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Tom Tancredo on Abortion
Click here for 19 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Litmus test for judges: only appoint if they’d overturn Roe. (Sep 2007)
  • Talk about the unborn as people, because they are. (Sep 2007)
  • No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion. (Sep 2007)
  • The unborn enjoy a God given right to life. (Sep 2007)
  • Greatest day in history when Roe v. Wade is repealed. (May 2007)
  • Embryonic stem cell research is morally reprehensible. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)
Tom Tancredo on Budget & Economy
Click here for 9 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • End womb-to-tomb protections; stick to Constitutional limits. (Dec 2007)
  • Rein in out-of-control spending and balance the budget. (Sep 2007)
  • Reduce budget deficit--restrict feds to Constitutional role. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
Tom Tancredo on Civil Rights
Click here for 19 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Official English needed to hold us together. (Oct 2007)
  • We are just one kooky judge away from homosexual marriage. (Sep 2007)
  • President can’t legislate morality; but can lead on morality. (Sep 2007)
  • Do everything possible to support a marriage amendment. (Sep 2007)
  • The state’s interest in marriage is procreation. (Sep 2007)
  • Hyphenated-Americans balkanize our society. (Jun 2006)
  • Cult of multiculturalism destructive to western civilization. (Jun 2006)
  • We’re diversifying to death; promote AMERICAN culture. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 19% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Tom Tancredo on Corporations
Click here for 5 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Strong immigration stance costs PAC and corporate support. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 77% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Tom Tancredo on Crime
Click here for 8 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Far too many criminal statutes at the federal level. (Sep 2007)
  • Death penalty is appropriate for heinous crimes like treason. (Sep 2007)
  • Opposes “hate crimes” legislation. (Sep 2007)
  • Prosecute all illegal adult pornography. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Tom Tancredo on Drugs
Click here for 6 full quotes on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Disallow states from making their own medical marijuana laws. (Jul 2006)
  • Porous border allows Mexican cartels to smuggle drugs. (Jun 2006)
  • Mexican military helps drug smugglers cross border. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated +20 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
Tom Tancredo on Education
Click here for 20 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Tax credits for private school tuition. (Jan 2014)
  • We don’t need the Department of Education. (Dec 2007)
  • It’s racist to say integration needed to educate black kids. (Sep 2007)
  • Supports charter schools and voucher systems. (Sep 2007)
  • Introduced voucher system in Colorado in 1992. (Sep 2007)
  • Present scientific facts that support creationism. (Sep 2007)
  • Equal funds for abstinence as contraceptive-based education. (Sep 2007)
  • Tax-credited programs for Christian schooling. (Sep 2007)
  • Does not believe in evolution. (May 2007)
  • For first time, we’re telling students to NOT learn English. (Jun 2006)
  • Should be OK to say “Merry Christmas” at public schools. (Jun 2006)
  • Our students are taught Christian fanatics are the problem. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted NO on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 8% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Tom Tancredo on Energy & Oil
Click here for 18 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Give incentives in R&D to find new energy sources. (Dec 2007)
  • Drill off the coasts of Florida and California. (Oct 2007)
  • Global warming could be from humans, or could be nature. (May 2007)
  • FactCheck: Global warming has dissent, but not 50-50 split. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
Tom Tancredo on Environment
Click here for 10 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Conservative AND conservationist: use free market. (Jun 2007)
  • Scored 28% on Humane Society Scorecard on animal protection. (Jan 2007)
  • US’s world-scale consumerism is a measure of success. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Tom Tancredo on Families & Children
Click here for 5 full quotes on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Welfare hurts family; families teach morals & discipline. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Missing & Exploited Children's Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Tom Tancredo on Foreign Policy
Click here for 16 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Get UN to follow through in Darfur on Sudan Peace Act. (Sep 2007)
  • Don’t pressure Israel to give up land for promise of peace. (Sep 2007)
  • Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan. (Sep 2007)
  • Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Urge China to respect religious freedom. (Mar 2001)
  • Keep sanctions against Syria until WMDs are dismantled. (May 2007)
  • Member of the Silk Road Congressional Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Tom Tancredo on Free Trade
