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Don Blankenship on Abortion
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  • Unconscionable to take life of child for crimes of father. (May 2020)
  • AdWatch: Positions himself as anti-abortion and pro-Trump. (Mar 2018)
Don Blankenship on Budget & Economy
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  • Eliminate debt by selling federal assets. (May 2020)
  • Republican control will eventually improve state economy. (Jan 2018)
Don Blankenship on Civil Rights
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  • I'm an American person; 'Chinaperson' isn't racist. (May 2018)
Don Blankenship on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Don Blankenship on Crime
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  • Past criminal conviction not a barrier to running for office. (Mar 2018)
Don Blankenship on Drugs
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  • Mandatory drug testing for all teachers. (Mar 2018)
Don Blankenship on Education
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  • Tax relief for families whose children not in public school. (May 2020)
  • My school sang "God Bless America" on most mornings. (May 2019)
  • Teachers should be graded and denied raises if sub-standard. (Mar 2018)
Don Blankenship on Energy & Oil
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  • Reject man-made global warning, refuted by scientists. (May 2020)
  • At Massey Coal , struggled against "greeniacs" and union. (May 2019)
Don Blankenship on Environment
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  • Repeal wetlands protection & Endangered Species Act. (May 2020)
  • Mine Safety agency forced bad ventilation that exploded. (May 2019)
  • AdWatch: Year in prison for contaminating drinking water. (Apr 2018)
  • EPA is biggest polluter,moving jobs to unregulated countries. (Jan 2018)
  • AdWatch: role of MSHA in mine disaster was covered up. (Dec 2017)
  • Environmental movement not great cause but great business. (Jul 2014)
Don Blankenship on Families & Children
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  • Porn distorts sex created by God; enforce obscenity laws. (May 2020)
  • Oppose adoption of children homosexual singles or couples. (May 2020)
Don Blankenship on Foreign Policy
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  • NATO serves no US defense purpose; we should withdraw. (May 2020)
  • Soft on China if one is related to a "Chinaperson". (Apr 2018)
  • China's dictatorial capitalism is very effective. (Apr 2018)
Don Blankenship on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Don Blankenship on Government Reform
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  • Repeal 17th amendment; end direct election of senators. (May 2020)
  • Oppose National Popular Vote proposal to elect president. (May 2020)
  • Oppose statehood for DC & Puerto Rico. (May 2020)
  • Media & Republicans conspired to defame me. (Jan 2018)
Don Blankenship on Gun Control
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  • Repeal federal firearms legislation, end "Gun Free Zones". (May 2020)
  • Democrats pose a real threat to our right to bear arms. (Mar 2018)
Don Blankenship on Health Care
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  • Eliminate the Food and Drug Administration. (May 2020)
Don Blankenship on Homeland Security
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  • Terrorism no excuse to violate 4th, 5th amendments. (May 2020)
  • Oppose conscription; register for the draft. (May 2020)
  • Opposed to U.S. forces serving under foreign command. (May 2020)
Don Blankenship on Immigration
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  • Moratorium on immigration; discontinue federal assistance. (May 2020)
  • Build wall to stop illegals and choose who we want in. (Mar 2018)
Don Blankenship on Jobs
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Don Blankenship on Principles & Values
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  • Acknowledges blessing of Jesus Christ as ruler of US. (May 2020)
  • Opposed to government involvement in gambling. (May 2020)
  • Grew up poor, but didn't know it. (May 2019)
  • I'm Trumpier than Trump, despite Trump opposition. (May 2018)
Don Blankenship on Social Security
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  • No use of S.S. Number except Social Security business. (May 2020)
  • Allow people to withdraw funds and privately invest them. (May 2020)
  • Privatize Social Security, but pay current benefits. (May 2020)
Don Blankenship on Tax Reform
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  • Stands behind Trump's agenda including the tax reform bill. (Jan 2018)
Don Blankenship on Technology
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  • Reject PATRIOT Act and all such laws. (May 2020)
Don Blankenship on War & Peace
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  • We are unalterably opposed to entangling alliances. (May 2020)
Don Blankenship on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Welfare provisions misdirected & morally destructive. (May 2020)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Unconscionable to take life of child for crimes of father: Strongly Opposes topic 1
AdWatch: Positions himself as anti-abortion and pro-Trump: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I'm an American person; 'Chinaperson' isn't racist: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Oppose adoption of children homosexual singles or couples: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Porn distorts sex created by God; enforce obscenity laws: Strongly Favors topic 4
Acknowledges blessing of Jesus Christ as ruler of US: Strongly Favors topic 4
My school sang "God Bless America" on most mornings: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate the Food and Drug Administration: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No use of S.S. Number except Social Security business: Neutral on topic 6
Allow people to withdraw funds and privately invest them: Strongly Favors topic 6
Privatize Social Security, but pay current benefits: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Tax relief for families whose children not in public school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Teachers should be graded and denied raises if sub-standard: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Repeal wetlands protection & Endangered Species Act: Strongly Favors topic 8
Mine Safety agency forced bad ventilation that exploded: Opposes topic 8
AdWatch: Year in prison for contaminating drinking water: Strongly Favors topic 8
EPA is biggest polluter,moving jobs to unregulated countries: Strongly Favors topic 8
AdWatch: role of MSHA in mine disaster was covered up: Strongly Favors topic 8
Environmental movement not great cause but great business: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Past criminal conviction not a barrier to running for office: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal federal firearms legislation, end "Gun Free Zones": Strongly Favors topic 10
Democrats pose a real threat to our right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Stands behind Trump's agenda including the tax reform bill: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Moratorium on immigration; discontinue federal assistance: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Build wall to stop illegals and choose who we want in: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NATO serves no US defense purpose; we should withdraw: Strongly Favors topic 14
Soft on China if one is related to a "Chinaperson": Strongly Favors topic 14
China's dictatorial capitalism is very effective: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Oppose conscription; register for the draft: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Oppose National Popular Vote proposal to elect president: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Oppose statehood for DC & Puerto Rico: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Media & Republicans conspired to defame me: Neutral on topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposed to U.S. forces serving under foreign command: Strongly Favors topic 17
We are unalterably opposed to entangling alliances: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reject man-made global warning, refuted by scientists: Strongly Opposes topic 18
At Massey Coal , struggled against "greeniacs" and union: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Mandatory drug testing for all teachers: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate debt by selling federal assets: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Welfare provisions misdirected & morally destructive: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Republican control will eventually improve state economy: Opposes topic 20

Don Blankenship is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative
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