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QUIZ: How well do you know Rand Paul’s policies?

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has shifted on a number of important issues in recent years. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) came to Washington in 2011 with a reputation as a libertarian purist who put his principles above practicality. However, as David A. Fahrenthold writes in today's Washington Post, in recent years Paul has shown himself to be a bit more, shall we say, flexible on many of his past positions as he considers a run for the presidency in 2016.

Take this quiz and see if you can identify when Paul held each of the following positions.

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But now, aides said, Paul is working on a new plan, which might keep the traditional Medicare system in place. At a campaign event recently, Paul told seniors that—if they were already on Medicare—nothing would change.
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Paul’s plan then called for a quick end to the current Medicare system. Unlike Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan—which would allow those over 55 to continue with traditional Medicare—Paul’s plan would have eliminated Medicare in the short term. 

But now, aides said, Paul is working on a new plan, which might keep the traditional Medicare system in place. At a campaign event recently, Paul told seniors that—if they were already on Medicare—nothing would change.
"},{"optionId":"8aea1d5e-38a5-4181-ad45-03443a00ff08","optionText":"Both","optionMediaType":"IMAGE","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Nope!","comment":"Paul’s plan then called for a quick end to the current Medicare system. Unlike Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan—which would allow those over 55 to continue with traditional Medicare—Paul’s plan would have eliminated Medicare in the short term. 

But now, aides said, Paul is working on a new plan, which might keep the traditional Medicare system in place. At a campaign event recently, Paul told seniors that—if they were already on Medicare—nothing would change.
"}],"answerKey":["7eb61f61-1629-4dac-a0ab-64e793d463e2"],"createdDate":1410535582248,"lastUpdated":1428096957691,"multipleSelectionAmount":0,"time":"05:00","min":"05","secs":"00"},{"questionId":"919762c3-fad3-4e3c-bcaf-6b8d2a9f5760","questionText":"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?","mediaCredit":"","excludeFromTrivia":false,"articleReference":{"title":""},"options":[{"optionId":"ae0695d4-f027-4329-be6c-2b1617710c28","optionText":"2011","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Correct!","comment":"Since then, Paul has changed his position. He does not want to eliminate all foreign aid, but he does want to reduce it from about $20 billion per year to $5 billion. Paul’s plan would allow Israel to continue getting its current share of U.S. aid—more than $3 billion per year. It is unclear how he would divide up the rest of the money among the rest of the world."},{"optionId":"b23943d3-d7ad-4dca-aadd-c29152599080","optionText":"2014","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Nope!","comment":"Since 2011, Paul has changed his position. He does not want to eliminate all foreign aid, but he does want to reduce it from about $20 billion per year to $5 billion. Paul’s plan would allow Israel to continue getting its current share of U.S. aid—more than $3 billion per year. It is unclear how he would divide up the rest of the money among the rest of the world. "},{"optionId":"b6b0e05e-6e7b-4215-b369-878b8f2c1dcb","optionText":"Both","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Nope!","comment":"Since 2001, Paul has changed his position. He does not want to eliminate all foreign aid, but he does want to reduce it from about $20 billion per year to $5 billion. Paul’s plan would allow Israel to continue getting its current share of U.S. aid—more than $3 billion per year. It is unclear how he would divide up the rest of the money among the rest of the world. "}],"answerKey":["ae0695d4-f027-4329-be6c-2b1617710c28"],"createdDate":1410534962648,"lastUpdated":1428096957694,"multipleSelectionAmount":0,"time":"05:00","min":"05","secs":"00"},{"questionId":"5b6f0eee-37e6-4bc6-a860-52060a30471f","questionText":" Social Security is a “Ponzi scheme,” and young people should be allowed to opt out of contributing to it. When did he hold this position?","excludeFromTrivia":false,"options":[{"optionId":"b8de734a-b8ea-43e6-9243-6817dc1234a5","optionText":"In the late 1990s","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Correct!","comment":"
The senator has dropped talk of Social Security as a Ponzi scheme. Instead, he has presented a plan to keep the current Social Security system in place—although with a few modifications. The age of eligibility would be raised, and the payment system would favor poor beneficiaries over wealthy ones. Paul still says that allowing young people to opt out would be a good idea, but he has not presented a detailed plan for making the current system work if young people don't pay in.
"},{"optionId":"abde65de-34d4-4472-9559-023a21f61f59","optionText":"2014","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Nope!","comment":"The senator has dropped talk of Social Security as a Ponzi scheme. Instead, he has presented a plan to keep the current Social Security system in place—although with a few modifications. The age of eligibility would be raised, and the payment system would favor poor beneficiaries over wealthy ones. Paul still says that allowing young people to opt out would be a good idea, but he has not presented a detailed plan for making the current system work if young people don't pay in. "},{"optionId":"d3ede95c-eab7-4273-908a-d0860d05cc06","optionText":"Both","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Nope!","comment":"The senator has dropped talk of Social Security as a Ponzi scheme. Instead, he has presented a plan to keep the current Social Security system in place—although with a few modifications. The age of eligibility would be raised, and the payment system would favor poor beneficiaries over wealthy ones. Paul still says that allowing young people to opt out would be a good idea, but he has not presented a detailed plan for making the current system work if young people don't pay in. "}],"answerKey":["b8de734a-b8ea-43e6-9243-6817dc1234a5"],"createdDate":1410543803848,"lastUpdated":1428096957698,"multipleSelectionAmount":0,"time":"05:00","min":"05","secs":"00"},{"questionId":"c3529d06-b46c-426a-90c1-efec18ad16d2","questionText":"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?

