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Focusing on whatever Jeb’s opinion is on why they come is taking important focus off the open border and also ignoring the fact that the immigration process works and we have laws on the books that many people DO follow. We don’t need reform. We need people to obey the laws and stop rewarding those who break them. Period.
We need to focus on border security.
From “Immigration Wars” in 2013, Jeb wrote “A Proposal for Immigration Reform” which would include what he calls Fundamental Reform, because he claims like many falsely do that the system is broken. He focuses on work based immigration, which in times of so many still under or un-employed in the US, favors illegals over citizens. He proposes an “Increased Role for the States” which would focus on social services and benefits. Again, in a time when there are more people in the US on food stamps already, and we have Veterans who are denied benefits while people breaking the law are given benefits. Where’s the love Jeb?
while applauding one size fits all standards- unless he intends for all schools to implement it, including private and home schools.
So… again, what can be said about Jeb Bush, except, please… no more Bushes.
Next. Speaking of education, his past positions on education have been mixed. While in 2008 Huckabee promised to clarify the differences between the roles of the Federal and state government, he seemed to believe that the Feds have a role in providing a national set of standards. During an interview he said, “I think if there’s a role it is to encourage, it’s to recognize the value and importance. Ronald Reagan tried to get rid of the Department of Education, found that it was virtually impossible to do it. So, if we are going to have one, let’s make sure it serves a role that is consistent with the Constitution, which is to become a clearinghouse of best practices that are being employed by the states and by local school districts, rather than becoming a center of mandating educational initiatives pushed back down to the states.”
Defense and Military
Mike Huckabee has been a proponent of closing Gitmo, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-1YLwQp6-E
That fell on the heels of a previous debate when he said, “it doesn’t make any difference what the sound of your last name is” when talking about Texas’ giving in state tuition to illegals.
When it comes to Texans, many love Perry and his tough talk on illegals and border issues, but many conservative Texans say he hasn’t done nearly enough to fix Texas’ illegal problems. Perry is tough on the idea of border security, focusing on getting the border secure before figuring what to do with the millions of illegals already here. Except Perry’s ideas of border security doesn’t include a Mexico/U.S. barrier or border fence. Instead he’s proposed boots on the ground and using technology such as drones to improve safety.
On Obamacare, Christie says he opposed it, but he pushed back against attempts to defund it and blamed the handful of Republicans who voted to defund it for shutting the federal government down. He also expanded Medicaid eligibility which relied on increased Obamacare spending by the federal government.
Santorum is well known for his conservative Catholic views and he has never been shy about standing on his Christian principles. He was one of Washington's most outspoken traditional political voices on issues such as abortion, sexual morality and evolution. He is staunchly pro-life, and has been a favorite among Conservative Evangelical voters.
So much like Governor Chris Christie, republicans in a blue state, Pataki’s more centrist policies may not be so popular among conservative voters across the nation.
Of the law, Pataki at the time said, “We hope this serves as a national model. We hope other states follow.''
*Note on rating methods-
We've had a few folks ask about our rating method since the Bell score doesn't seem to line up with the individual issue scores. In the past we rated candidates' stances on our platform only. Since some were new to politics, it was hard to judge on past performance. With the POTUS race, our vetting crew wanted to also rate them on specific POSTUS duties as well as trust and likability. So, the Liberty Bell rating is still according to our platform and how they measure up. The smaller individual ratings are for the other issues which is more of a personal score.