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Republican Party Chair, Cook County (IL):
John Cox on the Issues

John Cox on Abortion

  • Christians & Jews believe in the right to life. (Sep 2007)
  • Nominate only judges who refuse to legislate from the bench. (Sep 2007)
  • Save “snowflake babies”: no experiments on frozen embryos. (Sep 2007)
  • No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion. (Sep 2007)
  • Define unborn life as a fundamental right. (Jul 2007)
  • Personal history--conceived in rape--makes him anti-abortion. (May 2007)
  • There is no ‘right of privacy’ in the Constitution. (Mar 2007)

John Cox on Budget & Economy

  • One of the original members of the Club for Growth. (Sep 2007)
  • Anti-Hillary candidate cannot be a career politician. (Sep 2007)
  • Rein in out-of-control spending and balance the budget. (Sep 2007)
  • Veto every federal budget that is not balanced, period. (Jul 2007)
  • Republicans have been spending money like liberals. (Jun 2007)
  • Government runs deficit because they lack tough decisions. (Mar 2007)

John Cox on Civil Rights

  • Respect people’s freedom but don’t sanction gay behavior. (Sep 2007)
  • Stand up for proper behavior or we end up with bestiality. (Sep 2007)
  • Marriage about protecting children; not homosexual largesse. (Sep 2007)
  • Swift passage of the Federal Marriage Amendment. (Jul 2007)
  • Favors amendment to the Constitution to define marriage. (Mar 2007)
  • Affirmative action based on race is racist. (Mar 2007)
  • A flag burning Constitutional amendment is necessary. (Mar 2007)

John Cox on Corporations

  • Level playing field for family farms over corporate farms. (Jul 2007)

John Cox on Crime

  • Opposes “hate crimes” legislation. (Sep 2007)
  • Prosecute all illegal adult porn, plus white collar porn. (Sep 2007)
  • Morally opposed to death penalty, even for Tim McVeigh. (Feb 2002)

John Cox on Drugs

No stance on record.

John Cox on Education

  • School choice avoids transvestite teachers. (Sep 2007)
  • Impeach judges for barring legislature prayers to Jesus. (Sep 2007)
  • Present scientific facts that support creationism. (Sep 2007)
  • Equal funds for abstinence as contraceptive-based education. (Sep 2007)
  • Tax-credited programs for Christian schooling. (Sep 2007)
  • Schools forfeit funds if they expose kids to gay propaganda. (Sep 2007)
  • School monopoly is problem; competition is answer. (Jul 2007)
  • Students should not be forced to pray, but should be allowed. (Mar 2007)
  • Eliminate Department of Education; allow local school choice. (Mar 2007)

John Cox on Energy & Oil

  • Support domestic drilling; oppose Kyoto Treaty. (Jul 2007)

John Cox on Environment

No stance on record.

John Cox on Families & Children

  • Government should be family friendly. (Jul 2007)

John Cox on Foreign Policy

  • Don’t pressure Israel to give up land for promise of peace. (Sep 2007)
  • Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan. (Sep 2007)
  • Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty. (Sep 2007)

John Cox on Free Trade

  • Trade is a weapon of peace. (Sep 2007)
  • Never surrender the sovereignty of the United States. (Sep 2007)
  • Trade sanctions on Saudi Arabia for persecuting Christians. (Sep 2007)
  • China trade contingent on human rights & product safety. (Sep 2007)
  • No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico. (Sep 2007)
  • I support free but fair trade policies. (Jul 2007)
  • End discrimination against domestic manufacturers. (Mar 2007)

John Cox on Government Reform

  • Mixing money & politics causes corruption & partisanship. (Sep 2007)
  • Disallow lawsuits that stop public officials invoking God. (Sep 2007)
  • Ok if church identifies candidates who favor its principles. (Sep 2007)
  • Regulation should be governed by the free market. (Jul 2007)
  • Disclosure is best disinfectant for diseased campaign system. (Jul 2007)
  • Term limits for members of Congress. (Mar 2007)

