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Libertarian Party on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Individuals own their bodies; can't violate those rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Government should be kept out of the matter of abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Abortion is a woman’s choice and does not concern the state: Favors topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Support individual’s right to choose, even if we disapprove: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Redress the wrongs of the U.S. towards the Indians: Favors topic 2
Hate crimes are used to punish blacks: Neutral on topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
State licensing any marriage is illegitimate practice: Strongly Favors topic 3
Right to intimacy for consenting adults regardless of gender: Strongly Favors topic 3
No gender identity restrictions on child custody or adoption: Strongly Favors topic 3
OK to deny service to gays & OK to boycott those companies: Opposes topic 3
Let consenting adults choose their own sexual relationships: Strongly Favors topic 3
Repeal all laws against homosexuality: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Oppose government aid to or attack of any religion: Strongly Opposes topic 4
No welfare & no restrictions on work: Favors topic 4
Church and state should be completely separate: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Non-profits more effective than government at “safety net”: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Let people purchase health insurance across state lines: Opposes topic 5
Restore and revive a free market health care system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Government should not be in the health insurance business: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Abolish Medicare and Medicaid: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Phase out government-sponsored retirement system: Strongly Favors topic 6
Replace the Social Security system with a private system: Strongly Favors topic 6
Privatize Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Repeal all welfare programs; make Social Security voluntary: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cut back Common Core and the Department of Education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Let parents control all educational funding: Strongly Favors topic 7
Poor kids end up at worst schools in current system: Favors topic 7
Government schools lead to the indoctrination of children: Strongly Favors topic 7
Support a market in education to provide more choices: Strongly Favors topic 7
The state should stay out of education: Favors topic 7
Treat private school funding the same as public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Enforce responsibility regarding land, water, air & wildlife: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Enforce individual rights for land, water, air, and wildlife: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Government is the worst polluter: Opposes topic 8
The parties responsible for pollution should be held liable: Opposes topic 8
Abolish the EPA, FAA, & DOT; privatize railroads & highways: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Repeal all victimless crime laws: gambling, drugs, sex: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Oppose the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Support restitution; and maintain constitutional safeguards: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Three Strikes approach is illusory & dangerous: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Omnibus Crime Bill, including death penalty, has failed: Opposes topic 9
Encourage private efforts to fight crime: Opposes topic 9
Strengthen, not reduce, the rights of the accused: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Second Amendment recognizes an individual right: Strongly Favors topic 10
Affirm the right to keep and bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Repeal all gun control laws and regulation of weapons: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal the income tax and abolish the IRS: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No taxation or regulation of private property: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal all income taxes, & the 16th Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 11
End all criminal and civil sanctions against tax evasion: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Unrestricted political refugees; but restrict threats: Favors topic 12
Eliminate all restrictions on immigration: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Government efforts to control or manage trade are improper: Opposes topic 13
Remove governmental impediments to free trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Reduce taxes, spending, and eliminate controls on trade: Favors topic 13
Abolish all trade barriers and trade agreements: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
End all foreign military and economic aid: Strongly Favors topic 14
America at peace with the world; avoid foreign entanglements: Opposes topic 14
No U.S. intervention in the affairs of other countries: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
End foreign military operations; shut down foreign bases: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Intelligently rethink overall military spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Military should defend against aggression; not world police: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Reduce defense spending by half; just defend the US: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Oppose gerrymandering and restrictions on ballot access: Favors topic 16
Repeal laws which restrict voluntary financing of campaigns: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
No unreasonable constraints in crossing political boundaries: Strongly Favors topic 17
Eliminate intervention by US abroad: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose government control of energy pricing and production: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Gale Norton is ‘giant leap’ for environmental sense: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
De-fund war on drugs, and end violent drug cartels: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Repeal all drug laws creating “crimes” without victims: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Allow drugs, alcohol, prostitution, gambling, and suicide: Strongly Opposes topic 19
The war on drugs threatens individual liberties: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Voluntary funding & Balanced Budget Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Market allocates resources efficiently; government does not: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Free-market banking: unrestricted competition & no bailouts: Opposes topic 20

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Former Presidents:
Barack Obama(D,2009-2017)
George W. Bush(R,2001-2009)
Bill Clinton(D,1993-2001)
George Bush Sr.(R,1989-1993)
Ronald Reagan(R,1981-1989)
Jimmy Carter(D,1977-1981)
Gerald Ford(R,1974-1977)
Richard Nixon(R,1969-1974)
Lyndon Johnson(D,1963-1969)
John F. Kennedy(D,1961-1963)
Dwight Eisenhower(R,1953-1961)
Harry S Truman(D,1945-1953)

Political Thinkers:
Noam Chomsky
Milton Friedman
Arianna Huffington
Rush Limbaugh
Ayn Rand
Secy.Robert Reich
Gov.Jesse Ventura
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Page last updated: Feb 24, 2022