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Paul Wright's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


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Paul Wright has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2020 Political Courage Test.

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North Carolina Congressional Election 2020 Political Courage Test

Pro-life Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
No In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Unknown Position Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare?
I favor going to a single tax rate, equal yet proportionate for all. As a conservative I do not favor expanding more federal funding for most entitlement programs. However Social Security is to be viewed and treated differently as it was funded by worker contributions along with employer contributions. I would need more info as to each program. Cuts must be made with wisdom.
Unknown Position Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
All contributions should be by individuals, only.
Unknown Position Do you support increasing defense spending?
I favor spending on the military, even increased spending, if needed, for defense of our people. However, I favor cutting all spending for illegal wars across the globe - not declared by Congress and thereby not in accord with our Constitution
Yes Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
Unknown Position Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
I am not a Keynesian. I favor tax cuts for new businesses, but more importantly new families.
No Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
I favor the devolving all educational issues back to the states, then the counties, but eventually back to the parents.
Unknown Position Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?
Unknown Position Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
I hesitate to answer this question, as I am not a trained scientist and I would defer to those who are. (I can say however that I am against GMO crops, which is a different topic, though it is an environmental issue.)
No Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
This right of defense is a natural right and this right is of ancient origin, going back in our law not just to the Bill of Rights but much more ancient in our history - as among the English speaking peoples and our Common Law as it dates at least as far back as King Alfred the Great who adopted Biblical principles and required free men to possess arms, stored of course at their homes.
Yes Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
Yes Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?
Yes Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
Yes Do you support reducing military intervention in Middle East conflicts?
Unknown Position Should the United States use military force to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a weapon of mass destruction (for example: nuclear, biological, chemical)?
These are actually illegal. Only Congress by law can declare war.
Unknown Position Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)?
I am generally for free trade, with the exception of certain key industries and there I am for tariffs or taxes. So my view is mixed. The pole star as to what trade policy is to look first of all to what would be best for a working family in North Carolina.
Restrict by the overreach of Federal courts and agencies in areas reserved for the states and the people as provided for in the 10th Amendment. This would mean that Prayer and Bible reading in public schools, Abortion, and Same-sex marriage would leave Federal hands and be placed back with the States from where it had always been - until the Judicial Revolution that began in the 1960s. This can be done by Congress using the Exceptions clause of Article III.

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