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Michael Badnarik on Abortion
Click here for 7 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • No federal funding for abortions; leave it to the states. (Oct 2004)
  • Banning abortion implies the government can mandate abortion. (Oct 2004)
  • Veto any legislation restricting right to choose. (Aug 2004)
  • Oppose government control over the abortion issue. (Aug 2004)
  • Not an issue for government intrusion. (Aug 2004)
  • No tax funds to pay for abortions. (Aug 2004)
  • Make abortion illegal but leave it to the states. (Jul 2004)
Michael Badnarik on Budget & Economy
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  • Base currency on gold, to avoid inflation. (Apr 2004)
Michael Badnarik on Civil Rights
Click here for 6 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Help minorities by removing barriers to self-employment. (Jul 2004)
  • Let people, including gays, marry as they see fit. (Jul 2004)
  • Discontinue affirmative action programs. (Jul 2004)
  • The Patriot Act violates the Bill of Rights. (Jun 2004)
  • Affirmative action almost as bad as slavery. (Jun 2004)
  • Keep government out of bedrooms. (Jun 2004)
Michael Badnarik on Corporations
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    No stance on record.
Michael Badnarik on Crime
Click here for 3 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Restitution of victims instead of punishment of criminals. (Aug 2004)
  • Require offenders to compensate their victims. (Jul 2004)
  • End mandatory minimums for drug offendors. (Jun 2004)
Michael Badnarik on Drugs
Click here for 5 full quotes on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Self-medication should be up to individuals, not government. (Jun 2004)
  • Drug War also has funded terrorism. (Jun 2004)
  • Block federal spending on the War on Drugs. (Jun 2004)
  • War on Drugs: cure is worse than the disease. (Jun 2004)
  • Rated A+ by VOTE-HEMP, indicating a pro-hemp voting record. (Dec 2003)
Michael Badnarik on Education
Click here for 2 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
  • Deregulate the schools so private solutions can work. (Aug 2004)
  • Federal government should not be involved with education. (Aug 2004)
Michael Badnarik on Energy & Oil
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  • End oil company subsidies & restrictions on alternatives. (Aug 2004)
Michael Badnarik on Environment
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    No stance on record.
Michael Badnarik on Families & Children
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    No stance on record.
Michael Badnarik on Foreign Policy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other candidates on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Interventionist foreign policy creates enemies. (Aug 2004)
  • Opposes foreign aid of any kind as non-constitutional. (Jun 2004)
Michael Badnarik on Free Trade
Click here for 5 full quotes on Free Trade OR other candidates on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • WTO fosters managed trade, not free trade. (Aug 2004)
  • Import tariffs make American consumers suffer. (Aug 2004)
  • End all trade restrictions-that's real free trade. (Aug 2004)
  • Peace and free trade are mutually dependent. (Jul 2004)
  • Opposes NAFTA, GATT, and WTO. (Jul 2004)
Michael Badnarik on Government Reform
Click here for 3 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Cut operations, cut taxes and cut spending. (Aug 2004)
  • Every regulator we fire creates 150 new jobs. (Jun 2004)
  • Campaign finance reform is incumbency protection. (Jun 2004)
Michael Badnarik on Gun Control
Click here for 4 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Gun control laws are victim disarmament. (Aug 2004)
  • Criminals won't prey on armed victims. (Jul 2004)
  • Gun control means being able to hit your target. (Jul 2004)
  • Second Amendment is not negotiable. (Jun 2004)
Michael Badnarik on Health Care
Click here for 3 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Tax credits for personal Health Savings Accounts. (Jul 2004)
  • Health care is not a responsibility of federal government. (Jul 2004)
  • Excess regulations cause high pharmaceutical prices. (Jun 2004)
Michael Badnarik on Homeland Security
Click here for 3 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other candidates on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Mideast hatred comes from US actions, not US lifestyle. (Jul 2004)
  • Bring home all US troops from all countries. (Jun 2004)
  • National DE-fense, not OF-fense, not empire-building. (Apr 2004)
Michael Badnarik on Immigration
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  • Eliminate restriction on work permits. (Aug 2004)
  • No welfare incentives for immigrants (or anyone). (Aug 2004)
  • Open immigration based on just a criminal background check. (Aug 2004)
Michael Badnarik on Jobs
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  • Too much regulation causes job loss. (Aug 2004)
Michael Badnarik on Principles & Values
Click here for 3 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other candidates on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Support entire Constitution; other parties support parts. (Jun 2004)