","excludeFromTrivia":false,"options":[{"optionId":"a888179e-d47d-4d95-88e4-a1122e1a0784","optionText":"2010","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Nope!","comment":"Today, Paul has an immigration proposal that allows undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the U.S. His plan would also allow those undocumented immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship without returning to their home countries first. But Paul would only allow all that to happen, after a complicated and expensive effort to beef up security along the border, and a vote by Congress that “the border is secure.” In 2010, Paul seemed opposed to any plan that would grant visas or legal status to current undocumented immigrants: he said he opposed “amnesty in any form.” "},{"optionId":"7eeb597e-fbab-464a-ba3d-34b05dc07844","optionText":"2014","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Correct!","comment":"
Today, Paul has an immigration proposal that allows undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the U.S. His plan would also allow those undocumented immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship without returning to their home countries first. But Paul would only allow all that to happen, after a complicated and expensive effort to beef up security along the border, and a vote by Congress that “the border is secure.” In 2010, Paul seemed opposed to any plan that would grant visas or legal status to current undocumented immigrants: he said he opposed “amnesty in any form.”
"},{"optionId":"b8437a6f-bcf0-4620-b32a-ebb52bcb5d3d","optionText":"Both","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Nope!","comment":"Today, Paul has an immigration proposal that allows undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the U.S. His plan would also allow those undocumented immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship without returning to their home countries first. But Paul would only allow all that to happen, after a complicated and expensive effort to beef up security along the border, and a vote by Congress that “the border is secure.” In 2010, Paul seemed opposed to any plan that would grant visas or legal status to current undocumented immigrants: he said he opposed “amnesty in any form.” "}],"answerKey":["7eeb597e-fbab-464a-ba3d-34b05dc07844"],"createdDate":1410544138411,"lastUpdated":1428096957701,"multipleSelectionAmount":0,"time":"05:00","min":"05","secs":"00"},{"questionId":"ac4f947f-103c-4500-9401-c4929e67c806","questionText":"End “birthright citizenship,” the doctrine that says children born in the U.S. are automatically American citizens—no matter the nationality of their parents. When did he hold this position?

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Paul campaigned on a pledge to end birthright citizenship, and co-sponsored a Constitutional amendment to terminate it during his first year as a senator. But more recently, Paul seems to have dropped that idea from his immigration proposals. In 2013, he told reporters that—once the U.S. border is secure—it will not be necessary to change the “birthright citizenship” policy.
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Paul made the comparison with the Berlin Wall, and outlined his plan for an underground fence, in interviews early in his Senate campaign. Today, Paul's immigration plans call for a very long above-ground fence: a double fence, in fact, along the entire U.S.-Mexico border.
"},{"optionId":"a0f686f9-59b9-4f6b-9ee8-d64b3c801873","optionText":"2014","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Nope!","comment":"Paul made the comparison with the Berlin Wall, and outlined his plan for an underground fence, in interviews early in his Senate campaign. Today, Paul's immigration plans call for a very long above-ground fence: a double fence, in fact, along the entire U.S.-Mexico border. "},{"optionId":"57dcb301-1bed-429f-b60d-48fb18559321","optionText":"Both","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Nope!","comment":"Paul made the comparison with the Berlin Wall, and outlined his plan for an underground fence, in interviews early in his Senate campaign. Today, Paul's immigration plans call for a very long above-ground fence: a double fence, in fact, along the entire U.S.-Mexico border. "}],"answerKey":["59eb67e9-c25e-45df-9da0-15db525d15c8"],"createdDate":1410544372186,"lastUpdated":1428096957709,"multipleSelectionAmount":0,"time":"05:00","min":"05","secs":"00"},{"questionId":"4555abda-659c-4873-a5dd-a06da76b5d19","questionText":"Eliminate four Cabinet agencies: The Department of Education, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. When did he hold this position?

