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John Hagelin on VoteMatch



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
No govt abortion funding; no litmus test: Neutral on topic 1
No moral authority for govt to make moral decisions: Favors topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Hiring quotas foster race resentment: Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is a recipe for discrimination: Favors topic 3
Moral decisions on gay rights rest with the people: Neutral on topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Include physical & mental well-being to improve education: Neutral on topic 4
Focus education on developing consciousness of students: Neutral on topic 4
Better education & development to reduce juvenile crime: Neutral on topic 4
Welfare via block grants; focus on job creation: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
80% reimbursement for Medicare prescriptions: Favors topic 5
100% reimbursement for preventive health care: Opposes topic 5
More prevention, more patient rights, less malpractice: Opposes topic 5
Cut costs via prevention; allow more Medicare choice: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
More funds for Soc. Sec; invest in stocks; supports Lockbox: Strongly Favors topic 6
Government is looting our investment trust: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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Supports vouchers, charter schools, & block grants: Strongly Favors topic 7
Improved public education might lead to vouchers later: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strengthen Clean Water & Air Acts & other enviro regs: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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“Get tough” fails; focus on prevention & rehabilitation: Strongly Opposes topic 9
More prison rehabilitation; address root causes of crime: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Replace punishment & jail with rehabilitation & prevention: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More restrictions on purchase, possession, & use of guns: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Gun control is reasonable, but won’t solve all crime: Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Deep-but responsible-tax cuts: Neutral on topic 11
18% flat tax, falling to 10% by 2006: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Less taxes popular; less spending unpopular: Neutral on topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
More high-tech immigrants; more control at state level: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Balanced trade: safeguarding rights, jobs, & sovereignty: Opposes topic 13
Re-negotiate NAFTA & WTO, or withdraw: Opposes topic 13
For anti-dumping & counter-tariffs; not NAFTA & Fast Track: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Everybody wins when free trade works: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
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Pay debt to UN; diplomacy with Cuba: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
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Shrink defense by $100B while strengthening military: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Present military spending is politically motivated: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(+5 points on Social scale)
Campaign finance: Public funding; ban PACs & soft money: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Decrease military aid; shift to life-supporting policy: Favors topic 17
Shift foreign aid from military basis to know-how basis: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Renewable energy is common sense: Strongly Favors topic 18
Promote renewable energy; end fossil-fuel dependence: Strongly Favors topic 18
Promote sustainability; tax cost of fossil fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Renewable energy resources ultimately cost-effective: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize non-violent drug offenses: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Legalize medical marijuana; educate for prevention: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Legal drugs won’t save money.: Neutral on topic 19
Legal drugs mean lost human potential.: Favors topic 19
Solution to drugs is lessened demand through education.: Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Deep-but responsible-tax cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Lessened taxation best for higher growth: Strongly Opposes topic 20
More $ for environment; crime prevention; health care: Strongly Favors topic 20

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Page last updated: Jan 10, 2015