Mittt Romney Platform Essay

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(Source of information: Wikipedia's article: Political Positions of Mitt Romney) Abortion: pro-life Capital punishment: against Censorship: against the Fairness Doctrine Child protection: "would propose a "One-Strike, You're Ours" law for child sex offenders convicted of using the Internet to prey on children." Education: supports No Child Left Behind Abstinence education: supports this in public schools Prayer in schools: He was against this in 1994, but in 2007 said ""We ought to allow ceremonies, graduation ceremonies and public events that we have the ability to recognize the Creator." Gas crisis: Wishes to become independent of foreign oil by using alternative fuels as well as domestic reserves of petroleum. Environment\Global warming: Pro-environment; regulation of greenhouse gas emissions through voluntary measures. Family life: "Mitt Romney has said that strong families are one of his three pillars, along with military and economy, for a strong America." Gun control: Romney has "flip-flopped" on this issue, one stating that he supported "the right of individuals to keep and bear arms as guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution", and at another date saying he supported gun control and a ban on assault weapons. Health Care: supports the right of states to form their own health care plans for their respective state citizens. Same-Sex Marriage\Civil Unions: Romney has avidly supported same-sex marriage in the past, saying ""We must make equality for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern." However, in his 2008 campaign, Romney stated that "I oppose same-sex marriage. that I oppose same-sex marriage" and "I also oppose civil unions." Medical Marijuana: stated "I am not in favor of legalizing medical marijuana." Stem Cell Research: Believes it is ethical, but opposes research involving cloned embryos and opposes federal funding for it. Free Trade:

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