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Tulsi Gabbard’s policies on domestic policy issues

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Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Public statementsNo, only for criminals and the mentally ill

Domestic Policy  ›  Trump Impeachment

Do you support the impeachment of President Donald Trump?

  Public statementsNo, this is a partisan show trial

Domestic Policy  ›  Insurrection Act

Should the President of the United States have the power to deploy military troops in order to stop protests?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, prohibits the military from conducting law-enforcement

Domestic Policy  ›  COVID-19 School Closures

Should the state government order schools to provide online only classes in order to combat coronavirus?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, hire professionally trained security guards instead


Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Public statementsYes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting

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?

  Voting recordNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, this decision should be based on crime rates instead of race or religion

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

  Public statementsYes

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)?

  Public statementsNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Public statementsYes, social media companies are politically biased and need to be regulated

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, and the Supreme Court should not be politicized

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Public statementsNo, and pass strict laws prohibiting government surveillance without probable cause and a warrant

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, I don’t respect anyone who does but they should have the right to do so

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

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

  Party influenceYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Public statementsNo, this will disadvantage low income seniors whose life expectancy is lower than wealthier seniors

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  College Sports and COVID

Should college sports be played in the fall of 2020?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, he should be protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act

Domestic Policy  ›  Juneteenth

Should Juneteenth be declared a federal holiday?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, and we should provide reparations to Black Americans as well

Domestic Policy  ›  Congressional ban on stock trading

Should members of Congress be allowed to trade stocks while serving in office?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced