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Carl Sheeler on SenateMatch


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(10 points on Social scale)
Medically and financially assist a woman's right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Roe v. Wade has been decided; keep abortion legal: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
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Imperative against gender, sex, & age discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 2
Women & minorities are underrepresented in business: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Equal rights for same gender relationships: Strongly Favors topic 3
Recognize civil unions; supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(10 points on Social scale)
Meditation ok in schools; prayer is not: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Educate children about sex rather than moralizing: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
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Preventive medicine is real health care: Favors topic 5
We have a shared responsibility to take care of ourselves: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
No privatization; yes on lifting cap: Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(7 points on Social scale)
Supports private scholarships & portable education accounts: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(7 points on Social scale)
Life imprisonment instead of death penalty: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
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Opposes mandatory Three Strikes sentencing: Strongly Opposes topic 9
End parole for repeat violent offenders: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Prior felonies should restrict gun ownership: Opposes topic 10
Supports safety locks, licensing, background checks, & more: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
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Restore millionaire tax cuts & pursue loopholes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Property taxes are regressive: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
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Discriminating against immigrants is false justification: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(2 points on Economic scale)
Charge companies $20,000 per worked for each exported job: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(2 points on Social scale)
Patriot Act harms civil liberties: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(2 points on Economic scale)
More spending on armed forces: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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Reduce federal election spending & lobbying influence: Strongly Favors topic 16
Limit PAC, corporate, and individual campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
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Replace US occupation in Iraq with coalition forces: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
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Make alternative energy a national priority: Strongly Favors topic 18
Begin with environment friendly public transportation: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
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Drug use is a health issue, not a moral issue: Opposes topic 19
Decriminalize marijuana possession: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(2 points on Social scale)
Churches providing welfare ok, if equal access to all faiths: Favors topic 20
Hand-up, not hand-out: Favors topic 20

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