","excludeFromTrivia":false,"options":[{"optionId":"27c92914-23a0-4961-9bd2-2efdc630cf88","optionText":"2010","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"","comment":"Paul proposed eliminating these four Cabinet agencies on the campaign trail in 2010, and he repeated that call in his most recent budget proposal. Paul’s plan would save some sections of these departments—the popular Pell Grants at Education, the Weather Service and the Census at Commerce—while ending the larger department. "},{"optionId":"d7d09e34-82c3-48b1-abfc-3b53b2316f0d","optionText":"2014","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"","comment":"Paul proposed eliminating these four Cabinet agencies on the campaign trail in 2010, and he repeated that call in his most recent budget proposal. Paul’s plan would save some sections of these departments—the popular Pell Grants at Education, the Weather Service and the Census at Commerce—while ending the larger department. "},{"optionId":"a6135ccd-fb03-4528-b5dd-fb1f90b911aa","optionText":"Both","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Correct!","comment":"
Paul proposed eliminating these four Cabinet agencies on the campaign trail in 2010, and he repeated that call in his most recent budget proposal. Paul’s plan would save some sections of these departments—the popular Pell Grants at Education, the Weather Service and the Census at Commerce—while ending the larger department.
"}],"answerKey":["a6135ccd-fb03-4528-b5dd-fb1f90b911aa"],"createdDate":1410544455262,"lastUpdated":1428096957712,"multipleSelectionAmount":0,"time":"05:00","min":"05","secs":"00"},{"questionId":"6de7e1f7-f193-49cb-a97a-8a0ad413d946","questionText":"Require all U.S. regulations to “sunset” every two years—meaning they will disappear unless Congress specifically re-authorizes them. When did he hold this position?","excludeFromTrivia":false,"options":[{"optionId":"367c8f6c-bfea-4dd3-90a8-9bc7f48653b2","optionText":"2010","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"","comment":"Paul supported this idea in 2010 and included this idea in his two most recent budget proposals. The U.S. currently has about 170,000 pages of regulations. Sorting through them all—and finding the ones that Congress wants to keep—would be an arduous task for an already gridlocked Congress. But aides said Paul believes that performing this review—and repeating it every two years—is the best way to eliminate unnecessary and burdensome federal rules. "},{"optionId":"1542ac6a-5fd2-44d2-a6b0-07795e925b10","optionText":"2014","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"","comment":"Paul supported this idea in 2010 and included this idea in his two most recent budget proposals. The U.S. currently has about 170,000 pages of regulations. Sorting through them all—and finding the ones that Congress wants to keep—would be an arduous task for an already gridlocked Congress. But aides said Paul believes that performing this review—and repeating it every two years—is the best way to eliminate unnecessary and burdensome federal rules. "},{"optionId":"c701c34e-43ab-429f-90b3-a86865bab356","optionText":"Both","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Correct!","comment":"

Paul supported this idea in 2010 and included this idea in his two most recent budget proposals. The U.S. currently has about 170,000 pages of regulations. Sorting through them all—and finding the ones that Congress wants to keep—would be an arduous task for an already gridlocked Congress. But aides said Paul believes that performing this review—and repeating it every two years—is the best way to eliminate unnecessary and burdensome federal rules.

