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Michael Badnarik: Make abortion illegal but leave it to the states.
Gary Nolan: States should make abortion law, not feds.
Michael Peroutka: Abortion should neither be funded nor condoned by government.
Carol Moseley-Braun: Abortions should always be legal.
Dennis Kucinich: Abortions should always be legal.
John Edwards: Right to abortion is constitutionally protected.
Budget & Economy|
John Edwards: More funds for education, health care, and defense.
Michael Badnarik: Discontinue affirmative action programs.
Gary Nolan: Civil union and gay marriage laws by states, not feds.
Gary Nolan: Discontinue affirmative action-no government discrimination.
Michael Peroutka: God defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
Michael Peroutka: End affirmative action-no federal employment guarantees.
John Edwards: I support affirmative action.
David Cobb: Abolish the legal doctrine of “corporate personhood”.
David Cobb: More community policing; more inmate job training.
David Cobb: Eliminate the death penalty.
Gary Nolan: Supports truth in sentencing with swift and certain justice.
Michael Peroutka: Supports death penalty & equal prosecution of minors.
John Edwards: Eliminate mandatory minimums for non-violent crimes.
Al Sharpton: Prison programs for job skills & drug rehab.
Carol Moseley-Braun: Job skill program and drug treatment for inmates.
John Edwards: Supports the death penalty.
Wesley Clark: Support the use of the death penalty for federal crimes.
David Cobb: Decriminalize minor possession of marijuana.
David Cobb: War on drugs is war on our civil liberties.
Michael Peroutka: End war on drugs-replace with border security.
John Edwards: Supports drug courts and alternatives to incarceration.
Carol Moseley-Braun: Decriminalize minor marijuana possession & medical marijuana.
Wesley Clark: More drug treatment and more border security.
Michael Peroutka: Federal government out of education.
Michael Peroutka: Allow children to acknowledge God in school.
John Edwards: Higher teacher pay in low-income schools.
Joseph Lieberman: Support public school choice; experiment with private choice.
Wesley Clark: Supports charter schools and national testing standards.
Energy & Oil|
Gary Nolan: Open ANWR for drilling.
Michael Peroutka: Drill ANWR; support alternative fuel; end foreign dependency.
Michael Badnarik: Let private groups exploit public parklands.
Gary Nolan: Make polluters pay, especially the government.
John Edwards: Protect ANWR, lead in global warming battle.
Families & Children|
John McCain: Supports flex-time & unpaid family leave.
Michael Peroutka: Stop federal attacks on the family.
David Cobb: More US participation in UN peacekeeping missions.
Gary Nolan: Withdraw support from UN activities.
Michael Peroutka: End all foreign aid, and get out of the UN.
Michael Peroutka: End stranglehold of the New World Order.
John Edwards: Reorient US aid to support open societies.
John Edwards: UN-led peacekeeping, but US forces under US command.
John Edwards: Target Castro’s regime but help people of Cuba.
John Edwards: More funds for AIDS prevention in Africa.
John McCain: No environmental provisions in trade agreements.
Michael Badnarik: Opposes NAFTA, GATT, and WTO.
David Cobb: Include human rights and worker rights in trade deals.
Michael Peroutka: Opposes NAFTA, GATT, and the WTO.
Michael Peroutka: Human rights records restrict trade, but not labor issues.
Carol Moseley-Braun: Human rights record should affect trading status.
Wesley Clark: Public taxpayer funding for federal candidates.
John Edwards: Supports public financing of elections.
David Cobb: Ban assault weapons; require licenses; track fingerprints.
David Cobb: A gun owner who supports reasonable gun safety laws.
Gary Nolan: Bill of Rights recognizes right to keep arms.
Michael Peroutka: Repeal gun restrictions and remember the Second Amendment.
John Edwards: Right to bear arms protected by Second Amendment, with rules.
Al Sharpton: Require background checks, licensing, and fingerprinting.
Carol Moseley-Braun: Ban semi-automatics; more background checks & enforcement.
Dennis Kucinich: Require background checks, licensing, and fingerprinting.
John McCain: Supports tax-free medical savings accounts & tax credits.
Michael Badnarik: Health care is not a responsibility of federal government.
David Cobb: Health care is a right.
Gary Nolan: Health care is not a federal responsibility.
Michael Peroutka: Health care is not a federal responsibility.
John Edwards: Cover every child and vulnerable adults.
John Edwards: Cannot sacrifice rights & freedoms that define America.
Wesley Clark: Repeal provisions of Patriot Act that go too far.
David Cobb: Greatly Decrease Funding on missile defense.
David Cobb: Greatly decrease all military funding.
Gary Nolan: Patriot Act is misguided-repeal it.
Michael Peroutka: Greatly increase spending for missile defense.
John Edwards: Protect our country without sacrificing rights and freedoms.
Al Sharpton: Eliminate Funding for national missile defense.
Gary Nolan: End immigrant quotas and let honest people enter peacefully.
Michael Peroutka: Moratorium on immigration--expel all illegal aliens.
John Edwards: Welcome immigrants with earned legalization program.
Michael Peroutka: Let the market police itself, instead of jobs programs.
John Edwards: Greater protection for unionization.
Principles & Values|
Michael Peroutka: Government’s purpose is to secure God-given rights.
Michael Badnarik: Let workers manage their own retirement accounts.
David Cobb: Increase payroll tax but allow some self-investment.
Gary Nolan: Allow opt-out of Social Security.
Michael Peroutka: Mandatory Social Security is unconstitutional.
John Edwards: Don’t divert payroll taxes to private accounts.
Al Sharpton: More financing for Social Security in its current form.
David Cobb: Increase taxes on wealthy; decrease taxes on poor.
Michael Peroutka: Permanently repeal estate tax and dividend tax.
Michael Badnarik: Continue the moratorium on Internet taxation.
John Edwards: Achieve high-speed Internet access for all Americans.
War & Peace|
Michael Peroutka: No intervention in Israel-Palestine, nor anywhere.
Michael Peroutka: Withdraw from Iraq-no democracy through warfare.
John Edwards: Immediately get NATO involved in Iraq.
John Edwards: Work with allies to shut down North Korea’s nuclear program.
Welfare & Poverty|
John McCain: Require 40 hours work per week from welfare recipients.
Michael Peroutka: Federal government out of welfare.
Al Sharpton: Focus welfare on child care & low-income housing.
John Edwards: Increase the Earned Income Tax Credit.