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Former Democratic Representative (PA-5):
Tom Martin on the Issues

Tom Martin on Abortion

  • End the federal “War on Abortion”. (Oct 2006)
  • Anti-Choice zealots shouldn’t outlaw research. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes “Abortion is a woman’s right”. (Oct 2000)

Tom Martin on Budget & Economy

  • It’s the spending, stupid!. (Oct 2006)
  • Return to precious metal standard; end Federal reserve. (Oct 2006)

Tom Martin on Civil Rights

  • Marriage is up to the individuals, including gays. (Oct 2006)
  • Flag burning is protected (but stupid) speech. (Oct 2006)
  • Govt. should be color-blind; end affirmative action. (Oct 2006)
  • For Gay rights, because they are citizens. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports “Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws”. (Oct 2000)
  • Opposes requiring companies to hire more minorities. (Oct 2000)

Tom Martin on Corporations

No stance on record.

Tom Martin on Crime

  • Mandatory sentencing takes jail space from real criminals. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2000)
  • Oppose mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Oct 2000)

Tom Martin on Drugs

  • The Drug war on the Constitution is insane. (Oct 2006)
  • Legalize marijuana and tax it. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes “Drug use is immoral”. (Oct 2000)

Tom Martin on Education

  • Separate school and state. (Oct 2006)
  • No School Prayer Amendment. (Oct 2006)
  • Vouchers will make better public schools. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports parents choosing schools via vouchers. (Oct 2000)

Tom Martin on Energy & Oil

  • Global Warming is inconclusive. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes spending resources to stop Global Warming. (Oct 2000)

Tom Martin on Environment

  • Sell off federal assets, including National parks. (Oct 2006)

Tom Martin on Families & Children

  • Can’t replace family & church with government. (Oct 2006)

Tom Martin on Foreign Policy

  • End foreign aid; exit the UN. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports linking Human Rights to trade with China. (Oct 2000)
  • Opposes continuing Foreign Aid to Russia, Israel, & others. (Oct 2000)

Tom Martin on Free Trade

  • Open trade policy without NAFTA or WTO. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes expanding Free Trade. (Oct 2000)

Tom Martin on Government Reform

  • 2,000 signatures for major parties; 67,000 for 3rd parties? (Nov 2006)
  • Limiting ballot access is a monopoly tactic by Dems & GOP. (Oct 2006)
  • Remove citizens campaign donation limits. (Oct 2006)

Tom Martin on Gun Control

  • Gun restrictions are unconstitutional. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports absolute right to gun ownership. (Oct 2000)

Tom Martin on Health Care

  • Make the FDA advisory, not regulatory. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes More Federal Funding for Health Coverage. (Oct 2000)

Tom Martin on Homeland Security

  • There is nothing Patriotic about the Patriot Act. (Oct 2006)
  • Build missile defense & focus on defense. (Oct 2006)
  • Assassinate evil leaders instead of targeting the people. (Oct 2006)
  • Keep out of wars, rather than police the world. (Oct 2006)
  • War on Terror is Orwellian propaganda. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports more spending on Armed Forces personnel. (Oct 2000)
  • Neutral on spending on Missile Defense (“Star Wars”). (Oct 2000)

Tom Martin on Immigration

  • No red carpet; immigrants must earn their keep. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports “Immigration helps our economy-encourage it”. (Oct 2000)

Tom Martin on Jobs

  • Minimum wage is Government coercion. (Oct 2006)

Tom Martin on Principles & Values

  • Fiscally conservative and socially liberal. (Oct 2006)
  • Basic principle: Government needs to be smaller. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes Organized Prayer In Public Schools. (Oct 2000)

Tom Martin on Social Security

  • Social Security is a pyramid scheme; privatize it. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports privatizing Social Security. (Oct 2000)

Tom Martin on Tax Reform

  • Abolish income tax & replace it with nothing. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports making income tax flatter & lower. (Oct 2000)

Tom Martin on War & Peace

  • The war in Iraq was a massive mistake. (Oct 2006)

Tom Martin on Welfare & Poverty

  • Religious charities should handle welfare. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports allowing churches to provide welfare services. (Oct 2000)