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Brian Macdonald on SenateMatch


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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)
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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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