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This "Sandbox" is a place where Politics users can get feedback on prospective questions they wish to post to the main page. This is useful because writing a clear and fully specified question on your first try can be difficult, and there is a much better chance of your question being well received if you post it in the Sandbox first.

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  • You might also consider asking a feature request to drop the rep requirement for meta participation to 1. Otherwise, new users cannot post on this sandbox. – Andrew T. Jun 6 at 17:31
  • @AndrewT. if this sandbox actually becomes used, sure, but making feature request for a feature nobody uses doesn’t sit right with me. – Ekadh Singh Jun 6 at 17:33
  • How should votes be used here? Do upvotes mean: I think this question is good to be asked on the main site? – divibisan Jun 7 at 15:12
  • @divibisan yes, that’s what they mean. I’ll update my post. – Ekadh Singh Jun 7 at 17:45

Who supports funding of NASA and who supports funding of the "Big Three"

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A look at this graph, especially in times of the "Billionaire Space Race", is an interesting political topic. I am aware that there has been a gradual shift of the importance from NASA to the big 3 as the frontrunner of Space exploration.

[by gradual shift I refer to reduction in federal funding of NASA simultaneously with the approval of Tax breaks for the Big 3 for the purpose of sending mankind once again to space, but this time 'private' (article ironically written by Bloomberg org, I guess someone is feeling left out lol)]

also [Big 3= Forbes #1 Bezos(Blue Origin) #2 Elon Musk(SpaceX) and #589 Richard Branson (Virgin Galactic)]

Coming back to the topic of federal funding, after poking fun at the billionaires club, I am also aware that there is a general trend of reduction in NASA funding after the peak of the "space race" during cold war as well a trend for tax breaks for Big 3 during the peak of the "Billionairre space race" and trend begun by

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What countries cannot require vaccination for their citizens

In accordance with a countries base laws (e.g. the constitution for the US), what countries cannot (while following these laws) mandate vaccination for all of their citizens?

Edit: this proposal has been abandoned by me in favor of doing what Philipp suggested in the comments and posting one question for each specific country.

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    I am afraid that this question is too broad. In order to answer it, one would need to read through the constitutions of the almost 200 sovereign countries in the world. And in many cases, the answer won't be a clear "yes or no" because legal scholars will disagree how to interpret the constitution. This question would perhaps work for one specific country, but not for the whole world. – Philipp Jun 7 at 12:59
  • A starting point for your own research could be the wikipedia article on vaccination policy which includes a table about what vaccinations are mandatory in a couple selected countries. But this table of course does not tell you which countries decided against mandatory vaccinations by choice and which can't do them because of constitutional law. – Philipp Jun 7 at 13:12
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    How many do you plan on asking? That sounds like an awful lot of noise on the site. – Joe W Jun 7 at 17:59
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    @JoeW only one or two per week, not too many. – Ekadh Singh Jun 7 at 17:59

Which major political party has more people leaning towards social media censorship?

Note: by the two major political parties I am referring to republicans and democrats.

It seems (to me) that people in the Democratic Party often lean towards censoring things on social media. For example, AOC said

We’re going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation (quoted from this article).

Now, AOC does not represent the views of every member off the party, and this is just an example.

It also seems (to me) that the Republican Party often leans toward not censoring what gets posted on social media (I couldn’t find a quote from a Republican on this).

I would like to know wether this is true or not.

My question is: Which political party has more people leaning towards censoring messages on social media?

  • AOC said "AOC does not represent the views..."? – Azor Ahai -him- Jun 14 at 16:27
  • @AzorAhai-him- oops, a formatting bug, my bad – Ekadh Singh Jun 14 at 16:51
  • I think this question would need to better define "people who belong to a political party". Who would you include in that group? Elected representatives? Federal, state, county or municipal level? Party officials? Card-carrying party members? Registered voters? Any US citizen who sympathizes with the party? Anyone worldwide who sympathizes with the party? This distinction would matter regarding what kind of research would be required to answer the question. – Philipp Jun 15 at 14:30

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