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Harry Browne on Abortion
Click here for 7 full quotes on Abortion OR other political leaders on Abortion.
  • Abortion is wrong; but no federal authority to deal with it. (Sep 2000)
  • Return abortion to checkerboard of state laws. (Sep 2000)
  • No “War on Abortion”, despite his personal opposition. (Jun 2000)
  • No gov’t funding of abortion, but no prohibitions either. (Jan 2000)
  • No govt imposition; encourage private alternatives. (Dec 1998)
  • The federal government should have no role in the matter. (May 1996)
  • Abortion is wrong, but govt has no role in it. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Budget & Economy
Click here for 12 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other political leaders on Budget & Economy.
  • Entire federal budget should be $100B, not $1.8T. (Sep 2000)
  • Return to the gold standard; end Federal Reserve. (Jun 2000)
  • Budget surplus is over-taxation, so return it all. (Jan 2000)
  • Decrease defense & police $; eliminate everything else. (Jan 2000)
  • Neither Dems nor Reps “reign in spending”. (Mar 1999)
  • Amendment: Limit spending to prior year’s revenue. (May 1996)
  • Against block grants; repeal income tax instead. (May 1996)
  • Priorities: cut budget; repeal income tax; pay off debt. (May 1996)
  • Great Depression was caused by federal monetary policies. (Jul 1995)
  • Politicians don’t want to reduce government. (Jul 1995)
  • Reduce budget from $1.5 trillion to $385 billion. (Jul 1995)
  • Get rid of $5 trillion debt by selling federal assets. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Civil Rights
Click here for 14 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other political leaders on Civil Rights.
  • Consenting adults should have Civil Unions, but not federal. (Aug 2000)
  • Racist hiring practices hurt companies & are self-limiting. (Aug 2000)
  • Supreme Court was right to allow Boy Scouts to exclude gays. (Aug 2000)
  • Base federal hiring on qualifications, not race. (Aug 2000)
  • Recruiting minorities for federal positions is OK. (Aug 2000)
  • Gay marriage is up to the two individuals, not the state. (Jul 2000)
  • Partnership benefits for gay govt employees, but not private. (Jul 2000)
  • President should stay out of questions of gay marriage. (Jan 2000)
  • Flag burning is protected political speech. (Jan 2000)
  • Racism is immoral; but end affirmative action. (Jan 2000)
  • Remove government power to fight victimless crimes. (Jun 1999)
  • Bank rules against drugs hurt privacy. (Jun 1999)
  • Federal govt should be color-blind. (May 1996)
  • No School Prayer Amendment. (May 1996)
Harry Browne on Corporations
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Harry Browne on Crime
Click here for 11 full quotes on Crime OR 6 older headlines OR other political leaders on Crime.
  • Pardon all non-violent drug, tax, & gun prisoners. (Sep 2000)
  • Crime Bill gives govt more power; won’t stop teen violence. (Sep 2000)
  • No hate crime legislation; prosecute for crimes, not motives. (Jul 2000)
  • Mandatory sentencing takes jail space from real criminals. (Jan 2000)
  • No federal law enforcement; let states handle crime. (Jan 2000)
  • First priority: pardon non-violent offenders. (Aug 1999)
  • Stop prosecuting victimless crime; real crime then decreases. (Aug 1999)
  • End the War on Drugs to free up prisons and police. (Jul 1998)
  • Against capital punishment. (May 1996)
  • Against anti-terrorist laws, since the hurt the innocent. (May 1996)
  • Most federal law enforcement is unconstitutional. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Drugs
Click here for 20 full quotes on Drugs OR 6 older headlines OR other political leaders on Drugs.
