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« on: March 06, 2015, 12:27:51 am »

Social Policy:
Abortion: Pro choice in the first two trimesters, pro life after.
Same Sex Marriage: Nationwide legalization.
Drugs: Legalize marijuana now.
Stem Cell Research: The benefits far outweigh any potential costs.
Death Penalty: Nationwide ban.
Gun control: Law-abiding, responsible citizens do not and should not need to ask anyone's permission or approval to engage in a peaceful activity. Gun ownership, by itself, harms no other person and cannot morally justify criminal penalties.
Affirmative Action: Get rid of it, it is a form of reverse racism and is outdated in itself, candidates should be selected based on qualifications, not race. Rewrite certain parts of Title IX.
Prostitution: Legalize/regulate. .
Euthanasia: Legalize for those in extreme pain.

Economic Issues:
Minimum Wage: A small hike to around $8.50 per hour.
Welfare: Expand EITC, no to drug testing recipients and limit to a max of 5 years.
Right-to-Work: Completely opposed.
Taxation: Slightly lowered taxes, with a top rate of 35-37%.
Healthcare: Tax credits and vouchers, expand free clinic programs.
Social Security: Allow private investment.
Trade: Free Trade, 'nuff said.                  
Education: Abolish the Department of Education, let the states and local boards decide what to do with education.
Balanced Budget Amendment: YES!

Foreign Policy and National Security
Afghanistan: Finishing withdrawing troops.
Iraq: See above.
Iran: Pressure the new government to accept UN inspectors.
Syria: Stay out of the conflict entirely.
Cuba: Normalize relations if fair elections are held.
Military Spending: Cut back on procurement, look to cut waste.
PATRIOT Act: Abolish it now, it is a fundamental violation of the Constitution and our Rights.
NSA Spying: End spying now.
Palestine: Recognize Palestine, but don't give out foreign aid.
Israel: Israel is an ally, but end foreign aid, encourage them to end settlements.
Immigration: Increase quotas,deploy national guard and create a pathway to citizenship for children.

Climate Change: Yes, we're hastening it.
Green Energy: Tes.
Keystone XL Pipeline: Build it.

Electoral Reform
Electoral College: The Electoral College imposes a two-party system and needs to be abolished in favor of the STV.
Gerrymandering: Benefits the party in power, eliminate it.
Term limits: It's called voting.
Voter ID: Support in some cases, if they are easy to access.
Compulsory Voting: No
Voter Registration: If the person doesn't want to register, don't force them.
Statehood: Allow D.C., and Puerto Rico decide if they want to become states.
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