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Tom Alciere's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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

What is the Political Courage Test?

New Hampshire Congressional Election 2018 Political Courage Test

Pro-lifeCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles

Lawmakers must also identify and remove bureaucratic burdens thoughtlessly imposed on mothers in unplanned pregnancies.

NoCandidate AnswerIn order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
YesCandidate AnswerIn order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
Other or expanded principles

Close all United States bases overseas. The borders of the United States are the borders of the United States.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles

Instead of limiting campaign donations, why don't the voters simply do their own research on all the candidates, such as our campaign websites and, yes, votesmart.org.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
Other or expanded principles

There was outrage when Burger King would merge with Tim Horton's and avoid U.S. tax, but taxes are still collected where the cash register is located. That is where the local army, police and fire departments are ready to respond, and that is where to collect taxes.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
Other or expanded principles

There is no authority under the United States Constitution for Congress to regulate education outside the District of Columbia, and no authority to take my money and yours to provide grants to States and local school districts. The President's duty to support education is fulfilled by reciting the alphabet for Sesame Street.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Other or expanded principles

The legitimate functions of government require vehicles, to transport soldiers to their training exercises and to transport prisoners to their trials. Congress has a duty to get a good deal and may buy vehicles that run on renewable energy. A federal contract, along with multiple State contracts, can help inventors to secure loans for developing such vehicles, payment on delivery.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you generally support gun-control legislation?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate 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

The boundaries of the United States of America are the boundaries of the United States of America. The correct way to dethrone those dictators is to invite their victims to move to the United States of America: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
No source credit is necessesary as all voters should recognize the quote.

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.

I will adhere to the Doctrine of Enumerated Powers, and I will work for liberty and justice for all.

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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.
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. Vote Smart does not edit for misspelled words, punctuation or grammar.

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