Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Consider Duncan Hunter On The Issues

Since the ISSUES are what should determine who you vote for (or against) in an election, here is Duncan Hunter... on the issues. (links to complete record at bottom of this post from ontheissues.org)

Duncan Hunter Ratings:
ACLU: 7% (indicates very conservative)
American Conservative Union: 92%
Americans for Better Immigration: A+
Americans for Tax Reform: 88.5%
Campaign for Working Families: 100%
Christian Coalition: 100%
Concerned Women for America: 100%
Eagle Forum: 100%
Family Research Council: 100%
Federation for American Immigration Reform: 100%
Gun Owners of America: A
NARAL: 0% (indicates a pro-life record)
National Federation of Independent Business: 100%
National Rifle Association: A+
National Right to Life Committee: 100%
National Tax Limitation Committee: A
National Taxpayers Union: B



Q. Do you agree that the day Roe V Wade is repealed would be a good day for America".
A. Hunter- "Yes"
Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors for abortions, allowing for exemptions to the law if the life of the minor is in danger or if a court in the minor's home state waive the parental notification required by that state.
Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions except to save mother's life.
Rated 0% by NARAL indicating a strong pro-life record.
Do you agree with Mrs. Reagan on Embryonic Stem Cell research from government funding?
"No. ...I'd like to show Mrs. Reagan the alternatives, which are adult stem cells".
Source: 2007 GOP primary debate, at Reagan library, hosted by MSNBC May 3, 2007

BUDGET & Economy:
Voted YES for the Balanced Budget amendment and Line Item Veto.
The Fiscal Responsibility Act:
A balanced budget/tax limitation amendment and a legislative line-item veto to restore fiscal responsibility to an out-of-control Congress, requiring them to live under the same budget constraints as families and businesses.

Voted YES on amendment banning same sex marriage.
Voted YES on making the Patriot Act permanent.
Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Voted YES on protecting the flag from desecration.
Voted YES on banning gay adoptions.
Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race for college admissions.
Rated 7% by the ACLU

Rated 83% by US COC indicating a pro-business voting record.
Mission statement of the US COC- "To advance human progress through an economic, political and social system based on individual freedom, incentive, initiative, opportunity, and responsibility."


Voted YES to allow prayer in schools during the war on terrorism.
Voted YES to require states to test students.
Voted YES on vouchers.
Sponsored Constitutional Amendment to allow prayer in schools:
"Nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to prohibit individual or group prayer in public schools or other public institutions. No person shall be required by the United States or by any State to participate in prayer . Neither the United States nor any State shall compose the words of any prayer to be said in public schools.

"To secure the people's right to acknowledge God according to the dictates of conscience: Neither the United States nor any State shall establish any official religion, but the people's right to pray and to recognize their religious beliefs, heritage, or traditions on public property, including schools, shall not be infringed. Neither the United States nor any State shall require any person to join in prayer or other religious activity, prescribe school prayers, discriminate against religion, or deny equal access to a benefit on account of religion".

Zero taxes for alternative energy sources.
Voted NO on keeping the moratorium on offshore drilling for oil.
Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refineries.
Voted YES on the Bush Cheney Energy policy.
Voted NO on prohibiting drilling in ANWR.
Voted NO on implementing the Kyoto protocol.
Voted NO on increasing AMTRAK funding by $214million over the existing $900million.
Voted YES on thinning of forests to prevent fires.


Voted YES on reducing the marriage tax
Voted YES on nationwide AMBER alert system.
Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition indicating a pro-family position.
The Families Reinforcement Act:
"Child support enforcement, tax incentives for adoption, strengthening rights of parents in their children’s education, stronger child pornography laws, and an elderly dependent care tax credit to reinforce the central role of families in American society".


Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China.
Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding.
Voted NO on permanent normal trade relations with China.
Voted NO on trading Cuba travel ban for prisoner release.
Voted NO on $156million for 3rd world debt reduction.

and the 2nd Amendment:
Duncan Hunter has an A+ rating from the NRA.


Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare Part D
Voted YES on limiting malpractice lawsuits to $250k
Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs.
Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance.
Voted YES on subsidized private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage.
Voted YES on banning physician assisted suicide.
Voted YES on allowing tax exempt medical savings accounts.
Against socialized medicine.

Strong Pro-military voting record.
"I've been chairman of the Armed Services Committee for the last four years. I've helped to rebuild national defense. We have worked hard to make sure that our people have enough pay, that they've got the ammunition & equipment, while at the same time looking over the horizon to look at the new threat of an emerging China and an Iran that is pursuing nuclear weapons and a Korea that already has some and is moving to get the means for delivery. So a strong national defense is what I would pursue."
Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 commission.
Voted YES to allow commercial airline pilots to carry weapons.
Voted YES on deploying SDI.

Q: Should we change our Constitution to allow men like Mel Martinez, born in Cuba, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, born in Austria, to stand here some night as candidates for president?
HUNTER: (We haven't seen any endorsement yet). ...That's a no.
On the Border...
"In my town of San Diego, we build the border fence. When we built that fence, we had a border out of control, and we built that fence. And it's a double fence. It's not that little scraggly fence you see on CNN with everybody getting over it. We had massive murders on the border, massive illegal immigration, massive importation of drugs. I built that border fence. We brought down the smuggling of people and narcotics by more than 90%. I wrote that law that extends the San Diego fence for 854 miles across AZ, NM, & TX. One way to bring down crime in every state is to have an enforceable border. That means let's build that border fence. When people want to come into this country, let's ask them to knock on the front door".

