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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
No abortion for convenience: Strongly Opposes topic 1
The thought of abortion for convenience is repugnant: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Arrests for "Driving While Black" is common: Strongly Favors topic 2
Underdog status is not determined any longer by race: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Underdog status is no longer determined by race: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Homosexuality is a choice, but same-sex marriage is the law: Favors topic 3
Give gays rights, but not marriage, because it's a choice: Opposes topic 3
Marriage should not be extended to same-sex couples: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Redefining marriage is slippery slope with disastrous ending: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Legal binding relationship for gays to enjoy property rights: Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Charities better at providing for needy than the government: Strongly Favors topic 4
PC police make us afraid to say "Merry Christmas": Favors topic 4
End the "war on God": Strongly Favors topic 4
All religions provide beliefs that make us reasonable: Strongly Favors topic 4
National Day of Prayer is a suggestion, not a requirement: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Obamacare is about restriction and control: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare robs you of your ability to control your own life.: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Health savings account from birth; teach poor responsibility: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fund HSAs for indigent from collected HSAs of the rest of us: Opposes topic 5
Two-tiered system ok as long as care is adequate: Opposes topic 5
Regulate insurance companies as non-profit services: Strongly Favors topic 5
Government responsibility for catastrophic coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Our public education system has become a propaganda system: Favors topic 7
Private schooling better than Common Core public schooling: Strongly Favors topic 7
School choice increases competitive nature of education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+2 points on Social scale)
Protecting environment logical for capitalists & socialists: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Equip police with body cameras to avoid abusiveness: Opposes topic 9
Develop inner city resources to build alternatives to crime: Strongly Opposes topic 9
On Trayvon: It's not a perfect system, but is best we have: Opposes topic 9
Imagine the mayhem if all police protection were removed: Favors topic 9
Saudi Arabian solution: stiff penalties for medical fraud: Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Law-abiding citizens have right to guns without registration: Strongly Favors topic 10
Extremely pro-2nd Amendment; never let anyone tamper with it: Strongly Favors topic 10
Semi-automatic weapons ok in countryside, but not cities: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Progressive taxation on the rich--that's socialism: Strongly Opposes topic 11
IRS unneeded with proportional flat tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
God says tithe at 10%; no triple tithe for bumper crops: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Bible endorses flat tax--10% tithing: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Highest corporate tax rate causes highest national debt: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Nothing in Constitution supports redistributing wealth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Turn off the spigots, then allow agricultural guest workers: Favors topic 12
We have the ability to build a border wall, but not the will: Opposes topic 12
Moral low road to use cheap labor if no path to citizenship: Favors topic 12
Pathway to citizenship unfair to past & current immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Use Canadian model for guest worker program: Favors topic 12
Overwhelming majority want the southern border secured: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Stop severe trade imbalance via stiff tariffs: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Stop severe trade imbalance: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Back Israel and follow what Netanyahu wants on Iran: Favors topic 14
US is exceptional, with different values than rest of world: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Our armed forces are at smallest size in decades: Strongly Favors topic 15
Give the military the tools they need to meet our needs: Strongly Favors topic 15
Roman Empire fell because military was stretched too thin: Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
I opposed war in Iraq in 2003; then I opposed withdrawal: Opposes topic 17
Shia-led Iran is more dangerous than ISIL: Opposes topic 17
Untie the military's hands; let them destroy ISIS: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Ethical world leadership stops bullies with brutal force: Favors topic 17
Tyranny follows if we disarm nukes & madmen get them: Opposes topic 17
No right to assume that our way was right for 1960s Vietnam: Favors topic 17
Morality of war in Iraq was highly debatable: Favors topic 17
Better response than post-9-11 invasions: oil independence: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Smart way in Mideast is to declare energy independence: Favors topic 18
Climate debate is distracting and irrelevant: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Petroleum independence would deprive terrorists of funding: Favors topic 18
Intelligently tap our own resources offshore & in Alaska: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Marijuana for medical use, but not for recreational use: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Let the economy work the way it's supposed to: Strongly Opposes topic 20
The free market works: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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Page last updated: Sep 28, 2015