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Chuck Baldwin
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Constitution Party nominee for President; Reform Party nominee in several states

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2016 Democratic contenders:
Joe Biden
(Vice President)
Lincoln Chafee
(Governor Lincoln Chafee,RI)
Hillary Clinton
(Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,and NY Senator)
Martin O`Malley
(Governor Martin O`Malley,MD)
Bernie Sanders
(Vermont Senator)
Elizabeth Warren
(Senator,MA)
James Webb
(Former Senator,VA)

2016 Republican contenders:
Jeb Bush
(Former Florida Governor)
Ben Carson
(Tea Party favorite and M.D.)
Chris Christie
(New Jersey Governor)
Ted Cruz
(Texas Senator)
Carly Fiorina
(California CEO)
Jim Gilmore
(Former Virginia Governor)
Lindsey Graham
(South Carolina Senator)
Mike Huckabee
(Former Arkansas Governor)
Bobby Jindal
(Louisiana Governor)
John Kasich
(Former Ohio Governor)
Sarah Palin
(Former Alaska Governor)
George Pataki
(Former N.Y. Governor)
Rand Paul
(Kentucky Senator)
Rick Perry
(Texas Governor)
Marco Rubio
(Florida Senator)
Rick Santorum
(Former Pennsylvania Senator)
Donald Trump
(N.Y. CEO)
Scott Walker
(Wisconsin Governor)

2016 Third Party contenders:
Roseanne Barr
(Peace & Justice party, Hawaii)
Michael Bloomberg
(Independent NYC Mayor)
Gary Johnson
(Former New Mexico Governor, Libertarian Party)
Jill Stein
(Green Party, MA)

