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Roy Moore's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate - Jr
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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 2017, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I oppose abortion, same-sex marriage, civil unions, and all other threats to the traditional family order." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1164971/issue-position-family#.WUFXQiE6ofI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I believe in the reduction of taxes at all levels, and a need to reform the tax system by studying and implementing a 'flat tax' or a 'fair tax,' which is a tax on goods and services purchased instead of a tax on income." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1164953/issue-position-economy#.WUFWHSE6ofI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Lower taxes, smaller government, and less spending will reduce the deficit and enable economic growth and a truly 'stimulated' economy." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1164953/issue-position-economy#.WUFWHSE6ofI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Programs like 'Common Core' should be eliminated, and the development of educational programs returned to the people under state authority." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1164966/issue-position-education#.WUFXqSE6ofI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "To gain independence from foreign oil, we need to foster development of our own natural resources involving nuclear, solar, wind, and fossil fuels. Coal mining and oil drilling should be encouraged, subject only to reasonable regulations." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1164964/issue-position-energy#.WUFVdiE6ofI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Obamacare should be completely repealed as soon as possible." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1164959/issue-position-health-care#.WUFV0CE6ofI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "We must stop the flow of illegal aliens across both our northern and southern borders. Open borders are a threat to our national security and to our economy." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1164957/issue-position-immigration#.WUFXFiE6ofI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • AL.com "How do they come out now and say that marriage, which is ordained by God, doesn't mean what it's always meant, between a man and woman. […] Not between two men, two women, or three women and one man." http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2015/07/alabama_supreme_court_chief_ju.html (www.al.com)
  • "I oppose abortion, same-sex marriage, civil unions, and all other threats to the traditional family order." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1164971/issue-position-family#.WUFXQiE6ofI (votesmart.org)

Key

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.

Project Vote Smart's Research: Click on this icon to reveal more information about this candidate's position.

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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