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The quick guide to America’s 2012 Presidential low ballot access candidates

Complete list of the 2012 Presidential low ballot access candidate political stances

Barack Obama

Barack Obama’s political stances

Social issues

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Barack Obama’s answer: Pro-choice Source

Do you support NFL players “taking a knee” in protest of racial injustice and police brutality? stats discuss

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Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood? stats discuss

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

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

Barack Obama’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

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes Source

Should transgender people be allowed to serve in the U.S. Military? stats discuss

Barack Obama’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

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

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Should Confederate monuments and memorials be removed from public grounds? stats discuss

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

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes, and the government should do more to protect minorities from discrimination Source

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

Barack Obama’s answer: No Source

Should bakeries be required to make wedding cakes for gay couples? stats discuss

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Should AntiFa be declared a domestic terrorist organization? stats discuss

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

Barack Obama’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

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Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

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

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes Source

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

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

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

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

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes Source

Should sports betting be legal? stats discuss

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Immigration issues

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

Barack Obama’s answer: No, this would be too costly and ineffective Source

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes Source

Should adults that are illegally attempting to cross the U.S. border be separated from their children? stats discuss

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Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

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

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

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

Barack Obama’s answer: No Source

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the country? stats discuss

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Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government? stats discuss

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

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Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

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

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

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

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Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

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

Barack Obama’s answer: Increase Source

Should immigrants be allowed to hold dual citizenship status? stats discuss

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Healthcare issues

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

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Do you support a single-payer healthcare system? stats discuss

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes Source

Should health insurers be allowed to deny coverage to individuals who have a pre-existing condition? stats discuss

Barack Obama’s answer: No Source

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment? stats discuss

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

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

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

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

Barack Obama’s answer: Less, we should increase funding to improve the current system instead Source

Should people be required to work in order to receive Medicaid? stats discuss

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Should the federal government be allowed to negotiate drug prices for Medicare? stats discuss

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes Source

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals? stats discuss

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Economic issues

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

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Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Barack Obama’s answer: No Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

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

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes Source

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

Barack Obama’s answer: More Source

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

Barack Obama’s answer: Lower Source

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

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Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes Source

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

Barack Obama’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

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

Barack Obama’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

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

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

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes Source

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

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

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes, the government should intervene to boost a recovery Source

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

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

Barack Obama’s answer: No Source

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country? stats discuss

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

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes Source

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

Barack Obama’s answer: No Source

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

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

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

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

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

Barack Obama’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

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes, exempting online retailers from sales taxes is not fair to traditional stores Source

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

Barack Obama’s answer: No Source

Foreign Policy issues

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Barack Obama’s answer: Increase Source

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

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Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

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Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes Source

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

Barack Obama’s answer: We should give equal support to Israel and Palestine. Source

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

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

Barack Obama’s answer: Increase Source

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections? stats discuss

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

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

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

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

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes, but only as a last resort Source

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

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

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes Source

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

Barack Obama’s answer: No, we must use every diplomatic option first Source

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel? stats discuss

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Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

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

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

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

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

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes, but only if we join an international coalition Source

Should the government provide assistance to protesters in Iran? stats discuss

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

Barack Obama’s answer: No Source

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

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

Barack Obama’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

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

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel? stats discuss

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Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter? stats discuss

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes Source

Domestic Policy issues

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

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Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school? stats discuss

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

Barack Obama’s answer: Yes Source

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

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

Barack Obama’s answer: No, this is a violation of free speech Source

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

Barack Obama’s answer: No