Election 2016 Candidate Information

Candidate Information 2016

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Primary Source: On the Issues (http://www.ontheissues.org/default.htm)

Political Philosophy (http://www.ontheissues.org/default.htm)

  • Donald Trump
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Gary Johnson
  • Jill Stein

Economy and Budget

  • Donald Trump (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Donald_Trump_Budget_+_Economy.htm)
    • Our jobs are fleeing to Mexico; China uses us as piggy bank
    • Cut defense budget, & entire EPA & Dept. of Education
    • Make economy dynamic; bring back jobs from China & Mexico
    • Grow the economy at 6% annually by ending inversions
    • If debt reaches $24T, that’s the point of no return
    • One-time 14.25% tax on wealth, to erase national debt
    • “That means jobs in infrastructure, in advanced manufacturing, innovation and technology, clean, renewable energy, and small business, because most of the new jobs will come from small business. I also want to see more companies do profit-sharing. If you help create the profits, you should be able to share in them.”
    • Committed to reducing corporate power not only Wall St
    • “We need bankruptcy reform, but we need the right kind”
    • The economy is not working for middle class families
    • Balanced budget replaced with rising costs & falling wages
    • Use tax dollars to upgrade infrastructure, not for stadium
  • Gary Johnson (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Gary_Johnson_Budget_+_Economy.htm)
    • National debt, approaching $20 trillion, is bankrupting us
    • No bank bailout; no farm subsidies; no stimulus
    • Cut federal budget by 43% to bring it into balance
    • Stop incurring more debt; balanced budget by 2013
    • Our debt is greatest threat to our national security
    • Balance budget by cutting entitlements AND Defense
    • We are in state of emergency; not state of recovery
    • Obama stimulus was ok, but only made slight dent in crisis
    • We’re again bailing out Wall Street with quantitative easing
    • Top 1% are rolling in dough; the rest are in crisis
    • It’s un-American that top 1% own 90% of wealth
    • End the Bush-Obama recession; ask wealthy to pay share
    • Reduce spending via military cuts & preventive health
    • Our economy is not working for our vast majority
    • Cut military 50%; spend that $500B on economy.

Terrorism

  • Donald Trump (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Donald_Trump_War_+_Peace.htm)
    • I opposed Iraq War in 2004; it destabilized entire Mideast
    • When we defeated Iraq, we didn’t know what to do after that
    • Get rid of ISIS, quickly: dry up their oil & their money
    • Boots on the ground to fight ISIS
    • Bomb the oil fields in Iraq to take on ISIS
    • “I have a plan. But, look, if I win, I don’t want to broadcast to the enemy exactly what my plan is. If I like, maybe, a combination of my plan and the generals’ plan, I’m not going to call you up and say, “We have a great plan.” This is what Obama does: “We’re going to leave Iraq on a certain day.””
  • Hillary Clinton (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_War_+_Peace.htm)
    • Work with allies around the world to fight homegrown terror
    • Continue anti-ISIS actions in Libya, with Europe & Arabs
    • Ok to target Al Qaeda in Pakistan; we did that 10 years ago
    • Leave combat troops in Iraq only for counterterrorism
    • No permanent bases, but continuing residual force in Iraq
    • “I have a plan to go after ISIS. Not to contain them, but to defeat them. It has three parts. First, deprive them of territory they occupy in Syria and Iraq. Second, dismantle their network of terrorism. Third, do more to keep us safe. We have to have an American-led air campaign, we have to have Arab and Kurdish troops on the ground. We have got to go after everything from North Africa to South Asia and beyond. Here at home, we have to share information and work closely with Muslim-Americans.”
    • “We have to defeat ISIS. And we’ve got to do it with air power. We’ve got to do it with much more support for the Arabs and the Kurds who will fight on the ground. We’re going to work to make sure that they have support–surveillance, intelligence, reconnaissance help. They are not going to get ground troops. We are not putting ground troops into Iraq ever again.”
  • Gary Johnson (http://www.ontheissues.org/Gary_Johnson.htm)
    • Drones may create more adversaries than they eliminate.
    • We should not be Islamophobic, but be Shariaphobic.
    • Brains not bombs: cut off ISIS funding.
    • American military interventions made terrorist problem worse.
    • Include states in anti-terrorism planning.
    • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility.
  • Jill Stein
    • U.S. meddling in Mideast exacerbates terrorism.
    • Immediate weapons embargo to the Middle East.
    • We never should have been in Iraq; we’re still not out.
    • End our military misadventures in Iraq and Afghanistan
    • We’re not safer internationally with drone wars.

