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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  John James voterbasePro-life

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  John James voterbaseTake the government out of marriage and instead make it a religious decision

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  John James voterbaseNo

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  John James voterbaseYes, 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?

  John James voterbaseYes, and businesses should be required to publish their salary ranges for each position


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Healthcare  ›  Stay At Home Order

Should the government enforce a “stay-at-home” order to combat the coronavirus?

  John James voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  John James voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  John James voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Trump Impeachment

Do you support the impeachment of President Donald Trump?

  John James voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Marital Rape

Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape?

  Party’s support baseYes, 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?

  John James voterbaseYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

  John James voterbaseNo, it is immoral to deny health insurance to people with pre-existing conditions

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  John James voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  John James voterbaseYes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizens

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and the government should regulate the price of all prescription drugs

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?

  John James voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

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

  John James voterbaseNo, this is a violation of the 2nd amendment

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  John James voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only increase funding for personalized care instead of subsidizing pharmaceutical companies

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  John James voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  John James voterbaseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  John James voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  John James voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  John James voterbaseNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  John James voterbaseNo, this decision should be based on crime rates instead of race or religion

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  John James voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Party’s support baseYes, switch to a multi-member, proportionally selected redistricting system

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  John James voterbaseNo

Education  ›  Free College for All

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

  John James voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  John James voterbaseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

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?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for maternity leave

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  John James voterbaseNo, the U.S. should encourage Iran to disarm through diplomatic channels

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

  John James voterbaseYes, but not until the no-fly list screening process is improved for accuracy and includes due process

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Party’s support baseLower

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  John James voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  John James voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  John James voterbaseYes, but scale back our current involvement

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  John James voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

  John James voterbaseNo, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politicians

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  John James voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Party’s support baseYes, term limits for the House but not the Senate

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  John James voterbaseYes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  John James voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  John James voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  John James voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  John James voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities?

  John James voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  John James voterbaseYes, but only for horrific crimes with undeniable evidence

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  John James voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  John James voterbaseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  John James voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  John James voterbaseYes

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?

  John James voterbaseNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  John James voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  John James voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  John James voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  John James voterbaseYes, but NATO should focus more on counter-terrorism strategies

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  John James voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Party’s support baseYes, wind power is the best alternative to coal and natural gas

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

  John James voterbaseYes

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  John James voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Soleimani

Do you support the killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani?

  John James voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  John James voterbaseNo, athletes should compete based on the biological sex that is listed on their birth certificate

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

  John James voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  John James voterbaseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  John James voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  John James voterbaseNo, social media companies are private and should not be regulated by the government

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  John James voterbaseNo

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?

  John James voterbaseYes, if the merged corporation would have more than 50% of the market share

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  John James voterbaseYes

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?

  John James voterbaseNo

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)?

  John James voterbaseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  John James voterbaseYes

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?

  John James voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  John James voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  John James voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  John James voterbaseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  John James voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  John James voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  John James voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  John James voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  John James voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  John James voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  John James voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

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

  John James voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

  John James voterbaseNo

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?

  Party’s support baseNo, and I am not convinced that North Korea has or is capable of developing a long-range nuclear missile

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  John James voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and make it a lifetime ban

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  John James voterbaseMore

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  John James voterbaseHelp, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

  John James voterbaseNo, Saudi Arabia has more than enough money to fund their own wars

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  John James voterbaseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  John James voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  John James voterbaseYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

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

  John James voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  John James voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseIncrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  John James voterbaseNo

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  John James voterbaseNo

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?

  John James voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate?

  John James voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  John James voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  John James voterbaseDecrease, and deny aid to countries that harbor or promote terrorism

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  John James voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

  John James voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

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

  Party’s support baseNo, conduct targeted airstrikes instead

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?

  John James voterbaseNo

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?

  John James voterbaseNo, and the government is currently over-regulating private businesses

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  John James voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  John James voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  John James voterbaseYes, the U.S. needs to use all means necessary to combat terrorism

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

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

  John James voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but in the form of tax breaks for all citizens

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

  John James voterbaseMore

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Party’s support baseNo, eliminate the income cap on taxable earnings and stop spending current funds on other programs instead

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  John James voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  John James voterbaseYes, but I would prefer to ban GMOs

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Party’s support baseYes, unless they have committed a crime

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  John James voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Party influenceYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  John James voterbaseYes, as long as they have finished serving their sentence

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  John James voterbaseYes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budget

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  John James voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  John James voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  John James voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Party influenceNo

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  John James voterbaseNo, we should not legitimize ISIS as a sovereign entity

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  John James voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Party influenceYes, the Russian invasion of the Ukraine threatens the balance of power in the region

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

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

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

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  John James voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  John James voterbaseYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

  Party’s support baseNo, but decrease tax rates for senior citizens

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  John James voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  John James voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  John James voterbaseYes, surveillance of all foreign countries is essential to tracking potential terrorist threats

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  John James voterbaseYes, as long as offshore income is reported

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  John James voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

  John James voterbaseNo, he should be returned to the U.S. to stand trial and face the consequences of his actions

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  John James voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  John James voterbaseNo, we should coordinate with Russia to take out ISIS

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  John James voterbaseNo, not until we decrease our national debt

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  John James voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers?

  John James voterbaseNo, the federal government does not have the authority to impose state and local taxes

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  John James voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?

  John James voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  John James voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

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

  John James voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  John James voterbaseNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced

Social  ›  Sports Betting

Should sports betting be legal?

  Party’s support baseYes