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The quick guide to America’s 2016 Presidential candidates

Complete list of the 2016 Presidential candidate’s political stances

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s political views

Donald Trump is the Republican Party’s 2016 nominee for President. Trump is a New York City based real estate developer, television personality and author. Trump is an alumnus of Fordham University and the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.

Social issues

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Pro-life, but allow in cases of rape, incest, or danger to the mother or child Source

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, and the government should not give funds to any organizations that perform abortions Source

Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No  Source

Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice Source

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men Source

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender Source

Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Healthcare issues

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, open the markets so insurers can compete across state lines and reduce costs Source

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, but only for medical use Source

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: More Source

Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Economic issues

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Donald Trump has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government incentivize private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: More Source

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Lower Source

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should the government increase tariffs on imported products from China? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, and the government is currently over-regulating private businesses Source

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Help, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited Source

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, this will incentivize companies to move U.S. jobs overseas Source

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, and we should eliminate the estate tax Source

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, not until we decrease our national debt Source

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. government bailout Puerto Rico? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes Source

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Immigration issues

Should all citizens have to pass a citizenship test? stats discuss

Donald Trump has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, and we should ban the use of sanctuary cities Source

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, they should pay the same rate as out-of-state students Source

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, all illegal immigrants should be turned over to federal authorities and deported Source

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, but allow them to stay Source

Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Decrease, companies are currently taking advantage of this program to decrease wages Source

Education issues

Do you support increasing taxes for the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Do you support Common Core national standards? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, education should be handled at the state and local level instead of the national level Source

Foreign Policy issues

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Increase Source

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, and send all refugees back to Syria Source

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, they are not U.S. citizens and do not have constitutional rights Source

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes if they are in need of people in the military. We need to be able to fight for our freedom since we lived out 18 years freely thanks to our men and women. 

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, and send in ground troops Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, but scale back our current involvement Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, we must use any means necessary to prevent terrorism Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Decrease Source

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, the U.S. needs to use all means necessary to combat terrorism Source

Should the U.S. close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, most of the detainees are too dangerous to be released or transferred Source

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should the government provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security Source

Should the government conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, we should let China address this issue Source

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, this would allow ISIS to control Syria Source

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, surveillance of all foreign countries is essential to tracking potential terrorist threats Source

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten us Source

Should our country defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, we should not defend any NATO country that spends less than 2% of their GDP on military defense Source

Domestic Policy issues

Should the military upgrade Air Force One? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should people on the “no-fly list” be banned from purchasing guns and ammunition? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the Senate hold hearings and a vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should corporations and unions (Super PACs) be allowed to donate to political candidates? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, until the frequency of terrorist attacks by Muslim extremists decrease Source

Should Apple unlock the iPhones of suspected terrorists for the FBI? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, but only in situations where the owner is a proven threat to national security Source

Should victims of gun violence be allowed to sue firearms dealers and manufacturers? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the NSA (National Security Agency) be allowed to collect basic metadata of citizen’s phone calls such as numbers, timestamps, and call durations? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, basic data collection is necessary to track suspected terrorists Source

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Do you support the Patriot Act? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the redrawing of Congressional districts be controlled by an independent, non-partisan commission? stats discuss

Donald Trump has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should the government be allowed to seize private property, with reasonable compensation, for public or civic use? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. government grant immunity to Edward Snowden? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, he should be returned to the U.S. to stand trial and face the consequences of his actions Source

Do you support affirmative action programs? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Electoral issues

Should foreign lobbyists be allowed to raise money for elections? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should a photo ID be required to vote? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, this will prevent voter fraud Source

Should there be a 5-year ban on White House and Congressional officials from becoming lobbyists after they leave the government? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should the presidential debates include candidates with less than 15% of support in national polls? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, only candidates that have a realistic chance of winning should be included Source

Science issues

Should the federal government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, fund public ad camapaigns about the risks and benefits instead Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, as long as there is no public subsidy Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, the government should leave human space travel to private companies Source

Environmental issues

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, and global warming is a natural occurrence Source

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should the government give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, and the government should never support unproven technologies Source

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, it should be a police department’s or officer’s choice to wear one Source

Should convicted felons have the right to vote? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s political views

Hillary Clinton is the nominee for the Democratic Party’s 2016 Presidential nomination. Clinton served as United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, a U.S. Senator from New York State from 2001 to 2009 and First Lady of the United States under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. Clinton is an alumna of Wellesley College and Yale Law School.