Foreign Policy

  • Donald Trump (http://www.ontheissues.org/Donald_Trump.htm#Foreign_Policy)
    • US cannot afford to be world’s police; let NATO allies pay.
    • Persuasion, not power, is diplomacy at its best.
    • Use tough negotiators instead of naive academic people.
    • Support NATO, but it’s not us against Russia
    • Use tough negotiators instead of naive academic people
    • I could negotiate a deal with Israel and Palestinians
    • Don’t take sides with Israel, so we can lead negotiations.
    • Iran deal is one of the worst I’ve ever seen
    • Let Russia bash ISIS; let Germany defend Ukraine
    • Opening gates to Syrian refugees invites in ISIS
    • Stop sending aid to countries that hate us
  • Hillary Clinton (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_Foreign_Policy.htm)
    • Honor treaties with South Korea & Japan: our word is good
    • Need more European contribution to defending against Russia
    • If the US does not lead, there is a vacuum
    • Integrate with Latin America but focus on income inequality
    • 1% of budget on foreign aid maintains our global leadership
    • Operate from a position of strength, but not confrontation
    • Supported strong funding for international development
    • Supports USAID projects in developing world
    • Human rights are central to our objectives abroad
    • Smartest strategic choice is peace
    • We should accept 65,000 Syrian refugees, vetted and screened
    • Work toward Arab Spring not being hijacked by extremists
  • Gary Johnson (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Gary_Johnson_Foreign_Policy.htm)
    • Stay in the U.N., but stay out of foreign interventions
    • Take our share of Syrian refugees; not too many but not zero
    • America at peace with the world; avoid foreign entanglements
    • No foreign aid spending unless it protects U.S. interests
    • We can no longer afford to shell out billions in foreign aid
  • Jill Stein (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Jill_Stein_Foreign_Policy.htm)
    • End CIA-supported coups and regime change in Latin America
    • U.S. meddling in Mideast exacerbates terrorism
    • Stop US funding and support of the Israeli occupation
    • End foreign aid to countries with human rights abuses
    • Focus on human rights, international law, and diplomacy
    • Re-establish foreign policy on basis of international law
    • Get tough policy has opposite effect of what was intended
    • End Israeli apartheid occupations and illegal settlements

Health Care

    • Donald Trump (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Donald_Trump_Health_Care.htm)
      • Keep pre-existing condition coverage; not individual mandate
      • Removing cross-state barriers solves many insurance issues
      • Replace Obamacare with Health Savings Accounts
      • I’m for vaccines, but in smaller quantities to avoid autism
      • ObamaCare is a catastrophe that must be repealed & replaced
      • Don’t cut Medicare; grow the economy to keep benefits
      • Increase insurance competition across state lines
    • Hillary Clinton (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_Health_Care.htm)
      • Assisted suicide acceptable with appropriate safeguards
      • The VA has failed our veterans & needs to be revamped
      • Medicare-for-all is not economically feasible
      • The science is clear: vaccines work
      • Universal health care is a core Democratic principle
      • Pledges to support $50B for AIDS relief in US and world
      • No parent should be told ‘no’ for healthcare for their kids
      • Insurers must fund prevention without preexisting conditions
      • FDA should compare drug effectiveness–not just safety
      • Medicare should be strengthened today
      • $100B to get started on healthcare reform
    • Gary Johnson (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Gary_Johnson_Health_Care.htm )
      • Free market reduces prices with places like “Stitches R Us”
      • Assisted suicide acceptable after psychological examination
      • Government-managed healthcare is insanity
      • ObamaCare is unconstitutional; so is Bush’s Medicare Rx plan
      • More federal funding for rural health services
    • Jill Stein (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Jill_Stein_Health_Care.htm )
      • Healthcare for all including contraception
      • Require vaccines to protect other children
      • Single-payer public health insurance program
      • What injures the climate’s health also injures human health
      • Thousands die each year when excluding from adequate care
      • Health insurance wastes 30%; Medicare only wastes only 3%
      • Right to quality health care: Medicare for All
      • 30% of healthcare costs squandered on ads & CEO salaries

