Change federal law to grant “personhood” to human embryos, declaring that life begins at the fertilization of a human egg and outlawing all forms of abortion nationwide. When did he hold this position?
On the prospect of bombing Islamic State (ISIS) fighters: “I have mixed feelings about it. I'm not saying I'm completely opposed to helping with arms or maybe even bombing, but I am concerned that ISIS is big and powerful because we protected them in Syria for a year. Do you know who also hates ISIS and who is bombing them? Assad, the Syrian government. So a year ago, the same people who want to bomb ISIS wanted to bomb Syria last year. Syria and ISIS are on opposite sides of the war.
Don’t build an above-ground fence along the entire U.S. border—“It’s extraordinarily expensive, and it reminds me of the Berlin Wall.” Instead, put in an “underground electric fence,” which would alert nearby authorities with helicopters to respond when someone crosses. When did he hold this position?
Allow most of the roughly 12 million undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. instead of being deported. Once Congress declares the border “secure,” allow those immigrants to obtain work visas, and apply for citizenship without returning to their native countries. When did he hold this position?
Eliminate all U.S. foreign aid, including aid to Israel. “I think they’re an important ally, but I also think that their per capita income is greater than probably three-fourths of the rest of the world. Should we be giving free money or welfare to a rich nation? I don’t think so." When did he hold this position?
Eliminate the current Medicare system, and replace with a system like the health insurance offered to federal employees. In the new system, seniors would be able to choose from a menu of private health plans, and the government would pay a portion of their premiums. When did he hold this position?