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Mike Huckabee on VoteMatch

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Will lead fight for constitutional ban on abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No states rights for moral issues like abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion: Opposes topic 1
Led Arkansas to human life amendment in state constitution: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-life includes improving life after birth: Opposes topic 1
Outlaw all abortions; err on the side of life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Even Americans who are pro-choice are pro-life: Strongly Favors topic 1
Eliminate public funding for abortion organizations: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports woman’s right-to-know legislation: Opposes topic 1
Pro-life, but respects choice as mandated law: Opposes topic 1
Abortions are legal but they're NOT safe: Strongly Opposes topic 1
By deciding abortion is OK, we're our own god: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No affirmative action for state contracts nor colleges: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Women's liberation resulted in women's impoverishment: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes “hate crimes” legislation: Opposes topic 3
Marriage relationship between one man, one woman, for life: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No “sexual orientation” in Employment Non-Discrimination Act: Opposes topic 3
Gay tolerance reflects lack of fixed societal standards: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Respect gay couples but no gay adoptions: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Signed legislation outlawing same-sex marriage in Arkansas: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No civil unions; only one-man-one-woman marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Shift federal social programs to church, family, & community: Strongly Favors topic 4
Impeach judges for barring legislature prayers to Jesus: Favors topic 4
Ok if church identifies candidates who favor its principles: Favors topic 4
No Fairness Doctrine: no equal time if morally objectionable: Favors topic 4
Ending school prayer was one step in society’s moral decay: Strongly Favors topic 4
Teach kids immovable standards of right & wrong: Strongly Favors topic 4
Incorporate character education into school curriculum: Strongly Favors topic 4
First Amendment never intended to shut out voices of faith: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports Charitable Choice for funding faith-based providers: Strongly Favors topic 4
Support displaying the Ten Commandments in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports “covenant marriage”: Favors topic 4
NEA opposes school prayer despite teachers' conservatism: Strongly Favors topic 4
Don't ignore building character in our classrooms: Favors topic 4
10 Commandments: principles to live by, not just pop culture: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Individually-controlled insurance, not government SCHIP: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Dems want government in charge; GOP want consumers in charge: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Focus on health & prevention, not just disease treatment: Strongly Favors topic 5
STOP the culture of chronic disease via self-discipline: Favors topic 5
We don’t have a health-care system but a disease-care system: Favors topic 5
Guaranteed medical care not government’s responsibility: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ARKids First program: record decreases in uninsured: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Personalization of retirement funds, not privatization: Favors topic 6
Personal retirement accounts allow investing in one’s future: Favors topic 6
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Maintain federal funding of Social Services Block Grants: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Tax-credited programs for Christian schooling: Strongly Favors topic 7
Authorize & advance more charter schools: Favors topic 7
Replace entire school board for failing schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Decline in school quality due to NEA union: Strongly Favors topic 7
Sends his kids to public school; says other officials should: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Reformed AR education with Smart Start & Next Step: Opposes topic 7
Supported creation of Arkansas charter schools: Favors topic 7
Raise teacher salaries; hire more teachers: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+2 points on Social scale)
Hunters are some of our most dedicated environmentalists: Strongly Favors topic 8
2006: Smoke-free workplace across all of Arkansas: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Stewardship of the air and land and soil is very important: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Infrastructure: Stimulus, Safety, Security, & Sustainability: Opposes topic 8
Every $1B spent on infrastructure creates 47,500 jobs: Opposes topic 8
Spend on our infrastructure instead of other countries’: Opposes topic 8
Follow Boy Scout rule: leave earth better than we found it: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Conservatives believe in conservation: Strongly Opposes topic 8
The earth is the Lord’s; we are merely its caretakers: Strongly Opposes topic 8
More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Carried out death penalty more than any other AR governor: Strongly Favors topic 9
Nonsense of Three-Strikes makes system overrun with people: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Death penalty is necessary part of criminal justice system: Favors topic 9
Defends death penalty biblically as well as politically: Strongly Favors topic 9
Pro-life and pro-death penalty, & sees them as far different: Favors topic 9
Supports death penalty, but only reluctantly: Favors topic 9
Eliminating parole gives no incentive for rehabilitation: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Three Strikes based more on revenge than restoration: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Commuted death penalty sentence due to problems at trial: Opposes topic 9
Build more prisons, and privatize their management: Strongly Favors topic 9
Comfortable with death penalty biblically & politically: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
Tougher juvenile crime penalties; but let states set them: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Second Amendment is about freedom, not about hunting: Strongly Favors topic 10
