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The quick guide to America’s 2014 Ohio Lieutenant Governor candidates

Complete list of the 2014 Ohio Lieutenant Governor candidate political stances

John Kasich

John Kasich’s political stances

John Kasich was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination and the current governor of Ohio. Kasich served as a member of U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 2001 representing Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. Kasich is an alumnus of Ohio State University.

Social issues

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

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

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood? stats discuss

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

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

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

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

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

John Kasich’s answer: No, all customers deserve to be treated equally Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

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

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

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

Should AntiFa be declared a domestic terrorist organization? stats discuss

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Should bakeries be required to make wedding cakes for gay couples? 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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Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

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

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

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

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

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Should sports betting be legal? stats discuss

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Immigration issues

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

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes, but make it a high-tech surveillance barrier instead of a physical one Source

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

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

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

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

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

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

John Kasich’s answer: No 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 children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship? stats discuss

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

John Kasich’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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

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

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

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

John Kasich’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

John Kasich’s answer: I am satisfied with the current amount Source

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

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Healthcare issues

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

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

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

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

John Kasich’s answer: No, give financial incentives to those deliver low prices instead Source

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

John Kasich’s answer: Yes, but only for medical use Source

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

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

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

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

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

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

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Economic issues

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

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

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

John Kasich’s answer: No, but lower taxes for the poor Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: More Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: Lower Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

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

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

John Kasich’s answer: Hurt Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: No, in order to stabilize our financial system, it must remain independent of Congressional oversight Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

John Kasich’s answer: Yes, and we should eliminate it Source

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

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

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Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes, pension spending is out of control and must be reduced Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

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

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

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

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

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Foreign Policy issues

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

John Kasich’s answer: No, and send all refugees back to Syria Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

John Kasich’s answer: Increase Source

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

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

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes, and with more aid and support Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: No, torture is an ineffective form of interrogation Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes, send at least 10,000 ground troops Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: Decrease Source

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

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

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

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

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

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

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

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes, and establish a no-fly zone Source

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

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

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

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

Domestic Policy issues

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

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

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes, if the government considers you too dangerous to board a plane you should not be able to buy a gun Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

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

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

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

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

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

Do you support the Patriot Act? stats discuss

John Kasich’s answer: Yes, but limit the scope of the government’s powers Source

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

John Kasich’s answer: No, we should pass tougher drug laws Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

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

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

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

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Do you support affirmative action programs? stats discuss

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

Should the military upgrade Air Force One? 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 foreign lobbyists be allowed to raise money for elections? 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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

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

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

Education issues

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

Do you support Common Core national standards? stats discuss

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support charter schools? stats discuss

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National Security issues

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

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Should France continue to assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries? 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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Environmental issues

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

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

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

John Kasich’s answer: No Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes, but not in heavily populated areas Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: No, but maintain our current offshore oil wells Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: No, and the government should never support unproven technologies Source

Science issues

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

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

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

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Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

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Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

Criminal issues

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

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Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

John Kasich’s answer: Yes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation Source

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

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