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Randall Batson on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Support abortion as a woman's right. (Sep 2014)
  • Focus on alternatives such as adoption & foster children. (Aug 2014)
  • No state funding for embryonic stem cell research. (Nov 2010)
Randall Batson on Budget & Economy
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  • Market-led recovery instead of federal stimulus. (Sep 2014)
  • No rainy day fund; reduce all spending. (Nov 2010)
Randall Batson on Civil Rights
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  • Opposes affirmative action. (Sep 2014)
  • Indifferent to same-sex marriage. (Sep 2014)
  • Civil unions ok; let churches decide on same-sex marriage. (Nov 2010)
  • State use of affirmative action ok, but not private. (Nov 2010)
Randall Batson on Corporations
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Randall Batson on Crime
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  • Strongly opposes stricter punishment to reduce crime. (Sep 2014)
  • Eliminate mandatory minimums; balance with rehabilitation. (Aug 2014)
Randall Batson on Drugs
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  • Strongly supports legalizing marijuana. (Sep 2014)
  • Legalization yields better results than current turf wars. (Aug 2014)
Randall Batson on Education
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  • Strongly supports parents choosing schools via vouchers. (Sep 2014)
  • Abstinence education ok, but not abstinence-only. (Nov 2010)
Randall Batson on Energy & Oil
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  • Strongly opposes prioritizing green energy. (Sep 2014)
  • Don't fund alternative energy; don't fund oil & gas either. (Nov 2010)
Randall Batson on Environment
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  • Indifferent to whether there's a 'right' against pollution. (Sep 2014)
  • No state funding for open space preservation. (Nov 2010)
Randall Batson on Families & Children
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Randall Batson on Foreign Policy
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  • Strongly supports maintaining U.S. sovereignty from the U.N. (Sep 2014)
Randall Batson on Free Trade
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  • Strongly supports expanding free trade. (Sep 2014)
Randall Batson on Government Reform
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  • Indifferent to stricter enforcement of the right to vote. (Sep 2014)
  • No term limits; no campaign contribution limits. (Nov 2010)
Randall Batson on Gun Control
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  • Strongly supports an absolute right to gun ownership. (Sep 2014)
  • Possess & trade firearms as owners wish. (Aug 2014)
Randall Batson on Health Care
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  • Strongly opposes expanding ObamaCare. (Sep 2014)
  • Quit preventing the Free Market to fix itself. (Nov 2010)
Randall Batson on Homeland Security
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  • Strongly opposes expanding the armed forces. (Sep 2014)
  • Bring our troops home; close bases overseas. (Aug 2014)
Randall Batson on Immigration
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  • Supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship. (Sep 2014)
  • Benefits of citizenship only if arrived by legal means. (Aug 2014)
Randall Batson on Jobs
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Randall Batson on Principles & Values
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  • Supports keeping God in the public sphere. (Sep 2014)
  • Libertarian offers third choice between Orman and Roberts. (Sep 2014)
Randall Batson on Social Security
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  • Strongly supports privatizing Social Security. (Sep 2014)
  • Opt in/opt out of payroll deduction choice. (Aug 2014)
  • Opt in/opt out of payroll deduction choice. (Aug 2014)
Randall Batson on Tax Reform
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  • Strongly opposes higher taxes on the wealthy. (Sep 2014)
  • Replace income tax with FairTax national sales tax. (Aug 2014)
Randall Batson on Technology
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Randall Batson on War & Peace
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  • Strongly supports staying out of Iran. (Sep 2014)
Randall Batson on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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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)
Support abortion as a woman's right: Favors topic 1
Focus on alternatives such as adoption & foster children: Opposes topic 1
No state funding for embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
State use of affirmative action ok, but not private: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Indifferent to same-sex marriage: Neutral on topic 3
Civil unions ok; let churches decide on same-sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports keeping God in the public sphere: Strongly Favors topic 4
Abstinence education ok, but not abstinence-only: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly opposes expanding ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Quit preventing the Free Market to fix itself: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly supports privatizing Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Opt in/opt out of payroll deduction choice: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly supports parents choosing schools via vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(-3 points on Social scale)
Indifferent to whether there's a 'right' against pollution: Neutral on topic 8
No state funding for open space preservation: Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strongly opposes stricter punishment to reduce crime: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Eliminate mandatory minimums; balance with rehabilitation: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly supports an absolute right to gun ownership: Strongly Favors topic 10
Possess & trade firearms as owners wish: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly opposes higher taxes on the wealthy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace income tax with FairTax national sales tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship: Favors topic 12
Benefits of citizenship only if arrived by legal means: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly supports expanding free trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly supports maintaining U.S. sovereignty from the U.N.: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strongly opposes expanding the armed forces: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Bring our troops home; close bases overseas: Opposes topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Indifferent to stricter enforcement of the right to vote: Neutral on topic 16
No term limits; no campaign contribution limits: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strongly supports staying out of Iran: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly opposes prioritizing green energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Don't fund alternative energy; don't fund oil & gas either: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strongly supports legalizing marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Legalization yields better results than current turf wars: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Market-led recovery instead of federal stimulus: Strongly Opposes topic 20
No rainy day fund; reduce all spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Randall Batson is a Conservative-Leaning Libertarian.
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