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2016 Democratic contenders:
Joe Biden
(Vice President)
Lincoln Chafee
(Governor Lincoln Chafee,RI)
Hillary Clinton
(Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,and NY Senator)
Martin O`Malley
(Governor Martin O`Malley,MD)
Bernie Sanders
(Vermont Senator)
Elizabeth Warren
(Senator,MA)
James Webb
(Former Senator,VA)

2016 Republican contenders:
Jeb Bush
(Former Florida Governor)
Ben Carson
(Tea Party favorite and M.D.)
Chris Christie
(New Jersey Governor)
Ted Cruz
(Texas Senator)
Carly Fiorina
(California CEO)
Jim Gilmore
(Former Virginia Governor)
Lindsey Graham
(South Carolina Senator)
Mike Huckabee
(Former Arkansas Governor)
Bobby Jindal
(Louisiana Governor)
John Kasich
(Former Ohio Governor)
Sarah Palin
(Former Alaska Governor)
George Pataki
(Former N.Y. Governor)
Rand Paul
(Kentucky Senator)

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Darrell Castle on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Abortion isn't about a woman's choice. (Oct 2016)
  • Only candidate of any party that is 100% pro-life. (Oct 2016)
  • Defund Planned Parenthood as a first priority. (Aug 2016)
Darrell Castle on Budget & Economy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Market-led recovery better than stimulus. (Oct 2016)
  • End the Federal Reserve. (Oct 2016)
  • Lower taxes, lower regulations, and lower spending. (Oct 2016)
  • Don't bailout financial giants; just let them fail. (May 2016)
Darrell Castle on Civil Rights
Click here for 2 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • No government restrictions like affirmative actions. (Oct 2016)
  • No same sex marriage; no gender neutral bathrooms. (Oct 2016)
Darrell Castle on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Darrell Castle on Crime
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  • Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime. (Oct 2016)
  • No police body cameras; yes juvenile solitary confinement. (Aug 2016)
Darrell Castle on Drugs
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  • Marijuana is not a gateway drug. (Oct 2016)
  • No one should go to prison for having a joint. (Sep 2016)
  • Advocate of decriminalizing possession. (May 2016)
Darrell Castle on Education
Click here for 2 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
  • No federal vouchers because no federal role in education. (Oct 2016)
  • Stop using the education system to corrupt our children. (Oct 2016)
Darrell Castle on Energy & Oil
Click here for 4 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Don't prioritize green energy. (Oct 2016)
  • No government action on climate change, and fracking ok. (Aug 2016)
  • Buying Saudi oil forces US to deals with oppressive monarchs. (May 2016)
  • Develop our own petroleum first; then green technology. (May 2016)
Darrell Castle on Environment
Click here for 2 full quotes on Environment OR other candidates on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Society should not bear costs of pollution. (Oct 2016)
  • Property rights under assault by "Sustainable Development". (Sep 2016)
Darrell Castle on Families & Children
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  • No federal role in defining marital relationships. (Oct 2016)
Darrell Castle on Foreign Policy
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  • Opposes American Exceptionalism. (Oct 2016)
  • Withdraw from the United Nations. (Oct 2016)
  • Christians might not like it, but let Israel defend itself. (Aug 2016)
Darrell Castle on Free Trade
Click here for 4 full quotes on Free Trade OR other candidates on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Support free trade, but rescind trade AGREEMENTS. (Oct 2016)
  • Trans Pacific Partnership is not about free trade. (May 2016)
  • Repeal NAFTA. (May 2016)
  • Tariffs instead of trade agreements. (Apr 2016)
Darrell Castle on Government Reform
Click here for 2 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Voter registration should be as simple as possible. (Oct 2016)
  • Require photo ID, to prevent voter fraud. (Aug 2016)
Darrell Castle on Gun Control
Click here for 2 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Absolute right to gun ownership. (Oct 2016)
  • People in gun free enclaves cower, unarmed. (Sep 2016)
Darrell Castle on Health Care
Click here for 3 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Strongly opposes ObamaCare expansion. (Oct 2016)
  • Government should not be involved in healthcare. (Aug 2016)
  • ObamaCare is unconstitutional; rescind it. (Apr 2016)
Darrell Castle on Homeland Security
Click here for 3 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other candidates on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Reluctantly expand the military. (Oct 2016)
  • Withdraw from NATO; it's unaffordable & no longer useful. (May 2016)
  • Maintain a strong, state-of-the-art military. (Apr 2016)
Darrell Castle on Immigration
Click here for 4 full quotes on Immigration OR other candidates on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • No pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens. (Oct 2016)
  • No asylum & no path to citizenship. (Oct 2016)
  • Stop ALL immigration until we can vet immigrants. (Sep 2016)
  • Libertarians favor open borders; Constitutionalists don't. (May 2016)
Darrell Castle on Jobs
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  • Let private business decide pay equity & family leave. (Aug 2016)
Darrell Castle on Principles & Values
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  • Keep God in the public sphere. (Oct 2016)
  • Started Christian organization for gypsy children in Romania. (Sep 2016)
