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John Ashcroft on Abortion
Click here for 9 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Opposes Roe v Wade, but accepts it as settled law. (Jan 2001)
  • Restricting abortion has been a hallmark of his career. (Jan 2001)
  • Would enforce laws against abortion clinic attacks. (Jan 2001)
  • Life begins at conception. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports “human rights amendment” against abortion. (Jan 2001)
  • Opposes all abortion, even for rape and incest. (Dec 2000)
  • Voted YES on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on disallowing overseas military abortions. (May 1999)
John Ashcroft on Budget & Economy
Click here for 5 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Helped balance budget; now pay down national debt. (Nov 2000)
  • Pay off the national debt. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
John Ashcroft on Civil Rights
Click here for 13 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Don't scare people with phantoms of lost liberty. (Apr 2004)
  • USA Patriot Act is respectful of civil liberties. (Nov 2003)
  • As Attorney General, upholds law; no longer an advocate. (Jan 2001)
  • No American should suffer based on skin color. (Jan 2001)
  • Opposed Ronnie White on qualifications, not on skin color. (Jan 2001)
  • Against affirmative action. (Dec 2000)
  • Blocked appointment of black judge in Missouri. (Dec 2000)
  • Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
John Ashcroft on Corporations
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    No stance on record.
John Ashcroft on Crime
Click here for 9 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • No racial bias in Garza execution nor in federal system. (Jun 2001)
  • Opposes any further delays in McVeigh’s execution. (Jun 2001)
  • Oversaw 7 executions as Governor of Missouri. (Dec 2000)
  • Tougher school rules keep schools safe. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
John Ashcroft on Drugs
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  • Zealous proponent of the war on drugs. (Dec 2000)
  • Tougher anti-meth laws. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
John Ashcroft on Education
Click here for 8 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • For Ed-Flex; against national testing. (Nov 2000)
  • Send “direct checks” to local school districts. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on Educational Savings Accounts. (Mar 2000)
  • Voted YES on declaring that memorial prayers and religious symbols at sch. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on education savings accounts. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted YES on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996)
John Ashcroft on Energy & Oil
Click here for 4 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Voted YES on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted YES on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
John Ashcroft on Environment
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  • Voted YES on more funding for forest roads and fish habitat. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted YES on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
John Ashcroft on Families & Children
Click here for 4 full quotes on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Fight the assault on the American family. (Sep 2000)
  • Focus on kids: drug-free schools & good health care. (Sep 2000)
  • More parental involvement to reduce juvenile crime. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on restricting violent videos to minors. (May 1999)
John Ashcroft on Foreign Policy
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  • Vehement opponent of the expansion of NATO. (Nov 2000)
  • UN has no say in deployment of US forces. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on cap foreign aid at only $12.7 billion. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted NO on $17.9 billion to IMF. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)
John Ashcroft on Free Trade
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  • Fair trade: partner with friends, challenge rivals. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted YES on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
John Ashcroft on Government Reform
Click here for 7 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Make government smaller; cut corporate welfare. (Oct 1998)
  • Govt exists to help people prosper, not to grow govt. (Jun 1998)
  • Judicial activism means failing to defend the Constitution. (Mar 1997)
  • Voted NO on continuing funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
John Ashcroft on Gun Control
Click here for 7 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Unequivocal individual gun rights, but restrictions ok. (Jul 2001)
  • Cut record-keeping to one day for background checks. (Jun 2001)
  • Tough penalties for gun crimes, but allow concealed carry. (Dec 2000)
  • Voted NO on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on loosening license & background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
John Ashcroft on Health Care
Click here for 9 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Voted against penalties on tobacco companies. (Dec 2000)
  • Medicare lockbox; more funding too. (Nov 2000)
  • $150M for basic health care for uninsured. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on including prescription drugs under Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on limiting self-employment health deduction. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
  • Voted YES on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted NO on medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
John Ashcroft on Homeland Security
Click here for 11 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Voted NO on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing another round of military base closures. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on military pay raise of 4.8%. (Feb 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying missile defense as soon as possible. (Sep 1998)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO on favoring 36 vetoed military projects. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted NO on banning chemical weapons. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
John Ashcroft on Immigration
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  • Voted YES on allowing more foreign workers into the U.S. for farm work. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on visas for skilled workers. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
John Ashcroft on Jobs
Click here for 4 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • More focus on agricultural trade abroad. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted YES on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
John Ashcroft on Principles & Values
Click here for 6 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Ashcroft: Songwriter & member of The Singing Senators. (Apr 2004)
  • Clarke: illusion of security over civil liberties. (Mar 2004)
  • Common-sense conservative. (Jan 2001)
  • Law is supreme, above his personal beliefs. (Jan 2001)
  • Clinton should fully disclose about Monica & resign if true. (Mar 1998)
  • Religious affiliation: Assembly of God. (Nov 2000)
John Ashcroft on Social Security
Click here for 7 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Repeal the Social Security Earnings Test. (Nov 2000)
  • Architect of the Social Security lockbox. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted YES on using the Social Security Surplus to fund tax reductions. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
John Ashcroft on Tax Reform
Click here for 10 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Eliminate marriage penalty; target child credits. (Nov 2000)
  • Eliminate marriage penalty; make IRS more accountable. (Nov 2000)
  • Cut tax rates to 10% for middle class & 25% maximum. (Oct 1998)
  • Abolish the death tax & other taxes as part of $1.7T tax cut. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on phasing out the estate tax ("death tax"). (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on $792B tax cuts. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on FY99 tax cuts. (Apr 1998)
