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Distribution of answers submitted by Libertarians.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Mar 20, 2012. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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No- our education is way too expensive and far too ineffectual. Ranked 35th in the world? The most powerful country has a worse education system than some third-world countries. 2 years ago from a Libertarian in Farmington, MI
Affirmative action is A set of laws providing benefits for some citizens over others, or government sanctioned preference. It didn't work before the civil rights movement, it won't work after. 3 years ago from a Libertarian in Tucson, AZ
Ancestors of slaves should be given a one-off compensatory reparation. 3 years ago from a Libertarian in White Signal, NM
Yes, in a perfect world No.. but increase education spending to make ALL Schools funding the same, from Beverly Hills to Southside of Chicago to small town Iowa.. Same opportunity for all. 3 years ago from a Libertarian in Andover, IA
The unemployment rate has skyrocketed in past 7 years in poverty areas. Why not address this problem by encouraging business and manufacturing to set up shop nearby?. 3 years ago from a Libertarian in Villa Park, IL
Regardless, we should create more social programs to address poverty, and also increase the acceptance of different races, forget the "minority" everyone needs to be treated equal, it's not "black lives matter" it's not... 3 years ago from a Libertarian in Cheney, KS
No. The soft bigotry of lowered expectations does not help minority groups. 3 years ago from a Libertarian in Sheboygan, WI
I believe government enforced affirmative action programs should be abolished, but private organizations can give preferential treatment at will. 3 years ago from a Libertarian in Cypress, CA
The government should not give anyone any favorable or unfavorable treatment based on their race, gender, ethnicity, religion, etc. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Chester, VA
No, and they should be abolished. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Annapolis, MD
Do you remember slavery? Do you remember the Civil Rights era? Do you remember Cointelpro? These are all government sponsored legislations and actions that have ruined African Americans for years to come. I do not like "affirmative action"... 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Miami, FL
No, fair hiring for jobs should lie on the business owner not the government. There should not be programs giving ANYONE special treatment because of the color of their skin. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Clemmons, NC
Affirmative action promotes racism and bigotry( that's not spelled right) we are all human we should all be treated as such. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Washington, DC
Private groups should be allowed to do them, federal programs shouldn't exist. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in West Lafayette, IN