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Marianne Williamson on VoteMatch

Author & Democratic Presidential Challenger

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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
2006: Mandatory counseling/(2014) No longer supports: Opposes topic 1
Abortion is about private morality; government has no role: Strongly Favors topic 1
Resist any effort to restrict or limit reproductive rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Calls herself 100% pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ask for soul's wisdom on abortion, and surrender to God: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reparations is a debt that is owed, not financial assistance: Strongly Favors topic 2
Deep, deep racial injustice means we should do reparations: Strongly Favors topic 2
Reparations are an appropriate response to country's history: Strongly Favors topic 2
$100 billion over 10 years as reparations for slavery: Strongly Favors topic 2
$200 billion for reparations for slavery: Strongly Favors topic 2
Reparations to be distributed over 10 years by black leaders: Strongly Favors topic 2
Reparations is a sign of America's racial healing: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Attacks on gay rights is attack on us all: Strongly Favors topic 3
Expand LGBTQ rights to end discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 3
You don't have to LIKE people to allow their equal rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Forces of immorality are on the march: Opposes topic 4
Separation of church and state supports spiritual flowering: Opposes topic 4
Politics steeped in religion is divisive: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We need to talk about causes, not just symptoms: Favors topic 5
We have a sickness care system; we need a healthcare system: Favors topic 5
Make Medicare for All a public option: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports "Medicare-for-All model": Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicare-for-all plus lifestyle and nutrition support: Strongly Favors topic 5
Towns should set up physical activities for community health: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Raise cap on income & we can avoid privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Fund schools with federal mandate, not property taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Provide free or affordable lunches & breakfasts for students: Opposes topic 7
Provide teachers autonomy as well as compensation: Favors topic 7
Universal pre-school; more teacher retention programs: Strongly Favors topic 7
Free college; low cost education for older adults: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rise up against the false God of corporate economics: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Flint is just tip of the iceberg of environmental injustice: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Close down existing nuclear power reactors: Opposes topic 8
Opposes nuclear power; phase out existing reactors: Favors topic 8
Deal with factory farming by having environmentalists at EPA: Opposes topic 8
EPA head shouldn't be from chemical or oil industry: Opposes topic 8
Clean air and water are environmental justice: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Eliminate private prisons: Strongly Opposes topic 9
I oppose the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
New Department for domestic violence prevention efforts: Favors topic 9
Tougher sentencing laws led to mass incarceration: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
In favor of a gun licensing program: Strongly Opposes topic 10
I am not for messing with the Bill of Rights: Favors topic 10
Don't mess with the Bill of Rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Gun laws are driven by profits of gun manufacturers: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Ban assault rifles & bump stocks: Strongly Favors topic 10
Universal background checks including at gun shows: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reverse the 2017 corporate income tax cut: Strongly Favors topic 11
Boost taxes on wealthy Americans: Strongly Favors topic 11
Repeal corporate tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11
Need to examine how US policy created border crisis: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Federal agents putting children in cages is child abuse: Strongly Favors topic 12
Moral principle: open and welcoming to the stranger: Strongly Favors topic 12
Pathway for DREAMers; illegal immigrants without records: Strongly Favors topic 12
No one calls for open borders; stop scapegoating: Favors topic 12
Full path to citizenship for most undocumented immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Pathway and affordable healthcare for illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Take strong position on China on human rights & business: Opposes topic 13
No TPP without greater protections for workers & environment: Opposes topic 13
Demand changes to post-NAFTA agreement USMCA: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
US should be more involved in opportunities in Africa: Opposes topic 14
2007: Let Iranian president visit Ground Zero: Opposes topic 14
Commitment to both Israeli security & Palestinian rights: Opposes topic 14
Return moral principles to our foreign policy: Opposes topic 14
US should return to being honest broker in Mideast: Opposes topic 14
Make peace with our neighbors, instead of using brute force: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Stop relying on brute force internationally: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Ask ourselves why we are so disliked around the globe: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Repurpose military infrastructure for sustainable society: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Make suicide prevention a top priority for veterans & VA: Favors topic 15
Remove pathological romanticization of the military: Opposes topic 15
Military expenditures are 54% of all discretionary funding: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Form Department of Peace to pro-actively plan: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
DC should have representation in Congress: Favors topic 16
Must address election security & Russian interference: Favors topic 16
No voter ID; no politicized gerrymandering: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Stronger position on Saudi Arabia; end involvement in Yemen: Strongly Favors topic 17
Rejoin Iran nuclear deal and increase diplomacy: Favors topic 17
North Korea: Partial sanction relief for some disarming: Strongly Favors topic 17
We're spending $350B supporting genocidal war against Yemen: Strongly Favors topic 17
Speak to Afghan women to decide about withdrawing troops: Opposes topic 17
Support Israeli security & Palestinian human rights: Opposes topic 17
U.S. imperialistically devastated both Vietnam and Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Vietnam was a huge black gash wounding America: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Invest in renewable energy, both in US and abroad: Strongly Favors topic 18
Ban fracking: Favors topic 18
Harness motivation like JFK did going to moon: Strongly Favors topic 18
Nuclear energy may be part of "green" mix: Strongly Favors topic 18
Broad-based federal carbon tax at $60 per ton: Strongly Favors topic 18
Transfer subsidies for dirty energy to develop clean energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Climate change biggest crisis of our time: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports Green New Deal: Strongly Favors topic 18
Green energy instead of coal, fracking, and nuclear: Strongly Favors topic 18
Put a price on carbon to send a sustained market signal: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports Green New Deal and green jobs program: Favors topic 18
Massive effort to combat effects of climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Legalize marijuana, but no expungement: Opposes topic 19
Opioid crisis results from pharma companies drugging America: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Equal access to opportunity for a stable democracy: Favors topic 20
Supports $15 minimum wage & Green New Deal: Strongly Favors topic 20

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