saw a decline in Smith's leadership and ability to hold the country together under her grip. Smith was deposed by the Worker's Party as Chairman and as People's President by the National People's Congress on March 16, 2018 and was replaced by Buster McCovey.
Smith played a very firm and centralized role in her influence over partisan politics. She served as General Secretary and Chairman, respectively, over the two incarnations of the Worker's Party of Sonora, in both instances serving as the head of the party as leader of the Politburo and the Central Committee. During a brief stint, following the ban on all parties, Smith was also the Chairman of the Popular Patriotic Front which later became the 2nd incarnation of the Worker's Party. She has also served as head of many other parties including the Worker's Party of Shaoshan, the Theodorist parties of both Sonora and Shaoshan, the Socialist Party, the Social Democratic Party, and the Revolutionary Worker's Party of Costa Dorada, with very few brief stints away from leadership. Her sole continuous role had been the Deputy General Secretary of the Pagan Unity Party from 2015 to 2018 whom her mother, Julia Smith, led as General Secretary.
Her roles in government were also ever changing, serving as Minister of Defense on numerous occasions, including her brief reinvention of the post as "Chairman of the Central Military Commission". She served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of both Sonora and Shaoshan since February 2015. She also played a very key role in the gradual transition of government power from Shaoshan to Columbia.
Depositions, Arrests and Punishment
Smith has twice been deposed of power during her long tenure as a micronationalist. She was defeated in a snap election in September 2016 for President of Shaoshan and was subsequently placed under house arrest, tried, and convicted of treason and crimes of oppression and civil rights abuses against the Stuffed Animal ("Stuffy") community. She was stripped of her ability to run for office and served a 30 day community service sentence, with time served for good behavior. However, with the dissolution of Shaoshan in December 2016, Smith's sentence was de facto nullified and she resumed government roles, quickly gained influence and restored her place in power. Once in power again, Smith became even more autocratic and her governments more centralized. Her power became absolute and her role became that of a socialist dictator. By 2018, Smith had total control on most aspects of Sonora. In March 2018, she was finally deposed yet again by her own party, stripped of the Presidency by the government, and his government and military positions along with certain honors and titles were immediately revoked. She was placed under house arrest and is was put on trial by the Constitutional Court on charges of treason and corruption to which they were convicted. Smith's wife was also arrested and charged with the same crimes in addition to Edward Morton, who was the sole citizen of and leader of the Town of Salt Lake and the Governorate of Utah. Morton was also stripped of his offices and Salt Lake and the Utah Governorate were placed under temporary direct rule of the government. The trio were indicted by the Court on March 19 and the trial began on March 22nd. Titania Smith was found guilty and made to serve a monthly sentence, community service, restitution, and was barred from holding office for several months. Amy Smith and Morton were acquitted. Morton later left micronational politics. Titania Smith was later tried and convicted in December 2018 for corruption, treason and sedition for her Soviet regime. In August 2019, Smith was placed under protective custody again in Cascadia for attempting to undermine the state and democracy. She was expelled from the Patriotic Worker's Party pending an investigation and civil and criminal proceedings butnlster allowed to rejoin. She was convicted and Smith was barred from participating in national elections for a year but allowed to run for local office. This was after being extended several partial pardons by the President of Cascadia.
Smith has longingly been a Marxist-Leninist with emphasis on Mao Zedong Thought, Ho Chi Minh Thought, Xi Jinping Thought, Castroism, Chavismo, Guevarism, and an ardent Third Worldist. However, she always believed in the ideals of freedom and democracy. Her beliefs that revolutionary socialism is possible in the third world, but for the first world and first world micronations, social democracy and democratic socialism is the best form of governance. Smith is known for her ardent stances and pieces on socialism and progressive politics (known as "Titania Smith Thought" or "Smithism") while also being open for negotiation. Smith was formerly a Democrat who supported the Obama administration. However, her feelings towards Democrats faltered around 2011, when she began criticizing the party and Obama administration over numerous issues. She is now an open critic of both former Presidents Barack Obama and George Walker Bush, labeling him as the "worst and most dictatorial-like President". Smith later eased on this saying "I've never seen more a dictator or a tyrant than I've seen in Donald Trump." Smith is consistently anti-Trump and identifies with the antifa movement stating "Antifa began in socialism and is still a socialist weapon against fascism. This is why capitalism hates it, not because it fights against fascism because it fights against capitalism as well." Smith has strongly opposed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and what she calls "continued US aggression against the Middle East." She openly voiced her opposition to military strikes against Syria in September 2013, claiming that the Free Syrian Army had become "hijacked by terrorist groups" and that the conflict was entirely a "Syrian matter". Smith is a federally registered non-partisan who actively criticizes US policy, particularly what she calls "imperialism" in the Middle East and disdain for the mainstream two party system of American politics. She once had lightly spoken of Ronald Reagan in a supportive manner but has in recent years denounced him and other Republican idealists. Her progressive inspirations have ranged from Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton while her ideological views take inspiration from Vladimir Lenin, Che Guevara, Mao Tse-Tung, Fidel Castro, Xi Jinping, and Hugo Chavez. Smith revised her political thoughts and published them in February 2019 where she denounced Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and all other communist ideals while still drawing certain inspirations for her ideological views. With the independence of Cascadia, Smith reversed course and returned to Marxist idealism.
