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Bill Weld was born in 1945 in Smithtown, New York. His father was an investment banker and his mother was related to William Floyd, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Weld’s family is very well known in the Harvard community and, following the family’s tradition, he also attended the school where he earned an A.B in classics and his J.D. From 1981-1986, Weld served as the US Districts attorney for Massachusetts and the Assistant Attorney General 1986-1988. He continued to serve as the Governor of Massachusetts from 1991-1997.
IssuesWeld favors the legalization of marijuana, and wants to promote free trade and start an immigration reform. He also favors fiscal restraint.
On the Issues
- Climate Change
Weld advocates for rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement and expanding environmental regulations.
Weld believes that Obamacare has issues that must be corrected and supports health savings accounts. He also believes that increased competition is beneficial.
Weld supports abortion rights.
- Social Security
Weld supports social security.
Weld believes that states should have more power to dictate education instead of the national government. He also supports and has helped created charter schools.
- Gun Control
Weld does not support gun control and states that everyone has a right to guns because of the second amendment.
Weld supports allowing work visas instead of creating an easier path to citizenship.
Weld stresses his goals to cut taxes.
- Criminal Justice
Weld is tough on crime and supports the death penalty in certain cases. He also advocates that police should be held accountable for wrong actions.
- LGBTQ Rights
Weld supports same-sex marriage and has supported legislation that protects students in the LGBTQ community.
- Foreign Policy
Weld stresses that the United States should rely on itself for intelligence and that the country should focus on the world’s nuclear weapons increase.
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