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James Buckmaster on Abortion
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  • No right to kill an innocent child. (Jan 2010)
James Buckmaster on Budget & Economy
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James Buckmaster on Civil Rights
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  • Marriage is between a man and a woman. (Jan 2010)
James Buckmaster on Corporations
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James Buckmaster on Crime
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  • Strict regulations on executions. (Jan 2010)
  • Punish repeat offenders; most countries don't give 2 strikes. (Jan 2010)
James Buckmaster on Drugs
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  • Illicit drug use is destroying this country's moral fiber. (Jan 2010)
James Buckmaster on Education
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  • Acknowledge our Creator each day. (Jan 2010)
  • Supports vouchers and charter schools. (Jan 2010)
James Buckmaster on Energy & Oil
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  • Improve coal & oil usage & extraction. (Jan 2010)
James Buckmaster on Environment
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James Buckmaster on Families & Children
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James Buckmaster on Foreign Policy
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James Buckmaster on Free Trade
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  • Free & equal trade in India, China, Japan, and Mexico. (Jan 2010)
James Buckmaster on Government Reform
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  • Ban soft money; no corporate- or union-funded issue ads. (Jan 2010)
James Buckmaster on Gun Control
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  • Gun right is a Constitutional guarantee, not a privilege. (Jan 2010)
James Buckmaster on Health Care
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  • Free-market health care is world's envy. (Jan 2010)
James Buckmaster on Homeland Security
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  • Extend the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Jan 2010)
  • Negotiate with our adversaries from a position of strength. (Jan 2010)
James Buckmaster on Immigration
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  • Secure our borders; only legals qualify for citizenship. (Jan 2010)
James Buckmaster on Jobs
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James Buckmaster on Principles & Values
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James Buckmaster on Social Security
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  • Let citizens privately manage their retirement funds. (Jan 2010)
James Buckmaster on Tax Reform
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  • Reward people for their success; don't spread the wealth. (Jan 2010)
James Buckmaster on Technology
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James Buckmaster on War & Peace
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  • Iraq war delivered a crippling blow to Al-Qaida. (Jan 2010)
James Buckmaster on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Churches teach people how to become independent of welfare. (Jan 2010)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
No right to kill an innocent child: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is between a man and a woman.: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
Acknowledge our Creator each day: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+2 points on Social scale)
Strict regulations on executions: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
Punish repeat offenders; most countries don't give 2 strikes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Gun right is a Constitutional guarantee, not a privilege: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Free-market health care is world's envy: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Let citizens privately manage their retirement funds: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports vouchers and charter schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Improve coal & oil usage & extraction: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Illicit drug use is destroying this country's moral fiber: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Churches teach people how to become independent of welfare: Strongly Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reward people for their success; don't spread the wealth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
Secure our borders; only legals qualify for citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Free & equal trade in India, China, Japan, and Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
Negotiate with our adversaries from a position of strength: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Ban soft money; no corporate- or union-funded issue ads: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
Extend the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(-5 points on Social scale)
Iraq war delivered a crippling blow to Al-Qaida: Strongly Opposes topic 17

James Buckmaster is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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