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John Buckley on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Protections of law apply to the unborn child. (Sep 2014)
  • Pro-life Libertarian, because life begins at conception. (Aug 2014)
John Buckley on Budget & Economy
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  • Government "stimulus" is illusory. (Sep 2014)
  • National debt beggars future generations. (Aug 2014)
John Buckley on Civil Rights
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  • Marriage equality for same-gender couples. (Sep 2014)
  • Live and let live: support the freedom to marry. (Aug 2014)
  • Shares home with his same-sex partner. (Jul 2014)
John Buckley on Corporations
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  • I'm for limited government and free enterprise. (Aug 2014)
John Buckley on Crime
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  • Neutral on whether stricter enforcement is effective. (Sep 2014)
John Buckley on Drugs
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  • Supports the legalization of marijuana. (Sep 2014)
  • Democrats are afraid to touch the failed War on Drugs. (Aug 2014)
John Buckley on Education
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  • Federal government has no Constitutional role in education. (Sep 2014)
John Buckley on Energy & Oil
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  • Let market decide about green energy. (Sep 2014)
John Buckley on Environment
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  • People should be able to legally enforce clean air & water. (Sep 2014)
John Buckley on Families & Children
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John Buckley on Foreign Policy
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  • The United Nations is a joke. (Sep 2014)
John Buckley on Free Trade
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  • Expand free trade. (Sep 2014)
John Buckley on Government Reform
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  • Require photo identification for voting. (Sep 2014)
John Buckley on Gun Control
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  • Supports right to gun ownership. (Sep 2014)
  • Freedom to carry AND freedom to marry. (Aug 2014)
John Buckley on Health Care
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  • Repeal ObamaCare. (Sep 2014)
  • Less government in healthcare; more individual choice. (Aug 2014)
  • ObamaCare is a Big Government bacterial infection. (Aug 2014)
John Buckley on Homeland Security
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  • Supports smaller & less expensive military. (Sep 2014)
  • National Defense Authorization Act is Big Brother spying. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes NSA spying & foreign policy meddling. (Aug 2014)
John Buckley on Immigration
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  • Pathway to residency but only after welfare is reformed. (Sep 2014)
  • Create a mechanism to normalize people already here. (Jul 2014)
John Buckley on Jobs
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  • No affirmative action; hire based on merit alone. (Sep 2014)
John Buckley on Principles & Values
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  • Smaller state means less separation-of-church issue. (Sep 2014)
  • Former Republican state legislator. (Aug 2014)
  • Elected as Republican to VA House; running as Libertarian. (Aug 2014)
  • Cousin to William F. Buckley; long background in GOP. (Jul 2014)
John Buckley on Social Security
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  • Allow investing retirement dollars in private accounts. (Sep 2014)
John Buckley on Tax Reform
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  • Lower taxes for everyone. (Sep 2014)
John Buckley on Technology
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John Buckley on War & Peace
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  • Stay out or Iran but be a friend of freedom. (Sep 2014)
John Buckley on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Eliminate DOE, HUD, HHS, NPR, FAA, and more. (Aug 2014)


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)
Protections of law apply to the unborn child: Opposes topic 1
Pro-life Libertarian, because life begins at conception: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No affirmative action; hire based on merit alone: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Marriage equality for same-gender couples: Strongly Favors topic 3
Live and let live: support the freedom to marry: Strongly Favors topic 3
Shares home with his same-sex partner: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
Smaller state means less separation-of-church issue: Neutral on topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Less government in healthcare; more individual choice: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is a Big Government bacterial infection: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Allow investing retirement dollars in private accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
Federal government has no Constitutional role in education: Neutral on topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+2 points on Social scale)
People should be able to legally enforce clean air & water: Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Neutral on whether stricter enforcement is effective: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports right to gun ownership: Favors topic 10
Freedom to carry AND freedom to marry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Lower taxes for everyone: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Pathway to residency but only after welfare is reformed: Opposes topic 12
Create a mechanism to normalize people already here: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Expand free trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
The United Nations is a joke: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports smaller & less expensive military: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Require photo identification for voting: Opposes topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Stay out or Iran but be a friend of freedom: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Let market decide about green energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports the legalization of marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Democrats are afraid to touch the failed War on Drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Government "stimulus" is illusory: Strongly Opposes topic 20
National debt beggars future generations: Strongly Opposes topic 20

John Buckley is a Conservative-Leaning Libertarian.
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