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Alberto Gonzales on Abortion
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  • Perceived as supporting abortion because of judicial rulings. (Jul 2007)
  • Ok’ed teenage girls’ abortion without parental notification. (Jul 2005)
  • Apply law when personally opposed, like parental permission. (Nov 2004)
Alberto Gonzales on Budget & Economy
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Alberto Gonzales on Civil Rights
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  • No express grant of habeas corpus in the Constitution. (Jul 2007)
  • FISA courts do not apply in times of war, like since 2001. (Jan 2006)
  • 4th Amendment doesn’t require warrants in all circumstances. (Jan 2006)
Alberto Gonzales on Corporations
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Alberto Gonzales on Crime
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  • Found no reasons to grant clemency to death row inmates. (Jul 2005)
  • Severity of crime supercedes mental health of perpetrator. (Jun 2003)
  • Reviewed 57 executions in Texas; no clemency. (Jun 2003)
Alberto Gonzales on Drugs
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Alberto Gonzales on Education
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Alberto Gonzales on Energy & Oil
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  • Kept Cheney’s Energy task force documents secret. (Jul 2007)
Alberto Gonzales on Environment
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Alberto Gonzales on Families & Children
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Alberto Gonzales on Foreign Policy
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  • Parts of Geneva Convention are “quaint” and outdated. (Jul 2007)
  • Post-9-11 paradigm renders Geneva Convention obsolete. (Sep 2006)
Alberto Gonzales on Free Trade
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Alberto Gonzales on Government Reform
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Alberto Gonzales on Gun Control
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Alberto Gonzales on Health Care
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Alberto Gonzales on Homeland Security
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  • Wrote DOJ opinion on legality of CIA enhanced interrogations. (Apr 2018)
  • 2002: Geneva Convention rendered quaint by war on terror. (Oct 2008)
  • High premium on quick info from captured terrorists. (Sep 2006)
  • Backdrop for terrorist surveillance program is 9/11. (Jan 2006)
  • Surveil al Qaeda because this is a war of information. (Jan 2006)
  • Justice Department’s mission focuses on anti-terrorism. (Feb 2005)
  • Claimed president’s actions at Guantanamo were unreviewable. (Nov 2004)
Alberto Gonzales on Immigration
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  • 3 out of 4 of his grandparents were illegal immigrants. (Jul 2007)
  • Grandparents came from Mexico, illegally, for American dream. (May 2006)
Alberto Gonzales on Jobs
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Alberto Gonzales on Principles & Values
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  • Served as general counsel when Bush was Texas Governor. (Jul 2007)
  • Wants to build upon Ashcroft’s record. (Nov 2004)
Alberto Gonzales on Social Security
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Alberto Gonzales on Tax Reform
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Alberto Gonzales on Technology
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Alberto Gonzales on War & Peace
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  • Congress’ 2001 authorization means Bush power is at maximum. (Jan 2006)
Alberto Gonzales on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Perceived as supporting abortion because of judicial rulings: Favors topic 1
Ok’ed teenage girls’ abortion without parental notification: Favors topic 1
Apply law when personally opposed, like parental permission: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Found no reasons to grant clemency to death row inmates: Strongly Favors topic 9
Severity of crime supercedes mental health of perpetrator: Strongly Favors topic 9
Reviewed 57 executions in Texas; no clemency: Strongly Favors topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
3 out of 4 of his grandparents were illegal immigrants: Favors topic 12
Grandparents came from Mexico, illegally, for American dream: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
Wrote DOJ opinion on legality of CIA enhanced interrogations: Strongly Opposes topic 14
2002: Geneva Convention rendered quaint by war on terror: Strongly Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Congress’ 2001 authorization means Bush power is at maximum: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Kept Cheney’s Energy task force documents secret: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Alberto Gonzales is a Centrist.
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