LGBTQ+ Rights and Gender Egalitarianism
Smith is an open advocate for LGBT equality and supported the "Matthew Shepard Act (MSA)" when she was a member of the Oasis Islands Senate. She also authored parts of the Shaoshan Constitution protecting LGBTQ equality and is an active member of Human Rights Campaign and supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Smith has actively and aggressively opposed right wing anti-gay activists and micronationalists, often engaging in Cold War-like politics with certain micronations. While actively supporting same-sex marriage, the right to adopt, serve openly in the military, donate blood, change genders and use the bathroom of their gender identity, Smith has faced both praise and criticism alike for her ultra-progressive views. Regardless, Smith still is a micronational activist for LGBTQ+ equality and an active supporter of gay rights who believes that equality for sexual and gender minorities is no less of a priority than any other forms of equality and is the mark of a truly democratic state. Smith has historically identified as "pro-feminist" who has strongly advocated for women's rights and is known for standing strong on the pro-choice and abortion rights issues. However, he no longer considers himself pro-feminist on the grounds of redundancy, citing her socialist ideology, which she claims promotes the ideas of gender eqalitarianism. Smith is also a proponent of minimum wage increases and equal pay for women and equal opportunity for both genders.
Decriminalization of Drugs
Smith supports the idea of decriminalization of all drugs and legalization of marijuana. She cites the social democratic and progressive drug policies of tolerance in Europe as her basis for her argument, believing that marijuana has medicinal use and is not addictive and should be used as an alternative to prescription drugs, which she considers "Drugs of capitalistic corporate monopoly". However, on the issue if anti-vax activism, Smith has referred to the movement as "reactionary and dangerous". She also cites the large potential of monetary profit and the potential to make a gender egalitarian and worker-owned enterprise to generate prosperity and greater wealth distribution. Harder drugs like cocaine and heroin, she believes, should be decriminalized and treated as a public health crisis rather than a criminal act and should be a subject to mental health and medical treatment rather than criminal rehabilitation. Smith holds the belief that LSD has a mental health aspect that can be used to treat those with psychiatric disorders or mental illness but should only be decriminalized.
Smith is a pro-gun advocate who has defended the right to bear arms on the grounds of an armed proletariat. However, Smith has conceded that there is an gun violence epidemic and has introduced bills and advocated stricter gun safety regulations and background checks. She is opposed to gun control stating a necessity for guns for safety and protection reasons, though a sound minded public and better gun handling and safety training is needed to ensure the stabilization and reduction of gun accidents and violence. While not a gun owner herself, Smith has expressed interest in owning assault weapons and collecting antique rifles which has been the source of criticism by friends and others. Smith abandoned her position in 2018 after the Parkland Shooting to better reflect a balanced advocacy of gun rights and gun regulation.
An outspoken and controversial critic of American policy, Smith was a staunch supporter of the Occupy Movement and the Anonymous Collective and stands in defense of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, NSA contractor Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning. She states that the trio are victims of false reports, media manipulation, and government secrecy and coverups and are being held and treated unfairly by a corrupt system and they deserve to freed and pardoned for their actions. Smith has gone so far as to say all three deserve Medals of Honor for their heroic acts. Smith has been the author of the Manning-Assange Freedom of Information Act (MAFIA) when she was a member in the Oasis Islands Senate and has authored a similar set of bills that were passed in Shaoshan ensuring citizens' protection from their government and from outside forces. Smith has been openly critical of the NSA spying and openly condemns it and any and all surveillance of American citizens by the US government. In addition, she is a strong advocate for open government and government transparency and has been a heavy opponent to attempts by world governments and organizations to censor the Internet through means of ACTA, SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA and has campaigned in the defense of and the need for a quick return to net neutrality. Smith's openness has been described as open defiance of macronational oversight, with the passage of a bill that openly stated that any abuses committed against Shaoshanian citizens by the US or other foreign powers would be considered an act of aggression if not a wonton act of war. After the December 2017 FCC strikedown of net neutrality, Smith has openly advocated strict access to information and had vowed to protect internet freedom in Sonora. She continues this fight in Cascadia.