Social issues

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Pro-choice Source

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, but do not waste money removing existing references Source

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, it is a symbol of racism Source

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Healthcare issues

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, but only for medical use Source

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, and the government should regulate the price of all prescription drugs Source

Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Less Source

Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Economic issues

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government incentivize private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: More, reform the system so that it supplements, rather than replaces, a working income Source

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Raise Source

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, trade between the member countries has become too imbalanced Source

Should the government increase tariffs on imported products from China? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, cuts to public spending will negatively affect the economy Source

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Help Source

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, there are too many hidden provisions in this specific agreement Source

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, the government should intervene to boost a recovery Source

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should the U.S. government bailout Puerto Rico? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes Source

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No 

Immigration issues

Should all citizens have to pass a citizenship test? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, and grant them citizenship Source

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, and they should also be eligible for financial assistance and scholarships Source

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, just enforce the current border policy Source

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, only if they are convicted of a violent crime Source

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record Source

Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Increase, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost Source

Education issues

Do you support increasing taxes for the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support Common Core national standards? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Foreign Policy issues

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Neither, I am satisfied with the current amount of spending Source

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, give them a fair trial and shut down Guantanamo Bay Source

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, service should be a choice instead of an obligation Source

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, but only with targeted airstrikes Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Increase Source

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, this will prevent Iran from gaining too much power in the Middle East Source

Should the government conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, we must use every diplomatic option first Source

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Prevent? How?  Source

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, but only if we join an international coalition Source

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, the Russian invasion of the Ukraine threatens the balance of power in the region Source

Should our country defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, and refusing to defend other NATO countries sets a dangerous precedent for the balance of global power Source

Domestic Policy issues

Should the military upgrade Air Force One? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training Source

Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should people on the “no-fly list” be banned from purchasing guns and ammunition? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: The "no-fly list" as it is needs to be reevaluated. 

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the Senate hold hearings and a vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should corporations and unions (Super PACs) be allowed to donate to political candidates? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, corporations are not people and should not be allowed to finance political campaigns Source

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, targeting Muslims is unconstitutional, racist, and incendiary Source

Should Apple unlock the iPhones of suspected terrorists for the FBI? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, but only in situations where the owner is a proven threat to national security Source

Should victims of gun violence be allowed to sue firearms dealers and manufacturers? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet Source

Should the NSA (National Security Agency) be allowed to collect basic metadata of citizen’s phone calls such as numbers, timestamps, and call durations? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Do you support the Patriot Act? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the redrawing of Congressional districts be controlled by an independent, non-partisan commission? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes  Source

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should the government be allowed to seize private property, with reasonable compensation, for public or civic use? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, as long as landowners are fairly compensated and the projects will benefit the community Source

Should the U.S. government grant immunity to Edward Snowden? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, he should be returned to the U.S. to stand trial and face the consequences of his actions Source

Do you support affirmative action programs? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Electoral issues

Should foreign lobbyists be allowed to raise money for elections? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should a photo ID be required to vote? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, this will disadvantage those who do not have the resources to obtain one Source

Should there be a 5-year ban on White House and Congressional officials from becoming lobbyists after they leave the government? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the presidential debates include candidates with less than 15% of support in national polls? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Science issues

Should the federal government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, they are essential to protecting other children who are too young to be vaccinated Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, we have selectively bred crops for thousands of years and labeling just adds an unfounded stigma to the science Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Environmental issues

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production Source

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should the government give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, the government should support more sustainable energy technologies Source

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, but increase oversight Source

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production Source

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should convicted felons have the right to vote? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, every citizen deserves the right to vote Source

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson’s political views

Gary Johnson is a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 nomination for President. Johnson served as the governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003. Johnson is an alumnus of the University of New Mexico –Albuquerque.

Social issues

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Pro-choice Source

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies Source

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, all customers deserve to be treated equally Source

Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape? stats discuss

Gary Johnson has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but do not waste money removing existing references Source

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice Source

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, too many people are innocently convicted Source

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men Source

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender Source

Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, each state should have the right to display any flag they choose Source

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Healthcare issues

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, government should not be involved in healthcare Source

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it Source

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and the government should never regulate prices of private businesses Source

Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: More, veterans should be able to see any doctor of their choice Source

Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and each state should decide their own level of coverage Source

Economic issues

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Abolish the income tax, disallow all deductions and increase the sales tax Source

Should the government incentivize private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, private businesses should decide the amount of competitive incentives they offer to employees instead of a government mandate Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and eliminate all federal wage standards Source

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: More Source

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Lower Source

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government increase tariffs on imported products from China? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, and eliminate federal agencies that are unconstitutional Source

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and the government should not interfere with the free market Source

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and the government is currently over-regulating private businesses Source

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Hurt Source

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, increasing the capital gains tax will limit investment in our economy Source

