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Tom Martin on VoteMatch


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
End the federal “War on Abortion”: Favors topic 1
Anti-Choice zealots shouldn’t outlaw research: Favors topic 1
Opposes “Abortion is a woman’s right”: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Govt. should be color-blind; end affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Opposes requiring companies to hire more minorities: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is up to the individuals, including gays: Strongly Favors topic 3
For Gay rights, because they are citizens: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports “Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws”: Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+5 points on Social scale)
Flag burning is protected (but stupid) speech: Opposes topic 4
No School Prayer Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Opposes Organized Prayer In Public Schools: Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports the death penalty: Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+5 points on Social scale)
Mandatory sentencing takes jail space from real criminals: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Oppose mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Gun restrictions are unconstitutional: Strongly Favors topic 10
Supports absolute right to gun ownership: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Make the FDA advisory, not regulatory: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes More Federal Funding for Health Coverage: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Social Security is a pyramid scheme; privatize it: Strongly Favors topic 6
Supports privatizing Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Separate school and state: Favors topic 7
Vouchers will make better public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports parents choosing schools via vouchers: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Global Warming is inconclusive: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes spending resources to stop Global Warming: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+5 points on Social scale)
The Drug war on the Constitution is insane: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Legalize marijuana and tax it: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes “Drug use is immoral”: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Can’t replace family & church with government: Strongly Favors topic 20
Religious charities should handle welfare: Strongly Favors topic 20
Supports allowing churches to provide welfare services: Strongly Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
It’s the spending, stupid!: Opposes topic 11
Abolish income tax & replace it with nothing: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports making income tax flatter & lower: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-3 points on Social scale)
No red carpet; immigrants must earn their keep: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports “Immigration helps our economy-encourage it”: Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Open trade policy without NAFTA or WTO: Opposes topic 13
Opposes expanding Free Trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+2 points on Social scale)
Build missile defense & focus on defense: Favors topic 15
Assassinate evil leaders instead of targeting the people: Opposes topic 15
Keep out of wars, rather than police the world: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Supports more spending on Armed Forces personnel: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Remove citizens campaign donation limits: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
There is nothing Patriotic about the Patriot Act: Strongly Favors topic 14
War on Terror is Orwellian propaganda: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+2 points on Social scale)
The war in Iraq was a massive mistake: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposes continuing Foreign Aid to Russia, Israel, & others: Opposes topic 17

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AL-2:Martha Roby
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TX-23:Quico Canseco
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WI-7:Sean Duffy
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