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1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Nathan George (Democrat)
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Joe Cloud (Republican)
Oppose
The unborn child is a life. God is the author and sustainer of life. God alone should determine the length of man's days.
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Nathan George (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Joe Cloud (Republican)
Oppose
God ordained the institution of marriage as between one man and one woman.
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
Nathan George (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Joe Cloud (Republican)
Support
The Arkansas State Constitution now has an amendment that legalizes 'medical' marijuana. However, the cultivation and distribution of this Federally illegal drug is still being worked out in the courts and by the Medical Marijuana Commission. The form that the drug will eventually be available in has yet to be determined.
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
Nathan George (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Joe Cloud (Republican)
Support
Just because an act is legal doesn't mean it is right. Healthcare providers should absolutely be given the right to exercise their freedom of conscience and religion.
5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
Nathan George (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Joe Cloud (Republican)
Oppose
6. Privacy: Requiring individuals who choose to use changing facilities, locker rooms, restrooms, and showers in public schools, colleges, and government buildings to use the facility designated for their biological sex.
Nathan George (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Joe Cloud (Republican)
Support
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
Nathan George (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Joe Cloud (Republican)
Support
I support school choice and enabling parents to make decisions that they feel are in the best interest of their children.
8. Tort Lawsuits: Limiting noneconomic damages awarded in lawsuits to $500,000 or less in cases of severe injury or death caused by negligence or misconduct.
Nathan George (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Joe Cloud (Republican)
Support
I support the Tort Reform Amendment as written. This Amendment DOES NOT place a cap on punitive damages when "the defendant intentionally pursued a course of conduct for the purpose of causing injury or damage to the claimant; and the defendant's intentional conduct harmed the claimant." Section 2(c)(2)(A&B).
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
Nathan George (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Joe Cloud (Republican)
Oppose
10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Nathan George (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Joe Cloud (Republican)
Support
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
Nathan George (Democrat)
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Joe Cloud (Republican)
By definition, illegal is illegal. We should enforce the laws that have been passed.
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
Nathan George (Democrat)
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Joe Cloud (Republican)
As long as there are evil people with evil intentions, ANY act of evil will not be totally preventable. We should adopt "love your neighbor as yourself" as our standard to live by because no one wishes ill toward himself. Citizens should take responsibility for working with law enforcement and authorities to recognize and stop potential wrong doers. People who have proven themselves to be potentially dangerous (criminal history, abusers, some types of mental illnesses) should have the highest level of scrutiny.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
Nathan George (Democrat)
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Joe Cloud (Republican)
I applaud the Governor's recent announcement concerning streamlining government. I would support efforts to decrease dependency on government and increase self responsibility.