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1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Mark West (Libertarian)
Oppose
Human rights do not come from federal government decree or legal proceeding but are endowed by our Creator.
Rick Crawford (Republican)
Oppose
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Mark West (Libertarian)
Oppose
Human rights do not come from federal government decree or legal proceeding but are endowed by our Creator.
Rick Crawford (Republican)
Oppose
3. Obamacare: The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
Mark West (Libertarian)
Oppose
Federal Government has no enumerated power to provide or decide what medical and medicinal coverage that people have a right to seek.
Rick Crawford (Republican)
Oppose
4. Foreign Policy: The 2015 Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Iran Nuclear Agreement.
Mark West (Libertarian)
Undecided
The agreement is designed for a free-trade atmosphere but could have been negotiated to release Christian prisoners.
Rick Crawford (Republican)
Oppose
5. Immigration: Building a wall or other barrier along the entire border with Mexico.
Mark West (Libertarian)
Support
I support bringing our troops home from overseas engagements and having them be our barrier for our border protection.
Rick Crawford (Republican)
Support
6. Balanced Budget: Requiring a balanced federal budget every year.
Mark West (Libertarian)
Support
I would propose legislation and a Constitutional Amendment that would require such only as federal expenditures are decreased in that budget. In other words, no taxes should be increased to balance the budget.
Rick Crawford (Republican)
Support
7. Marijuana: The U.S. Department of Justice’s decision not to prosecute state-licensed marijuana sellers in states that have voted to legalize marijuana.
Mark West (Libertarian)
Support
The sale and manufacture of Marijuana within a State's boundaries is outside the enumerated powers of the federal government.
Rick Crawford (Republican)
Oppose
8. Civil Liberties: Amending the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes.
Mark West (Libertarian)
Oppose
Human rights do not come from federal government decree or legal proceeding but are endowed by our Creator. Our federal government doesn't have the enumerated power to give special protection to any class of citizens. We should protect EVERY class of citizen equally.
Rick Crawford (Republican)
Oppose
9. Guns: Expanding background checks to include guns bought from private individuals.
Mark West (Libertarian)
Oppose
The Second Amendment denies the federal government any power to infringe on individual gun rights. Such should be handled on the state and local level. Expansion of background checks only inhibits law-abiding citizens from purchasing guns.
Rick Crawford (Republican)
Oppose
10. Oil: Building the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada through the United States.
Mark West (Libertarian)
Support
I believe that free trade should be promoted in every arena possible.
Rick Crawford (Republican)
Support
11. Social Security: Allowing citizens to direct a portion of their Social Security witholdings to a private retirement savings account.
Mark West (Libertarian)
Support
Social Security should be a retirement option for those who are younger. We should preserve it for those who need and depend on it. It is not the Federal government's money to spend, but the citizens'.
Rick Crawford (Republican)
Support