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Virgil Goode on VoteMatch

Constitution Party presidential nominee; former Republican Representative (VA-5)



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Not a woman's right; remember the life of the child: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Zero funding for Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No federal funding of abortion, but no litmus test: Neutral on topic 1
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion: Opposes topic 1
Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment: Opposes topic 1
YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortions: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad: Opposes topic 1
YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes: Opposes topic 1
YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime: Opposes topic 1
YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
On affirmative action: fairness, but not quotas: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Rated 22% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance: Strongly Opposes topic 2
NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions: Favors topic 2
NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
No same-sex domestic partnership benefits: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No gay marriage; no gay civil unions: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on banning gay adoptions in DC: Opposes topic 3
YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
Allow school prayer on a voluntary basis.: Favors topic 4
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment: Favors topic 4
Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record: Strongly Favors topic 4
Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration: Favors topic 4
YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance: Favors topic 4
NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports the Death Penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
Capital punishment for certain murders: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports Three Strikes sentencing laws: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation: Neutral on topic 9
YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime: Favors topic 9
NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.: Strongly Favors topic 9
NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports absolute right to gun ownership: Strongly Favors topic 10
Co-chair of the Second Amendment Caucus: Strongly Favors topic 10
Support the Second Amendment : Strongly Favors topic 10
No lawsuits against gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
No United Nations taxation on firearms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense: Strongly Favors topic 10
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1: Strongly Opposes topic 10
YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose more federal funding for health coverage: Strongly Opposes topic 5
End ObamaCare; support tort reform: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Abolish federal Medicare entitlement; leave it to states: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Limit anti-trust lawsuits on health plans and insurers: Opposes topic 5
Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals: Opposes topic 5
NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health: Opposes topic 5
NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage: Opposes topic 5
YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs: Favors topic 5
YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits: Opposes topic 5
YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients: Opposes topic 5
YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay: Strongly Opposes topic 5
NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Opposes topic 5
NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Opposes topic 5
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Don't privatize Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Preserve and protect Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Invest surplus Trust Fund in market certificates: Strongly Favors topic 6
Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record: Strongly Favors topic 6
YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox: Opposes topic 6
YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits: Favors topic 6
YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Vouchers are fine; but no finds available now: Strongly Favors topic 7
End the federal Department of Education: Favors topic 7
Abolish the federal Department of Education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes: Strongly Favors topic 7
NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools: Favors topic 7
NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Use coal and oil and alternatives: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Drill in Alaska, in continental US, and off our coasts: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated 20% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence: Opposes topic 18
NO on tax incentives for renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC: Favors topic 18
NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
Drug laws should be enforced: Favors topic 19
War on Drugs has abused Bill of Rights : Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Ban federal funding for needle-exchange programs: Strongly Favors topic 19
YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests: Strongly Favors topic 19
YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC: Strongly Favors topic 19
YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism: Strongly Favors topic 19
NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Welfare services must be decreased: Favors topic 20
Abolish federal welfare; leave it all to states: Strongly Favors topic 20
NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations: Opposes topic 20
YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes progressive taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Eliminate the Death Tax; institute modified FairTax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Overhaul income tax; end capital gains & inheritance tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Phaseout the death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rated 64% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes: Neutral on topic 11
Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty": Opposes topic 11
YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business: Opposes topic 11
YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"): Opposes topic 11
YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on providing tax relief and simplification: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income: Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
Illegal immigrants shouldn't earn citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Stop illegal aliens & terrorists on our Southern border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
End anchor babies and reduce legal immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Government services in English only: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Declare English as the official language of the US: Opposes topic 12
Declared English the official language of the US: Opposes topic 12
NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers: Opposes topic 12
NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules: Opposes topic 12
YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Don't expand free trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
No North American Union; preserve our sovereignty: Strongly Opposes topic 13
No restrictions on import/export; but maintain sovereignty : Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 17% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on withdrawing from the WTO: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Opposes topic 13
YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business: Opposes topic 13
NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization: Opposes topic 13
NO on promoting free trade with Peru: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
No funds to expand armed forces now: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Cut defense spending, but not veterans benefits: Favors topic 15
End draft registration; all-volunteer forces : Strongly Opposes topic 15
Federal duty to provide missile defense : Strongly Favors topic 15
Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record: Strongly Favors topic 15
Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11: Favors topic 15
Set minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill: Favors topic 15
YES on deploying SDI: Favors topic 15
YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses: Favors topic 15
YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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Stricter limits on political campaign funds: Strongly Favors topic 16
NO on banning soft money and issue ads: Opposes topic 16
YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties: Favors topic 16
NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions: Opposes topic 16
YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees: Opposes topic 16
YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
Patriot Act harm civil liberties for U.S. Citizens: Strongly Favors topic 14
NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations: Strongly Opposes topic 14
NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance: Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-3 points on Social scale)
US out of Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Come home from Afghanistan now: Strongly Favors topic 17
Foreign aid often more harmful than helpful : Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on authorizing military force in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq: Opposes topic 17

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Energy/Oil
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Families/Children
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Page last updated: Aug 27, 2012