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Joe L. Kennedy on Abortion
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Joe L. Kennedy on Budget & Economy
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  • Audit the FED, and perhaps end it for mishandling funds. (Dec 2009)
  • Answer to majority of problems is free-market economy. (Dec 2009)
Joe L. Kennedy on Civil Rights
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  • Let each religion determine rules of same sex marriage. (Dec 2009)
Joe L. Kennedy on Corporations
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Joe L. Kennedy on Crime
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Joe L. Kennedy on Drugs
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  • Let states determine marijuana laws. (Dec 2009)
Joe L. Kennedy on Education
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  • The "No Child Left Behind" program should be left behind. (Dec 2009)
  • Eliminate the Federal Department of Education. (Dec 2009)
Joe L. Kennedy on Energy & Oil
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Joe L. Kennedy on Environment
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Joe L. Kennedy on Families & Children
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Joe L. Kennedy on Foreign Policy
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  • Intervening in foreign affairs has damaged our reputation. (Dec 2009)
Joe L. Kennedy on Free Trade
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Joe L. Kennedy on Government Reform
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Joe L. Kennedy on Gun Control
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  • Rather than banning guns, encourage gun education. (Dec 2009)
Joe L. Kennedy on Health Care
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  • Personal Medical Savings Accounts & free-market alternatives. (Dec 2009)
Joe L. Kennedy on Homeland Security
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Joe L. Kennedy on Immigration
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  • Tolerate illegal aliens as long as they contribute. (Dec 2009)
Joe L. Kennedy on Jobs
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Joe L. Kennedy on Principles & Values
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  • Too many candidates get elected for being not the other guy. (Dec 2009)
Joe L. Kennedy on Social Security
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  • Ready to cut Social Security & other entitlements. (Jan 2010)
Joe L. Kennedy on Tax Reform
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Joe L. Kennedy on Technology
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Joe L. Kennedy on War & Peace
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  • Afghanistan: we cannot end a war by escalating it. (Dec 2009)
  • Always opposed invasion and occupation of Iraq. (Dec 2009)
Joe L. Kennedy on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Replace welfare system with private charities. (Dec 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
Let each religion determine rules of same sex marriage: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rather than banning guns, encourage gun education: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Personal Medical Savings Accounts & free-market alternatives: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Ready to cut Social Security & other entitlements: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
The "No Child Left Behind" program should be left behind: Opposes topic 7
Eliminate the Federal Department of Education: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+5 points on Social scale)
Let states determine marijuana laws: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace welfare system with private charities: Strongly Favors topic 20
No opinion on topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
Tolerate illegal aliens as long as they contribute: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+5 points on Social scale)
Afghanistan: we cannot end a war by escalating it: Favors topic 17
Always opposed invasion and occupation of Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17

Joe L. Kennedy is a Moderate Libertarian.
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