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Ayn Rand on VoteMatch

 



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
1968: Abortion is a moral right; an embryo has no rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
No one has right to dictate disposition of a woman's body: Strongly Favors topic 1
Morality of birth control is rights of parents to happiness: Favors topic 1
A human potentiality is not the equivalent of an actuality: Favors topic 1
A piece of protoplasm has no human rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Defend businessmen like we defend racial minorities: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Preferential treatment by race means racial quotas: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Racial quotas are obviously racist: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Essence of femininity is hero-worship of masculinity: Opposes topic 2
States' rights don't help individual rights: Favors topic 2
Racism is morally evil, but shouldn't be legally forbidden: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Adults should be completely free to practice homosexuality: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Conservative thinking is a "God, family, tradition swamp: Opposes topic 4
Impossible right to economic security implies slave labor: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Capitalism eliminates poverty: Favors topic 4
I'm an atheist; religion is from man's mind,not supernatural: Opposes topic 4
Christianity causes civil war because it requires altruism: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Socialized medicine is a violation of individual rights: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
There is no "right" to economic security: Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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Favors topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(-3 points on Social scale)
Anyone over age 30 should thank smokestacks for longevity: Favors topic 8
Goal of ecologists is to destroy capitalist economy: Strongly Favors topic 8
Reduce pollution & overcrowding by objective laws, not blame: Opposes topic 8
Ecology principle condemns cities & people: Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Too many laws means men can't live without breaking laws: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Let ten guilty go free rather than execute one innocent man: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Ideas can't be crimes; so no such thing as political crime: Opposes topic 9
Crime involves force; no such thing as crime against society: Opposes topic 9
Punishment should be guided by retribution, not reform: Favors topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Compulsory unions raise wages but hurt rest of society: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Soaking the rich reduces investment & doesn't help others: Strongly Opposes topic 11
In a free society, taxation would be voluntary: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Anti-trust laws become haphazard & apply to anyone: Favors topic 13
Essence of capitalism's foreign policy is free trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Unhampered, unobstructed operation of the free market: Strongly Favors topic 13
Capitalism and trade encourage peace; statism encourages war: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repudiate foreign aid and all international self-immolation: Strongly Favors topic 14
United Nations has delivered half of world to the Communists: Strongly Favors topic 14
Withdraw from UN; sever relations with USSR: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Capitalism is fundamentally opposed to war: Opposes topic 15
Outlaw use of force both internationally and domestically: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Military draft is the worst violation of individual right: Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
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Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Hypocritical to call for peace but allow dictatorships: Opposes topic 17
Statism needs war; a free country does not: Strongly Favors topic 17
Only governments have power of war and dictatorship: Favors topic 17
Initiating force is evil; but retaliating is imperative: Opposes topic 17
Moral right, but not duty, to invade totalitarian states: Opposes topic 17
Not "Better Red Than Dead": but "Better See The Reds Dead": Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Pollution is a technological problem, not a political one: Opposes topic 18
Energy crises caused by unpredictability of government rules: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+5 points on Social scale)
All restrictions on drugs should be removed: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Inflation does not cause growth, but debases the currency: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Inflation is plunder; would be criminal if citizens did it: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Other candidates' VoteMatch: Ayn Rand on the issues:


Opinion Leaders on the Right:
Milton Friedman (Nobel Economist)
Rush Limbaugh' (Radio Talk Show Host)
Ayn Rand (Author and Philosopher)
Heritage Foundation (Think Tank)
Libertarian Party
Republican Party
Ronald Reagan(President,1981-1989)

Opinion Leaders on the Left:
Noam Chomsky (Author and Philosopher)
Arianna Huffington (Internet Columnist)
Robert Reich (Professor and Columnist)
Howard Schultz (CEO of Starbucks)
Sierra Club (Environmental Organization)
Green Party
Democratic Party
John F. Kennedy(President,1961-1963)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Jobs
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War & Peace
Welfare

Page last updated: Mar 22, 2015