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Sarah Palin MyOcracy topics and responses

    Criminal Justice

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

  • 2008-09-22: Rejected making Wasilla bars close earlier than 5 AM
  • 2006-08-06: Smoked marijuana when it was legal under Alaska law

    Support for the construction of prisons or detention centers

  • 2006-11-03: Strong public safety presence, via police, courts & prisons

    Civil Rights

    Ban abortions except in limited cases

  • 2008-08-30: Opposes embryonic stem cell research
  • 2008-08-30: Rejected sympathy for Down`s Syndrome son, as gift from God
  • 2008-08-29: Praised by pro-life groups for keeping Down syndrome baby
  • 2007-10-22: Adoption is best plan for permanency for foster care kids
  • 2006-10-22: Opposes use of public funds for abortions
  • 2006-08-06: Pro-contraception, pro-woman, pro-life
  • 2006-07-31: Only exception for abortion is if mother`s life would end

    Support marriage rights between a man and a woman only

  • 2008-10-02: Non-support of anything but traditional marriage
  • 2006-11-07: Marriage only between one man and one woman
  • 2006-08-06: Ok to deny benefits to homosexual couples
  • 2006-07-31: No spousal benefits for same-sex couples
  • 2006-07-31: Top priorities include preserving definition of marriage

    Support for gun rights

  • 2013-03-16: Gun laws just take away the good guys' freedom
  • 2011-09-20: 1996: Allow concealed carry in bars, banks, & schools
  • 2008-08-29: Hunts as much as she can; freezer-full of wild game
  • 2008-06-26: Supports ending D.C.`s 32-year-old ban on handguns
  • 2008-02-08: Lifelong NRA member & champion of right to bear arms
  • 2006-11-07: Supports Constitutional right to bear arms

    Prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation

  • 2011-09-20: 2006: No choice but to comply with same-sex partner benefits
  • 2009-11-17: Respected court ruling allowing same-sex state benefits
  • 2009-11-17: College roommate openly lives in same-sex marriage
  • 2008-08-29: Vetoed bill denying benefits to gays, as unconstitutional
  • 2008-03-04: HIV/AIDS among Alaska Natives is public health crisis

    Abortion rights: Ban all abortions

  • 2008-08-29: Every baby is created with a future and potential
  • 2006-11-07: Pro-life
  • 2006-11-03: Choose life, even if her own daughter were raped

    Abortion rights: Women should choose

  • 2009-11-17: Choose life even in case of rape or teenage pregnancy

    Economic Issues

    Taxes for wealthier tax payers: Less

  • 2010-02-06: Core GOP belief is limited government and limited taxation
  • 2008-09-03: Raising taxes hurts small business and hurts jobs
  • 2008-08-30: Elected mayor based on tax cut promise
  • 2008-08-04: Windfall oil profits tax prevents investment
  • 2008-03-12: $60M annually for municipal revenue sharing
  • 2008-01-15: Eliminate taxes that inhibit business
  • 2006-10-22: No income tax; no taking the people`s dividends

    Taxes for wealthier tax payers: More

  • 2009-11-17: ACES: equitable share of oil profits go to state
  • 2008-08-29: As mayor, cut property taxes & increased sales tax
  • 2007-01-17: Repeal nuisance taxes including the tire tax
  • 2006-10-22: Would support a seasonal sales tax, but no income tax

    Taxes for large corporations: Decrease

  • 2006-11-03: Encourage small business growth by reducing business taxes

    Education Issues

    Support school vouchers

  • 2008-08-20: 294 Alaska public schools progressed under NCLB
  • 2006-11-03: Supports parental choice for what is best for their children
  • 2006-07-31: Parents know best, about school spending & school age

    Support privatization of mass education

  • 2006-11-03: Supports charter schools, home schools, & other alternatives
  • 2006-10-22: Support charters & home schools; not private school vouchers

    Increase per pupil funding

  • 2006-11-03: Target early education programs to at-risk groups

    Environmental Issues

    Support domestic continental drilling to tap new oil sources

  • 2009-11-17: Sued ExxonMobil to drill next to ANWR, or give up lease
  • 2008-06-27: Unlock ANWR; we`re ready, willing and able to contribute
  • 2008-04-29: Bush is right: drill ANWR & develop our own supplies
  • 2007-01-17: Convince the rest of the nation to open ANWR
  • 2006-11-07: Get ANWR open

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

  • 2009-01-22: Goal of 50% of Alaska electric power from renewable sources
  • 2008-10-02: I do support capping carbon emissions
  • 2008-07-01: Exxon-Mobil should pay $507 million for Exxon Valdez spill
  • 2007-10-30: Fund cellulosic biofuel research in Farm Bill

    Use tax incentives for wind energy development and use

  • 2009-11-17: Renewable Energy Fund for hydropower, wind, biomass
  • 2008-01-15: $250M for proven alternative energy, including wind & hydro

    Support off-shore drilling to tap new oil sources

  • 2008-07-31: Lift moratorium on offshore drilling

    Healthcare Issues

    Reduce government involvement in the provision of health insurance for taxpayers

  • 2008-01-15: Take personal responsibility for personal health & all areas
  • 2008-01-15: Doctors should manage health care, not bureaucracies
  • 2008-01-15: Personal responsibility & choices key to good health
  • 2006-11-07: Flexibility in government regulations to allow competition

    Immigration

    Provide amnesty for undocumented individuals

  • 2008-10-26: Supports a path to citizenship, but no amnesty for illegals
  • 2006-09-05: Took no action on Alaska`s sanctuary cities

    Oppose amnesty for undocumented individuals

  • 2008-03-10: OpEd: Palin is sick to death of this immigration nonsense
  • 2006-09-05: Tightened restrictions on illegal alien`s drivers licenses


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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