believe that the private sector would be more effective than the government in meeting these objective. Towards this end, they have been trying to privatize ‘social security funds management’.
They oppose a ‘single-payer universal health care system’ as found in other developed countries labeling it as ‘socialized medicine’. They favor the current personal- or employer-based insurance system complimented by the Medicare and Medicaid programs of the government.
As a general rule, they oppose strict environmental regulation as they believe it hurts businesses. They have made several notable contributions to the field of environmental protection but are not taking a consistent and clear stand on this major issue.
They oppose same-sex marriage and gay rights.
They oppose racial quotas, and abortions.
They strongly favor capital punishment as a means to prevent crimes while, at the same time, strongly supporting gun ownership rights.
They advocate a strong national defense and strongly support unilateralism in matters of national security and insist on their right to take any action in their own self-interest.
As regards international policy, there is a wide disparity between their stated objective and actual action. While their objective is to support attempts at democratization of countries currently under dictatorships, they have been actively supporting dictatorships in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Uzbekistan while opposing democratically elected governments in Venezuela, Palestine and elsewhere.
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