| Massscorecard.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Keep abortion legal on privacy grounds.
Budget & Economy|
Government is no bottomless pit of money-it’s from you & me.
Against funding National Endowment for the Arts.
As football commentator, found name “Redskins” offensive.
Gay domestic partnership OK; not gay marriage.
Equal opportunity for women; but equal responsibility too.
Crime statistics are distorted to encourage racism.
Opposes “Three Strikes”; leave discretion to judges.
Drug addiction is a health problem, not a crime.
Drug War fails like Prohibition did.
Public schools can’t advocate religion; private prayer OK.
Teach “creation science” in church, not schools.
Fund schools at state level instead of via property taxes.
Energy & Oil|
Overcome dependency on foreign oil.
Global cooperation OK; world government not.
Trading with China is a no-brainer.
Opening markets will cause China’s downfall.
Ban campaigning while earning a public paycheck.
Ban PAC funding; limit soft money; limit free air time.
Constitution is designed to be interpreted.
Feds leach away states’ rights.
Gun responsibility goes with gun rights.
No national care, but pure capitalism can’t work.
Supports “Minnesota Care”; tax to pay for uninsured.
Immigration is an integral part of who we are.
Official English leads to Official Christianity.
Subsidize ethanol like we subsidize oil.
Unions support Democrats even when interests are elsewhere.
Principles & Values|
Political “horse races” ignore the issues.
Religious Right & extreme left are both “morality brokers”.
Considers himself a moderate libertarian.
Parties need ideological base as well as grassroots.
Repeal the 16th Amendment.
Replace income with national sales tax.
Leave Internet sales tax to states.
Welfare & Poverty|
Social programs should be a safety net, not a hammock.
Focus welfare on jobs & training.