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Al King on Abortion
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  • No abortions except to prevent maternal death. (Aug 2004)
Al King on Budget & Economy
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  • Federal government is bloated - require a balanced budget. (May 2004)
Al King on Civil Rights
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  • Affirmative action violates the Constitution. (Aug 2004)
  • No civil unions; no same-sex marriages. (Aug 2004)
Al King on Corporations
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    No stance on record.
Al King on Crime
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  • Impose truth in sentencing and stricter penalties. (Aug 2004)
Al King on Drugs
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  • Stricter sentencing and tighter borders for drugs. (Aug 2004)
Al King on Education
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  • Eliminate the federal Department of Education. (Aug 2004)
  • Vouchers & charter schools for free-market competition. (May 2004)
Al King on Energy & Oil
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  • Open ANWR; develop coal and oil. (Aug 2004)
Al King on Environment
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    No stance on record.
Al King on Families & Children
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    No stance on record.
Al King on Foreign Policy
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  • End foreign aid to our known enemies. (Aug 2004)
  • Reduce US involvement with UN. (Aug 2004)
Al King on Free Trade
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  • One-sided trade deals send jobs overseas. (May 2004)
Al King on Government Reform
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  • Sunset half the programs we now have. (Aug 2004)
Al King on Gun Control
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  • 2nd Amendment guarantees the right to possess guns. (Aug 2004)
Al King on Health Care
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  • Privatize with individually purchased catastrophic insurance. (Aug 2004)
  • Allow suing HMOs. (Aug 2004)
  • Limit attorney fees in medical malpractice cases. (Aug 2004)
  • Limit legal fees in malpractice cases. (May 2004)
Al King on Homeland Security
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  • More funding for troops and intel. (Aug 2004)
  • More funding for military R&D and NMD. (Aug 2004)
  • Keep Patriot Act with some constitutional revisions. (May 2004)
Al King on Immigration
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  • Control immigration at an assimilated level. (Aug 2004)
  • Enforce limits on immigration to sustainable numbers. (May 2004)
Al King on Jobs
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    No stance on record.
Al King on Principles & Values
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    No stance on record.
Al King on Social Security
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  • Keep the promise but allow private accounts. (Aug 2004)
Al King on Tax Reform
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  • Replace IRS with a National Sales Tax. (Aug 2004)
Al King on Technology
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    No stance on record.
Al King on War & Peace
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  • Better to fight in Iraq than on our soil. (May 2004)
Al King on Welfare & Poverty
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    No stance on record.


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
No abortions except to prevent maternal death: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(10 points on Economic scale)
Affirmative action violates the Constitution: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(0 points on Social scale)
No civil unions; no same-sex marriages: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(7 points on Economic scale)
Privatize with individually purchased catastrophic insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Allow suing HMOs: Favors topic 5
Limit attorney fees in medical malpractice cases: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(10 points on Economic scale)
Keep the promise but allow private accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Eliminate the federal Department of Education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers & charter schools for free-market competition: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
Impose truth in sentencing and stricter penalties: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
2nd Amendment guarantees the right to possess guns: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Replace IRS with a National Sales Tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(0 points on Economic scale)
Control immigration at an assimilated level: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Enforce limits on immigration to sustainable numbers: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
One-sided trade deals send jobs overseas: Strongly Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(0 points on Economic scale)
More funding for troops and intel: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(10 points on Economic scale)
More funding for military R&D and NMD: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(10 points on Economic scale)
End foreign aid to our known enemies: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Reduce US involvement with UN: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(7 points on Economic scale)
Open ANWR; develop coal and oil: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
Stricter sentencing and tighter borders for drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Al King is a Moderate Conservative.
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