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Richard Randall on SenateMatch

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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)
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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

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