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Libertarian Party on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR other political leaders on Abortion.
  • Government should be kept out of the matter of abortion. (May 2008)
  • Abortion is a woman’s choice and does not concern the state. (Jul 2000)
Libertarian Party on Budget & Economy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other political leaders on Budget & Economy.
  • Reduce taxes, spending, and eliminate controls on trade. (Jul 2000)
  • Abolish all regulation of banks in favor of free market. (Jul 2000)
  • Pass constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget. (Jul 2000)
Libertarian Party on Civil Rights
Click here for 4 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other political leaders on Civil Rights.
  • Support individual’s right to choose, even if we disapprove. (May 2008)
  • Repeal all laws against homosexuality. (Jul 2000)
  • Right to complete freedom of expression includes pornography. (Jul 2000)
  • Redress the wrongs of the U.S. towards the Indians. (Jul 2000)
Libertarian Party on Corporations
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Libertarian Party on Crime
Click here for 6 full quotes on Crime OR other political leaders on Crime.
  • Three Strikes approach is illusory & dangerous. (Nov 2000)
  • Omnibus Crime Bill, including death penalty, has failed. (Nov 2000)
  • Encourage private efforts to fight crime. (Jul 2000)
  • Allow drugs, alcohol, prostitution, gambling, and suicide. (Jul 2000)
  • Strengthen, not reduce, the rights of the accused. (Jul 2000)
  • Hate crimes are used to punish blacks. (Feb 2000)
Libertarian Party on Drugs
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  • Repeal all drug laws creating “crimes” without victims. (May 2008)
  • The war on drugs threatens individual liberties. (Jul 2000)
Libertarian Party on Education
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  • Let parents control all educational funding. (May 2008)
  • Poor kids end up at worst schools in current system. (Nov 2000)
  • Separation of education and State. (Jul 2000)
  • End compulsory busing & compulsory education. (Jul 2000)

    School Choice

  • Support a market in education to provide more choices. (Nov 2000)
  • The state should stay out of education. (Jul 2000)
  • Treat private school funding the same as public schools. (Jul 2000)
Libertarian Party on Energy & Oil
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  • Oppose government control of energy pricing and production. (May 2008)
Libertarian Party on Environment
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  • Gale Norton is ‘giant leap’ for environmental sense. (Jan 2001)
  • Government is the worst polluter. (Nov 2000)
  • The parties responsible for pollution should be held liable. (Jul 2000)
Libertarian Party on Families & Children
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  • Keep families free from government intrusion. (Jul 2000)
Libertarian Party on Foreign Policy
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  • Tyranny around the world must be condemned. (Jul 2000)
  • No U.S. intervention in the affairs of other countries. (Jul 2000)
Libertarian Party on Free Trade
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  • Remove governmental impediments to free trade. (May 2008)
  • Prosperity will come from unrestricted free markets. (Jul 2000)
  • Abolish all trade barriers and agreements. (Jul 2000)
  • Abolish all trade barriers and trade agreements. (Jul 2000)
Libertarian Party on Government Reform
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  • Repeal laws which restrict voluntary financing of campaigns. (May 2008)
  • The government should keep “hands off” the economy. (Jul 2000)
  • Abolish the Department of Energy. (Jul 2000)
Libertarian Party on Gun Control
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  • Affirm the right to keep and bear arms. (May 2008)
  • Repeal all gun control laws and regulation of weapons. (Jul 2000)
Libertarian Party on Health Care
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  • Restore and revive a free market health care system. (May 2008)
  • Government should not be in the health insurance business. (Jul 2000)
Libertarian Party on Homeland Security
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  • Military should defend against aggression; not world police. (May 2008)
  • Reduce defense spending by half; just defend the US. (Nov 2000)
  • Build missile defense privately, with federal “reward”. (Nov 2000)
  • Oppose any form of national service. (Jul 2000)
  • Eliminate nuclear weapons & bring all U.S. troops home. (Jul 2000)
  • Support resistance to the draft. (Aug 1981)
Libertarian Party on Immigration
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  • Eliminate all restrictions on immigration. (Jul 2000)
Libertarian Party on Jobs
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  • Union activity by choice only. (Jul 2000)
  • No welfare & no restrictions on work. (Jul 2000)
Libertarian Party on Principles & Values
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  • Encourage individual freedom without government interference. (Jul 2000)
  • Church and state should be completely separate. (Jul 2000)
  • No taxation or regulation of private property. (Jul 2000)
Libertarian Party on Social Security
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  • Replace the Social Security system with a private system. (May 2008)
  • Privatize Social Security. (Jul 2000)
Libertarian Party on Tax Reform
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  • Repeal the income tax and abolish the IRS. (May 2008)
  • Repeal all income taxes, & the 16th Amendment. (Jul 2000)
Libertarian Party on Technology
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  • Oppose communication censorship, especially about religion. (May 2008)
Libertarian Party on War & Peace
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  • Eliminate intervention by US abroad. (Jul 2000)
Libertarian Party on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Non-profits more effective than government at “safety net”. (Apr 1999)


VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Government should be kept out of the matter of abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Abortion is a woman’s choice and does not concern the state: Favors topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Support individual’s right to choose, even if we disapprove: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Redress the wrongs of the U.S. towards the Indians: Favors topic 2
Hate crimes are used to punish blacks: Neutral on topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Repeal all laws against homosexuality: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
No welfare & no restrictions on work: Favors topic 4
Church and state should be completely separate: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Non-profits more effective than government at “safety net”: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Restore and revive a free market health care system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Government should not be in the health insurance business: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace the Social Security system with a private system: Strongly Favors topic 6
Privatize Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Let parents control all educational funding: Strongly Favors topic 7
Poor kids end up at worst schools in current system: Favors topic 7
Support a market in education to provide more choices: Strongly Favors topic 7
The state should stay out of education: Favors topic 7
Treat private school funding the same as public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Government is the worst polluter: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Three Strikes approach is illusory & dangerous: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Omnibus Crime Bill, including death penalty, has failed: Opposes topic 9
Encourage private efforts to fight crime: Opposes topic 9
Strengthen, not reduce, the rights of the accused: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Affirm the right to keep and bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Repeal all gun control laws and regulation of weapons: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal the income tax and abolish the IRS: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No taxation or regulation of private property: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal all income taxes, & the 16th Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Eliminate all restrictions on immigration: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Remove governmental impediments to free trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Reduce taxes, spending, and eliminate controls on trade: Favors topic 13
Abolish all trade barriers and agreements: Strongly 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)
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Military should defend against aggression; not world police: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Reduce defense spending by half; just defend the US: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Repeal laws which restrict voluntary financing of campaigns: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
No U.S. intervention in the affairs of other countries: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Eliminate intervention by US abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Oppose government control of energy pricing and production: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Gale Norton is ‘giant leap’ for environmental sense: Opposes topic 18
The parties responsible for pollution should be held liable: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+5 points on Social scale)
Repeal all drug laws creating “crimes” without victims: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Allow drugs, alcohol, prostitution, gambling, and suicide: Strongly Opposes topic 19
The war on drugs threatens individual liberties: Strongly Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

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