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, recession is a natural cycle that purges excess Source

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but I would prefer to abolish it and return to the gold standard Source

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, and we should eliminate the estate tax Source

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, they should be reduced Source

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but dramatically reduce government spending instead of raising taxes Source

Should the U.S. government bailout Puerto Rico? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but only for future workers Source

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, the federal government does not have the authority to impose state and local taxes Source

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but it should not replace our national treasury-backed currency Source

Immigration issues

Should all citizens have to pass a citizenship test? stats discuss

Gary Johnson has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and the government should never subsidize healthcare Source

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, they should pay the same rate as out-of-state students Source

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, if they were born here Source

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas Source

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, only if they are convicted of a violent crime Source

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record Source

Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Increase, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost Source

Education issues

Do you support increasing taxes for the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Do you support Common Core national standards? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, education should be handled at the state and local level instead of the national level Source

Foreign Policy issues

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Decrease Source

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections Source

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, they should be tried in military tribunals but not subject to torture Source

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, service should be a choice instead of an obligation Source

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, we should stay out of Middle Eastern conflicts Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but respect Israel’s sovereignty and do not dictate how it should interact with its neighbors Source

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, not until they attack us on U.S. soil Source

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, torture is an ineffective form of interrogation Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Decrease, until we drastically reduce our national budget deficit Source

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, the military has no right to do so without a Congressional declaration of war Source

Should the U.S. close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security Source

Should the government conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and I am not convinced that North Korea has or is capable of developing a long-range nuclear missile Source

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, we should not get involved Source

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, this would allow ISIS to control Syria Source

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and abolish the NSA Source

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten us Source

Should our country defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Domestic Policy issues

Should the military upgrade Air Force One? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, only for criminals and the mentally ill Source

Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, this is a violation of free speech Source

Should people on the “no-fly list” be banned from purchasing guns and ammunition? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, it is unconstitutional to deny someone’s rights without due process Source

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption Source

Should the Senate hold hearings and a vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should corporations and unions (Super PACs) be allowed to donate to political candidates? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, any restriction on campaign spending violates the first amendment Source

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, targeting Muslims is unconstitutional, racist, and incendiary Source

Should Apple unlock the iPhones of suspected terrorists for the FBI? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should victims of gun violence be allowed to sue firearms dealers and manufacturers? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, manufacturers and dealers should only be held liable for negligence Source

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the NSA (National Security Agency) be allowed to collect basic metadata of citizen’s phone calls such as numbers, timestamps, and call durations? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity Source

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time Source

Do you support the Patriot Act? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and pass strict laws prohibiting any government surveillance Source

Should the redrawing of Congressional districts be controlled by an independent, non-partisan commission? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting Source

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but I would prefer to privatize it instead Source

Should the government be allowed to seize private property, with reasonable compensation, for public or civic use? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and the government should never be allowed to seize private property Source

Should the U.S. government grant immunity to Edward Snowden? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, he should be protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act Source

Do you support affirmative action programs? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and minority groups should not receive any favorable treatment Source

Electoral issues

Should foreign lobbyists be allowed to raise money for elections? stats discuss

Gary Johnson has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should a photo ID be required to vote? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should there be a 5-year ban on White House and Congressional officials from becoming lobbyists after they leave the government? stats discuss

Gary Johnson has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, as long as all donations are public knowledge Source

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public? stats discuss

Gary Johnson has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the presidential debates include candidates with less than 15% of support in national polls? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, and we should reform the electoral process to allow more polling and ballot access for third party candidates Source

Science issues

Should the federal government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, consumers have a right to know what is in their food Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Environmental issues

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should the government give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but increase oversight Source

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, and deregulate the energy sector to let the free market determine the best energy sources Source

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizens Source

Should convicted felons have the right to vote? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, it is necessary for violent criminals who are a danger to themselves and other inmates Source

Jill Stein

Jill Stein’s political views

Jill Stein is a candidate for the Green Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Stein is a physician and was a candidate for the Governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010. Stein is an alumna of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

Social issues

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Pro-choice, but providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions  Source

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes  Source

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, their services reach far beyond abortions and can save many lives through cancer screening, prenatal services, and adoption referrals 

Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, all customers deserve to be treated equally  Source

Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes  Source

Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape? stats discuss

Jill Stein has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, but do not waste money removing existing references  Source

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes  Source

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, too many people are innocently convicted  Source

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, preventing women from serving in combat roles is discriminatory 

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes 

Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, it is a symbol of racism  Source

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies? stats discuss

Jill Stein has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Healthcare issues

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, but a mandatory single payer system would be even better Source

