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Sam Rankin on Abortion
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  • Pro-choice. (Nov 2012)
Sam Rankin on Budget & Economy
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Sam Rankin on Civil Rights
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  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Nov 2012)
  • Phase out affirmative action over 5-year period. (Oct 2011)
Sam Rankin on Corporations
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  • End tax subsidies; & tax corporations in foreign countries. (Jul 2014)
Sam Rankin on Crime
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Sam Rankin on Drugs
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Sam Rankin on Education
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  • New reforms to replace No Child Left Behind. (Nov 2012)
Sam Rankin on Energy & Oil
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  • Federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. (Nov 2012)
Sam Rankin on Environment
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  • We live in cycles with all other systems. (Oct 2011)
Sam Rankin on Families & Children
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  • Family is one pillar of society. (Oct 2011)
Sam Rankin on Foreign Policy
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  • Actively engage and assist European nations through NATO. (Oct 2011)
Sam Rankin on Free Trade
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Sam Rankin on Government Reform
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  • Special interests support the status quo; Americans don't. (Jul 2014)
  • Eliminate earmarks; 3-year federal pay freeze. (Jul 2014)
  • Excessive campaign money is our country's greatest problem. (Nov 2012)
Sam Rankin on Gun Control
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  • Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns. (Nov 2012)
Sam Rankin on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare is the worst bill ever passed by Congress. (Jul 2014)
  • Tort reform plus higher deductibles & co-pays. (Jul 2014)
Sam Rankin on Homeland Security
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  • Reduce our nuclear warhead stockpile & reduce F-35's. (Jul 2014)
Sam Rankin on Immigration
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  • Don't deport illegal immigrants. (Nov 2012)
Sam Rankin on Jobs
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Sam Rankin on Principles & Values
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Sam Rankin on Social Security
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  • Phase in age increase and more realistic CPI. (Jul 2014)
Sam Rankin on Tax Reform
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  • Simplify to three tax brackets: 12%, 22%, 28%. (Jul 2014)
Sam Rankin on Technology
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Sam Rankin on War & Peace
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  • Timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan. (Nov 2012)
Sam Rankin 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 Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Phase out affirmative action over 5-year period: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Family is one pillar of society: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare is the worst bill ever passed by Congress: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Tort reform plus higher deductibles & co-pays: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Phase in age increase and more realistic CPI: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
New reforms to replace No Child Left Behind: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+5 points on Social scale)
We live in cycles with all other systems: Strongly Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
End tax subsidies; & tax corporations in foreign countries: Favors topic 11
Simplify to three tax brackets: 12%, 22%, 28%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Don't deport illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Actively engage and assist European nations through NATO: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Reduce our nuclear warhead stockpile & reduce F-35's: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(+5 points on Social scale)
Special interests support the status quo; Americans don't: Strongly Favors topic 16
Excessive campaign money is our country's greatest problem: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+5 points on Social scale)
Timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate earmarks; 3-year federal pay freeze: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Sam Rankin is a Progressive Libertarian.
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