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from 2004 third IL Senate Debate (number of quotes indicated):
- Alan Keyes (11)
- Barack Obama (12)
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Alan Keyes: Pro-choice stance is the slaveholder’s position.
Barack Obama: Moral accusations from pro-lifers are counterproductive.
Alan Keyes: Gay marriage invalid because gay couples cannot reproduce.
Barack Obama: Gays should not face discrimination but should not marry.
Alan Keyes: Enforcement should target criminals, not social conditions.
Alan Keyes: No conflict between pro life and pro death penalty stances.
Alan Keyes: Sentencing gang members to death sends strong social message.
Barack Obama: Passed 150 laws to toughen penalties for violent crime.
Barack Obama: Restrict police entry rules, to protect our civil liberties.
Barack Obama: Death penalty should be enforced fairly and with caution.
Barack Obama: Death penalty should not discriminate by gang membership.
Alan Keyes: Parents, not schools, should be responsible for sex ed.
Barack Obama: Sex education needed to help children discuss molestation.
Alan Keyes: Reinstate that state legislatures elect US Senators.
Barack Obama: Electing US Senators empowers people: keep 17th Amendment.
Alan Keyes: Gun control mentality means crooks have all the guns.
Barack Obama: Bush erred in failing to renew assault weapons ban.
Principles & Values|
Alan Keyes: Great principles at stake: marriage & innocent life.
Barack Obama: Seek common ground, not a moral crusade.
War & Peace|
Alan Keyes: Iraq War reduced probability of attack from Saddam to zero.
Alan Keyes: Naive to think Saddam has no connections to Al Qaeda.
Barack Obama: Iraq War has made US less safe from terrorism.
Barack Obama: Saddam has no connections to Al Qaeda nor to 9/11.