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Alan Keyes on SenateMatch

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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
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Do everything to overthrow Roe vs. Wade to acknowledge God: Strongly Opposes topic 1
God’s choice: “Just Say No” to abortion: Opposes topic 1
Abortion is unjust and immoral.: Opposes topic 1
Mothers have no right to take a fetus’ life.: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Abortion issue epitomizes corruption of freedom: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(7 points on Economic scale)
Income tax exemptions for descendants of black slaves: Strongly Favors topic 2
Affirmative action turns back the clock: Opposes topic 2
Preferential treatments are wrong and unjust.: Opposes topic 2
Preferential affirmative action is patronizing.: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
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Gay marriage destroys fundamental moral institutions: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Oppose gay agenda in military & marriage laws: Opposes topic 3
Against homosexual marriage.: Opposes topic 3
Against treating sexual orientation as a civil right.: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Gay rights aren’t like racial rights, because it’s behavior: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
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Protect religion from the state, but not vice versa: Strongly Favors topic 4
Can’t address budget deficit until we address moral deficit: Favors topic 4
Ten Commandments & prayer should be in schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Let God into schools to keep Columbine shooters out: Strongly Favors topic 4
The Constitution does not forbid prayer in schools.: Strongly Favors topic 4
We need prayer in schools and by educators.: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
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People should take care of their own health: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Health care choice will save money for long-term health care: Opposes topic 5
Patient rights & HMO rights are not federal responsibility: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Let market determine health payments, not bureaucrats: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Universal health ID’s are a threat to liberty: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Supports privatization & Lock-box: Strongly Favors topic 6
Let people who earn their money invest their own money: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
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Pro-voucher; gov’t out of K-12 education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Money should follow parents’ education choices: Favors topic 7
Empower parents against the monopoly of public schools.: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
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Without death penalty for murder, we disregard life: Strongly Favors topic 8
Supports capital punishment.: Favors topic 8
Capital punishment is necessary to show respect for life: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(2 points on Social scale)
Stricter penalties; truth in sentencing: Strongly Favors topic 9
Violence in schools due to loss of moral heritage: Favors topic 9
External violence results from internal lawlessness: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Columbine killers lacked moral development - not gun laws: Favors topic 10
Against banning guns since that won’t end violence.: Favors topic 10
Supports right to bear arms for all types and uses of guns.: Strongly Favors topic 10
No bans on legal firearms; allow concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
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Replace income tax with tariffs & duties: Strongly Favors topic 11
Any income tax is tax-slavery - sales tax instead: Strongly Favors topic 11
Against flat tax -- a distraction for abolishing income tax.: Strongly Favors topic 11
“Soak the rich” schemes have socialist objectives: Strongly Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(5 points on Economic scale)
Separate naturalization (legal) from border patrols: Opposes topic 12
Expand legal immigration; curtail illegal immigration: Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Entering WTO gave away part of our sovereignty: Opposes topic 13
Out of WTO: no legislation without representation: Strongly Opposes topic 13
WTO allows dictators to decide our future - US out: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
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Defend human rights & self-govt within national interests: Strongly Favors topic 14
Clarifying commitment to Taiwan avoids Chinese attack: Favors topic 14
China is an egregious abuser of human life and human rights: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
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Routine military intervention is wrong: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Keep some forces abroad, but avoid globalism: Opposes topic 15
Kosovo sets precedent for more future intervention: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(10 points on Economic scale)
Set aside the ABM treaty and build SDI: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Rapidly develop & deploy an anti-missile defense system: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Missile defense umbrella including Taiwan: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(7 points on Economic scale)
Preemptive strike in Iraq is a right decision: Opposes topic 17
Against paying UN until they reform: Strongly Opposes topic 17
South Africa: Venture capital instead of foreign aid: Opposes topic 17
Support Israel on moral grounds, not economic nor strategic: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
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Explore & exploit ANWR, while respecting ecology: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Against Kyoto Treaty; for market-based solutions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports marketable pollution credits; against regulations: Opposes topic 18
CAFE standards kill - abolish them: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
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Call halt to “War on this” and “War on that”: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Stricter drug penalties; more border security: Strongly Favors topic 19
It’s a moral crisis, not a drug problem: Strongly Favors topic 19
Drug problem is a symptom of governmental lack of discipline: Favors topic 19
Increase penalties for selling drugs: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
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Volunteer for community service; not via government funding: Strongly Favors topic 20
Shift welfare from government to the faith sector: Strongly Favors topic 20

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