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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Thousands of exceptions follow from maternal health: Opposes topic 1
Coarsening of our culture led to 50 million unborn deaths: Strongly Opposes topic 1
My opponents call me libertarian but I'm pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Life begins at conception: Opposes topic 1
Opposes federal abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Illegal to impose racial segregation in the private sector: Opposes topic 2
Opposes affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Redefining marriage leads to economic and moral problems: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No national law on same-sex marriage; leave it to states: Favors topic 3
Let states decide same-sex marriage; don't federalize it: Favors topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Opposes topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports banning homosexuals in the military: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare cuts hundreds of choices down to just four: Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is still unconstitutional, despite Supreme Court: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Restrain ObamaCare from using Commerce Clause: Opposes topic 5
Obamacare will cost $3T & health insurance still goes up 15%: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Replace over-regulation with free market principles: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Raise the retirement age to deal with Baby Boomers: Opposes topic 6
Raise retirement age gradually; allow opting out: Favors topic 6
Social Security is a Ponzi scheme: Strongly Favors topic 6
Supports private retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Allow school choice for everyone, white, brown, or black: Strongly Favors topic 7
Support homeschooling and parental responsibility: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
EPA regulations cost $15 trillion in 2012: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Justice cannot occur without a trial, especially minorities: Opposes topic 9
Defend trial by jury & oppose unlawful searches: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Stop over-criminalization in vague laws like Lacey Act: Opposes topic 9
Many criminal statutes lack requirement of criminal intent: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't let the liberals tread on the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Supports 2nd amendment; vote against restricting handguns: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated AQ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Endorsed Liberty Candidate: no point in keeping guns you can't access: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cut corporate tax in half to create millions of jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Stand firm and say NO to any MORE tax hikes!: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposed to increasing taxes during recession: Opposes topic 11
Lower taxes encourage spending, saving, and investing: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports flat-rate federal tax; opposes increased tax rates: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Legal status, but not citizenship, for illegal immigrants: Favors topic 12
We will find a place for illegal immigrants in America: Strongly Favors topic 12
Replace de facto amnesty with bipartisan reform: Favors topic 12
See immigrants as assets, not liabilities: Strongly Favors topic 12
No amnesty; respect the law: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty: Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Military sacrifice spreads flame of freedom around the world: Strongly Favors topic 15
Not every military dollar is necessary,nor every entitlement: Opposes topic 15
Put defense spending on the table for reducing budget: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Defense should be largest part of much smaller budget: Favors topic 15
How much of what is spent on defense is actual "defense"?: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Remove waste from last decade's doubling of military budget: Opposes topic 15
Treat armed service members like heroes: Strongly Favors topic 15
Defense policy is influenced by the makers of weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Federal contracts should include no-PAC clauses: Favors topic 16
Lobbyists' sole goal is to rip you off: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposed to Iraq War; no direct threat & no declared war: Strongly Favors topic 17
Would have voted against a declaration of war against Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Endorsed Liberty Candidate: US abroad unconstitutional & unaffordable: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Energy crisis stems from too much government intervention: Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports renewable energy tax credits: Strongly Favors topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Endorsed Liberty Candidate: tax incentives for US-based alternatives: Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Don't promote marijuana but don't jail non-violent criminals: Strongly Favors topic 19
Community treatment instead of federal anti-drug programs: Opposes topic 19
Drug abuse isn't a pressing issue; 10-20 years is too harsh: Opposes topic 19
Favors legalizing medical marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
The sequester is the law of the land: can't compromise on it: Opposes topic 20
Government not serious about controlling spending: Opposes topic 20
Debt crisis is approaching a point of no return: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Sponsored bill increasing debt limit to $16.7 trillion: Strongly Favors topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20
Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business: Favors topic 20
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: Opposes topic 20
Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record: Opposes topic 20
Sponsored auditing the Fed & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20

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Page last updated: Aug 17, 2014