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David Walker on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • I strongly oppose partial birth abortion. (Apr 2012)
  • Morally wrong, but a woman's choice until viability. (Mar 2012)
  • Enforce against doctors performing abortions after viability. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Budget & Economy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Revise and respect the Constitutional spending cap. (Jul 2014)
  • Annual limit on most major categories of spending & revenues. (Apr 2012)
  • 3 parts spending cuts to 1 part tax increase via reforms. (Mar 2012)
  • Comprehensive tax reforms, capping tax at 20.5% of GDP. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Civil Rights
Click here for 3 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Equal benefits for civil unions, but no same-sex marriage. (Mar 2012)
  • Equal benefits for civil unions; but no same-sex marriage. (Mar 2012)
  • I believe in affirmative action but not quotas. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Corporations
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  • Less regulation to promote more company expansion. (Jul 2014)
David Walker on Crime
Click here for 2 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Death penalty only when DNA evidence & jury are conclusive. (Apr 2012)
  • Mandatory sentencing only for limited severe crimes. (Apr 2012)
David Walker on Drugs
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  • Decriminalize marijuana use; differentiate from hard drugs. (Apr 2012)
David Walker on Education
Click here for 4 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • More K-12 parental involvement and choice. (Jul 2014)
  • Vouchers ok, if they have proper protections in place. (Apr 2012)
  • No school prayer, but moment of silence ok. (Apr 2012)
  • Basic national standards; local control for curriculum. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Energy & Oil
Click here for 2 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Reduce energy costs while protecting the environment. (Jul 2014)
  • More drilling now; invest in renewables now & over time. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Environment
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  • Protect natural resources balanced with human use. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
David Walker on Foreign Policy
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  • Listen to other countries, but act in US self-interest. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Free Trade
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  • Fair trade; but keep NAFTA and China trade. (Apr 2012)
David Walker on Government Reform
Click here for 5 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Constitution State should call for Constitutional Convention. (Jul 2014)
  • Lifetime ban from government if guilty of public corruption. (Jul 2014)
  • Support local non-profits to take over social services. (Jul 2014)
  • Eliminate egregious loopholes in state campaign finance law. (Jul 2014)
  • Constitutional Amendment to limit campaign finance. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Gun Control
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  • Screening for automatic weapons; no felons own guns. (Apr 2012)
David Walker on Health Care
Click here for 6 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • ObamaCare promised too much and costs too much. (Jul 2014)
  • Cap annual healthcare spending like every major country. (Apr 2012)
  • Demographics will require more federal healthcare funding. (Apr 2012)
  • Repeal and replace ObamaCare if Supreme Court doesn't. (Apr 2012)
  • Annual budget limit on all federal health care spending . (Apr 2012)
  • Universal care that is appropriate, affordable & sustainable. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Homeland Security
Click here for 2 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Reform Patriot Act; it harms civil liberties. (Apr 2012)
  • Change force structure for new types of conflicts. (Apr 2012)
David Walker on Immigration
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  • Path to legal status but not to citizenship. (Mar 2012)
  • Enforce employment laws on employers, not against immigrants. (Mar 2012)
  • Enforce against employers hiring illegals. (Apr 2012)
David Walker on Jobs
Click here for 2 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Reform public employee collective bargaining to avoid abuse. (Jul 2014)
  • Emphasize approaches that help people help themselves. (Jul 2014)
David Walker on Local Issues
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  • Comprehensive plan of action for large cities. (Jul 2014)
David Walker on Principles & Values
Click here for 2 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Many founding principles are timeless, & have been violated. (Mar 2012)
  • Priorities on economy over foreign & social issues. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Social Security
Click here for 3 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Restructure retiree pensions to be equitable & sustainable. (Jul 2014)
  • Exploding costs of entitlements consumes entire 2025 budget. (Jun 2012)
  • Supplemental retirement accounts ok; private accounts not. (Apr 2012)
David Walker on Tax Reform
Click here for 3 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • No retroactive tax increases; reduce relative tax burdens. (Jul 2014)
  • Make effective tax rates progressive, not marginal tax rates. (Mar 2012)
  • Broaden base; make top rate 25%; make capital gains 25%. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Technology
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  • CT is last nationally in roads & critical infrastructure. (Jul 2014)
  • Create comprehensive integrated state data system. (Jul 2014)
David Walker on War & Peace
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  • Out of Iraq & Afghanistan; no ground troops in Iran. (Apr 2012)
David Walker on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Let churches provide services with religious exemptions. (Mar 2012)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
I strongly oppose partial birth abortion: Opposes topic 1
Morally wrong, but a woman's choice until viability: Favors topic 1
Enforce against doctors performing abortions after viability: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
I believe in affirmative action but not quotas: Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Equal benefits for civil unions, but no same-sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Equal benefits for civil unions; but no same-sex marriage: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
No school prayer, but moment of silence ok: Opposes topic 4
Let churches provide services with religious exemptions: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare promised too much and costs too much: Opposes topic 5
Cap annual healthcare spending like every major country: Strongly Favors topic 5
Demographics will require more federal healthcare funding: Strongly Favors topic 5
Repeal and replace ObamaCare if Supreme Court doesn't: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Annual budget limit on all federal health care spending : Opposes topic 5
Universal care that is appropriate, affordable & sustainable: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Restructure retiree pensions to be equitable & sustainable: Opposes topic 6
Supplemental retirement accounts ok; private accounts not: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
More K-12 parental involvement and choice: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers ok, if they have proper protections in place: Favors topic 7
Basic national standards; local control for curriculum: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Reduce energy costs while protecting the environment: Opposes topic 8
Protect natural resources balanced with human use: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Death penalty only when DNA evidence & jury are conclusive: Favors topic 9
Mandatory sentencing only for limited severe crimes: Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Screening for automatic weapons; no felons own guns: Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
No retroactive tax increases; reduce relative tax burdens: Opposes topic 11
3 parts spending cuts to 1 part tax increase via reforms: Favors topic 11
Make effective tax rates progressive, not marginal tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Broaden base; make top rate 25%; make capital gains 25%: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
Path to legal status but not to citizenship: Favors topic 12
Path to legal status but not to citizenship: Favors topic 12
Enforce employment laws on employers, not against immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Enforce against employers hiring illegals: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Fair trade; but keep NAFTA and China trade: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Change force structure for new types of conflicts: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Eliminate egregious loopholes in state campaign finance law: Strongly Favors topic 16
Constitutional Amendment to limit campaign finance: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Out of Iraq & Afghanistan; no ground troops in Iran: Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
More drilling now; invest in renewables now & over time: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize marijuana use; differentiate from hard drugs: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Revise and respect the Constitutional spending cap: Strongly Opposes topic 20

David Walker is a Moderate Libertarian Conservative.
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