  • Before we had drug laws, we didn’t have big drug problems. (Oct 2000)
  • Harsh sentences imprison 683,000 citizens; not drug kingpins. (Sep 2000)
  • We can’t mandate an end to personal tragedies, like drugs. (Jul 2000)
  • Let states decide drug laws, not feds. (Jul 2000)
  • Drug War breaches 4th Amendment civil rights. (May 2000)
  • Drug War makes streets a war zone. (Jan 2000)
  • Decriminalize pot; end the war on drugs. (Jan 2000)
  • Admits pot use; but it’s none of your business. (Aug 1999)
  • Crime rate soared in 70s Drug War like in 30s Prohibition. (Aug 1999)
  • Replace costs of enforcement with costs of addiction. (Aug 1999)
  • Legalization removes the rebellious appeal of drugs. (Jul 1999)
  • Increased govt monitoring does nothing to reduce drug use. (Jul 1999)
  • Bank profiles aimed at drug dealers will fail. (Feb 1999)
  • Schools were safer before the War on Drugs. (Jul 1998)
  • Pardon non-violent drug offenders to free prison space. (May 1996)
  • Govt has no Constitutional authority to prohibit any drugs. (May 1996)
  • No funding anti-gang programs; end Drug War to end gangs. (May 1996)
  • War on Drugs is a crusade against victimless crimes. (Jul 1995)
  • Marijuana is not unconditionally evil; allow medical use. (Jul 1995)
  • Truth is a casualty in the War on Drugs. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Education
Click here for 19 full quotes on Education OR other political leaders on Education.
  • National standards imply states can’t do it themselves. (Aug 2000)
  • Separation of school & state: No Ten Commandments. (Jan 2000)
  • Separate school and state. (Jan 2000)
  • Government educates our children badly. (Aug 1999)
  • Let people who care run our schools instead of government. (Aug 1999)
  • No School Prayer Amendment. (May 1996)
  • Remove the federal government from education entirely. (May 1996)
  • Teaching non-academic topics is cause of declining SATs. (Jul 1995)
  • Importance of education no reason for govt control. (Jul 1995)

    School Choice

  • Vouchers will result in govt control of private schools. (Sep 2000)
  • Private vouchers do more to educate poor than govt does. (Sep 2000)
  • Vouchers are just another way to attach federal strings. (Aug 2000)
  • Better schools without vouchers by removing federal govt. (Jun 2000)
  • Federal involvement in schools doesn’t work. (Jan 2000)
  • Give parents “total” control over school selection. (Jan 2000)
  • Get government out of education so parents can choose. (Apr 1998)
  • Repeal taxes so parents can afford any school they choose. (May 1996)
  • Vouchers better than public schools; no govt is best. (Jul 1995)
  • Feds out of education and states out of education. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Energy & Oil
Click here for 2 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other political leaders on Energy & Oil.
  • Oppose Kyoto, even if achieved by market mechanisms. (Aug 2000)
  • Global Warming inconclusive; too much political agenda. (Jan 2000)
Harry Browne on Environment
Click here for 10 full quotes on Environment OR other political leaders on Environment.
  • Environmental scares are excuses for government control. (Sep 2000)
  • Sell off federal assets; except some national parks. (Jun 2000)
  • Government-owned land is polluted land-privatize it. (Jun 2000)
  • Protect environment via private property ownership. (Jan 2000)
  • Solve enviro problems via private property rights. (Jan 2000)
  • Agrees with goal of cleaner environment, but not via govt. (Dec 1998)
  • Who are we saving the irreplaceable resources for? (Mar 1998)
  • Protect environment via local trespassing laws. (May 1996)
  • Sell public lands; repeal all environmental laws. (May 1996)
  • Privatize grazing lands and national parks. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Families & Children
Click here for 7 full quotes on Families & Children OR other political leaders on Families & Children.
  • You know what’s best for your family better than politicians. (Sep 2000)
  • “Family Values” means politicians decide for your family. (Sep 2000)
  • Gay adoption OK; all adoptions are private contracts. (Jul 2000)
  • Families are the first dept. of Housing, Education & Welfare. (Jan 2000)
  • Repeal income tax so parents can afford education. (May 1996)
  • Less govt & lower taxes means better child raising. (Jul 1995)
  • Enforcing “responsible entertainment” is censorship. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Foreign Policy
Click here for 15 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR 3 older headlines OR other political leaders on Foreign Policy.
  • Non-interference should be basis principle. (Sep 2000)
  • End foreign aid to individual countries as well as agencies. (Jan 2000)
  • Mideast: End meddling with embargoes & peace negotiations. (Jan 2000)
  • Exit UN; extend diplomatic relations to all countries. (Jan 2000)
  • Bring US troops home from 100 countries overseas. (Aug 1999)
  • Military involvement often fails even when US “wins”. (Jun 1999)
  • Illegal war actions set precedents for more future wars. (Jun 1999)
  • Moral responsibility implies constant war. (May 1999)
  • Russia: No aid; no meddling; just free trade. (May 1996)
  • Replace all government aid with free trade. (May 1996)
  • Avoid arms trade; promote peace by free trade. (May 1996)
  • Govt’s role is to discourage attacks; not police the world. (Jul 1995)

    China

  • Low wages abroad are no reason to restrict imports. (Sep 2000)
  • Nuclear espionage results from over-large bureaucracy. (Jan 2000)
  • No import tariffs, regardless of human rights. (May 1996)
Harry Browne on Free Trade
Click here for 14 full quotes on Free Trade OR other political leaders on Free Trade.
  • Shut down welfare state, and let immigrants come. (Oct 2000)
  • Tariffs cost Americans $70B a year. (Sep 2000)
  • Sweat shops abroad disappear as workers gain wealth. (Sep 2000)
  • Replace WTO & NAFTA with uniformly low tariffs. (Jan 2000)
  • Let in the huddled masses. (Jan 2000)
  • Open trade policy without NAFTA or WTO. (Jan 2000)
  • Russia: No aid; no meddling; just free trade. (May 1996)
  • Replace all government aid with free trade. (May 1996)
  • No import tariffs, regardless of human rights. (May 1996)
  • Cuba: Lift the trade embargo. (May 1996)
  • Against NAFTA and WTO. (May 1996)
  • Free trade guarantees peace better than military. (Jul 1995)
  • “Trade aggression” meaningless, since both sides benefit. (Jul 1995)
  • No China in WTO, because no need for WTO. (Aug 2000)
Harry Browne on Government Reform
Click here for 14 full quotes on Government Reform OR 4 older headlines OR other political leaders on Government Reform.
  • We have never solved problems through government. (Oct 2000)
  • Won’t take FEC money; don’t force taxpayers to support him. (Sep 2000)
  • Government always means use of coercion and use of force. (Sep 2000)
  • Remove both campaign spending limits and donation limits. (Jan 2000)
  • Reducing government promotes personal responsibility. (Jan 2000)
  • Waco resulted from FBI’s predictable abuse of power. (Aug 1999)
  • Govt abuses of privacy results from power WE granted them. (Aug 1999)
  • So-called “Reforms” get incumbents re-elected. (May 1999)
  • Eliminate almost all Departments and agencies. (May 1996)
  • Supports term limits on House (6 yrs) & Senate (12 yrs). (May 1996)
  • Constitution gives people freedom FROM government. (Jul 1995)
  • Abolishing agencies only way to stop them from growing back. (Jul 1995)
  • Government Doesn’t Work. (Jul 1995)
  • Require shorter bills so legislators actually read them. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Gun Control
Click here for 10 full quotes on Gun Control OR other political leaders on Gun Control.
  • Gun ownership will makes neighborhoods safer. (Oct 2000)
  • Any gun regulation gives politicians power to do anything. (Sep 2000)
  • Gun restrictions are unconstitutional. (Jan 2000)
  • Well-protected politicians misunderstand need for guns. (Nov 1999)
  • Your home is safer if there are guns in your neighborhood. (Nov 1999)
  • Criminals are not affected by gun-control laws. (Nov 1999)
  • Don’t let politicians decide our need for assault rifles. (Nov 1999)
  • Tragic events do not justify new gun laws. (Nov 1999)
  • Repeal all gun laws; Bill of Rights is “literal”. (May 1996)
  • Prosecute crimes, not possession of weapons. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Health Care
Click here for 12 full quotes on Health Care OR other political leaders on Health Care.
