First, what are the Democrats’ and Republicans’ positions on this issue? To answer this question, you should explore party platforms, statements and speeches by the party leadership, and the policies proposed by each party’s congressional caucus.
Second, why do you think the parties have adopted the issue positions that they have? Your answer to this question should draw on your analysis of Tables 7.2 and 7.3 in the Bianco and Canon text, which show the composition of party coalitions and issue differences in the priorities of Democratic and Republican voters.
Third, do you see an opening for a minor/third party on this issue? Is there a position/perspective on it that is not captured by the Democratic and Republican stances?