Search for...
OnTheIssuesLogo Michael Badnarik

Michael Badnarik on VoteMatch

Libertarian Party nominee for President



VoteMatch Responses
(Click here for VoteMatch quiz)
VoteMatch Question & Answer
(Click on question for explanation and background)
Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(7 points on Social scale)
No federal funding for abortions; leave it to the states: Opposes topic 1
Banning abortion implies the government can mandate abortion: Favors topic 1
Veto any legislation restricting right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Oppose government control over the abortion issue: Favors topic 1
Not an issue for government intrusion: Strongly Favors topic 1
No tax funds to pay for abortions: Opposes topic 1
Make abortion illegal but leave it to the states: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(10 points on Economic scale)
Help minorities by removing barriers to self-employment: Opposes topic 2
Discontinue affirmative action programs: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Affirmative action almost as bad as slavery: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Let people, including gays, marry as they see fit: Strongly Favors topic 3
Keep government out of bedrooms: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(10 points on Economic scale)
Tax credits for personal Health Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
Health care is not a responsibility of federal government: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(10 points on Economic scale)
Let workers manage their own retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Deregulate the schools so private solutions can work: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Restitution of victims instead of punishment of criminals: Opposes topic 9
End mandatory minimums for drug offendors: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
Gun control laws are victim disarmament: Strongly Favors topic 10
Criminals won't prey on armed victims: Favors topic 10
Gun control means being able to hit your target: Strongly Favors topic 10
Second Amendment is not negotiable: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Cut operations, cut taxes and cut spending: Favors topic 11
Eliminate the IRS and all individual taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(7 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate restriction on work permits: Strongly Favors topic 12
No welfare incentives for immigrants (or anyone): Opposes topic 12
Open immigration based on just a criminal background check: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(7 points on Economic scale)
WTO fosters managed trade, not free trade: Favors topic 13
End all trade restrictions-that's real free trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Peace and free trade are mutually dependent: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes NAFTA, GATT, and WTO: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(10 points on Social scale)
Import tariffs make American consumers suffer: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(10 points on Economic scale)
National DE-fense, not OF-fense, not empire-building: Strongly Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(10 points on Economic scale)
Interventionist foreign policy creates enemies: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes foreign aid of any kind as non-constitutional: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(2 points on Economic scale)
End oil company subsidies & restrictions on alternatives: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(7 points on Social scale)
Self-medication should be up to individuals, not government: Opposes topic 19
Drug War also has funded terrorism: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Block federal spending on the War on Drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
War on Drugs: cure is worse than the disease: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated A+ by VOTE-HEMP, indicating a pro-hemp voting record: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Social scale)
Hand over all welfare to churches: Strongly Favors topic 20

Other candidates' VoteMatch: Michael Badnarik on the issues:
George W. Bush
Dick Cheney
John Edwards
John Kerry

Third Party Candidates:
Michael Baradnik
Peter Camejo
David Cobb
Ralph Nader
Michael Peroutka

Democratic Primaries:
Carol Moseley Braun
Wesley Clark
Howard Dean
Dick Gephardt
Bob Graham
Dennis Kucinich
Joe Lieberman
Al Sharpton
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
Jobs
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty