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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Personal answerPro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Personal answerYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Personal answerYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Personal answerNo


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Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

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

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Personal answerYes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizens

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Personal answerNo, and global warming is a natural occurrence

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

  Personal answerNo

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

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Personal answerNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Personal answerNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Personal answerYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Personal answerNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Personal answerNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Personal answerNo, this will only cause prices to increase in a never ending cycle

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Personal answerNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Personal answerNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Personal answerYes

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Personal answerNo

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Personal answerYes, except for religious organizations and charities that oppose the use of contraception

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Personal answerYes

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Personal answerNo, but increase our military presence along the southern border

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

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Personal answerYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Personal answerYes, but only for life threatening emergencies or infectious diseases

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Personal answerYes, if they were born here

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

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

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Personal answerYes

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Personal answerNo

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

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Personal answerYes, but scale back our current involvement

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Personal answerYes, this will prevent voter fraud

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

  Personal answerNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Personal answerYes

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Personal answerYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Personal answerYes, and immediately release anyone serving time solely for drug offenses

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 answerNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Personal answerNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Personal answerNo

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

  Personal answerNo, it should be put in a museum where it was originally flown

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Personal answerNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Personal answerNo

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  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Personal answerYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Personal answerYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Personal answerYes, but accept and embrace the diversity that immigrants add

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Personal answerYes, as long as they pay taxes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Personal answerNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Personal answerNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Personal answerNo

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  Personal answerNo

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Personal answerNo

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Personal answerYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  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?

  Personal answerYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Personal answerLower

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Personal answerDecrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Personal answerNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Personal answerIncrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

  Personal answerNo

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Personal answerYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Personal answerYes, but by drastically reducing the benefits and salaries of government officials

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Personal answerWe should give equal support to Israel and Palestine.

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  Personal answerNo

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?

  Personal answerYes

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Personal answerNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Personal answerNo, this will encourage people not to work and harm economic growth

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Personal answerNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Personal answerNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Personal answerNo

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

  Personal answerYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Personal answerYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Personal answerYes

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

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

  Personal answerYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Personal answerYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Personal answerFewer

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

  Personal answerNo, Saudi Arabia has more than enough money to fund their own wars

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Personal answerHelp

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, we must use every diplomatic option first

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Personal answerYes

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  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

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  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 answerYes

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?

  Personal answerNo

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

  David Earl Williams III voterbaseNo

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Personal answerNo

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Personal answerYes

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

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

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Personal answerNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Personal answerYes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

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

  Personal answerNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Personal answerYes

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

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

  Personal answerNo

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Personal answerNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Personal answerNo

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

  Personal answerMore

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Personal answerNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Personal answerYes, unless they have committed an act of terrorism

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Personal answerYes, as long as it was not a felony, violent, financial, or sexual crime

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Personal answerYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Personal answerYes

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Personal answerYes

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Personal answerYes, NAFTA helps lower the prices of consumer products

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Personal answerNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Personal answerYes, as long as there is no public subsidy

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Personal answerYes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budget

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Personal answerNo

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Personal answerNo, we should stay out of Middle Eastern conflicts

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Personal answerYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Personal answerYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Personal answerNo

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

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

  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

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Personal answerYes, as long as offshore income is reported

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Personal answerNo

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  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Personal answerYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Personal answerNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Personal answerNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Personal answerNo, I am satisfied with the current amount of spending

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Personal answerNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Personal answerNo

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

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

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

  Personal answerNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Personal answerYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Personal answerNo