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John Cox on VoteMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Christians & Jews believe in the right to life: Opposes topic 1
Nominate only judges who refuse to legislate from the bench: Opposes topic 1
Save “snowflake babies”: no experiments on frozen embryos: Opposes topic 1
No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion: Opposes topic 1
Define unborn life as a fundamental right: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Personal history--conceived in rape--makes him anti-abortion: Opposes topic 1
There is no ‘right of privacy’ in the Constitution: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Affirmative action based on race is racist: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Respect people’s freedom but don’t sanction gay behavior: Opposes topic 3
Stand up for proper behavior or we end up with bestiality: Opposes topic 3
Marriage about protecting children; not homosexual largesse: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes “hate crimes” legislation: Opposes topic 3
Schools forfeit funds if they expose kids to gay propaganda: Opposes topic 3
No “sexual orientation” in Employment Non-Discrimination Act: Opposes topic 3
Swift passage of the Federal Marriage Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors amendment to the Constitution to define marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Impeach judges for barring legislature prayers to Jesus: Favors topic 4
Present scientific facts that support creationism: Favors topic 4
Disallow lawsuits that stop public officials invoking God: Strongly Favors topic 4
Ok if church identifies candidates who favor its principles: Favors topic 4
Protect military chaplains’ right to pray in preferred faith: Favors topic 4
Allow Christian symbols in national war memorials: Favors topic 4
No Fairness Doctrine: no equal time if morally objectionable: Favors topic 4
Government should be family friendly: Favors topic 4
Constitution does not require freedom FROM religion: Favors topic 4
Students should not be forced to pray, but should be allowed: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Public-private partnership to get vaccinations done: Neutral on topic 5
Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Competition brings down costs and improves efficiency: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supply-and-demand will improve the health care crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Personal retirement accounts allow investing in one’s future: Favors topic 6
Private retirement accounts are best reform: Strongly Favors topic 6
Social Security was an overreaction to the Great Depression: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I am a school choice advocate; I will push to end tenure: Strongly Favors topic 7
COVID: Let parents utilize open private or public schools: Favors topic 7
School choice avoids transvestite teachers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Tax-credited programs for Christian schooling: Strongly Favors topic 7
School monopoly is problem; competition is answer: Strongly Favors topic 7
Eliminate Department of Education; allow local school choice: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Blaming climate change for wildfires unacceptable: Strongly Favors topic 8
Replace Environmental Quality Act to allow building: Strongly Favors topic 8
Environmental regs crush business: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Morally opposed to death penalty, even for Tim McVeigh: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Gun control doesn’t work: Strongly Favors topic 10
Gun control is a waste of time: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I will reduce California's sky-high sales taxes, gas taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Roll back tide of tax increases & job killing regulations: Strongly Opposes topic 11
California is over-taxed and over-regulated: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Eliminate the IRS; support the Fair Tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Eliminate the Death Tax; veto all tax increases: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Scrap the Tax Code and get rid of the income tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
National sales tax doesn’t hit the poor: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Border wall needs to be built, to keep out MS-13: Strongly Favors topic 12
Sanctuary State law puts our families at risk: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rescind Bush’s order allowing Mexican trucks on US roads: Opposes topic 12
Oppose amnesty & guest workers until unemployment under 5%: Opposes topic 12
No guest worker program; it creates second class citizens: Opposes topic 12
Amnesty is not the answer, nor are guest workers: Strongly Opposes topic 12
We need to seal our borders, but don’t bash immigrants: Opposes topic 12
12 million illegal immigrants need to leave: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Don’t reward illegal behavior with social programs: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Trade is a weapon of peace: Favors topic 13
Trade sanctions on Saudi Arabia for persecuting Christians: Opposes topic 13
China trade contingent on human rights & product safety: Opposes topic 13
No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico: Opposes topic 13
Level playing field for family farms over corporate farms: Opposes topic 13
I support free but fair trade policies: Strongly Opposes topic 13
End discrimination against domestic manufacturers: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan: Favors topic 14
Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Never surrender the sovereignty of the United States: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Nuclear shield to make nuclear weapons obsolete: Strongly Favors topic 15
Increase the size of the military: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
I'm the outsider, not beholden to any donors: Favors topic 16
Smaller districts better against special interests: Favors topic 16
Disclosure is best disinfectant for diseased campaign system: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Signed term limit pledge: 6 years House; 12 years Senate: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Don’t pressure Israel to give up land for promise of peace: Strongly Favors topic 17
Saddam was a threat to US because he had oil: Opposes topic 17
Autonomy for Christians in Iraq’s Nineveh region: Opposes topic 17
Must win in Iraq; fight terror over there, not over here: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supported war; but now a disaster since oil pumping so low: Opposes topic 17
Right to take the fight to the terrorists in Iraq: Opposes topic 17
Redeploy after Muslim forces replace Americans: Opposes topic 17
Success in Iraq means economy prospers & unemployment down: Opposes topic 17
Opposes troop surge in Iraq: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We must employ an all-of-the-above strategy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Support domestic drilling; oppose Kyoto Treaty: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Worried about COVID restrictions on hospitality, jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rein in out-of-control spending and balance the budget: Opposes topic 20
Veto every federal budget that is not balanced, period: Opposes topic 20

John Cox is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative
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