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Ted Cruz on Abortion
Click here for 8 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Planned Parenthood sells body parts of unborn human beings. (Sep 2015)
  • Allow vote to end Planned Parenthood's funding. (Aug 2015)
  • Prosecute Planned Parenthood for criminal violations. (Aug 2015)
  • Ban taxpayer funding of abortion & partial birth abortion. (Mar 2015)
  • Companies can deny insuring birth control. (Apr 2012)
  • Protect innocent human life with partial-birth ban. (Jul 2011)
  • Opposes public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
Ted Cruz on Budget & Economy
Click here for 17 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Original sponsor of Audit-The-Fed bill. (Jan 2016)
  • Would I bail out the banks again? Absolutely not!. (Nov 2015)
  • I would not bail out Bank of America. (Nov 2015)
  • 1.2% annual growth over last 8 years is a disaster. (Nov 2015)
  • Audit the Fed; then end quantitative easing. (Oct 2015)
  • Use debt limit as leverage for policy change. (Oct 2015)
  • Top 1% under Obama got fat & happy while workers are hurting. (Feb 2015)
  • Lost Generation: Obama agenda hammers young people. (Mar 2014)
  • Balanced budget amendment to stop bankrupting our country. (Mar 2014)
  • Choice is more federal spending, or free markets & liberty. (Aug 2012)
  • FactCheck: Yes, gross federal debt now exceeds GDP. (Aug 2012)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Endorsed by the Club for Growth, for pro-growth stances. (Aug 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
Ted Cruz on Civil Rights
Click here for 14 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Don't empower more lawsuits by demanding equal pay. (Oct 2015)
  • Supreme Court gay rights ruling undermines the Constitution. (Jul 2015)
  • Adopt economic affirmative action instead of race-based. (Jun 2015)
  • Pray against a court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. (Apr 2015)
  • Liberals obsessed with mandatory gay marriage in 50 states. (Apr 2015)
  • Zealotry on same-sex marriage leaves out religious liberty. (Apr 2015)
  • Most states can ignore Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage. (Mar 2015)
  • Overturn Supreme Court with anti-gay marriage Amendment. (Oct 2014)
  • Opposes gay pride parades and opposes gay marriage. (Feb 2012)
  • One-man-one-woman marriage is building block of society. (Jul 2011)
  • Disallow Ku Klux Klan from participating in Adopt-A-Highway. (Jul 2011)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Sponsored state definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage. (Feb 2014)
Ted Cruz on Corporations
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  • End sugar subsidies and corporate welfare. (Nov 2015)
  • Business flat tax of 16%; big business same as small. (Oct 2015)
  • Slash corporate tax rates to 15 percent. (Mar 2015)
  • Get senseless obstacles from Washington out of the way. (Jan 2015)
Ted Cruz on Crime
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  • Convert regulatory crimes into civil offenses. (Apr 2015)
  • World Court should have no say in Texas executions. (Jul 2011)
  • Fully monitor sexual predators & bring them to justice. (Jul 2011)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2012)
  • Rated 55% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues. (Dec 2014)
Ted Cruz on Drugs
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  • Let's see what happens in Colorado with legalization. (Nov 2015)
  • Lower minimums and mandatory sentencing for drugs. (Apr 2015)
  • 2014: federal enforcement; 2015: let states experiment. (Mar 2015)
  • I disagree with states legalizing pot, but it's their right. (Feb 2015)
  • Let states be laboratories of democracy on marijuana. (Feb 2015)
  • I foolishly smoked pot when young, but never since. (Feb 2015)
Ted Cruz on Education
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  • Race-to-the-Top is blackmail against the states. (Mar 2016)
  • Abolish the U.S. Department of Education. (Apr 2015)
  • The rich already have school choice; give it to the poor. (Apr 2015)
  • Supports ending racial preferences for college admissions. (Apr 2015)
  • Right to education: public, private, charter, or homeschool. (Mar 2015)
  • We should thank parents who homeschool. (Mar 2015)
  • Local control of education instead of Common Core. (Mar 2015)
  • Facilitate school choice for poor Americans. (Jan 2014)
  • Education decisions best made at local level. (Jun 2012)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
  • Block funding for Common Core; it's too heavy-handed. (Apr 2014)
Ted Cruz on Energy & Oil
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  • Fight against Gulf moratorium on offshore exploration. (Jul 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Aug 2012)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
