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Don Blankenship on VoteMatch

WV Senate contender and Constitution Party presidential nominee

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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
AdWatch: Positions himself as anti-abortion and pro-Trump: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Unconscionable to take life of child for crimes of father: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I'm an American person; 'Chinaperson' isn't racist: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Oppose adoption of children homosexual singles or couples: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(-5 points on Social scale)
My school sang "God Bless America" on most mornings: Favors topic 4
Porn distorts sex created by God; enforce obscenity laws: Strongly Favors topic 4
Acknowledges blessing of Jesus Christ as ruler of US: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate the Food and Drug Administration: Strongly Opposes topic 5
COVID pandemic: government-created crisis from China Virus: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No use of S.S. Number except Social Security business: Neutral on topic 6
Allow people to withdraw funds and privately invest them: Strongly Favors topic 6
Privatize Social Security, but pay current benefits: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Teachers should be graded and denied raises if sub-standard: Opposes topic 7
Tax relief for families whose children not in public school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(-3 points on Social scale)
EPA is biggest polluter,moving jobs to unregulated countries: Strongly Favors topic 8
AdWatch: role of MSHA in mine disaster was covered up: Strongly Favors topic 8
AdWatch: Year in prison for contaminating drinking water: Strongly Favors topic 8
Mine Safety agency forced bad ventilation that exploded: Opposes topic 8
Environmental movement not great cause but great business: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Repeal wetlands protection & Endangered Species Act: Strongly Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Past criminal conviction not a barrier to running for office: Opposes topic 9
Served sentence, called himself a "political prisoner": Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Democrats pose a real threat to our right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Repeal federal firearms legislation, end "Gun Free Zones": Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Stands behind Trump's agenda including the tax reform bill: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Build wall to stop illegals and choose who we want in: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Moratorium on immigration; discontinue federal assistance: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose extreme free trader government & economists: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Soft on China if one is related to a "Chinaperson": Strongly Favors topic 14
China's dictatorial capitalism is very effective: Opposes topic 14
NATO serves no US defense purpose; we should withdraw: Strongly Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Peace through Strength
(+2 points on Social scale)
Oppose conscription; register for the draft: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Communist Party & China are not our friends: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Media & Republicans conspired to defame me: Neutral on topic 16
Oppose National Popular Vote proposal to elect president: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Oppose statehood for DC & Puerto Rico: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposed to U.S. forces serving under foreign command: Strongly Favors topic 17
We are unalterably opposed to entangling alliances: Strongly Favors topic 17
Obama administration hid the truth about Benghazi, Libya: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
At Massey Coal , struggled against "greeniacs" and union: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Reject man-made global warning, refuted by scientists: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Climate change policy hits vital energy & steel industries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Mandatory drug testing for all teachers: Favors topic 19
Mandatory drug testing for all high government officials: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Republican control will eventually improve state economy: Opposes topic 20
Eliminate debt by selling federal assets: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Welfare provisions misdirected & morally destructive: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Don Blankenship is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative
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Page last updated: Sep 06, 2020