The GOP Devisiveness Quiz
Whether you agree or disagree with these assertions, they tend to demarcate the Republican Party today:
- Current levels of immigration benefit the country.
- The U.S. should not restrict immigration by persons from predominately Muslim countries.
- Persons in the country illegally should be accorded a path to citizenship.
- The U.S. ought to commit thousands of ground troops to the fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
- Bombing Libya advanced American interests.
- Medicare Part D was a good idea.
- No Child Left Behind was a good idea.
- Common Core reflects sound educational policy.
- Medicaid coverage should be extended to cover the working poor.
- Gay marriage should be embraced as the welcome result of greater inclusiveness.
- The denial of personal services to LGBT persons on grounds of religious belief should be prohibited by law.
- It should be unlawful to deny transgender persons any rights or privileges accorded to other persons of the same professed gender.
- Public subsidies of carefully selected beneficiaries are a sound way to grow the economy.
- The Export-Import Bank is a legitimate function of the federal government, creates jobs and makes the US more competitive in foreign markets.
- NAFTA and subsequent free-trade agreements have benefited American workers.
- Racial preferences create greater opportunity for minorities by reducing racial disparities in education and employment.
- If afforded the opportunity by a convention of states, three-fourths of the states will ratify a constitutional balanced budget amendment.
- Insuring farmers against market losses is a reasonable undertaking by the federal government.
- Government subsidies for green-energy projects are sound investments in the future.
- Public-Private Partnerships are more cost efficient and accountable than traditionally financed public works projects. — Tom Charles Huston
Scoring “Yes” Responses:
0 to 5: Embarrassed to admit your answer
6-10: Was for Pence before RFRA
11-15: Volunteer for Jeb
16-20: Candidate for Chamber of Commerce gold medallion