Ted Cruz on Environment
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  • Federal government shouldn't own $14 trillion worth of land. (Jun 2015)
  • Don't pick winners & losers like RFS' ethanol in gasoline. (Mar 2015)
  • OpEd: Tweeted joke picture of endangered tiger skin rug. (Mar 2014)
  • Voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
Ted Cruz on Families & Children
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  • Hispanic values: faith, family & patriotism. (Feb 2016)
  • Defend Judeo-Christian values against liberal fascism. (Apr 2015)
  • Opposes the unrelenting assault on traditional marriage. (Mar 2015)
Ted Cruz on Foreign Policy
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  • Countries aspire to be like America, the exceptional nation. (Mar 2016)
  • Break diplomatic relations with Cuba. (Mar 2016)
  • Neutrality on Israel is moral relativism. (Feb 2016)
  • Under Hillary's leadership, every region of world is worse. (Nov 2015)
  • Fighting ISIS is more important than fighting Assad. (Oct 2015)
  • If Mideast strongmen still in power, better for US interests. (Oct 2015)
  • US should not engage in nation building in Afghanistan. (Oct 2015)
  • Don't let world courts bind American sovereignty. (Sep 2015)
  • Move American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. (Sep 2015)
  • Law of the Sea Treaty undermines US sovereignty. (Jun 2015)
  • Guide policy with true leadership of moral clarity. (Jun 2015)
  • Help the Cuban opposition, not the Castros. (Dec 2014)
  • Cuba is oppressive but never misses chance to propagandize. (Oct 2014)
  • Vigorous sanctions against Putin; help eastern Ukraine. (Jul 2014)
  • America is indispensable; our allies need our leadership. (Jun 2014)
  • Sanctions on Putin for Ukraine: tyrants respond to weakness. (Mar 2014)
  • US has a responsibility to defend our values abroad. (Mar 2014)
  • Appeasement historically leads to more violence. (Mar 2014)
  • Move US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; recognize as cap. (Jan 2015)
Ted Cruz on Free Trade
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  • I always opposed TPP, but I supported TPA. (Mar 2016)
  • Import taxes are paid by consumers, not by China. (Mar 2016)
  • End the Export-Import Bank. (Aug 2015)
  • The Export-Import bank is corporate welfare. (Mar 2015)
  • Defended Chinese company on intellectual property theft. (May 2012)
  • Dewhurst lying about defending Chinese intellectual property. (May 2012)
Ted Cruz on Government Reform
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  • Current administration defies Constitution and rule of law. (Mar 2016)
  • Authored 70 Supreme Court briefs & argued 9 cases. (Mar 2016)
  • Need principled constitutionalist on high court. (Feb 2016)
  • 80-year history of no Supreme Court changes in election year. (Feb 2016)
  • Executive orders abuse presidential power; undo them all. (Feb 2016)
  • Obama-era regulations hurt small business. (Nov 2015)
  • Eliminate IRS, HUD, and Departments of Commerce & Energy. (Nov 2015)
  • Five for Freedom: shutter five cabinet-level agencies. (Nov 2015)
  • If you like special interests, I ain't your guy. (Aug 2015)
  • Limits on individual campaign donations make things worse. (Jun 2015)
  • Campaign finance laws function as incumbent protection. (Jun 2015)
  • Executive actions override Congress & the Constitution. (Nov 2014)
  • Stop IRS from asking: 'tell me the content of your prayers'. (Mar 2014)
  • Presidents should not pick & choose laws to enforce. (Mar 2014)
  • End Washington cronyism via Congressional term limits. (Mar 2014)
  • Obama dishonors Constitution by bypassing Congress. (Jan 2014)
  • Obama's executive orders is open door for future lawlessness. (Jan 2014)
  • Debt ceiling limits "blank check" of federal spending. (Jan 2014)
  • Dems want to get as many Americans as possible dependent. (Oct 2012)
  • Head of the Center for Tenth Amendment Studies. (Jul 2011)
  • Require voters to show ID to avoid voter fraud. (Jul 2011)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
Ted Cruz on Gun Control
Click here for 10 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Lack of individual right to guns leads to confiscation. (Jan 2016)
  • Obama is coming for our guns. (Oct 2015)
  • 2nd Amendment is ultimate check against government tyranny. (Jun 2015)
  • Stand-your-ground laws are not veiled racism. (Mar 2014)
  • Prosecute felons who try to illegally purchase guns. (May 2013)
  • Target violent criminals with serious mental illnesses. (May 2013)
  • Opposes unreasonable and burdensome gun restrictions. (Jul 2011)
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty. (Sep 2013)
Ted Cruz on Health Care
