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Jack Carter on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Reduce abortion through education and contraceptives use. (May 2006)
  • Oppose abortion, but pro-choice as a personal-freedom person. (Feb 2006)
Jack Carter on Budget & Economy
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  • Katrina showed Bush's incompetence & fiscal irresponsibility. (May 2006)
  • Pay-as-you-go, by cutting programs or raising taxes. (May 2006)
  • Shift spending from wars to infrastructure and benefits. (Apr 2006)
Jack Carter on Civil Rights
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  • Personal freedoms include sexual orientation. (Jul 2006)
  • Existing legislation satisfactory on affirmative action. (Jun 2006)
  • Sexual orientation is protected by civil rights laws. (Jun 2006)
  • Congress, not the president, should decide eavesdropping. (Feb 2006)
Jack Carter on Corporations
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Jack Carter on Crime
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  • Death penalty acceptable fair trial & representation. (Jun 2006)
  • Judges should have some judicial authority. (Jun 2006)
Jack Carter on Drugs
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  • Up to Nevadans to decide whether to regulate pot. (Feb 2006)
Jack Carter on Education
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  • Teach Reading, Writing and Rithmetic, not values. (Jul 2006)
  • Engage teachers & parents to improve public education system. (May 2006)
  • School reform needs follow-through. (Apr 2006)
Jack Carter on Energy & Oil
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  • Reliance on foreign oil destabilizes our economy. (Jul 2006)
  • Replace coal & oil with alternatives. (Jun 2006)
Jack Carter on Environment
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  • Ensign's failing environment grade is significant deficiency. (Oct 2006)
Jack Carter on Families & Children
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  • Some family values should be taught in schools. (Jun 2006)
Jack Carter on Foreign Policy
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  • On Axis of Evil: Are you better off today than 4 years ago? (Oct 2006)
Jack Carter on Free Trade
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  • Trade competition forces efficient behavior. (Jul 2006)
  • Support & expand free trade. (Jun 2006)
Jack Carter on Government Reform
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  • Stop the mauling of our Constitutional balance of powers. (May 2006)
  • Consider public financing of federal campaigns. (May 2006)
Jack Carter on Gun Control
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  • Owning guns is Constitutionally enunciated personal freedom. (Jul 2006)
  • Supports 2nd Amendment absolutely, except for felons. (Jun 2006)
Jack Carter on Health Care
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  • Support individual states enforcing their coverage standards. (May 2006)
  • Consider single-payer, forced insurance, & pooled insurance. (May 2006)
  • Establish universal healthcare standards, like in education. (Apr 2006)
  • Medicare plan is written by and for the drug companies. (Feb 2006)
Jack Carter on Homeland Security
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  • Should not run our armed services on a shoe string. (Jul 2006)
  • Reallocate resources within the armed forces. (Jun 2006)
  • Increase port security and inspect every incoming container. (Apr 2006)
  • Katrina: replace cronyism with expertise. (Apr 2006)
Jack Carter on Immigration
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  • Get a pathway to citizenship and end political football. (Oct 2006)
  • Improve border security, but not with harsh measures. (Apr 2006)
  • Give guest workers a path to citizenship. (Apr 2006)
  • Make employers responsible for hiring legal workers. (Apr 2006)
  • Provide path to citizenship and increased border security. (Apr 2006)
Jack Carter on Jobs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Jack Carter on Principles & Values
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  • I'm fed up with this administration & my opponent. (Oct 2006)
  • Campaign funding source doesn't matter; "we the people" do. (Oct 2006)
  • There are certain values that are intuitive to all Americans. (May 2006)
  • Corruption in government turns people off. (May 2006)
  • Common sense, honesty, integrity are our American Values. (Feb 2006)
  • Core values have brought America to pinnacle of world power. (Feb 2006)
  • Running because government moved away from our core values. (Feb 2006)
  • Replace Washington's voice to NV with NV's voice in DC. (Feb 2006)
  • My opponent votes with the Administration 96% of the time. (Feb 2006)
  • On listening tour, deciding when to get into race. (Oct 2005)
  • Avoided media during father's presidency. (Oct 2005)
  • Candidacy supported by Sen. Harry Reid. (Oct 2005)
  • Social liberal with conservative Southern roots. (Oct 2005)
Jack Carter on Social Security
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  • Stock market too volatile for Social Security. (Jul 2006)
  • Opposes privatizing. (Jun 2006)
Jack Carter on Tax Reform
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  • Oppose the elimination of the sales tax deduction by the GOP. (May 2006)
Jack Carter on Technology
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Jack Carter on War & Peace
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  • Help Iraq gov't reconcile differences, & leave in 3-6 months. (May 2006)
  • Use carrot & stick to form Iraqi gov't & then get out. (May 2006)
  • Iraq invasion violated common sense. (Feb 2006)
Jack Carter on Welfare & Poverty
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  • No government funding of church-based welfare. (Jul 2006)
  • Don't allow churches to provide welfare services. (Jun 2006)


VoteMatch Responses
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(7 points on Social scale)
Reduce abortion through education and contraceptives use: Favors topic 1
Oppose abortion, but pro-choice as a personal-freedom person: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(2 points on Economic scale)
Existing legislation satisfactory on affirmative action: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(7 points on Social scale)
Personal freedoms include sexual orientation: Favors topic 3
Sexual orientation is protected by civil rights laws: Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(7 points on Social scale)
Teach Reading, Writing and Rithmetic, not values: Opposes topic 4
Some family values should be taught in schools: Neutral on topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
Support individual states enforcing their coverage standards: Favors topic 5
Consider single-payer, forced insurance, & pooled insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Establish universal healthcare standards, like in education: Favors topic 5
Medicare plan is written by and for the drug companies: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Stock market too volatile for Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Opposes privatizing: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(2 points on Social scale)
Engage teachers & parents to improve public education system: Opposes topic 7
School reform needs follow-through: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(2 points on Social scale)
Death penalty acceptable fair trial & representation: Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Judges should have some judicial authority: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
Owning guns is Constitutionally enunciated personal freedom: Strongly Favors topic 10
Supports 2nd Amendment absolutely, except for felons: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(2 points on Economic scale)
Oppose the elimination of the sales tax deduction by the GOP: Opposes topic 11
Pay-as-you-go, by cutting programs or raising taxes: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(7 points on Economic scale)
Improve border security, but not with harsh measures: Opposes topic 12
Give guest workers a path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Make employers responsible for hiring legal workers: Opposes topic 12
Provide path to citizenship and increased border security: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(10 points on Economic scale)
Trade competition forces efficient behavior: Strongly Favors topic 13
Support & expand free trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
Stop the mauling of our Constitutional balance of powers: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(2 points on Economic scale)
Should not run our armed services on a shoe string: Strongly Favors topic 15
Reallocate resources within the armed forces: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
Consider public financing of federal campaigns: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(0 points on Economic scale)
Help Iraq gov't reconcile differences, & leave in 3-6 months: Strongly Favors topic 17
Use carrot & stick to form Iraqi gov't & then get out: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(0 points on Economic scale)
Reliance on foreign oil destabilizes our economy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Replace coal & oil with alternatives: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(7 points on Social scale)
Up to Nevadans to decide whether to regulate pot: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(10 points on Social scale)
No government funding of church-based welfare: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Don't allow churches to provide welfare services: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Jack Carter is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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