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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
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VAWA unconstitutional: violence against women isn't federal: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
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Balance freedom of association against discrimination: Favors topic 3
Anti-gay bullying school rules stifles free speech: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
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Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Offer credible market-based alternatives to ObamaCare: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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"Social Security choice" is better than "privatization": Strongly Favors topic 6
Changed term "privatization" to "choice" in 2002: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
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Minimal GMO labeling advances science & consumers: Opposes topic 8
End federal grants to reduce diesel emissions: Strongly Favors topic 8
Substantially restructure endangered species law: Favors topic 8
EPA embodies regulatory extremism: Strongly Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Trusting police requires access to police disciplinary files: Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Estate tax won't hit billionaires--only regular millionaires: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Give LEGAL child immigrants DACA benefits too: Favors topic 12
Congress decides immigration policy, not President Trump: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Ex-im bank replaces market risk with bureaucrats' decisions: Opposes topic 13
Countervailing duties mean higher prices on solar panels: Strongly Favors topic 13
Duties on Chinese tires could unleash protectionist backlash: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Closing Gitmo has become merely symbolic: Favors topic 14
Israeli settlements exacerbate hostilities; separate instead: Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
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Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Term limits of 6 years in House and 12 years in Senate: Strongly Favors topic 16
Term limits oppose professionalization of legislators: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Alternative to Iran nuke deal is ever-heightening tensions: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Carbon tax instead of Green New Deal: Favors topic 18
Opportunity cost and risk cost of nuclear overwhelm savings: Strongly Favors topic 18
Internalizing greenhouse gas cost means $2/ton carbon tax: Favors topic 18
Oil and gas production isn't damaging, even OCS and ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Predictions of imminent doom donít come true: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Measured warming is recovery from previous cooling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Evidence that opioids are not that dangerous, despite hype: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Legalize marijuana banking until we legalize marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Separate art and state: de-fund the NEA: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Cato Institute is a Libertarian Conservative
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Page last updated: Apr 29, 2021