Click here for 20 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Don't exempt Congress from ObamaCare, or any law. (Nov 2015)
  • I regret voting for John Roberts because of ObamaCare vote. (Sep 2015)
  • Left calls it "single-payer," but that's socialized medicine. (Jun 2015)
  • Washington wants ObamaCare, the people want liberty. (Feb 2015)
  • Support nuns' battle for religious liberty against ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Government shutdown on ObamaCare worked: GOP won in 2014. (Nov 2014)
  • Suspend commercial air travel to Ebola-infected areas. (Oct 2014)
  • To repeal ObamaCare, show Dems they'd lose by supporting it. (Mar 2014)
  • 2014: Travel ban from West Africa to prevent Ebola. (Mar 2014)
  • Obama changed ObamaCare mandate deadline by a blog post. (Jan 2014)
  • Obama asked companies to disobey ObamaCare rules for a year. (Jan 2014)
  • 5 million had health insurance canceled because of ObamaCare. (Jan 2014)
  • Vow to repeal ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Save Medicare by raising eligibility age. (Aug 2012)
  • Throw my body in front of a train to stop ObamaCare. (Apr 2012)
  • Defeat ObamaCare; rein in the federal government. (Jul 2011)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports market-based health insurance. (Oct 2012)
Ted Cruz on Homeland Security
Click here for 20 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Provide our veterans the care they have been promised. (Mar 2016)
  • Snowden guilty of treason, but exposed massive surveillance. (Mar 2016)
  • Increase armed forces to 1.4 million troops. (Feb 2016)
  • Waterboarding isn't torture; but not for low-level officers. (Feb 2016)
  • Torture is wrong, unambiguously; America does not need it. (Jan 2016)
  • Americans who join ISIS forfeit their citizenship. (Jan 2016)
  • On day one, rip to shreds the Iranian nuclear deal. (Sep 2015)
  • Label the enemy that Obama won't: radical Islamic terrorists. (Aug 2015)
  • Benghazi: administration knew right away it was terrorism. (Jun 2015)
  • No more domestic BRAC until overseas BRAC closures. (Jun 2015)
  • Many more questions remain about Benghazi. (Dec 2014)
  • Torture was rightly outlawed, but keep tactics classified. (Dec 2014)
  • Americans who join ISIS should be barred from coming home. (Sep 2014)
  • Vital role for deploying military force abroad. (Mar 2014)
  • Suspend Russia from G8 & withdraw from arms control treaties. (Mar 2014)
  • Opposes TSA and National Defense Authorization Act. (Sep 2012)
  • Fierce advocate of recruiting and growing the military. (Jul 2011)
  • Supports banning military gay marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad. (Jan 2015)
Ted Cruz on Immigration
Click here for 16 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Bar refugees from terrorist-ridden regions. (Mar 2016)
  • Children deported with parents can come back, if citizens. (Feb 2016)
  • I led the fight to defeat the Reid-Schumer amnesty bill. (Feb 2016)
  • FactCheck: Yes, Bill Clinton deported 12M illegal aliens. (Dec 2015)
  • Build a wall instead of massive amnesty plan. (Dec 2015)
  • Enforce the law against millions of illegals currently here. (Dec 2015)
  • Illegals are an economic calamity for low-wage Americans. (Nov 2015)
  • Support Kate's Law: oppose our leaders who won't enforce. (Aug 2015)
  • Path to citizenship is profoundly unfair to legal immigrants. (Feb 2015)
  • End Obama's illegal amnesty via Congress' checks & balances. (Nov 2014)
  • Defund amnesty; and refuse any nominees until rescinded. (Nov 2014)
  • No path to citizenship for 1.65 million illegals in Texas. (Oct 2012)
  • Give police more power to ask about immigration status. (Jun 2012)
  • Boots on the ground, plus a wall. (Apr 2012)
  • Triple the size of the Border Patrol. (Mar 2012)
  • Strengthen border security and increase enforcement. (Jul 2011)
Ted Cruz on Jobs
Click here for 5 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Job outlook great for lobbyists; not so great for others. (Jan 2016)
  • Pass a flat tax and abolish the IRS, and jobs will follow. (Sep 2015)
  • Raising minimum wage by executive fiat opposes rule of law. (Jan 2014)
  • Lowest labor force participation in over three decades. (Jan 2014)
  • Extending unemployment benefits exacerbates joblessness. (Aug 2012)
Ted Cruz on Principles & Values
Click here for 21 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • I hear, "I didn't vote for you but you did what you said". (Feb 2016)
  • FactCheck: Yes, Cruz speaks Spanish & understands Univision. (Feb 2016)
  • FactCheck: McCain was born in US territory, not Panama. (Jan 2016)
  • $1M campaign finance scandal: "I made a paperwork error". (Jan 2016)
  • NY values means not a lot of conservatives from Manhattan. (Jan 2016)
  • We the people can turn this nation around. (Nov 2015)
  • I'm not guy to have beer with; I'm the guy to drive you home. (Oct 2015)
