Questions for Federal Candidates

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In Catholic teaching, the laity have the primary responsibility for determining political affairs. That means it is your responsibility to find out where the candidates stand on the issues. In a democracy, it is your responsibility to make sure the candidates take a stand on the issues.

Don't let the campaigns, newspapers, and special interests groups determine the issues. In North Dakota, most candidates make community appearances. Don't pass up any opportunity to ask the candidates where they stand on the important moral and justice issues of the day.

Print out this list of questions to ask the candidates, keep them handy, and make the candidates accountable to you.

Go here for questions for state candidates.
Where Do the Candidates Stand?
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Right to Life & Dignity of the Human Person

  • Protecting unborn human life from abortion and committing federal resources to ending abortion?
  • Preventing tax funding for abortion, abortion referrals, abortion advocacy, and embryonic stem-cell research?
  • Abolishing the death penalty?
  • Ensuring governmental compliance with moral limits on the use of military force and a ban on the use of torture?
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Religious Freedom

  • Protecting the right of individuals and organizations to serve the public in accord with reasoned conscientious beliefs?
  • Making human rights and religious liberty central to foreign policy and aid?
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Immigrants and Refugees

  • Legislation that ensures the integrity of our borders, fosters family reunification, and provides reasonable paths to legal residence?
  • Providing safe havens for properly-vetted refugees and asylees, regardless of race, nationality, or religious affiliation?
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Education

  • Enabling parents, financially and in other ways, to choose the best educational setting for their children?
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The Poor and Vulnerable

  • Providing social and community services, including nutrition and housing, to those in need?
  • Ensuring access to health care while respecting human life, human dignity, and religious freedom?
  • Reforming the criminal justice system so that it focuses on restoration, rehabilitation, prevention, and opportunity?
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The Economy

  • Ensuring a just wage, economic initiative, and the right of workers to form associations to collectively represent their interests?
  • Policies to foster family farms, rural communities, good stewardship of natural resources, and the right of local communities to regulate for the common good?
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