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Ayn Rand on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
1968: Abortion is a moral right; an embryo has no rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
No one has right to dictate disposition of a woman's body: Strongly Favors topic 1
Morality of birth control is rights of parents to happiness: Favors topic 1
A human potentiality is not the equivalent of an actuality: Favors topic 1
A piece of protoplasm has no human rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Defend businessmen like we defend racial minorities: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Preferential treatment by race means racial quotas: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Racial quotas are obviously racist: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Essence of femininity is hero-worship of masculinity: Opposes topic 2
States' rights don't help individual rights: Favors topic 2
Racism is morally evil, but shouldn't be legally forbidden: Opposes topic 2
Property rights have priority over civil rights: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
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Adults should be completely free to practice homosexuality: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
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Conservative thinking is a "God, family, tradition swamp: Opposes topic 4
Impossible right to economic security implies slave labor: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Capitalism eliminates poverty: Favors topic 4
I'm an atheist; religion is from man's mind,not supernatural: Opposes topic 4
Christianity causes civil war because it requires altruism: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Socialized medicine is a violation of individual rights: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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There is no "right" to economic security: Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
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Anyone over age 30 should thank smokestacks for longevity: Favors topic 8
Goal of ecologists is to destroy capitalist economy: Strongly Favors topic 8
Reduce pollution & overcrowding by objective laws, not blame: Opposes topic 8
Ecology principle condemns cities & people: Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Too many laws means men can't live without breaking laws: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Let ten guilty go free rather than execute one innocent man: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Ideas can't be crimes; so no such thing as political crime: Opposes topic 9
Crime involves force; no such thing as crime against society: Opposes topic 9
Punishment should be guided by retribution, not reform: Favors topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Compulsory unions raise wages but hurt rest of society: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Soaking the rich reduces investment & doesn't help others: Strongly Opposes topic 11
In a free society, taxation would be voluntary: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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OpEd: defender of immigration, but not a staunch defender: Favors topic 12
Closing border does not improve America's standard of living: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Anti-trust laws become haphazard & apply to anyone: Favors topic 13
Essence of capitalism's foreign policy is free trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Unhampered, unobstructed operation of the free market: Strongly Favors topic 13
Capitalism and trade encourage peace; statism encourages war: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Repudiate foreign aid and all international self-immolation: Strongly Favors topic 14
United Nations has delivered half of world to the Communists: Strongly Favors topic 14
Withdraw from UN; sever relations with USSR: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
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Capitalism is fundamentally opposed to war: Opposes topic 15
Outlaw use of force both internationally and domestically: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Military draft is the worst violation of individual right: Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Hypocritical to call for peace but allow dictatorships: Opposes topic 17
Statism needs war; a free country does not: Strongly Favors topic 17
Only governments have power of war and dictatorship: Favors topic 17
Initiating force is evil; but retaliating is imperative: Opposes topic 17
Moral right, but not duty, to invade totalitarian states: Opposes topic 17
Not "Better Red Than Dead": but "Better See The Reds Dead": Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Pollution is a technological problem, not a political one: Opposes topic 18
Energy crises caused by unpredictability of government rules: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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All restrictions on drugs should be removed: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Inflation does not cause growth, but debases the currency: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Inflation is plunder; would be criminal if citizens did it: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Ayn Rand is a Hard-Core Libertarian
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Opinion Leaders on the Right:
Cato Institute (Libertarian Think Tank)
Constitution Party
Milton Friedman (Nobel Economist)
Rush Limbaugh (Radio Talk Show Host)
Ayn Rand (Author and Philosopher)
Heritage Foundation (Think Tank)
Libertarian Party
Republican Party
Ronald Reagan(President,1981-1989)

Opinion Leaders on the Left:
ACLU (Civil Rights Think Tank)
Noam Chomsky (Author and Philosopher)
Arianna Huffington (Internet Columnist)
Robert Reich (Professor and Columnist)
Howard Schultz (CEO of Starbucks)
Sierra Club (Environmental Organization)
Green Party
Democratic Party
John F. Kennedy(President,1961-1963)
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Social Security
Tax Reform
War & Peace

Page last updated: Apr 29, 2021