Gun Policy

  • Donald Trump (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Donald_Trump_Gun_Control.htm )
    • No guns for people on terrorist watch-list
    • No limits on guns; they save lives
    • Gun-free zones are target practice for sickos
    • Gun ownership makes US safer, not more dangerous
    • Mental health more important than gun control
    • Laws are ineffective in preventing gun violence
    • Gun violence is inevitable; regulations won’t help
    • For assault weapon ban, waiting period, & background check
  • Hillary Clinton ( http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_Gun_Control.htm )
    • Gun epidemic is leading cause of death of young black men
    • Arming more people is not appropriate response to terrorism
    • Don’t shield gun manufacturers from lawsuits:I vote that way
    • Balance lawful gun ownership & keeping guns from criminals
    • Give local police access to federal gun tracking info
    • Let states & cities determine local gun laws
    • Get assault weapons & guns off the street
    • Tough gun control keeps guns out of wrong hands
    • License and register all handgun sales
  • Gary Johnson ( http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Gary_Johnson_Gun_Control.htm )
    • Banning assault weapons just criminalizes the owners
    • Keep guns away from mentally ill & potential terrorists
    • No-fly list is error-prone; don’t use it to deny guns
    • Carrying guns reduces crime and mass shootings
    • Discuss keeping guns away from mentally ill
    • Against denying guns to people on government no-fly list
    • Concealed carry leads to less overall gun violence
    • Supports gun ownership rights
    • Laws regarding guns are ineffective
  • Jill Stein (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Jill_Stein_Gun_Control.htm )
    • Australian gun restrictions stopped mass shootings
    • Gun ownership should be appropriately regulated
    • More local regulations; more background checks
    • Address community violence with more mental health services
    • Gun at home more likely to cause injury than to defend home

Immigration

  • Donald Trump (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Donald_Trump_Immigration.htm )
    • People pour into US and citizens lose jobs
    • No apology for banning Muslims from entering America
    • I take advantage of H1-B visas; but stop them
    • It’s not fear of terrorist refugees; it’s reality
    • Let the good ones come back in; that’s not amnesty
    • Need to keep database of Muslim refugees
    • I don’t care how they come in, if they come in legally
    • Syrian refugees are a Trojan Horse
    • Illegal immigrants populate many criminal gangs
    • Control borders; even legal immigration should be difficult
    • Limit new immigration; focus on people already here
    • Building 1,000-mile wall is possible, if we make commitment
    • Mexico will pay for wall, but not through tariffs
    • This is a country where we speak English, not Spanish
  • Hillary Clinton (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_Immigration.htm )
    • I won’t be the Deporter-in-Chief; stop the raids & roundups
    • I sponsored the DREAM Act and a path to citizenship
    • Immigrants keep America young and dynamic
    • English unifies us; teach ESL but support other languages
    • Consider halting certain raids on illegal immigrant families
    • Deploy technology & personnel, not a border fence
    • Exploitation of undocumented workers drives down wages
    • Guest workers only for farms, to address labor shortage
    • Adamantly against illegal immigrants
    • Comprehensive reform to get 12 million out of shadows
    • More border patrolling on both Mexican AND Canadian borders
  • Gary Johnson (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Gary_Johnson_Immigration.htm )
    • No random deportations; just keep out criminals & terrorists
    • Make work visas as easy as possible
    • Deporting 11M illegal immigrants is based on misinformation
    • Bigger border fence will only produce taller ladders
    • Arizona anti-immigrant law leads to racial profiling
    • 1 strike & you’re out for legal immigrants who violate terms
    • 2 year grace period for illegals to get work visas
    • Let some, but not all, illegal immigrants stay in US
    • We educate the world’s best & brightest; why send them back?
    • Open the border; flood of Mexicans would become taxpayers
    • Mexican immigrants are pursuing same dreams we all have
    • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal.
    • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation.
  • Jill Stein (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Jill_Stein_Immigration.htm )
    • End fear-mongering; immigrants are law-abiding
    • We’re deporting more immigrants than ever, 2.5M under Obama
    • Deportation of vulnerable refugees is morally abhorrent
    • Undocumented immigration massively spiked after NAFTA
    • Provide a legal path to citizenship for immigrant residents
    • End the war on immigrants; end “secure communities” cruelty
    • Undocumented immigrants are critical component of economy
    • No pathway to citizenship for criminals; open to all others

