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William Barnes on Abortion
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  • Pro-life but supports Rule of Law and hence Roe v. Wade. (May 2010)
William Barnes on Budget & Economy
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  • Reduce spending and increase accountability. (Aug 2010)
  • Re-evaluate & reform banking and finance deregulation. (Jul 2010)
William Barnes on Civil Rights
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William Barnes on Corporations
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William Barnes on Crime
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William Barnes on Drugs
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William Barnes on Education
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William Barnes on Energy & Oil
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  • Big Oil prevents development of alternative energy. (Jul 2010)
William Barnes on Environment
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William Barnes on Families & Children
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  • Support strong traditional family values but no fads. (May 2010)
William Barnes on Foreign Policy
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William Barnes on Free Trade
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  • It's been proven; a free market doesn't work. (Aug 2010)
  • C+CMG=LAJ: China trade means lost US jobs. (May 2010)
William Barnes on Government Reform
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  • Running because Shelby's $13M warchest is from big business. (Jul 2010)
William Barnes on Gun Control
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  • Does not hunt, because of Vietnam promise. (May 2010)
  • Rated ? by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights. (Aug 2010)
William Barnes on Health Care
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  • Affordable health care for everyone. (Sep 2010)
William Barnes on Homeland Security
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William Barnes on Immigration
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William Barnes on Jobs
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  • Extend unemployment benefits as subsistence income. (Jul 2010)
  • Must take action when unemployment rate exceeds 10%. (Jul 2010)
William Barnes on Principles & Values
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William Barnes on Social Security
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  • Privatization would be greedy and stupid. (Aug 2010)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
William Barnes on Tax Reform
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William Barnes on Technology
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  • Replace the internal combustion engine. (Jul 2010)
William Barnes on War & Peace
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William Barnes 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
(+2 points on Social scale)
Pro-life but supports Rule of Law and hence Roe v. Wade: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-3 points on Social scale)
Support strong traditional family values but no fads: Favors topic 4
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Does not hunt, because of Vietnam promise: Opposes topic 10
Rated ? by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Affordable health care for everyone: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Privatization would be greedy and stupid: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
More teachers; more aides; more pre-K: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Big Oil prevents development of alternative energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Replace the internal combustion engine: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reduce spending and increase accountability: Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
It's been proven; a free market doesn't work: Opposes topic 13
C+CMG=LAJ: China trade means lost US jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Running because Shelby's $13M warchest is from big business: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

William Barnes is a Moderate Liberal Populist.
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