]]]]]]]]]]]    HOW  ANTI-COMMUNIST IS YOUR SENATOR?     [[[[[[[[[[[[[[ 

    The acid test of loving freedom is one's attitude to its arch-
enemies, the Soviets. Never mind what your senator SAYS, does he VOTE 
to oppose communism or oppose it?
     The following six votes (tabulated by the Larry McDonald 
Crusade to Stop Financing Communism) will answer the question. Use it 
to support or throw out your senator.
     A + means voted to OPPOSE, - means voted to HELP Communism,
     a ? means no vote.
     The six issues were the following:

1. BUYING EQUIPMENT FROM COMMUNISTS
   Amendment to allow  Defense Department to purchase Communist 
   merchandise.

During consideration of the defense authorization bill (S1174), Sena-
tor Alan Dixon (D-IL) offered an amendment to allow the Defense De-
partment to buy manual typewriters from Communist Warsaw Pact nations 
which have "most-favored nation" status with the United States. The 
effect would be to provide U.S. dollars to Communists directly from 
the agency most responsible for the defense of the United States. This 
perversion was passed on Sept. 17, 1987 by a vote of 53-41. (Congres-
sional Record, page S12256, roll call 249.) A vote for this measure is 
shown as helping Communism.

2. PROHIBITING US ANTI-SATELLITE WEAPONS TESTS
   Amendment to bar U.S. testing of key defense system.

During consideration of the defense authorization bill, Senator Dan 
Quayle (R-IN) moved to table (kill) an amendment offered by Senator 
John Kerry (D-MA) which would bar the testing of U.S. Anti-Satellite 
(ASAT) weapons in space unless the President certifies that the So-
viets have tested such weapons in space after the bill's enactment 
date. Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC) noted: "For more than a decade, 
the Soviets have had the world's only operational ASAT system. Failure 
to provide a deterrent in kind to this operational  Soviet system 
would perpetuate the existing destabilizing situation in which the 
Soviet Union has an uncontested capability to attack our space sys-
tems..." The motion to table (kill) the amendment was agreed to on 
September 22, 1987 by a vote of 51 to 47. (Congressional Record, page 
S12482, roll call 260.) A vote against killing the Kerry amendment is 
shown as helping Communism.

3.  INF TREATY AND SOVIET CHEATING
Statement that INF Treaty be concluded only if verifiable against 
Soviet cheating.

While considering the defense authorization bill, Senator Alan Dixon 
(D-IL) made a motion to table (kill) the Helms (R-NC) amendment to 
express the sense of the Senate that no treaty with the Soviet Union 
on intermediate-range nuclear-force (INF) missiles should be concluded 
unless it is "unquestionably" verifiable and unless the president 
certifies to Congress that the Soviet Union no longer is violating the 
1972 treaty limiting anti-ballistic missile (ABM) weapons. Such basic 
considerations did not deter the majority of Senators from voting 62-
28 to kill the Helms proposal on Sept. 24, 1987. (Congressional Re-
cord, page S12725, roll call 271.) A vote for killing the Helms amend-
ment is shown as helping Communism.

4.  ABIDING BY SALT II TREATY LIMITS
Amendment forcing U.S. to abide by numerical restrictions of unrati-
fied treaty.

During deliberations on the defense authorization bill, Senator John 
Warner (R-VA) made a motion to table (kill) the Bumpers amendment 
which would require the United States to deploy no more nuclear wea-
pons of certain types than would have been allowed by the never rati-
fied SALT II treaty. Even though the Soviets had test fired two ICBM's 
to previously announced target areas within a few hundred miles of 
Hawaii just two days prior to the vote, on Oct. 1,1987 the Senators 
opted to reject Warner's motion 44-55. (Congressional Record, page 
S13319, roll call 295.) A vote against this motion meant continued 
observation of SALT II limitations and is shown as helping Communism.

5.  Panama Canal Fiasco
Statement that the Senate should not have approved the 1978 treaty and 
that U.S. has the right to defend the Canal under certain conditions.

During consideration of the State Department authorization bill, Sena-
tor Steve Symms (R-ID) proposed an amendment which stated that the 
Senate should not have approved ratification of the Paname Canal trea-
ties in 1978 and that the treaties should be voided unless Panama 
accepts within six months the DeConcini ( D-AZ) reservation to the 
treaties, which gives the United States the right to defend the canal 
after the year 2000. Senator Claiborne Pell (D-RI) then made a motion 
to table (kill) the Symms amendment and the Senate agreed to do so on 
Oct. 7, 1987 by a vote of 59-39. (Congressional Record, page S13694, 
roll call 308.) A vote to kill the Symms amendment is shown as helping 
Communism.