California Nationalism and Independence Movements
A proud Californian and a proponent of independence movements, Smith has advocated for Californian and Texan separation from the United States, stating they are a nationality and deserve to be recognized as such and have a right to their self-determination. In November 2015, Smith took a more active role outside micronationalism as a member of a California independence movement and openly states she supports the California nationalist and Texas nationalist movements and on December 16, 2015 became a member of the California National Party, a big tent organization committed to California devolution, sovereignty, preservation and independence. She also believes in Scottish independence from the United Kingdom and, in the wake of the September 2014 Scottish Referendum, vocally spoke about the need for Scotland to separate from the UK and return to the days of its rightful independence. In addition, Smith also has said that she supports Catalonian independence from Spain. An opponent of monarchism, Smith has often been vocal towards her support for British republicanism. In 2017, she openly denounced Spain as "fascist" while recognizing Catalan independence and Carles Puigdemont as its legitimate President. She similarly denounced the United States and its President Donald Trump in the same fashion while declaring California to be a free, sovereign and independent nation, often referring to Governor Jerry Brown as "President of the California Republic". On March 15, 2018, just one day before being deposed, Smith made one final act in declaring the Donetsk People's Republic and the Luhansk People's Republic free and independent of Ukraine and supported the separatists and the Communist Party there in a gesture of "socialist comradery and friendship".
Smith opposes Corporatocracy and monopoly and has openly criticized corporations over their influence on government and has openly criticized banks and denounced the United States Federal Reserve and the International Monetary Fund as a "pyramid scheme designed to make the rich richer and the poor more impoverished." Smith believes in the abolition of the IRS and the Federal Reserve in favor of a independent, non-bureaucratic, non-profit, worker-owned enterprise responsible for a single-payer tax system in order to pay for goods and services. She also believes in the arrests of corrupt bankers and more investment and faith in credit unions and departure from the International Monetary Fund. Smith has called for the return of the enforcement of anti-trust laws and de-monopolization and de-corporatization and more press openness.
Smith has always rejected the idea of organized religion and despises religious extremism of all kinds. She has openly viewed Westboro Baptist Church and other ultra-conservative religions as terrorist organizations and extremely dangerous. In the same respect, Smith has also said that she is opposed to anti-theists as well calling them "arrogant and self-centered human beings" and has determined them to be "extremists of the non-religious and non-believers." Having struggled with what she called a "religious identity crisis" during her youth, she never held a true belief in any deified being. Growing up in an agnostic, yet non-religious family, she has always remained skeptical of the idea of a "higher power". In December 2012, Smith proudly came out as an atheist but stated that she respects all beliefs and was rather intrigued by the religious views of her friends and colleagues. After studying Paganism and Wicca in its many unique forms for nearly a year, Smith decided to convert to on October 29, 2014, dedicating herself to the Roman Pantheon. Smith credits her conversion to a spiritual vision that she received through meditation and in her dreams. When asked the following year what her beleifs were, Smith has said that she believes in a combination of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Norse/Germanic and describes herself as ecclectic. She still actively participates in Sabbats but does not actively practice magick, describing himself as an "Agnostic Wiccan" and now follows a more Norse path.
Smith identifies as pansexual, having come out in 2015 and for years identified as gender-neutral. In September 2019, Smith came out as transgender, with plans to begin transitioning from Male to female.
Smith has had a few relationships over the years but none have ever been serious. She began involvement with Amy Wilde in July 2016, who is 5 years her junior, on a low-key basis which grew more prolific over the course of several months. Wilde and Smith married in a private Pagan ceremony in August 2017. She also held a high level position in his many political parties as well as his government. The two reside in the Cascadian capital, Clackamas, with their dog, Charlie Smith. Amy Smith is founder and General Secretary of the Cascadian Feminist Workers Union and currently serves as Minister of Transportation.
Smith has a sister whom is 22 years her junior (born September 2013). Due to current privacy laws, her real name is hidden and is known by her psuedoname name, Juno Smith, who lives with the Smiths in New Reno.
Smith suffers from Attention deficit disorder, Aspergers syndrome, chronic depression and anxiety disorder and historically had been in opposition to and refused to personally take prescription medication other than asprin due to her belief that Big Pharma is "exploiting and profiting off people's conditions". She treats her disorders with holistic medication and cannabis which she states is a much better alternative. However, as of 2018, Smith is currently taking medication for her conditions and using cannabis but remains anti-capitalistic about the pharmaceutical industry.
Smith possesses a wide array of knowledge and spends much of her spare time researching current events, politics, and science. She has a wide amount of knowledge in history, geography, government and politics, and a fair amount of knowledge in biology and can often be found giving lectures throughout Cascadia.
