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2016 Republican nominee for President; 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President

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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Not acceptable to rip baby from womb in 9th month: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Millions are helped by Planned Parenthood, but defund it: Opposes topic 1
Defund Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Planned Parenthood is important, but abortions must stop: Opposes topic 1
Ban late abortions; exceptions for rape, incest or health: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Stress importance of a strong family, & a culture of Life: Opposes topic 1
Undecided on embryonic stem cell research: Neutral on topic 1
I am now pro-life; after years of being pro-choice: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I changed my views to pro-life based on personal stories: Opposes topic 1
I am pro-life; fight ObamaCare abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Pro-choice, but ban partial birth abortion: Favors topic 1
Favors abortion rights but respects opposition: Favors topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Sued in 1970s for racist rental policy, but same as everyone: Opposes topic 2
Create a military court system to deal with sexual assaults: Favors topic 2
Promoted gender equality in a male-dominated industry: Favors topic 2
I'm "fine" with affirmative action, for now: Strongly Favors topic 2
Well-educated blacks have advantage over whites: Opposes topic 2
I'm no misogynist; I put women in charge of construction: Favors topic 2
I'm no misogynist; I put women in charge of construction: Favors topic 2
Political correctness is country's problem, not my problem: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Obama's presidency has done nothing for African Americans: Opposes topic 2
Bad students (like Obama) shouldn't go to Harvard: Opposes topic 2
Created first club in Palm Beach open to blacks & Jews: Strongly Favors topic 2
Women are far stronger than men; don't believe "weaker sex": Opposes topic 2
I seem to bring out either the best or worst in women: Opposes topic 2
I did a good job getting Obama to produce birth certificate: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Put the Confederate flag in a museum, not on statehouses: Strongly Favors topic 3
Sexual orientation is invalid reason for firing workers: Strongly Favors topic 3
After Supreme Court vote, gay marriage is a reality: Favors topic 3
Same-sex marriage is a state issue: Opposes topic 3
No gay marriage; no same-sex partner benefits: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Tolerate diversity; prosecute hate crimes against gays: Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Happiest people have great families & God in their lives: Favors topic 4
Who in the world is offended by "Merry Christmas"?: Strongly Favors topic 4
Teach citizenship; stop “dumbing down”: Favors topic 4
End “creative spelling,” “estimating,” & “empowerment”: Favors topic 4
Let “saints” help teen moms; restrict public assistance: Strongly Favors topic 4
I love God, and I love having a relationship with Him: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
The whole of ObamaCare was a fraud: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Create V.A. mental health division to reduce veteran suicide: Favors topic 5
Keep pre-existing condition coverage; not individual mandate: Opposes topic 5
Removing cross-state barriers solves many insurance issues: Opposes topic 5
Insurance companies love a lack of competition: Opposes topic 5
Don't cut Medicare; grow the economy to keep benefits: Favors topic 5
Make health insurance premiums tax-deductible: Opposes topic 5
Save Medicare & Medicaid without cutting them to the bone: Favors topic 5
Increase insurance competition across state lines: Strongly Opposes topic 5
We must have universal health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
ObamaCare will never work; repeal it and replace it: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Chief Justice Roberts: a disaster who gave us ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Replace Obamacare with Health Savings Accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 5
We didn't have a free market before ObamaCare: Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is a catastrophe that must be repealed & replaced: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare deductibles are so high that it's useless: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Kill ObamaCare before it becomes a trillion-ton weight: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
FactCheck: Yes, "privatization would be good for all of us": Strongly Favors topic 6
I'll give up my Social Security; leave it to each person: Favors topic 6
Cannot change Medicare or Soc.Sec. and still win elections: Opposes topic 6
Social Security isn't an "entitlement"; it's honoring a deal: Opposes topic 6
Pay off debt; put $3T interest savings into Trust Fund: Opposes topic 6
Let people invest their own retirement funds: Strongly Favors topic 6
No government investment of retirement funds: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Let schools compete: charters, vouchers, and magnets: Strongly Favors topic 7
Dept. of Education runs top-down one-size-fits-all system: Opposes topic 7
Cut Department of Education and Common Core: Strongly Favors topic 7
We spend more per student than any other nation: Favors topic 7
Common Core is a disaster: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes Common Core: Favors topic 7
Common Core means Washington tells you what to study: Favors topic 7
Bring on the competition; tear down the union walls: Favors topic 7
School choice will improve public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(-5 points on Social scale)
Regulations by unelected officials reward special interests: Strongly Favors topic 8
Green energy is just an expensive feel-good for tree-huggers: Strongly Favors topic 8
Cut the EPA; what they do is a disgrace: Strongly Favors topic 8
Cut defense budget, & entire EPA & Dept. of Education: Favors topic 8
Get rid of the regulations that are just destroying us: Favors topic 8
Won't go to circuses that cut elephants due to animal rights: Strongly Favors topic 8
Good development enhances the environment: Favors topic 8
Asbestos got a bad rap from miners & mob-led movement: Strongly Favors topic 8
Asbestos got a bad rap from miners & mob-led movement: Strongly Favors topic 8
Bureaucratic land use reviews make projects unbuildable: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
FactCheck: Stop-&-frisk unconstitutional but NYPD disagrees: Strongly Favors topic 9
Stop-and-frisk worked very well in NYC: Strongly Favors topic 9
Without law and order, we don't have a country: Strongly Favors topic 9
Considers stop-and-frisk useful and tremendous beyond belief: Strongly Favors topic 9
Police can't act due to disrespect; but weed out bad ones: Favors topic 9
The police are the most mistreated people in America: Favors topic 9
Black lives matter, but we need strong police presence: Favors topic 9
Capital punishment isn’t uncivilized; murderers living is: Strongly Favors topic 9
Death penalty deters like violent TV leads kids astray: Favors topic 9
Hold judges accountable; don’t reduce sentences: Favors topic 9
For tough anti-crime policies; not criminals’ rights: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Appoint Supreme Court judges who respect 2nd amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
No guns for people on terrorist watch-list: Opposes topic 10
Buying lots of ammunition & body armor should be a red flag: Opposes topic 10
No limits on guns; they save lives: Strongly Favors topic 10
Keep enemies of the state away from guns: Favors topic 10
Make concealed-carry permits valid across all states: Strongly Favors topic 10
Gun-free zones are target practice for sickos: Strongly Favors topic 10
Gun ownership makes US safer, not more dangerous: Strongly Favors topic 10
Laws are ineffective in preventing gun violence: Favors topic 10
Gun violence is inevitable; regulations won't help: Strongly Favors topic 10
Protect the Second Amendment, but address mental health: Favors topic 10
A very strong person on the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
I am against gun control: Strongly Favors topic 10
Dems and Reps are both wrong on guns: Neutral on topic 10
For assault weapon ban, waiting period, & background check: Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
U.S. 1% growth is almost no growth, and due to high taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Get rid of carried interest and cut taxes big league: Favors topic 11
Reducing taxes from 35% to 15% will be a job creator: Strongly Opposes topic 11
I'm gonna cut taxes and regulations big league: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts for the wealthy, who will create tremendous jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal estate tax; it's double taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Estate tax is unfair double taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Do away with carried interest; it's unfair: Favors topic 11
OpEd AdWatch: Trump more liberal on taxes than Democrats: Favors topic 11
FactCheck: Proposed 14% tax on wealthy in 2000, but not now: Neutral on topic 11
No net increase in taxes, but increases on wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 11
Raise graduated taxes on hedge fund managers: Strongly Favors topic 11
One-time 14% tax on wealthy to pay down national debt: Strongly Favors topic 11
Raising business tax causes businesses to move jobs overseas: Strongly Opposes topic 11
4 brackets; 1-5-10-15%; kill death tax & corporate tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal the inheritance tax to offset one-time wealth tax: Opposes topic 11
Simplify tax code; end marriage penalty & other hidden taxes: Opposes topic 11
Opposes flat tax; benefits wealthy too much: Strongly Favors topic 11
High tax rate encourages investment risk: Strongly Favors topic 11
Any business of any size will pay no more than 15% tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Personally avoids sales tax, but knows many people like it: Opposes topic 11
One-time 14.25% tax on wealth, to erase national debt: Strongly Favors topic 11
Predicts 35% boost to economy from eliminating national debt: Favors topic 11
Tax assets over $10 million, paid over 10 years: Strongly Favors topic 11
FactCheck: Paid income taxes for 3 years out of 5 in 1970s: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Border agents endorsed me because I understand the border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
People pour into US and citizens lose jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 12
