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Ayn Rand on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR other political leaders on Abortion.
  • 1968: Abortion is a moral right; an embryo has no rights. (Oct 2009)
  • No one has right to dictate disposition of a woman's body. (Jun 1990)
  • A human potentiality is not the equivalent of an actuality. (Jun 1981)
  • A piece of protoplasm has no human rights. (Jan 1979)
Ayn Rand on Budget & Economy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other political leaders on Budget & Economy.
  • Government pays back borrowed money with more borrowed money. (Jan 1988)
  • Inflation does not cause growth, but debases the currency. (Jan 1979)
  • Inflation is plunder; would be criminal if citizens did it. (May 1962)
Ayn Rand on Civil Rights
Click here for 6 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other political leaders on Civil Rights.
  • Adults should be completely free to practice homosexuality. (Jan 2005)
  • Defend businessmen like we defend racial minorities. (Jul 1986)
  • Preferential treatment by race means racial quotas. (Jan 1979)
  • Racial quotas are obviously racist. (Jan 1979)
  • States' rights don't help individual rights. (Jun 1968)
  • Racism is morally evil, but shouldn't be legally forbidden. (Nov 1964)
Ayn Rand on Corporations
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  • Business, not labor, initiated federal economic intervention. (Jan 1979)
Ayn Rand on Crime
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  • Too many laws means men can't live without breaking laws. (Sep 2012)
  • Let ten guilty go free rather than execute one innocent man. (Nov 2005)
  • Ideas can't be crimes; so no such thing as political crime. (Jan 1999)
  • Crime involves force; no such thing as crime against society. (Oct 1998)
  • Punishment should be guided by retribution, not reform. (Apr 1961)
Ayn Rand on Drugs
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  • All restrictions on drugs should be removed. (Nov 2005)
Ayn Rand on Education
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  • Purpose of education is to teach how to live your life. (Jan 1999)
  • Education should equip students for learning on their own. (Jan 1988)
  • Montessori system overcomes crippling "progressive" theories. (Nov 1984)
Ayn Rand on Energy & Oil
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  • Energy crises caused by unpredictability of government rules. (Nov 1973)
  • Politics caused 1973 oil shortages, not Arab oil embargo. (Nov 1973)
Ayn Rand on Environment
Click here for 5 full quotes on Environment OR other political leaders on Environment.
  • Anyone over age 30 should thank smokestacks for longevity. (Jan 1999)
  • Goal of ecologists is to destroy capitalist economy. (Jan 1999)
  • Reduce pollution & overcrowding by objective laws, not blame. (Jan 1999)
  • Pollution is a technological problem, not a political one. (Jan 1986)
  • Ecology principle condemns cities & people. (Jan 1979)
Ayn Rand on Families & Children
Click here for 3 full quotes on Families & Children OR other political leaders on Families & Children.
  • Conservative thinking is a "God, family, tradition swamp. (Mar 2015)
  • Morality of birth control is rights of parents to happiness. (Jun 1990)
  • Essence of femininity is hero-worship of masculinity. (Dec 1968)
Ayn Rand on Foreign Policy
Click here for 6 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other political leaders on Foreign Policy.
  • Economic boycott of Russia & they will retreat. (Oct 1998)
  • Essence of capitalism's foreign policy is free trade. (Jan 1988)
  • Repudiate foreign aid and all international self-immolation. (Jul 1986)
  • Outlaw use of force both internationally and domestically. (Jul 1986)
  • United Nations has delivered half of world to the Communists. (Jul 1986)
  • Withdraw from UN; sever relations with USSR. (Mar 1964)
Ayn Rand on Free Trade
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  • Anti-trust laws become haphazard & apply to anyone. (Jun 1990)
  • Unhampered, unobstructed operation of the free market. (Jan 1988)
  • Free trade liberated the 19th-century world. (Jul 1986)
  • Capitalism and trade encourage peace; statism encourages war. (Jul 1986)
Ayn Rand on Government Reform
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ayn Rand on Gun Control
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Ayn Rand on Health Care
Click here for 2 full quotes on Health Care OR other political leaders on Health Care.
  • Socialized medicine is a violation of individual rights. (Jun 1990)
  • Imposing Medicare regiments and destroys medical science. (Jan 1963)
Ayn Rand on Homeland Security
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  • Hypocritical to call for peace but allow dictatorships. (Jul 1986)
  • Military draft is the worst violation of individual right. (Jul 1986)
  • Physical force is proper only to stop terrorist invasion. (Nov 1964)
  • Initiating force is evil; but retaliating is imperative. (Nov 1964)
  • Not "Better Red Than Dead": but "Better See The Reds Dead". (Jan 1962)
Ayn Rand on Immigration
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ayn Rand on Jobs
Click here for 2 full quotes on Jobs OR other political leaders on Jobs.
  • Unemployment results from minimum wage laws. (Jan 1988)
  • Compulsory unions raise wages but hurt rest of society. (Jan 1979)
Ayn Rand on Principles & Values
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  • Art communicates moral ideas instead of just theory. (Feb 2012)
  • I'm an atheist; religion is from man's mind,not supernatural. (Jan 1986)
  • Christianity causes civil war because it requires altruism. (Jul 1946)
Ayn Rand on Social Security
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  • There is no "right" to economic security. (Jan 1979)
Ayn Rand on Tax Reform
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  • Make the best of a non-ideal mixed economy. (Jun 1990)
  • Soaking the rich reduces investment & doesn't help others. (Jan 1979)
  • In a free society, taxation would be voluntary. (Nov 1964)
Ayn Rand on Technology
Click here for 3 full quotes on Technology OR other political leaders on Technology.
  • A few independent minds raise productivity via technology. (Jan 1988)
  • Moon landing represents humankind's highest potential. (Sep 1969)
  • Private actions aren't censorship; only government censors. (Nov 1964)
Ayn Rand on War & Peace
Click here for 4 full quotes on War & Peace OR other political leaders on War & Peace.
  • Capitalism is fundamentally opposed to war. (Jan 1988)
  • Statism needs war; a free country does not. (Jul 1986)
  • Only governments have power of war and dictatorship. (Jul 1986)
  • Moral right, but not duty, to invade totalitarian states. (Mar 1964)
Ayn Rand on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 3 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR other political leaders on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Impossible right to economic security implies slave labor. (Jan 1998)
  • Capitalism eliminates poverty. (Jan 1988)
  • Capitalism is the only system that overcomes poverty. (Jul 1986)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
1968: Abortion is a moral right; an embryo has no rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
No one has right to dictate disposition of a woman's body: Strongly Favors topic 1
Morality of birth control is rights of parents to happiness: Favors topic 1
A human potentiality is not the equivalent of an actuality: Favors topic 1
A piece of protoplasm has no human rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Defend businessmen like we defend racial minorities: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Preferential treatment by race means racial quotas: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Racial quotas are obviously racist: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Essence of femininity is hero-worship of masculinity: Opposes topic 2
States' rights don't help individual rights: Favors topic 2
Racism is morally evil, but shouldn't be legally forbidden: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Adults should be completely free to practice homosexuality: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Conservative thinking is a "God, family, tradition swamp: Opposes topic 4
Impossible right to economic security implies slave labor: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Capitalism eliminates poverty: Favors topic 4
I'm an atheist; religion is from man's mind,not supernatural: Opposes topic 4
Christianity causes civil war because it requires altruism: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Socialized medicine is a violation of individual rights: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
There is no "right" to economic security: Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(-3 points on Social scale)
Anyone over age 30 should thank smokestacks for longevity: Favors topic 8
Goal of ecologists is to destroy capitalist economy: Strongly Favors topic 8
Reduce pollution & overcrowding by objective laws, not blame: Opposes topic 8
Ecology principle condemns cities & people: Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Too many laws means men can't live without breaking laws: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Let ten guilty go free rather than execute one innocent man: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Ideas can't be crimes; so no such thing as political crime: Opposes topic 9
Crime involves force; no such thing as crime against society: Opposes topic 9
Punishment should be guided by retribution, not reform: Favors topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Compulsory unions raise wages but hurt rest of society: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Soaking the rich reduces investment & doesn't help others: Strongly Opposes topic 11
In a free society, taxation would be voluntary: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Anti-trust laws become haphazard & apply to anyone: Favors topic 13
Essence of capitalism's foreign policy is free trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Unhampered, unobstructed operation of the free market: Strongly Favors topic 13
Capitalism and trade encourage peace; statism encourages war: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repudiate foreign aid and all international self-immolation: Strongly Favors topic 14
United Nations has delivered half of world to the Communists: Strongly Favors topic 14
Withdraw from UN; sever relations with USSR: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Capitalism is fundamentally opposed to war: Opposes topic 15
Outlaw use of force both internationally and domestically: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Military draft is the worst violation of individual right: Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Hypocritical to call for peace but allow dictatorships: Opposes topic 17
Statism needs war; a free country does not: Strongly Favors topic 17
Only governments have power of war and dictatorship: Favors topic 17
Initiating force is evil; but retaliating is imperative: Opposes topic 17
Moral right, but not duty, to invade totalitarian states: Opposes topic 17
Not "Better Red Than Dead": but "Better See The Reds Dead": Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Pollution is a technological problem, not a political one: Opposes topic 18
Energy crises caused by unpredictability of government rules: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+5 points on Social scale)
All restrictions on drugs should be removed: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Inflation does not cause growth, but debases the currency: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Inflation is plunder; would be criminal if citizens did it: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Ayn Rand is a Conservative-Leaning Libertarian.
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