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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Personal answerPro-life, but allow in cases of rape, incest, or danger to the mother or child

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 Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Personal answerNo, tax carbon emissions instead

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Personal answerNo, 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?

  Personal answerNo, and gay couples should not be able to adopt children


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Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Personal answerNo, allow civil unions but don’t call it marriage

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Personal answerNo, and the government should not give funds to any organizations

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Darrell Castle votersYes, schools should require at least one teacher or security guard to be armed

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Darrell Castle votersYes

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

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

  Darrell Castle 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?

  Darrell Castle 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?

  Personal answerNo, but hold parents criminally liable for transferring deadly diseases to other children

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Personal answerNo

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Personal answerNo

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

  Darrell Castle 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?

  Personal answerYes

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Personal answerYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Personal answerNo, limiting drug prices would also limit the investment in research and development into new life-saving drugs

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Darrell Castle votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Darrell Castle votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Darrell Castle votersNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Personal answerNo, 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?

  Personal answerYes

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Personal answerNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Personal answerYes, until the frequency of terrorist attacks by Muslim extremists decrease

Education  ›  Free College for All

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

  Darrell Castle votersNo

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

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Personal answerNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Personal answerNo, 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?

  Personal answerNo, this is a slippery slope that will eventually ban the sale of guns to anyone

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Personal answerLower

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Personal answerNo, combat roles place women in a high risk situation for sexual assault

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 answerNo, too many workers take advantage of these programs

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Personal answerNo, and increase penalties for non-violent drug offenders

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Personal answerNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Personal answerNo, but their children should have access

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Personal answerNo, we should pass tougher drug laws

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Darrell Castle votersNo, the U.S. should encourage Iran to disarm through diplomatic channels

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Personal answerNo, the government should not be involved in healthcare

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Darrell Castle votersNo, and we should ban the use of sanctuary cities

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Personal answerNo, only if they have entered the country illegally

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Personal answerNo, government should not be involved in healthcare

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Personal answerNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Personal answerNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  Darrell Castle votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Personal answerNo, and remove the U.N. headquarters from the U.S.

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

  Darrell Castle 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?

  Personal answerYes, 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?

  Personal answerYes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

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

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Personal answerNo, this is a violation of free speech

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Personal answerYes, 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?

  Darrell Castle 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?

  Darrell Castle votersNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Personal answerYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

  Personal answerYes, but only if they are convicted terrorists

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Personal answerNo, and the federal government should not increase funding for any social programs

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Personal answerNo, fine companies that employ illegal immigrants

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, and abolish the NSA

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Personal answerYes, no corporation should be immune from the possibility that their product after being introduced into public commerce was defective, etc. and caused harm

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Personal answerNo

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Personal answerNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Darrell Castle 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?

  Personal answerYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Darrell Castle votersNo, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Personal answerNo, we should eliminate any opportunity for terrorists to enter the country

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Darrell Castle votersNo, tax returns have nothing to do with their ability to perform their duties

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Darrell Castle votersNo, this is a violation of free speech

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Personal answerYes, but not in heavily populated areas

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Darrell Castle 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?

  Personal answerNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Darrell Castle votersYes

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Personal answerNo

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?

  Darrell Castle 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?

  Darrell Castle 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?

  Personal answerMore

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?

  Personal answerNo, unless North Korea becomes an immediate threat to the United States

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

  Personal answerYes, each state should have the right to display any flag they choose

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Personal answerNo, they should be tried in military tribunals but not subject to torture

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Darrell Castle 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?

  Personal answerNo

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  Darrell Castle 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)?

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

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Darrell Castle 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?

  Personal answerDecrease

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Personal answerYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Darrell Castle 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?

  Personal answerNo, the current two-year ban is sufficient

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Personal answerNo

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

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

  Personal answerYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Personal answerHurt, 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?

  Darrell Castle votersNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

Social  ›  AntiFa

Should AntiFa be declared a domestic terrorist organization?

  Darrell Castle votersNo, it is a movement not an organization

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Personal answerYes, and deregulate the energy sector to let the free market determine the best energy sources

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Personal answerDecrease, 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?

  Darrell Castle votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

  Personal answerNo, 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?

  Personal answerIncrease, but only after our deficit is drastically reduced

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Personal answerNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Personal answerYes, 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?

  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

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

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

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Personal answerNo, but it is currently being overused

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?

  Darrell Castle votersNo, this would encourage drug use and lower funding for rehabilitation centers

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Darrell Castle votersYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Personal answerYes, and nationalize the industry

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Personal answerNo, unless the suspected terrorists are strategic threats to the United States because I would not tie the hands of the President if he sees a serious threat to the United States

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

  Darrell Castle 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?

  Personal answerNo

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Personal answerNo, 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?

  Darrell Castle 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?

  Personal answerNo

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Darrell Castle votersYes

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?

  Personal answerNo, what private business pays to its employees is non of the government's business

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Darrell Castle 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?

  Personal answerNo

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

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

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Personal answerYes, 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?

  Darrell Castle votersYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Personal answerNo, and stop spending current funds on other programs

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Darrell Castle 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?

  Personal answerYes, because the embargo helps no one and only hurts the Cuban people

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Personal answerNo

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Personal answerYes, and we should eliminate it

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Personal answerNo, 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?

  Darrell Castle votersNo, we should build more prisons

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Personal answerYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

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

  Party’s support baseYes

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Darrell Castle 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.?

  Darrell Castle votersNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Darrell Castle votersNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Darrell Castle votersNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Darrell Castle votersYes, China should be punished for artificially manipulating their currency

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Darrell Castle votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

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

  Personal answerNo, we should not defend any NATO country that spends less than 2% of their GDP on military defense

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Personal answerNo, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten us

Foreign Policy  ›  Iranian Protesters

Should the government provide assistance to protesters in Iran?

  Party’s support baseNo, 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?

  Personal answerYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Darrell Castle votersNo

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Personal answerYes, but only for future workers

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Personal answerNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Personal answerNo, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

  Personal answerYes

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

  Personal answerNo

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Personal answerNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Personal answerYes, where U.S. citizens invest their money is none of the government's business

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Personal answerNo, we should not get involved

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Personal answerNo, they should be reduced

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Darrell Castle 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?

  Personal answerNo, 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 baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Personal answerNo, and it has no intrinsic value

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

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

  Darrell Castle votersNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Party’s support baseYes

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?

  Darrell Castle votersNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced

Social  ›  Sports Betting

Should sports betting be legal?

  Darrell Castle votersYes, but let each state decide