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Richard Nixon on VoteMatch


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Constitutional amendment prohibiting abortion is non-starter: Favors topic 1
No litmus test on abortion or on any pet issue: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
1954: Racially integrated schools as model for rest of world: Favors topic 2
1959: Tie-breaking vote to strengthen black Southern voting: Favors topic 2
1971: Required affirmative action for federal contractors: Strongly Favors topic 2
1960: Declined to commit to a black Cabinet member: Opposes topic 2
Smart girls don't swear; it reduces their femininity: Opposes topic 2
1953: chaired committee to eliminate federal discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 2
Federal assistance to integrate schools: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Should not glorify homosexuality on television: Opposes topic 3
With open homosexuality, vitality goes out of society: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Entitlements are most ruinous concept of modern America: Favors topic 4
Giving money to the poor is tragically misguided: Strongly Favors topic 4
Ministers should change people, not change government: Opposes topic 4
School prayer is ok, but not as an Amendment: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
1970s: Supported national health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Do not tolerate 38 million Americans without medical care: Favors topic 5
Federal assistance for catastrophic healthcare: Favors topic 5
Wrong to put health care system under heavy federal hand: Opposes topic 5
No American will miss basic medical care by inability to pay: Strongly Favors topic 5
Give people freedom to choose health insurance or not: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Social Security is a tax; expanding it costs taxpayers: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Break the monopoly of the education establishment: Strongly Favors topic 7
Replace union politics with parental choice: Strongly Favors topic 7
Non-public schools save taxpayers $3B per year: Favors topic 7
Local control more critical than increased teacher salaries: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+5 points on Social scale)
1969: Halt all dumping in the Great Lakes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
1970: Created cabinet-level Council on Environmental Quality: Strongly Opposes topic 8
1970-72: Created EPA which passed Clean Air Act: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Make peace with nature; restore nature to its natural state: Strongly Opposes topic 8
$10 billion for nationwide clean water program: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
1968: Started "law-&-order" plank to gain Southern Whites: Favors topic 9
Declare and win the war against crime: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Guns are an abomination: Strongly Opposes topic 10
We need gun laws stricter than the Brady Bill: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Address deficit through spending cuts, not tax increases: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Raising taxes OK to maintain sound economy & sound dollar: Favors topic 11
Government under Republicans costs less: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
More visas for professionals and for Western Hemisphere: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
1971: Delink gold; float dollar; 10% import tariff: Opposes topic 13
China's MFN trade status key to US Pushing positive change: Strongly Favors topic 13
1985: Reduce Japan's non-tariff barriers: Favors topic 13
Competition with Japan but no economic warfare: Favors topic 13
Trade creates jobs for America's workers in world markets: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Conserve concessions; get something in exchange for each one: Favors topic 14
Provide funds to increase Japan's geopolitical role: Opposes topic 14
Selective foreign aid to create incentives for change: Favors topic 14
China must modernize; but US can't push too much: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
1972: Signed first SALT treaty during visit to Moscow: Opposes topic 15
Military power is still relevant post-Cold War: Strongly Favors topic 15
START treaty fatally flawed; we can't eliminate nukes: Strongly Favors topic 15
We need SDI because of Iraq's nuclear ambitions: Strongly Favors topic 15
We must be ready with resources & will to use them: Strongly Favors topic 15
Military superiority will not deter terrorism: Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Great statesmen should retire when just past their prime: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
1954: Communists understand nothing but massive retaliation: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Vital interest in preventing nukes by potential enemies: Opposes topic 17
Our mission was not completed with the defeat of communism: Opposes topic 17
We liberated Kuwait, then royals shockingly refused reforms: Opposes topic 17
Bomb Saddam's suspected WMD sites if he fails UN compliance: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iraq has threatened Kuwait since 1960s: Opposes topic 17
Revitalize Monroe Doctrine to counter indirect aggression: Opposes topic 17
Vietnam goals: de-Americanize; pacify; then withdrawal: Opposes topic 17
Operation Vulture: Nuke Vietnam if North overruns South: Strongly Opposes topic 17
1965: If we give up Vietnam, Pacific Ocean becomes a Red Sea: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Took hard line against Vietnam draft dodgers: Opposes topic 17
Bomb North Vietnam and let U.S. protests go up in flames: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Protect oil supplies with military force when needed: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Oil for now; solar & geothermal for the 21st century: Opposes topic 18
Project Independence: replace oil with nuclear & renewables: Favors topic 18
Comprehensive program including coal gas, solar & geothermal: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Coined phrase "War on Drugs" in 1969: Strongly Favors topic 19
US spends as much on illegal drugs as rest of world combined: Strongly Favors topic 19
Don't let elite casual drug users off the hook: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Ensure that no one who wants treatment is excluded: Favors topic 19
Strong stand against legalizing marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
1971: We are all Keynesians now: spend during recession: Strongly Favors topic 20
Full employment budget: stimulus balances jobs & inflation: Strongly Favors topic 20
Expanding programs while reducing debt will increase taxes: Opposes topic 20

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