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Joe Bellis on Abortion
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  • Pro-life with no exceptions. (Sep 2010)
  • Supports federal embryonic stem cell research. (Sep 2010)
Joe Bellis on Budget & Economy
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  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
Joe Bellis on Civil Rights
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  • No definition of marriage; but no gays in military. (Sep 2010)
  • End affirmative action, and most other, federal programs. (Sep 2010)
Joe Bellis on Corporations
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Joe Bellis on Crime
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  • No capital punishment. (Sep 2010)
  • Vows to no felonies nor breaking marital vows in 10 years. (Aug 2010)
Joe Bellis on Drugs
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  • No mandatory prison sentences for selling drugs. (Sep 2010)
Joe Bellis on Education
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  • No vouchers; no charters; no federal involvement. (Sep 2010)
Joe Bellis on Energy & Oil
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  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
Joe Bellis on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Joe Bellis on Families & Children
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Joe Bellis on Foreign Policy
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Joe Bellis on Free Trade
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  • Free market without tariffs or quotas. (Aug 2010)
Joe Bellis on Government Reform
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  • All earmarks must have a defensible Constitutional purpose. (Aug 2010)
  • Disclose campaign fundraising & ties to earmarks. (Aug 2010)
  • Adhere to 10th Amendment; delegate power to states. (Jul 2010)
  • 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)
Joe Bellis on Gun Control
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  • Armed citizenry is only obstacle to oppressive governmen. (Sep 2010)
Joe Bellis on Health Care
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  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
Joe Bellis on Homeland Security
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  • More spending to develop new weapons. (Sep 2010)
Joe Bellis on Immigration
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  • Full funding and completion of all border security measures. (Aug 2010)
Joe Bellis on Jobs
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Joe Bellis on Principles & Values
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Joe Bellis on Social Security
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  • Get Social Security and Medicare back to "on budget". (Aug 2010)
Joe Bellis on Tax Reform
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  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
Joe Bellis on Technology
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Joe Bellis on War & Peace
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  • Withdraw US troops from Iraq & Afghanistan. (Sep 2010)
Joe Bellis on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Strict limits on federal "General Welfare" clause. (Jul 2010)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Pro-life with no exceptions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports federal embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
End affirmative action, and most other, federal programs: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-3 points on Social scale)
No definition of marriage; but no gays in military: Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+5 points on Social scale)
No capital punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
Vows to no felonies nor breaking marital vows in 10 years: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Armed citizenry is only obstacle to oppressive governmen: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Get Social Security and Medicare back to "on budget": Favors topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No vouchers; no charters; no federal involvement: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+2 points on Social scale)
No mandatory prison sentences for selling drugs: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Strict limits on federal "General Welfare" clause: Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
Full funding and completion of all border security measures: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Free market without tariffs or quotas: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-5 points on Social scale)
More spending to develop new weapons: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
All earmarks must have a defensible Constitutional purpose: Favors topic 16
Disclose campaign fundraising & ties to earmarks: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+5 points on Social scale)
Withdraw US troops from Iraq & Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17

Joe Bellis is a Libertarian Conservative.
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