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Tony Knowles on SenateMatch


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(10 points on Social scale)
Pro-Choice and Pro-Family: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Right to choose & other freedoms are under attack: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(2 points on Economic scale)
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(7 points on Social scale)
Marriage definition should be by states, not US Constitution: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
Seniors deserve access to affordable medicine: Favors topic 5
Extend health care coverage for families: Favors topic 5
More federal funding for rural health services: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
Against Social Security and Medicare privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(2 points on Social scale)
Improve and invest in public schools: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(10 points on Social scale)
Thanks anti-death penalty group for their work: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Abolish death penalty across the US: Strongly Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
Zero tolerance for violence against government employees: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
Oppose reauthorizing the federal assault weapons ban: Strongly Favors topic 10
Support the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(2 points on Economic scale)
Support permanent tax cuts for most wage earners: Opposes topic 11
Support tax cuts for lower and middle-class: Opposes topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions: Neutral on topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(5 points on Economic scale)
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(2 points on Economic scale)
Stop shipping jobs overseas: Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(5 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(2 points on Economic scale)
Supports Powell Doctrine & pre-emptive military action: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(5 points on Economic scale)
Support a national missile defense system: Strongly Favors topic 16
Support new missile defense system: Strongly Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(5 points on Economic scale)
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(2 points on Economic scale)
Support drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Seek ANWR through a bill that sets tougher mileage standards: Favors topic 18
Pro-Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Favors topic 18
Habitat protection along with sustained yield: Favors topic 18
Establish wolf and bear protection areas: Favors topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship: Neutral on topic 18
Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions: Neutral on topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(2 points on Social scale)
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
States should make drug policy, not feds: Neutral on topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
Promote the next generation of welfare reform: Opposes topic 20
Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants: Favors topic 20

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