I take advantage of H1-B visas; but stop them: Opposes topic 12
Let the good ones come back in; that's not amnesty: Favors topic 12
We must stop illegal immigration; it hurts us economically: Strongly Opposes topic 12
351,000 criminal illegal aliens in our prisons: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Cut off federal funds to sanctuary cities: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Illegal immigrants populate many criminal gangs: Opposes topic 12
This is a country where we speak English, not Spanish: Opposes topic 12
We need strong borders; we need a wall: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Citizenship for illegal immigrants is a GOP suicide mission: Strongly Opposes topic 12
351,000 illegal aliens are in our prisons; costing $1.1B: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Anchor babies were NEVER the intent of the 14th Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Invite foreigners graduating from college to stay in US: Favors topic 12
Control borders; even legal immigration should be difficult: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Limit new immigration; focus on people already here: Strongly Opposes topic 12
We've been badly hurt by Mexico both at the border & on jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Mexico will pay for wall, but not through tariffs: Opposes topic 12
Building 1,000-mile wall is possible, if we make commitment: Strongly Opposes topic 12
I can get Mexico to pay for border wall; politicians can't: Opposes topic 12
The border wall will be well-managed and built correctly: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Building a wall will save money because it stops bad dudes: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Make Mexico pay for wall with severe economics: Opposes topic 12
Mexico & Latin America send us drugs, crime, and rapists: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Triple-layered fence & Predator drones on Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We're dying at 1% GDP growth; we don't make things anymore: Opposes topic 13
Our jobs are fleeing to Mexico; China uses us as piggy bank: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Renegotiate NAFTA; they charge us 16%; we charge nothing: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Tax imports when U.S. companies manufacture abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Trade pacts are no good for us and no good for our workers: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Restrict free trade to keep jobs in US: Strongly Opposes topic 13
35% import tax on Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 13
20% tax on all imported goods: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Embrace globalization and international markets: Strongly Favors topic 13
Renegotiate tougher & fairer trade agreements: Opposes topic 13
NAFTA was worst trade deal ever; TPP is a close second: Strongly Opposes topic 13
President should be nation’s trade representative: Favors topic 13
World views US trade officials as ‘saps’: Opposes topic 13
Foreign companies are taking jobs from US: Strongly Opposes topic 13
China is dumping steel all over & killing steel companies: Strongly Opposes topic 13
It's not free trade with China; it's stupid trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
It's not free trade with China; it's stupid trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
TPP is a horrible deal; no one has read its 5,600 pages: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Repatriate jobs that China has been stealing: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Replace a Muslim ban with an extreme vetting of Muslims: Strongly Favors topic 14
Respectfully check mosques; we have to look at profiling: Strongly Favors topic 14
I don't want to be politically correct: Islam hates us: Strongly Favors topic 14
Make America great again: Favors topic 14
U.S. has become dumping ground for everybody else's problems: Strongly Favors topic 14
No apology for banning Muslims from entering America: Strongly Favors topic 14
Ignore career diplomats who insist on nuance: Favors topic 14
Syrian refugees are a Trojan Horse: Strongly Favors topic 14
Radical violent Islam that must be feared, not Islam itself: Neutral on topic 14
American interests come first; no apologies: Strongly Favors topic 14
Things change; empires come and go: Opposes topic 14
Use force to stop North Korean nuke development: Strongly Favors topic 14
Opening gates to Syrian refugees invites in ISIS: Favors topic 14
Provide economic assistance to create a safe zone in Syria: Opposes topic 14
Stop sending aid to countries that hate us: Favors topic 14
More sanctions on Iran; more support of Israel: Favors topic 14
Russia wants to defeat ISIS as badly as we do; work together: Opposes topic 14
China should make Kim Jong Un disappear: Strongly Favors topic 14
Diplomacy & respect crucial to our relationship with Russia: Opposes topic 14
We have a problem with radical Muslims: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
FactCheck: US spends more than NATO, but only 22% on NATO: Favors topic 15
US cannot afford to be world's police; let NATO allies pay: Opposes topic 15
We defend Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia: they need to pay: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Let vets see private doctors or VA: that's not privatization: Opposes topic 15
Charge rich countries like Germany more to defend them: Opposes topic 15
