| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Nathan LaFrance: Restrictions on legalized abortion.
Mark Swaney: Agrees with and supports Roe v. Wade.
Frank Gilbert: Life begins at conception.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Take objective approach to judicial confirmation process.
Mike Huckabee: Eliminate public funding for abortion organizations.
Budget & Economy|
Nathan LaFrance: Strongly opposes federal stimulus.
Mark Swaney: Stimulus was ok; but economic regulation is better.
Frank Gilbert: Stimulus often makes things worse.
Mike Ross: AdWatch: Voted for $7 trillion in new debt and bailouts.
Nathan LaFrance: Supports same-sex marriage.
Mark Swaney: I support affirmative action, for past & future.
Mark Swaney: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
Frank Gilbert: Best way to end discrimination is to stop discriminating.
Frank Gilbert: Comfortable with gay marriage.
Asa Hutchinson: Marriage should be only one-man-one-woman.
Frank Gilbert: State should stay out of the marriage business.
Mike Ross: Personally opposes gay marriage, but abide by Supreme Court.
Jim Holt: Amend the federal constitution to ban gay marriage.
Mike Huckabee: No civil unions; only one-man-one-woman marriage.
Mike Huckabee: No affirmative action for state contracts nor colleges.
Mike Huckabee: Treat AIDS as plague to be isolated, not civil rights issue.
Nathan LaFrance: Businesses have the right to hire the best candidates.
Nathan LaFrance: Stricter punishment reduces crime.
Mark Swaney: For most types of crime, we are over-punishing people.
Frank Gilbert: Crimes of passion are not deterred by sentencing.
Mike Huckabee: Build more prisons, and privatize their management.
Nathan LaFrance: Supports legalizing marijuana.
Mark Swaney: Long past time to legalize marijuana.
Frank Gilbert: Marijuana should not be criminalized.
Mike Huckabee: Stricter penalties for drug-related crimes.
Mike Huckabee: Curb supply by eradication; change attitudes to curb demand.
Nathan LaFrance: Supports parents choosing schools via vouchers.
Mark Swaney: Private education should not compete with public schools.
Frank Gilbert: Parents deserve the right to choose.
Mike Huckabee: Raise teacher salaries; hire more teachers.
Mike Huckabee: Support displaying the Ten Commandments in public schools.
Energy & Oil|
Nathan LaFrance: Don't pick "winners" and "losers" in our economy.
Mark Swaney: Prioritize green energy.
Frank Gilbert: Oppose government prioritization of green energy.
Mike Huckabee: Promote alternative fuel technology.
Nathan LaFrance: Supports rights to clean air and water.
Mark Swaney: Every human being has a right to clean air and water.
Frank Gilbert: Courts are betetr protectors of environment than regulators.
Nathan LaFrance: Strongly supports maintaining U.S. sovereignty from the U.N.
Mark Swaney: US should be more active in the UN.
Frank Gilbert: US Constitution offers greater protection than UN.
Nathan LaFrance: Supports expanding free trade.
Mark Swaney: Include fair wage, unions & environment in trade agreements.
Frank Gilbert: Open our economy to other free markets.
Nathan LaFrance: Protect the integrity of our election system.
Mark Swaney: Make it easier to vote; voter ID laws make it harder.
Frank Gilbert: Voting should not be limited by the government.
Mike Huckabee: Supports term limits for state legislators.
Mike Huckabee: Limit campaign contributions, but no public funding.
Mike Huckabee: Term limits counter election skewed laws toward incumbents.
Mike Huckabee: Change House terms to 4 years, to avoid constant campaigning.
Mike Huckabee: Won’t vote for pay raise for myself as member of Congress.
Nathan LaFrance: Strongly supports right to gun ownership.
Mark Swaney: Regulate 2nd Amendment rights for the good of society.
Frank Gilbert: The Second Amendment is clear.
Mike Huckabee: Allow concealed carry.
Nathan LaFrance: Completely repeal ObamaCare.
Mark Swaney: ObamaCare is ok, but national health insurance is better.
Frank Gilbert: Providing insurance not a proper function of government.
Mike Huckabee: Guaranteed medical care not government’s responsibility.
Mike Huckabee: No additional AIDS spending; cancer & vascular victims first.
Mike Huckabee: Ban smoking in all public places.
Mike Huckabee: Isolate carriers of this plague of AIDS.
Mike Huckabee: Supports consumer-driven “medical IRA” with tax-free money.
Nathan LaFrance: Opposes expanding the armed forces.
Mark Swaney: We spend way too much on the military.
Frank Gilbert: We do not need a standing army.
Jim Holt: Trust Bush’s homeland security decisions and recommendations.
Nathan LaFrance: Supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship.
Mark Swaney: Legalize those who are working & have not committed crimes.
Frank Gilbert: Aliens, if not criminals, should get path to citizenship.
Principles & Values|
Nathan LaFrance: No need to ban religion from all public domains.
Mark Swaney: Religion has no place in government.
Frank Gilbert: Keep God, and all religion, in the public sphere.
Nathan LaFrance: Phase out social security program; save for own retirement.
Mark Swaney: Opposes privatizing Social Security.
Frank Gilbert: Let citizens invest in anything other than a Ponzi scheme.
Mike Huckabee: No Congressional pensions; give them same deal as citizens.
Nathan LaFrance: Work to reduce taxes for all Americans.
Mark Swaney: Higher taxes on the wealthy, and on wealthy institutions.
Frank Gilbert: Taxes should not be a form of punishment.
Asa Hutchinson: Don't raise any taxes, while reducing individual tax rate.
Frank Gilbert: Don't raise any taxes, and eliminate income tax.
Mike Ross: I support lower tax rates.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Like to see tax cuts for the lower and middle class.
Mike Huckabee: No tax increase under any circumstances.
Mike Huckabee: Supports Internet sales tax.
Mike Huckabee: Opposes public electronic voting; wouldn’t focus on issues.
War & Peace|
Nathan LaFrance: Strongly supports staying out of Iran.
Mark Swaney: Stay out of Iran.
Frank Gilbert: Stay out of Iran, and Syria, and Bhutan...