  • Defend religious liberties regardless of the forum. (Apr 2016)
Darrell Castle on Social Security
Click here for 2 full quotes on Social Security OR other candidates on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Privatize system after returning money to those in system. (Oct 2016)
  • Allow withdrawing Soc. Sec. funds for transfer into an IRA. (Apr 2016)
Darrell Castle on Tax Reform
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  • Reduce taxes on the wealthy. (Oct 2016)
  • Apportion federal taxes to states by census, not by income. (Oct 2016)
Darrell Castle on Technology
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  • UN globalization observes every human being electronically. (May 2016)
Darrell Castle on War & Peace
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  • Avoid foreign entanglements. (Oct 2016)
  • I don't see why it's any of our business who runs Syria. (Oct 2016)
Darrell Castle on Welfare & Poverty
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abortion isn't about a woman's choice: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Only candidate of any party that is 100% pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Defund Planned Parenthood as a first priority: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No government restrictions like affirmative actions: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Let private business decide pay equity & family leave: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
No federal role in defining marital relationships: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No same sex marriage; no gender neutral bathrooms: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Keep God in the public sphere: Strongly Favors topic 4
Started Christian organization for gypsy children in Romania: Favors topic 4
Christians might not like it, but let Israel defend itself: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Defend religious liberties regardless of the forum: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly opposes ObamaCare expansion: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Government should not be involved in healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is unconstitutional; rescind it: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Privatize system after returning money to those in system: Favors topic 6
Allow withdrawing Soc. Sec. funds for transfer into an IRA: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No federal vouchers because no federal role in education: Neutral on topic 7
Stop using the education system to corrupt our children: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(-3 points on Social scale)
Society should not bear costs of pollution: Opposes topic 8
Property rights under assault by "Sustainable Development": Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime: Opposes topic 9
No police body cameras; yes juvenile solitary confinement: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Absolute right to gun ownership: Strongly Favors topic 10
People in gun free enclaves cower, unarmed: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce taxes on the wealthy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Apportion federal taxes to states by census, not by income: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
No pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No asylum & no path to citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Stop ALL immigration until we can vet immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Libertarians favor open borders; Constitutionalists don't: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support free trade, but rescind trade AGREEMENTS: Favors topic 13
Trans Pacific Partnership is not about free trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Repeal NAFTA: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Tariffs instead of trade agreements: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes American Exceptionalism: Opposes topic 14
Withdraw from the United Nations: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Reluctantly expand the military: Favors topic 15
Withdraw from NATO; it's unaffordable & no longer useful: Opposes topic 15
Maintain a strong, state-of-the-art military: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voter registration should be as simple as possible: Favors topic 16
Require photo ID, to prevent voter fraud: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Avoid foreign entanglements: Favors topic 17
I don't see why it's any of our business who runs Syria: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Don't prioritize green energy: Opposes topic 18
No government action on climate change, and fracking ok: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Buying Saudi oil forces US to deals with oppressive monarchs: Favors topic 18
Develop our own petroleum first; then green technology: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Marijuana is not a gateway drug: Opposes topic 19
No one should go to prison for having a joint: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Advocate of decriminalizing possession: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Market-led recovery better than stimulus: Strongly Opposes topic 20
End the Federal Reserve: Opposes topic 20
Lower taxes, lower regulations, and lower spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Don't bailout financial giants; just let them fail: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Darrell Castle is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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