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Wayne Sowell on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Pro-choice but no partial birth. (Aug 2004)
  • Supports stem cell research. (Aug 2004)
Wayne Sowell on Budget & Economy
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    No stance on record.
Wayne Sowell on Civil Rights
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  • Re-evaluate all affirmative action programs. (Aug 2004)
  • Civil unions ok, but not same-sex marriage. (Aug 2004)
Wayne Sowell on Corporations
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    No stance on record.
Wayne Sowell on Crime
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  • Supports death penalty but also rehabilitation. (Aug 2004)
  • Truth in sentencing but with judicial discretion. (Aug 2004)
Wayne Sowell on Drugs
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  • Legalize marijuana for all adults over 21. (May 2004)
  • We Hempsters will fight for our hemp rights. (May 2004)
Wayne Sowell on Education
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  • Supports charters; supports accountability. (Aug 2004)
  • Top priority is saving public education. (Aug 2004)
Wayne Sowell on Energy & Oil
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  • Re-enter Kyoto; strengthen fuel efficiency. (Aug 2004)
Wayne Sowell on Environment
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    No stance on record.
Wayne Sowell on Families & Children
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    No stance on record.
Wayne Sowell on Foreign Policy
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    No stance on record.
Wayne Sowell on Free Trade
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  • Opposes NAFTA and WTO. (Aug 2004)
  • Include human rights and worker rights in trade agreements. (Aug 2004)
Wayne Sowell on Government Reform
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    No stance on record.
Wayne Sowell on Gun Control
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  • Require possession licenses and background checks. (Aug 2004)
  • Concealed carry ok; limit lawsuits against gunmakers. (Aug 2004)
Wayne Sowell on Health Care
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  • Supports universal health care. (Aug 2004)
  • Limit med-mal damages; expand med savings accounts. (Aug 2004)
Wayne Sowell on Homeland Security
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  • More $ for troops, less $ for weapons. (Aug 2004)
  • Continue with National missile defense. (Aug 2004)
  • Reinstitute military draft to prepare for evildoers. (Aug 2004)
Wayne Sowell on Immigration
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  • Official English and decreased immigration. (Aug 2004)
Wayne Sowell on Jobs
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    No stance on record.
Wayne Sowell on Principles & Values
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  • Remember the past; face the present; plan for the future. (May 2004)
Wayne Sowell on Social Security
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  • Allow opt-out but keep system intact. (Aug 2004)
Wayne Sowell on Tax Reform
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  • Lower taxes on poor; more taxes on wealthy. (Aug 2004)
  • Eliminate dividend tax and marriage penalty. (Aug 2004)
Wayne Sowell on Technology
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    No stance on record.
Wayne Sowell on War & Peace
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Wayne Sowell 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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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(7 points on Social scale)
Pro-choice but no partial birth: Favors topic 1
Supports stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(7 points on Economic scale)
Re-evaluate all affirmative action programs: Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(7 points on Social scale)
Civil unions ok, but not same-sex marriage: 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)
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
Supports universal health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Limit med-mal damages; expand med savings accounts: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(7 points on Economic scale)
Allow opt-out but keep system intact: Favors topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(5 points on Social scale)
Supports charters; supports accountability: Favors topic 7
Top priority is saving public education: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(2 points on Social scale)
Supports death penalty but also rehabilitation: Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(7 points on Social scale)
Truth in sentencing but with judicial discretion: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(2 points on Social scale)
Require possession licenses and background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Concealed carry ok; limit lawsuits against gunmakers: Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(2 points on Economic scale)
Lower taxes on poor; more taxes on wealthy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Eliminate dividend tax and marriage penalty: Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(2 points on Economic scale)
Official English and decreased immigration: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Opposes NAFTA and WTO: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(0 points on Social scale)
Include human rights and worker rights in trade agreements: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(2 points on Economic scale)
More $ for troops, less $ for weapons: Opposes topic 15
Reinstitute military draft to prepare for evildoers: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(7 points on Economic scale)
Continue with National missile defense: Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Re-enter Kyoto; strengthen fuel efficiency: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(10 points on Social scale)
Legalize marijuana for all adults over 21: Strongly Opposes topic 19
We Hempsters will fight for our hemp rights: Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Wayne Sowell is a Moderate Liberal Populist.
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