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Brian Macdonald on Civil Rights

Republican Senate Challenger

Make English our official language

English should be the official language of the United States. In years gone by, non-English speaking immigrants to this country made much more of an effort to learn English, or at least make sure that their children learned English at an early age. A common language is an important element in keeping a unified country. However, I also believe that learning other languages is helpful in getting along with and understanding people from different cultures.
Source: Campaign website,, "Issues" Feb 6, 2006

Opposes affirmative action as currently understood

I am opposed to affirmative action as currently understood, but I am absolutely committed to true equal opportunity. A government policy of set-asides and quotas results in "equal opportunity" very similar to the "separate but equal" schools. In that despicable situation, the schools were separate, but nowhere near equal. Affirmative action will not bring us to the realization of M.L.King's dream that [children] "will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character".
Source: Campaign website,, "Issues" Feb 6, 2006

Encourage affirmative action, but no government intervention

Macdonald opposes the VoteMatch statement, "Require companies to hire more women & minorities". Macdonald adds, "I would strongly encourage companies to hire more women and minorities, but I think that we need less government intervention in the workplace, not more."
Source: Email interview with Feb 1, 2006

Protecting homosexuality opens the door to worse

Macdonald opposes the VoteMatch statement, "Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws". Macdonald adds, "If you protect homosexuals in this way, you are opening the door to other sexual orientations that are currently illegal."
Source: Email interview with Feb 1, 2006

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