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Distribution of answers submitted by Republicans.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Mar 9, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Learn more about Torture
After the September 11, 2001 terror attacks the George W. Bush administration authorized the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” at secret detention facilities around the world run by the defense department and CIA. The authorization approved the use of many techniques including beatings, binding in stress positions, hooding, sleep deprivation and waterboarding. In 2008 President Obama signed an executive order banning the use torture by the U.S. military and CIA. In 2016 the use of torture became a topic during the Presidential race when candidate Donald Trump suggested it should be used against the Islamic State. Opponents of torture argue that the U.S. should never practice torture since it is inhumane and illegal under international law. Proponents argue that the military should not be prevented from using torture if they believe it will keep the country safe. See recent torture news
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Yes! These are not the traditional enemy combatants that have signed onto the Geneva convention agreement. They are clandestine, guerrilla warfare zealots who will give their lives for their cause anyway. 11 months ago from a Republican in Oxford, MA
I think we should stop telling the world what we would do. Terrorists need to be afraid. 1 year ago from a Republican in Tomball, TX
Not suspected -- only confirmed terrorist. Yes, to confirmed terrorists. 1 year ago from a Republican in Menifee, CA
No unusual punishment is against the constitution! Water boarding is terrible and can kill the person. There goes your information if you kill them. 1 year ago from a Republican in Tampa, FL
Yes, IF combatants of the USA use these techniques. NO, IF combatants of USA do not use these techniques. 1 year ago from a Republican in Troutman, NC
I have long wondered if we should not take the stance that if your citizens commit acts of terrorism, it is an act of war. Maybe then countries would control their people and not allow this to happen. 1 year ago from a Republican in Denton, TX