"}],"answerKey":["c701c34e-43ab-429f-90b3-a86865bab356"],"createdDate":1410544585035,"lastUpdated":1428096957719,"multipleSelectionAmount":0,"time":"05:00","min":"05","secs":"00"},{"questionId":"dfa53b87-4649-4c43-af4c-efee1f066da5","questionText":"Members of Congress should be required to read every word of any bill they plan to vote for, and sign an affidavit swearing they did. When did he hold this position?","excludeFromTrivia":false,"options":[{"optionId":"a8776994-bd71-4e38-8f68-02ad245b44b6","optionText":"2011","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"","comment":"Paul has introduced this “Read the Bills Act” in both sessions of Congress in which he’s been a senator. In his bills, Paul has laid out a vision of a Congress that works more as it did before the Civil War: with members (not staffers) reading all bills in their entirety. He has also proposed a "One Subject at a Time" bill that would require Congress to write legislation that dealt only with limited subjects, one at a time. That would preclude the huge "omnibus" bills stuffed with complicated compromises, that have become commonplace on Capitol Hill. "},{"optionId":"7f79ee09-e907-4937-b152-5678a2210b7c","optionText":"2014","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"","comment":"Paul has introduced this “Read the Bills Act” in both sessions of Congress in which he’s been a senator. In his bills, Paul has laid out a vision of a Congress that works more as it did before the Civil War: with members (not staffers) reading all bills in their entirety. He has also proposed a "One Subject at a Time" bill that would require Congress to write legislation that dealt only with limited subjects, one at a time. That would preclude the huge "omnibus" bills stuffed with complicated compromises, that have become commonplace on Capitol Hill. "},{"optionId":"60b1afb4-7366-4a60-be8d-e5f2f2619f04","optionText":"Both","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Correct!","comment":"Paul has introduced this “Read the Bills Act” in both sessions of Congress in which he’s been a senator. In his bills, Paul has laid out a vision of a Congress that works more as it did before the Civil War: with members (not staffers) reading all bills in their entirety. He has also proposed a "One Subject at a Time" bill that would require Congress to write legislation that dealt only with limited subjects, one at a time. That would preclude the huge "omnibus" bills stuffed with complicated compromises, that have become commonplace on Capitol Hill."}],"answerKey":["60b1afb4-7366-4a60-be8d-e5f2f2619f04"],"createdDate":1410544969695,"lastUpdated":1428096957722,"multipleSelectionAmount":0,"time":"05:00","min":"05","secs":"00"},{"questionId":"aff357ce-bea8-4c5b-b163-2fdd837af847","questionText":"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. We're now bombing both sides of one war that has spread into another country.” When did he hold this position?

","excludeFromTrivia":false,"options":[{"optionId":"56cf52b5-a8c0-448a-8662-0d13711c2b76","optionText":"Early August 2014","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Correct!","comment":"Paul described his “mixed feelings” about bombing Islamic State on Aug. 11, before the terrorist group released a video showing the beading of an American journalist it was holding hostage. At the end of August, Paul said that—if he were president—he would seek congressional authorization to “destroy ISIS militarily.""},{"optionId":"da797d5e-9ab6-4292-b41a-1a4e91d313a2","optionText":"Late August 2014","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Nope!","comment":"Paul described his “mixed feelings” about bombing Islamic State on Aug. 11, before the terrorist group released a video showing the beading of an American journalist it was holding hostage. At the end of August, Paul said that—if he were president—he would seek congressional authorization to “destroy ISIS militarily." "},{"optionId":"f1968d19-bab6-42f5-a150-c9c61a37f122","optionText":"Both","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Nope!","comment":"Paul described his “mixed feelings” about bombing Islamic State on Aug. 11, before the terrorist group released a video showing the beading of an American journalist it was holding hostage. At the end of August, Paul said that—if he were president—he would seek congressional authorization to “destroy ISIS militarily." "}],"answerKey":["56cf52b5-a8c0-448a-8662-0d13711c2b76"],"createdDate":1410545176724,"lastUpdated":1428096957726,"multipleSelectionAmount":0,"time":"05:00","min":"05","secs":"00"},{"questionId":"15e537b2-3761-4e45-a1c3-c7d97b28dfe5","questionText":"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?

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Last year, Paul co-sponsored a bill that would have outlawed all abortions by declaring that an embryo is "a preborn human person." "The Life at Conception Act legislatively declares what most Americans believe and what science has long known- that human life begins at the moment of conception, and therefore is entitled to legal protection from that point forward," he said then.

But this year, Paul seemed to indicate that—although he personally believes that life begins at conception—he would not press to change the law anytime soon. “Where the country is, is somewhere in the middle, and that we’re not changing the laws until the country is persuaded otherwise,” Paul told an audience in April. 

