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Peter Konetchy on SenateMatch


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abortion is not a woman's right: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No moral right to kill unborn babies in the womb: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't require hiring more women & minorities: 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
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
Support optional teacher-led prayer in public schools: Favors topic 4
Teach students that our rights are God-given: Strongly Favors topic 4
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-3 points on Social scale)
Death penalty only when no doubt of guilt: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
Don't necessarily require THREE strikes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Absolute right to gun ownership: Strongly Favors topic 10
Criminals prey on weak; they flee when we brandish a gun: 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
The federal health care bill must be repealed!: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support privatizing Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Replace Social Security with private retirement investment: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support parents choosing schools via vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Replace federal intervention with local controls & vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Develop oil, coal, natural gas, nuclear and any others: Strongly Opposes topic 18
I believe in natural Climate Change, not caused by humans: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
Drug use is detrimental to society, but let states decide: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+5 points on Economic scale)
All welfare should be voluntary, via community & churches: Strongly Favors topic 20
Voluntary charity from family & church, not government: Strongly Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose progressive taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace IRS with excise tax and tax on states, not people: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
Oppose illegal immigrants earning citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Immigrants must learn English; have sponsors; & be talented: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support & expand free trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strongest military possible; achieve peace through strength: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No government approval for campaign contributions: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
4th amendment concerns with Patriot Act: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+2 points on Social scale)
We chose to limit force in Afghanistan; better to leave: Favors topic 17

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Page last updated: May 25, 2012