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Jeff Bell on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Science demonstrates that the unborn are human. (Jul 2014)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, or for sex selection. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports pre-birth personhood; and limitations on abortion. (May 2014)
  • "Mystery of human life" is moral relativism. (Mar 2012)
  • 1960s contraception led to more surgical abortions. (Mar 2012)
  • Roe denies fundamental rights to entire category of humans. (Mar 2012)
Jeff Bell on Budget & Economy
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  • Market-led recovery instead of stimulus. (Jul 2014)
  • Quantitative Easing causes inflation; erodes social contract. (May 2014)
  • Gold standard helps people & small business. (May 2014)
  • Keynesianism is Marxism's mild-mannered nephew. (Mar 2012)
Jeff Bell on Civil Rights
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  • I do not support affirmative action. (Jul 2014)
  • Government should uphold one-man-one-woman marriage. (Jul 2014)
  • Support traditional marriage: don't let courts define it. (May 2014)
Jeff Bell on Corporations
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Jeff Bell on Crime
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  • Stricter punishment reduces crime. (Jul 2014)
Jeff Bell on Drugs
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  • Decriminalizing pot will only produce more pot users. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes drug legalization and marijuana decriminalization. (May 2014)
Jeff Bell on Education
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  • Expand school choice via Education Savings Accounts. (Jul 2014)
  • I support prayer in schools. (Jul 2014)
  • Expand school choice through vouchers and credits. (May 2014)
Jeff Bell on Energy & Oil
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  • End $24 billion in green energy subsidies. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports fracking & Keystone pipeline. (May 2014)
  • Human-caused "climate change" is merely an elite narrative. (Mar 2012)
Jeff Bell on Environment
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  • Supports human needs over animal rights. (Jul 2014)
Jeff Bell on Families & Children
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Jeff Bell on Foreign Policy
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  • Maintain US sovereignty from UN. (Jul 2014)
  • Statehood for Puerto Rico, with full Congressional voting. (May 2014)
Jeff Bell on Free Trade
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  • Support & expand free trade. (Jul 2014)
  • Act on bilateral agreements with Colombia and South Korea. (Aug 2011)
Jeff Bell on Government Reform
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  • Higher campaign contributions will help non-incumbents. (Jul 2014)
Jeff Bell on Gun Control
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  • Gun violence rooted in social breakdown, not gun ownership. (Jul 2014)
  • Debated who's most supportive of gun rights. (Jun 2014)
Jeff Bell on Health Care
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  • Replace ObamaCare with tax credits & special coverage. (Jul 2014)
  • Real universal healthcare: replace Obamacare with tax credit. (May 2014)
Jeff Bell on Homeland Security
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  • Expand the military. (Jul 2014)
  • Maintain strong defense; don't scale back anti-terrorism. (May 2014)
Jeff Bell on Immigration
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  • Support pathway to citizenship, plus guest workers. (Jul 2014)
  • Earned path to legalization for 11 million illegals here now. (May 2014)
Jeff Bell on Jobs
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Jeff Bell on Principles & Values
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  • Religious freedom is under attack by government. (May 2014)
  • Social conservatism is central reason politics is polarized. (Mar 2012)
  • 1988: Curbs on public prayer sparked Christian activism. (Mar 2012)
  • Founders saw all humans as equal because God created that. (Mar 2012)
  • In 1948, affluence determined party; now, religiosity does. (Mar 2012)
  • 1700s America had several states with established churches. (Mar 2012)
  • 1900 era defined by conservatism versus Progressivism. (Mar 2012)
  • Human rights are given by the Creator. (Mar 2012)
Jeff Bell on Social Security
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  • No means testing or other confiscatory schemes. (Jul 2014)
  • Cut payroll tax rate to reduce baby boom deficit. (Jul 2014)
Jeff Bell on Tax Reform
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  • America's tax system is outrageously complicated. (Jul 2014)
Jeff Bell on Technology
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  • Opposes Internet gambling as immoral, including lottery. (May 2014)
Jeff Bell on War & Peace
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  • Make sure Iran does not develop a nuclear weapons program. (Jul 2014)
  • US leadership on Iran nukes & on isolating Cuba. (May 2014)
Jeff Bell on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Science demonstrates that the unborn are human: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, or for sex selection: Opposes topic 1
Supports pre-birth personhood; and limitations on abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
1960s contraception led to more surgical abortions: Opposes topic 1
Roe denies fundamental rights to entire category of humans: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I do not support affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Government should uphold one-man-one-woman marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Support traditional marriage: don't let courts define it: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
I support prayer in schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Religious freedom is under attack by government: Strongly Favors topic 4
1988: Curbs on public prayer sparked Christian activism: Strongly Favors topic 4
Founders saw all humans as equal because God created that: Strongly Favors topic 4
1700s America had several states with established churches: Strongly Favors topic 4
Human rights are given by the Creator: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace ObamaCare with tax credits & special coverage: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Real universal healthcare: replace Obamacare with tax credit: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No means testing or other confiscatory schemes: Opposes topic 6
Cut payroll tax rate to reduce baby boom deficit: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Expand school choice via Education Savings Accounts: Strongly Favors topic 7
Expand school choice through vouchers and credits: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports human needs over animal rights: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Stricter punishment reduces crime: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Gun violence rooted in social breakdown, not gun ownership: Strongly Favors topic 10
Debated who's most supportive of gun rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
America's tax system is outrageously complicated: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Support pathway to citizenship, plus guest workers: Favors topic 12
Earned path to legalization for 11 million illegals here now: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support & expand free trade: Favors topic 13
Act on bilateral agreements with Colombia and South Korea: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Maintain US sovereignty from UN: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Expand the military: Strongly Favors topic 15
Maintain strong defense; don't scale back anti-terrorism: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Higher campaign contributions will help non-incumbents: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Make sure Iran does not develop a nuclear weapons program: Strongly Opposes topic 17
US leadership on Iran nukes & on isolating Cuba: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
End $24 billion in green energy subsidies: Opposes topic 18
Supports fracking & Keystone pipeline: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Human-caused "climate change" is merely an elite narrative: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Decriminalizing pot will only produce more pot users: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes drug legalization and marijuana decriminalization: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Market-led recovery instead of stimulus: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Quantitative Easing causes inflation; erodes social contract: Opposes topic 20
Gold standard helps people & small business: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Keynesianism is Marxism's mild-mannered nephew: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Jeff Bell is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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