Click here for 20 full quotes on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Oil trade imbalance is a national security risk. (Dec 2007)
  • NAFTA has been a disaster for many places, especially Mexico. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on permanent normalized trade relations with China. (Nov 2007)
  • Enforce trade & currency rules against China. (Oct 2007)
  • CAFTA should be about trade; get rid of immigration parts. (Oct 2007)
  • Don’t diminish sovereignty in hopes of influencing trade. (Sep 2007)
  • No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico. (Sep 2007)
  • Fast track authority should not be renewed. (Sep 2007)
  • Globalization is replacing “citizens” with “consumers”. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire . (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 61% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Block NAFTA Superhighway & North American Union. (Jan 2007)
Tom Tancredo on Government Reform
Click here for 18 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • 2001: pledged 3-term limit; 2002: served 4th & 5th term. (Dec 2013)
  • Focus on immigration and a war against radical Islam. (Dec 2007)
  • No representation for DC; to do so, give it back to MD & VA. (Sep 2007)
  • Ok to require valid ID for voting. (Sep 2007)
  • Ok if church identifies candidates who favor its principles. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring 527s to disclose donors & activities. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
Tom Tancredo on Gun Control
Click here for 8 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Running in opposition to new gun control laws. (Dec 2013)
  • Completely support right to keep and bear arms. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated B+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No United Nations taxation on firearms. (Sep 2003)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Tom Tancredo on Health Care
Click here for 24 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Greater individual opportunity for health savings accounts. (Oct 2007)
  • Supports drug reimport from Canada & Health Savings Accounts. (Sep 2007)
  • Individual responsibility does work in health care. (Sep 2007)
  • Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage. (Sep 2007)
  • Womb-to-tomb health care is not federal responsibility. (Aug 2007)
  • FactCheck: Illegals use less medical care than citizens. (Aug 2007)
  • Ridiculous to clone people for donating organs. (May 2007)
  • Healthcare costs skyrocket by free treatment of aliens. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated 22% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Prohibit mandatory mental health screen for students. (May 2007)
Tom Tancredo on Homeland Security
Click here for 26 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Politically-correct rules of engagement get troops killed. (Sep 2007)
  • Waterboarding--simulated drowning--is not toruture. (Sep 2007)
  • Use Jack Bauer-like methods to protect Western civilization. (May 2007)
  • We are at war with Islamofascism. (Jun 2006)
  • Islam’s basic tenets are inextricably linked to terrorism. (Jun 2006)
  • Self-deluded NEA union blames America for 9/11. (Jun 2006)
  • Technology can’t defeat religion-fueled suicide bombers. (Jun 2006)
  • If nuked by Islamic terrorists, take out their holy sites. (Jun 2006)
  • Active Hezbollah cells operate out of Mexico. (Jun 2006)
  • Evil prowls this planet; defend with terrorist profiling. (Jun 2006)
  • DHS not doing enough to keep terrorists out of US. (Jun 2006)
  • Bar foreign workers from working in nuclear facilities. (Jun 2006)
  • Press said “pro-peace” rallies: crowd chanted “Allah Akbar”. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Allow assassination of terrorist leaders. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 22% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
Tom Tancredo on Immigration
Click here for 51 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Viva Tancredo: support for legal immigration, in Spanish. (Feb 2014)
  • Exits race with victory on forcing focus on immigration. (Dec 2007)
  • Boycotted Univision debate because broadcast was in Spanish. (Dec 2007)
  • I’m not going to aid any more immigration. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: no plan exists to pay Social Security to illegals. (Oct 2007)
  • Amnesty is worst possible public policy you can ever have. (Sep 2007)
  • No guest worker program; it creates second class citizens. (Sep 2007)
  • It’s not based on racism--it’s about the rule of law. (Sep 2007)
  • Illegal immigrants especially hurt African-American workers. (Jul 2007)
  • Illegal immigrants especially hurt African-American workers. (Jul 2007)
  • Consequences of immigration bill are survival of the nation. (Jun 2007)
  • FactCheck: McCain’s bill does not codify federal non-English. (Jun 2007)
  • Enough is enough: timeout on LEGAL immigration. (Jun 2007)
  • Keep law that bars immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
  • We already have scores of programs for legal immigration. (Mar 2007)
  • We CAN deal with 20M immigrants by enforcing on employers. (Mar 2007)
  • Parts of Miami are like a Third World country. (Dec 2006)
  • Opposes chain migration from anchor babies citizenship. (Dec 2006)
  • Minuteman Project fills Border Patrol's inadequate resources. (Jul 2006)
