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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Austin Petersen voterbasePro-life

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseTake the government out of marriage and instead make it a religious decision

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo


Healthcare  ›  Stay At Home Order

Should the government enforce a “stay-at-home” order to combat the coronavirus?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Trump Impeachment

Do you support the impeachment of President Donald Trump?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, this is a partisan show trial

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, and eliminate all wage standards

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizens

Social  ›  Marital Rape

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, and consentual sex with a spouse under the age of 18 should be classified as statutory rape

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the U.S. raise taxes on the rich?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  COVID-19 Vaccine

Will you get the Covid-19 vaccine once it is ready?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Insurrection Act

Should the President of the United States have the power to deploy military troops in order to stop protests?

  Party’s support baseNo, the federal government should not have this kind of power over states

Education  ›  Critical Race Theory in K-12 Education

Should critical race theory be taught in K-12 education?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

Should the federal government institute a mandatory buyback of assault weapons?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, this is a violation of the 2nd amendment

Social  ›  Religious Freedom Act

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, any business should be able to deny service for any reason

Domestic Policy  ›  COVID-19 School Closures

Should the state government order schools to provide online only classes in order to combat coronavirus?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Free College for All

Should the federal government pay for tuition at four-year colleges and universities?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes

Education  ›  School Reopenings

Should K-12 schools reopen for in-person learning?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the United States?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Stay-At-Home Order

When should your state end the “Stay at Home” order and reopen its economy?

  Party’s support baseMay 1st

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, this would be too costly and ineffective

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, the government should not decide what services a private business can provide

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, and the government should never subsidize healthcare

Crime  ›  Qualified Immunity for Police

Do you support qualified immunity for police officers?

  Party’s support baseNo, and increase the personal liability for misconduct

Social  ›  Racial Sensitivity Training

Should the federal government require racial sensitivity training for employees?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, and repeal anti-discrimination laws for private companies

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting

the Economy  ›  Paid Sick Leave

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, private businesses should decide the amount of competitive incentives they offer to employees instead of a government mandate

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, athletes should compete based on the biological sex that is listed on their birth certificate

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, this decision should be based on crime rates instead of race or religion

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Party’s support baseYes, if they were born here

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, this will prevent voter fraud

the Environment  ›  Alaska Wildlife Refuge

Should drilling be allowed in the Alaska Wildlife Refuge?

  Party’s support baseNo, not until we have depleted all other oil reserves

Social  ›  Gender Transition

Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Religious Service Ban

Should religious gatherings be banned in order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, and decrease their salary and retirement benefits

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, each state should have the right to display any flag they choose

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, but after they have finished serving their sentence

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, too many people are innocently convicted

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

Should foreign lobbyists be allowed to raise money for American elections?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politicians

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, and immediately release anyone serving time solely for drug offenses

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, end all tax credits and subsidies to the energy industry

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by the first amendment?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, it is unconstitutional to deny someone’s rights without due process

Elections  ›  Mail In Ballot

Should the US have a mail-in ballot process for whole states in local, state, and federal elections?

  Party’s support baseYes, and implement a secure online voting process

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  NSA Domestic Surveillance

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, and abolish the NSA

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, the government should never require the diversity of private businesses

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, but eliminate contractual occupancy quotas

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseDecrease

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, college is meant to challenge students thoughts and opinions so they are prepared for real life

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, but remove multilingual translations from government documents and services

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, social media companies are private and should not be regulated by the government

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, the government should not be involved in healthcare

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, and pass strict laws prohibiting government surveillance without probable cause and a warrant

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, this will encourage people not to work and harm economic growth

Domestic Policy  ›  Net Neutrality

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)?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, the vast majority of people who receive Medicaid are disabled

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

Should the Supreme Court be reformed to include more seats and term limits on judges?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, and the Supreme Court should not be politicized

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, and eliminate federal agencies that are unconstitutional

the Economy  ›  Corporate Mega Mergers

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, and the government should not interfere with the free market

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should the U.S. raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseLower

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  First Amendment

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, as long as it does not reference a specific religion

Crime  ›  Collective Bargaining

Do you support limiting police unions collective bargaining power for cases involving misconduct?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, it is obsolete and should be abolished

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, we should not give aid to any foreign nations

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, this is a waste of time and money

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseMore, reform the system so that it supplements, rather than replaces, a working income

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, it is severely psychologically damaging to young undeveloped minds

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, but I would prefer to eliminate income taxes and abolish the IRS

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, recession is a natural cycle that purges excess

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

Do you support mandatory minimum prison sentences for people charged with drug possession?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, and ban all forms of lobbying

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, but legalize drugs

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, and deregulate the energy sector to let the free market determine the best energy sources

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, torture is inhumane, unethical, and violates the 8th amendment

Foreign Policy  ›  Soleimani

Do you support the killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani?

  Party influenceNo, the strike was illegal since it was not approved by The U.S. Congress

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, education should be handled at the state and local level instead of the national level

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, and abolish capital gains taxes

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseHurt, I support some private unions but am strongly against public unions

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseDecrease, and we should not give foreign aid to any countries

Foreign Policy  ›  North Korea Military Strikes

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, North Korea is not an immediate threat to our country

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

Should the U.S. provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, and the government should never be allowed to seize private property

the Economy  ›  Overtime Pay

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, and the government is currently over-regulating private businesses

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

Should the United States pull all military troops out of Afghanistan?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, they should be tried in military tribunals but not subject to torture

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, the military has no right to do so without a Congressional declaration of war

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, but I would prefer to privatize it instead

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseMore, and replace the VA healthcare system with a personal health savings account

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, as long as they have finished serving their sentence

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the U.S. send ground troops into Syria to fight ISIS?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, we should stay out of this conflict

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to the United States be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

  Party’s support baseYes, unless they have committed a crime

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, and our entire education system should be privatized

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

Should the U.S. increase tariffs on imported products from China?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Passports

Should the government issue vaccine passports?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, and we should eliminate it

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, but I would prefer to abolish it and return to the gold standard

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, but we should adopt a unilateral free trade policy

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Party’s support baseYes, consumers have a right to know what is in their food

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the President offer tax breaks to individual companies to keep jobs in the U.S.?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, the government should leave human space travel to private companies

Domestic Policy  ›  College Sports and COVID

Should college sports be played in the fall of 2020?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, we should stay out of Middle Eastern conflicts

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten us

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should U.S. citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, as long as offshore income is reported

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, and we should withdraw from NATO

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, investigate the CIA and NSA directors instead

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, and abolish the NSA

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, pension spending is out of control and must be reduced

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, but dramatically reduce government spending instead of raising taxes

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

Should the U.S. sell military weapons to India in order to counter Chinese and Russian influence?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, and we should not sell military weapons to any foreign country

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, we should not get involved

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, they should be reduced

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, there are too many hidden provisions in this specific agreement

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

  Party’s support baseNo, the government should never own shares of private companies

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, the government should never subsidize private businesses

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, the federal government does not have the authority to impose state and local taxes

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

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

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseYes, but it should not replace our national treasury-backed currency

the Economy  ›  Gig Workers

Should gig workers such as Uber drivers be classified as employees?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Greenland

Should the United States acquire Greenland?

  Party’s support baseNo, and the U.S. should close its military base there

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Austin Petersen voterbaseNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced