Presidential Scorecard, Part 2
PoliticalBank is a nonpartisan organization, which means not only that we avoid taking sides, but also that we welcome every candidate from any political party to our platform. A few months ago, we used our own software – which is available to any candidate or elected official who wants to establish a free profile – to create PoliticalBank.com profiles for each Democratic and Republican candidate then in the race for the White House. Along with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, we have now expanded our collection to include Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein!
Consistent with PoliticalBank’s philosophy, we are telling you what the candidates have said in their own words! No spin, no negativity… just their words – plain and simple. For the candidates’ bios, as well as their positions on the issues, we used either verbatim text from the candidates’ official campaign websites or quotes straight from their mouths or blogs. However, we edited for length and used our sole discretion to determine where the positions fall on our proprietary “Ideology Spectrum,” which ranges from “Strongly Oppose” to “Strongly Support.”
After you check out the presidential candidates’ profiles, we’d love to hear what you think: email us at Support@PoliticalBank.com.
Whether one opposes or supports laws that permit the termination of a pregnancy, including awarding government funds to entities that perform abortion related services.
Johnson / JohnsonWeld.com
Stein / Presidential Election 2012 PVS Political Courage Test
Whether one opposes or supports laws that benefit minorities, including same-sex marriage and gender equality in the workplace.
Issue: Energy Technology & Coal
Whether one opposes or supports laws that permit any form of energy supply, including solar, wind, nuclear, oil, natural gas, and coal.
Issue: Guns & Ammunition
Whether one opposes or supports laws that permit individuals to own, possess, and carry legal weapons.
Issue: Immigration & Deportation
Whether one opposes or supports laws allowing individuals from other countries to live and work in the United States, which includes policies like path to citizenship or amnesty, legal residency, “anchor babies,” the Dream Act, work visas, and deportation of those who are in the country illegally.
Johnson / TheLibertarianCandidate.com – Gary Johnson on Immigration
Stein / Green Party response to 2016 State of the Union speech, Democracy Now! Expanded Second Obama-Romney 2012 debate, Oct 16, 2012
Whether one opposes or supports laws that promote economic and individual liberties (i.e. personal freedom) with little or no support from or regulation by the government except what is required constitutionally.
Issue: Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll
Whether one opposes or supports laws that increase personal liberties, even if it means allowing individuals to act in ways that are currently considered illegal.
Issue: Tax & Spend
Whether one opposes or supports laws that increase the amount government collects from taxpayers in order to spend more on projects and services, including infrastructure, special tax districts for new buildings, and benefit programs for the disadvantaged (e.g., sick, poor, and elderly)