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Gary Bauer on Abortion
Click here for 8 full quotes on Abortion OR other political leaders on Abortion.
  • Would counsel raped family members against abortion. (Jan 2000)
  • His judges would welcome every child into the world. (Jan 2000)
  • Urges voters to vote based on abortion issue. (Jan 2000)
  • No compromise on Litmus Test for Supreme Court. (Aug 1999)
  • Cut funding for Planned Parenthood. (Jul 1999)
  • No partial-birth abortion; no US aid for abortions. (Jul 1999)
  • Repeal laws that promote abortion; support Human Life bill. (May 1999)
  • Protecting unborn is a litmus test for judges and V.P. (May 1999)
Gary Bauer on Budget & Economy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other political leaders on Budget & Economy.
  • More $ for defense & police; less $ for welfare & arts. (Jan 2000)
  • Support balanced budget spending limits. (Jan 2000)
  • Spend surplus on defense, debt, & Medicare; not education. (Jan 2000)
Gary Bauer on Civil Rights
Click here for 14 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other political leaders on Civil Rights.
  • End affirmative action; but offer family leave time. (Jan 2000)
  • If not prayer, recite Declaration. (Nov 1999)
  • The law recognizes and encourages heterosexuality. (Jul 1999)
  • Posting Ten Commandments will reduce crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Restrict the ‘addictive blight’ of legalized gambling. (Jun 1999)
  • Opposes public review of private information. (May 1999)
  • No same-sex marriages; OK to ban gay hiring. (May 1999)
  • Prosecute pornography and the sexual slave trade. (May 1999)
  • Allow states to post Ten Commandments in public facilities. (May 1999)
  • End funding of NEA. (May 1999)
  • Gay agenda opposed when it involves the rest of the public. (Apr 1998)
  • Encourages converting gays to straight marriage. (Apr 1998)
  • Let states make gay laws-majority wants traditional values. (Apr 1998)
Gary Bauer on Corporations
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Gary Bauer on Crime
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  • Stricter penalties; more prisons; less parole. (Jan 2000)
  • Miranda rights not as important as victim rights. (Jan 2000)
  • In favor of capital punishment for “horrendous crimes.”. (Jul 1999)
  • Posting Ten Commandments will reduce crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Curb legalized gambling. (May 1999)
Gary Bauer on Drugs
Click here for 4 full quotes on Drugs OR other political leaders on Drugs.
  • Stricter penalties; more border security. (Jan 2000)
  • Resist legalization; incarcerate chronic users. (May 1999)
  • Stop drugs at the border; pressure Mexico to help. (May 1999)
Gary Bauer on Education
Click here for 12 full quotes on Education OR other political leaders on Education.
  • Allow Ten Commandments in schools & disallow Nazi salutes. (Jan 2000)
  • Present both evolution & creationism and let students decide. (Dec 1999)
  • If not prayer, recite Declaration. (Nov 1999)
  • College is a ticket to success; sacrificing for loans is OK. (Oct 1999)
  • Mixture of loans and grants for college. (Oct 1999)
  • Education policy-making should devolve to states. (Jul 1999)
  • For school prayer & Ten Commandments in schools. (Apr 1999)

    School Choice

  • Vouchers and local control will save our schools. (Jan 2000)
  • School vouchers to reduce disparity of technology have-nots. (Oct 1999)
  • Vouchers for home-schooling as well as private schools. (Jul 1999)
  • Supports parental choice and home schooling. (May 1999)
Gary Bauer on Energy & Oil
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  • Resources are there to be used. (Jan 2000)
Gary Bauer on Environment
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  • Limit “takings” & whittling away of property rights. (May 1999)
Gary Bauer on Families & Children
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  • Pro-marriage & virtue; anti-porn & Hollywood promiscuity. (Jan 2000)
  • Columbine resulted from our undermining the sanctity of life. (Dec 1999)
  • Nazi salutes indicated problem at Columbine. (Dec 1999)
  • Juvenile violence based on mass media & abortion. (Apr 1999)
  • Parents need more time with kids, not more taxes. (Jan 1998)
  • Child care assistance needed for relatives, not facilities. (Jan 1998)
  • More child tax credits; more flex-time. (Jan 1998)
Gary Bauer on Foreign Policy
Click here for 15 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other political leaders on Foreign Policy.
  • Be tough on Syria, on China, and on others. (Jan 2000)
  • Africa: Needs better governments, not bailouts. (Jan 2000)
  • Panama Canal: Keep US in; keep China Out. (Jan 2000)
  • Abolish the IMF. (Oct 1999)
  • Focus on human rights; against China; & support of Israel. (Jul 1999)
  • America should advance & protect freedom worldwide. (Apr 1998)
  • End of Cold War does not end US involvement abroad. (Apr 1998)

