Skip to comments.Guide to Kerry's Voting Record (easy to read version)
Posted on 02/17/2004 11:01:09 AM PST by JulieRNR21Edited on 02/17/2004 11:55:25 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Here it is in black and white folks....Kerry's voting record. Print it out if you want and use it when people defend him on what a "great guy" he is. It is obvious that he cares nothing for the unborn, the military, defense, law & order, tax relief, school choice and many other issues
JOHN KERRY VOTING RECORD:: THE LIST
Voted to federally fund abortions.
Voted against parental consent for minors.
Voted against ban on Partial Birth Abortion (3 times)
Voted against ban on sending money to UN population fund if the money was sent to pay for China forced abortion and sterilization policy.
NARAL lifetime rating of 100%
National Right to Life Committee lifetime rating of 0%
Opposes federal death penalty.
Voted against death penalty for terrorists. (recently flip-flopped in 2002)
Voted against death penalty for drug-related murders.
TAXES & BUDGET
Voted against Bush tax cut and wants to repeal portions of Bush tax cut.
Voted for 1993 Clinton tax hike. (largest in history)
Voted against major tax relief packages at least 10 times.
Voted at least 5 times against balance budget amendments.
Kerry voted at least five times to raid The Social Security Trust Fund.
MILITARY & NATIONAL SECURITY
Voted for 7 major reductions in military funding Voted against Gulf War I (1991).
Voted for Gulf War II (but then criticized and voted against military appropriation for troops).
Voted against MX missile.
Voted against Trident Submarine.
Voted against SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative â Star Wars).
Voted against B-1 and B-2 Stealth Bomber and Fighter.
Favored UN control of US Troops (in the 1970s).
Supported Slashing $2.6 Billion from Intelligence Funding While Serving as a Member of Senate Intel Committee.
Attended a seminar (the so-called "Winter Soldier Investigation) bankrolled by Jane Fonda in Detroit in February 1971 during which 125 self-proclaimed Vietnam veterans testified at a Howard Johnson's about atrocities allegedly committed by our own forces.
Many of the so-called Veterans were frauds and virtually every alleged atrocity was investigated and proven to be false.
FAITH & VALUES
Voted against ban on human cloning.
Voted Against Defense of Marriage Act (to give states option to decide whether to recognize homosexual marriages in other states).
Sent letter to Massachusetts Legislature opposing Constitutional Amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman.
Favors civil unions for homosexuals.
Voted to extend hate crimes protections to homosexuals.
Voted against a constitutional amendment on flag desecration.
Voted against voluntary school prayer.
Voted against voucher pilot program.
Voted against approving a school-choice pilot program
JUDGES, COURTS & LAW
Voted against confirmation of Clarence Thomas for Supreme Court Justice.
Voted against confirmation of Robert Bork for Supreme Court Justice.
Voted against confirmation William Rehnquist as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Voted against confirmation John Ashcroft as US Attorney General.
Voted against punitive damages in products liability cases. As Michael Dukakis Lt. Governor From 1983-1985, Kerry Supported Granting Prison Furloughs To Hundreds Of Massachusetts Inmates.
Against linking Most Favored Nation status to China human rights record.
Voted for Kyoto Protocol on Environment that exempted major Third Word polluters.
Supported Iraq regime change as late as January, 2003.
Now has flipped-flopped For Unilateral nuclear Freeze.
Voted against deployment of INF missiles in Europe.
Leading member of VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against the War)
Attended and conducted anti-war and anti-American protests in the 1970s. Organized the Protests.
Votes with Ted Kennedy an average of 94% of the time.
Received $300,000 contribution from Johnny Chung as directed by Chinese intelligence officer.
Supported Communist Sandinistas and visited with leader Communist Daniel Ortega days before Ortega flew to Moscow and received $200 million in Soviet aid.
Has a lifetime rating of 26% from Citizens Against Government Waste.
Has a lifetime rating of 0% from the National Rifle Association.
Lifetime liberal vote rating of 93% from Americans For Democratic Action (5 points higher than Ted Kennedy).
Voted with the liberal activist group, The League Of Conservation Voters, an average of 95% of the time.
I didn't know they ever voted on it. They voted on a resolution prior to Gore signing it, that was 95-0 against a Kyoto-type agreement. I did not think anyone voted for it.
Who would have thought that Teddy Kennedy was the MOST CONSERVATIVE Senator from Massachuesetts?
Yeah, I know Kerry was sympathetic and wanted a Kyoto type agreement, but he knew the treaty Gore signed was DOA.
I believe this is false.
Unfortunately, we're too polite to use the facts against an adversary.
Monsieur Jean Kerry
I'm an internationalist. I'd like to see our troops dispersed through the world only at the directive of the United Nations. - The Crimson 02/18/1970
A bold progressive internationalism," Kerry. - JK Website
H.R. 3396 (Defense of Marriage Act) Kerry (D-MA), Nay
Signed the Letter Backing Gay Marriage - massequality.org 07/12/02
Kerry said "I think there has been an exaggeration," when asked if the President has overstated the threat of terrorism. - SC Debate 01/29/04
Opposed death penalty until 2002, voted against military action in the 1991 Persian Gulf war.
McCain: Testimony by Kerry and others before Senate Foreign Relations Committee was "the most effective propaganda [my North Vietnamese captors] had to use against us."
May 14, 1973, U.S. News & World Report.
During the height of the Cold War, Kerry opposed the entire strategic modernization effort proposed by President Reagan; the Peacekeeper, B-1 and B-2 bombers, Trident submarine, D-5 missile, and the non-strategic modernization of the defense budget. - Washington Times 01/04