Jan 19, 2016

Where Each Republican Candidate Stands On The Issues

Common Sense Commentary: I am listing only the five front runners of the Republican Candidates, for President, with their positions on the issues. Since I could not copy and paste The Conservative Review's research on the subject, I have typed it below. You will find the link to their own graph below that. It is a great graph and gives the positions of all the Candidates, so click on the link.
Since the Democrat candidates are all listed as bad on just about everything, by The Conservative Review, I do not list them. My readers wouldn't vote for them anyway.

_____________Bush-Carson-Cruz -Rubio-Trump
Budget, Spending-Mixed-Mixed-Good-Good-Mixed
and Debt               
Civil Liberties ---- Bad  - Good - Good-Bad - Bad
Education ----------Mixed-Mixed-Good-Good-Good
Foreign Policy-----Mixed-Mixed-Good-Mixed-Good
and Defense           
Free Market-------Bad     -Mixed-Mixed-Mixed-Bad
Immigration ------Bad   -  Bad   -Good - Bad - Good
Moral Issues -----Mixed  -Mixed-Good-Good-Mixed
2nd Amendment-Mixed  -Mixed-Good -Good-Mixed
Taxes, Economy
and Trade---------Mixed  - Mixed-Good-Good-Mixed

See the above ratings at the link below:
Conservative Review Comparison Of Candidates

The Conservative Review, above, classifies abortion and same-sex marriage Under "Moral Issues" in their graph, at their link above. So I will give you various other links where the candidate's own words are quoted concerning these two issues.

On Same-sex Marriage

Jeb Bush---- What he says: “We live in a democracy, and regardless of our disagreements, we have to respect the rule of law. I hope that we can also show respect for the good people on all sides of the gay and lesbian marriage issue — including couples making lifetime commitments to each other who are seeking greater legal protections and those of us who believe marriage is a sacrament and want to safeguard religious liberty.” (The Washington Post)

Ben Carson ----What he says: “Marriage is between a man and a woman. No group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn’t matter what they are. They don’t get to change the definition.” (Baltimore Sun)
Ted Cruz ----What he says: “If you look at other nations that have gone down the road towards gay marriage… It gets enforced against Christian pastors who decline to perform gay marriages, who speak out and preach biblical truths on marriage.” (Huffington Post)
Marco Rubio ----What he says: “There is a growing intolerance on this issue, intolerance of those who continue to support traditional marriage… Supporting the definition of marriage as one man and one woman, is not anti-gay. It is pro-traditional marriage.” (POLITICO)
Donald Trump ----Trump's Position on same-sex marriage is very complicated, a mixed message. He seems to dance all around it, leaning one way and then another. 

On Abortion

You will find all the candidate's positions, except Trump's,, listed at the link below. The study was done before he declared. I have searched out his own words on the subject, below the link.


Trump's Position on abortion
I am now pro-life; after years of being pro-choice
Donald Trump shocked attendees at the conservative CPAC conference in February when he declared himself pro-life after years of supporting the pro-abortion position. Several months ago, when questioned about his position, Trump responded by saying the public "would be surprised" by his stance and, in an interview with Laura Ingraham from Fox News, leading up to the conference, Trump characterized himself as "pro-life" and he repeated that apparent reversal when he told the audience at CPAC, "I am pro-life" and pledged to fight for the reversal of ObamaCare, which contains abortion funding loopholes.
Trump is an enigma  

 Carson's Position on abortion is Perplexing:

No comments: