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Dan Quayle on Abortion
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  • Overturn Roe v. Wade; litmus test for appointments. (Jun 1999)
  • Keep courts out of state bans on partial-birth abortions. (May 1999)
Dan Quayle on Budget & Economy
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  • Proposed Balanced Budget Amendment. (Jan 1987)
  • Congress, not Fed, should manage economy. (Aug 1999)
  • Greenspan should lower interest rates, and should retire. (Aug 1999)
Dan Quayle on Civil Rights
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  • 1989: Misquoted United Negro College Fund's slogan. (Sep 2004)
  • Oppose quotas but push for black support. (Jul 1994)
  • Traditional family values instead of support for gay rights. (Apr 1989)
  • Eliminate gender discrimination in all federal programs. (Jan 1985)
  • Gambling impacts families; but leave it up to states. (Jul 1999)
  • Supports Amendment against desecrating the flag. (Jun 1999)
  • Religion is indispensable; against “all state, no church.”. (May 1999)
Dan Quayle on Corporations
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  • Small business tied up in knots by Big Brother bureaucracy. (Jul 1994)
Dan Quayle on Crime
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  • One-Strike for gun crimes, including juveniles. (Aug 1999)
Dan Quayle on Drugs
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  • International strike force; and oppose legalization. (Oct 1988)
  • Moral leaders can & must win War on Drugs. (Mar 1999)
  • Feds have surrendered in the War on Drugs. (Mar 1999)
Dan Quayle on Education
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  • Evaluate teachers; weed out non-performers. (Aug 1999)
  • “Students’ rights” wrongly undermines school discipline. (May 1999)
  • Mentioning God in classrooms should not be illegal. (May 1999)
  • Experiment with charter schools and parental choice. (May 1999)
Dan Quayle on Energy & Oil
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  • Convert federal car fleet to alternative-fuel vehicles. (Jul 1987)
  • Establish energy conservation standards for home appliances. (Jan 1987)
  • Fervor on global warming is an attack on capitalism. (Apr 1999)
  • More research before we act on global warming. (Apr 1999)
  • Reducing greenhouse emissions hurts economy too much. (Apr 1999)
  • CAFE standards cost lives by shrinking cars. (Apr 1999)
Dan Quayle on Environment
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  • Supports marketable pollution credits for over-compliance. (Apr 1999)
  • Against restricting property use under ESA. (Apr 1999)
  • Healthy economy best guarantees healthy ecology. (Apr 1999)
  • Supports full compensation for regulatory takings. (Apr 1999)
  • Define wetlands as land that is wet. (Apr 1999)
  • Local, not federal, solutions for suburban sprawl. (Apr 1999)
Dan Quayle on Families & Children
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  • Society trivializes parenthood and especially fatherhood. (Sep 2012)
  • 2010: 18 years after Murphy Brown, "Dan Quayle Was Right". (Nov 2010)
  • Promote agenda of family values. (Jul 1994)
  • Promote at-home parents via 30% tax cut & less fed rules. (Sep 1999)
  • TV causes problems facing American families. (Jul 1999)
  • Fed policies drive parents away from home & into workplace. (Jun 1999)
  • Daycare credits; more flex-time; less regulation. (Jun 1999)
  • Support stay-at-home moms as much as working women. (Jun 1999)
  • Males become men by supporting their children. (Jun 1999)
  • Daycare keeps parents on treadmill instead of with kids. (Jun 1999)
  • Reduce tax burdens on families. (May 1999)
  • “Children’s rights” wrongly undermines parental authority. (May 1999)
  • Parental responsibility prevents crimes by kids. (Apr 1999)
  • Littleton due to lack of parenting & character education. (Apr 1999)
  • Prosecute parents for gross negligence if kids kill. (Apr 1999)
Dan Quayle on Foreign Policy
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  • Defund UN Office of Research and Information Collection. (Apr 1987)
  • $50M for vaccinations in developing countries. (Dec 1985)
  • Treat Asia like we do Europe. (Aug 1999)

    China

  • Move China towards democracy, to avoid threat. (Aug 1999)
  • Respect China; support Taiwan; SDI for Asian allies. (Jul 1999)
  • We must face China as our biggest challenge. (Jul 1999)
  • China spying is expected; lack of response is not. (May 1999)
  • Role in the world: military strength and moral clarity. (Jun 1997)
Dan Quayle on Free Trade
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  • Trade creates growth; isolation is retreat. (Jul 1994)
  • Trade sanctions on USSR-occupied Afghanistan. (Apr 1987)
  • Fast-track agreements; but also protective tariffs. (Feb 1987)
  • China not ready for WTO; engage them & change them. (Jul 1999)
Dan Quayle on Government Reform
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  • Over-litigiousness hurts American competitiveness. (Jul 1994)
  • Develop public financing for Congressional races. (Sep 1987)
  • For term limits; cut Congressional benefits after 12 years. (Jul 1999)
  • Reduce cabinet to 8-12 depts, save billions. (Jul 1999)
  • Big Government has grown bigger under Clinton-Gore. (May 1999)
  • Cut Cabinet, federal agencies, and regulations. (May 1999)
  • Appoint judges who won’t push a political agenda. (May 1999)
  • Replace ‘Legal Aristocracy’ with pro-morality judges. (May 1999)
Dan Quayle on Gun Control
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  • One-Strike for gun crimes, including juveniles. (Aug 1999)
  • 2nd Amendment rights protect all other rights. (Jul 1999)
  • Self-control instead of gun control. (Jul 1999)
  • Enforce existing gun laws before making new ones. (Jul 1999)
  • Instant gun checks OK, but real issue is self-control. (May 1999)
Dan Quayle on Health Care
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  • Ensure health access for medically-uninsurable individuals. (Aug 1987)
  • Provide catastrophic illness coverage through Medicare. (Feb 1987)
Dan Quayle on Homeland Security
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  • 1969: "Phone calls were made" to avoid Vietnam service. (Aug 1999)
  • Neglect is leading to a “hollow military”. (May 1999)
  • Focus on high-tech: SDI and spying. (May 1999)
  • Spend more on advanced weapons R&D. (Jan 1999)
  • Modify Aegis for missile defense; withdraw from ABM Treaty. (Jan 1999)
  • Coordinate intelligence agencies to fight terrorism. (Jan 1999)
  • Increase defense spending to meet global responsibilities. (Jun 1997)
Dan Quayle on Immigration
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  • Restrict bilingual education; maximum 3 years. (Jan 1987)
Dan Quayle on Jobs
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  • End farm crisis by more exports & tax relief. (Aug 1999)
  • Flexible work rules support family needs. (Jun 1999)
  • Keep minimum wage under $6/hour. (Jun 1999)
Dan Quayle on Principles & Values
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  • 1988: Why VP? young, Midwestern, and good on defense. (Sep 2004)
  • 1988 V.P. debate opponent: "You're no Jack Kennedy". (Sep 2004)
  • Murphy Brown episode was about helping single mothers. (Jul 1994)
  • Smaller govt; bigger defense; stronger families. (Jul 1999)
  • A “poverty of values” causes many social ills. (May 1999)
Dan Quayle on Social Security
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  • 30% privately invested won’t affect Social Security system. (Jul 1999)
  • Tax-free “Freedom Accounts” replace IRAs. (May 1999)
  • Can place 30% of SSI taxes into “Freedom Accounts”. (May 1999)
Dan Quayle on Tax Reform
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  • Reduce tax burdens on families. (Jun 1999)
  • Simplify income taxes, eliminate estate taxes. (May 1999)
  • 30% across-the-board income tax and corporate tax cut. (May 1999)
  • Radical tax change eventually; cut taxes in interim. (Jan 1998)
  • Eliminate most tax preferences; preserve “core incentives”. (Jan 1998)
Dan Quayle on Technology
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  • Get NASA out of doldrums & to Mars by 2019. (Jul 1994)
  • Urges Clinton to shield economy from possible Y2K crisis. (Aug 1999)
  • Link dollar to gold as a Y2K shield. (Aug 1999)
Dan Quayle on War & Peace
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  • Should have negotiated Kosovo; no US peacekeeping troops. (Jun 1999)
  • Kosovo: Wrong war in the wrong place. (May 1999)
  • Our Kosovo role: bring combatants together, not wage war. (May 1999)
  • Stay out of Yugoslavia’s civil war. (Apr 1999)
  • Extend international order friendly to our security. (Jun 1997)
Dan Quayle on Welfare & Poverty
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  • 1992: Murphy Brown single parent mocks importance of fathers. (Nov 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Overturn Roe v. Wade; litmus test for appointments: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Keep courts out of state bans on partial-birth abortions: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate gender discrimination in all federal programs: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Oppose quotas but push for black support: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Traditional family values instead of support for gay rights: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Religion is indispensable; against “all state, no church.”: Favors topic 4
Mentioning God in classrooms should not be illegal: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ensure health access for medically-uninsurable individuals: Strongly Favors topic 5
Provide catastrophic illness coverage through Medicare: Favors topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
30% privately invested won’t affect Social Security system: Strongly Favors topic 6
Tax-free “Freedom Accounts” replace IRAs.: Favors topic 6
Can place 30% of SSI taxes into “Freedom Accounts”: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Experiment with charter schools and parental choice: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports marketable pollution credits for over-compliance: Opposes topic 8
Against restricting property use under ESA: Strongly Favors topic 8
Healthy economy best guarantees healthy ecology: Favors topic 8
Supports full compensation for regulatory takings: Strongly Favors topic 8
Local, not federal, solutions for suburban sprawl: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
One-Strike for gun crimes, including juveniles: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
2nd Amendment rights protect all other rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Self-control instead of gun control: Strongly Favors topic 10
Enforce existing gun laws before making new ones: Favors topic 10
Instant gun checks OK, but real issue is self-control: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Simplify income taxes, eliminate estate taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
30% across-the-board income tax and corporate tax cut: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Radical tax change eventually; cut taxes in interim: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Eliminate most tax preferences; preserve “core incentives”: Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Restrict bilingual education; maximum 3 years: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Trade creates growth; isolation is retreat: Strongly Favors topic 13
Trade sanctions on USSR-occupied Afghanistan: Opposes topic 13
Fast-track agreements; but also protective tariffs: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Defund UN Office of Research and Information Collection: Strongly Favors topic 14
Role in the world: military strength and moral clarity: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Neglect is leading to a “hollow military”: Strongly Favors topic 15
Spend more on advanced weapons R&D: Strongly Favors topic 15
Increase defense spending to meet global responsibilities: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(+5 points on Social scale)
Develop public financing for Congressional races: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
Treat Asia like we do Europe: Favors topic 17
Extend international order friendly to our security: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Convert federal car fleet to alternative-fuel vehicles: Favors topic 18
Establish energy conservation standards for home appliances: Favors topic 18
More research before we act on global warming: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Reducing greenhouse emissions hurts economy too much: Strongly Opposes topic 18
CAFE standards cost lives by shrinking cars: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
International strike force; and oppose legalization: Strongly Favors topic 19
Moral leaders can & must win War on Drugs: Favors topic 19
Feds have surrendered in the War on Drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Proposed Balanced Budget Amendment: Opposes topic 20

Dan Quayle is a Populist-Leaning Conservative.
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