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Pat Buchanan on VoteMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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The unborn have rights; defund the abortion industry: Opposes topic 1
Abortion is greatest evil since slavery: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strictly pro-life Supreme Court & Vice Pres. nominees: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Founders believed in equality of rights, nor diversity: Opposes topic 2
White males bear entire burden of reverse discrimination: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Dems idea of Supreme Court diversity: no white Christians: Strongly Opposes topic 2
End racial busing, quotas, & contract set-asides: Opposes topic 2
Racial & gender entitlements are Govt-sponsored prejudice: Opposes topic 2
Color-blind laws: end trendy bigotry of diversity: Neutral on topic 2
Tear out diversity programs, root and branch: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
31 states have banned gay marriage; none have approved it: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Vermont civil unions are ‘absurd’: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Homosexuality is “the love that will not shut up.”: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Gay pride equated with moral decline and cultural decadence: Opposes topic 3
Condemns gays, women in combat, and abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes gay rights agenda in its entirety: Strongly Opposes topic 3
All lifestyles are not equal; some ideas are wrong: Opposes topic 3
No gay VP; no gays in Cabinet; it’s “a disorder”: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Take country back from ACLU; allow school prayer & gay bans: Strongly Favors topic 4
Bring God and prayer back to public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Welfare is a state and local responsibility: Favors topic 4
Home schooling teaches children values: Favors topic 4
For school prayer; against multiculturalism: Strongly Favors topic 4
Traditional morality fights culture war against secularists: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Self-finance Medicare by self-investing: Opposes topic 5
Against national health system & federal takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports catastrophic health insurance, privately paid: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Option for private investment, with public fall-back: Favors topic 6
Put Medicare taxes into personal insurance accounts: Favors topic 6
Medicare: no socialized system; no expansion: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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Block grants to states with all federal education funds: Strongly Favors topic 7
Replace Dept. of Education with states & parents: Strongly Favors topic 7
Support home schooling but don’t give up on public schools: Favors topic 7
For vouchers, charter schools, & homeschooling: Strongly Favors topic 7
Decisions by parents and teachers, not bureaucrats: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Environmentalism is yet another new religion: Strongly Favors topic 8
Endangered Species Act hurts jobs to protect bugs & weeds: Strongly Favors topic 8
Celebrating Earth Day is like worshiping dirt: Strongly Favors topic 8
Compensate land owners for endangered species habitat: Favors topic 8
Abolish BLM and return land to states: Strongly Favors topic 8
Put people first, not insects and rats: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Stop gun rampages by requiring press silence: Favors topic 9
Prompt death penalty would stop mass murderers: Strongly Favors topic 9
Clemency for Puerto Rican terrorists is “shameful”: Favors topic 9
Littleton due to poisoned culture declaring “God is dead”: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Stop using heinous crimes to take away 2nd amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Faithfully protects 2nd Amendment, except for felons: Favors topic 10
Columbine shootings due to Hollywood, not guns: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Flat 16% tax on earnings over $35,000, plus import tariffs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Dump our tyrannical 7 million-word tax code: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Budget surplus and import fees go to tax cuts: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Remove 12 million illegal aliens by attrition & enforcement: Strongly Opposes topic 12
A million immigrants a year: “we’re gonna lose our country”: Strongly Opposes topic 12
A million immigrants a year: “we’re gonna lose our country”: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Limit immigration to 250,000 per year: Favors topic 12
Most pressing foreign policy crisis: illegal immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure our porous borders; teach immigrants English: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Immigration “time out”; reduce to 250,000 per year: Strongly Opposes topic 12
White America is endangered species; Mexico is moving north: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Immigration tsunami will make whites a minority in US: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Use troops to stop illegal immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Treat illegal immigration as an invasion & repel it: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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19th-century free trade did not work out well for Britain: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Free trade is the Pied Piper to world government: Strongly Opposes topic 13
We will rue the day we passed NAFTA: Strongly Opposes topic 13
WTO is first step toward world government: Opposes topic 13
NAFTA & GATT sold out America’s workers: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Unapologetic about protectionism: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Most pressing foreign policy crisis: illegal immigration: Favors topic 14
Base alliances on their view of US; not on democracy status: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
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Pay soldiers more; end “social labs”; exit Balkans: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Iraq War is imperial overstretch & may cause US collapse: Strongly Favors topic 17
Struggle against emerging world government: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Practice “masterly inactivity,” not “entangling alliances”: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Withdraw from UN; Kyoto Treaty; Rome Treaty: Strongly Opposes topic 17
End foreign aid; withdraw from most of IMF: Strongly Opposes topic 17
End New World Order; end foreign aid: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Energy independence by developing Caspian pipelines: Opposes topic 18
Explore ANWR; reconsider nuclear power & oil import fee: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes raising CAFE standards: Opposes topic 18
Opposes Kyoto Treaty because it regulates US most: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Drug usage is not a victimless crime; so keep marijuana ban: Strongly Favors topic 19
Open Mexican border invites drug trafficking: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Pay down debt; reduce federal share of economy: Opposes topic 20
Offset minimum wage increase with small business tax cuts: Opposes topic 20
Interventionist in US economy; isolationist abroad: Favors topic 20
Cut capital gains tax to spur “risk investment”: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports Balanced Budget Amendment & tax cuts: Opposes topic 20
Dismantle federal agencies; give funds to taxpayers: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Pat Buchanan is a Hard-Core Conservative
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