  • How about talking about the issues, unlike mainstream media. (Oct 2015)
  • I've been taking on government and my party. (Oct 2015)
  • Oppose Surrender Politics: instead, stand for our principles. (Sep 2015)
  • I'm a consistent conservative, not a campaign conservative. (Aug 2015)
  • Domestic policy adviser to George W. Bush campaign. (Jun 2015)
  • I'm despised by GOP establishment, but so was Reagan. (Feb 2015)
  • We win elections by bold principles & a positive agenda. (Mar 2014)
  • Obama believes redistribution of wealth betters the world. (Mar 2014)
  • Washington would be better with more farmers & fewer lawyers. (Mar 2014)
  • OpEd: definition of "natural born" has wiggle room. (Dec 2013)
  • Great Awakening: response to mess from career politicians. (Aug 2012)
  • OpEd: His law firm donated $200,000 to Obama's campaign. (Apr 2012)
  • Defend Ten Commandments and "under God" in the Pledge. (Jul 2011)
  • Endorsed Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
Ted Cruz on Social Security
Click here for 7 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Personal accounts for young; no changes for elderly. (Nov 2015)
  • Eliminate payroll tax entirely. and IRS entirely. (Nov 2015)
  • No changes for seniors; personal accounts for young. (Oct 2015)
  • Implement commonsense reforms for younger workers. (Jun 2015)
  • Raise retirement age; cap increases to inflation rate. (Aug 2012)
  • Transition younger workers into personal savings system. (Jun 2012)
  • Rated 0% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance. (Jan 2013)
Ted Cruz on Tax Reform
Click here for 11 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Tax returns on a postcard. (Feb 2016)
  • There are more words in the tax code than in the Bible. (Nov 2015)
  • Eliminate payroll tax, death tax, business tax, and IRS. (Oct 2015)
  • Abolish the IRS. (Feb 2015)
  • Permanent Washington elite protects the tax code. (Apr 2012)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
  • Replace income tax and IRS with FairTax. (Mar 2015)
Ted Cruz on Technology
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  • Require Apple to unlock iPhones used by terrorists. (Feb 2016)
  • Target cell phones and tech that Bad Guys likely to use. (Dec 2015)
  • Of course China & Russia have conducted cyberwarfare on US. (Aug 2015)
  • Net neutrality is ObamaCare for the Internet. (Nov 2014)
  • Voted NO on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
Ted Cruz on War & Peace
Click here for 19 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • U.S.-Israel alliance is a strategic bedrock. (Mar 2016)
  • Russia too strong for Syria cease-fire to hold. (Feb 2016)
  • Overwhelming air power against ISIS, & arm the Kurds. (Feb 2016)
  • Our enemies will feel our full force & fury. (Jan 2016)
  • FactCheck: No, ISIS and Iran haven't declared war on America. (Dec 2015)
  • Assad is bad, but toppling him gives Syria to ISIS. (Dec 2015)
  • When terrorists join ISIS, they sign U.S. death warrant. (Dec 2015)
  • If you wage jihad on America, you sign your death warrant. (Aug 2015)
  • Toughen sanctions on Iran, to safeguard America. (Mar 2015)
  • Provide defensive weapons for Ukraine against Russia. (Feb 2015)
  • Arm the Kurds to fight ISIS, with US air support. (Feb 2015)
  • Focused, direct military objective of destroying ISIS. (Feb 2015)
  • Bomb ISIS back to the Stone Age. (Oct 2014)
  • Arm & aid the Peshmerga Kurds against ISIS. (Oct 2014)
  • Don't arm Syrian rebels without a clear plan to combat ISIS. (Sep 2014)
  • Bomb ISIS back into the Stone Age, with Congress' approval. (Sep 2014)
  • Install Eastern European ABMs; stand up to Russia in Ukraine. (Jun 2014)
  • Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan went on too long. (Jun 2012)
  • Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves. (May 2013)
Ted Cruz on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Regulations like ObamaCare lead to layoffs of the poorest. (Feb 2016)
  • FactCheck: Yes, 3.7M women became impoverished since 2008. (Oct 2015)
  • If you really want to help needy, use private charities. (Jun 2015)
  • Government checks create dependency. (Aug 2012)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Ban taxpayer funding of abortion & partial birth abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Companies can deny insuring birth control: Opposes topic 1
Protect innocent human life with partial-birth ban: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Opposes churches providing birth control: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Don't empower more lawsuits by demanding equal pay: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Adopt economic affirmative action instead of race-based: Favors topic 2
Supports ending racial preferences for college admissions: Opposes topic 2
