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Mike Huckabee MyOcracy topics and responses

    Criminal Justice

    Use of treatment centers for violators of criminal laws targeting drug-use

  • 2007-09-27: More drug courts & rehab, instead of incarceration
  • 2007-01-04: Supports drug courts for non-violent drug offendors
  • 2001-01-09: Treatment for drug use instead of incarceration

    Legal age for prosecution as an adult: Decrease

  • 1999-08-05: Tougher juvenile crime penalties; but let states set them

    Support for the construction of prisons or detention centers

  • 2002-11-01: Build more prisons, and privatize their management

    Civil Rights

    Abortion rights: Ban all abortions

  • 2008-02-07: Will lead fight for constitutional ban on abortion
  • 2007-11-18: No states rights for moral issues like abortion
  • 2007-09-05: Led Arkansas to human life amendment in state constitution
  • 2007-01-28: Outlaw all abortions; err on the side of life
  • 2002-11-01: Eliminate public funding for abortion organizations
  • 1998-06-01: Abortions are legal but they're NOT safe
  • 1997-09-09: By deciding abortion is OK, we're our own god

    Support for gun rights

  • 2007-08-26: Second Amendment is about freedom, not about hunting
  • 2007-01-04: Owns firearms; enjoys hunting; supports 2nd amendment
  • 2006-01-05: Supports self-defense and `castle doctrine`
  • 2002-11-01: Allow concealed carry
  • 1998-06-01: Restrictive gun laws don't stop culture of violence

    Support marriage rights between a man and a woman only

  • 2007-09-17: Marriage relationship between one man, one woman, for life
  • 2007-06-01: Gay tolerance reflects lack of fixed societal standards
  • 2007-01-28: Respect gay couples but no gay adoptions
  • 2006-12-01: Signed legislation outlawing same-sex marriage in Arkansas
  • 2002-11-01: No civil unions; only one-man-one-woman marriage

    Ban abortions except in limited cases

  • 2007-09-17: No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion
  • 2007-01-28: Pro-life includes improving life after birth
  • 2001-01-09: Pro-life, but respects choice as mandated law
  • 2001-01-09: Supports woman`s right-to-know legislation

    Abortion rights: Women should choose

  • 2007-01-04: Even Americans who are pro-choice are pro-life

    Economic Issues

    Taxes for wealthier tax payers: More

  • 2008-01-02: FactCheck: 90 cuts + 23 tax increases: net $505M increase
  • 2007-08-26: Attacked as tax-and-spend by several anti-tax groups
  • 2007-01-04: Eliminated AR marriage penalty & capital gains on home sales
  • 2007-01-04: Illustrated hypocrisy with Tax Me More Fund
  • 2001-01-09: Remove the poorest taxpayers from the tax rolls
  • 1997-09-09: Remove sales tax on food; it's regressive

    Taxes for wealthier tax payers: Less

  • 2008-02-24: Tax system punishes people for working & productivity
  • 2008-02-03: Supported Bush tax cuts then; I support them now
  • 2007-08-26: Gut this incredibly complex and arcane tax code
  • 2007-01-28: First governor in Arkansas history to ever lower taxes

    Implement a flat tax

  • 2007-05-15: FairTax puts Going-Out-of-Business sign on IRS
  • 2007-01-04: Supports national flat tax to keep up with globalization

    Invest money in more public projects to improve infrastructure

  • 2007-09-17: Rein in out-of-control spending and balance the budget

    Education Issues

    Support school vouchers

  • 2007-09-17: Tax-credited programs for Christian schooling
  • 2007-01-04: Replace entire school board for failing schools
  • 1998-06-01: Decline in school quality due to NEA union

    Support privatization of mass education

  • 2007-01-04: Authorize & advance more charter schools
  • 2006-12-01: Supported creation of Arkansas charter schools

    Increase per pupil funding

  • 2007-01-04: Reformed AR education with Smart Start & Next Step
  • 2002-11-01: Raise teacher salaries; hire more teachers

    Oppose school vouchers

  • 2007-01-04: Sends his kids to public school; says other officials should

    Environmental Issues

    Invest in the creation and further development of mass transit systems

  • 2008-02-03: Infrastructure: Stimulus, Safety, Security, & Sustainability
  • 2008-01-27: Every $1B spent on infrastructure creates 47,500 jobs
  • 2007-08-05: Spend on our infrastructure instead of other countries`

    Support off-shore drilling to tap new oil sources

  • 2001-09-09: Share offshore oil development revenue with states

    Oppose cap-and-trade programs to address industrial emissions

  • 2000-08-15: Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries

    Eliminate tax incentives and/or subsidies to the fossil fuel industry

  • 2002-11-01: Promote alternative fuel technology

    Healthcare Issues

    Reduce government involvement in the provision of health insurance for taxpayers

  • 2007-10-09: Individually-controlled insurance, not government SCHIP
  • 2007-09-17: Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage
  • 2007-06-10: Dems want government in charge; GOP want consumers in charge
  • 2002-11-01: Guaranteed medical care not government`s responsibility

    Provide tax incentives for preventative health care expenditures

  • 2007-01-04: Focus on health & prevention, not just disease treatment

    Immigration

    Oppose amnesty for undocumented individuals

  • 2008-01-30: Illegal immigrants must go home and start over
  • 2007-12-09: Pathway to citizenship must start at back of line, out of US
  • 2007-12-09: Send illegals home so all in US can hold their heads high
  • 2007-09-05: People are angry at government for failing to track illegals
  • 2007-06-10: Problems with McCain-Kennedy: credibility; secrecy; spending
  • 2006-01-05: Seal the borders in a responsible way

    Provide amnesty for undocumented individuals

  • 2007-09-05: Some anti-immigration advocates are based on racism
  • 2007-06-03: Allow in professionals as legal immigrants, but seal border
  • 2007-01-04: Path to citizenship if illegals admit guilt & pay fine

    Increase deportation of undocumented individuals convicted of a crime

  • 2006-01-05: Deport the illegal immigrants who don`t do it the right way

    Increase the number of work visas granted to foreign workers each year

  • 2001-09-09: Import farm workers from Mexico


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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