Building up military is cheap when you consider alternative: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strengthen military, but act defensively: Strongly Favors topic 15
Fix veteran's hospitals, and pay private doctors for them: Favors topic 15
Our nuclear arsenal doesn't work; it's 30 years old: Strongly Favors topic 15
All freedoms flow from national security: Strongly Favors topic 15
3% of GNP for military is too low: Strongly Favors topic 15
We've spent $5T in the Mideast and gotten nothing: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Maximum representation & maximum voter participation: Strongly Favors topic 16
Reject the elite election system; infuse popular will: Strongly Favors topic 16
SuperPACs are a disaster and cause dishonesty: Favors topic 16
Candidates should disavow PACs: Favors topic 16
Afghanistan war made a mess, but troops need to stay: Opposes topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
2011: Knock out Ghadafi; 2016: Libya war was a mistake: Favors topic 17
I would be slower to go to war than Hillary: Favors topic 17
Blunder to announce withdrawal timetable from Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Defeat ISIS and stop Islamic terrorists: Opposes topic 17
Criticized Buchanan’s view on Hitler as appeasement: Favors topic 17
Post-Cold War: switch from chess player to dealmaker: Strongly Favors topic 17
No humanitarian intervention; only to direct threats: Opposes topic 17
FactCheck: Would shoot Iranian warships too near US warships: Strongly Opposes topic 17
I have a plan to defeat ISIS, but I won't broadcast it: Opposes topic 17
I opposed Iraq War in 2004; it destabilized entire Mideast: Favors topic 17
When we defeated Iraq, we didn't know what to do after that: Favors topic 17
Current leadership hurts military; need change to beat ISIS: Opposes topic 17
Get rid of ISIS, quickly: dry up their oil & their money: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Assad is a bad guy, but his replacement could be worse: Strongly Favors topic 17
Let Russia make moves in Syria; it's a quagmire: Strongly Favors topic 17
I'm pro-military but I opposed invading Iraq in 2003: Favors topic 17
Opposed Iraq war in 2004 & predicted Mideast destabilization: Strongly Favors topic 17
Bomb the oil fields in Iraq to take on ISIS: Strongly Opposes topic 17
I said "don't hit Iraq," because it destabilized Middle East: Strongly Favors topic 17
Hit ISIS hard and fast: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Take $1.5T in oil from Iraq to pay for US victims: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iraq should pick up the tab for their own liberation: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Support Israel, our unsinkable Mideast aircraft carrier: Strongly Favors topic 17
Let Russia bash ISIS; let Germany defend Ukraine: Favors topic 17
Better to have Mideast strongmen than Mideast chaos: Favors topic 17
Iran has power over North Korea, as their trading partner: Opposes topic 17
Support Russia, but with strings attached: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
EPA is killing energy companies; 1,000 years of clean coal: Strongly Opposes topic 18
America invested in solar panels and it was a disaster: Strongly Opposes topic 18
We have 2 trillion barrels of oil; enough for 283 years: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Wind energy projects are industrial monstrosities: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Windmills are destroying shorelines all over the world: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Solar hasn't caught on because it has a 32-year payback: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Maybe some climate change is manmade, but not all: Opposes topic 18
Climate change is a hoax: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No Cap-and-Tax: oil is this country's lifeblood: Strongly Opposes topic 18
It's incredible how slowly we're drilling for oil: Strongly Opposes topic 18
We need nuclear energy, and we need a lot of it fast: Opposes topic 18
Green buildings take 40 years to get investment back: Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Study legalization, but don't legalize now: Favors topic 19
Yes to medical marijuana; otherwise, decide state by state: Opposes topic 19
1990: Drug enforcement is a joke; 2015: only medical pot: Opposes topic 19
1991: Illicit drugs should be decriminalized: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Legalize drugs and use tax revenue to fund drug education: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Never drinks, smokes, nor does drugs: Favors topic 19
Fired Miss USA crown winner due to drug over-indulgence: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Worst recovery since Great Depression; we're in a bubble: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Strong on debt limit; ask for a pound of flesh: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Grow the economy at 6% annually by ending inversions: Opposes topic 20
0% corporate tax would create millions of jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Cutting tax rates incentivizes a strong national work ethic: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Previously supported wealth tax; now supports Bush tax cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 20
One-time 14.25% tax on wealth, to erase national debt: Favors topic 20

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