Stand-your-ground laws are not veiled racism: Opposes topic 2
Disallow Ku Klux Klan from participating in Adopt-A-Highway: Favors topic 2
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Pray against a court decision legalizing same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Zealotry on same-sex marriage leaves out religious liberty: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Most states can ignore Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes the unrelenting assault on traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Overturn Supreme Court with anti-gay marriage Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes gay pride parades and opposes gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
One-man-one-woman marriage is building block of society: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports defining traditional marriage: Opposes topic 3
Supports banning military gay marriage: Opposes topic 3
Sponsored state definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Defend Judeo-Christian values against liberal fascism: Strongly Favors topic 4
Stop IRS from asking: 'tell me the content of your prayers': Strongly Favors topic 4
Government checks create dependency: Favors topic 4
Defend Ten Commandments and "under God" in the Pledge: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't exempt Congress from ObamaCare, or any law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
I regret voting for John Roberts because of ObamaCare vote: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Washington wants ObamaCare, the people want liberty: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Support nuns' battle for religious liberty against ObamaCare: Opposes topic 5
To repeal ObamaCare, show Dems they'd lose by supporting it: Opposes topic 5
5 million had health insurance canceled because of ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Vow to repeal ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Save Medicare by raising eligibility age: Favors topic 5
Throw my body in front of a train to stop ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defeat ObamaCare; rein in the federal government: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports market-based health insurance: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No changes for seniors; personal accounts for young: Strongly Favors topic 6
Implement commonsense reforms for younger workers: Favors topic 6
Raise retirement age; cap increases to inflation rate: Favors topic 6
Transition younger workers into personal savings system: Favors topic 6
Rated 0% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Race-to-the-Top is blackmail against the states: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Abolish the U.S. Department of Education: Favors topic 7
The rich already have school choice; give it to the poor: Strongly Favors topic 7
Right to education: public, private, charter, or homeschool: Strongly Favors topic 7
Facilitate school choice for poor Americans: Favors topic 7
Education decisions best made at local level: Favors topic 7
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: Favors topic 7
Block funding for Common Core; it's too heavy-handed: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(-5 points on Social scale)
Federal government shouldn't own $14 trillion worth of land: Strongly Favors topic 8
OpEd: Tweeted joke picture of endangered tiger skin rug: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
World Court should have no say in Texas executions: Strongly Favors topic 9
Fully monitor sexual predators & bring them to justice: Favors topic 9
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 55% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Obama is coming for our guns: Strongly Favors topic 10
2nd Amendment is ultimate check against government tyranny: Strongly Favors topic 10
Prosecute felons who try to illegally purchase guns: Opposes topic 10
Target violent criminals with serious mental illnesses: Favors topic 10
Opposes unreasonable and burdensome gun restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tax returns on a postcard: Strongly Opposes topic 11
There are more words in the tax code than in the Bible: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Business flat tax of 16%; big business same as small: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Eliminate payroll tax, death tax, business tax, and IRS: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Abolish the IRS: Strongly Favors topic 11
Permanent Washington elite protects the tax code: Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the inheritance tax: Opposes topic 11
Replace income tax and IRS with FairTax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Children deported with parents can come back, if citizens: Opposes topic 12