Social Security

  • Donald Trump (http://www.ontheissues.org/Celeb/Donald_Trump_Social_Security.htm )
    • I will save Social Security with more jobs, less waste
    • I’ll give up my Social Security; leave it to each person
    • Cannot change Medicare or Soc.Sec. and still win elections
    • Social Security isn’t an “entitlement”; it’s honoring a deal
    • Disability Racket: $25B in fraudulent disability filings
    • Pay off debt; put $3T interest savings into Trust Fund
    • Let people invest their own retirement funds
    • No government investment of retirement funds
  • Hillary Clinton (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_Social_Security.htm )
    • Raising retirement age off the table; laborers need it at 65
    • Expand Social Security for most vulnerable first
    • Enhance benefits for poorest recipients
    • Privatization off the table; but maybe payroll cap increase
    • No lifting cap on payroll tax; that taxes middle class
    • Make sure nobody ever tries to privatize Social Security
  • Gary Johnson (http://www.ontheissues.org/2012/Gary_Johnson_Social_Security.htm )
    • Raise the retirement age to 70 or 72
    • A portion of Social Security ought to be privatized
    • Replace the payroll tax with FairTax
    • Reform all entitlements, including Social Security
    • Open to personal accounts for Social Security
  • Jill Stein (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Jill_Stein_Social_Security.htm )
    • Remove income cap on social security taxes
    • Save Social Security and Medicare from assault by the right
    • Privatization would lead to huge losses for retirees
    • Don’t turn over retirement to private corporations
    • System perfectly solvent when rich pay their fair share
    • Social Security is not in crisis; and it’s not a handout

Education

  • Donald Trump (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Donald_Trump_Education.htm )
    • No federal government profit from student loans
    • Let schools compete: charters, vouchers, and magnets
    • Dept. of Education runs top-down one-size-fits-all system
    • Cut Department of Education and Common Core
    • We spend more per student than any other nation
    • Common Core is a disaster
    • Common Core means Washington tells you what to study
    • Bring on the competition; tear down the union walls
    • School choice will improve public schools
  • Hillary Clinton (http://www.ontheissues.org/Hillary_Clinton.htm )
    • Testing system based on a core curriculum has value
    • Establish right to education from pre-school thru college
    • Early education affects things from IQ to lifelong earnings
    • Teacher testing only for new teachers
    • Give kids after-school activities to prevent gangs
    • Supports structured inner-city schools, with uniforms
    • Make community college free, but not free college for all
    • My plan is debt-free college for young people
    • Transfer tax cuts from rich & corporations to student aid
    • Refinance all college debt to help 40 million new grads
    • End predatory student college loan rates over 20%
  • Gary Johnson ( http://www.ontheissues.org/2012/Gary_Johnson_Education.htm )
    • Public education system needs major reform
    • Competition would make our schools better
    • I support evolution; but no federal involvement
    • No student loans; they cause higher tuition
    • Abolish Departments of Education and HUD
  • Jill Stein ( http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Jill_Stein_Education.htm )
    • Treat education as a right
    • Wall Street bailout was $17T; student loan bailout under $2T
    • Cancel college debt: it’s now $35,000 per student
    • Make public college education free
    • Call for an end to school privatization
    • End high stakes testing
    • Bail out the students instead of bailing out the banks
    • Move school decisions from national to grassroots level
    • Boost public schools, and hold them accountable
    • No economic barriers to quality college education

Supreme Court Appt. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/presidential-candidates-stand-supreme-court-nominees/

http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/29/libertarian-candidates-unclear-on-supreme-court-picks/

https://www.isidewith.com/candidate-guide/jill-stein/domestic-policy/scotus

  • Donald Trump
    • List of 11 conservative state and federal judges to take up supreme court.
  • Hillary Clinton
    • In favor of a candidate who fights for LGBT rights
  • Gary Johnson
    • Wants candidate who will view the constitution the way the framers viewed it.
    • Fan of Barack Obama’s pick Merrick Garland.
  • Jill Stein
    • Wants senate to have a hearing for Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.