6.  VERITY NOMINATION
Confirmation of avid promoter of increased trade with the Soviets.

The question was whether or not the Senate should confirm C. William 
Verity, vocal advocate of radically expanded sales of U.S. technology 
to the Soviet Union, as Secretary of Commerce. On Oct. 13, 1987 the 
Senate confirmed this nomination by a vote of 84-11. (Congressional 
Record, page S14166, roll call 321.) A vote for confirming Mr. Verity 
to this key post is shown as helping Communism.

STATE/SENATOR    VOTE NO 1 2 3 4 5 6

AL   Heflin (D)          + + - + + -
     Shelby (D)          + + + + + -

AK   Murkovski (R)       - + - + + -
     Stevens (R)         + + ? + + -

AZ   DeConcini (D)       + + + + - +     
     McCain (R)          - + + + + -

AR   Bumpers (D)         - - - - - -
     Pryor (R)           - - - - - -

CA   Cranston (D)        - - - - - -
     Wilson (R)          + + + ? + -
             
CO   Armstrong (R)       - + + + + -
     Wirth (D)           - - - - - -

CT   Dodd (R)            - - - - - ?
     Weicker (R)         + - + - - -

DE   Biden (D)           - - ? - - -
     Roth (R)            - + - + + -

FL   Chiles (D)          + + - + - -
     Graham (D)          - + - - - - 

GA   Fowler (D)          - + - - - -
     Nunn (D)            - + - + - -

HI   Inouye (D)          - - - - - -
     Matsunaga (D)       - - - - - -

ID   McClure (R)         + + + + + -
     Symms (R)           + + + + + -

IL   Dixon (D)           - + - - - +
     Simon (D)           - ? ? - ? ?

IN   Lugar (R)           - + - + - -
     Quayle (R)          + + + + - -

IA   Grassley (R)        + + + + + +
     Harkin (D)          - - - - - -

KS   Dole (R)            - + + + + -
     Kassebaum (R)       - + - + - ?

KY   Ford (D)            + - - - + -
     McConnell (R)       - + ? + + -

LA   Breaux (D)          + - - - + -
     Johnston (D)        - - - - + -

ME   Cohen (R)           + + - - + -
     Mitchell (D)        + - - - - -

MD   Mikulski (D)        - - ? - - -
     Sarbanes (D)        + - - - - -

MA   Kennedy (D)         - - - - - -
     Kerry (D)           - - - - - -

MI   Levin (D)           ? - - - - -
     Riegle (D)          - - - - - -

MN   Boschwitz (R)       + + + + + -
     Durenberger (R)     - - - - - -

MS   Cochtan (R)         + + + + + -
     Stennis (D)         - ? ? + - -

MO   Bond (R)            - + + + + -
     Danforth (R)        - + - + - -

MT   Baucus (D)          - - - - - -
     Melcher (D)         - - - - + -

NE   Exon (D)            - + - - + -
     Karnes (D)          + + + + + -

NV   Hecht (R)           + + + + + -
     Reid (D)            - - - - - +

NH   Humphrey (R)        + + + + + +
     Rudman (R)          + + - + + -

NJ   Bradley (D)         _ _ _ _ _ _
     Lautenberg (D)      ? - - - - -

NM   Bingaman (D)        + - - - - -
     Domenici (R)        + + - + + -

NY   D'Amato (R)         + + - + - +
     Moynihan (D)        - - - - - -

NC   Helms (R)           + + + + + +
     Sanford (D)         - - - - - -

ND   Burdick (D)         - - - - + -
     Conrad (D)          + - + - - -

OH   Glenn (D)           - + - - - -
     Metzenbaum (D)      - - - - - -

OK   Boren (D)           ? + - - + -
     Nickles (R)         + + + + + -

OR   Hatfield (R)        - - - - - -
     Packwood (R)        - + - + ? -

PA   Heinz (R)           ? - - - - -
     Specter (R)         ? - - - - -

RI   Chaffee (R)         - - - - - -
     Pell (D)            - - - - - -

SC   Hollings (D)        + + - + - -
     Thurmond (R)        + + + + + -

SD   Daschle (D)         - - - - - -
     Dressler (R)        + + + + + -

TN   Gore (D)            - - ? - - ?
     Sasser (D)          + - - - - -

TX   Bentsen (D)         - - - - - -
     Gramm (R)           + + + + + -     

UT   Garn (R)            + + + + + -
     Hatch (R)           - + + + + +                

VT   Leahy (D)           - - - - - -
     Stafford (R)        ? - ? - - ?

VA   Trible (R)          + + ? + + -
     Warner (R)          - + - + - -

WA   Adams (D)           - - ? - - -
     Evans (R)           - - - + - -

WV   Byrd (D)            + + - - - - 
     Rockefeller (D)     - - - - - -     

WI   Kasten (R)          + + + + + +
     Proxmire (R)        + - - - - +

WY   Simpson (R)         + + + + + - 
     Wallop (R)          + + + + + +



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