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Heritage Foundation on VoteMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fetal rights apply in born-alive abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding if health services include abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No federal funding of abortion via ObamaCare health plans: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Conscience protections for pro-life medical professionals: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
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Eliminate VAWA grants to save $428 million: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
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Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Redefining marriage sabotages child-rearing: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
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Make room in public for practice of religious faith: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Providing basics ok; telling people what to buy is not ok: Opposes topic 5
Replace mandates; let consumers decide on coverage: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Make Social Security real insurance, not income replacement: Strongly Favors topic 6
Minorities realize dismal return from Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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Voucher schools are more successful than public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind: Favors topic 7
Support Colorado voucher system: 75% funding to any school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
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No federal labeling requirement for GMO products: Strongly Favors topic 8
Theory that "humans are a plague on earth" is wrong: Strongly Favors topic 8
EPA's "wetlands" definition regulates too broadly: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Universal background checks don't prevent mass shootings: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Lower taxes on businesses unleashes higher wages: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
True tax reform is revenue-neutral by lowering rates: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Reform immigration piecemeal, focusing on economic needs: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Ex-Im Bank is a slush fund for corporate welfare: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Trade barriers blame other countries but don't help recovery: Favors topic 13
Pursue NAFTA, WTO, TPP, and others: Strongly Favors topic 13
Anti-dumping rules mean higher consumer prices: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Focus on humanitarian assistance in South Sudan: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Link US funding to support of US policy in UN: Strongly Favors topic 14
Don't dilute US influence by expanding UN Security Council: Favors topic 14
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
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Trump's hiring freeze just shifts resources to DVA and DoD: Opposes topic 15
Increase to $14B per year for missile defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Obama military budget is too small to defend vital interests: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Same-day voter registration promotes chaos & fraud: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Only incumbents and special interests oppose term limits: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Stop ISIS from presenting itself as a credible government: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Hold Assad accountable for his war crimes: Opposes topic 17
Obama deal will marginally slow, but not halt, Iranian nukes: Opposes topic 17
UN should authorize use of force against North Korea: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Withdraw from Paris Climate agreement & rely on innovation: Opposes topic 18
Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Eliminate $100M for Diesel Emission Reduction program: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Environmental fracking via local decision on Marcellus Shale: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Carbon tax would hurt economy but not reduce global warming: Opposes topic 18
CO2 restrictions threaten property rights & economic freedom: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Allow state control of energy resources on federal lands: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Legalizing marijuana is a dangerous idea: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Cut Lifeline low-income broadband subsidies: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Freedom Caucus fights establishment irresponsible spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Balance budget over 10 years by spending cuts & tax reform: Strongly Opposes topic 20
NEA is welfare for artists and the cultured upper-class: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Heritage Foundation is a Hard-Core Conservative
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Milton Friedman (Nobel Economist)
Rush Limbaugh (Radio Talk Show Host)
Ayn Rand (Author and Philosopher)
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Republican Party
Ronald Reagan(President,1981-1989)

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Noam Chomsky (Author and Philosopher)
Arianna Huffington (Internet Columnist)
Robert Reich (Professor and Columnist)
Howard Schultz (CEO of Starbucks)
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Green Party
Democratic Party
John F. Kennedy(President,1961-1963)
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Social Security
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War & Peace

Page last updated: Apr 29, 2021