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Pete Ashdown on Abortion
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  • Let states make abortion decisions. (Jun 2006)
  • Remove restrictions on stem cell research. (Jun 2006)
Pete Ashdown on Budget & Economy
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  • Reverse trend of other countries surpassing US innovation. (Jan 2006)
Pete Ashdown on Civil Rights
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  • Hold companies accountable for discrimination after hiring. (Jul 2006)
  • Less government interference with sexual orientation. (Jun 2006)
  • Patriot Act side-steps the Fourth Amendment. (Jan 2006)
Pete Ashdown on Corporations
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  • Businesses abuse copyright and hold back innovation. (Jan 2006)
Pete Ashdown on Crime
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  • Death penalty is not a deterrent. (Jun 2006)
  • Rehabilitate prisoners by preparing for work. (Jun 2006)
Pete Ashdown on Drugs
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  • Supports treatment over punishment. (Jun 2006)
Pete Ashdown on Education
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  • Public schools should be propaganda-free havens. (Jun 2006)
  • Public education is key to our future economy. (Jan 2006)
Pete Ashdown on Energy & Oil
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  • R&D to wean America off addiction to oil. (Jun 2006)
  • R&D to wean America off addiction to oil. (Jun 2006)
Pete Ashdown on Environment
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  • Against reopening the Nevada nuclear test range. (Jan 2006)
Pete Ashdown on Families & Children
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Pete Ashdown on Foreign Policy
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  • Make foreigners pay for US military bases that defend them. (Jul 2006)
Pete Ashdown on Free Trade
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  • Trade should focus on spreading liberty and protecting jobs. (Jul 2006)
  • Protect American jobs. (Jun 2006)
Pete Ashdown on Government Reform
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  • Refuses any money from political action committees. (Apr 2012)
  • Supports public election financing. (Jun 2006)
  • Opposes term limits; but choose Senate leaders by lottery. (Jun 2006)
Pete Ashdown on Gun Control
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  • Current laws are reasonable and are working. (Jun 2006)
Pete Ashdown on Health Care
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  • Replace Medicare by one health plan for all. (Jan 2006)
Pete Ashdown on Homeland Security
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  • More troop armor and less missile defense. (Jul 2006)
  • Reduce nuclear warheads to a number needed for protection. (Jan 2006)
Pete Ashdown on Immigration
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  • Against blanket automatic amnesty. (Jul 2006)
  • Closely track immigrants. (Jun 2006)
Pete Ashdown on Jobs
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Pete Ashdown on Principles & Values
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  • Dems should be bold and different, not Republican light. (Apr 2012)
Pete Ashdown on Social Security
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  • Opposes using Social Security taxes for private accounts. (Sep 2006)
  • Increase premium caps and end payouts for wealthy. (Jan 2006)
  • Investing Soc.Sec. funds ok in 20s, but need stability later. (Jan 2006)
Pete Ashdown on Tax Reform
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  • Supports flat tax starting at $20,000 in income. (Jun 2006)
Pete Ashdown on Technology
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  • Supports net neutrality without regulation. (Jun 2006)
Pete Ashdown on War & Peace
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  • Re-equip armed forces for a new kind of enemy. (Jul 2006)
  • Iraqi referendum on replacing US troops. (Jul 2006)
  • Let Iraqis vote on how long they want the US to stay. (Jun 2006)
  • Prisoner abuse and torture deeply shame our nation. (Jan 2006)
Pete Ashdown on Welfare & Poverty
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  • First Amendment allows church-based welfare services. (Jul 2006)


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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Let states make abortion decisions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Remove restrictions on stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Hold companies accountable for discrimination after hiring: Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
Less government interference with sexual orientation: Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+5 points on Social scale)
Public schools should be propaganda-free havens: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+5 points on Social scale)
Death penalty is not a deterrent: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+2 points on Social scale)
Rehabilitate prisoners by preparing for work: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Current laws are reasonable and are working: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Replace Medicare by one health plan for all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Opposes using Social Security taxes for private accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Increase premium caps and end payouts for wealthy: Opposes topic 6
Investing Soc.Sec. funds ok in 20s, but need stability later: Strongly Favors topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Public education is key to our future economy: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
R&D to wean America off addiction to oil: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports treatment over punishment: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+5 points on Economic scale)
First Amendment allows church-based welfare services: Strongly Favors topic 20
Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports flat tax starting at $20,000 in income: Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-3 points on Social scale)
Against blanket automatic amnesty: Opposes topic 12
Closely track immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Trade should focus on spreading liberty and protecting jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Protect American jobs: Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
Make foreigners pay for US military bases that defend them: Opposes topic 15
More troop armor and less missile defense: Favors topic 15
Re-equip armed forces for a new kind of enemy: Strongly Favors topic 15
Reduce nuclear warheads to a number needed for protection: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Refuses any money from political action committees: Favors topic 16
Supports public election financing: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
Patriot Act side-steps the Fourth Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+2 points on Social scale)
Iraqi referendum on replacing US troops: Opposes topic 17
US should become fair player in international arena: Favors topic 17
Let Iraqis vote on how long they want the US to stay: Favors topic 17

Pete Ashdown is a Moderate Liberal.
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