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Christopher Barber's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2012, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Unknown Position Unknown Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

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No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

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  • Christopher Barber. Issue Position: Taxation. 1 January 2012. "I oppose any effort of the Texas Legislature to impose income taxes, for any purpose. Furthermore, we advocate the repeal of the federal income tax." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

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  • Christopher Barber. Issue Position: Taxation. 1 January 2012. "I believe that smaller government is better. I seek to reduce the size and scope of government, and sunset or abolish unnecessary or unconstitutional programs and agencies. I support balancing the budgets of all levels of government by reducing government spending. I support a moratorium on state bond issuance and all other forms of government borrowing." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

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  • Christopher Barber. Issue Position: Education. 1 January 2012. "Libertarians support removing the barriers to choice and competition in education, allowing parents more flexibility in deciding where and how to educate their children. We would further seek to restore control over public schools (schooling) exclusively to the state level where it belongs,with an emphasis on local education boards [¦] Libertarians would seek to repeal the 'No Child Left Behind Act' and/or repeal all federal mandates on public education that are unfunded. Libertarians would reinvest the 'NCLB' funds, that are currently used for incentive bonuses and the bureaucracy created to manage and enforce the program, into the 'under funded' public education system." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

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  • Christopher Barber. Issue Position: Rights. 1 January 2012. "Libertarians support the right of citizens to keep and bear arms as codified in Article I, Section 23 of The Texas Constitution. Additionally, I advocate the legalization of 'open carry' of handguns, without a license. Libertarians hold that the right to keep and bear arms, like other rights, may only be disabled by due process of law, and for a fundamental right like this, by unanimous verdict of a jury of twelve, on proof beyond a reasonable doubt, either that if not disabled, said person would present a significant danger to himself or others, or that it is a statutory penalty on conviction of a crime, argued separately and made an explicit part of the final sentence." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

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  • Christopher Barber. Issue Position: Government and Health. 1 January 2012. "Government should neither provide, control, nor require healthcare. We do not believe that people have a right to be provided with healthcare at other people's expense. We advocate the phasing out of Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIPS programs. Libertarians support free market based healthcare systems and health insurance and oppose a "single payer" concept or the recently passed federal legislation known as the Affordable Health Care for America Act." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

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  • Christopher Barber. Issue Position: Uncategorized. 1 January 2012. "Libertarians hold that a border secure from invasion is essential to American freedom. However, we also hold that securing our border will bevery difficult unless American immigration laws are reformed to remove the incentives to violate border control laws. Peaceful immigrants should be issued work visas, subject to vetting to ensure that they are not terrorists or criminals, and reasonable consideration of the economy's ability to employ them. Terrorists and criminals who attempt to enter the U.S. via a port of entry should be denied entry and, where applicable, arrested and detained or extradited. Persons attempting to enter the U.S. at any other point should be regarded as invaders and treated accordingly. Illegal entry into the U.S. should not be considered as winning the illegal imigration lottery to public benefits. Those who employ illegal immigrants as well as the illegal immigrant should be held accountable for the disrespect shown to American law and culture." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

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  • Christopher Barber. Issue Position: Rights. 1 January 2012. "Libertarians support the full and complete protection of all people from biased legislation that violate individual rights based on gender or gender orientation. Libertarians believe government does not have legitimate authority to define or restrict personal relationships (and other associations) that are discriminatory, in practice, to any group of citizens...We believe that marriage is a matter of private contract, and should not be defined or licensed by government. We believe that government should not treat individuals differently based on their marital status." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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Candidate Answer

Official Position: Candidate had the Political Courage to address this issue directly.

Inferred Answer

Inferred Position: Candidate refused to address this issue directly, but Project Vote Smart inferred this issue position based on the candidate's public statements, voting record, and evaluations from special interest groups.

Unknown Answer

Unknown Position: Candidate refused to address this issue.

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Other or Expanded Principles & Legislative Priorities are entered exactly as the candidate has submitted it. Project Vote Smart does not edit for misspelled words, punctuation or grammar.

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