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Raul Acosta on SenateMatch

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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
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Abortion is the highest form of man's inhumanity to man: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Cloning is wrong: Opposes topic 1
Stem cell research part of "The Culture of Death": Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
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Require percentage of minority workers no gov't contracts: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
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Marriage is a union between a man and a woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
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School prayer is free speech: Strongly Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
Government-backed health plan, with drug imports: Favors topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(10 points on Economic scale)
Supports privatization as self-directed investing: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Supports vouchers and charter schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
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Against the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Life isn't baseball-no Three Strikes laws: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Supports 2nd Amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
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Supports 13% flat tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(7 points on Economic scale)
Foreigners for president borders on treason: Opposes topic 12
3-month work visas for illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(2 points on Economic scale)
Outsourcing is wrong: Opposes topic 13
Unsure on NAFTA: Neutral on topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(2 points on Social scale)
Pressure China on human rights: Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(5 points on Economic scale)
Military should not be used as a tool for corporate America: Opposes topic 15
Better support for veterans: Strongly Favors topic 15
Increase military pay to keep army voluntary: Favors topic 15
Decrease military spending & refocus on new tech: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(10 points on Economic scale)
Keep missile defense development for now: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
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Continue foreign aid to Russia & Israel: Favors topic 17
We are part of the global community: Strongly Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(2 points on Economic scale)
Use gas tax to fund passenger train improvements: Favors topic 18
Don't sign Kyoto Protocol, but don't drill ANWR: Neutral on topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
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Drug use is a cultural problem: Opposes topic 19
Jails filled with victims of drug use: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
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Church-based welfare ok with government oversight: Strongly Favors topic 20

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