Richard Mourdock in Email interview with OnTheIssues.org on 2012 Senate races


On Abortion: I am a pro-life candidate

Q: What is your view on the statement, "Abortion is a woman's right"?

A: I am a pro-life candidate.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race Sep 1, 2011

On Civil Rights: No racial or gender quotas imposed on private employers

Q: What is your view on the statement, "Require companies to hire more women & minorities"?

A: I am opposed to the federal government imposing racial or gender quotas on private employers.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race Sep 1, 2011

On Civil Rights: No same-sex marriage nor civil unions

Q: What is your view on the statement, "Same-sex domestic partnership benefits"?

A: I am opposed to same-sex marriage and civil unions.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race Sep 1, 2011

On Crime: Federal death penalty for serious crimes

Q: What is your view on the Death Penalty?

A: I support the death penalty at the federal level for treason, murder, and other serious crimes.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race Sep 1, 2011

On Crime: Support mandatory sentencing

Q: What is your view on the statement, "Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws"?

A: Depending on the crimes included in the law I could be supportive of a mandatory sentence.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race Sep 1, 2011

On Drugs: Enforce laws against dangerous and addictive substances

Q: What is your view on the statement, "Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it"?

A: Apart from the moral dimension of drug use, it is a public health and safety problem. The federal government has the right and duty to prevent dangerous and addictive substances from crossing our borders. I support the enforcement of current drug laws.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race Sep 1, 2011

On Education: Supports student-led prayer in public schools

Q: What is your view on the statement, "Teacher-led prayer in public schools"?

A: I support the rights of students to have student-led prayer during appropriate times in the public schools

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race Sep 1, 2011

On Education: Vouchers in DC; local control elsewhere

Q: What is your view on the statement, "Parents choose schools via vouchers"?

A: Education is a local issue. However, I do support the idea of vouchers where the federal government has a role (i.e. DC Public Schools)

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race Sep 1, 2011

On Energy & Oil: No subsidies for alternative energy

Q: What is your view on the statement, "Replace coal & oil with alternatives"?

A: No alternative energy source is truly an alternative if it must be subsidized by the federal government to be economically viable. I support the development of additional domestic energy resources.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race Sep 1, 2011

On Free Trade: Free trade except with rogue nations

Q: What is your view on the statement, "Support & expand free trade"?

A: I support free trade with the exception of trade with rogue regimes such as Cuba and Iran.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race Sep 1, 2011

On Government Reform: Oppose attempts to limit political speech

Q: What is your view on the statement, "Stricter limits on political campaign funds"?

A: I am opposed to McCain-Feingold and other attempts to limit political speech that are contrary to the First Amendment

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race Sep 1, 2011

On Gun Control: No additional restrictions on gun ownership

Q: What is your view on the statement, "Absolute right to gun ownership"?

A: I am a pro-Second Amendment candidate and oppose additional restriction on gun ownership by law-abiding citizens.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race Sep 1, 2011

On Health Care: No federal control of the healthcare system

Q: What is your view on the statement, "More federal funding for health coverage"?

A: I am opposed to the Obama Administration's healthcare policies and federal control of the healthcare system.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race Sep 1, 2011

On Homeland Security: Reauthorize the Patriot Act

Q: What is your view on the statement, "The Patriot Act harms civil liberties"?

A: While I am concerned about preventing any abuses of civil liberties I would have supported the recent reauthorization of parts of the Patriot Act.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race Sep 1, 2011

On Homeland Security: Maintain our current level of military readiness

Q: What is your view on the statement, "Expand the armed forces"?

A: I believe we must maintain our current level of military readiness.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race Sep 1, 2011

On Immigration: Oppose DREAM Act & other forms of amnesty

Q: What is your view on the statement, "Illegal immigrants earn citizenship"?

A: I am opposed to the DREAM act or other forms of amnesty for those in our country illegally.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race Sep 1, 2011

On Social Security: Consider personalized retirement accounts for young workers

Q: What is your view on the statement, "Privatize Social Security"?

A: We must maintain a solvent Social Security system in place for those who are receiving benefits or are close to retirement. For younger workers, reform should be considered to include personalized retirement accounts.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race Sep 1, 2011

On Tax Reform: Pledge against raising taxes

Q: What is your view on the statement, "Make taxes more progressive"?

A: I have signed the American's for Tax Reform pledge against raising taxes.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race Sep 1, 2011

On War & Peace: Keep troops in Iraq and Afghanistan as long as necessary

Q: What is your view on the statement, "US out of Iraq and Afghanistan"?

A: I support maintaining troops in Iraq and Afghanistan so long as it is necessary to prevent these countries from again becoming havens for Islamic terror groups.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race Sep 1, 2011

On Welfare & Poverty: Churches provide more effective services than the feds

Q: What is your view on the statement, "Allow churches to provide welfare services"?

A: Churches have been providing social welfare services for centuries and do a more efficient and effective job than the federal government. My concerns over churches becoming distribution points for federal programs would be that the federal government might acquire leverage over the churches to influence their religious programs.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race Sep 1, 2011

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