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Richard Randall on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Supports embryonic stem-cell research in private sector. (Oct 2004)
  • Opposes federal funding for all research including stem-cell. (Oct 2004)
  • Keep government out of the abortion question. (Oct 2004)
  • Abortion and stem-cell research are victimless crimes. (Oct 2004)
Richard Randall on Budget & Economy
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  • National debt threatens long-term economic health. (Oct 2004)
Richard Randall on Civil Rights
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  • No affirmative action but no legalized discrimination either. (Oct 2004)
  • Require equal treatment for minorities in government hiring. (Oct 2004)
  • Right to private choice in consensual sexual activity. (Oct 2004)
  • No national identification card. (Oct 2004)
  • PATRIOT Act is culmination of erosion of civil liberties. (Oct 2004)
Richard Randall on Corporations
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    No stance on record.
Richard Randall on Crime
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  • Opposes death penalty because guilt is never unequivocal. (Oct 2004)
  • Mandatory minimums violate sentencing proportional to crime. (Oct 2004)
  • Base justice on restitution instead of punishment. (Oct 2004)
Richard Randall on Drugs
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  • Three strikes law is worst in drug cases. (Oct 2004)
  • War on drugs is really war on American people. (Oct 2004)
  • Educate and assist drug users, instead of prohibition. (Oct 2004)
  • Allow states to decide medical marijuana laws. (Jun 2004)
Richard Randall on Education
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  • Tax credits for private school tuition. (Oct 2004)
Richard Randall on Energy & Oil
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  • No tax incentives for alternative energy (or anything else). (Oct 2004)
  • Don't drill ANWR-privatize it instead. (Oct 2004)
  • Deregulate energy industry and repeal gas tax. (Oct 2004)
  • No need for a national energy policy. (Oct 2004)
Richard Randall on Environment
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  • Strict liability should regulate pollution. (Oct 2004)
Richard Randall on Families & Children
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    No stance on record.
Richard Randall on Foreign Policy
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  • Let people decide if human rights matter on China trade. (Oct 2004)
  • No world government; no UN troops or control. (Oct 2004)
Richard Randall on Free Trade
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  • NAFTA and GATT are not free trade. (Oct 2004)
  • US tariffs and quotas cost Americans $70B annually. (Oct 2004)
  • Abolish all trade barriers and export promotion. (Oct 2004)
Richard Randall on Government Reform
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    No stance on record.
Richard Randall on Gun Control
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  • Second amendment is not negotiable. (Oct 2004)
  • End all restrictions on weapons and ammunition. (Oct 2004)
Richard Randall on Health Care
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  • Right to assisted suicide. (Oct 2004)
  • Separation of medicine from the federal government. (Oct 2004)
  • End ban on reimportation of drugs from Canada. (Oct 2004)
  • Allow unlimited medical malpractice lawsuits. (Oct 2004)
Richard Randall on Homeland Security
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  • Middle East hates us for meddling, not for "our freedom". (Oct 2004)
  • Eliminate all tax-supported foreign aid. (Oct 2004)
  • Withdraw all US troops stationed abroad. (Oct 2004)
  • Military draft is unconstitutional involuntary servitude. (Oct 2004)
Richard Randall on Immigration
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  • Peaceful immigration is the benchmark of American ideals. (Oct 2004)
  • Social safety net is no excuse for excluding immigrants. (Oct 2004)
Richard Randall on Jobs
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  • Repeal National Labor Relations Act. (Oct 2004)
Richard Randall on Principles & Values
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    No stance on record.
Richard Randall on Social Security
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  • Social Security is a bankrupt pyramid-scheme. (Oct 2004)
  • Opt out of Social Security and allow private investing. (Oct 2004)
Richard Randall on Tax Reform
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  • Repeal the Sixteenth Amendment and end income tax. (Oct 2004)
Richard Randall on Technology
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Richard Randall on War & Peace
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  • The War in Iraq is a failure. (Oct 2004)
  • US trained and funded Osama bin Laden. (Jan 2003)
  • US actions in Iraq have killed over 1.2 million civilians. (Jan 2003)
Richard Randall on Welfare & Poverty
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  • 100% tax credit for contributions to private charity. (Oct 2004)


VoteMatch Responses
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(7 points on Social scale)
Supports embryonic stem-cell research in private sector: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes federal funding for all research including stem-cell: Opposes topic 1
Keep government out of the abortion question: Favors topic 1
Abortion and stem-cell research are victimless crimes: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(7 points on Economic scale)
No affirmative action but no legalized discrimination either: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Require equal treatment for minorities in government hiring: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Right to private choice in consensual sexual activity: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Permit prayer 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)
Separation of medicine from the federal government: Strongly Opposes topic 5
End ban on reimportation of drugs from Canada: Favors topic 5
Allow unlimited medical malpractice lawsuits: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(10 points on Economic scale)
Social Security is a bankrupt pyramid-scheme: Favors topic 6
Opt out of Social Security and allow private investing: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Tax credits for private school tuition: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(10 points on Social scale)
Opposes death penalty because guilt is never unequivocal: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Mandatory minimums violate sentencing proportional to crime: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Three strikes law is worst in drug cases: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
Second amendment is not negotiable: Strongly Favors topic 10
End all restrictions on weapons and ammunition: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Repeal the Sixteenth Amendment and end income tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(10 points on Economic scale)
Peaceful immigration is the benchmark of American ideals: Strongly Favors topic 12
Social safety net is no excuse for excluding immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(7 points on Economic scale)
NAFTA and GATT are not free trade: Opposes topic 13
US tariffs and quotas cost Americans $70B annually: Strongly Favors topic 13
Abolish all trade barriers and export promotion: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(10 points on Social scale)
Let people decide if human rights matter on China trade: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(10 points on Economic scale)
Withdraw all US troops stationed abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(10 points on Economic scale)
No world government; no UN troops or control: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Eliminate all tax-supported foreign aid: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(10 points on Economic scale)
No tax incentives for alternative energy (or anything else): Strongly Opposes topic 18
Don't drill ANWR-privatize it instead: Opposes topic 18
Deregulate energy industry and repeal gas tax: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(2 points on Social scale)
War on drugs is really war on American people: Strongly Favors topic 19
Educate and assist drug users, instead of prohibition: Strongly Favors topic 19
Allow states to decide medical marijuana laws: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Social scale)
100% tax credit for contributions to private charity: Strongly Favors topic 20

Richard Randall is a Hard-Core Libertarian.
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