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Bill Bowlin on SenateMatch


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(7 points on Social scale)
Give reasons to choose to deliver, and medical care if not: Favors topic 1
Support existing stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Include contraceptives with AIDS foreign aid: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(2 points on Economic scale)
Ok to consider race and gender in government contracts: Favors topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(2 points on Social scale)
Define marriage as one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Include sexual orientation in anti-discrimination laws: Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(2 points on Social scale)
Limit violent and sexual content on television: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
Drug plans need simple laws, procedures and policies: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
Carry on the good work of this most important investment: Opposes topic 6
Total commitment to do the right thing: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(2 points on Social scale)
More funding for school infrastructure & college: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports use of death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(7 points on Social scale)
Licenses and permits ok; but allow concealed carry: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Expire tax advantages given to one American & not the rest: Opposes topic 11
Lower taxes on low earners; higher taxes on high earners: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes making President Bush's tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(2 points on Economic scale)
Enforce existing immigration laws for safety and security: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(7 points on Economic scale)
Supports NAFTA, GATT, and WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Include human rights and environment in trade discussions: Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(7 points on Social scale)
Against greater discretion to read mail & tap phones: Favors topic 14
Decide torture & pre-emptive strikes case-by-case: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(0 points on Economic scale)
Greatly increase military hardware and new weaponry: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(7 points on Economic scale)
Address reasons why qualified people do not run for office: Favors topic 16
Let people contribute more to federal campaigns: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(7 points on Economic scale)
Offensive and crushing end to war in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Maintain financial support of the United Nations: Favors topic 17
Win the peace without question then begin exit: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No opinion on topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(5 points on Economic scale)
We have neglected alternative fuel exploration: Favors topic 18
Drill ANWR but also develop alternative fuels: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(2 points on Social scale)
Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(2 points on Social scale)
State welfare flexibility in federal block grants: Favors topic 20

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