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Michael Badnarik on VoteMatch

Libertarian Party nominee for President



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 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:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 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:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 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
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Hand over all welfare to churches: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 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
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Let workers manage their own retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Deregulate the schools so private solutions can work: Strongly Favors topic 7
Federal government should not be involved with education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(-3 points on Social scale)
Protect the environment by defending property rights: Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 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
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Gun control laws are victim disarmament: Strongly Favors topic 10
Criminals wonít 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
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Cut operations, cut taxes and cut spending: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social 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
(+2 points on Economic scale)
WTO fosters managed trade, not free trade: Favors topic 13
End all trade restrictions-thatís 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
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
National DE-fense, not OF-fense, not empire-building: Strongly Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Interventionist foreign policy creates enemies: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes foreign aid of any kind as non-constitutional: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Let private groups exploit public parklands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
End oil company subsidies & restrictions on alternatives: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 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 Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate the IRS and all individual taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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Issues:
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Crime
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Energy/Oil
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Families/Children
Foreign Policy
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Health Care
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Infrastructure/Technology
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Page last updated: Jan 08, 2016