    China

  • The verdict is in: sanction China. (Jan 2000)
  • Shame on those who sent tech to Chinese military. (Jan 2000)
  • Stop allowing China to play us for suckers. (Dec 1999)
  • End appeasement based on corporate bottom line. (Sep 1999)
  • Cox Report marks failure to protect our nation. (May 1999)
  • Moral obligation to speak out for Chinese Christians. (Apr 1998)
  • Role in the world: military strength and moral clarity. (Jun 1997)
Gary Bauer on Free Trade
Click here for 11 full quotes on Free Trade OR 5 older headlines OR other political leaders on Free Trade.
  • Revoke China’s MFN & help US farmers. (Jan 2000)
  • Europeans fight to protect their farmers; so should we. (Dec 1999)
  • WTO bureaucrats are out of control. (Dec 1999)
  • Seattle protestors were right that WTO isn’t representative. (Dec 1999)
  • Fight for new export markets to help farmers. (Sep 1999)
  • Corporations should serve America as well as shareholders. (Apr 1998)

    China

  • Entrepreneurial China trade same as with totalitarian Cuba. (Jan 2000)
  • Apply Reagan’s USSR policy: No MFN; insist on human rights. (Dec 1999)
  • China is a threat; refuse MFN status & WTO membership. (May 1999)
  • Target sanctions against companies owned by Chinese Army. (Apr 1998)
Gary Bauer on Government Reform
Click here for 7 full quotes on Government Reform OR other political leaders on Government Reform.
  • Appointing liberal to Supreme Court is a “colossal mistake”. (Jan 2000)
  • Wife Carol would promote traditional women’s roles. (Dec 1999)
  • Large donations buy access and are “corrupting”. (Dec 1999)
  • Bureaucracy means saying “no” to bad ideas 90% of the time. (Oct 1999)
  • Restrain and reverse liberal judicial activism. (May 1999)
  • No campaign contributions from Hollywood. (May 1999)
Gary Bauer on Gun Control
Click here for 6 full quotes on Gun Control OR other political leaders on Gun Control.
  • Churches should discuss souls, not gun resolutions. (Dec 1999)
  • Promoting virtue would work better than passing gun laws. (Dec 1999)
  • Problem of the heart & soul, not of guns. (Dec 1999)
  • New gun laws won’t prevent Littleton. (May 1999)
  • Focus on our hearts, not “instruments”. (Apr 1999)
Gary Bauer on Health Care
Click here for 6 full quotes on Health Care OR other political leaders on Health Care.
  • A patient bill of rights fits the conservative agenda. (Jan 2000)
  • Against bureaucratic decision-making. (Oct 1999)
  • Supports Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Allowing suing HMOs. (Aug 1999)
  • Reject euthanasia and assisted suicide. (May 1999)
Gary Bauer on Homeland Security
Click here for 8 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other political leaders on Homeland Security.
  • Shifted focus from traditional family to national security. (Nov 2008)
  • Abandon the ABM Treaty; build SDI over Asia. (Sep 1999)
  • Fully fund all veteran’s benefits and health care. (May 1999)
  • Deploy SDI; upgrade hollow military. (May 1999)
  • Expand NATO; stay engaged abroad; stop defense cuts. (Apr 1998)
  • Build SDI - don’t leave our citizens defenseless. (Apr 1998)
  • Increase defense spending to meet global responsibilities. (Jun 1997)
Gary Bauer on Immigration
Click here for 3 full quotes on Immigration OR other political leaders on Immigration.
  • Enforce laws against illegal immigration. (Jan 2000)
  • Secure borders first; then decide immigration levels. (Oct 1999)
  • All immigrants should learn English plus US traditions. (Oct 1999)
Gary Bauer on Jobs
Click here for 4 full quotes on Jobs OR other political leaders on Jobs.
  • Family farms: Demand that Europe stop protecting theirs. (Jan 2000)
  • For grazing & ethanol; against Kyoto treaty. (Jan 2000)
  • Continue ethanol subsidy; find other uses for ag products. (Sep 1999)
  • For price reporting; tax-free farm accounts; livestock ins. (Sep 1999)
Gary Bauer on Principles & Values
Click here for 13 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other political leaders on Principles & Values.
  • Withdraws after NH Primary. (Feb 2000)
  • America needs to return to the ethics of Ronald Reagan. (Jan 2000)
  • First priority is to outlaw abortion. (Jan 2000)
  • Conservative values: pro-life; marriage; Commandments. (Jan 2000)
  • Better off than 4 years ago financially, but not culturally. (Dec 1999)
  • Virtue deficit needs to be paid off. (Oct 1999)
  • Return power from Wall Street to America’s families. (Sep 1999)
  • Legislating morality ok, if it’s our best values. (Aug 1999)
  • Character counts; virtue is not old-fashioned. (May 1999)
  • Something is wrong, despite good economy. (Apr 1999)
