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Lyndon Johnson on VoteMatch



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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
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Southern blacks reacted with fear when LBJ became president: Opposes topic 2
1965: Shifted civil rights focus to equality of results: Strongly Favors topic 2
Rallied nation to pass civil rights bill as JFK legacy: Strongly Favors topic 2
1965: Freedom is not enough; we seek equality of results: Strongly Favors topic 2
Take civil rights to the country as a moral crusade: Strongly Favors topic 2
Spearheaded passage of the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 & 1960: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
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Jenkins Affair: My gay aide was set up by GOP: Favors topic 3
We Democrats feel sorry for gays; it's an illness: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Practiced as ecumenist; detached from any dogma: Opposes topic 4
Great Society required business community's support: Opposes topic 4
1964: declares unconditional war on poverty: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Signed Medicare bill to avoid family financial disasters: Strongly Favors topic 5
Advancing the Nation's Health: expand Medicare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Child health program: prenatal care thru child's first year: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Raise social security payments by 15%-20%: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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1965: Established Head Start; plus $200B on schooling: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Elementary & Secondary Education Act: aid to educate masses: Opposes topic 7
Ok to fund parochial schools if funds go to children: Strongly Favors topic 7
Raise standards of public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
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1957: Pushed to dam Snake River at Hells Canyon: Favors topic 8
Lyndon focused on conservation; Lady Bird on beautification: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Focus academics on man's mastery of his environment: Favors topic 8
Green legacy for tomorrow: more parks & open spaces: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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"Community Action" to address youth crime in poor areas: Opposes topic 9
Consumer safety laws from market fraud to radiation safety: Favors topic 9
War on Crime: $100M for state & local master plans: Favors topic 9
National Crime Commission: all-out effort to combat crime: Favors topic 9
Discover the causes of crime and better ways to prevent it: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Licensing and registration act for firearms: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Proper gun control law to end mail-order murder: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Raised income tax with 10% surcharge: Strongly Favors topic 11
6% surcharge to restrain unbalanced economic expansion: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Abolish country-specific discriminatory quotas: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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1950s: Urged extension of the Reciprocal Trade Agreement Act: Favors topic 13
Expand world trade: goods should move freely across borders: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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As much personal contact as possible with foreign leaders: Opposes topic 14
UN and OAS are useful but irresolute: Opposes topic 14
State of the Union depends on state of the world: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
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Close 38 defense bases, with more in the future: Strongly Opposes topic 15
1940: Started Corpus Christi air base anticipating WWII: Strongly Favors topic 15
Navy waste: "It is no longer a crime to cut red tape": Strongly Opposes topic 15
1949: Pushed adequate preparedness for Cold War: Strongly Favors topic 15
Stockpile essential strategic materials: Strongly Favors topic 15
1945: Keep military strong to fulfill moral obligation: Strongly Favors topic 15
Government cannot accept stalemate with Communism: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Staff rule: Don't touch money; let finance dept. handle it: Favors topic 16
Staff rule: Fired for meeting about contract with contractor: Favors topic 16
Stimulate small contributions to parties and candidates: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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We are in Vietnam to fight for freedom, like in WWII: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Must fight in Vietnam to keep promise from three presidents: Strongly Opposes topic 17
1964 Tonkin Gulf attack never happened as stated: Opposes topic 17
Convince the Viet Cong we cannot be defeated by power: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Balance Vietnam fighting without USA versus risking WWIII: Opposes topic 17
Asia Doctrine: repulse aggression then remake nations: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Lines of policy: strength; non-proliferation; common defense: Opposes topic 17
North Vietnam wants conquest; we stay to stop aggression: Strongly Opposes topic 17
1950: Defending South Korea gives noble meaning to freedom: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Vietnam: Avoid appearance of weakness, beware Domino Theory: Opposes topic 17
1954: Opposed getting into Vietnam; 1964: we're there now: Favors topic 17
No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Stricter penalties trafficking LSD and other dangerous drugs: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Announced "War on Poverty" in 1965: Strongly Favors topic 20
1964 stimulus: Lower taxes with high expenditures: Opposes topic 20

Lyndon Johnson is a Liberal Populist
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