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Paul Wright's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Paul Wright has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2018 Political Courage Test.

What is the Political Courage Test?

North Carolina Congressional Election 2018 Political Courage Test

Pro-lifeCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerIn order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
NoCandidate AnswerIn order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
Other or expanded principles

No reduction in defense spending here in our homeland, but, reduction in troops stationed abroad.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles
NoInferred Answer Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations
  • Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/136133/paul-wright/#.Wp8UQ2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/136133/paul-wright/#.Wp8UQ2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
YesInferred Answer Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations
  • "President Trump has led the way with the recent tax bill but more remains. Power to tax is power to destroy. The Congress must continue to transform our current oppressive tax system, with its Marxist structure penalizing work. (Must we be forever saddled with the 1913 law? One nation in Europe now has a flat tax of only 13% -- why not America? Unshackle American capital & workers and let entrepreneurial ingenuity and enterprise again explode!)" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1256789/issue-position-taxes (votesmart.org)
Other or expanded principles

I support protective tariffs for certain domestic industries

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
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strongly oppose

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
NoInferred Answer Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations
  • Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/136133/paul-wright/#.Wp8UQ2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] I might allow regulations of greenhouse gas but I need to study this more" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/136133/paul-wright/#.Wp8UQ2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/136133/paul-wright/#.Wp8UQ2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] I might allow regulations of greenhouse gas but I need to study this more" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/136133/paul-wright/#.Wp8UQ2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
Other or expanded principles

with exceptions

Need more information on gas emissions in order to answer accurately

NoCandidate AnswerDo you generally support gun-control legislation?
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YesCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
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YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
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NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?
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YesCandidate AnswerShould the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support?
Other or expanded principles

I am for the orderly denuclearization for all

Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

Take legislative actions to resist the rapidly accelerating deChristianization of America. Resist deChristianization of America.

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