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Howard Phillips on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR other political leaders on Abortion.
  • Prosecute abortion doctors for homicide. (Sep 2000)
  • First Priority is to End Legalized Abortion. (Sep 1999)
  • Killing of the innocent, young or old, is unconstitutional. (Sep 1999)
  • Both parties support pro-abortion Supreme Court Justices. (Sep 1999)
Howard Phillips on Budget & Economy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other political leaders on Budget & Economy.
  • No spending increases; no compromise. (Feb 2000)
  • Smaller budget-or no budget-is better than a balanced budget. (Sep 1999)
  • The Fed is an instrument for legalized plunder. (Sep 1999)
Howard Phillips on Civil Rights
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  • Stop subsidizing “safe sodomy” (End AIDS education). (Sep 2000)
  • End affirmative action. (Jan 2000)
  • End anti-Christianity in Congressional spending. (Sep 1999)
  • Direction taken from God on gay rights issues. (Sep 1999)
  • Respect rights because they’re bestowed by God, not state. (Sep 1999)
  • Censorship is dumbing down our children. (Aug 1993)
  • End NEA; a $176-million blaspheming “ministry of culture”. (Jul 1992)
Howard Phillips on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Howard Phillips on Crime
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  • Stricter prosecutions for juveniles. (Jan 2000)
  • Restore US jurisprudence to its Biblical presuppositions. (Nov 1996)
  • Federal crime funding makes enforcement less accountable. (Oct 1996)
  • Crime should be handled locally, quickly and firmly. (Oct 1996)
  • Citizens delegate law enforcement to government. (Oct 1996)
  • Feds should leave death penalty to states. (Oct 1996)
Howard Phillips on Drugs
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  • Federal duty to protect borders; local duty to protect self. (Oct 2000)
  • Loss of the Panama Canal bases will increase drugs here. (Jun 2000)
  • More border security needed. (Jan 2000)
Howard Phillips on Education
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  • End federal funding of education. (Jan 2000)
  • Close down Dept of Education, Feds should play no role. (Sep 1996)
  • Separate education from state, or it’s establishing religion. (Aug 1993)
  • Education debate today is about sex & crime. (Aug 1993)
  • Schools sponsor the official state religion of humanism. (Aug 1993)
  • Children’s education controlled by parents. (May 1998)
Howard Phillips on Energy & Oil
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  • No to Kyoto. (Jan 2000)
Howard Phillips on Environment
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  • Property rights are ours, not government’s. (Aug 1993)
  • Environmentalism is socialist. (Jan 1992)
Howard Phillips on Families & Children
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  • Family government is the highest form of government. (May 1998)
  • Strengthen families by downsizing government. (May 1998)
Howard Phillips on Foreign Policy
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  • Exit IMF & World Bank. (Sep 2000)
  • Strong defense but less involvement abroad. (Sep 2000)
  • Foreign aid is unconstitutional. (Jan 2000)
  • Reduce federal foreign policy role. (Jan 2000)
  • Panama Canal: Keep US in; keep China out. (Sep 1999)
  • China’s control of the Panama Canal is a major threat. (Jun 2000)
  • China has bought support in Congress. (Sep 1999)
Howard Phillips on Free Trade
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  • Withdraw from NAFTA, WTO, UN, IMF, & Federal Reserve. (Sep 1999)
  • No more foolish bailouts, like Mexico’s. (May 1995)
  • Giving up sovereignty is unconstitutional & dangerous. (Nov 1993)

    China

  • Permanent NTR is unconstitutional. (Jan 2000)
  • MFN for China is a gift to the People’s Liberation Army. (Sep 1998)
Howard Phillips on Government Reform
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  • Taking matching funds is stealing from taxpayers. (Sep 2000)
  • Restore Constitutional accountability; enforce 10th Amend. (Sep 2000)
  • Close NEA, NPR, CPB: funding “good works” corrupts them. (Sep 1999)
  • Abolish FEC; unlimited & disclosed campaign contributions. (Sep 1999)
  • Cut the federal government down to constitutional size. (Sep 1999)
  • Legislation is only for Congress, not federal agencies. (Sep 1999)
  • FEC reforms have corrupted politics: abolish FEC. (Sep 1999)
  • Federal programs invade our privacy. (Jan 1996)
  • Eliminate income tax & most federal taxes. (Jan 1996)
  • When govt usurps power, we are accountable. (Nov 1993)
Howard Phillips on Gun Control
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  • Repeal gun restrictions; concealed carry OK. (Jan 2000)
  • Guns controlled by citizens with no restrictions. (Sep 1999)
Howard Phillips on Health Care
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  • Federal govt out of health care. (Jan 2000)
Howard Phillips on Homeland Security
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  • No US troops under foreign command. (Sep 2000)
  • Strengthen defense spending, for US defense. (Sep 2000)
  • Defense $ for military pay & equipment, not on UN & NATO. (Jun 2000)
  • SDI should be deployed. (Sep 1999)
  • US should advocate liberty abroad, but only defend US. (Sep 1999)
  • Only Congress declares war, not Executive Orders. (Sep 1999)
  • American troops fight for US and not the New World Order. (Sep 1999)
  • Deploy missile defense and SDI; withdraw from ABM Treaty. (Jan 1992)
Howard Phillips on Immigration
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  • No amnesty & no welfare for immigrants. (Oct 2000)
  • Tighten borders and subsidies to illegal immigrants. (Jan 2000)
Howard Phillips on Jobs
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Howard Phillips on Principles & Values
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  • Stands for values of Bible, common law, & George Washington. (Oct 2000)
  • Sovereignty reposes in God, not in man or the state. (Sep 2000)
  • Christian liberty benefits even non-Christians. (Sep 2000)
