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John Raese on Abortion
Click here for 7 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Life begins at conception. (May 2006)
  • Ban cloning - science should not play God. (May 2006)
  • Embryonic stem cell research no; umbilical stem cells yes. (May 2006)
  • Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
John Raese on Budget & Economy
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  • Don't choke a fragile economy with a bigger tax burden. (Jan 2012)
  • Constitutional amendment requiring balanced budget. (Oct 2010)
John Raese on Civil Rights
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  • Marriage is between a man and a woman. (May 2006)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports a DOMA amendment. (Oct 2012)
John Raese on Corporations
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  • Roll back regulations to spur business and job growth. (May 2006)
John Raese on Crime
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  • Supports death penalty for federal crimes. (Aug 2006)
  • Prosecute violent minors as adults. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
John Raese on Drugs
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  • Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs. (Aug 2006)
John Raese on Education
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  • Competition is what's good for education. (Oct 2012)
  • Allow families a voucher to send kids to private schools. (Oct 2012)
  • Vouchers ok for public, private, & religious schools. (Aug 2006)
  • Vouchers let all families choose like wealthy families. (May 2006)
  • Break education monopoly; competition will improve schools. (May 2006)
  • Supports education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)
John Raese on Energy & Oil
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  • Obama administration has caused decline of coal. (Oct 2012)
  • Global warming is a myth. (Oct 2010)
  • Hands-off approach to energy production. (Oct 2010)
  • Develop oil & coal; drill ANWR. (Aug 2006)
John Raese on Environment
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  • Abolish the EPA & the Department of Energy. (Oct 2012)
John Raese on Families & Children
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John Raese on Foreign Policy
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John Raese on Free Trade
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  • Suports NAFTA, CAFTA, and GATT. (Aug 2006)
John Raese on Government Reform
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  • I think we need less government. (Oct 2012)
  • End the coalition of taking & government control. (Oct 2012)
  • Federal earmarks create career politicians. (Oct 2010)
  • Supports line-item veto & balanced budget amendment. (Oct 2010)
  • Earmarks are taxation without representation. (Oct 2010)
  • Increase limits on donations to political campaigns. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports line-item veto to reduce deficit. (May 2006)
John Raese on Gun Control
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  • Disarming citizens makes them less safe. (May 2006)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
John Raese on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare is the problem, not the solution. (Oct 2012)
  • ObamaCare is worst bill to ever come out of Congress. (Oct 2010)
  • ObamaCare is pure, unadulterated socialism. (Oct 2010)
  • Free market is best approach for affordable health care. (May 2006)
  • Supports Health Savings Accounts. (May 2006)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
John Raese on Homeland Security
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  • Military tribunals & phone taps ok for war on terror. (Aug 2006)
  • We were weak on 9/11 & we must never allow that again. (May 2006)
  • Supports banning military gay marriage. (Oct 2012)
John Raese on Immigration
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  • Oppose amnesty; patrol borders; establish official English. (Aug 2006)
John Raese on Jobs
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  • Engine for job growth is small and medium sized businesses. (Jan 2012)
  • My forte is creating jobs. (Oct 2010)
  • Abolish the minimum wage. (Oct 2010)
  • Reduce government regulation of private sector employment. (Aug 2006)
John Raese on Principles & Values
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  • OpEd: TV ad with hick actors hilites part-time WV residency. (Oct 2010)
  • No rubber stamp for the Obama administration. (Oct 2010)
John Raese on Social Security
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  • Self-investing in private accounts ok. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
John Raese on Tax Reform
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  • Make tax cuts permanent, even for earners over $250K. (Oct 2010)
  • Supports tax cuts to spur economic growth and job growth. (May 2006)
  • Supports flat tax or national sales tax. (May 2006)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
John Raese on Technology
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
John Raese on War & Peace
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  • Iraq exit strategy: We win, they lose. (Aug 2006)
  • Donít cut-and-run in Iraq. (May 2006)
John Raese on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Direct federal poverty aid through religious organizations. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports workfare. (Oct 2012)


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban cloning - science should not play God: Opposes topic 1
Embryonic stem cell research no; umbilical stem cells yes: Opposes topic 1
Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Opposes churches providing birth control: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reduce government regulation of private sector employment: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is between a man and a woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports a DOMA amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports banning military gay marriage: Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports death penalty for federal crimes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
Prosecute violent minors as adults: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Disarming citizens makes them less safe: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare is the problem, not the solution: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Free market is best approach for affordable health care: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports Health Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Self-investing in private accounts ok: Favors topic 6
Supports private retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Competition is what's good for education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Allow families a voucher to send kids to private schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers ok for public, private, & religious schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers let all families choose like wealthy families: Strongly Favors topic 7
Break education monopoly; competition will improve schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports education vouchers for public or private school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Obama administration has caused decline of coal: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Abolish the EPA & the Department of Energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Global warming is a myth: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Hands-off approach to energy production: Opposes topic 18
Develop oil & coal; drill ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Direct federal poverty aid through religious organizations: Strongly Favors topic 20
Supports workfare: Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't choke a fragile economy with a bigger tax burden: Opposes topic 11
Roll back regulations to spur business and job growth: Opposes topic 11
Supports tax cuts to spur economic growth and job growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports flat tax or national sales tax: Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the inheritance tax: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
Oppose amnesty; patrol borders; establish official English: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Suports NAFTA, CAFTA, and GATT: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-5 points on Social scale)
We were weak on 9/11 & we must never allow that again: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Increase limits on donations to political campaigns: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
Military tribunals & phone taps ok for war on terror: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-5 points on Social scale)
Iraq exit strategy: We win, they lose: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Donít cut-and-run in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17

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