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Larry Stafford on Abortion
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  • Abortion is a state issue; and only for motherís health. (Mar 2008)
Larry Stafford on Budget & Economy
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Larry Stafford on Civil Rights
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  • No government favors; 100% free market. (Mar 2008)
  • No discrimination based on orientation, including marriage. (Mar 2008)
Larry Stafford on Corporations
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Larry Stafford on Crime
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  • Death penalty unnecessary if punishment fits crime. (Mar 2008)
  • Supports Three Strikes for violent felons. (Mar 2008)
Larry Stafford on Drugs
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  • Distributing drugs is criminal; use or abuse is not. (Mar 2008)
  • Distributing drugs is criminal; use or abuse is not. (Mar 2008)
Larry Stafford on Education
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  • Donít promote prayer in school, but also donít ban it. (Mar 2008)
  • Schools need competition to improve. (Mar 2008)
Larry Stafford on Energy & Oil
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  • Not possible to reduce use of coal & oil. (Mar 2008)
  • Get government out of way and new technology will meet needs. (Mar 2008)
Larry Stafford on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Larry Stafford on Families & Children
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Larry Stafford on Foreign Policy
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  • Focus on major issues in China, not on human rights. (Mar 2008)
Larry Stafford on Free Trade
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  • Free trade only with countries who freely trade with us. (Mar 2008)
Larry Stafford on Government Reform
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Larry Stafford on Gun Control
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  • Individual right to carry & use guns. (Mar 2008)
Larry Stafford on Health Care
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  • Switch to a private ďMedicareĒ insurance plan. (Oct 2008)
  • No federal health coverage; itís individualís responsibility. (Mar 2008)
Larry Stafford on Homeland Security
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  • No defense spending on policing the world. (Mar 2008)
  • Only fund feasible missile defense programs. (Mar 2008)
Larry Stafford on Immigration
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  • Non-citizens should not receive benefits. (Oct 2008)
  • Secure our borders immediately. (Mar 2008)
Larry Stafford on Jobs
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Larry Stafford on Principles & Values
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Larry Stafford on Social Security
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  • Social Security system as designed is fundamentally flawed. (Oct 2008)
  • Sell SSA assets and replace system with private annuities. (Oct 2008)
  • Privatize: control & operate your own plan. (Mar 2008)
Larry Stafford on Tax Reform
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  • Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy. (Mar 2008)
Larry Stafford on Technology
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Larry Stafford on War & Peace
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  • No UN approval for military action. (Mar 2008)
Larry Stafford on Welfare & Poverty
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  • No taxpyer funds for faith-based services. (Mar 2008)


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
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abortion is a state issue; and only for motherís health: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No government favors; 100% free market: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
No discrimination based on orientation, including marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-3 points on Social scale)
Donít promote prayer in school, but also donít ban it: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+2 points on Social scale)
Death penalty unnecessary if punishment fits crime: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports Three Strikes for violent felons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Individual right to carry & use guns: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No federal health coverage; itís individualís responsibility: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Privatize: control & operate your own plan: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Schools need competition to improve: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Not possible to reduce use of coal & oil: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Get government out of way and new technology will meet needs: Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+2 points on Social scale)
Distributing drugs is criminal; use or abuse is not: Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No taxpyer funds for faith-based services: Opposes topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
Secure our borders immediately: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Focus on major issues in China, not on human rights: Favors topic 13
Free trade only with countries who freely trade with us: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+5 points on Social scale)
No defense spending on policing the world: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Only fund feasible missile defense programs: Opposes topic 15
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)
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+2 points on Social scale)
No UN approval for military action: Favors topic 17

Larry Stafford is a Libertarian Conservative.
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