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Jimmy Carter on VoteMatch


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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
OpEd: Pro-life to pro-lifers; pro-choice to pro-choichers: Neutral on topic 1
No federal funding for abortions: Opposes topic 1
Sex ed should mention contraception: Favors topic 1
Minimize abortions, but no constitutional amendment: Opposes topic 1
Discourage abortion by providing family planning: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
1978: Revoked status of Christian "academies" as separatist: Favors topic 2
1976: Defended ethnic enclaves formed by free association: Opposes topic 2
Jesus treated women as equal to men: Strongly Favors topic 2
Established Martin Luther King Day in Georgia: Favors topic 2
Civil rights act was greatest thing ever for the South: Strongly Favors topic 2
A dozen blacks in high positions on his campaign staff: Strongly Favors topic 2
Supports the Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Nothing wrong with ethnic purity in neighborhoods: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports civil marriage equality: Strongly Favors topic 3
Jesus helped sinful lepers; so let's help those with HIV: Strongly Favors topic 3
ERA is about women's rights, not gay rights nor abortion: Neutral on topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
1976: First presidential nominee to openly discuss faith: Favors topic 4
No place for religion in the science classroom: Opposes topic 4
Fundamentalist politicians divide our country: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Challenging times for those shaped by religious faith: Opposes topic 4
Faith-based initiative channels tax funds to churches: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Spends one week per year building affordable housing: Neutral on topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Across-the-board cap on hospital charge annual increases: Favors topic 5
Pushed national health-insurance bill: Strongly Favors topic 5
National health insurance addresses gross inequities on poor: Strongly Favors topic 5
Lost to lobbyists on hospital-cost containment law: Favors topic 5
Liberal on National Health Insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports national health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Nationwide comprehensive mandatory health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Voluntarily name beneficiaries, but no other voluntary part: Opposes topic 6
Levy Social Security tax on wider range of incomes: Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
Defended private schools, even when segregated: Favors topic 7
Feds should pay higher percentage of public education: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+5 points on Social scale)
Attempted to inspire conservation by personal example: Strongly Opposes topic 8
God gave Man dominion to care for nature: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strengthened role & perception of the EPA: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Preserved wilderness areas of Alaska: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Established "Superfund" to clean up toxic waste sites: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
We've abandoned rehabilitation in favor of punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Christians supporting death penalty misinterpret Scriptures: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Global standard to ban death penalty, at least for children: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Jails are filled with poor; focus on white-collar crime: Opposes topic 9
Crime reflects a sickness in society: Neutral on topic 9
Retain death penalty for a few specific crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Conservative on abortion and death penalty: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ban semiautomatic assault weapons; they're only for killing: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Register handguns; ban cheap guns; add waiting period: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
1970s: Tried to extend withholding to interest and dividends: Favors topic 11
Reform tax structure without tax increases: Opposes topic 11
Balance budget by shifting taxes and employing people: Favors topic 11
GOP tax policy is welfare for the rich: Strongly Favors topic 11
Shift the tax burden away from low- and middle-income groups: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Provide education for undocumented worker-children: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
1993: Called members of Congress to push for NAFTA: Strongly Favors topic 13
Fair and balanced agreements lowering the barriers to trade: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We have neglected alliances and international organizations: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Unilateral acts and demands isolated the US from the world: Strongly Opposes topic 14
US needs to regain respect in UN and with our allies: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Military budget of $400B is more than rest of world combined: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Steady increase in defense to offset 37% drop since 1969: Favors topic 15
B-1 bomber was a gross waste of money: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Supports complete moratorium on nuclear weapon testing: Opposes topic 15
Eliminate all nuclear weapons from this earth: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Defense is most wasteful agency in federal government: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Limited public funds for congressional election campaigns: Strongly Favors topic 16
Pushed government-in-sunshine open-meetings laws: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Iraq does not meet Christian standard of Just War: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iraqi War did not reduce the threat of terrorism: Strongly Opposes topic 17
1990: Urged UN Security Council against use of force in Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Afghan & Iraq invasions were not "Just Wars": Strongly Opposes topic 17
Carter 1977: Focus on human rights; give back Panama Canal: Favors topic 17
Kept our country at peace, and extend peace to others: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strength is imperative for peace, but goal is peace: Favors topic 17
Urged deployment of neutron bombs in NATO's Europe: Opposes topic 17
No US war in Yugoslavia even if Soviet Union sent in troops: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Installed solar panels on White House roof: Strongly Favors topic 18
Boycott oil supplied from ANWR: Strongly Favors topic 18
Pushed alternative energy program to fight oil shortage: Favors topic 18
Invest windfall profits tax in synthetic fuels & solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
Gasoline conservation by oil import fee; rationing if needed: Strongly Favors topic 18
Increase production; cut waste; use plentiful fuels: Opposes topic 18
Treat Arab oil embargo like declaring economic war: Opposes topic 18
Develop a varied energy portfolio, including solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Declared White House to be officially "dry": Favors topic 19
We stopped treating alcoholism as a crime; that helped: Strongly Opposes topic 19
As governor, implemented drug abuse programs: Opposes topic 19
Supports decriminalization of marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Created Depts. of Energy & Education; reformed civil service: Strongly Favors topic 20
Congress uses tax law as goodies for special interests: Favors topic 20
GOP tax policy is welfare for the rich: Favors topic 20

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