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Strongly Opposes
Abortion is a woman's right
Abortion: Ban abortion with Constitutional amendment
Abortion: Alternatives like adoption, instead of punitive action
Families & Children: Reduce child welfare caseloads & encourage adoption
Principles & Values: Bush will nominate conservative judges only
Strongly Opposes
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
Civil Rights: Women exempt from combat; “candid analysis” of military gays
Education: Achievement is basis for access to college
Strongly Opposes
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
Civil Rights: Strong support for traditional definition of marriage
Civil Rights: Let Boy Scouts exercise free speech (ok to ban gays)
Defense: Affirm traditional military culture & rebuild morale
Organized Prayer In Public Schools
Education: Strongly support voluntary student-initiated prayer
Families & Children: Support abstinence and fatherhood
More Federal Funding for Health Coverage
Health Care: Give individuals tools to manage their own health needs
Health Care: Allow customization of insurance, support health centers
Health Care: Lawyers should not hold physicians hostage
Privatize Social Security
Social Security: Workers will have choice to invest their payroll taxes
Parents Choose Schools via Vouchers
Education: Limit role of federal government in education
Strongly Supports
Death Penalty
Crime: Death penalty is an effective deterrent
Strongly Supports
Mandatory "Three Strikes" Sentencing Laws
Crime: More victims rights and harsher penalties for certain crimes
Strongly Supports
Absolute right to gun ownership
Gun Control: Will protect right to bear arms
Strongly Supports
Make Income Tax Flatter & Lower
Tax Reform: Cut taxes to stimulate economy and help families
Tax Reform: Tax cuts & low interest rates lead to home ownership
Tax Reform: Repeal death tax & give tax break to care for elderly
Technology: Encourage technology with funds for R & D, tax reform
Welfare & Poverty: Tax reform will enable more poor to own a home
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
Immigration: Reform & toughen immigration system to emphasize family
Immigration: Focus immigration on needed skills
Support & Expand Free Trade
Foreign Policy: Look to Latin American countries as key partners
Free Trade: U.S. should position itself to dominate trade
Free Trade: Promote free trade with America setting the standards
Link Human Rights to trade with China
China: Will not allow China to attack Taiwan
Strongly Supports
More Spending on Armed Forces Personnel
Defense: Restore health of defense industry; peace thru strength
Defense: Restore health of defense industry; peace thru strength
Strongly Opposes
Reduce spending on Missile Defense ("Star Wars")
Defense: U.S. needs comprehensive missile defense system
Defense: Eliminate as many nuclear weapons as possible
Continue Foreign Aid to Russia, Israel, & others
Foreign Policy: Strengthen ties to Asia and promote democracy there
Foreign Policy: Help Africa with private sector and charitable investment
Foreign Policy: Reform U.N. to end abuse, unfairness, and abortion funding
War & Peace: Promote peace, reduce threat of war, protect Israel
War & Peace: Contribute in Balkans, but let NATO run it
Spend Resources to Stop Global Warming
Environment: Encourage market-based solutions to environmental problems
Environment: Provide tax incentives for energy production
Labor & Farming: Recognize that people depend on land for livelihood
Strongly Supports
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
Drugs: Clinton surrendered Drug War; cry out for drug-free schools
Drugs: Clinton surrendered Drug War; cry out for drug-free schools
Drugs: Aggressively pursue drug kingpins; include death penalty
Strongly Supports
Allow churches to provide welfare services
Welfare & Poverty: Faith-based charities should help end child poverty

Other candidates' VoteMatch: Republican Party on the issues:
Secy.John Ashcroft
Pat Buchanan
President George W. Bush
Vice President Dick Cheney
Former Pres.Bill Clinton
Sen.Hillary Clinton (D,NY)
Secy.Elizabeth Dole
Steve Forbes
Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R,NYC)
Former V.P.Al Gore
Ambassador Alan Keyes
Sen.John McCain (R,AZ)
Ralph Nader
Ross Perot
Secy.Colin Powell
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I,MN)

Party Platforms:
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Libertarian Platform
Republican Platform
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Health Care
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Social Security
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War & Peace