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Keith Butler on Abortion
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  • Pro-life and opposed to abortion on demand. (Jun 2006)
Keith Butler on Budget & Economy
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Keith Butler on Civil Rights
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  • Opposes quotas or set aside programs for anyone. (Jun 2006)
Keith Butler on Corporations
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Keith Butler on Crime
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  • Serve out full sentences. (Jun 2006)
  • Invest in prisons and jails. (Jun 2006)
  • Advised on federal response to Rodney King beating. (Jan 2006)
Keith Butler on Drugs
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Keith Butler on Education
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  • Supports accountability, competition, and portability. (Jun 2006)
  • Supported vouchers but respects voters' rejection. (Jun 2006)
Keith Butler on Energy & Oil
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  • Kyoto Accord puts an undue burden on the US. (Jun 2006)
Keith Butler on Environment
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Keith Butler on Families & Children
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Keith Butler on Foreign Policy
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Keith Butler on Free Trade
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  • Fair trade: no agreements that hurt our economy. (Jun 2006)
Keith Butler on Government Reform
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  • Supports tort reform and medical liability reform. (Jun 2006)
  • Against Judges who legislate from the bench. (Jun 2006)
Keith Butler on Gun Control
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  • Has always supported our 2nd amendment rights. (Jun 2006)
  • Right to bear arms is as important as other freedoms. (Jun 2006)
Keith Butler on Health Care
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Keith Butler on Homeland Security
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  • No country has ever been attacked for being too strong. (Jun 2006)
  • Renew the Patriot Act and expand FBI & CIA. (Jun 2006)
Keith Butler on Immigration
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  • Drastic buildup in our Border Patrol system. (Jun 2006)
  • Completely opposed to any amnesty for illegal immigrants. (Jun 2006)
Keith Butler on Jobs
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Keith Butler on Principles & Values
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  • Elected as Republican City Councilor in Democratic Detroit. (Jan 2006)
  • Wrote 1992 Republican national platform. (Jan 2006)
  • Columnist for Detroit News and regular TV commentator. (Jan 2006)
  • Founding pastor of Word of Faith International Church. (Jan 2006)
  • Holds theological degree; married 29 years; 3 grown kids. (Jan 2006)
Keith Butler on Social Security
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Keith Butler on Tax Reform
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  • Single flat tax rate, and simplify the tax code. (Jun 2006)
  • Lower corporate taxes & make tax code pro-growth. (Jun 2006)
Keith Butler on Technology
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Keith Butler on War & Peace
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Keith Butler on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
Pro-life and opposed to abortion on demand: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Against Judges who legislate from the bench: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(10 points on Economic scale)
Opposes quotas or set aside programs for anyone: Strongly Opposes topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(7 points on Economic scale)
Supports tort reform and medical liability reform: Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Supports accountability, competition, and portability: Favors topic 7
Supported vouchers but respects voters' rejection: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
Serve out full sentences: Strongly Favors topic 9
Invest in prisons and jails: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
Has always supported our 2nd amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Right to bear arms is as important as other freedoms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Single flat tax rate, and simplify the tax code: Favors topic 11
Lower corporate taxes & make tax code pro-growth: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Economic scale)
Drastic buildup in our Border Patrol system: Opposes topic 12
Completely opposed to any amnesty for illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Fair trade: no agreements that hurt our economy: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(10 points on Social scale)
Renew the Patriot Act and expand FBI & CIA: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(0 points on Economic scale)
No country has ever been attacked for being too strong: 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)
No opinion on topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(10 points on Economic scale)
Kyoto Accord puts an undue burden on the US: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Keith Butler is a Moderate Libertarian Liberal.
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