Owns firearms; enjoys hunting; supports 2nd amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Supports self-defense and ‘castle doctrine’: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow concealed carry: Favors topic 10
Restrictive gun laws don't stop culture of violence: Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Tax system punishes people for working & productivity: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supported Bush tax cuts then; I support them now: Strongly Opposes topic 11
FactCheck: 90 cuts + 23 tax increases: net $505M increase: Favors topic 11
Gut this incredibly complex and arcane tax code: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Attacked as tax-and-spend by several anti-tax groups: Favors topic 11
FairTax puts Going-Out-of-Business sign on IRS: Strongly Opposes topic 11
First governor in Arkansas history to ever lower taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports national flat tax to keep up with globalization: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Eliminated AR marriage penalty & capital gains on home sales: Strongly Favors topic 11
Illustrated hypocrisy with “Tax Me More Fund”: Strongly Favors topic 11
Remove the poorest taxpayers from the tax rolls: Favors topic 11
Remove sales tax on food; it's regressive: Strongly Favors topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Illegal immigrants must go home and start over: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Pathway to citizenship must start at back of line, out of US: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Send illegals home so all in US can hold their heads high: Opposes topic 12
Some anti-immigration advocates are based on racism: Strongly Favors topic 12
People are angry at government for failing to track illegals: Opposes topic 12
Problems with McCain-Kennedy: credibility; secrecy; spending: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Allow in professionals as legal immigrants, but seal border: Favors topic 12
Path to citizenship if illegals admit guilt & pay fine: Favors topic 12
Deport the illegal immigrants who don’t do it the right way: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Seal the borders in a responsible way: Opposes topic 12
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on topic 12
Import farm workers from Mexico: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports NAFTA & CAFTA, if partners “hafta” abide by rules: Opposes topic 13
Fair trade includes lead-free products & playing by rules: Opposes topic 13
A free country must feed, fuel, & fight for itself: Opposes topic 13
We need fair trade because we’re losing jobs: Opposes topic 13
Trade sanctions on Saudi Arabia for persecuting Christians: Opposes topic 13
China trade contingent on human rights & product safety: Opposes topic 13
No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico: Opposes topic 13
Marketplace pushes innovation to top & prices to bottom: Strongly Favors topic 13
Farm subsidies ok because Europe & Asia do same: Opposes topic 13
Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Impeach judges who yield on our sovereignty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan: Favors topic 14
Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Continue farm subsidies for low prices & competitiveness: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Fight terrorism by increasing spending on armed forces & CIA: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strength is more effective deterrent to war than weakness: Strongly Favors topic 15
We should go to war with the army that we need: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(-5 points on Social scale)
Raise donor limit to largest self-donation, even if $5M: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Fundamental difference with McCain on campaign finance: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Limit campaign contributions, but no public funding: Favors topic 16
Disclose political gifts, but don’t prohibit them: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Don’t second-guess Iraq; pullout would be bigger mistake: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Failing to find the WMDs doesn’t mean they weren’t there: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Don’t pressure Israel to give up land for promise of peace: Strongly Favors topic 17
Many don’t comprehend the threat: they want our obliteration: Opposes topic 17
We made Saudis rich; pressure them to help win with honor: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Don’t judge Iraq war while we’re in the middle of the war: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iraq war has made us overlook domestic agenda: Favors topic 17
Opposing Bush’s troop surge is a dangerous position: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Make sure we finish the job in Iraq and finish it right: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Kyoto was a mistake, but “Earth in the Balance” is not: Opposes topic 18
Shouldn’t limit oil production while increasing consumption: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore ways to harness nuclear power: Opposes topic 18
Promote alternative fuel technology: Favors topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
More funding to develop domestic energy supplies: Opposes topic 18
Share offshore oil development revenue with states: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
1999: doubled methamphetamine sentences: Strongly Favors topic 19
More drug courts & rehab, instead of incarceration: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Drug education fails; drug punishment works: Strongly Favors topic 19
Supports drug courts for non-violent drug offendors: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Stricter penalties for drug-related crimes: Strongly Favors topic 19
Treatment for drug use instead of incarceration: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Informational videos don't work and never will: Favors topic 19
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Infrastructure projects: start immediately, for stimulus: Strongly Favors topic 20
Raising fees is the same as raising taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Excessive taxes, red tape, and litigation cause job losses: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rein in out-of-control spending and balance the budget: Opposes topic 20
Wouldn’t propose new taxes, but won’t pledge against taxes: Favors topic 20

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