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Rick Becker on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • I made "some bad votes" against anti-abortion legislation. (Oct 2022)
  • I support life from conception to natural death. (Mar 2022)
  • Government's responsibility to protect human life. (Mar 2016)
Rick Becker on Budget & Economy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • The budget must be balanced; wasteful spending must be cut. (Mar 2022)
  • Submit smaller budgets when there are shortfalls. (Mar 2016)
  • Reverse the trend of imprudent & increasing spending. (Dec 2015)
Rick Becker on Civil Rights
Click here for 3 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • No money for racist critical theory & identity politics. (Mar 2022)
  • I don't believe in women's rights, gay rights--all the same. (Jul 2021)
  • Add "sexual orientation" to definition of discrimination. (Apr 2015)
Rick Becker on Corporations
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  • Lower tax rates and eschew picking winners and losers. (Mar 2016)
  • Picking winners & losers fails; lower taxes & get out of way. (Feb 2016)
Rick Becker on Crime
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  • Reduce mandatory minimums; alternatives to incarceration. (Feb 2017)
  • No use of drones for criminal investigations. (Apr 2015)
Rick Becker on Drugs
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  • I view marijuana as a victimless crime, would legalize. (Jul 2021)
  • Supports medical marijuana and legalized pot. (Mar 2016)
  • Voted NO on drug testing for TANF & SNAP benefits. (Feb 2013)
Rick Becker on Education
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  • Supports abolishing the federal Department of Education. (Mar 2022)
  • Fully state-funded college tuition worst idea in the world. (Jul 2021)
  • Education Empowerment Program: reimburse private schools. (Jun 2021)
  • Displaying the Ten Commandments OK in schools. (Jun 2021)
  • Replace Common Core with local parent & teacher control. (Dec 2015)
Rick Becker on Energy & Oil
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  • We must stop subsidizing "clean" and alternative fuels. (Mar 2022)
  • Reduce oil extraction tax from 6.5% to 5%. (Apr 2015)
Rick Becker on Environment
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Rick Becker on Families & Children
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  • Bar biological boys from girl's school sports. (Jun 2021)
Rick Becker on Foreign Policy
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Rick Becker on Free Trade
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Rick Becker on Government Reform
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  • Supports term limits for members of Congress. (Mar 2022)
  • Fire smug bureaucrats running roughshod over Congress. (Mar 2022)
  • Resist any act allowing Federal intrusion into our elections. (Mar 2022)
  • Voted YES on $5,000 limit on governor's executive bonus. (Mar 2017)
  • Study ID cards for voting to ensure citizenship. (Feb 2015)
Rick Becker on Gun Control
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  • Eliminate existing federal statutes infringing 2nd Amendment. (Mar 2022)
  • Uphold the Second Amendment. (Dec 2015)
Rick Becker on Health Care
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  • MD & plastic surgeon . (Jul 2023)
  • Won't tolerate government COVID fearmongering and scientism. (Mar 2022)
  • Voted against Physician Assisted Suicide . (Jun 2021)
Rick Becker on Homeland Security
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  • Must work to reduce our military footprint around the world. (Mar 2022)
Rick Becker on Immigration
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  • Secure our border immediately; finish building the wall. (Mar 2022)
Rick Becker on Jobs
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Rick Becker on Principles & Values
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  • We need to put North Dakota First and America First!. (Mar 2022)
Rick Becker on Social Security
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Rick Becker on Tax Reform
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  • Wants a flat tax with a very, very low rate. (Jul 2021)
  • Flatten and simplify personal income tax. (Dec 2015)
Rick Becker on Technology
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  • No police drones, except for felonies with warrants. (Jan 2013)
Rick Becker on War & Peace
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  • Stop wasting lives and resources on endless wars. (Mar 2022)
Rick Becker on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Government's responsibility to protect human life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I support life from conception to natural death: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I made "some bad votes" against anti-abortion legislation: Favors topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No money for racist critical theory & identity politics: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Add "sexual orientation" to definition of discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 3
I don't believe in women's rights, gay rights--all the same: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Bar biological boys from girl's school sports: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(-5 points on Social scale)
Displaying the Ten Commandments OK in schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Won't tolerate government COVID fearmongering and scientism: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Voted against Physician Assisted Suicide : Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace Common Core with local parent & teacher control: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports abolishing the federal Department of Education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Education Empowerment Program: reimburse private schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fire smug bureaucrats running roughshod over Congress: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
No use of drones for criminal investigations: Opposes topic 9
Reduce mandatory minimums; alternatives to incarceration: Strongly Opposes topic 9
No police drones, except for felonies with warrants: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Uphold the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Eliminate existing federal statutes infringing 2nd Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Flatten and simplify personal income tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Wants a flat tax with a very, very low rate: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Secure our border immediately; finish building the wall: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We need to put North Dakota First and America First!: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Peace through Strength
(+5 points on Social scale)
Must work to reduce our military footprint around the world: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Study ID cards for voting to ensure citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Voted YES on $5,000 limit on governor's executive bonus: Favors topic 16
Resist any act allowing Federal intrusion into our elections: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
(+5 points on Social scale)
Stop wasting lives and resources on endless wars: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Lower tax rates and eschew picking winners and losers: Opposes topic 18
Reduce oil extraction tax from 6.5% to 5%: Opposes topic 18
We must stop subsidizing "clean" and alternative fuels: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports medical marijuana and legalized pot: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Voted NO on drug testing for TANF & SNAP benefits: Strongly Opposes topic 19
I view marijuana as a victimless crime, would legalize: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reverse the trend of imprudent & increasing spending: Opposes topic 20
Submit smaller budgets when there are shortfalls: Strongly Opposes topic 20
The budget must be balanced; wasteful spending must be cut: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Picking winners & losers fails; lower taxes & get out of way: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Rick Becker is a Libertarian Conservative
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