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Chuck Baldwin on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Overturn Roe v. Wade. (Jul 2008)
  • God begins human life at fertilization. (May 2008)
  • Abortion is America’s national holocaust. (May 2008)
  • GOP did nothing to overturn Roe or end abortion-on-demand. (May 2008)
  • Supports Sanctity of Life Act, defining fetus as person. (Apr 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on Budget & Economy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Tar & feather might be appropriate for Wall Street. (Nov 2008)
  • Wall Street “banksters” have violated the law. (Oct 2008)
  • Opposes $700B economic bailout; can’t borrow out of debt. (Oct 2008)
  • Restore a debt free, interest free money system. (May 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on Civil Rights
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  • Patriotism is not love of Big Government or Big Brother. (Mar 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on Corporations
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  • Restore manufacturing base, not multinational corporations. (May 2008)
  • End corporate welfare; put people ahead of CEOs. (May 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chuck Baldwin on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chuck Baldwin on Education
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  • Tax relief for homeschooling, private & religious schools. (May 2008)
  • Disband the Department of Education; it’s unconstitutional. (May 2008)
  • Would be best friend homeschoolers ever had in White House. (May 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on Energy & Oil
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  • Drill in Alaska for domestic energy sources. (May 2008)
  • More drilling; more refineries; more nuclear power plants. (May 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on Environment
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  • Champion property rights & oppose eminent domain abuse. (May 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on Families & Children
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  • Parents should take kids to church & pray with them. (Jun 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on Foreign Policy
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  • Our sovereignty hangs by a very precarious thread. (Oct 2008)
  • End international meddling of the New World Order. (May 2008)
  • No US participation in United Nations or world court. (May 2008)
  • End foreign aid; end nation-building; end empire-building. (May 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on Free Trade
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  • Impose a 10 percent tariff on goods coming into US. (Oct 2008)
  • No North American Union; no NAFTA Superhighway. (May 2008)
  • Don’t merge US into North American Community. (May 2008)
  • Out of the UN, NAFTA, and NATO. (May 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on Government Reform
Click here for 2 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Eliminate Food and Drug Administration as unconstitutional. (May 2008)
  • Opposes limits on free speech in campaign finance laws. (May 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on Gun Control
Click here for 4 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Strongly pro-life AND pro-gun rights. (Nov 2008)
  • 2nd Amendment protects our liberty! Go buy a gun!. (May 2008)
  • Member of Gun Owners of America, and the NRA. (May 2008)
  • Unequivocal support for right to keep & bear arms. (Apr 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on Health Care
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  • Freedom of choice for all healthcare decisions. (May 2008)
  • No subsidies for HMOs; no forced vaccinations. (May 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on Homeland Security
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  • Deploy a fully-operational strategic defense system. (May 2008)
  • Resist reducing benefits to veterans and their survivors. (May 2008)
  • Strong national defense that is second to none. (May 2008)
  • PATRIOT Act violates principles of 4th & 5th Amendments. (May 2008)
  • Americans have more to fear from D.C. than Baghdad or Tehran. (May 2008)
  • There is absolutely no reason for us to be in NATO. (May 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on Immigration
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  • Shut the borders and crack down on illegal immigrants. (Nov 2008)
  • GOP & Dems both want open borders. (Jul 2008)
  • Seal borders; no amnesty; no social services for illegals. (May 2008)
  • No path to citizenship for illegal aliens. (May 2008)
  • Cut off money supply & illegal immigration dries up. (May 2008)
  • End birthright citizenship; no more anchor babies. (May 2008)
  • Repeal the “anchor baby” loophole. (Apr 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on Jobs
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  • Reimpose tariffs on all foreign imports to keep jobs here. (May 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on Principles & Values
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  • Return the country to its constitutional structure. (Oct 2008)
  • Nation is fed up than ever with politics as usual. (Oct 2008)
  • Nominated at Constitution Party convention, 383-125. (Apr 2008)
  • Married; three children; six grandchildren. (Apr 2008)
  • Chaired Moral Majority but later distanced himself. (Apr 2008)
  • Endorsed Ron Paul in Republican primary. (Apr 2008)
  • Critic of Pres. Bush and his Christian right followers. (Apr 2008)
  • Constitution Party Vice Presidential nominee in 2004. (Apr 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on Social Security
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  • Social Security should be voluntary. (Nov 2008)
  • Phase out the Social Security system. (Apr 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on Tax Reform
Click here for 5 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other candidates on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • 10% tax on all imports into the US, and no other tax. (Jul 2008)
  • End income tax, death tax, and property tax. (May 2008)
  • Repeal the 16th amendment; no income tax & no sales tax. (May 2008)
  • Overturn Sixteenth Amendment; no income tax; no sales tax. (May 2008)
  • Repeal the “death tax” & property taxes. (May 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on Technology
Click here for 2 full quotes on Technology OR other candidates on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Bush has built a universal surveillance society. (May 2008)
  • Bypass news media & use Internet to get political attention. (Apr 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on War & Peace
Click here for 6 full quotes on War & Peace OR other candidates on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • War in Iraq wouldn’t happen if Constitution were followed. (Oct 2008)
  • Develop exit strategy for phased withdrawal of US troops. (Jul 2008)
  • We have become an occupation force in sovereign Iraq. (May 2008)
  • Opposed preemptive invasion; & opposes occupation of Iraq. (May 2008)
  • Remove troops from Iraq; offer bounties on terrorists. (May 2008)
  • Begin safely extracting our troops from Iraq. (May 2008)
Chuck Baldwin on Welfare & Poverty
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Overturn Roe v. Wade: Strongly Opposes topic 1
God begins human life at fertilization: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Abortion is America’s national holocaust: Strongly Opposes topic 1
GOP did nothing to overturn Roe or end abortion-on-demand: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports Sanctity of Life Act, defining fetus as person: Strongly Opposes 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)
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Parents should take kids to church & pray with them: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Freedom of choice for all healthcare decisions: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No subsidies for HMOs; no forced vaccinations: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Social Security should be voluntary: Strongly Favors topic 6
Phase out the Social Security system: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tax relief for homeschooling, private & religious schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Disband the Department of Education; it’s unconstitutional: Strongly Favors topic 7
Would be best friend homeschoolers ever had in White House: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(-5 points on Social scale)
Champion property rights & oppose eminent domain abuse: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly pro-life AND pro-gun rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
2nd Amendment protects our liberty! Go buy a gun!: Strongly Favors topic 10
Member of Gun Owners of America, and the NRA: Strongly Favors topic 10
Unequivocal support for right to keep & bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
10% tax on all imports into the US, and no other tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal the 16th amendment; no income tax & no sales tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Overturn Sixteenth Amendment; no income tax; no sales tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal the “death tax” & property taxes: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Shut the borders and crack down on illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
GOP & Dems both want open borders: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Seal borders; no amnesty; no social services for illegals: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No path to citizenship for illegal aliens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Cut off money supply & illegal immigration dries up: Strongly Opposes topic 12
End birthright citizenship; no more anchor babies: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Repeal the “anchor baby” loophole: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No North American Union; no NAFTA Superhighway: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Reimpose tariffs on all foreign imports to keep jobs here: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Don’t merge US into North American Community: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Out of the UN, NAFTA, and NATO: Strongly Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
End international meddling of the New World Order: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Deploy a fully-operational strategic defense system: Favors topic 15
Resist reducing benefits to veterans and their survivors: Favors topic 15
Strong national defense that is second to none: Strongly Favors topic 15
End foreign aid; end nation-building; end empire-building: Strongly Opposes topic 15
There is absolutely no reason for us to be in NATO: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes limits on free speech in campaign finance laws: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
War in Iraq wouldn’t happen if Constitution were followed: Strongly Favors topic 17
Develop exit strategy for phased withdrawal of US troops: Strongly Favors topic 17
We have become an occupation force in sovereign Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposed preemptive invasion; & opposes occupation of Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Remove troops from Iraq; offer bounties on terrorists: Strongly Favors topic 17
Begin safely extracting our troops from Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Drill in Alaska for domestic energy sources: Strongly Opposes topic 18
More drilling; more refineries; more nuclear power plants: 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)
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
End income tax, death tax, and property tax: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Chuck Baldwin is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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