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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Austin Petersen votersPro-life

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Austin Petersen votersNo

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo, the government should never determine what a private business should pay employees

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

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


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Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Austin Petersen votersNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Austin Petersen votersYes

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo, this would be too costly and ineffective

Social  ›  Marital Rape

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

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

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

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

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

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

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

  Austin Petersen votersYes, and the government should not be involved in health insurance

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 votersYes, any business should be able to deny service for any reason

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo, and the government should never regulate prices of private businesses

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

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

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo, and we should make it easier for immigrants to legally enter the country

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo, and we should increase the amount of immigrants we currently allow into the country

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 votersNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Austin Petersen votersNo, and eliminate all wage standards

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

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

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo

Education  ›  Free College for All

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

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

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

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

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Austin Petersen votersYes, if they were born here

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

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

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Austin Petersen votersLower

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

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

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

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Austin Petersen votersNo, and the government should never subsidize healthcare

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo, they should pay the same rate as out-of-state students

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Austin Petersen votersNo

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Austin Petersen votersNo, and we should ban the use of sanctuary cities

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

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

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo, government should not be involved in healthcare

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

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

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 votersNo, only if they are convicted of a violent crime

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Austin Petersen votersNo, the electoral college ensures representation of the whole country instead of just major cities

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Austin Petersen votersYes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

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

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  Austin Petersen votersYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo, this is a violation of free speech

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Austin Petersen votersYes, this will prevent voter fraud

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 votersNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Austin Petersen votersNo, too many people are innocently convicted

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 votersYes, and it should test more than just a basic level of understanding

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

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

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

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

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo, and abolish Medicaid

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo, manufacturers and dealers should only be held liable for negligence

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Austin Petersen votersNo, this is a violation of free speech

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 votersNo, and abolish the NSA

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Austin Petersen votersNo, it is obsolete and should be abolished

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

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

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

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

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Austin Petersen votersYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo, I would respect them more if they did but they shouldn’t be required to

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Austin Petersen votersNo, this is a violation of free speech

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

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

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

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

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Austin Petersen votersYes

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

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

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 votersNo, and the government should not interfere with the free market

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

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

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

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

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

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

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 votersNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

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

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 votersYes

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

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

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Austin Petersen votersYes, but eliminate contractual occupancy quotas

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

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

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Austin Petersen votersYes, and eliminate federal agencies that are unconstitutional

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

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

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 votersYes, and ban all forms of lobbying

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Austin Petersen votersNo, they are not U.S. citizens and do not have constitutional rights

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

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

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

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

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

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

  Austin Petersen votersYes, this will help States reduce Medicaid costs

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

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

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

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

Social  ›  Gay Wedding Cakes

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo, business owners should not be forced to serve customers who violate their religious beliefs

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

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

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

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

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo, Congress should approve all military conflicts

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Austin Petersen votersDecrease

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo, we should stay out of this conflict

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 votersNo, as long as it does not reference a specific religion

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

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

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

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

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

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 votersNo, but legalize drugs

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Austin Petersen votersNo, and minority groups should not receive any favorable treatment

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Austin Petersen votersYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

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

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

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

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

  Austin Petersen votersMore, veterans should be able to see any doctor of their choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

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

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

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Austin Petersen votersYes, as long as there is no public subsidy

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

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

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 votersNo, and abolish capital gains taxes

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

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

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 votersNo, and the government is currently over-regulating private businesses

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Austin Petersen votersNo, but drastically increase the amount of fines the company must pay in the event of an accident

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

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

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

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

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Austin Petersen votersYes

Social  ›  AntiFa

Should AntiFa be declared a domestic terrorist organization?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

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

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Austin Petersen votersYes, unless they have committed an act of terrorism

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Austin Petersen votersYes, and we should eliminate it

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Austin Petersen votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

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

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Austin Petersen votersYes

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Austin Petersen votersNo

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

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

  Austin Petersen votersYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

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

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Austin Petersen votersNo

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo, and we should withdraw from NATO

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Austin Petersen votersNo, and we should privatize more public transportation services

Foreign Policy  ›  Iranian Protesters

Should the government provide assistance to protesters in Iran?

  Austin Petersen votersNo, I support the protesters but do not want to start an international war

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

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

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Austin Petersen votersNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

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

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo, and abolish the NSA

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

  Austin Petersen votersYes, he should be protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

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

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

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

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Austin Petersen votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo, we should not get involved

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Austin Petersen votersYes, foreign governments should recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Austin Petersen votersNo, not until we decrease our national debt

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

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

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

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Party’s support baseNo

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 votersNo, the federal government does not have the authority to impose state and local taxes

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

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

  Austin Petersen votersYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo, the government should never subsidize private businesses

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

  Austin Petersen votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Greenland

Should the United States acquire Greenland?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

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

Social  ›  Sports Betting

Should sports betting be legal?

  Austin Petersen votersYes