Updated: Jan. 12, 2008 Added more items to Dennis Kucinich’s platform.
Updated: Dec. 29, 2007
Added two video links on Paul and his position on Global Warming.
Updated: Dec. 2, 2007
Added missed votes and voting with party at the end of each candidate’s section. You can click the “Source” link to see most recent and past voting records.
Also updated the links to the issues for Dennis Kucinich since they changed their website since I first posted this in May. Added more issues to Ron Paul’s section as they have updated their site, too.
Originally posted on May 18, 2007.
From their official campaign websites I found this info. It is interesting to see what they deem as the most important issues of their respective campaigns.
- Strength Through Peace
- Plan to bring troops home and stabilize Iraq
- The Department of Peace
- National Security
- US-Korea Trade Agreement
- Depleted uranium weapons
- Peace in the Middle East
- Universal Health Care
- H.R. 676 – the United States National Health Insurance Act (pdf)
- “Representative Dennis Kucinich has co-authored HR 676, legislation which would establish Medicare for All – a universal, single-payer, not-for-profit health care system that leaves no American behind.”
- Survival of the Middle Class
- “Save American jobs by withdrawing from job-killing trade deals like the North American Free Trade Area (NAFTA) and organizations like the World Trade Organization (WTO) and return to bilateral trade agreements based on securing workers’ rights and the environment.”
- “Provide universal education to all Americans from pre-school through college.”
- Corporate power
- Outsourcing American Jobs
- Farm Policy
- Organic Farming
- Small Business
- Media Reform
- Securing Constitutional Democracy
- A Sustainable Future
- Saving Capitalism
What I found elsewhere:
“Rated 85% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes.”
Lots of Issues: Dennis Kucinich on the Issues
Voting with Party
Dennis Kucinich has voted with a majority of his Democratic colleagues 91.1% of the time during the current Congress. This percentage does not include votes in which Kucinich did not vote. See a list of his votes against his party since 1991, a list of all Representatives in the Congress with a similar score, or a full list of party voters.
American Independence and Sovereignty
So called free trade deals and world governmental organizations like the International Criminal Court (ICC), NAFTA, GATT, WTO, and CAFTA are a threat to our independence as a nation. (more…)
War and Foreign Policy
The war in Iraq was sold to us with false information. The area is more dangerous now than when we entered it. We destroyed a regime hated by our direct enemies, the jihadists, and created thousands of new recruits for them. (more…)
Life and Liberty
The right of an innocent, unborn child to life is at the heart of the American ideals of liberty. My professional and legislative record demonstrates my strong commitment to this pro-life principle. (Read more…)
Our nation’s promise to its seniors, once considered a sacred trust, has become little more than a tool for politicians to scare retirees while robbing them of their promised benefits. Today, the Social Security system is broke and broken. (Read more…)
The federal government does not own our children. Yet we act as it if does by letting it decide when, how, and what our children will learn. We have turned their futures over to lobbyists and bureaucrats. (Read more…)
Border Security and Immigration Reform
The talk must stop. We must secure our borders now. A nation without secure borders is no nation at all. It makes no sense to fight terrorists abroad when our own front door is left unlocked. This is my six point plan: (more…)
Privacy and Personal Liberty
The biggest threat to your privacy is the government. We must drastically limit the ability of government to collect and store data regarding citizens’ personal matters. (more…)
The federal government decided long ago that it knew how to manage your health care better than you and replaced personal responsibility and accountability with a system that puts corporate interests first. (Read more…)
The key to sound environmental policy is respect for private property rights. The strict enforcement of property rights corrects environmental wrongs while increasing the cost of polluting. (Read more…)
It is the federal government that most divides us by race, class, religion, and gender. Through its taxes, restrictive regulations, corporate subsidies, racial set-asides, and welfare programs, government plays far too large a role in determining who succeeds and who fails. (Read more…)
What I found elsewhere:
On Abortion/Stem Cell Issues
Here are his past votes. He is Pro-Life.
The Environment/Global Warming
“Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes.”
Energy & Oil
Voted NO on establishing “network neutrality” (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
Lots of other Issues: Ron Paul on the Issues
Voting with Party
Ron Paul has voted with a majority of his Republican colleagues 75.0% of the time during the current Congress. This percentage does not include votes in which Paul did not vote. See a list of his votes against his party since 1991, a list of all Representatives in the Congress with a similar score, or a full list of party voters.
Dennis Kucinich Can Win by Lo (lots of polls, surveys, etc.)