  • We are Constitutionalists, not Libertarians. (Jul 2000)
  • Stick to biblical & constitutional standards. (Jan 2000)
  • Christianity is the basis of our legal system. (Sep 1999)
  • Accountability to people and God. (Sep 1999)
  • Welcomes pro-family activists from GOP. (Sep 1999)
  • America has forgotten God. (Sep 1999)
  • Republicans are just as bad as Democrats. (May 1999)
  • Unity of purpose based on principle. (Nov 1993)
Howard Phillips on Social Security
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  • Keep Congress out of Social Security’s pocket. (Jan 2000)
  • Restore Trust Fund while privatizing. (Sep 1999)
  • Privatize Social Security & Medicare. (May 1998)
Howard Phillips on Tax Reform
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  • Tariffs down on foreigners causes taxes up on Americans. (Oct 1999)
  • Tariffs should replace taxes. (Sep 1999)
  • Veto all IRS funds; repeal 16th Amendment. (Sep 1999)
  • Eliminate income tax, corporate tax, & estate tax. (Jan 1996)
Howard Phillips on Technology
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  • Government out of the Internet, even Internet porn. (Sep 2000)
  • The internet doesn’t need govt regulations. (Jan 2000)
  • Advance space program & SDI; restrict technology transfers. (Jul 1992)
  • Restrict technology transfer to present & future adversaries. (Jan 1992)
Howard Phillips on War & Peace
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  • US out of Kosovo. (Jan 2000)
  • Kosovo war unconstitutional. (Sep 1999)
Howard Phillips on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Federally subsidized welfare should be ended. (Jan 2000)
  • End welfare; family income doubles when fed gov’t shrinks. (Sep 1999)
  • Deconstruct the humanist-globalist welfare state. (Nov 1992)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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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)
Prosecute abortion doctors for homicide: Strongly Opposes topic 1
First Priority is to End Legalized Abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Killing of the innocent, young or old, is unconstitutional: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
End affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Stop subsidizing “safe sodomy” (End AIDS education): Opposes topic 3
Direction taken from God on gay rights issues: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Christian liberty benefits even non-Christians: Favors topic 4
Federally subsidized welfare should be ended: Strongly Favors topic 4
Christianity is the basis of our legal system: Favors topic 4
America has forgotten God: Strongly Favors topic 4
End welfare; family income doubles when fed gov’t shrinks: Favors topic 4
Schools sponsor the official state religion of humanism: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Federal govt out of health care: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Keep Congress out of Social Security’s pocket: Favors topic 6
Restore Trust Fund while privatizing: Favors topic 6
Privatize Social Security & Medicare: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
End federal funding of education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Close down Dept of Education, Feds should play no role: Strongly Favors topic 7
Children’s education controlled by parents: Strongly Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Restore US jurisprudence to its Biblical presuppositions: Strongly Favors topic 9
Crime should be handled locally, quickly and firmly: Opposes topic 9
Feds should leave death penalty to states.: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal gun restrictions; concealed carry OK: Strongly Favors topic 10
Guns controlled by citizens with no restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tariffs should replace taxes: Opposes topic 11
Veto all IRS funds; repeal 16th Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Eliminate income tax, corporate tax, & estate tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
No amnesty & no welfare for immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No amnesty & no welfare for immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Tighten borders and subsidies to illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Withdraw from NAFTA, WTO, UN, IMF, & Federal Reserve: Strongly Opposes topic 13
No more foolish bailouts, like Mexico’s: Opposes topic 13
Giving up sovereignty is unconstitutional & dangerous: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Defense $ for military pay & equipment, not on UN & NATO: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Strengthen defense spending, for US defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Defense $ for military pay & equipment, not on UN & NATO: Strongly Favors topic 15
US should advocate liberty abroad, but only defend US: Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Exit IMF & World Bank: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No US troops under foreign command: Opposes topic 17
Foreign aid is unconstitutional: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Reduce federal foreign policy role: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No to Kyoto: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Property rights are ours, not government’s: Opposes topic 18
Environmentalism is socialist: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Federal duty to protect borders; local duty to protect self: Strongly Favors topic 19
Loss of the Panama Canal bases will increase drugs here: Favors topic 19
More border security needed: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No spending increases; no compromise: Opposes topic 20
Tariffs down on foreigners causes taxes up on Americans: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Cut the federal government down to constitutional size: Opposes topic 20
Eliminate income tax & most federal taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Howard Phillips is a Populist-Leaning Conservative.
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