  • We believe in individual rights and personal responsibility. (Jun 2004)
  • Not voting your conscience is a wasted vote. (Jun 2004)
Michael Badnarik on Social Security
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  • Let workers manage their own retirement accounts. (Jul 2004)
Michael Badnarik on Tax Reform
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  • Eliminate the IRS and all individual taxes. (Apr 2004)
Michael Badnarik on Technology
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  • Continue the moratorium on Internet taxation. (Jul 2004)
Michael Badnarik on War & Peace
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  • More Americans are opposing Iraq War. (Jul 2004)
  • Retaliating for 9/11 ok; War on Terror too vague. (Apr 2004)
Michael Badnarik on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 2 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR other candidates on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Hand over all welfare to churches. (Aug 2004)
  • Communities don't have rights, only individuals do. (Jun 2004)


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 right
(7 points on Social scale)
No federal funding for abortions; leave it to the states: Opposes topic 1
Banning abortion implies the government can mandate abortion: Favors topic 1
Veto any legislation restricting right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Oppose government control over the abortion issue: Favors topic 1
Not an issue for government intrusion: Strongly Favors topic 1
No tax funds to pay for abortions: Opposes topic 1
Make abortion illegal but leave it to the states: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(10 points on Economic scale)
Help minorities by removing barriers to self-employment: Opposes topic 2
Discontinue affirmative action programs: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Affirmative action almost as bad as slavery: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Let people, including gays, marry as they see fit: Strongly Favors topic 3
Keep government out of bedrooms: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(10 points on Economic scale)
Tax credits for personal Health Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
Health care is not a responsibility of federal government: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(10 points on Economic scale)
Let workers manage their own retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Deregulate the schools so private solutions can work: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Restitution of victims instead of punishment of criminals: Opposes topic 9
End mandatory minimums for drug offendors: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
Gun control laws are victim disarmament: Strongly Favors topic 10
Criminals won't prey on armed victims: Favors topic 10
Gun control means being able to hit your target: Strongly Favors topic 10
Second Amendment is not negotiable: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Cut operations, cut taxes and cut spending: Favors topic 11
Eliminate the IRS and all individual taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(7 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate restriction on work permits: Strongly Favors topic 12
No welfare incentives for immigrants (or anyone): Opposes topic 12
Open immigration based on just a criminal background check: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(7 points on Economic scale)
WTO fosters managed trade, not free trade: Favors topic 13
End all trade restrictions-that's real free trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Peace and free trade are mutually dependent: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes NAFTA, GATT, and WTO: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(10 points on Social scale)
Import tariffs make American consumers suffer: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(10 points on Economic scale)
National DE-fense, not OF-fense, not empire-building: Strongly Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(10 points on Economic scale)
Interventionist foreign policy creates enemies: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes foreign aid of any kind as non-constitutional: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(2 points on Economic scale)
End oil company subsidies & restrictions on alternatives: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(7 points on Social scale)
Self-medication should be up to individuals, not government: Opposes topic 19
Drug War also has funded terrorism: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Block federal spending on the War on Drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
War on Drugs: cure is worse than the disease: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated A+ by VOTE-HEMP, indicating a pro-hemp voting record: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Social scale)
Hand over all welfare to churches: Strongly Favors topic 20

Michael Badnarik is a Hard-Core Libertarian.
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