John Bel Edwards on Foreign Policy
Offer foreign aid for humanitarian crises, including AIDS
Edwards indicated support for the following principles regarding US economic assistance.
Q: Should the US maintain its financial support of the United Nations?
- Aid should be granted to countries when extraordinary circumstances cause disaster and threaten civilian lives.
- Aid should be granted to countries when it
is in the security interests of the US.
- Edwards adds, "We should participate in events of great humanitarian [crises]. For example, countries from around the country aided the U.S. during the post-KATRINA efforts, some allies, some not allies. "
Q: Should aid to African nations for AIDS prevention programs fund distribution of contraceptives?
Q: Should aid to African nations for AIDS prevention programs fund abstinence education?
Edwards adds, "AIDS should be a huge focus in the 21st century as a preventative and curative position."
Source: 2006 State Congressional National Political Awareness Test
, Nov 1, 2006
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