PriómhMarshal Titania Flāvia Sabina Vespasiāna Augusta Californica Oregonia Cascadia Smith, Order of Victory (OVIC), Order of Military Merit (OMM), Order for Service to the Republic (OSR), Medal for Distinguished Military Service (MDMS), Medal of Courage (MC), Medal of Honor (MH), Medal of Freedom (MF), Order of Valor (OV), Order of Glory (OG), Order of Dorada (OD), Great Californian Order (GCO), Order of the Bear (OB), Order of the Western Gate (OWG), Order of the Pacific (OP), Order of Douglas Fir (ODF), Order of the California Poppy (OCP), Order of Cascadia (OC), Honored Military Leader (HML), Recipient of the Cascadian War Medal, People's Teacher of the Republic (PTR), Hero of the Republic (HR)
- I'm not going to sugarcoat anything. I'm always going to tell you flat out how I feel. If you don't like it, that's fine. We are all entitled to our own opinions.
- Corporations are nothing more than an evil monopoly. They corrupt power, ruin democracies, and add to the inequality of society.
- In the past decade, we have seen a nation of surplus, business, and great democracy and influence become one of the most corrupt and broken political and economic systems in the western world. We have gone from a nation of immense freedom to a corporatacratic police state.
~on America's current condition
- The democracy of America has devolved to nothing more than a two-party dictatorship over the people ruled by a group of oligarchic, corporate elitists...when the government begins infringing on the people’s freedom, freedom is lost. Democracy is corrupted. And all that remains are its shattered remains, darkened by the shadows of tyrannical power. ~On the corruption of democracy.
- California overthrew their Mexican rulers and then their revolution was turned against them by their own traitorous leaders, who submitted to the US imperialists. ~on the issue of California Independence.
- We need guns for protection, not just for home defense, but from defense against those who wish to take our civil liberties away. Do we need to change how we look at guns? Sure. However, Do we need to outlaw guns? Hell. No. What we need is gun SAFETY, not gun control.
- LGBT Rights are not just a civil and constitutional matter, they are a human rights matter. To deny LGBT their equality is to deny them their human rights. And that's not right!
- Locking people up because they are an addict makes as much since as printing money to save a struggling economy. Its just going to exacerbate that situation. Portugal has decriminalized drugs and things have actually had a positive turn because they treat it as a public health concern, not a criminal matter. The opposite of what America does.
- The US Government has for years been violating the very values of said Constitution by spying on US citizens through wiretaps, online monitoring, and mass surveillance, something eerily reminiscent of ’1984′.
- [We], the People of the United States....that in order to form a more perfect Union, we are standing with PFC Bradley Manning and all other whistleblowers and request that they be pardoned from wrong-doing or that US government politicians and workers resign from their positions effective immediately.
- I no longer call myself "pro-feminist" or "feminist". I don't like that term. Its a redundant label. I am a revolutionary socialist, a Marxist, a godless communist, a pinko; whatever it is you wish to call me. The whole point of Marxism is to attain equality of all walks of humanity, where race and gender, ethnicity and nationality, sexual orientation and religion do not matter. We all work together for a better way of life and to benefit ourselves, our society, instead of benefiting an exploitative person in a suit who's only means is profit. Women are our equal and as such are and will always be our equal. Their struggle must be the struggle of their male comrades. Without this comradery, revolution cannot be attained or achieved. We must stand together, united, and steadfast as equals against the bourgeoisie to tear it down and establish a new society from the ruins of the old. True feminism, rather the idea of gender equality, can only be achieved through the ending of the exploitation, the overthrow of the capitalist order, the statist system, the ruling class. Only then can equality be achieved. That is feminism, that is revolutionary. It is because of that why I consider myself revolutionary rather than feminist because gender equality is already ingrained within the revolutionary ideal.
- In a choice between religious fundamentalists and anti-theists, the anti-theists seem to be the most arrogant and self-centered human beings I've come across. I probably despise them more than religious fundamentalism. They are the extremists of the non-religious and non-believers and the dangerous part is they are usually well educated and logical folks. However, as a person who does not believe in God, given the choice of defending a fundamentalist or an anti-theists, I'd probably defend the fundamentalist.
- It is our job to be the bastions of freedom for those who may be to afraid to speak out...against any and all governments and organizations that continue to oppose progress and the rights of human beings. We encourage those to speak up for them, under penalty of law, arrest, or life, to defend human rights wherever we see fit and encourage others to come forward and be proud, be brave, and to throw off the age old chains of the oppressor. It is through mobilizing in unity and solidarity can we throw off the chains of reactionary fascism, fundamentalism, imperialism and the theocratic bourgeois that presses its hegemonic boot against the throats of our human beings. ~On LGBT Rights, freedom of speech, and religious freedom
- A religious majority cannot continue to use its rule to oppress the minority rights of a community. The reactionary idea that Christianity deserves a pass and a free ride to discriminate against sexual and religious minorities, anywhere in the world, micronational or macronational, is a primitive concept and goes against the ideals of humanity or a progressive society. I prefer to go with progress. ~On the Christian "Religious Freedom Restoration" movement