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Paul Sadler on Abortion
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  • It's a woman's right to make her own medical decisions. (Apr 2012)
  • No funding; no second trimester; no partial-birth. (Nov 1998)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
Paul Sadler on Budget & Economy
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Paul Sadler on Civil Rights
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  • Marriage equality for all Americans. (Apr 2012)
  • End discriminatory hiring practices. (Apr 2012)
  • No same-sex marriage; no hate crime definition for gays. (Nov 1998)
  • No affirmative action in state government decisions. (Nov 1998)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
Paul Sadler on Corporations
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Paul Sadler on Crime
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  • Supports the death penalty for heinous crimes. (Apr 2012)
  • Vary sentencing laws based on each offense. (Apr 2012)
  • End parole for repeat violent felons. (Nov 1998)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2012)
Paul Sadler on Drugs
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  • Enforce America's drug laws. (May 2012)
  • Strengthen drug penalties; also strengthen rehabilitation. (Nov 1998)
Paul Sadler on Education
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  • Opposes private school vouchers. (Apr 2012)
  • Prohibit mandatory prayer and teacher-led prayer. (Apr 2012)
  • Support Texas public schools; raised teacher pay 3 times. (Mar 2012)
Paul Sadler on Energy & Oil
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  • Nationally recognized expert on wind energy. (Apr 2012)
  • Invest in alternative forms of energy & conservation. (Mar 2012)
Paul Sadler on Environment
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Paul Sadler on Families & Children
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  • Supports abstinence education in schools. (Nov 1998)
Paul Sadler on Foreign Policy
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Paul Sadler on Free Trade
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  • Supports fair trade policies. (Apr 2012)
Paul Sadler on Government Reform
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  • It's crazy to think Democrats want dependency. (Oct 2012)
  • Citizens United threatens our country's democracy. (Apr 2012)
  • Limit PAC and other contributions to legislative campaigns. (Nov 1998)
Paul Sadler on Gun Control
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  • Supports common-sense gun laws. (Apr 2012)
  • Maintain existing restrictions on firearms. (Nov 1998)
Paul Sadler on Health Care
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  • Keep ObamaCare benefits for young adults & elderly. (Oct 2012)
  • No Medicare overhaul; just strengthen the system. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports the Affordable Care Act. (Apr 2012)
  • Quality affordable healthcare is a fundamental value. (Mar 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
Paul Sadler on Homeland Security
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  • Give armed forces the equipment they need. (Apr 2012)
  • Give law enforcement the tools they need. (Apr 2012)
  • Keep armed forces best trained & best-equipped in the world. (Mar 2012)
Paul Sadler on Immigration
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  • Path to citizenship for 1.65 million illegals in Texas. (Oct 2012)
  • Pathway to citizenship for children of illegal immigrants. (May 2012)
  • Supports the DREAM Act & a path to citizenship. (Apr 2012)
Paul Sadler on Jobs
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  • Fair pay for an honest day's work. (Mar 2012)
Paul Sadler on Principles & Values
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Paul Sadler on Social Security
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  • Modest reforms but no overhaul; system is sound. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Apr 2012)
Paul Sadler on Tax Reform
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  • Allow tax cuts to expire for nation's wealthiest residents. (May 2012)
  • Allow tax cuts to expire for nation's wealthiest residents. (May 2012)
  • Make the tax code more progressive. (Apr 2012)
  • No state sales tax; decrease property tax. (Nov 1998)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
Paul Sadler on Technology
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  • Investing in infrastructure secures economic future. (Aug 2012)
Paul Sadler on War & Peace
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  • We're out of Iraq; no further decisions needed. (Apr 2012)
Paul Sadler on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Church-based welfare needs no government permission. (Apr 2012)


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
It's a woman's right to make her own medical decisions: Strongly Favors topic 1
No funding; no second trimester; no partial-birth: Opposes topic 1
Supports churches providing birth control: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
End discriminatory hiring practices: Strongly Favors topic 2
No affirmative action in state government decisions: Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
Marriage equality for all Americans: Strongly Favors topic 3
No same-sex marriage; no hate crime definition for gays: Opposes topic 3
Opposes defining traditional marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+2 points on Social scale)
Prohibit mandatory prayer and teacher-led prayer: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Supports abstinence education in schools: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports the death penalty for heinous crimes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
Vary sentencing laws based on each offense: Opposes topic 9
End parole for repeat violent felons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports common-sense gun laws: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Maintain existing restrictions on firearms: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Keep ObamaCare benefits for young adults & elderly: Strongly Favors topic 5
No Medicare overhaul; just strengthen the system: Favors topic 5
Supports the Affordable Care Act: Strongly Favors topic 5
Quality affordable healthcare is a fundamental value: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Modest reforms but no overhaul; system is sound: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes privatizing Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes private school vouchers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Support Texas public schools; raised teacher pay 3 times: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Nationally recognized expert on wind energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Invest in alternative forms of energy & conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Enforce America's drug laws: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strengthen drug penalties; also strengthen rehabilitation: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Church-based welfare needs no government permission: Favors topic 20
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Allow tax cuts to expire for nation's wealthiest residents: Strongly Favors topic 11
Allow tax cuts to expire for nation's wealthiest residents: Strongly Favors topic 11
Make the tax code more progressive: Strongly Favors topic 11
No state sales tax; decrease property tax: Opposes topic 11
Supports increasing tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
Path to citizenship for 1.65 million illegals in Texas: Strongly Favors topic 12
Pathway to citizenship for children of illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supports the DREAM Act & a path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports fair trade policies: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-5 points on Social scale)
Give armed forces the equipment they need: Favors topic 15
Keep armed forces best trained & best-equipped in the world: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Citizens United threatens our country's democracy: Strongly Favors topic 16
Limit PAC and other contributions to legislative campaigns: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-3 points on Social scale)
Give law enforcement the tools they need: Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
We're out of Iraq; no further decisions needed: Neutral on topic 17

Paul Sadler is a Liberal Populist.
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