Should solitary confinement of juveniles be prohibited? (S1965)

“The concept of solitary confinement, like a “time out” when you’re a kid, isn’t a horrible concept. However, the way it’s used to keep people isolated for days, weeks, months, and even years at a time. That honestly seems like cruel and unusual punishment.”

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Should there be stronger laws against the revolving door b/t government & the financial industry? (S1779)

“This seems like common sense legislation. We don’t want those regulating the industry to receive any kind of benefit from that industry (whether before or after). This would obviously incentivize them to act favorably toward that industry, especially since they can make significantly more money in the private sector than with the government.”

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Should less than honorably discharged gay veterans receive honorable discharges? (S1766)

“What I don’t like about putting gay rights as absolutely paramount above religious freedom at this moment is that I feel like you never want to drive someone into a corner, politically speaking. I feel like that’s what happened with abortions & we’re dealing with the consequences of it right now.”

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Should Congress have to read every bill before they vote on it? (S1571)

“What we need are things like One Subject at a Time Act (a single bill can only be about one topic) and enough time for their staff to look at the bill, so they can tell the Congressperson what the bill is about and how it concerns their constituency. It’s just not practical for Congress to sit through readings & meaningless for them to verify that they’ve read the entire bill.”

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