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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Offer abortion services free to women at the poverty level: Strongly Favors topic 1
Include contraception in all health insurance coverage: Favors topic 1
Women’s right to control their bodies is non-negotiable: Strongly Favors topic 1
Keep safe & legal abortion: Favors topic 1
Cover abortion under national health care system: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support International Bill of Rights for Women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Support affirmative action to remedy discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 2
Replace male domination with respect of difference of gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Require affirmative action: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Recognize gay marriages & civil unions from abroad in visas: Strongly Favors topic 3
Support equal rights of all persons on civil marriage: No opin. on topic 3
Fund “Manhattan Project” for a cure for AIDS: Favors topic 3
Confront barriers of racism, sexism, heterosexism, & ageism: Strongly Favors topic 3
Equality by sexual orientation, including gay marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
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No religious oaths for public office, juries, or citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Governments must remain neutral regarding religion: Strongly Opposes topic 4
End faith-based initiatives and charitable choice programs: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Support personal responsibility; teach dispute resolution: Favors topic 4
Negative income tax to keep all adults above poverty line: Opposes topic 4
Workfare is slave labor: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Thousands die each year when excluding from adequate care: Strongly Favors topic 5
ObamaCare focuses on just selling more insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Universal Single-Payer Health Care for everyone in the US: Strongly Favors topic 5
Health care is a human right: Strongly Favors topic 5
Nationalize health care & ensure universal coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Apply FICA tax to all levels of income including investments: Strongly Opposes topic 6
ObamaCare sets precedent for market-based social insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes any privatization of Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Don’t privatize Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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Replace No Child Left Behind with professional teachers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Oppose corporate funding & privatization of education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
End school vouchers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Support choice within public schools: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
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Polluters should have burden of proof of safe practices: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strengthen Endangered Species & Clean Water Act: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Shut down waste incinerators; phase out landfills: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Environmental justice: poor suffer more toxins & hazards: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Low-income & minority areas suffer disproportionately: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Human species has no right to exploit animals: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Sustainable society lives within planet’s resource limits: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Ban private prisons; moratorium on prison construction: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Criminalize purchasers of sex, not the prostitutes: Favors topic 9
Civilian review of community police behavior: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Abolish the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Repeal “3 strikes, you’re out” law: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes death penalty: Opposes topic 9
Focus on crime prevention instead of harsher sentences: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate the gun show loophole: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Restrict police use of guns and all forms of control weapons: Opposes topic 10
Support Brady Bill & thoughtful gun control: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Negative income tax for guaranteed basic income: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Shift taxes from individuals to corporations & wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 11
A universal basic income (negative income tax) for everyone: Strongly Favors topic 11
Tax industrial pollution: Favors topic 11
Tax incentives to redistribute unbalanced wealth: Strongly Favors topic 11
Support progressivity; no flat tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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All seeking asylum should be given permanent resident status: Strongly Favors topic 12
Permanent border passes to all citizens of Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 12
Give undocumented immigrants a chance to become US citizens: Strongly Favors topic 12
Don’t blame immigrants for social and economic problems: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Trans-Pacific Partnership widens the wealth divide: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Re-formulate trade agreements according to Fair Trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Reject NAFTA, GATT, & WTO: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Member of the community of nations; not above it: Opposes topic 14
US routinely ignores UN action toward nuclear disarmament: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Repeal US veto power at UN; and join ICC: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Complete withdrawal from Iraq under UN supervision: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
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Abolish nuclear weapons, WMDs, and land mines: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Better care & support services for veterans: Favors topic 15
Burden of fighting is borne by families of lesser means: Opposes topic 15
Negotiate on Iranian nukes; but negotiate on US nukes too: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Bulk of military budget is indirect subsidy for oil & gas: Strongly Opposes topic 15
End all research, use, and sale of bio-chemical weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 15
End research, testing and stockpiling of all nuclear weapons: Opposes topic 15
Demilitarize our society and eliminate our WMDs: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Cut defense budget by 50%: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Campaign system enables the wealthy to purchase elections: Favors topic 16
Full public financing of all elections, with free TV time: Strongly Favors topic 16
Caps on campaign spending and contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Expand the process of participatory democracy: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports a Palestinian right of return, and a single state: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supports 2015 Iran nuclear deal: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Diplomatic solution for Syria, not dismemberment of Syria: Strongly Favors topic 17
Support social and economic justice across the globe: Favors topic 17
Assist Russia & Israel in moving towards better governments: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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End nuclear power, offshore drilling, & fracking: Strongly Favors topic 18
Free mass transit; reduce energy use 50%: Strongly Favors topic 18
Natural gas does not result in climate justice: Strongly Favors topic 18
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 95% by 2050: Strongly Favors topic 18
Support United Nations climate treaty: Strongly Favors topic 18
Moratorium on fracking; then regulation & full disclosure: Strongly Favors topic 18
Oppose further oil and gas drilling or exploration: Strongly Favors topic 18
Commit to developing clean renewable energy technologies: Strongly Favors topic 18
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions now; more later: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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End war on drugs: for legalization, treatment of abuse: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Nation is waking up to the end of the war on marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Cannabis/Hemp is to be legalized: Strongly Opposes topic 19
More drug counseling & treatment: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Replace Drug War with treatment and alternative sentencing: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Steady-state economy better than increasing GDP: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Answers to wealth inequality are out there; ask the people: Strongly Favors topic 20
Focus on declining deficits only benefits the wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 20
Pay a living wage which reflects real value of work: Strongly Favors topic 20
Support a Living Wage: Strongly Favors topic 20
Reform system to provide tax justice: Favors topic 20
Restore federally funded welfare entitlement program: Strongly Favors topic 20

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