John Cox on Gun Control

  • Gun control doesn’t work. (Jul 2007)
  • Gun control is a waste of time. (Feb 2007)

John Cox on Health Care

  • Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage. (Sep 2007)
  • Protect disabled and vulnerable people like Terri Schiavo. (Sep 2007)
  • Insurance reward for avoiding tobacco, alcohol, obesity. (Sep 2007)
  • Competition brings down costs and improves efficiency. (Jul 2007)
  • Supply-and-demand will improve the health care crisis. (Jun 2007)

John Cox on Homeland Security

  • Kill the bad guys, but also replace evil with good. (Sep 2007)
  • Protect military chaplains’ right to pray in preferred faith. (Sep 2007)
  • Allow Christian symbols in national war memorials. (Sep 2007)
  • No student visas to citizens of terrorist states. (Sep 2007)
  • Nuclear shield to make nuclear weapons obsolete. (Jul 2007)
  • Increase the size of the military. (Jun 2007)

John Cox on Immigration

  • Excessive multiculturalism weakens American culture. (Sep 2007)
  • Rescind Bush’s order allowing Mexican trucks on US roads. (Sep 2007)
  • Oppose amnesty & guest workers until unemployment under 5%. (Sep 2007)
  • No guest worker program; it creates second class citizens. (Sep 2007)
  • Amnesty is not the answer, nor are guest workers. (Jul 2007)
  • We need to seal our borders, but don’t bash immigrants. (May 2007)
  • 12 million illegal immigrants need to leave. (Mar 2007)
  • Don’t reward illegal behavior with social programs. (Mar 2007)

John Cox on Jobs

  • No “sexual orientation” in Employment Non-Discrimination Act. (Sep 2007)
  • No minimum wage; let free market set wages. (Mar 2007)

John Cox on Principles & Values

  • GOP needs an outsider businessman like me. (Sep 2007)
  • Reborn in Christ in 1979. (Sep 2007)
  • Ran for president because 4 congressmen resigned in disgrace. (Sep 2007)
  • CEO history is more important than celebrity. (Sep 2007)
  • Constitution does not require freedom FROM religion. (Jul 2007)
  • Served as president of the Cook County Republican Party. (Jun 2007)
  • A true conservative, not a libertarian. (Jun 2007)
  • Placing well in polls in NH, IA, & SC, but ignored by media. (May 2007)
  • Running for president as Reagan conservative. (May 2007)
  • Self-made man; made millions in potato chip industry. (May 2007)
  • Ran unsuccessfully for Congress, Senate, & county office. (May 2007)
  • His 220-page book, “Politic$, Inc.,” sets out his ideas. (May 2007)
  • A lot of Republicans in DC are not acting like Republicans. (Feb 2007)

John Cox on Social Security

  • Personal retirement accounts allow investing in one’s future. (Sep 2007)
  • Private retirement accounts are best reform. (Jul 2007)
  • Social Security was an overreaction to the Great Depression. (Mar 2007)

John Cox on Tax Reform

  • Eliminate the IRS; support the Fair Tax. (Jul 2007)
  • Eliminate the Death Tax; veto all tax increases. (Jul 2007)
  • Scrap the Tax Code and get rid of the income tax. (Mar 2007)
  • National sales tax doesn’t hit the poor. (Feb 2007)

John Cox on War & Peace

  • Saddam was a threat to US because he had oil. (Sep 2007)
  • Autonomy for Christians in Iraq’s Nineveh region. (Sep 2007)
  • Must win in Iraq; fight terror over there, not over here. (Jul 2007)
  • Win war by making Iraq prosperous. (Jun 2007)
  • Supported war; but now a disaster since oil pumping so low. (May 2007)
  • Right to take the fight to the terrorists in Iraq. (Mar 2007)
  • Redeploy after Muslim forces replace Americans. (Mar 2007)
  • Success in Iraq means economy prospers & unemployment down. (Mar 2007)
  • Opposes troop surge in Iraq. (Feb 2007)

John Cox on Welfare & Poverty

No stance on record.