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John Spencer on Abortion
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  • Overturn Roe v. Wade. (Dec 2005)
  • Favor adoption over abortion. (Dec 2005)
  • I am Pro-Life while my opponent is Faux-life. (Aug 2005)
John Spencer on Budget & Economy
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  • Hillary's either responsible for bad economy, or ineffective. (Oct 2006)
John Spencer on Civil Rights
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  • Supports the Marriage Protection Amendment. (Oct 2006)
John Spencer on Corporations
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John Spencer on Crime
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John Spencer on Drugs
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  • Runs alcohol abuse consultancy based on personal experience. (Dec 2005)
John Spencer on Education
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  • Favors school choice, vouchers, and charter schools. (Dec 2005)
  • Pledge of Allegiance is sacred; all students must recite it. (Sep 2005)
John Spencer on Energy & Oil
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John Spencer on Environment
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John Spencer on Families & Children
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John Spencer on Foreign Policy
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John Spencer on Free Trade
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John Spencer on Government Reform
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John Spencer on Gun Control
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  • Second Amendment is the first right among equals. (Jan 2006)
  • No gun ban, no gun lawsuits. (Jan 2006)
John Spencer on Health Care
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  • Supports health savings accounts. (Oct 2006)
John Spencer on Homeland Security
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  • Don't prey on fears of extreme civil libertarians. (Aug 2006)
  • Patriot Act ensures safe & free America during war on terror. (Aug 2006)
  • Let generals decide troop levels, not politicians. (Dec 2005)
John Spencer on Immigration
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  • Increase enforcement personnel at the border. (Jan 2006)
  • Crack down on illegal immigrants and their supporters. (Jan 2006)
  • Shut down new immigrants coming in. (Dec 2005)
John Spencer on Jobs
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John Spencer on Principles & Values
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  • Hillary's a fine presidential candidate; I commit to 6 years. (Oct 2006)
  • Clinton's "plantation" comment: shameful & racially divisive. (Jan 2006)
John Spencer on Social Security
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  • Allow people private control over their own Soc. Sec. money. (Oct 2006)
John Spencer on Tax Reform
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  • As Yonkers mayor, cut income tax and property tax. (Dec 2005)
  • Make President Bush's tax cuts permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Signs "no new taxes" pledge. (Sep 2005)
John Spencer on Technology
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John Spencer on War & Peace
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  • Congress should've known that war in Iraq would not go well. (Oct 2006)
  • Keep option for a nuclear pre-emptive first strike in Iran. (Jan 2006)
  • Criticizing the President brings comfort to the enemy. (Dec 2005)
  • Anti-war climate after Vietnam kept him away from college. (Dec 2005)
John Spencer on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
Overturn Roe v. Wade: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favor adoption over abortion: Opposes topic 1
I am Pro-Life while my opponent is Faux-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports the Marriage Protection Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
Pledge of Allegiance is sacred; all students must recite it: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(10 points on Economic scale)
Supports health savings accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(10 points on Economic scale)
Allow people private control over their own Soc. Sec. money: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Favors school choice, vouchers, and charter schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
Second Amendment is the first right among equals: Strongly Favors topic 10
No gun ban, no gun lawsuits: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
As Yonkers mayor, cut income tax and property tax: Favors topic 11
Make President Bush's tax cuts permanent: Strongly Favors topic 11
Signs "no new taxes" pledge: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Economic scale)
Increase enforcement personnel at the border: Opposes topic 12
Crack down on illegal immigrants and their supporters: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Shut down new immigrants coming in: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(10 points on Social scale)
Don't prey on fears of extreme civil libertarians: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Patriot Act ensures safe & free America during war on terror: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(0 points on Economic scale)
Criticizing the President brings comfort to the enemy: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(7 points on Social scale)
Runs alcohol abuse consultancy based on personal experience: Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

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