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State House 3

1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Brent Talley (Democrat)
Oppose
Cecil Anderson (Libertarian)
Oppose
Life starts at conception, and rights do too. I do not, nor will I ever, support the killing of babies. I also do not support government interference in our personal lives and our personal decisions. This is a moral issue and should be decided at the family level, private counseling or at a house of worship.
Danny Watson (Republican)
Oppose
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Brent Talley (Democrat)
Oppose
Cecil Anderson (Libertarian)
Support
Marriage is between two people, God should be the third person involved, but not government.
Danny Watson (Republican)
Oppose
3. Marijuana: The 2016 proposed ballot measure sponsored by Arkansans for Compassionate Care to legalize medical marijuana.
Brent Talley (Democrat)
Oppose
Cecil Anderson (Libertarian)
Support
You have the right to treat yourself or family as you choose.
Danny Watson (Republican)
Oppose
4. Taxes: Increasing the motor fuel tax on gasoline and diesel to provide funds for state highway needs.
Brent Talley (Democrat)

As a state we are in a very critical point with our highway funding. We are currently reviewing and studying all funding sources. I will review the findings, the benefits, and the cost to the citizens of District 3 before I make a final decision on raising any tax.
Cecil Anderson (Libertarian)
Oppose
Commerce is a vital part of any economy, and so is less restriction by government on privet businesses. Taxing helps only government buy votes. I propose privatizing major lanes of commerce such as many of the major interstates allowing privet businesses to focus on the quality of their roads, and the state to focus on the highway system.
Danny Watson (Republican)
Oppose
5. Guns: Allowing citizens who may legally own a handgun to visibly and openly carry an unconcealed handgun without a permit—also known as "open carry."
Brent Talley (Democrat)

As a supporter of our rights to bear arms and an avid hunter, I would review legislations very closely regarding open carry since it has become a topic used by some strictly for political gain. Common Sense and our constitutional rights must both be part of this discussion. I will certainly continue to support our right to bear firearms.
Cecil Anderson (Libertarian)
Support
You have the right to carry and protect your self at all times.
Danny Watson (Republican)
Undecided
6. Religious Liberty: Requiring business owners to engage in business activities that violate their religious beliefs.
Brent Talley (Democrat)
Oppose
Cecil Anderson (Libertarian)
Oppose
It is your business, you can run it as you please with out the govemrnet telling you otherwise, the free market will take over from there.
Danny Watson (Republican)
Oppose
7. Education: The Common Core State Standards being implemented in Arkansas' public schools.
Brent Talley (Democrat)
Support
I support having standards for our schools. I don't agree with all of common core or every way it has been implemented by school districts across this state. I am willing to look at other standard options as a state to assure our students are obtaining a quality education, but not willing to throughout out current system without having a plan on where we go next.
Cecil Anderson (Libertarian)
Oppose
I appose the federal government's idea that it needs to be not only in our lives, but in our children's too. I am for the common core style of learning STEM will transform Arkansas, but having funding cut because we don't play ball with the federal government is frankly offensive. Arkansas is an independent minded state, and our education should reflect our values, ideas, and beliefs.
Danny Watson (Republican)
Undecided
8. Term Limits: Reinstating the 1992 Arkansas Term Limits Amendment that generally prohibits members of the Arkansas Legislature from serving more than 6 years in the Arkansas House and 8 years in the Arkansas Senate.
Brent Talley (Democrat)
Oppose
Cecil Anderson (Libertarian)
Oppose
If your district chooses to reelect you that is non of the states government's business to tell the district that they can not be represented by who they have chosen.
Danny Watson (Republican)
Support
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes.
Brent Talley (Democrat)
Oppose
Cecil Anderson (Libertarian)
Oppose
Danny Watson (Republican)
Oppose
10. Medicaid Expansion: Continuation of the Arkansas Private Option law passed in 2013 that increased the number of people receiving health insurance through Medicaid by using tax dollars to buy health insurance from private insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act.
Brent Talley (Democrat)
Support
Cecil Anderson (Libertarian)
Oppose
I think that there should be exactly zero dollars going to medical care threw the state or federal government. All this is, is a national and state ponzi scheme draining dollars way from hard working individuals to pay for health care of people and an aging generation who is we had not drained their checks their entire life, but simply let them invest their own money how they chose into their own healthcare. Look, all this is, is stealing money from hard working Americans to buy votes form other Americans with a false clams making medical care more accessible. The biggest part of this is voting to allow more government into the deepest level of our lives (our on bodies). Our bodies do not belong to the government, but God as explained in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.
Danny Watson (Republican)
Undecided
11. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Brent Talley (Democrat)
Support
Cecil Anderson (Libertarian)
Undecided
Danny Watson (Republican)
Undecided