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Andrew Straw on Abortion
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  • No abortion for characteristics selection; that's eugenics. (Apr 2019)
  • A fetus has rights; treat abortion like euthanasia. (Mar 2018)
  • Since 1973, courts allowed parents to kill their children. (Mar 2018)
Andrew Straw on Budget & Economy
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  • I'm a Keynesian; control the money supply. (Apr 2019)
  • Stimulus plus market-led recovery. (Feb 2018)
Andrew Straw on Civil Rights
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  • Same-sex marriage is none of state's business. (Mar 2018)
  • Gay marriage bans are like anti-miscegenation laws. (Mar 2018)
  • Incentives to hire qualified women into management. (Feb 2018)
Andrew Straw on Corporations
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  • Make corporations easier and cheaper to create and use. (Apr 2019)
Andrew Straw on Crime
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  • In some cases, punishment can reduce crime. (Feb 2018)
Andrew Straw on Drugs
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  • Complete legalization of marijuana at federal & state level. (Apr 2019)
  • Marijuana is a medicine and nutritious. (Feb 2018)
Andrew Straw on Education
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  • Students can pray in school, but not imposed by teachers. (Mar 2018)
  • Supports vouchers and more school choices. (Feb 2018)
Andrew Straw on Energy & Oil
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  • Support green energy storage technology. (Feb 2018)
Andrew Straw on Environment
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  • EPA should have more power to clean up, not less. (Feb 2018)
Andrew Straw on Families & Children
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  • Make divorce as easy to get as marriage. (Apr 2019)
Andrew Straw on Foreign Policy
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  • USA should encourage our values in UN programs. (Feb 2018)
Andrew Straw on Free Trade
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  • If unions oppose a trade deal, I do too. (Apr 2019)
  • Adjust NAFTA with 1% tariff to raise Mexican standards. (Mar 2018)
Andrew Straw on Government Reform
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  • Suing government for ballot access for disabled people. (Mar 2018)
  • Expand voting rights for disabled people. (Feb 2018)
Andrew Straw on Gun Control
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  • I support the 2nd Amendment. (Feb 2018)
Andrew Straw on Health Care
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  • Expand Medicare incrementally, not via ObamaCare. (Feb 2018)
Andrew Straw on Homeland Security
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  • Minimum income and benefits for those who served in military. (Apr 2019)
  • We spend too much on the military now. (Feb 2018)
Andrew Straw on Immigration
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  • Pathway to citizenship, except for felons. (Feb 2018)
Andrew Straw on Jobs
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  • In recessions, increase money supply to create jobs. (Mar 2018)
  • Visas for high-wage jobs; don't export jobs via trade. (Mar 2018)
Andrew Straw on Principles & Values
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  • Religious freedom is individual right, not government power. (Apr 2019)
  • Ten Commandments are public already; don't impose in court. (Mar 2018)
Andrew Straw on Social Security
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  • Too many people rely on SSA to risk losses. (Feb 2018)
Andrew Straw on Tax Reform
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  • Tax cuts for rich don't help economy if tied up in stocks. (Mar 2018)
Andrew Straw on Technology
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Andrew Straw on War & Peace
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  • Treaties with allies instead of empire-building attitudes. (Feb 2018)
Andrew Straw on Welfare & Poverty
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  • National public housing system is broken. (Apr 2019)


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
No abortion for characteristics selection; that's eugenics: Opposes topic 1
A fetus has rights; treat abortion like euthanasia: Opposes topic 1
Since 1973, courts allowed parents to kill their children: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Suing government for ballot access for disabled people: Strongly Favors topic 2
Incentives to hire qualified women into management: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Same-sex marriage is none of state's business: Favors topic 3
Gay marriage bans are like anti-miscegenation laws: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Religious freedom is individual right, not government power: Opposes topic 4
Students can pray in school, but not imposed by teachers: Opposes topic 4
Ten Commandments are public already; don't impose in court: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Expand Medicare incrementally, not via ObamaCare: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Too many people rely on SSA to risk losses: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports vouchers and more school choices: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
EPA should have more power to clean up, not less: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
In some cases, punishment can reduce crime: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I support the 2nd Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Tax cuts for rich don't help economy if tied up in stocks: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Pathway to citizenship, except for felons: Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
If unions oppose a trade deal, I do too: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Adjust NAFTA with 1% tariff to raise Mexican standards: Opposes topic 13
Visas for high-wage jobs; don't export jobs via trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
USA should encourage our values in UN programs: Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
We spend too much on the military now: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Expand voting rights for disabled people: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Treaties with allies instead of empire-building attitudes: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support green energy storage technology: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Complete legalization of marijuana at federal & state level: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Marijuana is a medicine and nutritious: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
I'm a Keynesian; control the money supply: Favors topic 20
In recessions, increase money supply to create jobs: Strongly Favors topic 20
Stimulus plus market-led recovery: Favors topic 20

Andrew Straw is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive.
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