  • Patient Rights only needed because of govt HMO subsidies. (Sep 2000)
  • Assisted suicide is a state issue, not federal. (Aug 2000)
  • Encourage AIDS cure by getting govt out of AIDS research. (Jul 2000)
  • Get government out of health care & costs will plummet. (Jan 2000)
  • Prescription rules should be controlled by states, not FDA. (Aug 1999)
  • FDA has caused needless deaths by delaying medications. (Aug 1999)
  • Doctors & insurers should regulate drugs, not FDA. (Aug 1999)
  • Against tobacco lawsuits funding more health programs. (Mar 1999)
  • Abolish FDA; get govt out of health care. (May 1996)
  • Medicare has caused higher health costs. (Jul 1995)
  • 1992 Health Plan all about coercion, not compassion. (Jul 1995)
  • Government can improve health care by getting out of it. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Homeland Security
Click here for 15 full quotes on Homeland Security OR 3 older headlines OR other political leaders on Homeland Security.
  • Women in military; but separated in combat. (Oct 2000)
  • Government role should be to keep us out of war. (Sep 2000)
  • Gays in the army OK; irrelevant to military service. (Jul 2000)
  • We have strong offense & weak defense-switch it. (Jan 2000)
  • Fund SDI, pay, & readiness; cut CIA & everything else. (Jan 2000)
  • Deploy SDI; no need to fight spread of nukes. (Jan 2000)
  • Keep out of wars, rather than police the world. (May 1999)
  • Build missile defense by private reward system. (May 1999)
  • If US is attacked, target the dictator, not people. (May 1999)
  • Focus on defense against missiles and invasions. (May 1998)
  • De-fund CIA; decrease R&D for new weapons. (May 1996)
  • Avoid arms trade; promote peace by free trade. (May 1996)
  • Politician’s wars are heroic; real war is death & killing. (Jul 1995)
  • Wars have historically established nothing. (Jul 1995)
  • 6-point plan to get government out of war programs. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Immigration
Click here for 3 full quotes on Immigration OR other political leaders on Immigration.
  • Immigrants create demand rather than take jobs away. (Sep 2000)
  • Maintain open borders; end war on immigration. (May 1996)
  • Ease immigration laws; no Official English. (May 1996)
Harry Browne on Jobs
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Harry Browne on Principles & Values
Click here for 21 full quotes on Principles & Values OR 5 older headlines OR other political leaders on Principles & Values.
  • Florida is full of partisan power brokers. (Nov 2000)
  • Live your life as you want, not as Bush or Gore want. (Oct 2000)
  • Libertarian issues have shifted Dems and Reps. (Sep 2000)
  • Running to build Libertarian Party; not as “spoiler”. (Sep 2000)
  • Top priorities: Pardon drug offenders; reduce regulations. (Sep 2000)
  • Little difference between Dems & Reps; hopes to be spoiler. (Sep 2000)
  • Libertarianism means freedom to live your own life. (Sep 2000)
  • Libertarian principle: can’t solve social problems by force. (Sep 2000)
  • Gradualism won’t work; do it all swiftly. (Sep 2000)
  • Only a Libertarian is going to set you free. (Jul 2000)
  • Libertarians lay out goals and let you plan your own life. (Jan 2000)
  • Priorities: End income tax, drug war, & commercial meddling. (Jan 2000)
  • Basic principle: Government needs to be smaller. (Aug 1999)
  • Young people are right to be scared of big government. (Jul 1999)
  • Morality governs personal behavior, not military action. (Jun 1999)
  • Individual liberty and responsibility on all issues. (Apr 1998)
  • Fiscally conservative and socially liberal...? (Apr 1998)
  • Replace the use of political force by reducing govt. (Nov 1997)
  • Shrink govt now; come up with non-govt solutions later. (Nov 1997)
  • Washington cannot be a source of moral leadership. (May 1996)
  • Government means use of force instead of persuasion. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Social Security
Click here for 10 full quotes on Social Security OR other political leaders on Social Security.
  • Get Social Security out of politician’s hands. (Sep 2000)
  • Budget surplus doesn’t exist-it’s all the Trust Fund. (Jan 2000)
  • End the government Social Security system. (Jan 2000)
  • Social Security squanders your retirement money. (Nov 1999)
  • Social Security is a pyramid scheme. (Nov 1999)
  • Take social security away from politicians entirely. (Apr 1998)
  • Shut it down; buy annuities with asset sales. (Jun 1997)
  • Irresponsibility does not justify Social Security. (Jun 1997)
  • SSI tax has risen from 2% to 15% & will continue to rise. (Jul 1995)
  • One-time pay off of all people over 50, with means testing. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Tax Reform
Click here for 15 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other political leaders on Tax Reform.
