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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Personal answerPro-life

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Personal answerTake the government out of marriage and instead make it a religious decision

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Personal answerNo, only for criminals and the mentally ill

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Personal answerYes

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Personal answerYes, as long as funding is not used for abortion procedures


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the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Personal answerNo, provide more incentives for alternative energy production instead

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?

  Personal answerNo, all customers deserve to be treated equally

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Personal answerYes

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Bart Lower voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Personal answerYes, and ban all immigration until the government improves its screening process

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Personal answerYes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Personal answerNo

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Personal answerNo, the government should not decide what services a private business can provide

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Personal answerYes, 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?

  Personal answerYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Personal answerNo, they must formally apply like every other new citizen

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

  Personal answerYes, but not until the no-fly list screening process is improved for accuracy and includes due process

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Personal answerNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Personal answerYes, but scale back our current involvement

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Personal answerNo, open the markets so insurers can compete across state lines and reduce costs

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Personal answerYes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Personal answerYes, but only increase for the elderly and disabled

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Personal answerYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Personal answerYes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Personal answerYes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Personal answerNo

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

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

  Personal answerYes

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Personal answerNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Personal answerNo, manufacturers and dealers should only be held liable for negligence

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Personal answerYes, but increase oversight

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?

  Personal answerNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Personal answerYes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

  Personal answerNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Personal answerYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Personal answerNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Personal answerYes, and the government should do more to require diversity in the workplace

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  Personal answerYes

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)?

  Personal answerNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Personal answerNo, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Personal answerI am satisfied with the current amount

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Personal answerNo, and pass strict laws prohibiting government surveillance without probable cause and a warrant

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Personal answerNo, but they should be allowed to refuse artificial life support

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Personal answerNo, we should not give aid to any foreign nations

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Personal answerYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Personal answerHelp, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Bart Lower voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Personal answerNo, it is necessary for violent criminals who are a danger to themselves and other inmates

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Personal answerNo, and minority groups should not receive any favorable treatment

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Personal answerNo, teach to each student's potential instead of uniform testing

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

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

  Personal answerNo

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?

  Personal answerNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Personal answerNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Personal answerDecrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

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

  Personal answerNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Personal answerNo, and stop spending current funds on other programs

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Personal answerNo, the government should leave human space travel to private companies

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Personal answerYes

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Personal answerYes, but I would prefer to abolish it and return to the gold standard

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Personal answerNo, 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?

  Personal answerNo

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

  Personal answerYes, but dramatically reduce government spending instead of raising taxes

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Personal answerYes, pension spending is out of control and must be reduced

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Personal answerNo, this will incentivize companies to move jobs out of the country

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Personal answerNo