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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Public statementsPro-choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Public statementsYes


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Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersTake the government out of marriage and instead make it a religious decision

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, this is a violation of the 2nd amendment

Social  ›  Marital Rape

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

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, and repeal anti-discrimination laws for private companies

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, any business should be able to deny service for any reason

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizens

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, and the government should never regulate prices of private businesses

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersReform to a flat tax

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

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

  Party’s support baseNo, but immediately deport them and their children

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, but only increase funding for personalized care instead of subsidizing pharmaceutical companies

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, and eliminate all wage standards

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, this decision should be based on crime rates instead of race or religion

Education  ›  Free College for All

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, and immediately terminate benefits for anyone testing positive

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, all illegal immigrants should be deported

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersLower, but eliminate deductions and loop holes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, and immediately release anyone serving time solely for drug offenses

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, and all illegal immigrants should be deported

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, and we should deport all illegal immigrants

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, the U.S. should encourage Iran to disarm through diplomatic channels

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, the government should not be involved in healthcare

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, and we should ban the use of sanctuary cities

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, but after they have finished serving their sentence

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, open the markets so insurers can compete across state lines and reduce costs

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, the electoral college ensures representation of the whole country instead of just major cities

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, but scale back our current involvement

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, all illegal immigrants should be turned over to federal authorities and deported

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, and remove multilingual translations from government documents and services

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, this is a violation of free speech

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, this will prevent voter fraud

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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, and it should test more than just a basic level of understanding

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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, but only for horrific crimes with undeniable evidence

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, but only if they are convicted terrorists

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, and each state should decide their own level of coverage

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, fine companies that employ illegal immigrants

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, manufacturers and dealers should only be held liable for negligence

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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, this is a violation of free speech

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, but NATO should focus more on counter-terrorism strategies

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, and allow border states to manage their own security policy

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, but respect Israel’s sovereignty and do not dictate how it should interact with its neighbors

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, I don’t respect anyone who does but they should have the right to do so

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, and the government should not interfere with the free market

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersMore, reform the system so that it supplements, rather than replaces, a working income

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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, each state should have the right to display any flag they choose

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, they are not U.S. citizens and do not have constitutional rights

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, and pass strict laws prohibiting government surveillance without probable cause and a warrant

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, college is meant to challenge students thoughts and opinions so they are prepared for real life

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)?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Public statementsIncrease

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, and eliminate federal agencies that are unconstitutional

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, and make it a lifetime ban

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, this will help States reduce Medicaid costs

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersHurt, I support some private unions but am strongly against public unions

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

Social  ›  AntiFa

Should AntiFa be declared a domestic terrorist organization?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersDecrease, and deny aid to countries that harbor or promote terrorism

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Public statementsDecrease

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, Congress should approve all military conflicts

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

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

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, and the Supreme Court should not be politicized

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, and minority groups should not receive any favorable treatment

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, it is necessary for violent criminals who are a danger to themselves and other inmates

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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, but legalize drugs

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, as long as there is no public subsidy

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, the U.S. needs to use all means necessary to combat terrorism

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Public statementsYes, as long as landowners are fairly compensated and the projects will benefit the community

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, education should be handled at the state and local level instead of the national level

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, increasing the capital gains tax will limit investment in our economy

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, and the government is currently over-regulating private businesses

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, recession is a natural cycle that purges excess

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, consumers have a right to know what is in their food

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, as long as they have finished serving their sentence

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, unless they have committed a crime

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, lift the travel embargo but do not allow trade until Cuba becomes a democratic republic

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, we should not legitimize ISIS as a sovereign entity

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, and we should eliminate it

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, but we should adopt a unilateral free trade policy

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, but place them under house arrest using an electronic bracelet

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, but only if there is undeniable evidence they are planning to attack our country

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, use a voucher system instead

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, China should be punished for artificially manipulating their currency

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, and we should privatize more public transportation services

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, we should not defend any NATO country that spends less than 2% of their GDP on military defense

Foreign Policy  ›  Iranian Protesters

Should the government provide assistance to protesters in Iran?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, pension spending is out of control and must be reduced

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, and abolish the NSA

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, investigate the CIA and NSA directors instead

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, but dramatically reduce government spending instead of raising taxes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, this will incentivize companies to move jobs out of the country

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, as long as offshore income is reported

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, we should coordinate with Russia to take out ISIS

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, foreign governments should recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Barry M. Goldwater 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?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, and our entire education system should be privatized

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, the federal government does not have the authority to impose state and local taxes

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, classify it as a commodity

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Barry M. Goldwater votersYes, but I would prefer lowering corporate taxes to benefit all local companies

Domestic Policy  ›  Greenland

Should the United States acquire Greenland?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Barry M. Goldwater votersNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced

Social  ›  Sports Betting

Should sports betting be legal?

  Party’s support baseYes