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Matthew Hess on Abortion
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  • Supports right to abortion although personally opposed. (Jan 2014)
Matthew Hess on Budget & Economy
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  • No stimulus requiring printing money; let companies go broke. (Jan 2014)
Matthew Hess on Civil Rights
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  • Government out of private companies: no affirmative action. (Jan 2014)
  • No government involvement in marriage. (Jan 2014)
Matthew Hess on Corporations
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Matthew Hess on Crime
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  • Punish crimes with victims; but not victimless crimes. (Jan 2014)
Matthew Hess on Drugs
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  • No marijuana Prohibition. (Jan 2014)
Matthew Hess on Education
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  • Vouchers and competition improve public schools. (Jan 2014)
Matthew Hess on Energy & Oil
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  • No subsidies for green energy, nor for any energy sector. (Jan 2014)
Matthew Hess on Environment
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  • Animal rights unequal to human rights. (Jan 2014)
Matthew Hess on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Matthew Hess on Foreign Policy
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  • Keep US sovereign from UN, and from other nations too. (Jan 2014)
Matthew Hess on Free Trade
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  • Free & open trade is the key to economic success. (Jan 2014)
Matthew Hess on Government Reform
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  • Divest money from political campaigns; no "buying office". (Jan 2014)
Matthew Hess on Gun Control
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  • Right of self-defense is a natural right. (Jan 2014)
Matthew Hess on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare is unconstitutional. (Jan 2014)
Matthew Hess on Homeland Security
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  • Our military budget is too large. (Jan 2014)
Matthew Hess on Immigration
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  • Simplify citizenship; don't pursue illegal aliens. (Jan 2014)
Matthew Hess on Jobs
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Matthew Hess on Local Issues
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Matthew Hess on Principles & Values
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  • Keep government separate from religion. (Jan 2014)
Matthew Hess on Social Security
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  • Privatize Social Security; remove limits on IRAs. (Jan 2014)
Matthew Hess on Tax Reform
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  • Opposes taxes regardless of income. (Jan 2014)
Matthew Hess on Technology
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Matthew Hess on War & Peace
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  • Stay out of Iran, and stay out of everywhere else. (Jan 2014)
Matthew Hess on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports right to abortion although personally opposed: Favors topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Government out of private companies: no affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
No government involvement in marriage: Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Keep government separate from religion: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare is unconstitutional: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Privatize Social Security; remove limits on IRAs: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Vouchers and competition improve public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Animal rights unequal to human rights: Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Punish crimes with victims; but not victimless crimes: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Right of self-defense is a natural right: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes taxes regardless of income: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Simplify citizenship; don't pursue illegal aliens: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Free & open trade is the key to economic success: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Keep US sovereign from UN, and from other nations too: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Our military budget is too large: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Divest money from political campaigns; no "buying office": Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+5 points on Social scale)
Stay out of Iran, and stay out of everywhere else: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No subsidies for green energy, nor for any energy sector: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+5 points on Social scale)
No marijuana Prohibition: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No stimulus requiring printing money; let companies go broke: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Matthew Hess is a Hard-Core Libertarian.
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