  • Influential in founding The Minuteman Project. (Jul 2006)
  • US should not tip off Mexico about Minutemen activity. (Jul 2006)
  • No net benefit from immigration; annual $70B loss. (Jun 2006)
  • Eliminate “chain migration” where illegals bring in families. (Jun 2006)
  • It’s a myth that illegal immigrants benefit our economy. (Jun 2006)
  • Our society is intoxicated with multiculturalism. (Jun 2006)
  • Immigration agency acts as greeters; should act as enforcers. (Jun 2006)
  • Left supports immigration for votes; right for cheap labor. (Jun 2006)

    Amnesty

  • McCain’s plan is soft on immigration & amnesty. (May 2007)
  • Letting immigrants stay is amnesty. (May 2007)
  • Tried guest workers in 1986; led to more illegal immigration. (Mar 2007)
  • Guest-worker program equals amnesty. (Dec 2006)
  • Bush’s “guest worker” program IS amnesty. (Jun 2006)

    Mexican Border

  • Rescind Bush’s order allowing Mexican trucks on US roads. (Sep 2007)
  • No campaign ads in Spanish; preserve English. (Jun 2007)
  • Anchor babies: pregnant Mexicans give birth to US citizens. (Jun 2006)
  • End “catch & release” along Mexican border. (Jun 2006)
  • Spend billions more to enforce border fully. (Jun 2006)
  • Erect fence along entire Mexican & Canadian borders. (Jun 2006)
  • Deploy military troops to support Border Patrol. (Jun 2006)
  • Disallow Mexican “matricula” cards as valid ID cards. (Jun 2006)

    Voting Record

  • Supports employer verification in 2005 reform bill. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • No student visas from countries that support terrorism. (Jan 2003)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Tom Tancredo on Jobs
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  • Union conflict is creative, but shouldn’t influence policy. (Oct 2007)
  • No “sexual orientation” in Employment Non-Discrimination Act. (Sep 2007)
  • H-2A visas already provide a guest worker program. (Mar 2007)
  • Americans don’t shun jobs; they shun low wages. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 20% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
Tom Tancredo on Local Issues
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  • Lure RNC to bring the 2016 convention to Denver. (Feb 2014)
Tom Tancredo on Principles & Values
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  • Won't debate in GOP primaries; will debate Dems. (Dec 2013)
  • Obama is greater threat to our way of life than any enemy. (Dec 2013)
  • Denounce the cult of multiculturalism. (Apr 2011)
  • Won’t vote GOP if nominee is lesser of two evils. (Oct 2007)
  • Degrading morals could make us lose clash of civilizations. (Sep 2007)
  • Defining mistake: waiting 30 years to accept Jesus as savior. (Aug 2007)
  • We can no longer afford political correctness. (Aug 2007)
  • Only Republican to appear at NAACP annual convention. (Jul 2007)
  • As president, would tell Bush to never visit White House. (Jun 2007)
  • Bush’s mistake: ran as conservative; governed as a liberal. (Jun 2007)
  • Opposes McCain as nominee; wouldn’t support him if nominated. (Mar 2007)
  • Audacious agenda: limited government & individual freedom. (Jun 2006)
  • Label “lightning rod” suits me fine. (Jun 2006)
  • We’ve lost 1950s selfless devotion to civic duty. (Jun 2006)
  • Terrorists have no identity crisis, while we do. (Jun 2006)
  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Tom Tancredo on Social Security
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  • Give people the ability to control their own money. (Oct 2007)
  • Private Social Security accounts needed to end deficit. (Oct 2007)
  • Personal retirement accounts allow investing in one’s future. (Sep 2007)
  • There is no question that the system is broken. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Invest surplus Trust Fund in market certificates. (Jan 2003)
  • Rated 30% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Tom Tancredo on Tax Reform
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  • Believe in a fair tax system. (Dec 2007)
  • Promise to oppose any efforts to raise taxes. (Nov 2007)
  • Takes the oath: no tax increase. (Oct 2007)
  • Co-sponsored FairTax because income tax manipulates behavior. (Aug 2007)
  • Support the fair tax & repeal of the 16th Amendment. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 84% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 17% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Tom Tancredo on Technology
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  • No Fairness Doctrine: no equal time if morally objectionable. (Sep 2007)
  • Apply broadcast indecency rules to cable networks. (Sep 2007)
  • Allow online gambling. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
Tom Tancredo on War & Peace
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  • Stop policing Iraq, but cannot leave. (Dec 2007)
  • Congress cannot decide how to fight war; only fund or defund. (Sep 2007)
  • Promote dissenters in Iran; but take action if needed. (Sep 2007)
  • Iraq is a battlefield in war with radical Islam. (Sep 2007)
  • We are in a war with radical Islam; Iraq is one battle. (Aug 2007)
  • Stop restricting army with rules of engagement. (Aug 2007)
  • If Islamic terrorists threaten nukes, we nuke Mecca & Medina. (Aug 2007)
  • Opposed the troop surge, but supports the troops. (May 2007)
  • Muslims attack us because it’s a dictate of their religion. (May 2007)