  • Freedom requires virtue; freedom means “liberty under God”. (Apr 1998)
  • It’s the “American Century” because of America’s values. (Apr 1998)
Gary Bauer on Social Security
Click here for 7 full quotes on Social Security OR other political leaders on Social Security.
  • Preserve system, but allow personal investment. (Jan 2000)
  • Relieve tax burden via smaller retirement benefits. (Dec 1999)
  • Preserve social security by reform without privatization. (Dec 1999)
  • Cut Soc.Sec. taxes AND benefits by 20%. (Sep 1999)
  • Opposes privatization of Social Security. (Aug 1999)
  • 20% payroll tax cuts as part of SSI reform. (Jul 1999)
Gary Bauer on Tax Reform
Click here for 11 full quotes on Tax Reform OR 3 older headlines OR other political leaders on Tax Reform.
  • No-tax pledge; but keep mortgage & charity deductions. (Jan 2000)
  • Estate tax is double taxation - remove it. (Dec 1999)
  • 16% flat tax; keep mortgage & charity deductions. (Oct 1999)
  • 16% applies to corporations as well; with fewer deductions. (Oct 1999)
  • Return power from Wall St. to America’s families. (Sep 1999)
  • 20% cut in Soc.Sec. tax; raise business tax to compensate. (Sep 1999)
  • Taxes today are higher than in WWII, Middle Ages, or Bible. (Sep 1999)
  • Deduct charity & mortgage; cut capital gains & estate taxes. (Sep 1999)
  • Flat tax: $1,400 personal exemption; no capital gains rate. (Sep 1999)
  • Scrap tax system that favors capital over people. (Sep 1999)
Gary Bauer on Technology
Click here for 5 full quotes on Technology OR other political leaders on Technology.
  • Market fails poor kids-push funds for Digital Divide. (Jan 2000)
  • Stricter Internet laws against hacking & porn; for privacy. (Jan 2000)
  • Keep Internet tax-free; lower taxes for Main Street too. (Jan 2000)
  • School vouchers to reduce disparity of technology have-nots. (Oct 1999)
Gary Bauer on War & Peace
Click here for 6 full quotes on War & Peace OR other political leaders on War & Peace.
  • Stand with Israel: enough sacrifice already. (Jan 2000)
  • Withdraw ground troops; insist on US command. (Jan 2000)
  • No vital US interests in Kosovo. (Dec 1999)
  • Mideast: Bring message of freedom to Arab world. (Apr 1998)
  • Extend international order friendly to our security. (Jun 1997)
Gary Bauer on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 4 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR other political leaders on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Pro-block grants; require teen moms to live with parents. (Jan 2000)
  • Allow religious organizations to provide welfare services. (Jan 2000)
  • Supports faith-based solutions for social ills. (May 1999)


VoteMatch Responses
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Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
No same-sex marriages; OK to ban gay hiring: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Encourages converting gays to straight marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
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Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Against bureaucratic decision-making: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
End funding of NEA: Strongly Favors topic 7
School vouchers to reduce disparity of technology have-nots: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
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Resources are there to be used: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Absolute right to gun ownership
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Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Secure borders first; then decide immigration levels: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Be tough on Syria, on China, and on others: Strongly Favors topic 14
The verdict is in: sanction China: Favors topic 14
Stop allowing China to play us for suckers: 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)
Increase defense spending to meet global responsibilities: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
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Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Extend international order friendly to our security: Opposes topic 17
No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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No opinion on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
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Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
16% flat tax; keep mortgage & charity deductions: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Gary Bauer is a Moderate Conservative.
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