On the Border Fence:

"If you can climb over my fence, we'll sign you up for the Olympics"

  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR.
The INTERNET and Technology:
Hunter sponsored the Anti-Spamming Act:
Title: "To protect individuals, families, and Internet service providers from unsolicited and unwanted electronic mail".
Voted YES on banning internet gambling by credit card.
Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry.

Strong pro-business growth record.
Voted No on increasing the minimum wage to $7.25/hr.
Voted YES to end offshore tax havens and promote small business
Rated 20% by the AFL-CIO indicating an anti-Union voting record.
Supports Incentives to businesses to create jobs...
The Job Creation and Wage Enhancement Act:
Small business incentives, capital gains cut and indexation, neutral cost recovery, risk assessment/cost-benefit analysis, strengthening the Regulatory Flexibility Act and unfunded mandate reform to create jobs and raise worker wages.

Hunter signed the Contract with America:
"As Republican Members of the House of Representatives and as citizens seeking to join that body, we propose not just to change its policies, but to restore the bounds of trust between the people and their elected representatives. That is why, in this era of official evasion and posturing, we offer instead a detailed agenda for national renewal, a written commitment with no fine print.
    Within the first hundred days of the 104th Congress, we shall bring to the House Floor the following bills, each to be given a full and open debate, each to be given a clear and fair vote, and each to be immediately available this day for public inspection and scrutiny:
  1. The Fiscal Responsibility Act: Balanced budget amendment & line item veto
  2. The Taking Back Our Streets Act: More prisons, more enforcement, more death penalty
  3. The Personal Responsibility Act: Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending
  4. The Families Reinforcement Act: Use tax code to foster families
  5. The American Dream Restoration Act: Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes
  6. The National Security Restoration Act: No US troops under UN command; more defense spending
  7. The Senior Citizens Fairness Act: Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings
  8. The Job Creation and Wage Enhancement Act: Incentives to small businesses
  9. The Common Sense Legal Reforms Act: Limit punitive damages
  10. The Citizen Legislature Act: Term limits on Congress
Further, we will work to enact additional budget savings, beyond the budget cuts specifically included in the legislation above, to ensure that the federal budget will be less than it would have been without the enactment of these bills. Respecting the judgment of our fellow citizens as we seek their mandate for reform, we hereby pledge our names to this Contract with America.
Source: Contract with America 93-CWA1 on Sep 27, 1994

"I don't belong to any organized religion, I'm a Baptist"- Duncan Hunter.

The Senior Citizens Fairness Act:
Raise the Social Security earnings limit, which currently forces seniors out of the workforce; repeal the 1993 tax hikes on Social Security; and provide tax incentives for private long-term care insurance to let older Americans keep more of what they have earned over the years.

Q: You talk about standing up the Iraqi military and that at some point soon they may be able to replace some American troops. The Bush administration has been saying the same thing for four years. Why should we believe that this replacement is going to start happening any time soon?

A: Hunter- Because the Iraqi forces that were running a couple of years ago are standing and fighting. We've got to get all 129 Iraqi battalions into military operations--most of them have been in there by now.

Q: What would you need, as president, to win the war in Iraq?
A: HUNTER- The key to winning in Iraq is standing up the Iraqi military. There are 129 battalions in the Iraqi army. We need to make sure that every one of those battalions moves into an operational setting, gets a 3- or 4-month military operation in a contentious zone. At that point, they can move into the combat field. They can start displacing American units. And America's heavy combat units can rotate out. That's the right way to leave Iraq.
Source: 2007 Republican Debate in South Carolina May 15, 2007

"Right now, Iran is moving equipment into Iraq that is being used to kill Americans. Iran has crossed the line, and the United States has absolute license at this point to take whatever actions are necessary to stop those deadly instruments from being moved across the line, being used in explosives, roadside bombs, inside Iraq.
We should not get to the edge of the cliff on this enrichment of uranium, and plutonium to be used for a nuclear weapon in Iran. The United States needs to move very quickly".
VOTED YES on declaring Iraq part of the war on terror with no exit date.
Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq (and stands behind that vote).
Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo.

Limit welfare to two years and cut welfare spending.
The Personal Responsibility Act:
Discourage illegitimacy and teen pregnancy by prohibiting welfare to minor mothers and denying increased AFDC for additional children while on welfare, cut spending for welfare programs, and enact a tough two-years-and-out provision with work requirements to promote individual responsibility.

Duncan Hunter's complete voting record and quotes on...
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Social Security
Tax Reform

NO OTHER CANDIDATE can claim to represent the "Republican Wing of the Republican Party" more than Duncan Hunter.
So says the Missouri Republican Assembly in their endorsement of Duncan Hunter for President. Why support a pretender just because they are against Hillary Clinton when you can support the real deal and defeat the entire Democrat party.



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