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Thomas Ravenel on Abortion
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  • Hired abortion activist as campaign Communications Director. (Aug 2014)
Thomas Ravenel on Budget & Economy
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  • Government over-reacted to Great Recession: enough is enough. (Sep 2014)
  • Federal spending is headed for a doomsday scenario. (Jul 2014)
Thomas Ravenel on Civil Rights
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  • Stay out of marriage, but if not, treat gays equally. (Jul 2014)
  • Government should stay out of our bedrooms &our boardrooms. (May 2014)
Thomas Ravenel on Corporations
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  • Crony capitalism is not true free market capitalism. (Sep 2014)
Thomas Ravenel on Crime
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Thomas Ravenel on Drugs
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  • Mexican border problems come from failed War on Drugs. (Sep 2014)
  • End the war on drugs; it's federal overreach & unsuccessful. (Jul 2014)
  • In favor of ending the war on drugs. (May 2014)
Thomas Ravenel on Education
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  • Charter schools' success prove point of local empowerment. (Sep 2004)
Thomas Ravenel on Energy & Oil
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  • Don't divert resources for folly of global warming. (Sep 2014)
Thomas Ravenel on Environment
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Thomas Ravenel on Families & Children
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  • Let churches provide for families in need, not state. (Aug 2014)
Thomas Ravenel on Foreign Policy
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  • Opposed to foreign interventions. (May 2014)
Thomas Ravenel on Free Trade
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  • Tariffs & other protectionist policies cost Americans jobs. (Sep 2014)
Thomas Ravenel on Government Reform
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Thomas Ravenel on Gun Control
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  • Second Amendment is the only gun law needed. (Sep 2014)
Thomas Ravenel on Health Care
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  • We can't afford any more socialized medicine. (Sep 2014)
  • Against ObamaCare. (May 2014)
  • Tort reform will reduce medical liability. (Sep 2004)
Thomas Ravenel on Homeland Security
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  • No NSA snooping; defend the Fourth Amendment. (Aug 2014)
  • No more blood & treasure on 'nation-building' in Iraq. (Aug 2014)
  • I want a military that defends America, not Germany or Japan. (Jul 2014)
  • We absolutely must have the world's strongest military. (Jul 2014)
  • We need bold leadership combating terrorists & terror states. (Sep 2004)
Thomas Ravenel on Immigration
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  • Finding bad guys among 11M illegals is needles in a haystack. (Sep 2014)
  • Robust worker visa program, plus anything else reasonable. (Jul 2014)
Thomas Ravenel on Jobs
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Thomas Ravenel on Principles & Values
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  • Values taught by church, not enforced by mandate. (Aug 2014)
  • Fiscally conservative and socially moderate libertarian. (May 2014)
Thomas Ravenel on Social Security
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  • Opt out of Medicare without forfeiting Social Security. (Sep 2014)
  • Voluntary personal accounts for younger workers. (Apr 2014)
Thomas Ravenel on Tax Reform
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  • Cut wage taxes, death taxes, & corporate taxes. (Sep 2014)
  • Tax cuts lead to growing economy with higher revenues. (Sep 2004)
Thomas Ravenel on Technology
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  • Government doesn't belong in your email inbox. (Jul 2014)
Thomas Ravenel on War & Peace
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  • Intervention in Iraq based on same nonsense as in past. (Aug 2014)
  • U.S. military is over-involved overseas. (Jul 2014)
  • Republicans are pro-invading this or that country. (Jul 2014)
Thomas Ravenel on Welfare & Poverty
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  • No welfare benefits for illegal immigrants. (Sep 2014)
  • New Deal & Great Society are examples of federal overreach. (Jul 2014)


VoteMatch Responses
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Hired abortion activist as campaign Communications Director: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Stay out of marriage, but if not, treat gays equally: Strongly Favors topic 3
Government should stay out of our bedrooms &our boardrooms: Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Values taught by church, not enforced by mandate: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We can't afford any more socialized medicine: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Against ObamaCare: Opposes topic 5
Tort reform will reduce medical liability: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opt out of Medicare without forfeiting Social Security: Favors topic 6
Voluntary personal accounts for younger workers: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Charter schools' success prove point of local empowerment: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Second Amendment is the only gun law needed: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cut wage taxes, death taxes, & corporate taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
New Deal & Great Society are examples of federal overreach: Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts lead to growing economy with higher revenues: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Finding bad guys among 11M illegals is needles in a haystack: Opposes topic 12
No welfare benefits for illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Robust worker visa program, plus anything else reasonable: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Crony capitalism is not true free market capitalism: Opposes topic 13
Tariffs & other protectionist policies cost Americans jobs: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Republicans are pro-invading this or that country: Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
No more blood & treasure on 'nation-building' in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 15
I want a military that defends America, not Germany or Japan: Strongly Opposes topic 15
We absolutely must have the world's strongest military: Favors topic 15
We need bold leadership combating terrorists & terror states: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+5 points on Social scale)
Intervention in Iraq based on same nonsense as in past: Strongly Favors topic 17
U.S. military is over-involved overseas: Favors topic 17
Opposed to foreign interventions: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't divert resources for folly of global warming: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+5 points on Social scale)
Mexican border problems come from failed War on Drugs: Opposes topic 19
End the war on drugs; it's federal overreach & unsuccessful: Opposes topic 19
In favor of ending the war on drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Government over-reacted to Great Recession: enough is enough: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Federal spending is headed for a doomsday scenario: Opposes topic 20

Thomas Ravenel is a Conservative-Leaning Libertarian.
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