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But this year, Paul seemed to indicate that—although he personally believes that life begins at conception—he would not press to change the law anytime soon. “Where the country is, is somewhere in the middle, and that we’re not changing the laws until the country is persuaded otherwise,” Paul told an audience in April. 
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But this year, Paul seemed to indicate that—although he personally believes that life begins at conception—he would not press to change the law anytime soon. “Where the country is, is somewhere in the middle, and that we’re not changing the laws until the country is persuaded otherwise,” Paul told an audience in April. 
"}],"answerKey":["77243947-0f7d-4271-a04c-0901fff80dbc"],"createdDate":1410546116051,"lastUpdated":1428096957730,"multipleSelectionAmount":0,"time":"05:00","min":"05","secs":"00"},{"questionId":"377cfb59-df5f-4be9-a50f-869aec372b62","questionText":"Privatize the Smithsonian Institution. When did he hold this position?","excludeFromTrivia":false,"options":[{"optionId":"79c9d25c-edab-45f5-940f-cf2403df3ab4","optionText":"2011","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"","comment":"He first proposed privatizing the Smithsonian Institution in a budget proposal in 2011. An aide said Paul still supports it. As of now, the Smithsonian gets about 70 percent of its funds from the federal government. "},{"optionId":"d8794e20-8201-461c-938a-bfbb6a28a005","optionText":"2014","hasComment":true,"comment":"He first proposed privatizing the Smithsonian Institution in a budget proposal in 2011. An aide said Paul still supports it. As of now, the Smithsonian gets about 70 percent of its funds from the federal government. "},{"optionId":"03b3c2fc-b65e-460a-b003-72984610b0d8","optionText":"Both","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Correct!","comment":"He first proposed privatizing the Smithsonian Institution in a budget proposal in 2011. An aide said Paul still supports it. As of now, the Smithsonian gets about 70 percent of its funds from the federal government. "}],"answerKey":["03b3c2fc-b65e-460a-b003-72984610b0d8"],"createdDate":1410557634831,"lastUpdated":1428096957733,"multipleSelectionAmount":0,"time":"05:00","min":"05","secs":"00"},{"questionId":"e48c9c05-b39e-4466-8ec7-57603b063221","questionText":"Privatize the Transportation Security Administration. When did he hold this position?","excludeFromTrivia":false,"options":[{"optionId":"2e7b6c58-bd97-45db-8be3-199d143bb349","optionText":"2011","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Nope!","comment":"In his first year in Congress, Paul proposed to keep the TSA—but cut its funding sharply. In 2012, he changed his position to call for the end of the TSA, and for putting airport security in the hands of private contractors. Aides say that is still his position. "},{"optionId":"3f9be653-5311-4028-985e-6e53fe18fa9f","optionText":"2014","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Correct!","comment":"In his first year in Congress, Paul proposed to keep the TSA—but cut its funding sharply. In 2012, he changed his position to call for the end of the TSA, and for putting airport security in the hands of private contractors. Aides say that is still his position. "},{"optionId":"3e393b73-7be4-4ea9-a85c-5b749176a8df","optionText":"Both","hasComment":true,"commentTitle":"Nope!","comment":"In his first year in Congress, Paul proposed to keep the TSA—but cut its funding sharply. In 2012, he changed his position to call for the end of the TSA, and for putting airport security in the hands of private contractors. Aides say that is still his position. "}],"answerKey":["3f9be653-5311-4028-985e-6e53fe18fa9f"],"createdDate":1410557748337,"lastUpdated":1428096957736,"multipleSelectionAmount":0,"time":"05:00","min":"05","secs":"00"},{"questionId":"70ef04dd-ad39-4a9a-a9c9-d455a39ef561","questionText":"

Eliminate the Consumer Product Safety Commission. When did he hold this position?

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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?


2012
2014
Both

2

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?

2011
2014
Both

3

 Social Security is a “Ponzi scheme,” and young people should be allowed to opt out of contributing to it. When did he hold this position?

In the late 1990s
2014
Both

4

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?


2010
2014
Both

5

End “birthright citizenship,” the doctrine that says children born in the U.S. are automatically American citizens—no matter the nationality of their parents. When did he hold this position?


2010
2014
Both

6

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?

2009
2014
Both

7

Eliminate four Cabinet agencies: The Department of Education, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. When did he hold this position?


2010
2014
Both

8

Require all U.S. regulations to “sunset” every two years—meaning they will disappear unless Congress specifically re-authorizes them. When did he hold this position?

2010
2014
Both

9

Members of Congress should be required to read every word of any bill they plan to vote for, and sign an affidavit swearing they did. When did he hold this position?

2011
2014
Both

10

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. We're now bombing both sides of one war that has spread into another country.” When did he hold this position?


Early August 2014
Late August 2014
Both

11

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?


2013
2014
Both

12

Privatize the Smithsonian Institution. When did he hold this position?

2011
2014
Both

13

Privatize the Transportation Security Administration. When did he hold this position?

2011
2014
Both

14

Eliminate the Consumer Product Safety Commission. When did he hold this position?

2012
2014
Both

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