  • Repealing federal income tax will end state income taxes too. (Sep 2000)
  • Don’t simplify or replace taxes-shrink government instead. (Sep 2000)
  • Removing marriage penalty isn’t good enough-veto it. (Aug 2000)
  • Shut down the IRS as an Executive Order. (Aug 2000)
  • Principle is zero tax; Bush’s is 1/3 of income as tax. (Aug 2000)
  • End income tax & replace it with nothing. (Jan 2000)
  • Eliminate most fees & taxes, including income tax. (Jan 2000)
  • No flat tax nor sales tax; super-majority to raise taxes. (Jan 2000)
  • Reduce size of govt so income taxes aren’t needed. (Aug 1999)
  • Flat Tax would require 30% rate and still need IRS. (Apr 1998)
  • Abolish the IRS and the income tax. (Apr 1998)
  • The Great Libertarian Offer: No income tax, but. (Apr 1998)
  • Repeal taxes and don’t replace with sales tax nor flat tax. (May 1996)
  • 10% flat tax OK, if no income tax returns. (Jul 1995)
  • 5% sales tax OK, if income tax is eliminated. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Technology
Click here for 7 full quotes on Technology OR other political leaders on Technology.
  • NASA hurts private space ventures. (Sep 2000)
  • Govt uses anti-trust laws to stifle competition. (Jun 2000)
  • Let private enterprise take over space exploration from NASA. (Jun 2000)
  • Keep government out of the Internet. (Jan 2000)
  • Y2K, like Internet, will be solved by free market. (Jan 1999)
  • If Microsoft loses, consumers will pay more. (Jan 1999)
  • Competition makes high tech work--keep it unregulated. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on War & Peace
Click here for 8 full quotes on War & Peace OR other political leaders on War & Peace.
  • Israel: stop arming their neighbors, but end foreign aid too. (Sep 2000)
  • US should not be involved in Kosovo at all. (Jan 2000)
  • Feel moral imperative? Do it, but don’t force others to. (Jun 1999)
  • We bomb for morality; can US get bombed for immorality? (Jun 1999)
  • If Milosevic is a threat, post a bounty for his death. (Jun 1999)
  • Bombing doesn’t work; US intervention doesn’t work. (May 1999)
  • Undeclared wars are unconstitutional. (May 1999)
  • Under no conditions should US be in former Yugoslavia. (May 1996)
Harry Browne on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 10 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR other political leaders on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Repealing taxes will foster charity. (Sep 2000)
  • End unemployment programs; feds out of employment biz. (Jan 2000)
  • Religious & community-based charities should handle welfare. (Jan 2000)
  • End welfare completely; no entitlements to others’ earnings. (May 1996)
  • War on Poverty & rent control cause poverty & homelessness. (May 1996)
  • Supports enterprise zones; eliminate govt regulations. (May 1996)
  • End welfare; return to private compassion & charity. (May 1996)
  • Community-based welfare ensured oversight & honesty. (Jul 1995)
  • Welfare perverts natural incentives & hence destroys lives. (Jul 1995)
  • 8-month transition, then end all welfare checks. (Jul 1995)


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
No “War on Abortion”, despite his personal opposition: Strongly Favors topic 1
No gov’t funding of abortion, but no prohibitions either: Favors topic 1
No govt imposition; encourage private alternatives: Neutral on topic 1
The federal government should have no role in the matter.: Favors topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Racist hiring practices hurt companies & are self-limiting: Opposes topic 2
Base federal hiring on qualifications, not race: Neutral on topic 2
Recruiting minorities for federal positions is OK: Favors topic 2
Racism is immoral; but end affirmative action: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Consenting adults should have Civil Unions, but not federal: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supreme Court was right to allow Boy Scouts to exclude gays: Opposes topic 3
Gay marriage is up to the two individuals, not the state: Strongly Favors topic 3
Gay marriage is up to the two individuals, not the state: Strongly Favors topic 3
Partnership benefits for gay govt employees, but not private: Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Shut down welfare state, and let immigrants come: Favors topic 4
Separation of school & state: No Ten Commandments: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Religious & community-based charities should handle welfare: Strongly Favors topic 4
No School Prayer Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 4
End welfare; return to private compassion & charity: Strongly Favors topic 4
Community-based welfare ensured oversight & honesty: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Get government out of health care & costs will plummet: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Doctors & insurers should regulate drugs, not FDA: Opposes topic 5
1992 Health Plan all about coercion, not compassion: Opposes topic 5
Government can improve health care by getting out of it: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Government can improve health care by getting out of it: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
End the government Social Security system: Strongly Favors topic 6
Social Security squanders your retirement money: Strongly Favors topic 6
