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David McReynolds on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Protect a woman's right to have an abortion. (Sep 2004)
  • Give women a genuine right of free choice. (Aug 1999)
David McReynolds on Budget & Economy
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  • Socialist Party stands for values beyond consumerism. (Sep 1999)
David McReynolds on Civil Rights
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  • Support same-sex marriage and full legal equality. (Sep 2004)
  • Speak out against racism in any form. (Sep 1999)
  • Racism linked to permanent underclass; solve both together. (Aug 1999)
  • Gays have made progress; battle not yet won. (Aug 1999)
David McReynolds on Corporations
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  • International democracy over transnational corporations. (Sep 2004)
David McReynolds on Crime
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  • Full voting rights for felons. (Sep 2004)
  • Eliminate the death penalty. (May 2000)
  • Job training & prevention for juvenile crime. (May 2000)
  • Abolish the death penalty. (Jan 2000)
  • End the prison industry. (Aug 1999)
David McReynolds on Drugs
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  • Re-examine and repeal drug laws. (Sep 2004)
  • War on drugs is a failure; decriminalize. (Sep 1999)
  • Decriminalization instead of prisons. (Aug 1999)
David McReynolds on Education
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  • More funding for public schools. (May 2000)
  • More tax incentives & more affirmative action for college. (May 2000)
  • No religious groups on public school property. (May 2000)
  • No public funding of private schools. (Jan 2000)
David McReynolds on Energy & Oil
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  • Rebuild rail network & move away from fossil fuels. (Aug 1999)
David McReynolds on Environment
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  • Expand mass transit. (Sep 2004)
David McReynolds on Families & Children
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  • No moral and ethical decline since 1960s. (May 2000)
David McReynolds on Foreign Policy
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  • Eliminate most foreign aid; it’s only for disasters. (May 2000)
  • Oppose IMF, World Bank, and WTO. (Jan 2000)
  • East Timor: force Indonesia to control their militias. (Sep 1999)
  • Create non-US-based international peacekeepers. (May 1999)
  • Treat China and others with “radical humanism”. (Jan 1999)
David McReynolds on Free Trade
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  • Opposes NAFTA, GATT, WTO, Fast Track. (May 2000)
  • WTO is an instrument of oppression. (Jan 2000)
  • No China in WTO; but don’t link human rights to trade. (May 2000)
David McReynolds on Government Reform
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  • Institute instant runoffs and remove money from elections. (Sep 2004)
  • Widen the range of views by including Socialists. (Sep 1999)
David McReynolds on Gun Control
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  • Gun rights apply only to states, not individuals. (Sep 1999)
David McReynolds on Health Care
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  • Single player health care. (Sep 2004)
  • Single payer system for all basic health needs. (Sep 1999)
David McReynolds on Homeland Security
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  • Withdraw from Iraq; cut the military. (Sep 2004)
  • Cut Pentagon budget by 50%. (Sep 1999)
  • End nuclear testing; strive for zero nuclear weapons. (Sep 1999)
  • Take aim at the sacred cow of the military budget. (Aug 1999)
David McReynolds on Immigration
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  • More federal & state aid to immigrants. (May 2000)
  • Amnesty for immigrants; grant them full rights. (Jan 2000)
David McReynolds on Jobs
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  • Support the Employee Free Choice Act. (Sep 2004)
  • Raise minimum wage & establish maximum wage. (Sep 1999)
David McReynolds on Principles & Values
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  • Widen the range of views by including Socialists. (Sep 1999)
  • Socialist Party stands for values beyond consumerism. (Sep 1999)
David McReynolds on Social Security
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  • Supports raising payroll tax; plus Lockbox. (May 2000)
  • More graduated taxes to pay for Social Security. (Jan 2000)
David McReynolds on Tax Reform
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  • Reverse Bush's tax cuts for the superrich. (Sep 2004)
  • Keep progressive income tax; drop marriage penalty. (May 2000)
  • More progressive taxation; especially on runaway industry. (Jan 2000)
David McReynolds on Technology
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  • Supports Internet deregulation and privacy. (May 2000)
David McReynolds on War & Peace
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  • Stop bombing Yugoslavia; it breaches UN Charter. (May 1999)
David McReynolds on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Guaranteed income for all. (Sep 2004)
  • Housing, food, & health benefits for welfare recipients. (May 2000)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(10 points on Social scale)
Protect a woman's right to have an abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Reverse Bush's tax cuts for the superrich: Favors topic 1
Give women a genuine right of free choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(2 points on Economic scale)
Speak out against racism in any form: Neutral on topic 2
Racism linked to permanent underclass; solve both together: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Support same-sex marriage and full legal equality: Strongly Favors topic 3
Gays have made progress; battle not yet won: Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(10 points on Social scale)
No religious groups on public school property: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
Single player health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Single payer system for all basic health needs: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Supports raising payroll tax; plus Lockbox: Opposes topic 6
More graduated taxes to pay for Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(0 points on Social scale)
More funding for public schools: Opposes topic 7
No public funding of private schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(10 points on Social scale)
Eliminate the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Abolish the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Full voting rights for felons: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Job training & prevention for juvenile crime: Strongly Opposes topic 9
End the prison industry: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Social scale)
Gun rights apply only to states, not individuals: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Keep progressive income tax; drop marriage penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 11
More progressive taxation; especially on runaway industry: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(10 points on Economic scale)
More federal & state aid to immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Amnesty for immigrants; grant them full rights: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Opposes NAFTA, GATT, WTO, Fast Track: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Oppose IMF, World Bank, and WTO: Strongly Opposes topic 13
WTO is an instrument of oppression: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(0 points on Social scale)
No China in WTO; but don’t link human rights to trade: Strongly Favors topic 14
Treat China and others with “radical humanism”: Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(10 points on Economic scale)
Withdraw from Iraq; cut the military: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Cut Pentagon budget by 50%: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Take aim at the sacred cow of the military budget: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(2 points on Economic scale)
End nuclear testing; strive for zero nuclear weapons: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(2 points on Economic scale)
International democracy over transnational corporations: Favors topic 17
Eliminate most foreign aid; it’s only for disasters: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Create non-US-based international peacekeepers: Favors topic 17
Stop bombing Yugoslavia; it breaches UN Charter: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Expand mass transit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rebuild rail network & move away from fossil fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(10 points on Social scale)
Re-examine and repeal drug laws: Strongly Opposes topic 19
War on drugs is a failure; decriminalize: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Decriminalization instead of prisons: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(10 points on Social scale)
Housing, food, & health benefits for welfare recipients: Strongly Opposes topic 20

David McReynolds is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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