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The quick guide to America’s 2014 Illinois Attorney General candidates

Complete list of the 2014 Illinois Attorney General candidate political stances

Paul Schimpf

Paul Schimpf’s political views

Social issues

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

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

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What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Paul Schimpf’s answer: Pro-life  Source

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

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

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Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood? stats discuss

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

Paul Schimpf’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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: Yes  Source

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

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Paul Schimpf’s answer: Yes  Source

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

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

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Should Confederate monuments and memorials be removed from public grounds? 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 marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape? stats discuss

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

Should AntiFa be declared a domestic terrorist organization? stats discuss

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

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

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Immigration issues

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

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

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

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: Yes  Source

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

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Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Paul Schimpf’s answer: Yes  Source

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: Yes  Source

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 working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

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

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

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Domestic Policy issues

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No, and the government should pass a national “stand your ground” law  Source

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

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

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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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: Yes  Source

Do you support affirmative action programs? stats discuss

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

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

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Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

Do you support the Patriot Act? stats discuss

Paul Schimpf’s answer: Yes  Source

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

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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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: Yes 

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: Yes  Source

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

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: Yes  Source

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

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

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

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Should the military upgrade Air Force One? stats discuss

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Healthcare issues

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

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

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

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

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

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Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

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

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

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

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Electoral issues

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

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Should the electoral college be abolished? stats discuss

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Should a photo ID be required to vote? stats discuss

Paul Schimpf’s answer: Yes  Source

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

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

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

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Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

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

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

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Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office? stats discuss

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Education issues

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

Do you support Common Core national standards? stats discuss

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

Foreign Policy issues

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

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

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No, we should eliminate any opportunity for terrorists to enter the country  Source

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

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

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: Yes  Source

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

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Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

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

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: Yes  Source

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: Yes  Source

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

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

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

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

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Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

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

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Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

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

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

Paul Schimpf’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

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: Hurt  Source

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

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

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

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

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

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: Yes  Source

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

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

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

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Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Paul Schimpf’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

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

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

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

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

Paul Schimpf’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

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

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Environmental issues

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No  Source

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No, wind power is an inferior alternative to oil, coal, and nuclear power  Source

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: Yes  Source

Should the U.S. withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement? stats discuss

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

Paul Schimpf’s answer: Yes  Source

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

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Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned? stats discuss

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Science issues

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

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Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Paul Schimpf’s answer: No, not until we drastically decrease our federal deficit  Source

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

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Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

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National Security issues

Should France continue to assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries? stats discuss

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Should the President be able to authorize military force against Al-Qaeda without Congressional approval? stats discuss

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Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East? stats discuss

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Criminal issues

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

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Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

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Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

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

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Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

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Lisa Madigan

Lisa Madigan’s political views

Social issues

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Pro-choice  Source

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

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

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Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan’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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: No  Source

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes  Source

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes, but only for horrific crimes with undeniable evidence  Source

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

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

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Should Confederate monuments and memorials be removed from public grounds? 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 marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape? stats discuss

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: No, as long as it does not reference a specific religion  Source

Should AntiFa be declared a domestic terrorist organization? stats discuss

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: No  Source

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes  Source

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Immigration issues

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

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

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

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes  Source

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes  Source

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes, and grant them citizenship  Source

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

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

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

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Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes, but the government should provide free language learning courses  Source

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: No, just enforce the current border policy  Source

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 working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan’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

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

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Domestic Policy issues

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training  Source

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

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

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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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes  Source

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption  Source

Do you support affirmative action programs? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Regardless, we should create more social programs to address poverty  Source

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

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Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes, for most but not all drugs  Source

Do you support the Patriot Act? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan’s answer: No  Source

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

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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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: No 

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes  Source

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

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: No  Source

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes  Source

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

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Should the military upgrade Air Force One? stats discuss

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Healthcare issues

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

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes  Source

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

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

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes  Source

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes  Source

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Electoral issues

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the electoral college be abolished? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should a photo ID be required to vote? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan’s answer: No  Source

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan 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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Education issues

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes  Source

Do you support Common Core national standards? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes, I support the concept but not the current implementation  Source

Foreign Policy issues

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes, and use the U.N. peacekeeping forces to protect our interests  Source

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes, we should accept 10,000 refugees  Source

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: We should give equal support to Israel and Palestine.  Source

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes  Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes, but only with permission from the country in question  Source

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

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

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes  Source

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: No, spying on our allies severely damages our reputation abroad  Source

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Economic issues

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes  Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes  Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan 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

Lisa Madigan 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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: No  Source

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Help  Source

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

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

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: No  Source

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan’s answer: No  Source

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: No, but decrease tax rates for senior citizens 

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: No  Source

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Environmental issues

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes  Source

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes  Source

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: No  Source

Should the U.S. withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan’s answer: No  Source

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Science issues

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan’s answer: Yes  Source

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

National Security issues

Should France continue to assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the President be able to authorize military force against Al-Qaeda without Congressional approval? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Criminal issues

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

Lisa Madigan has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Joe Bell

Joe Bell’s political views

Social issues

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Joe Bell’s answer: Pro-life  Source

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood? stats discuss

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell’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

Joe Bell’s answer: Yes  Source

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell’s answer: No  Source

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Joe Bell’s answer: Yes  Source

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell’s answer: No  Source

Should AntiFa be declared a domestic terrorist organization? stats discuss

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell’s answer: Yes  Source

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Immigration issues

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

Joe Bell 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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell’s answer: No, and all illegal immigrants should be deported  Source

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

Joe Bell’s answer: No  Source

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell’s answer: No, and we should deport all illegal immigrants  Source

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

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

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Joe Bell’s answer: Yes, and remove multilingual translations from government documents and services  Source