Treatment of racial and ethnic minorities

  • Donald Trump (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Donald_Trump_Civil_Rights.htm)

(http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Donald_Trump_Crime.htm )

    • Respectfully check mosques; we have to look at profiling
    • Put the Confederate flag in a museum, not on statehouses
    • Political correctness is country’s problem, not my problem
    • Black lives matter, but we need strong police presence
    • Stop-and-frisk worked very well in NYC

(http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_Civil_Rights.htm )

    • Root out systemic racism exposed by social media
    • We’ve come a long way on race, but we have a long way to go
    • Stop-and-frisk is ineffective as well as unconstitutional
    • Race still determines too much, especially in justice system
    • Address systemic racism in our criminal justice system
    • Rebuild trust between communities and police
    • Black lives matter: inequality is not inevitable
    • Get body cameras on police; tackle mass incarceration
  • Gary Johnson (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Gary_Johnson_Crime.htm )

(http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Gary_Johnson_Civil_Rights.htm )

  (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Jill_Stein_Civil_Rights.htm )

    • Black Lives Matter: fix the system of racism
    • All people entitled to full civil rights, including gays
    • Black Lives Matter movement is a vital & logical response
    • Cops violate rights of blacks in cities & Latinos at border
    • Incarcerating poor & minorities has become big business
    • Mandatory sentencing: ineffective & racially discriminatory

Trade Policy

  • Donald Trump (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Donald_Trump_Free_Trade.htm )
    • NAFTA was worst trade deal ever; TPP is a close second
    • Tax imports when U.S. companies manufacture abroad
    • With a $58 billion trade deficit, Mexico will pay for wall
    • Trade pacts are no good for us and no good for our workers
    • Restrict free trade to keep jobs in US
    • 35% import tax on Mexican border
    • 20% tax on all imported goods
    • Embrace globalization and international markets
    • Renegotiate tougher & fairer trade agreements
    • China and Japan are beating us; I can beat China
  • Hillary Clinton (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_Free_Trade.htm )
    • Support deals good for US economy & security; not CAFTA!
    • I absorbed new info and changed my mind to oppose TPP
    • Have a trade prosecutor to enforce the trade agreements
    • Criticized trade pacts for weak labor standards
    • End tax breaks for outsourcing jobs
    • Globalization should not substitute for humanization
  • Gary Johnson (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Gary_Johnson_Free_Trade.htm)
    • Free trade, not isolationism; low spending, not taxes
    • I’m a real skeptic on trade agreements, but I would sign TPP
    • NAFTA benefits New Mexico; jobs lost are those we don’t want
    • Eliminate needless barriers to free trade
    • No tariffs, no restrictions; but no corporatism
  • Jill Stein (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Jill_Stein_Free_Trade.htm )
    • We want antidotes to NAFTA
    • Oppose bipartisan job-killing corporate trade agreements
    • Fight global trade deals’ “investor-state” court system
    • TPP attacks our basic national sovereignty
    • International trade boards compromise American sovereignty
    • NAFTA caused the wave of undocumented immigrants

Environment

(http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Donald_Trump_Energy_+_Oil.htm )

    • Eminent domain is something you need very strongly
    • Partner with environmentalists when undertaking projects
    • America invested in solar panels and it was a disaster
    • Climate change is a hoax
    • Maybe some climate change is manmade, but not all
    • It’s incredible how slowly we’re drilling for oil
    • Oil is the lifeblood of all economies
    • We need nuclear energy, and we need a lot of it fast
    • “There has been a big push to develop alternative forms of energy–so-called green energy–from renewable sources. That’s a big mistake. To begin with, the whole push for renewable energy is being driven by the wrong motivation, the mistaken belief that global climate change is being caused by carbon emissions. If you don’t buy that–and I don’t–then what we have is really just an expensive way of making the tree-huggers feel good about themselves.”- Excerpt from Donald Trumps’ book, “Great Again: How to Fix Our Crippled America”.
  • Hillary Clinton (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_Environment.htm )

(http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_Energy_+_Oil.htm)

    • We need green energy jobs & to build on Paris Agreement
    • Federal takeover of Flint water supply if state can’t fix it
    • Voted against and consistently opposed to Yucca Mountain
    • $5B for green-collar jobs in economic stimulus package
    • Stands for clean air and funding the EPA
    • I support fracking if environmental protections are all met
    • Investigate & move toward energy efficiency and conservation
    • Take opportunity of climate change to raise our economy
    • $100B per year by 2020 for climate change mitigation
    • The steady march of climate change is obvious in the Arctic
    • We need a bridge from coal to natural gas to clean energy
  • Gary Johnson (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Gary_Johnson_Environment.htm)

