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Alex Merced on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Invest in technology & charity to reduce number of abortions. (Nov 2016)
  • Prohibiting abortion creates a black market. (Jul 2016)
Alex Merced on Budget & Economy
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  • Government stimulus prevents re-allocation of capital. (Jul 2016)
Alex Merced on Civil Rights
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  • Fund minority-owned businesses with charity, not government. (Jul 2016)
  • Let consenting adults marry, regardless of gender. (Jul 2016)
  • Opposes defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Nov 2016)
Alex Merced on Corporations
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  • Opposes require businesses to serve gays equally. (Nov 2016)
Alex Merced on Crime
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  • Goal of criminal justice should be reform, not punishment. (Jul 2016)
Alex Merced on Drugs
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  • Marijuana is not a gateway drug; end the drug war. (Jul 2016)
  • Supports legalizing and regulating marijuana. (Nov 2016)
Alex Merced on Education
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  • Allow parents more control of education choices. (Jul 2016)
  • Opposes Common Core as a nationwide academic standard. (Nov 2016)
Alex Merced on Energy & Oil
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  • Remove barriers to innovation, and let technology develop. (Sep 2016)
  • Government should not pick winners & losers in green energy. (Jul 2016)
  • Supports deregulating domestic oil drilling. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes government developing wind and solar energy. (Nov 2016)
Alex Merced on Environment
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  • Abolish the EPA; rely on technological innovation instead. (Jul 2016)
Alex Merced on Families & Children
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Alex Merced on Foreign Policy
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  • We are exceptional when we are free; lead by example. (Jul 2016)
Alex Merced on Free Trade
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  • Trade with other nations leads to peace & prosperity. (Jul 2016)
Alex Merced on Government Reform
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  • I'm for online voting. (Jul 2016)
Alex Merced on Gun Control
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  • Gun control makes us less safe. (Jul 2016)
  • Strongly opposes restrictive gun laws. (Nov 2016)
Alex Merced on Health Care
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  • Most of ObamaCare moves in the wrong direction. (Jul 2016)
  • Supports Congressionally repealing Affordable Care Act. (Nov 2016)
Alex Merced on Homeland Security
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  • Scrutinize military spending vigorously to prevent abuses. (Jul 2016)
  • Supports maintaining our nuclear arsenal. (Nov 2016)
Alex Merced on Immigration
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  • Robust and generous legal immigration. (Jul 2016)
  • Opposes constructing a wall on our southern border. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports proper vetting for Syrian refugees. (Nov 2016)
Alex Merced on Jobs
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  • Opposes federal wage controls & healthcare role. (Nov 2016)
Alex Merced on Principles & Values
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  • I consider myself spiritual, via faith and forgiveness. (Nov 2016)
  • Laws should not force practicing values of any religion. (Jul 2016)
Alex Merced on Social Security
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  • Our current system discourages private savings. (Jul 2016)
Alex Merced on Tax Reform
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  • Less taxes for everyone. (Jul 2016)
Alex Merced on Technology
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  • Cut federal spending so states can spend on infrastructure. (Sep 2016)
Alex Merced on War & Peace
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  • Foreign intervention destabilizes the world. (Jul 2016)
  • Supports addressing Islamic militants only if they attack US. (Nov 2016)
Alex Merced on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Inequality is byproduct of the rising cost of opportunity. (Sep 2016)


VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Invest in technology & charity to reduce number of abortions: Favors topic 1
Prohibiting abortion creates a black market: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fund minority-owned businesses with charity, not government: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Let consenting adults marry, regardless of gender: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes require businesses to serve gays equally: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes defining marriage as one-man-one-woman: Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
I consider myself spiritual, via faith and forgiveness: Opposes topic 4
Laws should not force practicing values of any religion: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Most of ObamaCare moves in the wrong direction: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports Congressionally repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Our current system discourages private savings: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Allow parents more control of education choices: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes Common Core as a nationwide academic standard: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abolish the EPA; rely on technological innovation instead: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Goal of criminal justice should be reform, not punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Gun control makes us less safe: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly opposes restrictive gun laws: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Less taxes for everyone: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Robust and generous legal immigration: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes constructing a wall on our southern border: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Trade with other nations leads to peace & prosperity: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
We are exceptional when we are free; lead by example: Opposes topic 14
Supports proper vetting for Syrian refugees: Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
Scrutinize military spending vigorously to prevent abuses: Opposes topic 15
Supports maintaining our nuclear arsenal: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
I'm for online voting: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Foreign intervention destabilizes the world: Strongly Favors topic 17
Supports addressing Islamic militants only if they attack US: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Remove barriers to innovation, and let technology develop: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Government should not pick winners & losers in green energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports deregulating domestic oil drilling: Opposes topic 18
Opposes government developing wind and solar energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Marijuana is not a gateway drug; end the drug war: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Supports legalizing and regulating marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cut federal spending so states can spend on infrastructure: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Government stimulus prevents re-allocation of capital: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Alex Merced is a Hard-Core Libertarian.
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