John Ashcroft on Technology
Click here for 4 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Microsoft has a monopoly share of the market. (Dec 2000)
  • Fight off bureaucratic regulations to promote technology. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
John Ashcroft on War & Peace
Click here for 5 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Push anti-terrorism laws despite Congressional skepticism. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on allowing all necessary forces and other means in Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Jul 1995)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
John Ashcroft on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 6 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Allow states to contract with charitable organizations. (Nov 2000)
  • Charitable Choice helps break cycle of poverty. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted NO on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)


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Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
Opposes Roe v Wade, but accepts it as settled law: Opposes topic 1
Restricting abortion has been a hallmark of his career: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Life begins at conception: Opposes topic 1
Opposes all abortion, even for rape and incest: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on disallowing overseas military abortions: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial birth abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(10 points on Economic scale)
No American should suffer based on skin color: Opposes topic 2
Opposed Ronnie White on qualifications, not on skin color: Neutral on topic 2
Against affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Opposes topic 2
YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business: Strongly Opposes topic 2
YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training: Opposes topic 2
NO on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
Fight the assault on the American family: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on $75M for abstinence education: Strongly Favors topic 4
NO on restricting violent videos to minors: Neutral topic 4
YES on declaring that memorial prayers and religious symbols at sch: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(7 points on Economic scale)
Voted against penalties on tobacco companies: Opposes topic 5
Medicare lockbox; more funding too: Favors topic 5
$150M for basic health care for uninsured: Favors topic 5
NO on medical savings acounts: Opposes topic 5
YES on Medicare means-testing: Opposes topic 5
YES on limiting self-employment health deduction: Opposes topic 5
NO on Unknown roll call for 1999-76: Opposes topic 5
NO on including prescription drugs under Medicare: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(7 points on Economic scale)
Repeal the Social Security Earnings Test: Favors topic 6
Architect of the Social Security lockbox: Favors topic 6
YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes: Favors topic 6
YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees: Favors topic 6
YES on allowing personal retirement accounts: Favors topic 6
YES on using the Social Security Surplus to fund tax reductions: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(7 points on Social scale)
For Ed-Flex; against national testing: Opposes topic 7
Send “direct checks” to local school districts: Favors topic 7
YES on school vouchers in DC: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on education savings accounts: Favors topic 7
YES on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on Educational Savings Accounts: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
No racial bias in Garza execution nor in federal system: Favors topic 8
Opposes any further delays in McVeigh’s execution: Favors topic 8
Oversaw 7 executions as Governor of Missouri: Strongly Favors topic 8
YES on limiting death penalty appeals: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(2 points on Social scale)
Tougher school rules keep schools safe: Favors topic 9
YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations: Favors topic 9
NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
Unequivocal individual gun rights, but restrictions ok: Favors topic 10
Cut record-keeping to one day for background checks: Strongly Favors topic 10
Tough penalties for gun crimes, but allow concealed carry: Favors topic 10
YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on loosening license & background checks at gun shows: Favors topic 10
NO on background checks at gun shows: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Cut tax rates to 10% for middle class & 25% maximum: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on Internet sales tax moratorium: Favors topic 11
YES on FY99 tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes: Favors topic 11
YES on $792B tax cuts: Favors topic 11
YES on phasing out the estate tax ("death tax"): Favors topic 11
YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty': Favors topic 11
YES on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(5 points on Economic scale)
YES on limit welfare for immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
YES on allowing more foreign workers into the U.S. for farm work: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(7 points on Economic scale)
Fair trade: partner with friends, challenge rivals: Neutral on topic 13
YES on Unknown roll call for 1997-292: Favors topic 13
YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority: Favors topic 13
YES on expanding trade to the third world: Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(7 points on Social scale)
NO on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons: Favors topic 14
YES on permanent normal trade relations with China: Strongly Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(5 points on Economic scale)
YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations: Favors topic 15
NO on favoring 36 vetoed military projects: Strongly Opposes topic 15
YES on allowing another round of military base closures: Opposes topic 15
YES on military pay raise of 4.8%: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(10 points on Economic scale)
YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty: Opposes topic 16
YES on deploying missile defense as soon as possible: Opposes topic 16
YES on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels: Opposes topic 16
NO on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: Opposes topic 16
YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(7 points on Economic scale)
UN has no say in deployment of US forces: Opposes topic 17
YES on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech: Opposes topic 17
NO on $17.9 billion to IMF: Opposes topic 17
YES on cap foreign aid at only $12.7 billion: Opposes topic 17
NO on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo: Neutral topic 17
YES on allowing all necessary forces and other means in Kosovo: Neutral topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(7 points on Economic scale)
NO on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests: Opposes topic 18
YES on defunding renewable and solar energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards: Favors topic 18
YES on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
Zealous proponent of the war on drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Tougher anti-meth laws: Strongly Favors topic 19
YES on spending international development funds on drug control: Strongly Favors topic 19
YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations: Favors topic 19
YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Social scale)
Allow states to contract with charitable organizations: Strongly Favors topic 20
Charitable Choice helps break cycle of poverty: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on welfare overhaul: Favors topic 20
YES on allowing state welfare waivers: Favors topic 20
NO on eliminating block grants for food stamps: Favors topic 20
YES on welfare block grants: Favors topic 20

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