I led the fight to defeat the Reid-Schumer amnesty bill: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Build a wall instead of massive amnesty plan: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Enforce the law against millions of illegals currently here: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Illegals are an economic calamity for low-wage Americans: Strongly Opposes topic 12
End Obama's illegal amnesty via Congress' checks & balances: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Defund amnesty; and refuse any nominees until rescinded: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No path to citizenship for 1.65 million illegals in Texas: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Give police more power to ask about immigration status: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Boots on the ground, plus a wall: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Triple the size of the Border Patrol: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strengthen border security and increase enforcement: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Import taxes are paid by consumers, not by China: Favors topic 13
Defended Chinese company on intellectual property theft: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Countries aspire to be like America, the exceptional nation: Strongly Favors topic 14
Bar refugees from terrorist-ridden regions: Strongly Favors topic 14
Break diplomatic relations with Cuba: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Don't let world courts bind American sovereignty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Cuba is oppressive but never misses chance to propagandize: Favors topic 14
America is indispensable; our allies need our leadership: Strongly Favors topic 14
US has a responsibility to defend our values abroad: Favors topic 14
Appeasement historically leads to more violence: Strongly Favors topic 14
Suspend Russia from G8 & withdraw from arms control treaties: Strongly Favors topic 14
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty: Favors topic 14
Move US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; recognize as cap: Favors topic 14
No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Provide our veterans the care they have been promised: Favors topic 15
Increase armed forces to 1.4 million troops: Strongly Favors topic 15
Vital role for deploying military force abroad: Strongly Favors topic 15
Fierce advocate of recruiting and growing the military: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
If you like special interests, I ain't your guy: Favors topic 16
Limits on individual campaign donations make things worse: Strongly Favors topic 16
Campaign finance laws function as incumbent protection: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require voters to show ID to avoid voter fraud: Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
U.S.-Israel alliance is a strategic bedrock: Opposes topic 17
Overwhelming air power against ISIS, & arm the Kurds: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Toughen sanctions on Iran, to safeguard America: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Arm the Kurds to fight ISIS, with US air support: Opposes topic 17
Bomb ISIS back to the Stone Age: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Arm & aid the Peshmerga Kurds against ISIS: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Don't arm Syrian rebels without a clear plan to combat ISIS: Favors topic 17
Vigorous sanctions against Putin; help eastern Ukraine: Opposes topic 17
Install Eastern European ABMs; stand up to Russia in Ukraine: Opposes topic 17
Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan went on too long: Favors topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fight against Gulf moratorium on offshore exploration: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Let's see what happens in Colorado with legalization: Opposes topic 19
Lower minimums and mandatory sentencing for drugs: Opposes topic 19
2014: federal enforcement; 2015: let states experiment: Opposes topic 19
I disagree with states legalizing pot, but it's their right: Opposes topic 19
Let states be laboratories of democracy on marijuana: Opposes topic 19
I foolishly smoked pot when young, but never since: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I would not bail out Bank of America: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Pass a flat tax and abolish the IRS, and jobs will follow: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Balanced budget amendment to stop bankrupting our country: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Debt ceiling limits "blank check" of federal spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20

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