Take social security away from politicians entirely: Strongly Favors topic 6
Shut it down; buy annuities with asset sales.: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Remove the federal government from education entirely: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers are just another way to attach federal strings: Opposes topic 7
Better schools without vouchers by removing federal govt: Strongly Favors topic 7
Give parents “total” control over school selection: Strongly Favors topic 7
Get government out of education so parents can choose: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers better than public schools; no govt is best: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers better than public schools; no govt is best: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect environment via local trespassing laws: Strongly Favors topic 8
Sell public lands; repeal all environmental laws: Strongly Favors topic 8
Privatize grazing lands and national parks: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Mandatory sentencing takes jail space from real criminals: Strongly Opposes topic 9
First priority: pardon non-violent offenders: Opposes topic 9
Stop prosecuting victimless crime; real crime then decreases: Opposes topic 9
Against capital punishment: Opposes topic 9
No prison for victimless crimes nor white-collar crimes: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Enforcing 20,000 existing gun laws is useless & dangerous: Opposes topic 10
Gun restrictions are unconstitutional: Strongly Favors topic 10
Don’t let politicians decide our need for assault rifles: Strongly Favors topic 10
Prosecute crimes, not possession of weapons: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Principle is zero tax; Bush’s is 1/3 of income as tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce size of govt so income taxes aren’t needed: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Abolish the IRS and the income tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
10% flat tax OK, if no income tax returns: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Immigrants create demand rather than take jobs away: Strongly Favors topic 12
Let in the huddled masses: Strongly Favors topic 12
Maintain open borders; end war on immigration: Strongly Favors topic 12
Ease immigration laws; no Official English: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Replace WTO & NAFTA with uniformly low tariffs: Neutral on topic 13
Open trade policy without NAFTA or WTO: Neutral on topic 13
Free trade guarantees peace better than military: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+2 points on Social scale)
UN has failed to bring world peace -- so withdraw: Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
We have strong offense & weak defense-switch it: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Keep out of wars, rather than police the world: Opposes topic 15
De-fund CIA; decrease R&D for new weapons.: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Avoid arms trade; promote peace by free trade: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Remove both campaign spending limits and donation limits: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Repeal all campaign finance laws, they favor incumbents: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
End foreign aid to individual countries as well as agencies: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Exit UN; extend diplomatic relations to all countries: Opposes topic 17
Russia: No aid; no meddling; just free trade.: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Oppose Kyoto, even if achieved by market mechanisms: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Global Warming inconclusive; too much political agenda: Opposes topic 18
Protect environment via private property ownership: Opposes topic 18
Agrees with goal of cleaner environment, but not via govt: Neutral on topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+5 points on Social scale)
Drug War breaches 4th Amendment civil rights: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Only politicians pretend we’re winning insane War on Drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Decriminalize pot; end the war on drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Pardon non-violent drug offenders to free prison space: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Repealing federal income tax will end state income taxes too: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Budget surplus is over-taxation, so return it all: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Decrease defense & police $; eliminate everything else: Strongly Opposes topic 20
End unemployment programs; feds out of employment biz: Opposes topic 20
Against block grants; repeal income tax instead.: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Priorities: cut budget; repeal income tax; pay off debt: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Repeal taxes and don’t replace with sales tax nor flat tax: Strongly Opposes topic 20
End welfare completely; no entitlements to others’ earnings: Opposes topic 20
Reduce budget from $1.5 trillion to $385 billion: Opposes topic 20
10% flat tax OK, if no income tax returns: Strongly Opposes topic 20
5% sales tax OK, if income tax is eliminated: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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