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Brian Macdonald on Abortion
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  • Opposes abortion, but focuses on reducing abortion demand. (Feb 2006)
Brian Macdonald on Budget & Economy
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Brian Macdonald on Civil Rights
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  • Make English our official language. (Feb 2006)
  • Opposes affirmative action as currently understood. (Feb 2006)
  • Encourage affirmative action, but no government intervention. (Feb 2006)
  • Protecting homosexuality opens the door to worse. (Feb 2006)
Brian Macdonald on Corporations
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Brian Macdonald on Crime
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  • Supports death penalty only for killing officers. (Feb 2006)
  • Supports mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Feb 2006)
Brian Macdonald on Drugs
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  • Prohibition failed; legalize drugs like alcohol. (Feb 2006)
Brian Macdonald on Education
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  • Permit prayer in public schools, but school choice better. (Feb 2006)
  • Give every parent a real choice for children?s school. (Feb 2006)
Brian Macdonald on Energy & Oil
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  • Oil is not an infinite resource. (Feb 2006)
Brian Macdonald on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brian Macdonald on Families & Children
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Brian Macdonald on Foreign Policy
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  • Link human rights to trade with China. (Feb 2006)
Brian Macdonald on Free Trade
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  • Free trade encourages economic growth abroad. (Feb 2006)
Brian Macdonald on Government Reform
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Brian Macdonald on Gun Control
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  • Supports the right to own a gun. (Feb 2006)
Brian Macdonald on Health Care
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  • Work with private sector to reduce health care costs. (Feb 2006)
Brian Macdonald on Homeland Security
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  • More spending on armed forces. (Feb 2006)
  • Supports missile defense system. (Feb 2006)
Brian Macdonald on Immigration
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  • Deport illegal immigrants and stop illegal immigration. (Feb 2006)
  • Supports legal immigration. (Feb 2006)
Brian Macdonald on Jobs
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Brian Macdonald on Principles & Values
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  • Kennedy should have voted to convict Clinton of perjury. (Feb 2006)
  • Restrictions on religion only apply to establishing churches. (Feb 2006)
Brian Macdonald on Social Security
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  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Feb 2006)
Brian Macdonald on Tax Reform
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  • Supports FairTax Plan and decreasing taxes. (Feb 2006)
Brian Macdonald on Technology
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  • Colonize the moon to deal with limits of earth. (Feb 2006)
Brian Macdonald on War & Peace
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  • UN should carry a big stick, but US needs one until then. (Feb 2006)
  • Supports pre-emptive policy of the Bush Doctrine. (Feb 2006)
  • Opposes UN approval for military action. (Feb 2006)
Brian Macdonald on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Allow churches to provide welfare services. (Feb 2006)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(2 points on Social scale)
Opposes abortion, but focuses on reducing abortion demand: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(10 points on Economic scale)
Opposes affirmative action as currently understood: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Encourage affirmative action, but no government intervention: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(0 points on Social scale)
Protecting homosexuality opens the door to worse: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
Restrictions on religion only apply to establishing churches: Favors topic 4
Permit prayer in public schools, but school choice better: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(10 points on Economic scale)
Work with private sector to reduce health care costs: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes privatizing Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Give every parent a real choice for children?s school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(2 points on Social scale)
Supports death penalty only for killing officers: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(2 points on Social scale)
Supports mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws: Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(7 points on Social scale)
Supports the right to own a gun: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Supports FairTax Plan and decreasing taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(2 points on Economic scale)
Make English our official language: Opposes topic 12
Deport illegal immigrants and stop illegal immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports legal immigration: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(10 points on Economic scale)
Free trade encourages economic growth abroad: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(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 spending on armed forces: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(10 points on Economic scale)
UN should carry a big stick, but US needs one until then: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supports pre-emptive policy of the Bush Doctrine: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes UN approval for military action: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(0 points on Economic scale)
Oil is not an infinite resource: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(10 points on Social scale)
Prohibition failed; legalize drugs like alcohol: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(2 points on Social scale)
Allow churches to provide welfare services: Favors topic 20

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