(http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Gary_Johnson_Energy_+_Oil.htm )

    • Never used eminent domain as governor; wouldn’t as president
    • No compromise on clean air, but no cap-and-trade
    • Man contributes to climate change, but no government fix
    • Federal regulation makes fracking, coal mining, & nuclear OK
    • Support renewables, but not with federal policy
    • Alternative energy good; ethanol subsidies bad
    • Cap-&-trade imposes costs with no environmental improvement
  • Jill Stein (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Jill_Stein_Environment.htm )

  (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Jill_Stein_Energy_+_Oil.htm )

    • Stand up to the aggressive abuse of eminent domain
    • Restore shorelines, deltas, forests, and grazing systems
    • EPA should apply science, free from polluters’ influence
    • $200M for 50,000 green jobs: address both supply demand
    • Green New Deal to turn the tide on climate change
    • Create 20 million jobs by investing in renewables
    • Climate change causes record storms, floods, and drought
    • Immediate halt in all new fossil fuel exploration
    • Fight against climate change instead of fighting for oil

Abortion

  • Donald Trump (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Donald_Trump_Abortion.htm )
    • Millions are helped by Planned Parenthood, but defund it
    • Defund Planned Parenthood
    • Planned Parenthood is important, but abortions must stop
    • Ban late abortions; exceptions for rape, incest or health
    • I am now pro-life; after years of being pro-choice
    • Pro-choice, but ban partial birth abortion
    • I am pro-life; fight ObamaCare abortion funding
    • Favors abortion rights but respects opposition
  • Hillary Clinton (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_Abortion.htm )
    • It’s big government to intervene on woman’s right to choose
    • Make abortion rare by supporting adoption & foster care
    • Personally would never abort; but deeply values choice
    • Respect Roe v. Wade, but make adoptions easier too
    • Partial birth exceptions for life-threatening abnormalities
    • Government should have no role in abortion decision
    • Late term abortion only if life or health are at risk
    • Keep abortion safe, legal and rare
    • Reach out to teens to reduce teen sex problems
  • Gary Johnson (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Gary_Johnson_Abortion.htm )
    • Law of the land is Casey v. Planned Parenthood; I’ll keep it
    • Women’s right to choose until fetal viability
    • Leave the decision up to the woman
    • Don’t require insurers to provide birth control
    • Government ill-equipped to address abortion; it’s personal
  • Jill Stein (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Jill_Stein_Abortion.htm )
    • Offer abortion services free to women at the poverty level
    • Healthcare is a right, including women’s reproductive rights
    • Birth control should not be up to your employer
    • Real choice includes information on prevention
    • Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research
    • Give women easy access to “morning after” pill
    • Protect a woman’s right to choose
    • Maintain abortion rights & provide free birth control

Treatment of gay, lesbian, transgender people

  • Donald Trump (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Donald_Trump_Civil_Rights.htm )
    • Sexual orientation is invalid reason for firing workers
    • Promoted gender equality in a male-dominated industry
    • After Supreme Court vote, gay marriage is a reality
    • Tolerate diversity; prosecute hate crimes against gays
  • Hillary Clinton (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Hillary_Clinton_Civil_Rights.htm )
    • Include gender identity in anti-discrimination laws
    • Pledged to sign Employment Non-Discrimination Act
    • I re-evaluated & changed my mind on gay marriage
    • Federal Marriage Amendment would be terrible step backwards
    • End hate crimes and other intolerance
    • Gays deserve domestic partnership benefits
    • Military service based on conduct, not sexual orientation
  • Gary Johnson (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Gary_Johnson_Civil_Rights.htm )
    • Individual liberty includes supporting gay marriage
    • Workplace discrimination against gays is like race in 1960s
    • No, bakers can’t deny a wedding cake to same-sex couples
    • Supports separation of religion and state
    • I support gay unions; government out of marriage business
  • Jill Stein (http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Jill_Stein_Civil_Rights.htm )
    • Protect LGBTQIA+ people from discrimination
    • No discrimination based on orientation whether it’s LGB or T
    • “Religious Freedom” is surrogate for patriarchal domination
    • Recognize gay marriages & civil unions from abroad in visas
    • All people entitled to full civil rights, including gays
    • Economy that is not fully inclusive is inherently unstable

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