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

Joe Bell’s answer: Yes, and allow border states to manage their own security policy  Source

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

Joe Bell’s answer: No, remove them from the U.S.  Source

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Domestic Policy issues

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

Joe Bell’s answer: No  Source

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell’s answer: No  Source

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

Joe Bell’s answer: Yes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption  Source

Do you support affirmative action programs? stats discuss

Joe Bell’s answer: No  Source

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

Joe Bell’s answer: No, we should pass tougher drug laws  Source

Do you support the Patriot Act? stats discuss

Joe Bell’s answer: No, and pass strict laws prohibiting government surveillance without probable cause and a warrant  Source

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

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

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

Joe Bell’s answer: Yes  Source

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

Joe Bell 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

Joe Bell’s answer: Yes, but I would prefer to privatize it instead  Source

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the military upgrade Air Force One? stats discuss

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Healthcare issues

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell’s answer: No  Source

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Joe Bell’s answer: No, and increase penalties for non-violent drug offenders  Source

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

Joe Bell’s answer: No  Source

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Electoral issues

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the electoral college be abolished? stats discuss

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should a photo ID be required to vote? stats discuss

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell 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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office? stats discuss

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Education issues

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

Joe Bell’s answer: No  Source

Do you support Common Core national standards? stats discuss

Joe Bell’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 provide assistance to protesters in Iran? stats discuss

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell’s answer: No, and remove the U.N. headquarters from the U.S.  Source

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

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

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

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

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

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

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

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

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell’s answer: No  Source

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell’s answer: No  Source

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Economic issues

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Joe Bell’s answer: No, and eliminate all wage standards  Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell 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

Joe Bell 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

Joe Bell’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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell’s answer: Hurt, I support some private unions but am strongly against public unions  Source

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell’s answer: No  Source

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell’s answer: Yes  Source

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

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Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Joe Bell’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

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

Joe Bell’s answer: No  Source

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Joe Bell’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

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

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Environmental issues

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

Joe Bell’s answer: No  Source

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

Joe Bell’s answer: No, and the government should never support unproven technologies  Source

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

Joe Bell’s answer: Yes  Source

Should the U.S. withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement? stats discuss

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

Joe Bell’s answer: Yes  Source

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

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Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned? stats discuss

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Science issues

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

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Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

National Security issues

Should France continue to assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries? stats discuss

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the President be able to authorize military force against Al-Qaeda without Congressional approval? stats discuss

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Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East? stats discuss

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Criminal issues

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

Joe Bell has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

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Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

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

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Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

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Ben Koyl

Ben Koyl’s political views

Social issues

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

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

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What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Ben Koyl’s answer: Pro-choice, I don’t agree but the government has no right to ban it  Source

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

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

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Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood? stats discuss

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: Take the government out of marriage and instead make it a religious decision  Source

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: Yes, any business should be able to deny service for any reason  Source

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

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: No, the government should not decide what services a private business can provide  Source

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Ben Koyl’s answer: Yes, but only for horrific crimes with undeniable evidence  Source

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

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

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Should Confederate monuments and memorials be removed from public grounds? 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 marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape? stats discuss

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: No, as long as it does not reference a specific religion  Source

Should AntiFa be declared a domestic terrorist organization? 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 terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide? stats discuss

Ben Koyl’s answer: Yes  Source

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Immigration issues

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

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

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

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: Yes, as long as they pay taxes  Source

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: Yes, if they were born here  Source

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: No, and the government should never subsidize healthcare  Source

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

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

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Ben Koyl’s answer: No, but remove multilingual translations from government documents and services  Source

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: Yes, and allow border states to manage their own security policy  Source

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

Ben Koyl’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

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

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Domestic Policy issues

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: No, and the government should pass a national “stand your ground” law  Source

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

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

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: Yes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption  Source

Do you support affirmative action programs? stats discuss

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

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

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

Do you support the Patriot Act? stats discuss

Ben Koyl’s answer: No, and pass strict laws prohibiting government surveillance without probable cause and a warrant  Source

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

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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

Ben Koyl’s answer: No, this would allow them to remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and increase prices  Source

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

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

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

Ben Koyl 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

Ben Koyl’s answer: Yes, people are now living longer than when the program was created  Source

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: Yes, investigate the CIA and NSA directors instead  Source

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the military upgrade Air Force One? stats discuss

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Healthcare issues

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: No, government should not be involved in healthcare  Source

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

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

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

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

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Electoral issues

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the electoral college be abolished? stats discuss

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Should a photo ID be required to vote? stats discuss

Ben Koyl’s answer: No  Source

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl 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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office? stats discuss

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Education issues

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: No  Source

Do you support Common Core national standards? stats discuss

Ben Koyl’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 provide assistance to protesters in Iran? stats discuss

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: No  Source

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: No, cut all support and aid  Source

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

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

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

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

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

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

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: Yes  Source

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: No, and abolish the NSA  Source

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Economic issues

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Ben Koyl’s answer: No, this will only cause prices to increase in a never ending cycle  Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl 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

Ben Koyl 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

Ben Koyl’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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: Hurt, I support some private unions but am strongly against public unions  Source

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

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

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

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

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: No  Source

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Ben Koyl’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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

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

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: Yes, but only for future workers  Source

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Environmental issues

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: No  Source

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: No, and the government should never support unproven technologies  Source

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

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

Should the U.S. withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement? stats discuss

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl’s answer: Yes  Source

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned? stats discuss

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Science issues

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Ben Koyl’s answer: No  Source

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

National Security issues

Should France continue to assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries? stats discuss

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the President be able to authorize military force against Al-Qaeda without Congressional approval? stats discuss

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East? stats discuss

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Criminal issues

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

Ben Koyl has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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