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it  Source

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and we should socialize medicine and healthcare Source

Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Less Source

Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, but I prefer switching to a single payer healthcare system  Source

Economic issues

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Jill Stein has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government incentivize private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and businesses should be required to publish their salary ranges for each position  Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, but the federal government should sponsor this program instead of businesses  Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and make it a living wage  Source

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Fewer Source

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Raise Source

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, trade between the member countries has become too imbalanced Source

Should the government increase tariffs on imported products from China? stats discuss

Jill Stein has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, reduce military spending instead  Source

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Dont we already have that law in place 

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and the government should do more to protect workers’ rights Source

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Help  Source

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No  Source

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and increase to the average U.S. tax rate (31.5%)  Source

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes  Source

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations  Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, property taxes are the most reliable and consistent form of state revenue  Source

Should the U.S. government bailout Puerto Rico? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, privately managed accounts will jeopardize the financial security of senior citizens  Source

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes Source

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No 

Immigration issues

Should all citizens have to pass a citizenship test? stats discuss

Jill Stein has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, and we should adopt an open border policy Source

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and grant them citizenship  Source

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional 

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, we should embrace the diversity that immigrants add to our country  Source

Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and they should also be eligible for financial assistance and scholarships  Source

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and abolish all national borders  Source

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas  Source

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, too many non-violent immigrants are being deported  Source

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record  Source

Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Increase  Source

Education issues

Do you support increasing taxes for the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and increase government funding so every student receives a free college education  Source

Do you support Common Core national standards? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, teach to each student's potential instead of uniform testing  Source

Foreign Policy issues

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Decrease Source

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, but we should accept much more than the proposed 10,000 refugees  Source

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, give them a fair trial and shut down Guantanamo Bay  Source

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, service should be a choice instead of an obligation 

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes  Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, cut all support and aid Source

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No 

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, torture is inhumane, unethical, and violates the 8th amendment  Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Increase, but only for countries that have no human rights violations 

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No  Source

Should the U.S. close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and it is unconstitutional to indefinitely hold suspected terrorists without trial Source

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes  Source

Should the government provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security Source

Should the government conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No 

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No  Source

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No 

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, spying on our allies severely damages our reputation abroad  Source

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten us Source

Should our country defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, and we should withdraw from NATO Source

Domestic Policy issues

Should the military upgrade Air Force One? stats discuss

Jill Stein has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training  Source

Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

Jill Stein has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should people on the “no-fly list” be banned from purchasing guns and ammunition? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes 

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption  Source

Should the Senate hold hearings and a vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes 

Should corporations and unions (Super PACs) be allowed to donate to political candidates? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, corporations are not people and should not be allowed to finance political campaigns  Source

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, targeting Muslims is unconstitutional, racist, and incendiary Source

Should Apple unlock the iPhones of suspected terrorists for the FBI? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, backdoors can expose innocent owners to malicious hackers Source

Should victims of gun violence be allowed to sue firearms dealers and manufacturers? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes  Source

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet  Source

Should the NSA (National Security Agency) be allowed to collect basic metadata of citizen’s phone calls such as numbers, timestamps, and call durations? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity  Source

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time  Source

Do you support the Patriot Act? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, and pass strict laws prohibiting any government surveillance  Source

Should the redrawing of Congressional districts be controlled by an independent, non-partisan commission? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting  Source

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, this will disadvantage low income seniors whose life expectancy is lower than wealthier seniors  Source

Should the government be allowed to seize private property, with reasonable compensation, for public or civic use? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, but only for public projects and never for private projects Source

Should the U.S. government grant immunity to Edward Snowden? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, he should be protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act Source

Do you support affirmative action programs? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and drastically increase the current amount of programs  Source

Electoral issues

Should foreign lobbyists be allowed to raise money for elections? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Should a photo ID be required to vote? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, and automatically register every citizen to vote when they turn 18  Source

Should there be a 5-year ban on White House and Congressional officials from becoming lobbyists after they leave the government? stats discuss

Jill Stein has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, but allow donations from unions and non-profits Source

Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and ban all political donations and publicly fund elections Source

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should the presidential debates include candidates with less than 15% of support in national polls? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and we should reform the electoral process to allow more polling and ballot access for third party candidates Source

Science issues

Should the federal government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, but I would prefer to ban GMOs Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes  Source

Environmental issues

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production  Source

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, the government should support more sustainable energy technologies  Source

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead  Source

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, end all offshore oil drilling  Source

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should convicted felons have the right to vote? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, every citizen deserves the right to vote Source

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and we should create more social programs to help prevent and rehabilitate criminals  Source

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