  • Convert from constabulary force to supporting force. (May 2007)
  • Ok to attack Iran if they develop nukes & threaten Israel. (May 2007)
  • Surge opposed by all commanders; we’re leaving soon. (Mar 2007)
  • Begin withdrawal from Iraq, to focus on radical Islam. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
Tom Tancredo on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Welfare state in 1960s caused decline in black wage rates. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)


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)
Litmus test for judges: only appoint if they’d overturn Roe: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Talk about the unborn as people, because they are: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion: Opposes topic 1
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment: Opposes topic 1
YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortions: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad: Opposes topic 1
YES on Unknown roll call for 2001-89: Opposes topic 1
YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime: Opposes topic 1
YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cult of multiculturalism destructive to western civilization: Strongly Opposes topic 2
We’re diversifying to death; promote AMERICAN culture: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Rated 19% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance: Strongly Opposes topic 2
NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
We are just one kooky judge away from homosexual marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Do everything possible to support a marriage amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Do everything possible to support a marriage amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes “hate crimes” legislation: Opposes topic 3
No “sexual orientation” in Employment Non-Discrimination Act: Opposes topic 3
The state’s interest in marriage is procreation: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on banning gay adoptions in DC: Opposes topic 3
YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Present scientific facts that support creationism: Favors topic 4
Ok if church identifies candidates who favor its principles: Favors topic 4
No Fairness Doctrine: no equal time if morally objectionable: Favors topic 4
Should be OK to say “Merry Christmas” at public schools: Favors topic 4
Our students are taught Christian fanatics are the problem: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment: Favors topic 4
Supports requiring schools to allow prayer: Favors topic 4
Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record: Strongly Favors topic 4
Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations: Favors topic 4
YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration: Favors topic 4
YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance: Favors topic 4
NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Womb-to-tomb health care is not federal responsibility: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Womb-to-tomb health care is not federal responsibility: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Rated 22% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 5
NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health: Opposes topic 5
NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage: Opposes topic 5
YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs: Favors topic 5
YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits: Opposes topic 5
NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients: Favors topic 5
YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay: Strongly Opposes topic 5
NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Opposes topic 5
NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Private Social Security accounts needed to end deficit: Strongly Favors topic 6
Personal retirement accounts allow investing in one’s future: Favors topic 6
Invest surplus Trust Fund in market certificates: Strongly Favors topic 6
Rated 30% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record: Strongly Favors topic 6
NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox: Favors topic 6
YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits: Favors topic 6
YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tax credits for private school tuition: Strongly Favors topic 7
We don’t need the Department of Education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports charter schools and voucher systems: Strongly Favors topic 7
Introduced voucher system in Colorado in 1992: Strongly Favors topic 7
Tax-credited programs for Christian schooling: Strongly Favors topic 7
Rated 8% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(-3 points on Social scale)
Conservative AND conservationist: use free market: Opposes topic 8
Scored 28% on Humane Society Scorecard on animal protection: Strongly Favors topic 8
US’s world-scale consumerism is a measure of success: Strongly Favors topic 8
Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Far too many criminal statutes at the federal level: Opposes topic 9
Death penalty is appropriate for heinous crimes like treason: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes: Strongly Favors topic 9
YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime: Favors topic 9
NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.: Strongly Favors topic 9
YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Running in opposition to new gun control laws: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated B+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
No United Nations taxation on firearms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Promise to oppose any efforts to raise taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Takes the oath: no tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Phaseout the death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rated 84% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rated 17% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty": Opposes topic 11
YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business: Opposes topic 11
YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"): Opposes topic 11
YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on providing tax relief and simplification: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income: Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Viva Tancredo: support for legal immigration, in Spanish: Favors topic 12
Amnesty is worst possible public policy you can ever have: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Amnesty is worst possible public policy you can ever have: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No guest worker program; it creates second class citizens: Opposes topic 12
It’s not based on racism--it’s about the rule of law: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Enough is enough: timeout on LEGAL immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Enough is enough: timeout on LEGAL immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Minuteman Project fills Border Patrol's inadequate resources: Strongly Opposes topic 12
It’s a myth that illegal immigrants benefit our economy: Strongly Opposes topic 12
McCain’s plan is soft on immigration & amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rescind Bush’s order allowing Mexican trucks on US roads: Opposes topic 12
Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Government services in English only: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Declare English as the official language of the US: Opposes topic 12
Declared English the official language of the US: Opposes topic 12
NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules: Opposes topic 12
YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
NAFTA has been a disaster for many places, especially Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Enforce trade & currency rules against China: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Don’t diminish sovereignty in hopes of influencing trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico: Opposes topic 13
End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire : Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 61% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues: Neutral on topic 13
NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on withdrawing from the WTO: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Favors topic 13
YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business: Opposes topic 13
NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization: Favors topic 13
YES on promoting free trade with Peru: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan: Favors topic 14
Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated 22% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill: Favors topic 15
YES on deploying SDI: Favors topic 15
YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses: Favors topic 15
NO on restricting no-bid defense contracts: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voted NO on requiring 527s to disclose donors & activities: Opposes topic 16
NO on banning soft money and issue ads: Opposes topic 16
YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties: Favors topic 16
NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions: Opposes topic 16
YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees: Opposes topic 16
YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Don’t pressure Israel to give up land for promise of peace: Strongly Favors topic 17
We are in a war with radical Islam; Iraq is one battle: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposed the troop surge, but supports the troops: Favors topic 17
Surge opposed by all commanders; we’re leaving soon: Strongly Favors topic 17
Begin withdrawal from Iraq, to focus on radical Islam: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on authorizing military force in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Drill off the coasts of Florida and California: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence: Opposes topic 18
NO on tax incentives for renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC: Opposes topic 18
NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Disallow states from making their own medical marijuana laws: Strongly Favors topic 19
Rated +20 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC: Strongly Favors topic 19
YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rein in out-of-control spending and balance the budget: Opposes topic 20
Reduce budget deficit--restrict feds to Constitutional role: Opposes topic 20
NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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